Hey there! We are here with a list of 10 most famous authors of all time though it is not certainly not an easy task to do. There’s a generation gap and the taste of new gen is different than previous ones. But, there are few authors who have deep appeal for almost every generation. Their novel is appropriate and appreciated by every gen. Hence Viralupon listing top 10 most famous authors of all time in English literature of all time who’s writing is acclaimed for many decades.
William Shakespeare– the name is enough and he certainly needs no introduction. He is branded as the ‘’greatest dramatist of all time’’. He is the best English writer of all time and he is the national poet of England. He often called ‘’Bard of Avon’’.
It is still unknown how much plays he actually wrote during his lifetime, but almost every of his plays got cult status. Macbeth, King Lear, Romeo-Juliet, Hamlet, etc. are some of his best creations. His plays are still popular and are studied, performed across the world. This noble artist died in England only 52 years old.
Charles John Huffam Dickens is another English writer. He is very popular among school children. Many of his stories we had to read back in our school days. Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations are some of his creations which are still very popular among both adults and children. He was praised by his fellow writers like Leo Tolstoy, G.K Chesterton etc. He was widely regarded as a huge colossus of his age. He rose to the fame at a very earlier of his age when wrote ‘’The Pickwick Papers’’. He also died in England only 58 years of age.
Eric Arthur Blair, who is mostly known as George Orwell was an English novelist, journalist and critic.
Many of his fictions, poetries got hugely acclamation across the world. His non-fiction works like ‘’The Road to Wigan Pier’’ and ‘’Homage to Catalonia’’ which he wrote after experiencing the Spanish Civil War got widely critical plaudits from everywhere. This genius writer had a short lifespan like William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens and died only at 46 years age.
Most of the young ones are very familiar with this name due to her critical applauding novel ‘’Harry Potter’’ series. She is a British novelist, philanthropist, film producer, Screenwriter.
She is best known for her superb work of Harry Potter fantasy series. Harry Potter series sold almost over 500 million copies across the world. She is also one of the richest women in England. A huge portion of his income goes into various charitable works.
Virginia Woolf considered as one of the most influential writers of all time. She was actually an American writer, but she had British nationality too. Her most pioneer works are To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, A Room of One’s Own. Her father had a great impact on her writing career. Her works have been translated more than 50 languages over the world. This generous writer died at 59 years of age.
Another prominent writer who needs no introduction. Ernest Miller Hemmingway was an American author, journalist, novelist, short story writer. He was one of the most influential personality of 20th century fiction writing ambience. Most of his prominent work released in mid-1920s and mid-1950s. He had won the Nobel Prize in literature for his everlasting influence.
Most of his work considered as ‘’classic’’ in American literature. The significant influence of Hemmingway on American literature is beyond. Ernest died in 1961 at 61 years of age.
William Cuthbert Faulkner was an American writer, poet and novelist. He has written many novels, short stories, screenplays. He got his deserved Nobel Prize in literature.
Two of his works got the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The Reivers, As I lay dying, Light in August some of his majestic creations. He died 1962 at 64 years of age.
Fyodor Dostoevsky (most famous authors of all time)
This writer comes from Russia. He was a Russian novelist, short story writer, Philosopher. He mainly wrote about human psychology. His most sublime creations are ‘’Crime and Punishment’’, ‘’The Idiot’’, ‘’Demons’’ etc. His books translated into more than 170 languages. This brilliant and multi talented writer died at 1881 in 59 years of age.
James Joyce was an Irish novelist, poet, teacher.
He is considered as one of the most influential writers of the 20th His most prominent works are Ulysses, Dubliners. There’s a statue of him in Dublin, Ireland.
Oscar Wilde (most famous authors of all time)
Oscar Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. The most renowned work of him is ‘’The Picture of Dorian Gray’’. His imprisonment led him in early death at age 46.