List of the best short story writers of all time. From Voltaire to George Saunders, a complete list of the greatest short story authors who have written works in En. Aug 07, · More than 75, of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. When I first started writing fiction, I never expected to end up writing YA. But once I discovered what a vibrant, challenging category it was, I was hooked. I love young adult fiction, and I love the authors working in the category. Explaining to my friends and family, though, what YA is and why I was taking my career in a new direction was a bit of a .