Famous Novelists - List of Famous Novelists

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.

The Most Famous Novelists

Charles BukowskiAugust 16, 1920German, AmericanCharles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet
Lucy HawkingNovember 2, 1970BritishLucy Hawking is an English journalist, novelist, educator, and philanthropist
Milan KunderaApril 1, 1929Czech, FrenchMilan Kundera is a Czech-born French writer known for his erotic and political writings
Ahlam MosteghanemiApril 13, 1953AlgerianAhlam Mosteghanemi is a contemporary Algerian poet and novelist
Jeff KinneyFebruary 19, 1971AmericanJeff Kinney is an American author, cartoonist, game designer, and producer
Justine MuskSeptember 2, 1972CanadianJustine Musk is a Canadian author who was once married to billionaire Elon Musk
Asia ArgentoSeptember 20, 1975ItalianAsia Argento is an Italian actress, model, writer, and director
Rachel Renée RussellMarch 13, 1959AmericanRachel Renée Russell is an American attorney and author of children’s books
Neil GaimanNovember 10, 1960BritishNeil Gaiman is an English writer of novels, short stories, children’s books and other literature
Guy de MaupassantAugust 5, 1850FrenchGuy de Maupassant was an acclaimed French short story writer and novelist
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet

GermanAugust 16, 19201,866 views

Alex Garland

Alex Garland is an English novelist, screenwriter, film director and producer

BritishMay 26, 1970173 views

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was a master diction writer who created the popular character Dracula, with his masterpiece of the same name

IrishNovember 8, 1847165 views

Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell is an English author best known for his historical novels

BritishFebruary 23, 1944123 views

Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, poet, social activist, and author of the best-selling novel ‘The Poisonwood Bible’

AmericanApril 8, 1955163 views

Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was of the most prolific English writers, authors and poets of English Restoration era

BritishJuly 10, 1640141 views

Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess was one of the most prominent English writers of the 20th century

BritishFebruary 25, 1917104 views

Catherine Helen Spence

Catherine Helen Spence was a Australian author, journalist, politician, and a leading suffragist

AustralianOctober 31, 1825132 views

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was an eminent British novelist and journalist

BritishMay 7, 1940135 views