Literature

Mary Cunningham Agee

Mary Cunningham Agee

1951 -

Business executive, author & philanthropist

Walter Abish

Walter Abish

December 24, 1931 -

Austrian-American novelist, short story writer, poet

Dez Skinn

Dez Skinn

February 4, 1951 -

Writer

Anton Martin Slomšek

Anton Martin Slomšek

26 November 1800 - 24 September 1862

Slovene bishop and poet

Antonio Tabucchi

Antonio Tabucchi

September 24, 1943 - March 25, 2012

Writer and literary scholar

Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo

March 25, 1964 -

American children's writer

G. Sankara Kurup

G. Sankara Kurup

June 3, 1901 - February 2, 1978

Indian writer

Ezra Jack Keats

Ezra Jack Keats

March 11, 1916 - May 6, 1983

American children's writer and illustrator

Radoy Ralin

Radoy Ralin

April 22, 1923 - July 21, 2004

Bulgrian writer

Aasmund Olavsson Vinje

Aasmund Olavsson Vinje

6 April 1818 - 30 July 1870

Norwegian writer

Linda Smith (novelist)

Linda Smith (novelist)

1949 - 2007

Canadian writer

Lee Killough (author)

Lee Killough (author)

1942 -

American writer

Christopher Wood (writer)

Christopher Wood (writer)

5 November 1935 -

English writer

Marie Under

Marie Under

27 March 1883 - 25 September 1980

Estonian writer

Upendra

Upendra

18 October 1967 -

Director, writer, actor

Henri Chantavoine

Henri Chantavoine

6 August 1850 - 25 August 1918

French writer

Catherine Lim

Catherine Lim

1942 -

Singaporean writer

William Dunlap

William Dunlap

1 February 1766 - 28 September 1839

American playwright, producer and actor

Edward Rutherfurd

Edward Rutherfurd

1948 -

British writer

Tristan Taormino

Tristan Taormino

May 9, 1971 -

American writer

Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín

1955 -

Irish writer, journalist and literary critic

Charles Wright (poet)

Charles Wright (poet)

August 25, 1935 -

Poet

Gunnar Sønsteby

Gunnar Sønsteby

11 January 1918 - 10 May 2012

Norwegian resistance member and writer

William Lederer

William Lederer

March 31, 1912 - December 5, 2009

Novelist, non-fiction writer

Steve Matchett

Steve Matchett

1962 -

Author, Columnist, Editor, Television Broadcaster

Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot

February 1, 1967 -

Novelist

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire

June 9, 1954 -

Novelist

Paul Goodman (writer)

Paul Goodman (writer)

September 9, 1911 - August 2, 1972

Sociologist, novelist, poet, playwright

Charles L. Grant

Charles L. Grant

September 12, 1942 - September 15, 2006

American writer

Samuel Steward

Samuel Steward

July 23, 1909 - December 31, 1993

Writer

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle

1948 -

German Author

Yusuf al-Khal

Yusuf al-Khal

December 25, 1917 - 1987

Poet

Zamir Jafri

Zamir Jafri

January 1, 1916 - May 12, 1999

Pakistani poet

Ethel Lilian Voynich

Ethel Lilian Voynich

May 11, 1864 - July 27, 1960

British writer and musician

Max Brooks

Max Brooks

May 22, 1972 -

Writer

Humayun Ahmed

Humayun Ahmed

1948 - 2012

Author, dramatist and film director

Sid Fleischman

Sid Fleischman

March 16, 1920 - March 17, 2010

Children's author, novelist, screenwriter

May Sarton

May Sarton

May 3, 1912 - July 16, 1995

Belgian writer

Theodor Körner (author)

Theodor Körner (author)

23 September 1791 - 26 August 1813

German poet

Manil Suri

Manil Suri

1959 -

American writer

Nathanael Pringsheim

Nathanael Pringsheim

30 November 1823 - 6 October 1894

Writer

Noon Meem Rashid

Noon Meem Rashid

August 1, 1910 - October 9, 1975

Pakistani poet

Jeph Loeb

Jeph Loeb

-

Writer

Ellen Wood (author)

Ellen Wood (author)

17 January 1814 - 10 February 1887

English writer

Susan Warner

Susan Warner

July 11, 1819 - March 17, 1885

American writer

Gonçalves Dias

Gonçalves Dias

August 10, 1823 - November 3, 1864

Brazilian poet and dramatist

Tomás António Gonzaga

Tomás António Gonzaga

11 August 1744 - 1810?

Brazilian poet, jurist and activist

Yu Hua (author)

Yu Hua (author)

1960 -

Chinese writer

Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar

17 January 1945 -

Poet, lyricist, scriptwriter

Philip Bobbitt

Philip Bobbitt

July 22, 1948 -

author

T. R. Subba Rao

T. R. Subba Rao

21 April 1920 - 10 April 1984

Indian writer

Liz Smith (journalist)

