His most popular creation was the hard-boiled detective Mike Hammer
One that writes or composes a literary work.
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.
Truman Capote's first novel was Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948), which described life in the deep south and the homosexual awakenings of a young boy. His other writings include The Grass Harp, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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
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
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.
Charles Dickens, sometimes with humour, sometimes with pathos, vividly illustrated the plight of the urban poor and the injustice prevalent at the time
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.
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
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.
The Harry Potter books have sold in their hundreds of millions and have been translated into over 60 languages.
Futurist and science fiction writer. His most famous novel: 2001: A Space Odissey. 16 Dec 1917, Minehead, Somerset - 19 Mar 2008, Sri Lanka
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.
American writer who won awards in three careers—a Broadway playwright, a Hollywood TV and movie screenwriter, and a best-selling novelist.
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
His books (e.g. Jurassic Park) have sold over 150 million copies worldwide. His works were usually based on the action genre and heavily feature technology. Many of his future history novels have medical or scientific underpinnings, reflecting his medical training and science background. b. 23 October 1942 (Chicago, Illinois, USA) d. 4 November 2008 (Los Angeles, California)
Economist served the administrations of Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and Johnson; 1908-2006
1st Jan 1919 - 27th Jan 2010, American, the initials stand for Jerome David, known for his 1951 novel 'The Catcher in the Rye'
Russian born, 1905, novelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter
Author of "On the Road", generally considered the father of the Beat movement; 1922-1969
Conservative philosophy and spy novels; 1925-2008
Prolific writer, 1789-1851
Poet and essayist, 1803-1882
Well known by his pen name, Mark Twain; d. 1910
Hard-boiled detective novels, creator of Sam Spade; 1894-1961
B. 1937; author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
D. 2012. Sci-Fi. The Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451 & wrote the script for movies such as Moby Dick.
Gone With the Wind (1900-1949)
Nobel Prize laureate (1902-1968)
Journals, essays, short stories and erotica (1903-1977)
English author of Animal Farm and 1984 (1903-1950)
English novelist, biographer and travel writer (1903-1966)
Best known for her novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged (1905-1982)
Existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist (1905-1980)
Most known as playwright but also authored novels and poems
Popular sci-fi writer (1907-1988)
English creator of James Bond (1908-1964)