Are there successful multi-genre authors?
November 10, 2008 2:31 AM Subscribe
Are there any reasonably well-known (or even famous) writers who are truly multi-genre?
posted by wackybrit to media & arts (54 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
It's very easy to find authors whose writing is predominantly in a single genre - horror (King, Koontz), fantasy (Tolkien, Rowling), crime (Crumley, Christie), romance, and the like. But are there any famous (or at least semi-known) authors who jump between genres regularly?
Variety doesn't seem to be a remarkable attribute in musicians (Sting, for example), but while I can think of writers who straddle or work with two distinct genres (Ballard, Dahl), I cannot think of any who have produced significant works in, say, all of horror, crime, romance, and sci-fi - and I would like to look into the works of any who have.