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The Best Jewish Authors

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Jewish authors and writers. Vote up the best authors who are Jewish.
Some of history’s most influential and beloved novels and other writings were written by Jewish authors. Who wasn’t impacted by The Diary of a Young Girl, Amadeus, The Pianist, The Giving Tree, Where the Wild Things Are, The Chosen, or The Crucible? Who are the best Jewish authors? Vote up the best authors below to see how they rank.
 
The Jewish authors on this list have written some of the most beloved works of all time, telling stories we love to read to our children, stories that make us grateful for the ones we love, and stories that compel us to see the world through more compassionate eyes and motivate us to be the best versions of ourselves. Some of their stories are simply engaging and fun to read as well.
 
This list has been ranked by the community and features the best Jewish authors of all time including, Anne Frank, Franz Kafka, Karl Marx, Joseph Heller, Arthur Miller, Shel Silverstein, Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Michael Chabon, and Tom Stoppard. Vote up the best Jewish writers below and see where the authors you think are the best rank.
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  • 1
    The Winds of War, The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War
  • Sholem Aleichem
    2
    Fiddler on the Roof, Wandering Stars, Hunakkah Lights
  • Arthur Miller
    3
    The Crucible, The Misfits, Death of a Salesman
  • J. D. Salinger
    4
    The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories
  • Joseph Heller
    5
    Catch-22, Something Happened
  • Leon Uris
    6
    Exodus, Mila 18, QB VII
  • Ayn Rand
    7
    Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, The Fountainhead
  • Władysław Szpilman
    8
    The Pianist: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
  • Neil Simon
    9
    The Good Doctor, Biloxi Blues, Lost in Yonkers
  • Marcel Proust
    10
    In Search of Lost Time, The Prisoner, The Fugitive
  • Franz Kafka
    11
    The Metamorphosis, The Trial, The Castle
  • Anne Frank
    12
    The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Lillian Hellman
    13
    The Children's Hour, Watch on the Rhine, The Chase
  • Peter Shaffer
    14
    Five Finger Exercise, Amadeus, Equus
  • Leonard Cohen
    15
    Beautiful Losers, I Am a Hotel, Jeux de dames
  • Maurice Sendak
    16
    Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There
  • Primo Levi
    17
    The Periodic Table, The Drowned and the Saved, If Not Now
  • Bernard Malamud
    18
    The Natural, The Fixer
  • Mordecai Richler
    19
    Fun with Dick and Jane, Fun with Dick and Jane, Room at the Top
  • Clarice Lispector
    20
    The Hour of the Star, The Passion According to G.H., Un apprentissage
  • Isaac Babel
    21
    Konarmiia, The Odessa Tales, You Must Know Everything
  • Judy Blume
    22
    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Nora Ephron
    23
    Wallflower at the Orgy, Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women, I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman
  • Alex Borstein
    24
    Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Family Guy: It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One
  • Judith Viorst
    25
    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good