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nov·el·ist

 (nŏv′ə-lĭst)
n.
A writer of novels.

novelist

(ˈnɒvəlɪst)
n
(Professions) a writer of novels

nov•el•ist

(ˈnɒv ə lɪst)

n.
a person who writes novels.
[1720–30]
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Noun1.novelist - one who writes novelsnovelist - one who writes novels    
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)

novelist

noun author, writer The key to success as a romantic novelist is absolute belief in your story.

Novelists

Peter Abrahams (South African), Chinua Achebe (Nigerian), Peter Ackroyd (English), Douglas Adams (English), Richard Adams (English), Alain-Fournier (French), Brian Aldiss (English), James Aldridge (Australian), Al Alvarez (English), Eric Ambler (English), Kingsley Amis (English), Martin Amis (English), Mulk Raj Anand (Indian), Maya Angelou (U.S.), Lucius Apuleius (Roman), Jeffrey Archer (English), Isaac Asimov (U.S.), Margaret Atwood (Canadian), Louis Auchincloss (U.S.), Jane Austen (English), Beryl Bainbridge (English), R M Ballantyne (Scottish), J G Ballard (English), Honoré de Balzac (French), Iain Banks (Scottish), Lynne Reid Banks (English), Elspeth Barker (Scottish), Pat Barker (English), Julian Barnes (English), Stanley Barstow (English), John Barth (U.S.), H E Bates (English), Nina Bawden (English), Simone de Beauvoir (French), Sybille Bedford (British), Max Beerbohm (English), Aphra Behn (English), Saul Bellow (Canadian), Andrei Bely (Russian), David Benedictus (English), (Enoch) Arnold Bennett (English), John Berger (English), Thomas Berger (U.S.), Maeve Binchy (Irish), R(ichard) D(oddridge) Blackmore (English), Alan Bleasdale (English), Heinrich Böll (German), Elizabeth Bowen (Irish), Paul Bowles (U.S.), William Boyd (Scottish), Malcolm Bradbury (English), Barbara Taylor Bradford (English), Melvin Bragg (English), John Braine (English), André Brink (South African), Vera Brittain (English), Louis Bromfield (U.S.), Anne Brontë (English), Charlotte Brontë (English), Emily (Jane) Brontë (English), Christina Brooke-Rose (English), Anita Brookner (English), Brigid Brophy (English), George Douglas Brown (Scottish), George Mackay Brown (Scottish), John Buchan (Scottish), Pearl Buck (U.S.), Mikhail Afanaseyev Bulgakov (Russian), John Bunyan (English), Anthony Burgess (British), Fanny Burney (English), Edgar Rice Burrows (U.S.), William Burroughs (U.S.), Samuel Butler (English), A S Byatt (English), Italo Calvino (Italian), Albert Camus (French), Elias Canetti (Bulgarian), Truman Capote (U.S.), Peter Carey (Australian), Angela Carter (English), Barbara Cartland (English), Willa Cather (U.S.), Camilo José Cela (Spanish), Miguel de Cervantes (Spanish), Raymond Chandler (U.S.), G K Chesterton (English), Agatha (Mary Clarissa) Christie (English), Arthur C Clarke (English), James Clavell (U.S.), Jon Cleary (Australian), J M Coetzee (South African), Colette (French), (William) Wilkie Collins (English), Ivy Compton-Burnett (English), Richard Condon (U.S.), Evan Connell (U.S.), Joseph Conrad (Polish-British), Catherine Cookson (English), James Fenimore Cooper (U.S.), Jilly Cooper (English), William Cooper (English), Maria Correlli (English), Stephen Crane (U.S.), Lionel Davidson (English), (William) Robertson Davies (Canadian), Daniel Defoe (English), Len Deighton (English), E M Delafield (English), Don DeLillo (U.S.), Thomas de Quincy (English), Anita Desai (Indian), Peter De Vries (U.S.), Charles (John Huffam) Dickens (English), Monica Dickens (English), Joan Didion (U.S.), Isak Dinesen (Danish), Benjamin Disraeli (English), J P Donleavy (Irish), John Roderigo Dos Passos (U.S.), Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky (Russian), Arthur Conan Doyle (Scottish), Roddy Doyle (Irish), Margaret Drabble (English), Maureen Duffy (English), Alexandre Dumas (French), Daphne Du Maurier (English), Nell Dunn (English), Gerald Durrell (English), Laurence Durrell (English), Umberto Eco (Italian), Maria Edgeworth (English), George Eliot (English), Stanley Elkin (U.S.), Alice Thomas Ellis (English), Ben Elton (English), Zöe Fairbairns (English), Philip José Farmer (U.S.), Howard Fast (U.S.), William Faulkner (U.S.), Elaine Feinstein (English), Helen Fielding (English), Henry Fielding (English), Eva Figes (British), F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald (U.S.), Penelope Fitzgerald (English), Gustave Flaubert (French), Ian