Today I am back with the second part of this series. To discuss more great works of literature and the outstanding authors.
My first post mainly catered writers of classics.
This one will feature more of fiction writers and the newer ones.
Nonetheless, they too are equally popular and have churned out great pieces of work.
Again, I would like to mention that the list isn't exhaustive. No where near to it. It is just a mention of mostly my favourite and some other popular ones.
Whether you are a book lover or not, J.K. Rowling's series named Harry potter is known to almost everyone.
The series is loved by young and old alike. This lady is a British novelist and became famous with her series of seven books by the name of ‘Harry Potter’. She also came up with an adult novel called ‘The Casual Vacancy’ few years back which received mild success.
Harry Potter was sold in hundreds of millions and was adapted into a blockbuster film franchise.
Best known for her International best seller 'Gone Girl' Gillian Flynn is an American author and television critic for Entertainment Weekly.
She has written two other novels. One is Sharp object and the other is Dark places.
For Sharp Object she won the 2007 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for the best thriller.
Flynn, grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated at the University of Kansas.
People may criticise him but Paulo Coelho's readers know that he is inspiring and his writings are different than others.
His first book was 'The Pilgrimage' which was his own story in many ways.
But it was only after his second book called 'The Alchemist' that Paulo shot to fame.
So much so that the book has roughly sold 35 million copies, and is now the most translated book in the world by any living author.
Since The Alchemist, the author has been giving out a book every two years.
My favourite works by him are Brida, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello.
Stephen King is known as the 'king of horror and thriller'. He has been writing novels and neck breaking speed for the past 2 decades and many of his novels have received critical acclaim.
King's first horror novel, Carrie, was a huge success.
King's book have been adapted into movies time and again and have been applauded.
Famous novels by him are IT,Salem's Lot,The Shining,The stand and more lately Mercedes Man.
His books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide and been adapted into numerous successful films.
He has also penned down several books under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
That's all for part two. The list of great writers is such a long one.
So I guess, I will do one more post for the series.
Till then, keep reading!