Top 10 Best American Authors Ever

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6. Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon was a best selling novelist who won Oscar, Tony, Emmy awards for his work on the stage and screen. He has risen from small time screen writer to internationally famous novelist and a master story teller. His novels are steamy page turners which have been translated in 51 languages. He also has to his credit four long running television series. Sheldon was born in Chicago, Illinois. Sidney started his career at an early age by making a sale of his poem for dollar ten. During his school days he has done a variety of odd jobs and during his graduation he contributed short plays to drama groups. Sidney Sheldon is one of the favourite authors and very popular especially among teens. His mystery novels have been bestsellers throughout the world.


7. Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins

This is the author who has 25 best selling books printed in 32 languages in his name. He was also one of the controversial authors right from the start. His novels covered topics like sex, money and power. Most of his novels were scorned by critics and loved by readers. Robbins published his first book on 1948 and was able to write full time till 1957. He wrote more than 30 novels. His personal life mirrored the characters in his book. His lifestyle was very grand. He owned luxury homes around the world, an expensive art collection, yachts and fleet of Rolls Royce. He was one of the top five best selling authors in the world.


8. F.Scott Fitzgerald


F.Scott Fitzgerald writings perfectly captured the sense of America in 1920. His passion for writing was so deep and intense is seen from the fact that he started writing short articles from the age of 13 for his school newspaper. He also wrote musicals in his college days. He had an immense devotion to writing. He is known for the greatest novels of all time The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby was the biggest selling American Classic. He wrote 178 stories and published them in magazines which supported him to write his novels. F.Scott Fitzgerald lived the life he wrote about. His writingswas continuously adapted for big and small screen stories.


9. Louis L’Amour

Louis L'Amour

Louis L’Amour was a western writer. Western genre of writing is usually devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th Century. His success came to the western novel named “Hondo”. His first book was so popular that it was made into a movie also. Till he died in June, he had written 100 books and 400 short stories which were translated into 10 different languages. His book continues to sell millions copies each year. He is an author who has captured interests of readers of each group. The unique quality of L’Amour was he researched a lot before writing any book. He travelled to the locations he wrote about in his books and would study the people there. This made the readers connect to the book easily and made Louis L’Amour a prolific author.


10. William Faulkner

William Faulkner

William Faulkner is known as poet novelist of Mississippi. His is known for reflecting the history and culture of South in his work. His first Novel Sound in the theory was published in 1929. He had a reputation of technically complex and imaginative writer. Faulkner wrote several masterpieces within a decade. Faulkner won two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction and a Nobel Prize for literature.

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