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Novelist: a person who writes novels (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally, for pay. Here’s a rundown on the names of some famous published novelists. Okay, which one’s works have you read?

Peter Abrahams (South African), Chinua Achebe (Nigerian), Peter Ackroyd (English), Douglas Adams (English), Richard Adams (English), Alain-Fournier (French), Brian Aldiss (English), James Aldridge (Australian), Mark Brandon Allen (U.S.), Al Alvarez (English), Eric Ambler (English), Kingsley Amis (English), Martin Amis (English), Mulk Raj Anand (Indian), Maya Angelou (U.S.), Lucius Apuleius (Roman), Jeffrey Archer (English), Isaac Asimov (U.S.), Margaret Atwood (Canadian), Louis Auchincloss (U.S.), Jane Austen (English), Beryl Bainbridge (English), R M Ballantyne (Scottish), J G Ballard (English), Honoré de Balzac (French), Iain Banks (Scottish), Lynne Reid Banks (English), Elspeth Barker (Scottish), Pat Barker (English), Julian Barnes (English), Stanley Barstow (English), John Barth (U.S.), H E Bates (English), Nina Bawden (English), Simone de Beauvoir (French), Sybille Bedford (British), Max Beerbohm (English), Aphra Behn (English), Saul Bellow(Canadian), Andrei Bely (Russian), David Benedictus (English), (Enoch) Arnold Bennett (English), John Berger (English), Thomas Berger (U.S.), Maeve Binchy (Irish), R(ichard) D(oddridge) Blackmore (English), Alan Bleasdale (English), Heinrich Böll (German), Elizabeth Bowen (Irish), Paul Bowles (U.S.), William Boyd (Scottish), Malcolm Bradbury (English), Barbara Taylor Bradford (English), Melvin Bragg (English), John Braine (English), André Brink (South African), Vera Brittain (English), Louis Bromfield (U.S.), Anne Brontë (English), Charlotte Brontë (English), Emily (Jane) Brontë (English), Christina Brooke-Rose (English), Anita Brookner (English), Brigid Brophy (English), George Douglas Brown (Scottish), George Mackay Brown (Scottish), John Buchan (Scottish), Pearl Buck (U.S.), Mikhail Afanaseyev Bulgakov (Russian), John Bunyan(English), Anthony Burgess (British), Fanny Burney (English), Edgar Rice Burrows (U.S.), William Burroughs(U.S.), Samuel Butler (English), A S Byatt (English), Italo Calvino (Italian), Albert Camus (French), Elias Canetti (Bulgarian), Truman Capote (U.S.), Peter Carey (Australian), Angela Carter (English), Barbara Cartland (English), Willa Cather (U.S.), Camilo José Cela (Spanish), Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish),Raymond Chandler (U.S.), G K Chesterton (English), Agatha (Mary Clarissa) Christie (English), Arthur C Clarke (English), James Clavell (U.S.), Jon Cleary (Australian), J M Coetzee (South African), Colette (French),(William) Wilkie Collins (English), Ivy Compton-Burnett (English), Richard Condon (U.S.), Evan Connell (U.S.),Joseph Conrad (Polish-British), Catherine Cookson (English), James Fenimore Cooper (U.S.), Jilly Cooper (English), William Cooper (English), Maria Correlli (English), Stephen Crane (U.S.), Lionel Davidson (English), (William) Robertson Davies (Canadian), Daniel Defoe (English), Len Deighton (English), E M Delafield (English), Don DeLillo (U.S.), Thomas de Quincy (English), Anita Desai (Indian), Peter De Vries (U.S.), Charles (John Huffam) Dickens (English), Monica Dickens (English), Joan Didion (U.S.), Isak Dinesen(Danish), Benjamin Disraeli (English), J P Donleavy (Irish), John Roderigo Dos Passos (U.S.), Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (Russian), Arthur Conan Doyle (Scottish), Roddy Doyle (Irish), Margaret Drabble (English), Maureen Duffy (English), Alexandre Dumas (French), Daphne Du Maurier (English), Nell Dunn (English), Gerald Durrell (English), Laurence Durrell (English), Umberto Eco (Italian), Maria Edgeworth (English), George Eliot (English), Stanley Elkin (U.S.), Alice Thomas Ellis (English), Ben Elton (English), Zöe Fairbairns (English), Philip José Farmer (U.S.), Howard Fast (U.S.), William Faulkner (U.S.), Elaine Feinstein (English), Helen Fielding (English), Henry Fielding (English), Eva Figes (British), F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald (U.S.), Penelope Fitzgerald (English), Gustave Flaubert (French), Ian Fleming (English), Ford Madox Ford (English), Richard Ford (U.S.), C S Forester (English), E M Forster (English), Frederick