Some first names of famous male authors in the English language are Aldous, Daniel, Stephen and William. Some famous female authors' first names include Agatha, Emily and Jane.
Aldous Huxley was a British author, most famous for his dystopic novel, "Brave New World," which Modern Library ranks as one of the top 100 English-language novels of the 20th century. Daniel Defoe, another British author, is famous for the classic "Robinson Crusoe," while Dan Brown is the American author of the acclaimed "The Da Vinci Code," published in 2003. Stephen King is a famous American author with a string of best-selling horror titles to his credit. Stephen Hawking, an astrophysicist, and Stephen Jay Gould, an evolutionary biologist, are famous scientists who author best-selling books in their disciplines. The most famous author bearing the name William was William Shakespeare, who many regard as the greatest English-language writer of all time.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Agatha Christie as the second best-selling author of all time, as of 2015, and she is universally recognized for her crime fiction novels. Emily Dickinson was an American poet whose sister published her work after Emily's death. Jane Austen was the British author of "Pride and Prejudice," among many other novels.