In this article we are going to meet those designated as the most famous writers in the history of universal literature . Of course, we are talking about both contemporary and historical writers.
These best-selling authors have brought together a huge number of readers who have argued that their works are the best and have had the greatest impact on the planet.
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Let’s remember that being a famous writer does not necessarily mean doing quality works , and even less so today. In any case, in this list we have focused on selecting those names that almost everyone knows (even by those who never read).
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12. Jules Verne (1828 – 1905)
Who does not know Twenty thousand leagues under the sea?
This, along with works such as The Mysterious Island or Around the World in Eighty Days, have established him as one of the most popular writers of all time. times . 11. Julio Cortazar (1914 – 1984)
A famous writer who asserted himself for his short stories and his poetic prose. One of the greats within these genres (among others).
Of Argentine nationality (where he spent his childhood and adolescence), he lived in several countries throughout his life, but that did not prevent him from flourishing as one of the best writers in the world. One of those examples where fame can be achieved without sacrificing quality.
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Among all the phrases of famous writers, we find some wonders with this author , such as:
“Come sleep with me: we will not make love, he will make us”.
“If you fall I’ll pick you up and if I don’t I’ll sleep with you”. 10. Ken Follett (1949 –
Being his full name: Kenneth Martin Follett, he is a famous writer of British origin highly recognized for works such as: The Pillars of the Earth, or The Century, a trilogy that begins with the work entitled The Fall of the giants.
He has always stood out for writing very long works, with complex worlds, a large number of characters and incorporating real historical elements. 9. Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 – 1881)
One of the most complex writers on this list, especially with regard to a psychological level. He was able to capture psychology in its political and conflictive context. For many, one of the best writers in history, and unquestionably a famous writer today, but who was not so famous during his lifetime . 8. Isaac asimov (1920 – 1922)
Although he was an outstanding professor of biochemistry at Boston University, that did not prevent him from becoming one of the most recognized writers in history, especially for genres such as popular science and literature. fiction .
For many, the most famous work of this author was Saga of the Foundation, one of the great works of science fiction, the future about robots and their risks. 7. Stephen King (1947 –
If we think of famous writers we inevitably have to think of Stephen King, especially if we are looking for contemporary authors.
The reason is simple, he is considered the king of horror novels , both for his short stories and for his extensive and prestigious works such as IT.
As if that were not enough, a trend has emerged in recent years, which consists of adapting practically anything that this famous writer has created to the big and small screen, in series and movie format.
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6. JRR Tolkien (1892 – 1973)
Despite being dead for more than 40 years, his works continue to flood bookstores, causing a furore among young people and adults, and even producing ultra-blockbuster movies.
Undoubtedly, many (or all) will know him for being the writer of the famous saga entitled The Lord of the Rings .
They were published by the third son, Christopher, and have unexpectedly become one of the most complex and complete literary “worlds” in the entire history of modern literature. 5. Paulo Coelho (1947 –
Perhaps he does not have a technique and style comparable to other writers present here, but it is undeniable that Paulo Colho has marked one (or more than one) generation. With positivist messages he has motivated many people filling them with hope.
In addition, if we made a list of famous writers’ phrases, it would appear by quotes such as :
“Everything is allowed, except interrupting a manifestation of love.” 4. JK Rowling (1965 –
The famous writer of the Harry Potter saga, she is undoubtedly one of the most famous contemporary writers. Of British origin and originally from Gloucestershire (United Kingdom), she is one of the top book sellers and continues to add figures year after year. 3. Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
He died at 58 but managed to leave an extensive work full of humor and irony that would make him go down in history. He is undoubtedly one of the best known authors of universal literature and works like Oliver Twist launched him to fame . A fame that would probably accompany the existence of the human being forever. 2. Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616)
Dying just one day before our number one, Miguel de Cervantes is the most famous Spanish writer of all time . His work El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha, is the best-selling work in history, only behind the Bible.
He is, in turn, the most important Spanish-language author to date, and marked a before and after, especially in novelistic techniques.1. William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
This is probably not only the most famous writer in the history of mankind , but also one of the most mysterious.
There are many rumors about him, or should we say “them”, since many people defend that he was not just one person, but several.
He excelled in practically all areas of literature, but above all he is recognized for his plays and his impeccable poetry.