The Times' 50 greatest British writers since 1945

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January 5, 2008

The 50 greatest British writers since 1945

What better way to start the year than with an argument? The Times has decided to present you with a ranking of whom they consider the best postwar British writers, and are awaiting your responses

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article3127837.ece

  1. 1.
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    Philip Larkin

  2. 2.
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    George Orwell

  3. 3.
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    William Golding

  4. 4.
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    Ted Hughes

  5. 5.
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    Doris Lessing

  6. 6.
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    J.R.R. Tolkien

  7. 7.
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    V. S. Naipaul

  8. 8.
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    Muriel Spark

  9. 9.
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    Kingsley Amis

  10. 10.
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    Angela Carter

  11. 11.
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    C.S. Lewis

  12. 12.
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    Iris Murdoch

  13. 13.
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    Salman Rushdie

  14. 14.
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    Ian Fleming

  15. 15.
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    Jan Morris

  16. 16.
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    Roald Dahl

  17. 17.
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    Anthony Burgess

  18. 18.
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    Mervyn Peake

  19. 19.
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    Martin Amis

  20. 20.
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    Anthony Powell

  21. 21.
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    Alan Sillitoe

  22. 22.
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    John le Carre

  23. 23.
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    Penelope Fitzgerald

  24. 24.
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    Philippa Pearce

  25. 25.
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    Barbara Pym

  26. 26.
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    Beryl Bainbridge

  27. 27.
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    J.G. Ballard

  28. 28.
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    Alan Garner

  29. 29.
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    Alasdair Gray

  30. 30.
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    John Fowles

  31. 31.
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    Derek Walcott

  32. 32.
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    Kazuo Ishiguro

  33. 33.
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    Anita Brookner

  34. 34.
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    A.S. Byatt

  35. 35.
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    Ian McEwan

  36. 36.
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    Geoffrey Hill

  37. 37.
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    Hanif Kureishi

  38. 38.
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    Iain Banks

  39. 39.
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    George Mackay Brown

  40. 40.
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    A.J.P. Taylor

  41. 41.
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    Isaiah Berlin

  42. 42.
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    J.K. Rowling

  43. 43.
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    Philip Pullman

  44. 44.
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    Julian Barnes

  45. 45.
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    Colin Thubron

  46. 46.
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    Bruce Chatwin

  47. 47.
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    Alice Oswald

  48. 48.
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    Benjamin Zephaniah

  49. 49.
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    Rosemary Sutcliff

  50. 50.
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    Michael Moorcock

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