11 Most Famous American Authors

You will likely find your favorites and perhaps discover new ones among this list of famous American authors.

Mark Twain

Samuel left school after the fifth grade to start a printer apprenticeship. He later received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Oxford in 1907.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

His talent was nurtured and honed from a teen to an adult, as he became one of the famous American authors of his generation.

Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway received the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He had been nominated three times previously.

Toni Morrison

In 1967, Toni Morrison became the first black woman editor for Random House’s fiction department.

J.D. Salinger

The Catcher in the Rye has built a reputation as one of the greatest novels of the last century.

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