The best authors of the modern era — Part 1

Soujanya Karthikeyen
3 min readJan 15, 2021


4 authors who have rocked the literary reader to the core with their set of breath-taking, imaginary worlds…

Niel Gaimann

The creative author of the famous “The Sandman”, “Coraline”, the renown “American Gods”(now a popular TV series on Prime video) and many more amazing books is a living box of over-flowing ingenious ideas for literary worlds. His artistic talent to paint pictures through words is admired by many. Many of works have been converted either in movies or short-films or television series. He is the first author to win both the Newbery and the Carnegie medals for his work “The Graveyard Book”. He was inspired after reading the works of Dennis Wheatley, especially “The Ka of Gifford Hillary” and “The Haunting of Toby Jugg”.

Dan Brown

Meet Dan Brown, a person with an astounding gift to weave a tapestry of suspense, crime, mystery and thriller. Brown’s “Robert Langdon” series was something a reader had find his/her way out as if caught in a spider’s web. He first wanted to be a musician but switched to literature soon. Although his writing style has been criticized as clumsy in the book “The Da Vinci Code”, his books has been quite fascinating.

Sir Philip Pullman

Sir Pullman has enchanted many fans of fantasy with his notable “His Dark Materials” and it’s sequel series “The Book of the Dust”. His works on children and young-adult fiction has captivated many across the world. He has won the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Prize and Astrid Lindgren Award. “His Dark Materials” was made into a far-famed TV series on HBO. His first book for the series was converted into a movie namely “The Golden Compass”.

Stephen King

Stephan King, a prodigy in writing, thriller and crime has provided the world with the best novels from him which mostly centers dark fiction. His young-adult novels about supernatural and science-fiction has given readers a little shiver down the spine each time he/she opens the book for a truly chilling read. His books about crime, suspense and fantasy has been converted into eminent movies over the time.

Now, Reader I give it to you to guess the next set of noted authors of the modern era. Keep your eyes wide open for Part 2 of this blog.