Famous Authors

by deepanshumongais | created - 01 Jul 2017 | updated - 14 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Bram Stoker

Writer | Dracula

Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847, and gained fame for his novel "Dracula" about an aristocratic vampire in Transylvania. The sequel, "Dracula's Guest," was not published for 17 years after the publication of "Dracula," two years after Stoker's death. Stoker also wrote "The Mystery ...

2. Mary Shelley

Writer | Young Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 - 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel "Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus" (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her...

3. J.R.R. Tolkien

Writer | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands ...

4. J.K. Rowling

Writer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's ...

5. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock," but used the last name ...

6. Douglas Adams

Writer | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Born Douglas Noel Adams on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge. From 1959 until 1970 he went to Brentwood school in Essex, and his main interest was science. As a student in Cambridge he decided to hitch-hike through Europe to Istanbul, and in order to raise funds for this he took a lot of small jobs. In ...

7. H.G. Wells

Writer | The War of the Worlds

Writer, born in Bromley, Kent. He was apprenticed to a draper, tried teaching, studied biology in London, then made his mark in journalism and literature. He played a vital part in disseminating the progressive ideas which characterized the first part of the 20th-c. He achieved fame with scientific...

8. Stephenie Meyer

Writer | The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Stephenie born in Connecticut in 1973. Her family was settled in Phoenix by the time she was four. The unusual spelling of her name came from her father, Stephen ( + ie).

Stephenie went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and she used it to pay her ...

9. Mark Twain

Writer | Lionizing Murderers

Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his...

10. William Shakespeare

Writer | M the Movie

William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an ...

11. Dan Brown

Writer | The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown was born on June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Da Vinci Code (2006), Inferno (2016) and Angels & Demons (2009). He has been married to Blythe Newlon since 1997.

12. Paulo Coelho

Writer | The Experimental Witch

Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a writer, known for The Experimental Witch (2009), Veronika Decides to Die (2009) and Amante Latino (1979). He is married to Christina Oiticica.

13. Allen Ginsberg

Writer | Howl

Louis Ginsberg, the moderate Jewish Socialist and his wife Naomi, who was a radical Communist and irrepressible nudist are the parents of Irwin Allen Ginsberg, the poet and man of many other things eg. actor. Poems he written eg. Howl, Six gallery, Sunflower Sutra ... His themes: drugs, against ...

14. Agatha Christie

Writer | Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood ...

15. Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England as Charles Robert Darwin. He was married to Emma Wedgwood. He died on April 19, 1882 in Downe, Kent, England.

17. Gillian Flynn

Writer | Gone Girl

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Widows (2018) and Sharp Objects (2018). She has been married to Brett Nolan since 2007. They have two children.

18. Paula Hawkins

Writer | The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins is a writer and producer, known for The Girl on the Train (2016), Into the Water and CBS This Morning (1992).

19. Harper Lee

Writer | To Kill a Mockingbird

Nelle Harper Lee grew up in Monroeville, Alabama in the 1920s. It was a time of hostility between whites and blacks in the United States, especially in Alabama. Her father, a lawyer, also ran a local newspaper. Her mother suffered from mental illness and oftentimes stayed inside from others; she ...

20. Cassandra Clare

Writer | The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments Series and the Infernal Devices series. She was born to American parents Elizabeth and Richard Rumelt in Teheran,Iran. Her father is a business school professor and an author. Her maternal grandfather was film producer Max Rosenberg. She spent...

22. Philip K. Dick

Writer | Blade Runner

Philip Kindred Dick was born in Chicago in December 1928, along with a twin sister, Jane. Jane died less than eight weeks later, allegedly from an allergy to mother's milk. Dick's parents split up during his childhood, and he moved with his mother to Berkeley, California, where he lived for most of...

23. Veronica Roth

Writer | Divergent

Veronica Roth was born on August 19, 1988 in New York, New York, USA as Veronica Anne Roth. She is a writer and actress, known for Divergent (2014), Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016).

24. Suzanne Collins

Writer | The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins is an American television writer and novelist, author of the bestselling series The Underland Chronicles and the wildly successful Hunger Games trilogy that spawned the Lionsgate film The Hunger Games (2012) and the three subsequently announced sequels, The Hunger Games: Catching ...

25. George R.R. Martin

Writer | Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the HBO ...

26. Robert A. Heinlein

Writer | Starship Troopers

At the age of 17, Heinlein graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He spent one year at the University of Missouri before he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from which he graduated as the 20th best among the 243 cadets. He spent five years in the Pacific ...

27. Piers Anthony

Writer | A Spell for Chameleon

Piers Anthony was born on August 6, 1934 in Oxford, England as Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob. He is a writer, known for A Spell for Chameleon, Companions of Xanth (1993) and The New 8-bit Heroes (2016). He has been married to Carol Marble since 1956. They have two children.



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