Fantasy is perhaps the most imaginative of all novel genres, because it requires going beyond mundane reality and constructive whole new worlds. Fantasy has several subgenres, ranging from high fantasy, set in a different world to magical realism, which is closest to reality. Today, we’re talking about top authors who write fantasy books. They have opened the doors of imagination for us, and are considered landmarks in their genre. They are counted among best fantasy writers at present time.
Top Authors Who Write Fantasy Books | Best Fantasy Writers At Present:
J K Rowling
J K Rowling needs no introduction. She’s the prolific author of the Harry Potter series. She was the first person to become a billionaire selling books, In fact, she has lived a rags to riches story, making her way from a divorce and bankruptcy to the bestselling author of our times. She is also a philanthropist and screenwriter.
George R R Martin
George R R Martin is perhaps the best known high fantasy writer of all times, who has shattered the glass ceiling with his Song of Ice and Fire series. This series also has a television adaptation, which the highest grossing series in the world – Game of Thrones. The last book of this mammoth (in its scope, length, characters and worldbuilding) series is yet to come out, and we couldn’t be more restless about it.
NeilGaiman is perhaps the finest fantasy books writer and has written a vast variety of work for readers spanning all ages. From wonderfully illustrated and imaginative children’s books to deep and profound fantasy to informative mythological non-fiction, he has dabbled in all genres. The recipient of many a coveted award, readers from all over the world devour his books.
Sanderson is the American author of several epic fantasy series, including the Mistborn series and The Stormlight Archive. He has also completed the famous Wheel of Time series (the last four books) after the death of its original author.
Bardugo is a New York Times bestseller of many fantasy novels, including the highly popular Six of Crows as well as the creator of the Grishaverse. She’s an Israeli-American author whose novels have seen prestigious television adaptations. She has studied English from the Yale University. She has won several awards for her wonderful writing.
Maggie is known for her fantasy young adult series, especially ‘The Raven Cycle’ and ‘The Wolves of Mercy Falls’. Her book entitled ‘All The Crooked Saints’ explores magic and the like in the Mexican context. She is known for her diversity and high conceptualization as well.
Sarah J Maas
Maas is the number one New York Times bestselling author of several books such as ‘Crescent City’, ‘The Throne of Glass’ and the ‘Court of Thorn and Roses’. She has majored in creative writing from the Hamilton College in New York.