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Top 100 authors of all time voted by regular people

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  1. William Shakespeare
  2. Charles Dickens
  3. Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien
  5. Leo Tolstoy
  6. Ernest Hemingway
  7. Jane Austen
  8. George Orwell
  9. John Steinbeck
  10. Mark Twain
  11. James Joyce
  12. C.S. Lewis
  13. Alexandre Dumas
  14. Edgar Allan Poe
  15. F. Scott Fitzgerald
  16. Oscar Wilde
  17. Kurt Vonnegut
  18. Franz Kafka
  19. J.K. Rowling
  20. William Faulkner
  21. Stephen King
  22. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  23. J.D. Salinger
  24. Vladimir Nabokov
  25. Homer
  26. Victor Hugo
  27. Charlotte Bronte
  28. Agatha Christie
  29. Ayn Rand
  30. Robert Louis Stevenson
  31. Virginia Woolf
  32. Albert Camus
  33. Douglas Adams
  34. Thomas Hardy
  35. Herman Melville
  36. Dante Alighieri
  37. Harper Lee
  38. Joseph Conrad
  39. Jack Kerouac
  40. Emily Bronte
  41. Marcel Proust
  42. Jules Verne
  43. W. Somerset Maugham
  44. Roald Dahl
  45. Philip Pullman
  46. Aldous Huxley
  47. Anton Chekhov
  48. Jack London
  49. H. G. Wells
  50. Arthur Conan Doyle
  51. Terry Pratchett
  52. Ray Bradbury
  53. Paulo Coelho
  54. John Milton
  55. Henry Miller
  56. Dr. Seuss
  57. George Eliot
  58. Jodi Picoult
  59. Khalid Hosseini
  60. Hunter S. Thompson
  61. John Grisham
  62. Henry David Thoreau
  63. Ian McEwan
  64. Joseph Heller
  65. Miguel de Cervantes
  66. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  67. John Irving
  68. H.P. Lovecraft
  69. Salman Rushdie
  70. Plato
  71. Isaac Asimov
  72. Thomas Mann
  73. Nicholas Sparks
  74. Rudyard Kipling
  75. Bram Stoker
  76. Cormac McCarthy
  77. Sylvia Plath
  78. Jean Paul Sarte
  79. Jorge Luis Borges
  80. Orson Scott Card
  81. Nikolai Gogol
  82. Honore de Balzac
  83. Nathaniel Hawthorne
  84. Graham Greene
  85. D. H. Lawrence
  86. Charles Bukowski
  87. Chuck Palahniuk
  88. Friedrich Nietzsche
  89. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  90. Dan Brown
  91. Toni Morrison
  92. Margaret Atwood
  93. Emily Dickinson
  94. Gustave Flaubert
  95. Mikhail Bulgakov
  96. Edith Wharton
  97. Evely Waugh
  98. Samuel Beckett
  99. Sidney Sheldon
  100. William Blake

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Best 100 Authors updated 12-20-2010