Best Fiction Writers
There’s nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book, and sometimes fiction is exactly what we need to escape the stresses and pressure of everyday life. In our latest post, we’re sharing some of our favorite fiction writers that you seriously need to check out when you’re picking your next book. As always, we believe that variety is the spice of life, so we’re keen to bring you a range of writing styles that you’ll never tire of. Of course, our top picks will feature some of the best-selling authors in the world along with some fresh new writers that you may not have heard of yet.
If you’re a fan of crime and thriller novels, you might have already come cross Jane Harper, if you haven’t, you’ll be pleased you have now. The award-winning Australian author is best known for her intense crime novels The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. If you’re looking for a thriller that will have you hooked from start to finish, these are an excellent choice for you!
English novelist Jane Austin is best known for her six major novels including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Dating back to the early 1800’s we’ve seen plenty of on-screen adaptations of her incredible work, however, we’re big believers that you really need to read the books to appreciate it. For us, there is no wrong choice when you’re taking your pick from her collection of novels, although some of our favorites are Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Persuasion.
Now, this is an author you may not have heard of before, this is one for the Sci-Fi fans is the world of novelist Tristan Palmgren. If you want to get lost in the world of Sci-Fi, but you have no idea where to start, Quietus and Terminus are our recommendations. If you’re wondering why you’ve never come across his work before, it’s probably because both of these books were published just last year. Trust us, give these a go!
With estimated sales over around 450 million, it was only right that the creator of the books behind some of the biggest films of our lifetime made it onto our list. If you’re yet to read the Harry Potter books, it’s about time you did. Sure, a Harry Potter movie marathon sounds pretty appealing, but trust us, you’re sure to lose yourself in these books, they’re even better than these ultimate movies!
If you’ve not heard of the classic novel Wuthering Heights, you might have been living under a rock. However, if this is the first you’re hearing of Emily Bronte, you are in for a real treat. As a long-time classic novel of English literature, Wuthering Heights is Emily’s only novel; an incredible legacy for the talented writer. If you’re keen to get stuck into some classic English literature, the work of Emily Bronte or Jane Austen is a great place to start.
It’s unlikely that you’ve not heard of Roald Dahl before, but even if you have, we wanted to remind you of his incredible work. If you want to relive your childhood days or pass on some classics to younger readers, novels such as Matilda, Charlie and the chocolate factories and of course, the twits totally deserve to be on this list.
The work of American fiction writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald undoubtedly helped to illustrate the flamboyance of the Jazz ages. Though his most famous novels The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night didn’t receive much critical acclaim while he was alive, they were appreciated in later years and rightly so. If you saw Leonardo DiCaprio take on the role of Gatsby in the on-screen adaptation and you fell in love with the era, the book is sure to have the same effect. Let your imagination run wild as you explore one of the most exciting periods in history.
With more than 50-years of contributing to the New Yorker magazine, the writing of E.B. White goes far beyond the sales of Charlotte’s Web. With that said, the author is best known and loved for his children’s books and poems. Along with Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White is the master behind Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. So, if you loved the movies, you should most definitely have a read of the beautifully written books that inspired them.
The novels of E.M Forster explore and examine a difference in class and hypocrisy in the early 1900s. Perhaps his most famous book, A Passage to India, is set against the backdrop of the Indian independence movement and the British Raj in the 1920s. If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, A Room with a View and Howards End are also fantastic books.
J. R. R. Tolkien
For us, no list of the best fiction writers would be complete without the work of English novelist and poet J.R.R. Tolkien. If you’re not sure who he is, he’s the master behind the fantasies that are The Hobbit, the movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. In our opinion, fantasy doesn’t get much better than this. Rather than rewatching the films, we urge you to pick up the books!
Of course, there are so many fantastic fiction writers out there. We couldn’t possibly feature them all, although, we think our top picks are a pretty good starting point. If you’re keen to read more and enjoy some of the finest fiction of all time, these are most certainly some of the authors you should check out. Happy reading!