List of famous novelists with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A novel is a fictional prose often written as a narrative that portrays characters and events in the form of a long story, usually set in a sequence of events and the people who write them are called novelists. Novels are considerably lengthy and complex in terms of themes, character descriptions, and story settings. They, as a genre of literary fiction, are the longest of narrative prose. This tendency of being lengthy has led to the considerable debate regarding what should constitute the minimum word limit for a piece of prose to be considered a novel. It is generally accepted that any piece of prose fiction longer than 40,000 words be categorized as a novel. Writing a novel takes immense efforts; it is no easy task to develop a plot, create fictional characters, and build a story revolving around them that is interesting enough to make the readers read the entire book and make them want to read more. It is a trend that many a times novelists start out as journalists or short story writers before they attempt writing a novel. If you want to acquaint yourself with some of the most famous people from this profession just go through the biographies presented below. They contain the life stories, professional and personal information, timelines and trivia about some famous novelists.

J. R. R. Tolkien J. R. R. Tolkien
British, South African

Mark Twain Image Mark Twain

Salman Rushdie Salman Rushdie
Indian, British

Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss

C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis
Irish, British

Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski
German, American

Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad
Polish, Ukrainian, British
Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley
British, American
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Voltaire Voltaire

Tom Clancy Tom Clancy
David McCallum David McCallum
British, American, Scottish

P. L. Travers P. L. Travers
Australian, British

Jake Tapper Jake Tapper

Gore Vidal Gore Vidal

Harper Lee Harper Lee

Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian, Russian

Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov
Swiss, American, Russian

Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho

Philip Roth Philip Roth

Henry James Henry James

Isabel Allende Isabel Allende
Chilean, Peruvian, American