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Historical Literary

Missing: * Mary Johnston (1900) * Mary Augusta Ward (1903, 1905) * Frances Little (1907) * Basil King (1909) * Florence Barclay (1910) * Jeffrey Farnol (1911) * Gene Stratton Porter (1912) * Harold Bell Wright (1914) * Vicente Blasco Ibanez (1919) * A.S.M. Hutchinson (1922) * Gertrude Atherton (1923) * A. Hamilton Gibbs (1925) * John Erskine (1926) * Hervey Allen (1933-34) * Lloyd C. Douglas (1935, 1943, 1948, 1953) * Richard Llewellyn (1940) * A. J. Cronin (1941) * Franz Werfel (1942) * Lillian Smith (1944) * Russell Janney (1947) * Mika Waltari (1949) * Henry Morton Robinson (1950) * Thomas B. Costain (1952) * Morton Thompson (1954) * William Brinkley (1956) * James Gould Cozzens (1957) * Allen Drury (1960) * Morris L. West (1963) * William Kotzwinkle (1982) * James Kahn (1983) * Khaled Hosseini (2007)

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20

1901

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

2

1902

Owen Wister

Author

100% (2 of 2 votes)

91

1903

Mary Augusta Ward

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

21

1904

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

92

1905

Mary Augusta Ward

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

22

1906

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

23

1908

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

24

1913

Winston Churchill (American novelist)

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

61

1915

Booth Tarkington

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

62

1916

Booth Tarkington

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

5

1917

H.G. (Herbert George) Wells

Author

100% (6 of 6 votes)

46

1918

Zane Grey

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

47

1920

Zane Grey

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

48

1921

Sinclair Lewis

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

49

1924

Edna Ferber

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

50

1927

Sinclair Lewis

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

51

1928

Thornton Wilder

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

52

1929

Erich Maria Remarque

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

53

1930

Edna Ferber

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

54

1931

Pearl S. Buck

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

55

1932

Pearl S. Buck

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

11

1933

Hervey Allen

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

12

1934

Hervey Allen

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

56

1936

Margaret Mitchell

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

57

1937

Margaret Mitchell

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

64

1938

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

58

1939

John Steinbeck

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

66

1941

A.J. Cronin

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

93

1942

Franz Werfel

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

77

1944

Lillian Smith (Author)

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

59

1945

Kathleen Winsor

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

13

1946

Daphne Du Maurier

Author

75.00% (3 of 4 votes)

32

1951

James Jones

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

63

1955

Herman Wouk

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

67

1957

James Gould Cozzens

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

33

1958

Boris Pasternak

Poet

0% (0 of 3 votes)

34

1959

Leon Uris

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

1

1961

Irving Stone

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

25

1962

Katherine Anne Porter

Author

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

35

1964

John Le Carre

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

36

1965

James Michener

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

37

1966

Jacqueline Susann

Author

0% (0 of 7 votes)

38

1967

Elia Kazan

Filmmaker

0% (0 of 0 votes)

39

1968

Arthur Hailey

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

40

1969

Philip Roth

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

6

1970

Erich Segal

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

41

1971

Arthur Hailey

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

42

1972

Richard Bach

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

43

1973

Richard Bach

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

44

1974

James Michener

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

1975

E.L. Doctorow

Author

100% (2 of 2 votes)

45

1976

Leon Uris

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

26

1977

J.R.R. Tolkien

Author

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

27

1977

Christopher Tolkien

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

28

1978

James Michener

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

29

1979

Robert Ludlum

Author

0% (0 of 3 votes)

30

1980

James Michener

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

65

1981

James Clavell

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

14

1984

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

31

1984

Peter Straub

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

89

1985

Jean M. Auel

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

15

1986

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

16

1987

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

86

1988

Tom Clancy

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

87

1989

Tom Clancy

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

88

1990

Jean M. Auel

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

3

1991

Alexandra Ripley

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

17

1992

Stephen King

Author

69.54% (121 of 174 votes)

60

1993

Robert James Waller

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

79

1994

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

80

1995

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

81

1996

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

82

1997

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

83

1998

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

84

1999

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

85

2000

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

8

2001

Jerry Jenkins

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

18

2001

Tim LaHaye

Author

58.33% (7 of 12 votes)

68

2002

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

9

2003

Dan Brown

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

10

2004

Dan Brown

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

69

2005

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

19

2006

Mitch Albom

Commentator

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

78

2007

Khaled Hosseini

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

90

2008

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

7

2009

Dan Brown

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

70

2010

Stieg Larsson

Author

0% (0 of 2 votes)

71

2011

John Grisham

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

72

2012

E.L. James

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

73

2013

Jeff Kinney

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

74

2014

John Green (Author)

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)

75

2015

Harper Lee

Author

0% (0 of 4 votes)

76

2016

Paula Hawkins

Author

0% (0 of 0 votes)