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

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
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
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
Jane AustenDecember 16, 1775BritishJane Austen was an English writer famous for her novels, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Sense and Sensibility’
Eduardo GaleanoSeptember 3, 1940UruguayanEduardo Galeano was a famous Uruguayan writer, novelist and journalist
Mary ShelleyAugust 30, 1797BritishMary Shelley was an author of the Romantic era whose first novel is regarded a benchmark in English literature
Jeff KinneyFebruary 19, 1971AmericanJeff Kinney is an American author, cartoonist, game designer, and producer
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski

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

GermanAugust 16, 19201,767 views

Alex Garland

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

BritishMay 26, 1970162 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, 1847141 views

Bernard Cornwell

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

BritishFebruary 23, 1944111 views

Barbara Kingsolver

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

AmericanApril 8, 1955112 views

Aphra Behn

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

BritishJuly 10, 1640134 views

Anthony Burgess

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

BritishFebruary 25, 191796 views

Catherine Helen Spence

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

AustralianOctober 31, 1825130 views

Angela Carter

Angela Carter was an eminent British novelist and journalist

BritishMay 7, 1940127 views