Writers Digest ~  Top 100 Writers of the 20th Century Speeches That Changed the World

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath." ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writer's Digest Top 100 Writers of the 20th Century...

TOP TEN
1. John Steinbeck
2. Ernest Hemingway
3. William Faulkner
4. Eugene O'Neill
5. T.S. Eliot
6. Willa Cather
7. Robert Frost
8. James Baldwin
9. Eudora Welty
10. E.B. White

THE REST:
Edward Albee
Isabel Allende
Maya Angelou
Isaac Asimov
Margaret Atwood
W.H. Auden

Saul Bellow
Judy Blume
Jorge Luis Borges
Ray Bradbury
Charles Bukowski
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Octavia E. Butler

Albert Camus
Truman Capote
Raymond Carver
John Cheever
Agatha Christie
Winston Churchill
Arthur C. Clarke
Joseph Conrad

Roald Dahl
Arthur Conan Doyle

Ralph Ellison

John Steinbeck

F. Scott Fitzgerald
E.M. Forster

Dr. Seuss
Allen Ginsberg
William Golding
Graham Greene
John Grisham

Alex Haley
Robert Heinlein
Langston Hughes
Zora Neale Hurston
Aldous Huxley

John Irving
James Joyce

Jack Kerouac
Stephen King
Barbara Kingsolver
Milan Kundera

D. H. Lawrence
Ursula Le Guin
Harper Lee
C.S. Lewis
Sinclair Lewis
Jack London

Bernard Malamud
Thomas Mann
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
W. Somerset Maugham
John McPhee
James A. Michener
Arthur Miller
Toni Morrison

Vladimir Nabokov
Pablo Neruda
Anais Nin

Flannery O'Connor
George Orwell

Dorothy Parker
Sylvia Plath
Marcel Proust
Ernie Pyle
Thomas Pynchon

Ayn Rand
Tom Robbins

J. D. Salinger
Rod Serling
Shel Silverstein
Upton Sinclair
Danielle Steel
William Styron

Amy Tan
Hunter S. Thompson
J.R.R.Tolkien

John Updike

Kurt Vonnegut

Alice Walker
Edith Wharton
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tennessee Williams
Tom Wolfe
Virginia Woolf
Herman Wouk

William Butler Yeats

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