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List of Famous Books and Authors

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The team of All Previous Papers (APP) has prepared the list of major Famous Books and Authors. If you explore the previous papers of major competitive exams you will see that many times the question related to Books and Authors have been asked. Questions based on Books and Authors form a part of the General Awareness section of many Govt. and Bank exams.

We have prepared a list of all most repeated and Famous Books and Authors names. This list books can be fiction, non-fiction, novels, award winning novels, biographies etc.

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List of Famous Books and Authors

AuthorsBooks Name
A. B. VajpayeeNew Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy
Abdul Kalam AzadIndia Wins Freedom
Abul FazalAin-i-Akbari
Abul FazalAkbar-Nama
Adam SmithWealth of Nations
Adolf HitlerMein Kampf
Sachchidananda VatsyayanKitne Navon Men Kitni Bar
Akhil SharmaAn Obedient Father
Akhil SharmaFamily Life
Akhilesh TilotiaThe Making of India
Albert CamusPlague
AlbiruniTahakak – E – Hind
Alexander DomaThree Marketiars
Alexander DumasCount of Monte Cristo
Alexander DumasThree Musketeers
Alexander SolzhenitsynOne Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch
Amartya SenDevelopment as Freedom
Amish TripathiThe Immortals of Meluha
Amish TripathiThe Oath of the Vayuputras
Amish TripathiThe Secret of the Nagas
Amit ChaudhuriA New World
Amit ChaudhuriA Strange and Sublime Address
Amit ChaudhuriAfternoon Raag
Amit ChaudhuriFreedom Song
Amit ChaudhuriThe Immortals
Amit DasguptaIndia for A Billion Reasons
Amitav GhoshCircle of the Region
Amitav GhoshCountdown
Amitav GhoshFlood of Fire
Amitav GhoshIn an Antique Land
Amitav GhoshIncendiary Circumstances
Amitav GhoshRiver of Smoke
Amitav GhoshSea of Poppies
Amitav GhoshShadow Line
Amitav GhoshThe Calcutta Chromosome
Amitav GhoshThe Circle of Reason
Amitav GhoshThe Glass Palace
Amitav GhoshThe Great Derangement
Amitav GhoshThe Hungry Tide
Amitav GhoshThe Imam and the Indian
Amitav GhoshThe Shadow Lines
Amrita PritamA Revenue Stamp (autobiography)
Amrita PritamDeath of a City
Amrita PritamKagaz Te Canvas
Amrita PritamKala Gulab (Black Rose)
Amrita PritamPinjar
Amrita PritamRasidi Ticket
Amrita PritamSunehade
Anita DesaiCat on a Houseboat
Anita DesaiClear Light of Day
Anita DesaiCry, The Peacock
Anita DesaiFasting, Feasting
Anita DesaiFire on the Mountain
Anita DesaiGames at Twilight
Anita DesaiIn Custody
Anita DesaiJourney to Ithaca
Anita DesaiThe Peacock Garden
Anita DesaiThe Village By the Sea
Anita DesaiThe Zigzag Way
Anita DesaiVoices in the City
Anita NairIdris: Keeper of the Light
Anjali JosephThe Living
Anjum HasanThe Cosmopolitans
Annie BesantNew India
Anurag Mathur22 Days in India
Anurag MathurPopat Lal Bhindi
Anurag MathurThe Inscrutable Americans
Aravind AdigaLast Man in Tower
Aravind AdigaThe White Tiger
Arfea TehsinThe Elephant Bird
Arther Canon DoelAdventures of Sherlock Homes
Arthur Conan DoyleAdventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arun JoshiThe Last Labyrinth
Arundhati RoyGod of Small Things
Arundhati RoyThe Algebra of Infinite Justice
Arundhati RoyThe Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Arundhuti RoyThe God of Small Things
Asha GhoshBuddhacharit
Ashapurna DeviBakul Katha
Ashapurna DeviBiswas Abiswas
Ashapurna DeviChabibandha Sinduk
Ashapurna DeviChitrakalpa
Ashapurna DeviDwitiyo Adwitiyo
Ashapurna DeviEi To Sedin
Ashapurna DeviPancha Nodir Teere
Ashapurna DeviProthom Pratisruti
Ashapurna DeviSiri Bhanga Anka
Ashapurna DeviSthan Kaal Patra
Ashapurna DeviSubarnalata
Ashok SrinivasanOnce Upon a Time
Ashwa GhoshLalit Bihar
Aurobindo GhoshHero of Nymph
Aurobindo GhoshLife Divine
Ayub KhanFriend Not Master
B. BhattachariaShadow of Ladakh
B. R. AmbedkarWhat Congress and Gandhi have done to the untouchables
B. R. NandaThe Nehrus; Motilal and Jawaharlal
BaburBaburnama
Baby HalderA Life Less Ordinary: A Memoir
Baby HalderAalo Aandhari
BakpatirajGaurdbaho
Bana BhattHarsha Charit
Bana BhattKadambari
