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It's almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, 'I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.'
Alain de Botton

Meaning of "novelist" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF NOVELIST

novelist  [ˈnɒvəlɪst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NOVELIST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Novelist is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES NOVELIST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

novelist

Novelist

A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to get their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work. Novelists come from a variety of backgrounds and social classes, and frequently this shapes the content of their works. Public reception of a novelist's work, the literary criticism commenting on it, and the novelists' incorporation of their own experiences into works and characters can lead to the author's personal life and identity being associated with a novel's fictional content.

Definition of novelist in the English dictionary

The definition of novelist in the dictionary is a writer of novels.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NOVELIST


analyst
ˈænəlɪst
antinovelist
ˈæntɪˌnɒvəlɪst
capitalist
ˈkæpɪtəlɪst
catalyst
ˈkætəlɪst
civilist
ˈsɪvəlɪst
finalist
ˈfaɪnəlɪst
generalist
ˈdʒɛnərəlɪst
journalist
ˈdʒɜːnəlɪst
mediaevalist
ˌmedɪˈiːvəlɪst
medievalist
ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəlɪst
mentalist
ˈmentəlɪst
minimalist
ˈmɪnɪməlɪst
nationalist
ˈnæʃənəlɪst
realist
ˈrɪəlɪst
removalist
rɪˈmuːvəlɪst
revivalist
rɪˈvaɪvəlɪst
socialist
ˈsəʊʃəlɪst
specialist
ˈspɛʃəlɪst
survivalist
səˈvaɪvəlɪst
vocalist
ˈvəʊkəlɪst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NOVELIST

novel
noveldom
novelese
novelette
novelettish
novelettist
novelisation
novelise
noveliser
novelish
novelism
novelistic
novelistically
novelization
novelize
novelizer
novella
novelle
Novello
novelly

WORDS THAT END LIKE NOVELIST

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cartelist
crewelist
delist
duelist
enamelist
evangelist
Fidelist
libelist
modelist
Pantagruelist
parallelist
pastelist
philatelist
Philip the Evangelist
radio evangelist
relist
televangelist
television evangelist
TV evangelist

Synonyms and antonyms of novelist in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «NOVELIST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «novelist» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of novelist

Translation of «novelist» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NOVELIST

Find out the translation of novelist to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of novelist from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «novelist» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小说家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

novelista
570 millions of speakers

English

novelist
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उपन्यासकार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رُوَائِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

писатель-романист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

romancista
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঔপন্যাসিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

romancier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

penulis novel
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Romanschriftsteller
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

小説家
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

소설가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Novelist
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

người viết tiểu thuyết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாவலாசிரியர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कादंबरीकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

romancı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scrittore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

powieściopisarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

романіст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

romancier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυθιστοριογράφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

romanskrywer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

romanförfattare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

romanforfatter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of novelist

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVELIST»

The term «novelist» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.642 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NOVELIST» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about novelist

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10 QUOTES WITH «NOVELIST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word novelist.
1
Jonathan Ames
Even when I was living below the poverty line as a novelist, I was still living better than 99.5% of the human population of the world. But in my little, soft realm of trying to amuse a few dozen middle-class people with my books and articles, I did struggle to survive in my own way.
2
Nicholson Baker
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
3
Pat Barker
That balance between involvement and detachment is what novelists do. It's the ideal relationship between a novelist and a character, I think, total involvement and identity and empathy, stopping short of being autobiographical - in my case, anyway - but also quite detached.
4
Rick Bass
I think a novelist must be more tender with living or 'real' people. The moral imperative of having been entrusted with their story looms before you every day, in every sentence.
5
Chris Bohjalian
As a novelist, there are three phone calls you never expect to receive in your lifetime because if you waited for them you would grow despairing - one calling from Stockholm with a Swedish accent, one from the NBA, and one from Oprah Winfrey.
6
Alain de Botton
It's almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, 'I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.'
7
William Boyd
As a novelist, where do you go to tap into memories, and impressions, and sensations? It's usually, in my experience, your early life, before you started thinking of yourself as a writer, because somehow those experiences are unadulterated.
8
Caleb Carr
I wanted nothing less than to be a fiction writer when I was a kid. If you had told me I would be an artist or novelist when I grew up, I would have laughed in your face.
9
P. C. Cast
As a successful romantic novelist - one of my publishers is Mills & Boon - I create the sort of male heroes that no woman could fail to adore and few real men could hope to emulate.
10
Robert Crais
I had wanted to be a novelist for so long, but I didn't have a story. That story came from the death of my father, and wrestling with how to help my mother. Writing it allowed me to work through my fears, frustrations and desires. I wanted control over the situation. And I wasn't sure I would have any in real life.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NOVELIST»

