writers List of Famous Authors

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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 ...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 ...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 ...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. ...more

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