List of most translated individual authors

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This page provides list of most translated individual authors to date sorted by the total number of translations.

As of August 2017

Rank Author Nationality Original language Target languages Ttl. no. of translations
1 Agatha Christie United Kingdom English 103[1] 7,236[2]
2 Jules Verne Flag of France.svg French 4,751[2]
3 William Shakespeare Flag of England.svg English 4,296[2]
4 Enid Blyton England English 90[3] 3,924[2]
5 Barbara Cartland England English 38[4] 3,652[2]
6 Danielle Steel United States English 43[5] 3,628[2]
7 Vladimir Lenin Russia Russian 3,593[2]
8 Hans Christian Andersen Denmark Danish 3,520[2]
9 Stephen King United States English 3,357[2]
10 Jacob Grimm War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg German 2,977[2]
11 Wilhelm Grimm War ensign of the German Empire Navy 1848-1852.svg German 2,951[2]
12 Nora Roberts United States English 2,597[2]
13 Alexandre Dumas France French ≈100 2,540[2]
14 Arthur Conan Doyle United Kingdom English 2,496[2]
15 Mark Twain United States English 2,431[2]
16 Fyodor Dostoyevsky Flag of Russia.svg Russian >170[6] 2,342[2]
17 Georges Simenon Belgium French 2,315[2]
18 Astrid Lindgren Sweden Swedish 60–95 2,271[2]
19 Pope John Paul II Flag of Poland.svg 2,258[2]
20 René Goscinny France French 2,234[2]
21 R. L. Stine United States English 2,222[2]
22 Jack London United States English 2,182[2]
23 Leo Tolstoy Flag of Russia.svg Russian 2,178[2]
24 Isaac Asimov United States English 2,159[2]
25 Charles Dickens United Kingdom English 2,112[2]

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  1. ^ McWhirter, Norris; McWhirter, Ross (1976). Guinness Book of World Records, 11th U.S. Edition. Bantam Books. p. 704.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y UNESCO Statistics. "Index Translationum - "TOP 50000" Author". Official website of UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  3. ^ Clark, Nick (27 March 2012). "Seven go on a 21-century adventure: Enid Blyton classics to be rewritten". The Independent. Retrieved 12 August 2017. Blyton's works have been translated into 90 languages.
  4. ^ McCorquodale, Ian (2017). "Welcome to the romantic world of Barbara Cartland". BarbaraCartland.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017. During her long career, my mother, Barbara Cartland wrote an incredible 723 books, which were translated into 38 languages, making her the most prolific author of the 20th Century.
  5. ^ "About Danielle Steel". Official website of Danielle Steel. Retrieved 12 August 2017. She is published in 69 countries and 43 languages.
  6. ^ Kjetsaa, Geir (1989). Fyodor Dostoyevsky: A Writer's Life. Fawcett Columbine. p. foreword. ISBN 978-0-449-90334-6.