Forsyth (English), John Fowles (English), Janet Paterson Frame (New Zealand), Dick Francis (English), Antonia Fraser (English), Michael Frayn (English), Nicholas Freeling (English), Marilyn French (U.S.), Roy Fuller (English), William Gaddis (U.S.), Janice Galloway (Scottish), John Galsworthy (English), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombian), Helen Garner (Australian), Elizabeth Gaskell (English), William Alexander Gerhardie (English), Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Scottish), Stella Gibbons (English), André Gide (French), Penelope Gilliat (English), George Gissing (English), Ellen Glasgow (U.S.), (Margaret) Rumer Godden (English), William Godwin (English), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German), Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian), Herbert Gold (U.S.), William (Gerald) Golding (English), William Goldman (U.S.), Oliver Goldsmith (Anglo-Irish), Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov (Russian), Nadine Gordimer (South African), Maxim Gorky (Russian), Edmund Gosse (English), Winston Graham (English), Günter (Wilhelm) Grass (German), Robert Graves (English), Alasdair Gray (Scottish), Graham Greene (English), John Grisham (U.S.), George Grossmith (English), Weedon Grossmith (English), David Guterson (U.S.), Rider Haggard (English), Arthur Hailey (Anglo-Canadian), Thomas Hardy (English), L(eslie) P(oles) Hartley (English), Nathaniel Hawthorne (U.S.), Shirley Hazzard (U.S.), Robert A Heinlein (U.S), Joseph Heller (U.S.), Ernest Hemingway (U.S.), Hermann Hesse(German), Georgette Heyer (English), Patricia Highsmith (U.S.), Susan Hill (English), James Hilton (English), Barry Hines (English), Russell Hoban (U.S.), James Hogg (Scottish), Winifred Holtby (English), Anthony Hope (English), Paul Horgan (U.S.), Elizabeth Jane Howard (English), Thomas Hughes (English), Victor (Marie) Hugo (French), Keri Hulme (New Zealand), Evan Hunter (U.S.), Zora Neale Hurston (U.S.), Aldous Huxley (English), Hammond Innes (English), John Irving (U.S), Christopher Isherwood (English-U.S.), Kazuo Ishiguro (British), Henry James (U.S.-British), P D James (English), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Anglo-Polish),Erica Jong (U.S.), James Joyce (Irish), Franz Kafka (Czech), Johanna Kaplan (U.S.), Nikos Kazantazakis (Greek), Molly Keane (Anglo-Irish), James Kelman (Scottish), Thomas Keneally (Australian), Margaret Kennedy (English), Jack Kerouac (U.S.), Ken Kesey (U.S.), Francis King (English), Stephen King (U.S.), Charles Kingsley (English), Rudyard Kipling (English), Milan Kundera (French-Czech), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (French), George Lamming (Barbadian), Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (Italian), D H Lawrence (English), John Le Carré (English), Harper Lee (U.S.), Laurie Lee (English), Sheridan Le Fanu (Irish), Ursula Le Guin (U.S.), Rosamond Lehmann (English), Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov (Russian), Doris Lessing(Rhodesian), Primo Levi (Italian), (Harry) Sinclair Lewis (U.S.), Penelope Lively (English), David Lodge (English), Jack London (U.S.), (Clarence) Malcolm Lowry (English), Alison Lurie (U.S.), Rose Macauley (English), Carson McCullers (U.S.), George MacDonald (Scottish), Ian McEwan (English), William McIlvanney (Scottish), Colin MacInnes (English), Compton MacKenzie (English), Henry MacKenzie (Scottish), Bernard McLaverty (Irish), Alistair MacLean (Scottish), Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian), Norman Mailer (U.S.), Bernard Malamud (U.S.), David Malouf (Australian), (Cyril) Wolf Mankowitz (English), Thomas Mann (German), Olivia Manning (English), Kamala Markandaya (Indian), Frederick Marryat (English), Ngaio Marsh (New Zealand), Allan Massie (Scottish), Somerset Maugham (English), Guy de Maupassant (French), Francois Mauriac(French), Herman Melville (U.S.), George Meredith (English), James A Michener (U.S.), Henry Miller (U.S.), Yukio Mishima (Japanese), Julian Mitchell (English), Margaret Mitchell (U.S.), Naomi Mitchison (Scottish),Nancy Mitford (English), Timothy Mo (British), Nicholas Monsarrat (English), Michael Moorcock (English), Brian Moore (Irish-Canadian), Toni Morrison (U.S.), John Mortimer (English), Penelope Mortimer (Welsh), Nicholas Mosley (English), Iris