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List of famous authors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top authors in the world? This includes the most prominent authors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable authors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic authors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned authors.

List people include Britney Spears, Bob Dylan and many additional people as well.

From reputable, prominent, and well known authors to the lesser known authors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the author field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous authors ever?" and "What are the names of famous authors?" then you're in the right place. (1646 items)
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Britney Jean Spears is an American singer and actress. Born in McComb, Mississippi, and raised in Kentwood, Louisiana, she performed acting roles in stage productions and television shows as a child before signing with Jive Records in 1997. Spears's first and second studio albums, ...Baby One More Time and Oops!... I Did It Again, became international successes, with the former becoming the best-selling album by a teenage solo artist. Title tracks "...Baby One More Time" and "Oops!... I Did It Again" broke international sales records. In 2001, Spears released her self-titled third studio album, Britney, and played the starring role in the film Crossroads. She assumed creative control of her ...more

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Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. He served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 until 2004. Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. Raised largely in Hawaii, Obama also spent one year of his childhood in Washington State and four years in Indonesia. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In ...more

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Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was ...more

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Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Authors
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Alicia Silverstone is an American actress, producer, author, and activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. She starred in the 1995 sleeper hit Clueless and in the big-budget 1997 film Batman & Robin, in which she played Batgirl. She has continued to act in film and television and on stage. A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book titled The Kind Diet. ...more

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