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

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

British

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

American

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

British

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

British,American,Scottish

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Canadian

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami

12 January 1949

Japanese

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace

21 February 1962

American

Justine MuskJustine Musk

02 September 1972

Canadian

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison

18 February 1931

American

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento

20 September 1975

Italian

John GrishamJohn Grisham

08 February 1955

American

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Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho

24 August 1947

Brazilian

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer

04 August 1944

American

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks

31 December 1965

American

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking

02 November 1970

British

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

American

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary

12 April 1916

American

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James PattersonJames Patterson

22 March 1947

American

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

15 September 1977

Nigerian

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker

31 July 1957

American

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro

08 November 1954

British

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein

07 July 1907

American

Jane AsherJane Asher

05 April 1946

British

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Philip RothPhilip Roth

19 March 1933

American

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson

15 June 1959

American

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini

04 March 1965

American

Alex GarlandAlex Garland

26 May 1970

British

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende

02 August 1942

Chilean,Peruvian,American

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson

11 September 1958

American

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William GibsonWilliam Gibson

17 March 1948

Canadian,American

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel

14 August 1947

American

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani

07 December 1979

Japanese

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison

27 May 1934

American

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul

17 August 1932

British

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson

14 June 1957

American

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Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri

11 July 1967

British,American

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera

01 April 1929

Czech,French

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell

23 February 1944

British

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos

07 July 1975

American

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

American

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Indian

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Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Swiss,British

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

American

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

French,Iranian

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros

20 December 1954

American

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Canadian

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson

21 May 1992

American

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J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee

09 February 1940

South African

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

British

Elijah DanielElijah Daniel

09 January 1994

American

Amy TanAmy Tan

19 February 1952

American

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk

07 June 1952

Turkish

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson

17 December 1945

British

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Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry

03 June 1936

American

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

08 April 1955

American

R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore

20 January 1959

American

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine

11 April 1937

British

John GreenJohn Green

24 August 1977

American

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid

25 May 1949

American

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John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

British

Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman

01 November 1944

American

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig

06 September 1928

American

Mo YanMo Yan

17 February 1955

Chinese

Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell

13 March 1959

American

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano

30 July 1945

French

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Herta MüllerHerta Müller

17 August 1953

German

Richard FordRichard Ford

16 February 1944

American

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek

20 October 1946

Austrian

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat

19 January 1969

Haitian

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke

10 December 1958

German

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

British

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Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney

19 February 1971

American

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi

13 April 1953

Algerian

Nuruddin FarahNuruddin Farah

24 November 1945

Somalian

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld

16 February 1932

Israeli

A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua

19 December 1936

Israeli

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi

12 November 1941

Uruguayan

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Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari

06 October 1955

Bangladeshi

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren

01 May 1968

American

Monique TruongMonique Truong

13 May 1968

American