The new year is commencing and will bring new changes and a fresh start in life, but some things are constant despite the transformations, and one among them is the love for literature – a never-ending realm.
This year, we learned about many new writers and became familiar with their works. Some old authors got the fame they deserved with their commendable works, but a few aced and became most famous.
Hi! I am Priyanka from Hooked to Books, and here I will list the 5 most famous writers in 2024.
Many writers gained immense popularity in 2024, and from the long list, I chose 5 most famous writers who were in the top list of media, bestsellers, literary recognition, and more.
So, without further delay, let’s dive into the list of famous writers in 2024.
The 5 Most Famous Writers in 2024
I’ve listed the writers and brief information about their lives, literary works, and awards. Have a look!
1. Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 books. She mostly writes young and new adult fiction, contemporary romance, and psychological thrillers.
She was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on December 11, 1979. Her debut novel was Slammed, which she wrote without any hope of getting published.
She is the BookTok sensation, and her literary works are appreciated as well as criticized by the audience. Colleen has also been on the controversial list. This year, debates on her books led to the continuation of her fame in the literary world.
Her most famous work is It Ends With Us!
Few of her famous books are:
- 5 Goodreads Choice Awards
- UtopYA Con Awards
2. Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman was born in Hampshire, UK, on November 10, 1960. He discovered his love for books during childhood when he devoured the works of C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Allan Poe, and more.
Neil’s first book was Duran Duran biography.
The Sandman was one of Neil’s most popular works, now a Netflix series. Mostly, he writes in genres such as fantasy, horror, science fiction, dark fantasy, and comedy.
Few of his famous books are:
He has won over 70 awards for his incredible works across genres. I have listed a few.
- Hugo Awards
- John Newbery Medal
- Locus Award
- Bram Stoker Award
- Nebula Award
3. Judy Blume
American writer Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on February 12, 1938. During childhood, she used to make up stories inside her head, and now she pens them down on paper to deliver incredible stories to the readers.
Few of her famous books are:
- Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
- Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
- Double Fudge
- Summer Sisters
Judy Blume has won over 80 literary awards. I have listed a few.
- Outstanding Book of the Year
- Children’s Choice Award
- Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award
- Civil Liberties Award
- Carl Sandberg Freedom to Read Award
4. John Green
John Green is the New York Times bestselling author born in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 24, 1977. He writes in genres such as young adult fiction and romance.
Looking for Alaska was the debut novel written by John Green and was published in 2005. A few of his books have also been adapted as movie/series. The American author has gained a huge fanbase among the reading community.
His famous books are:
- The Fault in Our Stars
- Looking for Alaska
- An Abundance of Katherines
- Paper Towns
- Turtles All The Way Down
I have listed a few awards won by him:
- Michael L. Printz Award
- Goodreads Choice Awards
- Edgar Award
- Audie Award
5. J.K. Rowling
Who doesn’t know the name J.K. Rowling? The author of famous Harry Potter books!
She was born in Yate, United Kingdom, on July 31st, 1965. Rowling wanted to become a writer from an early age and wrote her first novel when she was eleven years old.
The first book from the Harry Potter series was published in 1997. Twelve publishers turned her down before the first book was published. All the books were immensely loved, which led to the creation of the Harry Potter movie series.
Mostly, she writes fantasy and children’s literature. Rowling’s books are all-time favorites and always remain on the top list year after year.
Rowling has received numerous awards for her works. I have listed a few:
- Companion of Honour
- PEN America Literary Service Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- James Joyce Award
- The Edinburgh Award
- Booksellers Association Author of the Year
The literary world is ever-evolving, and a plethora of writers and their works are introduced every year. As readers, we love to devour, analyze, and choose the best among them. However, the likes and dislikes totally depend on an individual’s taste and preference.
I hope this article on 5 most famous writers in 2024 helped you to learn about the authors and their works. Although many authors got recognition in 2024, I chose the 5 best among them.
According to you, who is the best author of 2024? Tell me in the comments below!