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhayeDevi Chaudharani
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhayeIndira
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhayeKopalkundala
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhayeRajsingha
Bankim Chandra ChattopadhayeSitaram
Bankimchandra ChattopadhyayAnand Math
Bernie KrauseThe Great Animal Orchestra
Bhabani BhattacharyaShadow From Ladakh
Bhagat SinghAn Introduction of the Dreamland
Bhisham SahniTamas
Bibek Debroy and Ashley TellisGetting India Back on Track
Bibhuti Bhushan BandopadhayePather Panchali
Bibhuti Bhushan BandopadhyayAparajito
Bibhuti Bhushan BandopadhyayAranyak
Bibhuti Bhushan BandyopadhyayAshani Sanket
Bibhuti Bhushan BandyopadhyayIchamati
BilhonBicramanchadev
Bimal MitraEkak Dasak Shatak
Bimal MitraKori Diye Kinlaam
Bimal MitraMrityuheen
Bimal MitraSaheb Bibi Golam
BocachioDecamaren
Boris PasternakBlind Beauty
Boris PasternakDr.Zhivago
Bulwar LyttonLast Days of Pompeii
C P SurendranHadal: Inspired by a True Story
C.P.ShawThe Masters
CervantesDon Quixote
charles DarwinOrigin of species
Charles DickensA Tale of Two Cities
Charles DickensDavid Copperfield
Charles DickensOliver Twist
Charles DickensPickwick Papers
ChaucerCanterbury Tales
Chetan Bhagat2 States
Chetan BhagatFive Point Someone
Chetan BhagatOne Indian Girl
Chetan BhagatOne Night @ the Call Centre
Chetan BhagatRevolution 2020
Chetan BhagatThe 3 Mistakes of My Life
Chetan BhagatWhat Young India Wants
ChurchilGathering Strom
ColeridgeAncient Mariner
ColeridgeKubla Khan
Coomi KapoorThe Emergency – A Personal History
D. C. SircarIndian Epigraphy
D. N. DhanagreThe Nadars of Tamil Nadu
D. N. MajumdarRaces and Cultures of India
D. V. SavarkarIndian war and Independence
D.H.LawrenceSons and Lovers
D.P. MoynihanA Dangerous place
Dadabhai NaorojiPoverty & Un-British Rule in India
Daniel DefoeRobinson Crusoe
DanteDevine Comedi
DanteDivine Comedy
David CameronCameron on Cameron
David Foster WallaceInfinite Jest
David GrossmanA Horse Walks Into a Bar
Dinbandhu MitraNeel Darpan
Dominique LapierreThe City of Joy
Dominique Lapierre & CollinsFreedom at Midnight
DostoevskyCrime and Punishment
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul KalamWings of Fire
DR. A.P.J. Abdul KalamIgnited Minds – Unleashing the power within India
DR. A.P.J. Abdul KalamIndia 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium
DR. A.P.J. Abdul KalamMy Journey
Dr. Ravindra Nath ShrivastavaSunrise in Slums
Dr.Rajendra PrasadIndia Divided
Dr.S.Radha KrishnanHindu View of Life
E.M.ForsterA passage to India
Earnest HemingwayOld Man and the Sea
Edmond SpensarFerary Queen
Edward GibbonThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Edward Gibbon EmpireDecline and Fall of the Roman
EinsteinTheory of Relativity
ElliotMurder in Cathedral
Erich ByronThe Class
Dalai LamaBeyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World
Kapil SibalI Witness: Partial Observations
Dalai LamaThe Art of Living – A Guide to Contentment, Joy and Fulfilment
Dr. Shashi TharoorPax Indica: India and the world of the 21st Century
Sudha MurthyThe Day I Stopped Drinking Milk
NR Narayana MurthyA Better India: A Better World
Dominique LapierreIndia – My Beloved
Kiran BediDare to Do: For the New Generation
Christopher SneddenKashmir: The Unwritten History
K Natwar SinghWalking with Lions : Tales from a Diplomatic Past
Arundhati RoyThe Hanging of Afzal Guru
Fatima BhuttoThe Shadow Of The Crescent Moon
F Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby
Shashi TharoorIndia: The Future is Now
Harper LeeGo Set a Watchman
Natwar SinghOne Life is Not Enough
Vinod Rai (Former CAG)Not Just an Accountant: The diary of the nation’s conscience keeper
Vinay SatpatiHalf Lion: How PV Narsimha Rao transformed India
Nandan Nilekani and Viral ShahRebooting India – Realizing a Billion Aspirations
Twinkle KhannaMrs. Funnybones
Prashant BhushanThe Case that Shook India
Ruskin BondLone Fox Dancing
Ram Gopal VarmaGuns and Thighs
Karan Johar with Poonam SaxenaAn Unsuitable Boy
Brijendra RehiAtalji ne kaha
Venkaiah NaiduMoving On, Moving Forward
