Though one might argue that writing a book is an easy task, we challenge - sit on the desk and attempt to write but just a chapter. You shall know what we are talking about. Interestingly, unlike films that have a lot more to them than just the story or script, in books, if you falter at your writing, you shall falter completely, for a reader can put down a book, at any point and any time. Great writers are those who have managed to weave magic in their books. They have articulated their thought and belief seamlessly and managed to capture the attention of the reader effectively. Though every century boasts of having some of the most inspiring and influential writers, 20th century saw the emergence of authors who through their work, helped transcend our reality, and gave expression to our emotions be it happiness, fear, excitement or even anguish. Their books have cast an impact not just on the readers but on the culture, religion and politics of the region as well. Some of the most well-known writers from the 20th century who exerted extraordinary impact through their books include George Orwell, James Joyce, JRR Tolkien, F Scott Fitzgerald, CS Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Anne Frank, T.S. Eliot amongst many others. Browse further to get a list of famous writers of the 20th century.
Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

American

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito

11 April 1973

American

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin

20 September 1948

American

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

American

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

American

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

British

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

American

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox

09 June 1961

Canadian

Anne FrankAnne Frank

12 June 1929

German

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen

13 October 1971

British

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews

01 October 1935

British

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

American

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Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

American

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

American

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

American

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

American

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie

19 June 1947

British

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Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

American

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

American

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

American

Joan CollinsJoan Collins

23 May 1933

British

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira

14 February 1978

American,Zimbabwean

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

British,Welsh

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George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

British

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell

06 August 1972

British

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

American

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

American

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

American

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Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

American

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure

06 April 1976

American

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

British

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Bahamian,American

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

American

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

American,Russian

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Rod SerlingRod Serling

25 December 1924

American

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

American

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham

19 June 1964

American

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

American

Guy FieriGuy Fieri

22 January 1968

American

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

American

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John CleeseJohn Cleese

27 October 1939

British

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

American

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips

10 November 1959

American

Langston HughesLangston Hughes

01 February 1902

American

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris

29 March 1961

American

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

American

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Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

Canadian

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

American

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne

09 October 1952

British

Sam HarrisSam Harris

09 April 1967

American

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

American

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

American

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Mary BerryMary Berry

24 March 1935

British

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

British,American

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

American

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

American

Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

American

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

American

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Peter JacksonPeter Jackson

31 October 1961

New Zealander

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

American

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

American

Angela Davis Angela Davis

26 January 1944

American

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

American

Ian FlemingIan Fleming

28 May 1908

British

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Gertrude BellGertrude Bell

14 July 1868

British

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt

20 February 1924

American

Sela WardSela Ward

11 July 1956

American

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

American

Lynne CheneyLynne Cheney

14 August 1941

American

Alan CummingAlan Cumming

27 January 1965

Scottish

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Morris ChestnutMorris Chestnut

01 January 1969

American

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

American

Robert KiyosakiRobert Kiyosaki

08 April 1947

American

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

American

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

American

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Canadian

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Albert CamusAlbert Camus

07 November 1913

Algerian,French

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

American

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells

21 September 1866

British