Top 10 authors

by christof13 | created - 22 Dec 2011 | updated - 22 Dec 2011 | Public

1. Jean-Christophe Grangé

Writer | Les rivières pourpres

Jean-Christophe Grangé was born on July 15, 1961 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. He is a writer and producer, known for The Crimson Rivers (2000), Vidocq (2001) and Switch (2011).

3. Ken Follett

Writer | Eye of the Needle

Ken Follett was born on June 5, 1949 in Cardiff, Wales as Kenneth Martin Follett. He is known for his work on Eye of the Needle (1981), White Wedding (2009) and Target (1977). He has been married to Daphne Barbara Hubbard since November 8, 1985. He was previously married to Mary Emma Ruth Elson.

4. Romain Sardou

Self | Numéro un

Romain Sardou was born on January 6, 1974.

5. Michael Crichton

Writer | Twister

Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Roslyn, New York. His father was a journalist and encouraged him to write and to type. Michael gave up studying English at Harvard University, having become disillusioned with the teaching standards--the final straw came when he ...

6. Andy McNab


Andy McNab was born on December 28, 1959. He is known for his work on Heat (1995), Last Night Another Soldier and Echelon.

7. Jean Van Hamme

Writer | Largo Winch

Jean Van Hamme was born in 1939 in Belgium. He is a writer and director, known for The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch (2008), Diva (1981) and Largo Winch II (2011).

8. Jack Higgins

Writer | A Prayer for the Dying

Jack Higgins was born on July 27, 1929 in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England as Harry Patterson. He is a writer, known for A Prayer for the Dying (1987), The Eagle Has Landed (1976) and The Violent Enemy (1967).

9. Dean R. Koontz

Writer | Odd Thomas

Dean R. Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania, USA as Dean Ray Koontz. He is a writer and producer, known for Odd Thomas (2013), Watchers (1988) and Phantoms (1998). He has been married to Gerda Ann Cerra since October 15, 1966.

10. Frederick Forsyth

Writer | The Day of the Jackal

Frederick Forsyth was youngest pilot of the Royal Airforce, joining at the age of 19. He then became a journalist and worked for Reuters in several European capitals. Now he is a thriller author and his books have been sold over 35 million times worldwide.