Sudha MurthyThe Upside Down King
Twinkle KhannaPyjamas are Forgiving
Shashi TharoorThe Paradoxical Prime Minister
Nadia MuradThe Last Girl: My story of captivity and fight against the Islamic State
Raghuram RajanI Do What I Do
Malala YousafzaiWe are Displaced
Dr. Raghuram RajanThe Third Pillar
Jean Piere HarrisonEdge of Time
Joseph LelyveldGreat Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India
Siddhartha MukherjeeThe Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Anjali JosephSaraswati Park
Amy ChuaBattle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
Kuldip NayarBeyond the Lines
Robert GalbraithThe Cuckoo’s Calling
Sanjaya BaruThe Accidental Prime Minister
Uday Tara NayarThe Substance and the Shadow
Julian BarnesThe Sense of an Ending
Hillary MantelBring Up the Bodies
Elaneor CattonThe Luminaries
Richard FlanaganThe Narrow Road to the Deep North
Marlon JamesA Brief History of Seven Killings
Paul BeattyThe Sellout
George SaundersLincoln in the Bardo
Anna BurnsMilkman
Adil JussawallaTrying to Say Goodbye
Cyrus MistryChronicler of a Corpse Bearer
Jhumpa LahiriThe Lowland
Anuradha RoySleeping on Jupiter
Anuk ArudpragasamThe Story of a Brief Marriage
Colson WhiteheadThe Underground Railroad
Arundhati RoyThe Mystery of Utmost Happiness
Mark TwainAdventures of Tom Sawyer, The
Paulo CoelhoAlchemist, The
Lewis CarrollAlice in the Wonderland
William ShakespeareAll’s Well that Ends well
Theodore DreiserAn American Tragedy
Dr. S. RadhakrishnanAn idealist view of life
George Bernard ShawAndrocles and the Lion
A. HuxleyApe and Essence
George Bernard ShawApple Cart
Sir Richard BurtonArabian Nights
V.S. NaipaulArea of Darkness
KautilyaArthashastra
George Bernard ShawArms and the man
Jules VerneAround the World in Eighty Days
William ShakespeareAs you like it
Nirad C. ChoudhuryAutobiography of an Unknown Indian
Olivia LaingThe trip to echo spring:
On writers and Drinking 
Charles
Darwin
On the origin
of species
Sigmund FreudThe interpretation
of Dreams 
Henry David ThoreauWalden 
Jawaharlal
Nehru
The Discovery
Of India
Shashi
Tharoor
Bookless in
Baghdad
Arundhati RoyThe Algebra of
In¦nite Justice 
Vikram SethTwo Lives 
Rabindranath TagoreGeetanjali 
Rachel CarsonSilent Spring 
Roland BarthesMythologies 
Anne FrankThe Diary of a
young girl 
Ibn battutaTravels of
Ibn battuta 
Stephen
Hawking
A brief history
of time
Max WeberEconomy and
Society 
Thomas PaineThe Rights of
a man
PlatoThe Symposium 
Robert BurtonThe Anatomy of melancholy 
BaburBabur-nama
Kuldip NayarBetween the Lines
Maithili Sharan GuptBharat Bharati
Noel CowardBitter Sweet
Aldous HuxleyBrave New World
Sarojini NaiduBroken Wing
Jawaharlal NehruBunch of Old Letters, A
Emily BronteWuthering Heights 
Mark TwainThe adventures of
Huckleberry Finn 
John GreenThe fault in our stars 
Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist 
Jane AustenPride and Prejudice 
William GoldingLord of §ies 
Dan BrownThe Da Vinci
Code 
F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby 
R K NarayanThe Guide 
Khushwant SinghTrain to Pakistan 
Salman RushdieMidnight’s
children 
Ruskin BondThe Night train
at Deoli 
Amitav GhoshShadow Lines 
Shashi TharoorThe Great Indian Novel 
Ruskin BondThe Blue Umbrella 
Denis JohnsonThe Laughing Monsters 
Walter IsaacsonSteve Jobs 
Edmund MorrisThe Rise Of
Theodore Roosevelt 
David McCulloughThe Wright Brothers 
Jung ChangWild Swans 
Barack ObamaThe Audacity
Of hope 
John LahrTennessee Williams 
Andre AgassiOpen 
Andrew RobertsNapoleon 
Malala YousafzaiI am Malala 
Benjamin
Franklin
The Autobiography Of
Benjamin Franklin
Nelson MandelaLong Walk to Freedom 
Mahatma
Gandhi
Story Of my Experiments
with truth
Agatha
Christie
An autobiography of
Agatha Christie
A P J Abdul
Kalam
Wings of Fire 
Jawaharlal NehruAn autobiography 
Sachin TendulkarPlaying It My way 
Kapil DevStraight From the
Heart 
Hellen KellerStory of my Life 
Phoolan DeviThe Bandit Queen
Of India 
Khushwant
Singh
Truth Love and a
Little Malice
Bhagat SinghWhy I am an Atheist 
BaburBaburnama 
Malcolm XThe autobiography of Malcolm X 
Robert T WashingtonUp From Slavery 
Laura
Hillenbrand
Unbroken 

