Top 100 Authors of All Time!

As voted on by regular people, according to thebest100lists.com, an ongoing online poll. This list is as of 2/15
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Author
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William Shakespeare
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Charles Dickens
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
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J.R.R. Tolkien
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Leo Tolstoy
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Ernest Hemingway
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Jane Austen
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George Orwell
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John Steinbeck
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Mark Twain
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James Joyce
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C.S. Lewis
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Alexandre Dumas
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Edgar Allen Poe
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F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Oscar Wilde
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Kurt Vonnegut
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Franz Kafka
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J.K. Rowling
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William Faulkner
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Stephen King
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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J.D. Salinger
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Vladimir Nabokov
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Homer
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Victor Hugo
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Charlotte Brontë
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Agatha Christie
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Ayn Rand
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Robert Louis Stevenson
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Virginia Woolf
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Albert Camus
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Douglas Adams
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Thomas Hardy
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Herman Melville
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Dante Alighieri
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Harper Lee
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Joseph Conrad
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Jack Kerouac
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Emily Brontë
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Marcel Proust
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Jules Verne
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W. Somerset Maugham
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Roald Dahl
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Philip Pullman
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Aldous Huxley
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Anton Chekhov
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Jack London
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H.G. Wells
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Arthur Conan Doyle
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Terry Pratchett
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Ray Bradbury
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Paulo Coelho
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John Milton
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Henry Miller
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Dr. Seuss
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George Eliot
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Jodi Picoult
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Khalid Hosseini
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Hunter S. Thompson
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John Grisham
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Henry David Thoreau
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Ian McEwan
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Joseph Heller
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Miguel de Cervantes
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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John Irving
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H.P. Lovecraft
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Salman Rushdie
70
Plato
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Isaac Asimov
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Thomas Mann
73
Nicolas Sparks
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Rudyard Kipling
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Bram Stoker
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Author
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Cormac McCarthy
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Sylvia Plath
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Jean Paul Sarte
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Jorge Luis Borges
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Orson Scott Card
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Nikolai Gogol
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Honoré de Balzac
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Graham Greene
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D.H. Lawrence
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Charles Bukowski
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Chuck Palahniuk
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Friedrich Nietzsche
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
90
Dan Brown
91
Toni Morrison
92
Margaret Atwood
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Emily Dickinson
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Gustave Flaubert
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Mikail Bulgakov
96
Edith Wharton
97
Evelyn Waugh
98
Samuel Beckett
99
Sidney Sheldon
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William Blake
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Level 80
Feb 8, 2015
"Salman", not "Slaman". "Leo", not "Loe". "Sidney", not "Sydney".
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Level 73
Feb 9, 2015
Oops. Don't make quizzes after midnight, kids.
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Level 68
Feb 9, 2015
The quiz is not accepting Dickens when I type it.
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Level 29
Jun 27, 2016
Spelled Jean-Paul Sartre wrong. Nice quiz regardless, though.
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Level 75
Dec 20, 2017
Really fun quiz!
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Level 78
Feb 21, 2019
JK Rowling makes the list? Harry Potter, childrens books! What about Mario Puzo, John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum?
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Level 56
May 23, 2019
Oh no, we'd better take Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Dr Seuss off the list too! In all seriousness though, children's literature requires just as much skill to write as adult's literature.
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Level 49
May 7, 2020
No type-in for Bronte?
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Level 73
Nov 19, 2020
There's more than one Brontë, so no.