Famous Novelists

The Most Famous Novelists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
J. B. PriestleySeptember 13, 1894BritishJ.B
Chuck PalahniukFebruary 21, 1962AmericanCharles Michael ‘Chuck’ Palahniuk is a low key American author and freelance journalist, renowned for his award winning novel ‘Fight Club’
William Makepeace ThackerayJuly 18, 1811BritishWilliam Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist
Munshi PremchandJuly 31, 1880IndianMunshi Premchand was one of the greatest writers of modern Hindi and Urdu literature
Marcel ProustJuly 10, 1871FrenchMarcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist, and literary critic, admired for influencing the modernist style of writing
Carson McCullersFebruary 19, 1917AmericanCarson McCullers was a writer and novelist best known for her work ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter’
John CheeverMay 27, 1912AmericanJohn Cheever was a novelist and writer counted amongst the most important fiction writers of the 20th century
William MaughamJanuary 25, 1874BritishWilliam Maugham was an English playwright, writer and novelist
Guy de MaupassantAugust 5, 1850FrenchGuy de Maupassant was an acclaimed French short story writer and novelist
Thomas HardyJune 2, 1840BritishThomas Hardy was an English poet and novelist, who is mainly known for his contribution in the naturalist movement
Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, editor and novelist

Mo Yan

Guan Moye better known as Mo Yan is a Chinese novelist and short-story writer

ChineseFebruary 17, 1955138 views

Patrick Modiano

Jean Patrick Modiano is a French novelist and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in literature

FrenchJuly 30, 1945103 views

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is a Nobel Prize winning Austrian novelist and playwright

AustrianOctober 20, 194699 views

Andre Malraux

André Malraux was a French novelist and art theorist who became France’s first ‘Minister of Cultural Affairs’

FrenchNovember 3, 190199 views

George Eliot

George Eliot was an English poet and novelist

BritishNovember 22, 181970 views

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright

FrenchMay 20, 1799124 views

Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley was an American literary critic, novelist poet, editor and a social historian

AmericanAugust 24, 189881 views

Richard Ford

Richard Ford is an American writer

AmericanFebruary 16, 1944131 views

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was an English novelist, poet and writer

BritishApril 16, 1922111 views