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.
5. John Grisham
February 8, 1955 was the exact date when John Ray Grisham, Jr. was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He became popular because of his legal thriller genre of novels. All over the world, his writings are published under 42 language translations. Aside from being a best selling author, this man is also an activist, politician, and lawyer.
4. Ken Follett
His real name is Kenneth Martin Follett. He was born on June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales. Over 150 million novel copies are already sold, with his name as the author. Many of his works became best sellers, and these are recognized by the New York Times magazine. Some of these novels are World Without End, Winter of the World, and Triple.
3. Paulo Coelho
This Brazilian author was born on August 24, 1947 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He’s currently 68 years old. He is an award-winning novelist, and one award-winning novel he has ever produced is “The Alchemist”. In fact, this novel has been translated to 80 foreign languages. There are already more than 200 million copies of his books that are sold all throughout the world.
2. Agatha Christie
This deceased English author shined in numerous genres such as romance, detective, crime fiction, thriller, and murder mystery. Her real full name was Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller. On her writings, she only used two pen names, which were Agatha Christie and Mary Westmacott.
1. Dan Brown
This 51-year-old American author was born on June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He is the brilliant author of the best selling and popular book titled “The Da Vinci Code”. The genres of his books are conspiracy, mystery, adventure, and thriller.
These are the 10 most successful authors in the world. Without a doubt, their books are worthy of your hard-earned money.