Fleming (English), Ford Madox Ford (English), Richard Ford (U.S.), C S Forester (English), E M Forster (English), Frederick Forsyth (English), John Fowles (English), Janet Paterson Frame (New Zealand), Dick Francis (English), Antonia Fraser (English), Michael Frayn (English), Nicholas Freeling (English), Marilyn French (U.S.), Roy Fuller (English), William Gaddis (U.S.), Janice Galloway (Scottish), John Galsworthy (English), Gabriel García Márquez (Colombian), Helen Garner (Australian), Elizabeth Gaskell (English), William Alexander Gerhardie (English), Lewis Grassic Gibbon (Scottish), Stella Gibbons (English), André Gide (French), Penelope Gilliat (English), George Gissing (English), Ellen Glasgow (U.S.), (Margaret) Rumer Godden (English), William Godwin (English), Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German), Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Russian), Herbert Gold (U.S.), William (Gerald) Golding (English), William Goldman (U.S.), Oliver Goldsmith (Anglo-Irish), Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov (Russian), Nadine Gordimer (South African), Maxim Gorky (Russian), Edmund Gosse (English), Winston Graham (English), Günter (Wilhelm) Grass (German), Robert Graves (English), Alasdair Gray (Scottish), Graham Greene (English), John Grisham (U.S.), George Grossmith (English), Weedon Grossmith (English), David Guterson (U.S.), Rider Haggard (English), Arthur Hailey (Anglo-Canadian), Thomas Hardy (English), L(eslie) P(oles) Hartley (English), Nathaniel Hawthorne (U.S.), Shirley Hazzard (U.S.), Robert A Heinlein (U.S), Joseph Heller (U.S.), Ernest Hemingway (U.S.), Hermann Hesse (German), Georgette Heyer (English), Patricia Highsmith (U.S.), Susan Hill (English), James Hilton (English), Barry Hines (English), Russell Hoban (U.S.), James Hogg (Scottish), Winifred Holtby (English), Anthony Hope (English), Paul Horgan (U.S.), Elizabeth Jane Howard (English), Thomas Hughes (English), Victor (Marie) Hugo (French), Keri Hulme (New Zealand), Evan Hunter (U.S.), Zora Neale Hurston (U.S.), Aldous Huxley (English), Hammond Innes (English), John Irving (U.S), Christopher Isherwood (English-U.S.), Kazuo Ishiguro (British), Henry James (U.S.-British), P D James (English), Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Anglo-Polish), Erica Jong (U.S.), James Joyce (Irish), Franz Kafka (Czech), Johanna Kaplan (U.S.), Nikos Kazantazakis (Greek), Molly Keane (Anglo-Irish), James Kelman (Scottish), Thomas Keneally (Australian), Margaret Kennedy (English), Jack Kerouac (U.S.), Ken Kesey (U.S.), Francis King (English), Stephen King (U.S.), Charles Kingsley (English), Rudyard Kipling (English), Milan Kundera (French-Czech), Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (French), George Lamming (Barbadian), Guiseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (Italian), D H Lawrence (English), John Le Carré (English), Harper Lee (U.S.), Laurie Lee (English), Sheridan Le Fanu (Irish), Ursula Le Guin (U.S.), Rosamond Lehmann (English), Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov (Russian), Doris Lessing (Rhodesian), Primo Levi (Italian), (Harry) Sinclair Lewis (U.S.), Penelope Lively (English), David Lodge (English), Jack London (U.S.), (Clarence) Malcolm Lowry (English), Alison Lurie (U.S.), Rose Macauley (English), Carson McCullers (U.S.), George MacDonald (Scottish), Ian McEwan (English), William McIlvanney (Scottish), Colin MacInnes (English), Compton MacKenzie (English), Henry MacKenzie (Scottish), Bernard McLaverty (Irish), Alistair MacLean (Scottish), Naguib Mahfouz (Egyptian), Norman Mailer (U.S.), Bernard Malamud (U.S.), David Malouf (Australian), (Cyril) Wolf Mankowitz (English), Thomas Mann (German), Olivia Manning (English), Kamala Markandaya (Indian), Frederick Marryat (English), Ngaio Marsh (New Zealand), Allan Massie (Scottish), Somerset Maugham (English), Guy de Maupassant (French), Francois Mauriac (French), Herman Melville (U.S.), George Meredith (English), James A Michener (U.S.), Henry Miller (U.S.), Yukio Mishima (Japanese), Julian Mitchell (English), Margaret Mitchell (U.S.), Naomi Mitchison (Scottish), Nancy Mitford (English), Timothy Mo (British), Nicholas Monsarrat (English), Michael Moorcock (English), Brian Moore (Irish-Canadian), Toni Morrison (U.S.), John Mortimer (English), Penelope Mortimer (Welsh), Nicholas Mosley (English), Iris Murdoch (Irish), Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian-U.S.), V S Naipaul (Trinidadian), P H Newby (English), Ngugi wa Thiong'o (Kenyan), Robert Nye (English), Joyce Carol Oates (U.S.), Edna O'Brien (Irish), Kenzaburo Oë (Japanese), Liam O'Flaherty (Irish), John O'Hara (U.S.), Ben Okri (Nigerian), Margaret Oliphant (Scottish), Michael Ondaatje (Canadian), Baroness Emmuska Orczy (Hungarian-British), George Orwell (English), Ouida (English), Cynthia Ozick (U.S.), Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (Russian), Allan Paton (South African), Thomas Love Peacock (English), Mervyn Peake (English), Harold Porter (Australian), Katherine Anne Porter (U.S.), Anthony Powell (English), John Cowper Powys (English), Terry Pratchett (English), J B Priestley (English), V S Pritchett (English), E Annie Proulx (U.S.), Marcel Proust (French), Mario Puzo (U.S.), Thomas Pynchon (U.S.), Ellery Queen (U.S.), Ann Radcliffe (English), Raja Rao (Indian), Frederic Raphael (U.S.), Piers Paul Read (English), Erich Maria Remarque (German), Mary Renault (English), Ruth Rendell (English), Jean Rhys (British), Dorothy Richardson (English), Samuel Richardson (English), Mordecai Richler (Canadian), Harold Robbins (U.S.), Frederick William Rolfe (English), Henry Roth (U.S.), (Ahmed) Salman Rushdie (Indian-British), Vita Sackville-West (English), Marquis de Sade French, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (French), Saki (British), J D Salinger (U.S.), George Sand (French), William Saroyan (U.S.), Jean-Paul Sartre (French), Dorothy L Sayers (English), Olive Schreiner (South African), Walter Scott (Scottish), Hubert Selby Jr (U.S.), Tom Sharpe (English), Mary Shelley (English), Carol Shields (Canadian-American), Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokhov (Russian), Nevil Shute (Anglo-Austrian), Alan Sillitoe (English), Georges Simenon (Belgian), Claude Simon (French), Isaac Bashevis Singer (U.S.), Iain Crichton Smith (Scottish), Zadie Smith (British), Tobias George Smollett (Scottish), C P Snow (English), Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn (Russian), Muriel Spark (Scottish), Howard Spring (Welsh), C K Stead (New Zealand), Gertrude Stein (U.S.), John Steinbeck (U.S.), Stendhal (French), Laurence Sterne (Irish-British), Robert Louis Stevenson (Scottish), J I M Stewart (Scottish), Mary Stewart (English), Bram Stoker (Irish), Robert Stone (U.S.), David Storey (English), Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (U.S.), William Styron (U.S.), Patrick Süskind (German), Graham Swift (English), Jonathan Swift (Irish), Julian Symons (English), Emma Tennant (English), William Makepeace Thackeray (English), Paul Theroux (U.S.), J(ohn) R(onald) R(euel) Tolkien (English), Leo Tolstoy (Russian), John Kennedy Toole (U.S.), Nigel Tranter (Scottish), Rose Tremain (English), William Trevor (Irish), Anthony Trollope (English), Joanna Trollope (English), Frank Tuohy (English), Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Russian), Amos Tutuola (Nigerian), Mark Twain (U.S.), Anne Tyler (U.S.), John Updike (U.S.), Edward (Falaise) Upward (English), Leon Uris (U.S.), Laurens Van der Post (South African), Peter Vansittart (English), Mario Vargos Llosa (Peruvian), Jules Verne (French), Gore Vidal (U.S.), Voltaire (French), Kurt Vonnegut (U.S.), John Wain (English), Alice Walker (U.S.), Horace Walpole (English), Marina Warner (English), Robert Penn Warren (U.S.), Keith Waterhouse (English), Evelyn Waugh (English), Fay Weldon (English), H G Wells (English), Irvine Welsh (Scottish), Eudora Welty (U.S.), Mary Wesley (English), Morris West (Australian), Rebecca West (Irish), Edith Wharton (U.S.), Antonia White (English), Patrick White (Austrlian), T H White (English), Oscar Wilde (Irish), Thornton Wilder (U.S.), Michael Wilding (Australian), A(ndrew) N(orman) Wilson (English), Jeanette Winterson (English), P(elham) G(renville) Wodehouse (English-U.S.), Thomas Clayton Wolfe (U.S.), Tom Wolfe (U.S.), Tobias Wolff (U.S.), Virginia Woolf (English), Herman Wouk (U.S.), Richard Nathaniel Wright (U.S.), Frank Yerby (U.S.), Marguerite Yourcenar (French), Evgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (Russian), Emile Zola (French)
Translations
رِوائيرُوَائِيّ
romanopisec
forfatterromanforfatter
romaanikirjailija
novelistromanopisac
regényíró
skáldsagnahöfundur
小説家
소설가
románopisec
romanopisec
romanförfattare
นักแต่งนวนิยาย
romancıroman yazarı
người viết tiểu thuyết

