All over the world, there are a lot of people who have extreme passion about writing. These people have already produced innumerable writings in different genres. These people are actually known as authors. Some of these authors have managed to conquer the world and become extremely popular. In this regard, here are 10 most successful authors that you should know:
10. Danielle Steel
Her real full name is Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel. She was born in New York City, New York on August 14, 1947. This 68-year-old American novelist is the only best-selling author alive even up to this day. The genres of her writings are mainstream and romance. There are already more than 800 million copies of her writings sold.
9. Nora Roberts
This 65-year-old American has already produced over 209 novels under romance genre. She was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her real full name is Eleanor Marie Robertson. There are 4 pen names she widely uses in writing, and these are Sarah Hardesty, Jill March, J.D. Robb, and Nora Roberts.
8. James Patterson
This American author was born on March 22, 1947 in Newburgh, New York. The genres he usually writes are realistic fiction, comedy, young-adult fiction thriller, and romance. He is actually known in writing novel series such as Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard, Daniel X, and Maximum Ride.
7. Haruki Murakami
This contemporary Japanese author is currently 66 years of age. He was born on January 12, 1949 in Kyoto, Japan. His writings are not only in demand in Japan, but in the other countries as well. In fact, many of his works are translated into 50 foreign languages. The genres where he shines are realism, picaresque, Bildungsroman, science fiction, magical realism, surrealism, and fiction.
6. Stephen King
This 68-year-old American author was born in Portland, Maine on September 21, 1947. Over 350 millions of copies from his original writings are already sold. The genres of his writings are fantasy, science fiction, suspense, supernatural fiction, and fiction. Some of his works were adapted to television shows and films.