The World’s Greatest Storytellers

Publishing house and content marketing agency Raconteur Media recently surveyed almost 500 authors, journalists, editors, students, and media and marketing professionals, asking them who is the world’s greatest storyteller? The resulting Infographic is a tribute to many talented storytellers who have lived throughout the ages.

As Raconteur explains on their blog, “…we wanted to take a moment to celebrate storytelling as we know and love it – storytelling that comes from people, whether they are writers or actors or directors or poets or musicians.”

The World's Greatest Storytellers

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The respondents’ answers spanned continents and genres, and crossed mediums and disciplines. 53% chose living storytellers, while 47% chose storytellers who have passed away.

The top 5 storytellers in the survey were:

  1. William Shakespeare
  2. J.K. Rowling
  3. Roald Dahl
  4. Charles Dickens
  5. Stephen King

Click to read Raconteur’s post on this.

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