Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin

20 September 1948

American

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

British

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

American

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

British,Welsh

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

British

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

American

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

American

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

British

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

American

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

Canadian

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

American

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

American

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Ian FlemingIan Fleming

28 May 1908

British

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

American

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Canadian

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

British

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

American

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami

12 January 1949

Japanese

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David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace

21 February 1962

American

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

German,American

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury

22 August 1920

American

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick

16 December 1928

American

Harper LeeHarper Lee

28 April 1926

American

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison

18 February 1931

American

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John GrishamJohn Grisham

08 February 1955

American

Gore VidalGore Vidal

03 October 1925

American

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho

24 August 1947

Brazilian

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir

09 January 1908

French

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer

04 August 1944

American

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett

13 April 1906

Irish

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Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks

31 December 1965

American

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs

05 February 1914

American

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1970

British

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

Indian

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

11 December 1918

Russian,Russian

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald

24 July 1900

American

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Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

American

James PattersonJames Patterson

22 March 1947

American

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker

31 July 1957

American

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro

08 November 1954

British

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe

16 November 1930

Nigerian

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo

09 December 1905

American

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Philip RothPhilip Roth

19 March 1933

American

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson

14 December 1916

American

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden

26 March 1916

American

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini

04 March 1965

American

Umberto EcoUmberto Eco

05 January 1932

Italian

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende

02 August 1942

Chilean,Peruvian,American

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Robert E howardRobert E. Howard

22 January 1906

American

William GoldingWilliam Golding

19 September 1911

British

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson

11 September 1958

American

William GibsonWilliam Gibson

17 March 1948

Canadian,American

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel

14 August 1947

American

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

Indian

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Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

British

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison

27 May 1934

American

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul

17 August 1932

British

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson

14 June 1957

American

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri

11 July 1967

British,American

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera

01 April 1929

Czech,French

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Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell

23 February 1944

British

Tove JanssonTove Jansson

09 August 1914

Finnish

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos

07 July 1975

American

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn

08 November 1908

American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

American

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin

09 August 1922

British

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Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Indian

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam

31 August 1919

Indian

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Swiss,British

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

American

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

Indian

Doris LessingDoris Lessing

22 October 1919

British

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Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow

10 June 1915

American

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh

22 June 1906

American

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros

20 December 1954

American

James A. MichenerJames A. Michener

03 February 1907

American

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Canadian

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J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee

09 February 1940

South African

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

British

Amy TanAmy Tan

19 February 1952

American