Writers are among the most celebrated people in the world. They possess the gift of looking at life through a third eye and they translate and spread that knowledge through writing. Most of the most epic and memorable movies are based on books written by incredible writers. Here are some of the most popular writers one should know about.
He was undeniably the greatest writer of all time. Shakespeare was born in 1564 and he died in 1616 at 49 years of age. Many regard him as the father of English. During his time, he wrote more than 35 plays and 154 sonnets. His works, especially plays, have been translated into all the major languages in the world. Shakespeare wrote the play Romeo and Juliet which is one of the most popular plays of all time. This play has been performed and re-written numerous times all across the globe.
J. K Rowling
She is perhaps the most popular writer of our generation. Thanks to Rowling’s genius mind, the world bore witness to the biggest and most memorable fantasy movie series of all times, the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter is also the best selling fantasy book series in history. The book has sold more than 400 million copies globally.
Stephen King is the ultimate king of horror and fiction. Stephen is a writer from America who has sold more than 350 million copies globally. King has written approximately 200 short stories and has published a total of 54 novels. Even though he is the king of fiction, six of his novels are non-fiction. One of the greatest movies of all times, The Shawshank Redemption is based on his novel, Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. Stephen has also done other witting works under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
Charles Dickens was born in 1812. He was known for creating some of the most well-known fictional characters. He is regarded as one of the best novelists of his era. Dickens did not have any formal education. However, this did not deter him from being an editor for a local journal for about 20 years and writing 15 novels. His other works include short stories and novellas. Dickens was an activist who campaigned for social reforms and children rights.
69 year old James Patterson is a world-renowned American author. He is best known for the Alex Cross novel series. He is a highly successful writer who has sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. He is a true master of thrillers and romance novels some of which have been adapted to film. He currently ranks as the highest paid author and holds a Guinness world record for being the first author to sell over a million eBooks.
As much as technology is taking over everything, the old art of books and novels publishing is never lost. Authors are still making groundbreaking progress with each novel they release. There are millions of people who still appreciate the old ways of having a published book at hand to read and expand their horizons.