Authors of the 20th Century

Authors who started their careers in the 20th century.

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  • Georges Simenon, prolific Belgian-French writer of pulp novels, detective fiction and psychological fiction, creator of Inspector Maigret.


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  • Jin Yong: Prolific author, and one of, if not the biggest author in the genre of Wuxia.
  • Lu Xun: Founder of modern Chinese literature.


  • Franz Kafka: Author of surrealist literature. Considered a rather influential writer despite completing and publishing very little. Best known for The Metamorphosis and The Trial.
  • Jiri Kulhanek: Author of vampire fiction










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