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The World's Greatest Storytellers

WORLD'S GREATEST STORYTELLERS • auhor • painter • tusiness person bubble size corresponds О ПБйаn O presenter SCIeenMriter • poet • actor/ilm director to number of votes •poitician • plawight RACONTEUR- -HomerAesop-Jesus- Rumi- Boccaccio - Chaucer - Cervantes William Shakespeare - Jane AustenThe Brothers Grimm-Hans Christian Andersen - Charles Dickens -George Eliot-Walt Whitman - 1500 1800 1819 JRR Tolkien-HP Lovecraft-Agatha Christie– Raymond Chandler– Virginia Woolf – James Joyce- PG Wodehouse- Rudyard Kipling - Arthur Conan Doyle– Oscar Wilde– Robert Louis Stevenson- Claude Monet-Thomas Hardy-Mark Twain - Louisa May Alcott-Leo Talstoy 1892 F Scott Fitzgerald- Ernest Hemingway– Vladimir Nabokov – Walt Disney- John Steinbeck- Evelyn Waugh– Dr. Seuss – James Michener – Eudora Welty – David Niven- Tove Jansson Roald Dahl Arthur C. Clarke- Primo Levi – Peter Ustinov 1900 1921 -Bob Dylan-Angela Carter- Margaret Atwood-Morgan Freeman- Jim Harrison- Cormac McCarthy– Johnny Cash – Tom Wolfe- Alice Munro -Ronnie Corbett- Ursula K. LeGuin– Maya Angelou -Gabriel García Márquez-David Attenborough-Stan Lee 1940 1941 John Saul - Michael Morpurgo - Steven Spielberg - Bill Clinton- Philip Pullman - Stephen King Paulo Coelho - Salman Rushdie- Terry Pratchett-Alexander McCall Smith-George RR Martin- 1948 -Morrissey-Kevin Spacey-Stephen Fry-Steve Jobs-Stieg Larsson- Oprah Winfrey- James Cameron– Kazuo Ishiguro – Hugh Lupton – Amy Tan – Bill Bryson– Ken Follet – Haruki Murakami – Bruce Springsteen- lan McEwan-Stuart McLean - 1959 Neil Gaiman lan Rankin- Marian Keves – Michael Chabon- Malcolm Gladwell – Joss Weedon - Carlos Ruiz Zafon – Khaled Hosseini – J.K. Rowling Sarah Waters-M.Todd Gallowglas -Sabrina Mahfouz- 1960 1980 WHAT KIND OF STORYTELLERS DO INDUSTRIES PREFER? TOP SIX This shows the six storytellers that ranked top amongst all of our voters. Each group of professionals had a different breakdown of votes in terms of what kinds of storytellers they favoured. This chart shows what kinds of storytellers were voted for by each group of voters. William Shakespeare Roald Dahl 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot, well-known for his children's books. Authors Educators Entrepreneurs Stephen King Charles Dickens Journalists is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. was an English writer and social critic and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. Students Finance J.K. Rowling Healthcare is a British nOvelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, which have become the best- selling book series in history. Neil Gaiman is an award-winning English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films. Marketing Media O Racoelaur survey of apra. 500 inividak, Kovenbter 2014 Seurce:,

The World's Greatest Storytellers

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Great storytelling is the summation of innumerable qualities and factors, and who we laud as the greatest of them all is more a question of diversity than of consensus, as Raconteur discovered in a su...



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