American writer who won awards in three careersâ€”a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist.
In 1962 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath, published in 1939 and the novella Of Mice and Men, published in 1937. In all, he wrote twenty-five books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and several collections of short stories.
The Harry Potter books have sold in their hundreds of millions and have been translated into over 60 languages.
Edgar Allan Poe's notable works include: the Gothic Romance 'The Fall of the House of Usher'(1840), which he wrote for Burton's Gentleman's Magazine; 'The Raven' (1845); and The Murders in The Rue Morgue'(1841) regarded by many as the first English language detective story.
Anne Frank's diary was published in 1947 in the Netherlands under the title Het Achterhuis (in English: 'The Annex'). The diary has been translated into more than 50 languages and sold millions of copies
One of the most successful Cornish novelists of all time. Her best-known work, Rebecca (1938), is a literary classic and was the inspiration for an Oscar-winning film.
Charles Dickens, sometimes with humour, sometimes with pathos, vividly illustrated the plight of the urban poor and the injustice prevalent at the time
She made a name for herself in the early 1980s with The Stud and The Bitch. She is the younger sister of actress Joan Collins. Each of Collins' twenty-six novels have been on the New York Times bestsellers list.
Agatha Christie started writing fiction and her first published book was The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Numerous other books followed, many featuring the detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple
Barbara Cartland published her first novel, Jigsaw when she was 21. It was the first of many books - well over 600. She wrote mainly romantic love stories aimed at female readers, but also produced lifestyle books
The four novels ,Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma, published in her lifetime did not carry Jane Austen's name. The other two novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published after her death with a biographical note on Jane Austen written by her brother, Henry.
One that writes or composes a literary work.
D.2018. Author of The Right Stuff.
D. 2018. Science fiction, fantasy and children's author. Earthsea, The Dispossessed, The Left Hand of Darkness.
English crime writer known for her detective novels starring police commander and poet Adam Dalgliesh
American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military science stories of the Cold War; his most famous book became the hit movie "Hunt for the Red October"
D. 2016 To Kill a Mockingbird
English creator of James Bond (1908-1964)
Popular sci-fi writer (1907-1988)
Most known as playwright but also authored novels and poems
Existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist (1905-1980)
Best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged (1905-1982)
English author of Animal Farm and 1984 (1903-1950)
Nobel Prize laureate (1902-1968)
Gone With the Wind (1900-1949)
D. 2012. Sci-Fi. The Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451 & wrote the script for movies such as Moby Dick.
Hard-boiled detective novels, creator of Sam Spade; 1894-1961
Well known by his pen name, Mark Twain; d. 1910
Poet and essayist, 1803-1882
Prolific writer, 1789-1851
Conservative philosophy and spy novels; 1925-2008
Author of "On the Road", generally considered the father of the Beat movement; 1922-1969
Russian born, 1905, novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter
1st Jan 1919 - 27th Jan 2010, American, the initials stand for Jerome David, known for his 1951 novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'
Economist served the administrations of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Johnson; 1908-2006
Also historian and Nobel Laureate. This literary giant's writings exposed the oppressive regime of Soviet Communism. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970. b. 11 Dec 1918, d. 3 August 2008
Futurist and science fiction writer. His most famous novel: 2001: A Space Odissey. 16 Dec 1917, Minehead, Somerset - 19 Mar 2008, Sri Lanka
His most popular creation was the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer