Famous Male Novelists

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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 2014. Ferguson began hosting the syndicated Celebrity Name Game in September 2014. After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he found success in the role of Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show. He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 56

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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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 scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1812-1870)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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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 fiction. He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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