Liz Smith (journalist)

February 2, 1923 -

American writer

Alexander Ostrovsky

Alexander Ostrovsky

1823 - 1886

Russian playwright and theatre director

Marten Toonder

Marten Toonder

May 2, 1912 - July 27, 2005

Writer

William Tenn

William Tenn

May 9, 1920 - February 7, 2010

American writer

Lesya Ukrainka

Lesya Ukrainka

February 25, 1871 - August 1, 1913

Poet and writer

R. C. Sherriff

R. C. Sherriff

6 June 1896 - 13 November 1975

playwright

Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen Kwiatkowski

September 24, 1960 -

retired military officer and author

Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner

-

American writer

Hubert Harrison

Hubert Harrison

April 27, 1883 - December 17, 1927

United States Virgin Islands writer

Joseph Rock

Joseph Rock

1884 - 1962

Writer

Eva Ibbotson

Eva Ibbotson

21 January 1925 - 20 October 2010

British writer

George Clayton Johnson

George Clayton Johnson

July 10, 1929 -

American writer

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy

10 January 1883 - 23 February 1945

Russian-Soviet writer

Balys Sruoga

Balys Sruoga

February 2, 1896 - October 16, 1947

Lithuanian writer

David Leavitt

David Leavitt

June 23, 1961 -

Novelist, short story writer, essayist, professor

Christopher Priest (comics)

Christopher Priest (comics)

June 30, 1961 -

Writer

Jan Kerouac

Jan Kerouac

February 16, 1952 - June 5, 1996

Writer

Bernt Balchen

Bernt Balchen

23 October 1899 - 17 October 1973

Aviator, Author, Explorer

Laurens van der Post

Laurens van der Post

13 December 1906 - 16 December 1996

South African writer

Bob Carroll, Jr.

Bob Carroll, Jr.

August 12, 1918 - January 27, 2007

A television writer notably in ''I Love Lucy''.

Madelyn Pugh

Madelyn Pugh

March 15, 1921 - April 20, 2011 (aged 90)

American television writer and screenwriter

Anthony Sampson

Anthony Sampson

3 August 1926 - 18 December 2004

British writer and journalist

John Sibthorp

John Sibthorp

28 October 1758 - 8 February 1796

English botanist

Joseph Sobran

Joseph Sobran

February 23, 1946 - September 30, 2010

Writer, columnist

Edward John Trelawny

Edward John Trelawny

13 December 1792 - 13 August 1881

British Adventurer and Writer

Mary Tighe

Mary Tighe

October 9, 1772 - March 24, 1810

Anglo-Irish poet

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

10 March 1833 - 19 July 1891

Spanish novelist

Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff

June 19, 1945 -

Fiction writer, memoirist

Nayantara Sahgal

Nayantara Sahgal

10 May 1927 -

Indian writer

Wacław Rzewuski

Wacław Rzewuski

1705 - 1779

Polish writer and noble

Ivan Cankar

Ivan Cankar

10 May 1876 - 11 December 1918

Slovenian writer and activist

Yaşar Kemal

Yaşar Kemal

1923 -

Turkish novelist

Zee Edgell

Zee Edgell

October 21, 1940 -

Belizean writer

Jeff Whitty

Jeff Whitty

1971 -

American playwright

Gay Talese

Gay Talese

February 7, 1932 -

Writer

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Guillermo Cabrera Infante

April 22, 1929 - February 21, 2005

Cuban writer

Maurice Herzog

Maurice Herzog

January 15, 1919 - December 13, 2012

French mountaineer and writer

Andrew Neiderman

Andrew Neiderman

1940 -

Writer

James Truslow Adams

James Truslow Adams

October 18, 1878 - May 18, 1949

Writer, historian

Brooks Adams

Brooks Adams

June 24, 1848 - February 13, 1927

American political writer

Richard Maibaum

Richard Maibaum

May 26, 1909 - January 4, 1991

Screenwriter, playwright, film producer

Edward Yourdon

Edward Yourdon

1944 -

American writer

Elwy Yost

Elwy Yost

July 10, 1925 - July 21, 2011

Canadian television personality and writer

Edwin Torres (poet)

Edwin Torres (poet)

1958 -

Puerto Rican poet

Bernice Thurman Hunter

Bernice Thurman Hunter

November 3, 1922 - May 29, 2002

Author

Margaret Sloan-Hunter

Margaret Sloan-Hunter

1947 - September 23, 2004

Writer

Edwin Charles Tubb

Edwin Charles Tubb

15 October 1919 - 10 September 2010

Writer

Phyllis Webb

Phyllis Webb

1927 -

Canadian poet


Living octopus

Living octopus

In countries which are located near sea coasts, sea food is an important part of national cuisine