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Most Weeks On List - Authors

The top 50 authors with the most total weeks spent on the New York Times best seller list. Multiple books in the same list count.

1. Danielle Steel (790 weeks, last on list 06/28/2009)
2. Stephen King (728 weeks, last on list 01/18/2009)
3. James A. Michener (684 weeks, last on list 01/31/1993)
4. John Grisham (558 weeks, last on list 05/24/2009)
5. Taylor Caldwell (414 weeks, last on list 05/17/1981)
6. Leon Uris (408 weeks, last on list 06/20/1999)
7. Robert Ludlum (407 weeks, last on list 11/19/2006)
8. Herman Wouk (400 weeks, last on list 02/06/1994)
9. Tom Clancy (389 weeks, last on list 01/11/2004)
10. John le Carré (352 weeks, last on list 11/16/2008)
11. Mary Higgins Clark (349 weeks, last on list 06/07/2009)
12. Sidney Sheldon (348 weeks, last on list 10/31/2004)
13. Mitch Albom (344 weeks, last on list 01/20/2008)
14. James Herriot (329 weeks, last on list 01/26/1997)
15. Harold Robbins (296 weeks, last on list 08/04/1991)
16. Ken Follett (294 weeks, last on list 04/20/2008)
17. Dr. Seuss (290 weeks, last on list 07/09/2000)
18. Helen MacInnes (285 weeks, last on list 12/09/1984)
19. Mary Stewart (285 weeks, last on list 03/04/1984)
20. Erma Bombeck (281 weeks, last on list 02/23/1997)
21. Dean R. Koontz (268 weeks, last on list 09/20/2009)
22. Nicholas Sparks (260 weeks, last on list 10/11/2009)
23. Catherine Marshall (259 weeks, last on list 12/30/1984)
24. Michael Crichton (251 weeks, last on list 02/18/2007)
25. Richard Bach (248 weeks, last on list 10/30/1994)
26. James Patterson (247 weeks, last on list 02/15/2009)
27. Allen Drury (245 weeks, last on list 08/03/1975)
28. Norman Vincent Peale (243 weeks, last on list 01/10/1960)
29. Lawrence Sanders (237 weeks, last on list 08/15/1999)
30. Robert James Waller (235 weeks, last on list 07/07/2002)
31. Gore Vidal (231 weeks, last on list 04/19/1998)
32. Arthur Hailey (228 weeks, last on list 06/10/1990)
33. Irving Wallace (228 weeks, last on list 03/09/1986)
34. John Berendt (228 weeks, last on list 01/15/2006)
35. John O'Hara (227 weeks, last on list 02/16/1969)
36. Frederick Forsyth (226 weeks, last on list 10/08/2006)
37. Dick Francis (223 weeks, last on list 11/05/2006)
38. Daphne du Maurier (222 weeks, last on list 02/18/1973)
39. Irving Stone (221 weeks, last on list 12/01/1985)
40. Robert Fulghum (221 weeks, last on list 03/02/1997)
41. Joseph Wambaugh (219 weeks, last on list 04/20/2008)
42. Morris L. West (216 weeks, last on list 08/21/1983)
43. Shel Silverstein (212 weeks, last on list 01/26/1997)
44. Dan Brown (208 weeks, last on list 10/11/2009)
45. Theodore H. White (205 weeks, last on list 09/19/1982)
46. Anne Rice (204 weeks, last on list 04/06/2008)
47. Thomas B. Costain (203 weeks, last on list 07/01/1962)
48. James Redfield (199 weeks, last on list 02/08/1998)
49. David Halberstam (198 weeks, last on list 10/28/2007)
50. Jack Higgins (193 weeks, last on list 03/01/2009)
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