Oprahs Book Club Authors

The list of Oprahs book club authors contains some of today's greatest writers - as well as notable writers from the past - such as Toni Morrison, Elie Wiesel, Sidney Poitier and William Faulkner.

Here is a full list of authors with books selected for Oprah's book list:

Oprah's Book Club Authors

  • Uwem Akpan
  • David Wroblewski
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Ken Follett
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Jeffery Eugenides
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Elie Wiesel
  • James Frey
  • William Faulkner
  • Pearl S. Buck
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • Carson McCullers
  • Alan Paton
  • John Steinbeck
  • Toni Morrison
  • Ann-Marie MacDonald
  • Rohinton Mistry
  • Jonathan Franzen
  • Lalita Tademy
  • Malika Oufkir
  • Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Andre Dubus III
  • Christian Schwarz
  • Elizabeth Berg
  • BArbara Kingsolver
  • Sue Miller
  • Tawni O'Dell
  • Isabel Allende
  • Robert Morgan
  • Jane Hamilton
  • A. Manette Ansay
  • Breena Clarke
  • Maeve Binchy
  • Melinda Haynes
  • Janet Fitch
  • Anita Shreve
  • Bernhard Schlink
  • Bret Lott
  • Billie Letts
  • Chris Bohjalian
  • Pearl Cleage
  • Wally Lamb
  • Edwidge Danticat
  • Anna Quindlen
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Bill Cosby
  • Kaye Gibbons
  • Ernest J. Gaines
  • Mary McGarry Morris
  • Maya Angelou
  • Sheri Reynolds
  • Ursula Hegi
  • Jane Hamilton
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard

Quite a list, huh? Several of the authors on this list were selected several times since the book club began in 1996.

Some of them have even caused controversy, such as author James Frey with his 'memoir' "A Million Little Pieces", which was later revealed to be a work of fiction.

Oprahs Book Club Secret?

Many of Oprah's fans, readers and writers want to know her book club secret: the reason why almost all the books she chooses go on to be bestsellers.

Many will tell you it's her power and clout, but I believe it is also her ability to pick books by great authors such as these.

By the way, you can find all of Oprah's book club picks here.

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