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List of famous male novelists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male novelists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being novelists. There are thousand of males working as novelists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic novelists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a novelist then the people below should give you inspiration.

People on this list include Ahmed Alaidy and Ikuma Arishima.

While this isn't a list of all male novelists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male novelists?" and "Who are the best male novelists?"
Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Novelists
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Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist, Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game, Kick-Ass, Saving Grace

Also Ranked

#43 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#18 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#89 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#16 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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Charles Dickens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Novelists
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1812-1870)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Profession: Novelist, Author, Writer, Playwright

Credits: A Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Oliver!, Great Expectations

Also Ranked

#4 on The Best Writers of All Time

#2 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#62 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#74 on The Most Influential People of All Time

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Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Novelists
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Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Physicist, Novelist, Scientist, Author, Writer, + more

Credits: Contact, Cosmos, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, The Earth Day Special

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Novelists
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1859-1930)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Politician, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Lost World, Young Sherlock Holmes

Also Ranked

#16 on The Best Writers of All Time

#17 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#77 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#12 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

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