Facts and Handy Information about Famous Books and Authors

Man Booker Prize
The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language and published in the UK.

Man Booker International Prize (2018)
Flights (2018) – Olga Tokarczuk

Man Booker Prize (2018)
Milkman (2018) – Anna Burns (Faber & Faber)

Famous Books and Authors :Man Booker Prize
1.The Sellout – Paul Betty (Fiction)
2. A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James (Fiction)
3. The Narrow Road to the Deep North – Richard Flanagan (Fiction)
4. The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton (Fiction)
5. Bring Up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel (Non-Fiction)
6. The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes (Fiction)
7. A Horse Walks Into a Bar (2017) – David Grossman (Novel)

Man Booker Prize Winners from India
1. Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children-1981)
2. Arundhati Roy (The God of Small Things-1997)
3. Kiran Desai (The Inheritance of Loss-2006)
4. Aravind Adiga (The White Tiger-2008)

Famous Books and Authors : Pulitizer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an International award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States. Pulitzer Prizes are awarded yearly in 21 categories.
List of 2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners
Journalism
Public Service: New York Times.
Breaking News Reporting: Staff of The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Investigative Reporting: The Washington Post
Explanatory Reporting: The Arizona Republic and USA Today Network.
Local Reporting: The Cincinnati Enquirer Staff .
National Reporting: New York Times and Washington Post .
International Reporting: Clare Baldwin, Andrew R.C. Marshall and Manuel Mogato of Reuters.
Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, freelance reporter, GQ.
Commentary: John Archibald of Alabama Media  Group, Birmingham, Ala.
Criticism: Jerry Saltz of New York magazine
Editorial Writing: Andie Dominick of The Des Moines Register.
Editorial Cartooning: Jake Halpern, freelance writer and Michael Sloan, freelance cartoonist, New York Times.
Breaking News Photography: Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress.
Feature Photography: Photography Staff of Reuters .

Letters, Drama & Music

Fiction: Less, by Andrew Sean Greer.
Drama: Cost of Living, by Martyna Majok.
History: The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, by Jack E. Davis (Liveright/W.W. Norton).
Biography or Autobiography: Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser .
Poetry: Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016, by Frank Bidart.
General Non Fiction: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.
Music:, by Kendrick Lamar

2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead (Fiction)
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between – Hisham Matar (Autobiographies and Biographies)
Sweat Lynn Nottage (Drama)
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising in 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. ( History)
Olio by Tyehimba Jess ( Poetry)

2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners
The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen (Fiction
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life – William Finnegan (Biography or Autobiography)
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS – Joby Warrick (Non Fiction)

2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr (Fiction)
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe – David I. Kertzer (Autobiographies and Biographies)

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