Most Famous Writers Born In The Postwar Period

Writers born after 1945. The list is based on MIT’s dataset of globally famous biographies


1. Stephen King (1947, Portland, 🇺🇸 ) ⭐⭐⭐⭐


2. Paulo Coelho (1947, Rio de Janeiro, 🇧🇷) ⭐⭐


3. Haruki Murakami (1949, Kyoto, 🇯🇵) ⭐⭐


4. Orhan Pamuk (1952, Istanbul, 🇹🇷) ⭐⭐


5. Elfriede Jelinek (1946, Mürzzuschlag, 🇦🇹) ⭐


6. Terry Pratchett (1948, Beaconsfield, 🇬🇧) ⭐


7. Paul Auster (1947, Newark, 🇺🇸 ) ⭐


8. Patrick Süskind (1949, Münsing, 🇩🇪) ⭐

9. Henning Mankell (1948, Stockholm, 🇸🇪) ⭐


10. Jostein Gaarder (1952, Oslo, 🇳🇴) ⭐


11. Salman Rushdie (1947, Mumbai, 🇮🇳) ⭐


12. Ian McEwan (1948, Aldershot, 🇬🇧)


13. Ken Follett (1949, Cardiff, 🇬🇧)


14. Dan Brown (1964, Exeter, 🇺🇸 )


15. John Grisham (1955, Jonesboro, 🇺🇸 )


16. Stieg Larsson (1954, Skelleftehamn, 🇸🇪)


17. Tom Clancy (1947, Baltimore, 🇺🇸 )


18. Amin Maalouf (1949, Beirut, 🇱🇧)


19. Dan Simmons (1948, Peoria, 🇺🇸 )

20. Philip Pullman (1946, Norwich, 🇬🇧)


21. J. K. Rowling (1965, Yate, 🇬🇧)


22. George R. R. Martin (1948, Bayonne, 🇺🇸 )


23. Danielle Steel (1947, New York, 🇺🇸 )

24. Ken Wilber (1949, Oklahoma City, 🇺🇸 )


25. William Gibson (1948, Conway, 🇺🇸 )


26. Eckhart Tolle (1948, Dortmund, 🇩🇪)


27. Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951, Cartagena, 🇪🇸 )


28. Clive Barker (1952, Liverpool, 🇬🇧)


29. Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947, Valparaíso, 🇨🇱)

30. Michel Houellebecq (1956, Réunion, 🇫🇷)


31. Robert Jordan (1948, Charleston, 🇺🇸 )


32. Herta Müller (1953, Niţchidorf, 🇷🇴)


33. Douglas Adams (1952, Cambridge, 🇬🇧)


34. Chuck Palahniuk (1962, Pasco, 🇺🇸 )


35. Roberto Bolaño (1953, Santiago, 🇨🇱)


36. Irvine Welsh (1958, Leith, 🇬🇧)


37. Alessandro Baricco (1958, Turin, 🇮🇹)


38. Carlos Ruiz Zafón (1964, Barcelona, 🇪🇸 )


39. Javier Marías (1951, Madrid, 🇪🇸 )


40. Jens Fink-Jensen (1956, Copenhagen, 🇩🇰)


41. Stephenie Meyer (1973, Hartford, 🇺🇸 )


42. Amélie Nothomb (1967, Etterbeek, 🇧🇪)


43. Jo Nesbø (1960, Oslo, 🇳🇴)


44. Bill Bryson (1951, Des Moines, 🇺🇸 )


45. Kazuo Ishiguro (1954, Nagasaki, 🇯🇵)


46. Cornelia Funke (1958, Dorsten, 🇩🇪)


47. Khaled Hosseini (1965, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN)


48. Nicholas Sparks (1965, Omaha, 🇺🇸 )


49. Julian Barnes (1946, Leicester, 🇬🇧)

50. Neil Gaiman (1960, Portchester, 🇬🇧)


51. Boris Akunin (1956, Zestaponi, GEORGIA)


52. Alexander Litvinenko (1962, Voronezh, 🇷🇺)


53. Orson Scott Card (1951, Richland, 🇺🇸 )


54. Robert Fisk (1946, Maidstone, 🇬🇧)


55. Adnan Oktar (1956, Ankara, 🇹🇷)


56. Mo Yan (1955, Gaomi, 🇨🇳)


57. Charlie Kaufman (1958, New York, 🇺🇸 )


58. Martin Amis (1949, Swansea, 🇬🇧)


59. Kim Stanley Robinson (1952, Waukegan, 🇺🇸 )


60. Thomas L. Friedman (1953, St. Louis Park, 🇺🇸 )


61. Arnaldur Indriðason (1961, Reykjavik, ICELAND)


62. Klaus Ebner (1964, Vienna, 🇦🇹)


63. Bernard Werber (1961, Toulouse, 🇫🇷)


64. Eoin Colfer (1965, Wexford, 🇮🇪)


65. Bret Easton Ellis (1964, Los Angeles, 🇺🇸 )


66. Victor Pelevin (1962, Moscow, 🇷🇺)


67. J. Michael Straczynski (1954, Paterson, 🇺🇸 )


68. Rick Riordan (1964, San Antonio, 🇺🇸 )


69. Simon Pegg (1970, Brockworth, 🇬🇧)


70. Naomi Klein (1970, Montreal, 🇨🇦)


71. Joseba Sarrionandia (1958, Iurreta, 🇪🇸 )


72. Suzanne Collins (1962, Hartford, 🇺🇸 )


73. Anna Gavalda (1970, Boulogne-Billancourt, 🇫🇷)


75. Leszek Engelking (1955, Bytom, 🇵🇱)


76. Arundhati Roy (1961, Assam, 🇮🇳)


77. Dimitris P. Kraniotis (1966, Stomio, 🇬🇷)

78. Vladimir Kramnik (1975, Tuapse, 🇷🇺)


79. Elvira Lindo (1962, Cádiz, 🇪🇸 )


80. Joss Whedon (1964, New York, 🇺🇸 )


81. Richard Hammond (1969, Solihull, 🇬🇧)


82. Taslima Nasrin (1962, Mymensingh, 🇧🇩)


83. Christopher Paolini (1983, Los Angeles, 🇺🇸 )


84. Iain Banks (1954, Dunfermline, 🇬🇧)


85. Elif Şafak (1971, Strasbourg, 🇫🇷)


86. Aaron Sorkin (1961, New York, 🇺🇸 )


87. Yann Martel (1963, Salamanca, 🇪🇸 )


88. Roberto Saviano (1979, Naples, 🇮🇹)


89. Lucía Etxebarría (1966, Valencia, 🇪🇸 )


90. Vernon Chatman (1972, New York, 🇺🇸 )


91. Cory Doctorow (1971, Toronto, 🇨🇦)


92. Kiran Desai (1971, Chandigarh, 🇮🇳)


93. Linda Maria Baros (1981, Bucharest, 🇷🇴)


Source:

Yu, A. Z., et al. (2016). Pantheon 1.0, a manually verified dataset of globally famous biographies. Scientific Data 2:150075. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.75



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