Murdoch (Irish), Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian-U.S.), V S Naipaul (Trinidadian), P H Newby (English), Ngugi wa Thiong’o (Kenyan), Robert Nye (English), Joyce Carol Oates(U.S.), Edna O’Brien (Irish), Kenzaburo Oë (Japanese), Liam O’Flaherty (Irish), John O’Hara (U.S.), Ben Okri (Nigerian), Margaret Oliphant (Scottish), Michael Ondaatje (Canadian), Baroness Emmuska Orczy (Hungarian-British), George Orwell (English), Ouida (English), Cynthia Ozick (U.S.), Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (Russian), Allan Paton (South African), Thomas Love Peacock (English), Mervyn Peake (English), Harold Porter (Australian), Katherine Anne Porter (U.S.), Anthony Powell (English), John Cowper Powys(English), Terry Pratchett (English), J B Priestley (English), V S Pritchett (English), E Annie Proulx (U.S.),Marcel Proust (French), Mario Puzo (U.S.), Thomas Pynchon (U.S.), Ellery Queen (U.S.), Ann Radcliffe (English), Raja Rao (Indian), Frederic Raphael (U.S.), Piers Paul Read (English), Erich Maria Remarque (German), Mary Renault (English), Ruth Rendell (English), Jean Rhys (British), Dorothy Richardson (English), Samuel Richardson (English), Mordecai Richler (Canadian), Harold Robbins (U.S.), Frederick William Rolfe (English), Henry Roth (U.S.), (Ahmed) Salman Rushdie (Indian-British), Vita Sackville-West (English), Marquis de Sade French, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French), Saki (British), J D Salinger (U.S.), George Sand(French), William Saroyan (U.S.), Jean-Paul Sartre (French), Dorothy L Sayers (English), Olive Schreiner (South African), Walter Scott (Scottish), Hubert Selby Jr (U.S.), Tom Sharpe (English), Mary Shelley(English), Carol Shields (Canadian-American), Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov (Russian), Nevil Shute(Anglo-Austrian), Alan Sillitoe (English), Georges Simenon (Belgian), Claude Simon (French), Isaac Bashevis Singer (U.S.), Iain Crichton Smith (Scottish), Zadie Smith (British), Tobias George Smollett (Scottish), C P Snow (English), Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Russian), Muriel Spark (Scottish), Howard Spring (Welsh), C K Stead (New Zealand), Gertrude Stein (U.S.), John Steinbeck (U.S.), Stendhal (French),Laurence Sterne (Irish-British), Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish), J I M Stewart (Scottish), Mary Stewart (English), Bram Stoker (Irish), Robert Stone (U.S.), David Storey (English), Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe(U.S.), William Styron (U.S.), Patrick Süskind (German), Graham Swift (English), Jonathan Swift (Irish), Julian Symons (English), Emma Tennant (English), William Makepeace Thackeray (English), Paul Theroux (U.S.), J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien (English), Leo Tolstoy (Russian), John Kennedy Toole (U.S.), Nigel Tranter (Scottish), Rose Tremain (English), William Trevor (Irish), Anthony Trollope (English), Joanna Trollope (English), Frank Tuohy (English), Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Russian), Amos Tutuola (Nigerian), Mark Twain(U.S.), Anne Tyler (U.S.), John Updike (U.S.), Edward (Falaise) Upward (English), Leon Uris (U.S.), Laurens Van der Post (South African), Peter Vansittart (English), Mario Vargos Llosa (Peruvian), Jules Verne(French), Gore Vidal (U.S.), Voltaire (French), Kurt Vonnegut (U.S.), John Wain (English), Alice Walker(U.S.), Horace Walpole (English), Marina Warner (English), Robert Penn Warren (U.S.), Keith Waterhouse (English), Evelyn Waugh (English), Fay Weldon (English), H G Wells (English), Irvine Welsh (Scottish),Eudora Welty (U.S.), Mary Wesley (English), Morris West (Australian), Rebecca West (Irish), Edith Wharton(U.S.), Antonia White (English), Patrick White (Austrlian), T H White (English), Oscar Wilde (Irish), Thornton Wilder (U.S.), Michael Wilding (Australian), A(ndrew) N(orman) Wilson (English), Jeanette Winterson (English), P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse (English-U.S.), Thomas Clayton Wolfe (U.S.), Tom Wolfe (U.S.), Tobias Wolff (U.S.), Virginia Woolf (English), Herman Wouk (U.S.), Richard Nathaniel Wright (U.S.), Frank Yerby (U.S.), Marguerite Yourcenar (French), Evgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (Russian), Emile Zola (French)

Why not add your name to the list?