This horror book author made the whole world afraid of clowns and has written at least 97 books.
Stephen King's IT, when it came out as a mini-series, terrified a whole generation of kids and has just been adapted again for screen.
This author was hailed as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Their most well known character is an orphan.
Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist is one of the most famous literary characters in the world as well as his famous question: "Please sir, may I have some more?"
This novelist, journalist and famous author wrote much about war before he put an end to his life with a shotgun.
Ernest Hemingway fought in WWI and had many strong emotions about war, manhood, weapons and bravery. He frequented Cuba and was a known drinker.
This author invented no less than 1,700 words in the English language we use today.
So many of the words we use today were invented by William Shakespeare, 400 years ago. To name a few - Elbow, Critic, Bandit, Lonely, Lackluster...
This author uses rhyming in their works, and is the best selling children's author in history.
Theodor Seuss Geisel is also known, of course, as Dr. Seuss!
This author is the best selling female author of all time (arguably the most for both sexes), and is known for her mystery novels.
Agatha Christie has sold over 2 BILLION copies of her books.
This author was a brilliant Russian author who moved to America and proceeded to write just as brilliantly in English. One of his most famous novels is actually an erotic novel.
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita is one of the most famous books in the world, but it was considered very explicit when it published in 1955.
This Prague-based author took their own life, tragically, and never knew their works became famous after their death. Their books had to do with unsolvable and inexplicable events happening to his hapless protagonists.
most of Franz Kafka's works were published by his agent, even though Kafka asked him to burn it all.
This Boston-born poet, novelist and short story writer expanded the style of confessional poetry and highlighted the injustices of gender-based roles and the psychiatric care of their time.
Unfortunately, as it seems with many talented authors, Sylvia Plath took her own life.
This author is arguably the most famous American poet in the world, best known for his 12 poem volume entitled Leave of Grass, which came out in 1855, and for the poem ‘O Captain! My Captain!’
This author has a "Sir" in front of his name, is one of the most famous Broadway composer of musicals, composing 21 musicals. His most famous musical stars singing animals.
Cats is perhaps the most successful Broadway musical of all time.
This screenwriter is one of the most well respected, bizarre and prolific authors in Hollywood today. His movies are eccentric and often surreal. His protagonists have included Jim Carrey and John Malkovich.
Charles Kaufman has written award winning movies such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Being John Malkovich and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
This writer is the richest author in the world at the moment.
Do we even need to explain this one? Harry Potter books and movies are everywhere!
This Irish author has written the most difficult book to read, made with a stream of consciousness style that makes it one of the most challenging reads in the world.
James Joyce wrote Ulysses, which is infamous for being a book almost impossible to read and definitely impossible to fully understand.
This writer has written the most famous work of fantasy in the world, published in 1954. Their most famous trilogy was made into huge blockbuster movies.
J.R.R. Tolkien never saw the revival of his epic fantasy series, but we have no doubt he would have enjoyed the epic movies that came out a decade ago for his trilogy The Lord of the Rings.
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