“Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors”

December 4th, 2012 by

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

1. Stephen King Known For: “The Shining,” “The Stand,” “The Shawshank Redemption.”

2. Elmore Leonard Known For: “Justified,” “Get Shorty.”

3. Nicholas Sparks Known For: “The Notebook.”

4. EL James Known For: “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

5. Suzanne Collins Known For: “The Hunger Games.”

6. Robert Kirkman Known For: “The Walking Dead.”

7. George R.R. Martin Known For: “Game of Thrones.”

8. James Patterson Known For: “Kiss the Girls.”

9. Michael Lewis Known For: “Moneyball.”

10. Stephenie Meyer Known For: “The Twilight Saga.”

11. J.K. Rowling Known For: “Harry Potter.”

12. Tom Clancy Known For: “The Hunt for Red October.”

13. Dennis Lehane Known For: “Mystic River.”

14. Charlaine Harris Known For: “Sookie Stackhouse” novels, source of “True Blood.”

15. Daniel H. Wilson Known For: “Robopocalypse” (film not yet released).

16. Ken Follett Known For: “The Pillars of the Earth.”

17. Cormac McCarthy Known For: “No Country for Old Men,” “All the Pretty Horses.

18. Seth Grahame-Smith Known For: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.”

19. Laura Hillenbrand Known For: “Seabiscuit.”

20. Jeff Kinney Known For: “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

21. Candace Bushnell Known For: “Sex and the City.”

22. Gillian Flynn Known For: “Gone Girl.”

23. Neil Gaiman Known For: “Coraline.”

24. John Grisham Known For: “The Firm.”

25. Sara Shepard Known For: “Pretty Little Liars.”

And Six To Watch.

Which ones are your favorites? Are there any authors you think should have been on the list?

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3 thoughts on ““Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors”

  1. LisaAldin says:

    I am very excited for The Scorpio Races and The Fault in Our Stars. I think both will translate so well to the screen. Can’t wait!

  2. PHILIP K. DICK! Can’t believe he’s missing. Doesn’t matter that he’d dead. They still make lots of movies of his work.

  3. John Geraci says:

    This is whack. J.K. Rowling with $7.6 billion in BO isn’t even in the top 10? And I hated Harry Potter. But the numbers count.

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