Hiaasen's works have been translated into 34 languages, 33 more than he can read or write. The London Observer named him "America's best satirical novelist," while the New York Times' Janet Maslin likened him to Preston Sturges and S.J. Perelman.
His books have sold more than 15 million copies and been made into films for the screen and television. He has won two Peabody Awards for his work on radio and television.
Carl Hiaasen is an American journalist who has written three novels and several non-fiction books with a satiric tone. His novels are: I Am Not Your Man, which was nominated for the Pen Award for First Novel; the sequel, Lockerbie; and most recently, A Special Kind of Evil.
He has also written several non-fiction books including: UNCLE TULLY'S TREASURE HOUSE; ICKMAN'S ARCHIPELAGO; WHACKADemia; and HEISTERS: Women Who Love Men Who Don't Love Them Back. His journalism has appeared in publications including: The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Sports Illustrated.
It comes as no surprise that Stephen King is one of the most widely published authors. He once stated that he produces 2,000 words every day, which explains how rapidly his novels appear on store shelves (and on the big screen). According to public records, King has published 60 full-length books and nearly 200 short pieces.
King's output is so great that it's difficult for him to finish a novel before moving on to the next one. This habit started when he was very young, when his father would give him stories after dinner and tell him that he could write them down tomorrow. King took note of this fact and decided to write some novels himself!
His first book, "The Shining", was published in 1977 when he was just 28 years old. Since then, he has never looked back, winning several awards along the way including the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.
Another famous author who publishes at a rapid rate is James Joyce. His classic novel "Ulysses" took him nine months to complete but today it is considered one of the foundations of modern literature. During its initial publication cycle, "Ulysses" was met with negative reviews from many critics but today it is regarded as a landmark work for being an example of stream of consciousness writing.
Joyce also has one of the largest fan bases of any author in history.
IN ORDER OF POINTS EARNED, THESE ARE THE TOP TEN AUTHORS
Nora has produced approximately 220 novels in total, with at least four novels published each year under the pen names Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb. That is an incredible production for a single author and clearly qualifies her as one of the most legendary authors working today.
Roberts was born on January 8, 1945 in Mount Vernon, New York. She grew up there with her two siblings and only mother after their father died when she was just eight years old. She started writing at an early age and always wanted to be a novelist. At the age of 21, she moved to Miami, Florida to study journalism at the University of Miami but dropped out to work full time as a receptionist at a real estate company. Within a few years, she worked her way up to become a vice president of the company.
At the same time, she began writing stories late at night after the children went to sleep. Before long, she decided to put her career on hold to focus on her writing. She published her first novel, Looking for Love (1989) when she was 34 years old. Since then, she has never looked back and has not written any other job.
Her novels are best sellers around the world and have been translated into many languages. So far, she has sold more than 150 million copies of her books in 37 countries.
William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Geoffrey Chaucer, Homer, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Herman Melleville, William Faulkner, and Edgar Allan Poe are among the authors on this list.
The best writers give life to other people's thoughts and ideas, they create stories that stay with us long after we have read them, and they can move us to love or hate, laugh or cry. These are things that all writers should do. Of course, there are many more authors who have been recognized as greats over time, including Alexander Dumas, Isaac Asimov, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway.
Shakespeare, Austen, and the Brontes were theater directors as well as writers, so they knew how important it was for their works to be read by others. They spent a lot of time trying to find an audience for their plays, so they could earn a living from their writing. Today, most writers still need to get published in order to make a living, but the good ones keep on writing even though they never expect anyone to actually buy their books!
Conrad, Dickens, Melville, Faulkner, and Poe were all famous for their dark novels, but they also included short stories in their collections. Chaucer was one of the first poets to write about his own country, England.