Top Most Influential Authors of the 20th Century

  • George Orwell

    George Orwell is best known for his novel, Animal Farm. His writings concern authoritative states, technology, and the human condition.
  • James Joyce

    This Irish author is praised for his very unique writing style. Joyce wrote the popular books Ulysses, and Dubliners.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald's writing sets the standard for the 1920's and the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby is his most popular novel which was also created into an award winning movie.
  • Anne Frank

    Anne Frank's diary, The Diary of a Young Girl, tells the story of a jewish girl who hid from Nazi soldiers during World War II. This story offers emotional insight to a historical time period that impacted much of the modern world.
  • J.D Salinger

    Salinger's most famous book is The Catcher in the Rye. This classic does a great job of depicting adolescence and loss of innocence.
  • J.R.R Tolkien

    Known for writing The Hobbit, and Lord of The Rings, Tolkien is argueably the greatest fantasty writer of all time. The Lord of The Rings is the second best selling book behind The Bible.
  • Harper Lee

    Harper Lee is famous for her book To Kill a Mockingbird. In her writing she sheds a light on her personal story of overcoming racism.