Whether you're the type of person who always has their nose buried in a book or haven't read anything longer than an online news brief since you finished college, the chances are highly likely you have some familiarity with certain authors—if only by name. I mean, everyone has heard of literary icons like Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald and you've likely even read at least one of their more celebrated works, be it The Sun Also Rises, Pride and Prejudice, or The Great Gatsby. Or maybe you're more of a Stephen King kind of person, or, for all the comic book lovers out there, a Stan Lee fanatic. Whatever you are into, there are certain authors that people gravitate to more so than others. And using data from over 20 million responses, YouGov was able to determine the most popular author of all time. Read on to see if your favorite penner of prose cracked the top 30, and see who topped the list as the most popular as of the end of 2020. And for more things people in the U.S. can't seem to get enough of, This Is the Single Most Popular Food in America, Survey Says. 30 James Patterson Popularity rating: 46 percentAnd if you enjoy a drink or two, as so many writers famously do, This Is the Most Popular Cocktail in Your State, According to Data. 29 Lewis Carroll Popularity rating: 46 percent 28 Robert Louis Stevenson Popularity rating: 46 percent 27 Jane Austen Popularity rating: 47 percent 26 J.K. Rowling Popularity rating: 48 percentAnd for some gossip on the film versions of this wildly popular book series, The One Reason Rupert Grint Will Finally Watch the "Harry Potter" Movies. 25 Ian Fleming Popularity rating: 48 percentAnd for a ranking of the films based on Fleming's franchise, check out Ranking Every James Bond Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best. 24 Ralph Waldo Emerson Popularity rating: 48 percent 23 C.S. Lewis Popularity rating: 49 percent 22 Jules Verne Popularity rating: 49 percent 21 Oscar Wilde Popularity rating: 49 percent 20 Hans Christian Anderson Popularity rating: 50 percent 19 John Steinbeck Popularity rating: 50 percent 18 Walt Whitman Popularity rating: 52 percent 17 George Orwell Popularity rating: 52 percent 16 F. Scott Fitzgerald Popularity rating: 53 percentAnd for more entertainment rankings and the latest news, sign up for our daily newsletter. 15 J. R. R. Tolkien Popularity rating: 54 percent 14 Socrates Popularity rating: 55 percent 13 Robert Frost Popularity rating: 56 percent 12 H.G. Wells Popularity rating: 56 percent 11 Maya Angelou Popularity rating: 57 percent 10 Stan Lee Popularity rating: 58 percent 9 Emily Dickinson Popularity rating: 58 percent 8 Agatha Christie Popularity rating: 60 percent 7 Ernest Hemingway Popularity rating: 63 percent 6 Stephen King Popularity rating: 67 percent 5 Charles Dickens Popularity rating: 68 percent 4 Williams Shakespeare Popularity rating: 68 percent 3 Edgar Allan Poe Popularity rating: 70 percent 2 Mark Twain Popularity rating: 73 percent 1 Dr. Seuss Popularity rating: 76 percentAnd for more on the recent controversy surrounding most popular author on this list, check out Dr. Seuss Will Stop Publishing These Books Due to Accusations of Racism.