See also: List of Swedish language writers
- Cem Akas
- Metin Kacan
- Yahya Kemal
- Yasar Kemal, author of "Mehmed, My Hawk"
- Orhan Pamuk, author of "Black Book" and "The White Castle"
- Aziz Nesin
- Haldun Taner
See also List of novelists by country: United States
- Kathy Acker, (1943-1997)
- Robert H. Adleman (1919-1995)
- Louisa May Alcott, (1832-1888), author of Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys
- Nicholson Baker (born 1957), author of The Mezzanine and Vox
- Ray Bradbury, (born 1920), author of The Illustrated Man, Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Charles Bukowski, (1920-1994), poet & novelist, author of Post Office, Factotum
- William S. Burroughs, (1914-1997)
- Truman Capote, (1924-1984)
- Raymond Chandler, (1888-1959)
- Tom Clancy, (born 1947), The Hunt for Red October
- Stephen Crane, (1871-1900), The Red Badge of Courage, Maggie, a Girl of the Streets.
- John Fante, (1909-1983), author of Ask the Dust, Full of Life
- William Faulkner, (1897-1962), Southern Modernist, author of A Light in August
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, (1896-1940), author of The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise
- Dashiell Hammett, (1894-1961)
- Nathaniel Hawthorne, (1804-1864), author of The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables
- Ernest Hemingway, (1899-1961), author of For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Farewell to Arms, and ''The Sun Also Rises
- Frank Herbert, (1920-1986), famous science fiction writer, notably Dune saga.
- John Irving, (born 1942), author of A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules
- Jack Kerouac, beatnik, author of On the Road (1952).
- Stephen King, prolific horror author.
- Jack London, (1876-1916), The Call of the Wild, Martin Eden, The Sea-Wolf
- Herman Melville, (1819-1891), Moby-Dick
- Henry Miller (1891-1980)
- Thomas Pynchon, (born 1937) V, The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow
- Philip Roth, (born 1933), author of Portnoy's Complaint and The Human Stain
- J. D. Salinger, author of Catcher in the Rye
- John Steinbeck, (1902-1968), The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, In Dubious Battle, Cannery Row, East of Eden
- Mark Twain, (1835-1910), pseudonym for Samuel Clemens author of Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper
- Kurt Vonnegut, (born 1922), author of Cat's Cradle
- Tom Wolfe, (born 1931), author of The Bonfire of the Vanities
- Thomas Wolfe, (1900-1938), Look Homeward, Angel. A Story of the Buried Life (1929)