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Famous Male Novelists

Updated June 8, 2017 11.1k views994 items

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?"
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  • Craig Ferguson
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    Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author, and actor. He hosted the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–17), for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) on History. He was also the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–14). In 2017 he released a web show with his wife Megan, titled Couple Thinkers. It ran for six episodes from 9 October 2017. It is available on YouTube. After starting his career in the UK with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the U.S. where he appeared in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show...  more
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Springburn, United Kingdom

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  • Charles Dickens
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    Charles John Huffam Dickens (; 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.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...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1812-1870)
    • Birthplace: Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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  • Carl Sagan
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    Carl Edward Sagan (; November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. His best known scientific contribution is research on extraterrestrial life, including experimental demonstration of the production of amino acids from basic chemicals by radiation. Sagan assembled the first physical messages sent into space: the Pioneer plaque and the Voyager Golden Record, universal messages that could potentially be understood by any extraterrestrial intelligence that might...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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  • Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and more than fifty short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction. Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels. One of Doyle's early short stories, "J. Habakuk...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1859-1930)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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