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Literature Famous Catholic Authors

Walter Graves
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A list of famous Catholic authors, especially those who present Catholic themes in their writing. All eras and types of Catholics have been listed including converts, as well as members of the clergy. With the introduction of the Nook, Kindle, and iPad with iBooks, reading is hot again. The Catholic authors on this list wrote everything from novels to non-fiction, to poetry and screenplays. This list is intended to help long-time readers, and newcomers alike with discovering (and rediscovering) some of the best Catholic authors of all time.

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Aidan Nichols is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Aidan Nichols The Service of Glory, Abortion and Martyrdom, The theology of Joseph Ratzinger

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Alexander Pope is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Alexander Pope The Dunciad, Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus, The Rape of the Lock

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Alfred Noyes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Alfred Noyes The Highwayman, Dick Turpin's Ride, The prayer for peace

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Alice Meynell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Alice Meynell Essays, Childhood, Mary

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Alice Thomas Ellis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Alice Thomas Ellis The 27th Kingdom

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Allen Tate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Allen Tate Three commentaries, Collected Poems, 1919-1976

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Andrew Greeley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Andrew Greeley Confessions of a Parish Priest: An Autobiography, Ethnicity, Irish Cream

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Anna Hanson Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Anna Hanson Dorsey The Flemmings

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Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Anne Rice The Queen of the Damned, Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Armand

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Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange, Inside Mr. Enderby, Joysprick

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Auberon Waugh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Auberon Waugh Crash the Ash, Will This Do?: An Autobiography, The Way of the World

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Barry Lopez is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Barry Lopez Arctic Dreams, Barry Lopez, Interview

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Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Bernadette Devlin McAliskey The price of my soul

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Brainard Cheney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Brainard Cheney This is Adam

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Brian Coffey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Brian Coffey The face of fear

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Brian Friel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Brian Friel Dancing at Lughnasa, Philadelphia, Here I Come!

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Bruce Marshall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Bruce Marshall The stooping Venus, To Every Man a Penny, The Divided Lady

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Carol Zaleski is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Carol Zaleski Otherworld journeys, The life of the world to come

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Caroline Gordon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Caroline Gordon The women on the porch, Aleck Maury, sportsman

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Christopher Dawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Christopher Dawson Die wahre Einheit der europa╠łischen Kultur, eine geschichtliche Untersuchung, Enquiries into religion and culture

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Christopher Derrick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Christopher Derrick Trimming the ark, Honest love and human life: is the Pope right about contraception?, Light of revelation and non-Christians

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Colm Toibin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Colm Toibin

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Coventry Patmore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Coventry Patmore The Unknown Eros, The rod, the root

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Craig Paterson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Craig Paterson

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D.B. Wyndham-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
D.B. Wyndham-Lewis

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Dame Edith Sitwell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Dame Edith Sitwell

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Dame Muriel Spark is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Dame Muriel Spark

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David Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
David Jones Letters to William Hayward, David Jones, inscriptions

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David Lodge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
David Lodge How Far Can You Go?, Thinks ..., The Art of Fiction

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Dean Koontz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Dean Koontz Watchers, Intensity, Phantoms

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Donald E. Westlake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Donald E. Westlake The Hot Rock, Mystery the American Way, Edgar Award Winners Collection

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Dorothy Day is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Dorothy Day From Union Square to Rome, The Long Loneliness, Loaves and fishes

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E. J. Dionne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
E. J. Dionne They only look dead, Why Americans Hate Politics

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Edward Maurer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Edward Maurer

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Elena Maria Vidal is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Elena Maria Vidal Trianon, Madame Royale

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Elizabeth Anscombe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Elizabeth Anscombe

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Elizabeth Inchbald is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Elizabeth Inchbald Wives as they were, and maids as they are, The wise man of the East

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Ellen Tarry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Ellen Tarry Saint Katharine Drexel, The runaway elephant, My dog Rinty

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Elmore Leonard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Elmore Leonard LaBrava, Get Shorty, Maximum Bob

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Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn Liberty or equality, Narrenschiff auf Linkskurs, Moskau 1997

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Ernest Dowson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Ernest Dowson The Pierrot of the minute, A Comedy of Masks, Adrian Rome

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Ernest Hemingway The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Evelyn Waugh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Evelyn Waugh Brideshead Revisited, A Handful of Dust, Decline and Fall

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Tales of the Jazz Age

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F. X. Toole is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
F. X. Toole

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Father Robert S. Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Father Robert S. Smith

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Felicitas Corrigan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Felicitas Corrigan Helen Waddell, The Saints, Humanly Speaking

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Brian O'Nolan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Brian O'Nolan At Swim-Two-Birds, The Third Policeman, The Hard Life: An Exegesis of Squalor

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Flannery O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Flannery O'Connor Wise Blood, The Violent Bear It Away, Everything That Rises Must Converge

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Francis A. Marzen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Catholic Authors
Francis A. Marzen