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List of famous novelists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top novelists in the world? This includes the most prominent novelists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable novelists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic novelists 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 novelists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known novelists to the lesser known novelists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the novelist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous novelists ever?" and "What are the names of famous novelists?" then you're in the right place. (1169 items)

Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which ...more

Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia. She is also known for her bestselling novel ...more

Ayn Rand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a ...more

Carl Sagan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Carl Sagan appeared in the 2012 documentary film Beyond Expression Bright.

Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Novelists
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 ...more

Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 ...more

Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for ...more

Albert Camus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Albert Camus was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay "The ...more

Alice Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. ...more

Anne Rice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature. She is perhaps best known for her popular and influential series of novels, The Vampire Chronicles, revolving around the ...more

Ben Elton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Benjamin Charles "Ben" Elton is an English comedian, author, playwright, actor and director. He was a part of London's alternative comedy movement of the 1980s and became a writer on ...more

Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Alan Moore is an English writer primarily known for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell. Frequently described as the best graphic novel writer in history, ...more

August Strindberg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four ...more

C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Born ...more

Billy Dee Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Novelists
William December "Billy Dee" Williams, Jr. is an American actor, artist, singer, and writer best known for his role as Lando Calrissian, as well as acting in the movies Brian's Song, ...more

Aleister Crowley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley was a British occultist, writer and mystic. He is perhaps best known today for his occult writings, especially The Book of the Law, the central ...more

Aiden Shaw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Aiden Shaw is a British author, musician, model and former gay film actor.

Aldous Huxley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family. He was best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, and ...more

Carl Sandburg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor who won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime, Sandburg was ...more

Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four ...more

Anthony Burgess is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Novelists
John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, ...more

Ben Hecht is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Ben Hecht was an American screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, journalist and novelist. He received screen credits, alone or in collaboration, for the stories or screenplays of some ...more

Brian Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy is an Irish singer-songwriter and author, who is known for his ballads, and has represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. He is the younger brother of ...more

Bram Stoker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and ...more

Andrew Holleran is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Novelists
Eric Garber is a writer.