Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami.
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933, British, American, Scottish
Actor
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer
John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist
Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
American novelist

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author
James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist
Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer
Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist

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Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Elijah DanielElijah Daniel
09 January 1994, American
Comedian

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 
Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet
Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer
Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore
20 January 1959, American
Novelist
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

John GreenJohn Green
24 August 1977, American
Author, Vlogger
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist

Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman
01 November 1944, American
Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955, Chinese
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
13 March 1959, American
Author

Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
30 July 1945, French
French Novelist
A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950, British
Writer & Columnist
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author

Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971, American
Author, Cartoonist
Nuruddin FarahNuruddin Farah
24 November 1945, Somalian
Novelist

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936, Israeli
Israeli Faulkner

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932, Israeli
Writer

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist
Monique TruongMonique Truong
13 May 1968, American
Writer

David WagonerDavid Wagoner
05 June 1926, American
Poet, Novelist, Professor
Robert StoneRobert Stone
21 August 1937, American
American novelist

Wilbur A. SmithWilbur A. Smith
09 January 1933, Cental African
Novelist

Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet
Miljenko JergovićMiljenko Jergović
28 May 1966, Bosnian
Prose writer

Drago JančarDrago Jančar
13 April 1948, Slovenian
Writer
Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model

Ava DashAva Dash
07 December 1999, American
Damon Dash's Daughter

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998, British
Philosopher

Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,
Shashi TharoorShashi Tharoor
09 March 1956, Indian
Writer, Politician, Diplomat

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
Michael NesmithMichael Nesmith
30 December 1942, American
Musician, Singer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film

Stacey DashStacey Dash
20 January 1967, American
Actress

Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer
15 April 1940, British
Politician, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science

Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress
Meg TillyMeg Tilly
14 February 1960, Canadian, American
Actress