Discover the use of novelist in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to novelist and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
On Becoming a Novelist
John Gardner’s classic exploration of the creative processes and career paths of modern fiction writers In this essential guide, John Gardner advises the aspiring fiction author on such topics as the value of creative writing workshops, ...
John Gardner, 2010
2
Novelist's Boot Camp: 101 Ways to Take Your Book From Boring ...
A former West Point English instructor presents a no-nonsense guide to improving one's writing and crafting superior, hard-hitting fiction that includes lessons on creating characters, dynamic action, effective reasoning, and editing and ...
Todd Stone, 2006
3
The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist
Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Orhan Pamuk, 2011
4
How to Read a Novelist
The novel is alive and well, thank you very much For the last fifteen years, whenever a novel was published, John Freeman was there to greet it.
John Freeman, 2013
5
Nella Larsen, Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman's ...
Davis has undertaken to profile Larsen's enigmatic life and personality. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Thadious M. Davis, 1996
6
How I Became a Famous Novelist
How I Became a Famous Novelist is the hilarious tale of how Pete Tarslaw's ''pile of garbage'' became the most talked about, read, admired and reviled novel in America.
Steve Hely, 2011
7
Letters to a Young Novelist
Conversational, eloquent, and effortlessly erudite, this little book is destined to be read and re-read by young writers, old writers, would-be writers, and all those with a stake in the world of letters.
Mario Vargas Llosa, 2011
8
Knut Hamsun, Novelist: A Critical Assessment
This is the first comprehensive study in English of the novels of Knut Hamsun, Nobel Laureate in literature for 1920, from the radically innovative Hunger (1890) to The Ring Is Closed (1936).
Sverre Lyngstad, 2005
9
The Breakout Novelist: Craft and Strategies for Career ...
The all-inclusive guide for novel writers If you’re serious about making your fiction vibrant, engaging, and marketable, you’ve found the right book.
Donald Maass, 2011
10
The Weekend Novelist
This new edition will help many more strive to realize their writing potential. • Offers a practical, structured approach to finishing a novel • Ray has taught more than 10,000 students over 25 years and continues to teach new classes ...
Robert J. Ray, Bret Norris, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NOVELIST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term novelist is used in the context of the following news items.
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Author of The Helen Betty Osborne story champions Thomas King …
David Robertson is an award-winning graphic novelist and storyteller who is an advocate for educating youth on indigenous history and ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
EL Doctorow: the great American novelist of the past 100 years
EL Doctorow: the great American novelist of the past 100 years. The late writer saw America, and most of all New York, in its painful pieces and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Kenyan Novelist Explains What President Obama's Visit Signifies
Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor provides a tour of her homeland and discusses what President Obama's visit means to the African ... «NPR, Jul 15»
4
July 23, 1919: Novelist Davis Grubb Born in Moundsville
Novelist Davis Grubb was born in Moundsville on July 23, 1919. He came from a prosperous background, but his family was hit badly by the ... «West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Jul 15»
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Second Hand Chic: Novelist KATHY LETTE says we should follow …
MEN are so much luckier than women. Not only are they forgiven for growing moustaches but one pair of shoes and one suit in one colour will ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Aspiring novelist recalls life-changing week
A Southeastern Louisiana University senior competed in the Ms. Wheelchair USA pageant last weekend in Ohio and finished in the top five. «Bayoubuzz, Jul 15»
7
Novelist forced into exile from his native Zimbabwe
Chenjerai Hove, who has died from liver failure in Oslo, was a poet and novelist of principle who during the course of a lonely exile in the US, ... «The Zimbabwean, Jul 15»
8
Novelist's mystery series based on Far West Texas landscape, events
FAR WEST TEXAAS – The Far West Texas border landscape and the fictional town of Artemis – between Presidio and Ruidosa on the river ... «Bigbendnow, Jul 15»
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Novelist E.L Doctorow, Master Of Historical Fiction, Dies At 84
Novelist E.L. Doctorow, best known for his works of historical fiction set in the early 20th century, has died at the age of 84. His widely admired ... «NPR, Jul 15»
10
Novelist Drawing Character Inspirations From Faulkner, Bible
In the new “City Lights” series called “Writer to Reader,” Decatur novelist Joshilyn Jackson is sharing how she's putting together her latest book. «WABE 90.1 FM, Jul 15»

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