Famous Novelists - List of Famous Novelists - page 3

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
Patrick Modiano

Patrick Modiano

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

FrenchJuly 30, 1945128 views

John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright, who won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932

AmericanAugust 14, 1867185 views

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was a celebrated Canadian-born American writer and novelist

AmericanJune 10, 1915229 views

Patrick White

Patrick Victor Martindale White was an Australian novelist and playwright

AustralianMay 28, 1912146 views

Knut Hamsun

Knut Hamsun was a Norwegian writer, poet, dramatist, and social critic

NorwegianAugust 4, 1859168 views

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek is a Nobel Prize winning Austrian novelist and playwright

AustrianOctober 20, 1946131 views

Herta Müller

Herta Müller is a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist who won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature

GermanAugust 17, 195385 views

Camilo José Cela

Camilo José Cela was a renowned Spanish writer from the post war Spanish literature period

SpanishMay 11, 1916115 views

Andre Malraux

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

FrenchNovember 3, 1901116 views

Leonora Carrington

Leonora Carrington was an English-born Mexican artist and painter

MexicanApril 6, 1917208 views