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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
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 ...more
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Authors
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 ...more
Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Authors
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 ...more
Alicia Silverstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Authors
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 ...more
Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Authors
William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from ...more
Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Authors
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the ...more
Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Authors
William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The ...more
Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Authors
Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public ...more
Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Authors
William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as ...more
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Authors
William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by ...more
Chelsea Handler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Authors
Chelsea Handler has become one of entertainmentÂ’s most sought-after and versatile rising stars. In July 2007, Handler broke into the world of late night talk shows with her E! series, Chelsea ...more
Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Authors
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the ...more
Betty White is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Authors
Betty White Ludden, known professionally as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, author, producer, radio host, singer, and television personality. In 2013, the Guinness World Records ...more
Chris Jericho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Authors
Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his ...more
Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Authors
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Authors
Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more
Cheryl Ladd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Authors
Cheryl Ladd is an American actress, singer and author. Ladd is best known for her role as Kris Munroe in the television series Charlie's Angels, hired amid a swirl of publicity prior to its ...more
Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Authors
Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the ...more
Alan Cumming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Authors
Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of ...more
Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Authors
Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more
Barbara Walters is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Authors
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows Today and The View, the television news magazine 20/20, ...more
Craig Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Authors
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 ...more
Bethenny Frankel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Authors
Bethenny Frankel is an American reality television personality, talk show host, author, and entrepreneur. She founded Skinnygirl Cocktails, authored four self-help books and hosted the talk ...more
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Authors
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more
Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Authors
Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler ...more