The greatest question of the day: Who is the best writer of all time and who is the worst?

Living or dead. You decide.


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12 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    the worst is Stephenie Meyer

    and the best are

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

    William Shakespeare

    Charles Dickens

    Leo Tolstoy

    Jane Austen

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Ernest Hemingway

    John Steinbeck

    George Orwell

    Mark Twain

    James Joyce

    Alexandre Dumas

    J.D. Salinger

    Franz Kafka

    Vladimir Nabokov

    Kurt Vonnegut

    C.S. Lewis

    William Faulkner

    Oscar Wilde

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Virginia Woolf

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    J.K. Rowling

    Edgar Allan Poe

    Victor Hugo

    Stephen King

    Marcel Proust

    George Eliot

    Albert Camus

    Joseph Heller

    Ayn Rand


    W. Somerset Maugham

    Salman Rushdie

    Agatha Christie

    Anton Chekhov

    Joseph Conrad

    Evely Waugh

    Douglas Adams

    Honore de Balzac

    Dr. Seuss

    Edith Wharton

    Charlotte Bronte

    Cormac McCarthy

    Miguel de Cervantes

    Ray Bradbury

    Ian McEwan

    Anthony Burgess


    Phillip Roth

    Toni Morrison

    Henry Miller

    Emily Bronte

    John Updike

    Saul Bellows

    Aldous Huxley

    Khalid Hosseini

    H.P. Lovecraft

    Jodi Picoult

    Jack London

    Thomas Mann

    Graham Greene

    Thomas Hardy

    Dante Alighieri

    Phillip K. Dick

  • 1 decade ago

    Best depends on your tastes, really.

    I like John Steinbeck, Philip Roth, and Richard Brautigan, but all for different reasons. Each one of them has a different style.

    For the worst writer, I think that's a tie between about 90% of amateur writers on the internet, who write because they want to be artists, not because they have a sincere interest in writing.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would have to say that J. K. Rowling is one of the best. She has captured a lot of readers, adults and children alike, into her amazing Harry Potter world.

    As for the worst, I can't really think of one. If an author sucked, they probably would never have been published.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Worst: Carole Marsh. Her children books are predictable, poorly written, and send bad messages to kids. Her books tell kids that when ever a crime is commited, dont tell the police and search for the criminals yourself. Plus it also tells kids that you can wander around heavily populated places like China and Argentina and come back without a scratch. Oh and that people won't hurt you because you are kids. What wonderful messages.

    Best: Stephanie meyer. I just love Twilight

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  • 1 decade ago

    The greatest author of all time is Jane Austen! Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books!

  • 1 decade ago

    Best is Stephen King

    He has been writing over over 40 years,

    and with 800 million novels in print.

    Including his "The Dark Tower series.

    He can't be beat.

    Worst. The writer of Twilight. <}:-})

  • 1 decade ago

    There are many wonderful authors. I wouldn't say that any one of them is better than all the others. Now the worst author I would have to say is Tara Gilesbie, who wrote My immortal. You can find it here-

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I dunno who the worst is but J.K. Rowling is the ultimate author of all time. She's the most creative one too. The Harry Potter Series is known extremely well and she's made millions of dollars just by her books. J.K.Rowling's the best!

  • 1 decade ago

    my best< William Faulkner

    my worst < the chick who did the twilight books

  • 1 decade ago

    I say that the best author is J.K. Rowling author of the harry potter series and i dont think theres a worst author.

    thats just my opinion though...


    but still i do agree with you kenna 4 life

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