Throughout literary history, numerous authors have captured the hearts and minds of readers around the world. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 famous and highly popular authors whose works have left an indelible mark on literature and continue to be celebrated by readers of all ages.
Art is music and entertainment, art dance, art is the sequence of words following an articulated rhyming pattern. Literature under which art is found is in itself very broad. It encompasses written words in form of drama, prose, poems and others, it also covers expressions like miming and character representations.
The aspect of literature that covers written words has found more attachment, credence and constantly associated with literature more than other aspects of it like music and dancing. These phenomenon does not in any way erode their connection as parts of literature and literary works or performances. It suffices to say that most of the other aspects of literature like music, painting and some others tend to be more lucrative than the others especially in recent time.
One of the very important achievements gained from performing art apart from financial gain is social recognition and fame. Over the years, some renowned music stars and writers has been known for their outstanding performances and words of art. These goes to show the reverence given to art which in turn portrays its significance in modern day life.
We will be narrowing our spotlight to written literature, with special reference to written work of art such as books. In the course of this article, we will take a look at some of the renowned writers in the world and consider some of their achievements through their outstanding work of art.
Just like every niche, the literary niche is also known worldwide and has gained massive acceptance with a large audience who show great interest in Literary works. Let’s consider of the world famous authors.
Top 10 Most Famous/Popular Authors In The World
1. Ernest Hemingway: The American Journalist and writer, Ernest Miller Hemingway was also a novelist born on the 21st of July, 1899. He later died in July 1961 after producing most of his famous literary works around 1920 and mid- 1950sHe was one of the literary giants to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. Having published 6 short-story collections, 7 novels and 2 nonfictions. After his demise, some (3) of his novels and 4 of his short-story collections as well as 3 nonfictions were published. It was no surprise how most of his of his literary works were considered classics of American literature.
Some of his notable works includes; The Old Man and The Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Sun Also Rises which was his debuted and published in 1926, A Farewell to Arms and many others. The Ward winner bagged some prestigious awards like the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
Hemingway was one of the most famous authors of his time and has remained relevant as one of the most famous authors in the world.
2. William Shakespeare: William Shakespeare is one of the few renowned authors with written works that reverberates through generations and even more resounding to the lovers of literature.
Shakespeare was born and then baptized on the 26th of April 1564 after which he grew to become one of the greatest English playwright, poet and actor. He is often regarded as the greatest dramatist to ever live. His works are quite magnificent.
With over 39 plays written by him, about 154 sonnets (poems) he remains one of the most revered English writer in history with most of his works interpreted and performed around the world. Though he had died in 1616, he is undoubtedly one of the most famous authors in the world.
3. George Orwell: Eric Arthur Blair is the real name of the famous English author born on 25th June 1903 and mostly referred to as George Orwell which was his pen name. The renowned author had died in the 21st of January 1950 after accomplishing most of his works.
The novelist and world renowned essayist who was also a critic and journalist was known by his style of work which mostly was opposition to the then totalitarian system of administration and was in support of democratic socialism at the time. Well known for his famous allegory, Animal Farm published in 1949aftet gaining massive publicity and popularity.
Orwell was recognized by The Times in 2008 where he was ranked “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945” and considered the second.
4. Leo Tolstoy: The Russian writer was born in 1828. Before he died, he had written so many works. Some of his notable works includes; War and Peace, Resurrection, Anna Karenina, The Kingdom of God Is Within You and then The Death of Ivan Ilyich.
Though he didn’t win, he was constantly nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature from the year 1902 to 1906 and was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, 1902, and then 1909. He’s considered one of the most famous authors in the world.
5. J. K. Rowling: Joanne Rowling is a philanthropist, film producer, screen writer and a renowned British author. She was born on the 31st of July 1965.
The writer of the famous Harry Potter,
which is a seven-volume fantasy series for children and was published from 1997 to 2007 and had an estimated sales of over 500 million copies. It remains one of the most read series of all times and have been translated into at about 70 languages.
Having won numerous awards including the Outstanding Achievement prize at the 2008 British Book Awards, Rowling is one of the most famous authors in the world.
6. Stephen King: One of the writers of all time, Stephen Edwin King is an American author whose works centered mostly on supernatural fiction, horrors, suspense, science-fiction, crimes and fantasies.
With most of his literary works adapted into TV series, comic books and many others, he’s one of the authors that had their works massively sold. With a record of about 200 short stories written by him and so many other amazing works, he had been honored with numerous awards including the recognition given to him by the National Book Foundation for his outstanding contributions to American Letters.
He was widely recognized and we’ll appreciated for his outstanding performances. He remains one of the most famous authors in the world.
7. Charles Dickens: Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA was an English writer born in February 1812. He lived through till 9 June 1870 when he died having left his footprint in the sands of time.
The social critic and great novelist who was also referred to as the world best novelist of the Victorian era was even more notable for creating the best fictional characters of all time.
With his works widely and highly revered across continents, some of his notable works includes; Oliver Twist, The Pickwick Papers, A Tale of Two Cities, Nicholas Nickle, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, and Little Dorrit. He is considered one of the most famous authors in the world.
8. James Joyce: James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was a poet, literary critic and an Irish novelist born in February 1882 and later died on the 13th of January 1941.
He was one of the important writers of the 20th century who was highly influential ant the time. With his occasional journalism and series of plays and novels, he was a profound writer and one of the most famous authors in the world.
9. Lewis Carroll: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was a renowned author that was popularly known by his pen name Lewis Carroll. He was born on the 27th of January 1832. The Mathematician and poet later died on the 14th of January 1898.
lice’s Adventures in Wonderland published in 1865 and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass that was later published in 1871 he was one of the greatest writers of his time with a style that distinguished him from others.
He majored in fantasy, Children’s literature literature, poetry mathematical logic and many others. He was one of the most famous authors in the world.
10. C. S. Lewis: The Anglican Lay Theologian and Broth writer, Clive Staples Lewis was born on the 29th of November 1898. He died on the 22nd of November 1963 with numerous literary accomplishments.
Some of his Notable works includes; The Chronicles of Narnia, The Abolition of Man, Mere Christianity, The Allegory of Love, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life, The Screwtape Letters, The Space Trilogy as well as his; Till We Have Faces.
With over 30 written books which were not only translated to different languages and had over a million copies sold, his The Chronicles of Narnia which actually sold the most have equally been popularized through different mediums like TV, Radio and stage performances. He remains one of the most famous authors in the world.
In conclusion, it is not an easy task becoming profound and prolific in the art of writing to the extent of gaining international recognition. These authors remain ever alive in their immortal piece of art embellished with dictions, imagery and many others. They remain the best in their time and still remain formidable even in modern times.