fandom: 2019’s Top Authors & Poets We wrote a list of the people who’ve written the words you love the most. You’re welcome. Neil Gaiman +10 Terry Pratchett +14 William Shakespeare +1 J.K. Rowling −3 Stephen King +3 Rupi Kaur −4 Rainbow Rowell +5 Cassandra Clare −1 Rick Riordan +1 Sappho Jane Austen −2 Charles Bukowski −7 Oscar Wilde +4 Sylvia Plath  Leigh Bardugo +3 Virginia Woolf +4 Juansen Ryne Dizon Sarah J. Maas −15 Edgar Allan Poe Donna Tartt The number in italics indicates how many spots a name moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded names weren’t on the list last year.