novelist

[ˈnɒvəlɪst] Nnovelista mf

novelist

[ˈnɒvəlɪst] nromancier/iére m/f

novelist

nRomanschriftsteller(in) m(f), → Romancier m

novelist

[ˈnɒvəlɪst] nromanziere/a

novel1

(ˈnovəl) noun
a book telling a long story in prose. the novels of Charles Dickens.
ˈnovelist noun
the writer of a novel. Dickens was a great novelist.

novelist

رُوَائِيّ romanopisec romanforfatter Romanschriftsteller μυθιστοριογράφος novelista romaanikirjailija romancier romanopisac scrittore 小説家 소설가 romanschrijver romanforfatter powieściopisarz romancista писатель-романист romanförfattare นักแต่งนวนิยาย romancı người viết tiểu thuyết 小说家
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After the revolution, all the intellectual, artistic, and spiritual activities of men would be cared for by such "free associations"; romantic novelists would be supported by those who liked to read romantic novels, and impressionist painters would be supported by those who liked to look at impressionist pictures--and the same with preachers and scientists, editors and actors and musicians.
However, had that been the case, there would have been no story, as the novelists say, and I trust, as he goes on, the reader may feel with me that that would have been a pity.
All novelists have had occasion at some time or other to wish with Falstaff, that they knew where a commodity of good names was to be had.
Works of fiction superseded by interesting company and conversation, and made obsolete by the human mind outgrowing the childishness that delights in the tales told by grownup children such as novelists and their like
Everything, however, passed satisfactorily by a lazy and fascinating transition into the sphere of art, that is, into the beautiful forms of life, lying ready, largely stolen from the poets and novelists and adapted to all sorts of needs and uses.
Look at this little woman; is she like the women of novelists and romancers?
What would those modern psychological novelists, of whom we hear so much, say to such a theory as that?
I might, I say, expatiate upon all these points if I pleased, but I forbear, merely personal details may be left to historical novelists,- they are beneath the moral dignity of matter-of-fact.
You do come across these poor wretches now and then, though, to the credit of humanity, they are principally confined to that fearful and wonderful society known only to lady novelists.
He knew that there were societies where painters and poets and novelists and men of science, and even great actors, were as sought after as Dukes; he had often pictured to himself what it would have been to live in the intimacy of drawing-rooms dominated by the talk of Merimee
He had read many descriptions of love, and he felt in himself none of that uprush of emotion which novelists described; he was not carried off his feet in wave upon wave of passion; nor was Miss Wilkinson the ideal: he had often pictured to himself the great violet eyes and the alabaster skin of some lovely girl, and he had thought of himself burying his face in the rippling masses of her auburn hair.
He tried to tempt her in various ways to lose her heart; he invited princes, hussars, secretaries of embassies, poets, novelists, even Socialists, to see her; but not one of them all made the faintest impression upon Nastasia.