Literature

Charles Simic

Charles Simic

9 May 1938 -

American poet

Thomas Bernhard

Thomas Bernhard

February 9, 1931 - February 12, 1989

Austrian novelist, playwright

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek

1946 -

Austrian playwright, novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature in 2004

Eva Gore-Booth

Eva Gore-Booth

22 May 1870 - 30 June 1926

Irish writer and activist

Harry Warner, Jr.

Harry Warner, Jr.

December 19, 1922 - February 17, 2003

American writer

Walter B. Gibson

Walter B. Gibson

September 12, 1897 - December 6, 1985

Pulp writer and magician

Julia Alvarez

Julia Alvarez

March 27, 1950 -

Poet, novelist, essayist

Juliusz Słowacki

Juliusz Słowacki

4 September 1809 - 3 April 1849

Polish poet

Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh

Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh

13 January 1892 - 8 November 1997

Iranian writer

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole

1805 - 14 May 1881

Jamaican writer

Patrick Marber

Patrick Marber

19 September 1964 -

English playwright, director, actor, and screenwriter

Evan S. Connell

Evan S. Connell

August 17, 1924 -

Novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist

Shane Leslie

Shane Leslie

24 September 1885 - 14 August 1971

Anglo-Irish nationalist writer

Tim Winton

Tim Winton

4 August 1960 -

Australian writer

Maddox (writer)

Maddox (writer)

1978 -

Internet writer

Eve Titus

Eve Titus

July 16, 1905 - February 4, 2002

American writer

Vernon Watkins

Vernon Watkins

1906 - 1967

Poet

Bozorg Alavi

Bozorg Alavi

February 2, 1904 - February 18, 1997

Writer, novelist and activist

Philip Agee

Philip Agee

July 19, 1935 - 7 January 2008

Former CIA agent; author; expatriate American

William Paterson (explorer)

William Paterson (explorer)

17 August 1755 - 21 June 1810

Writer

Peter Schweizer

Peter Schweizer

1964 -

American writer

George Selden (author)

George Selden (author)

14 May 1929 - 5 December 1989

American author

Daagh

Daagh

1831 - 1905

indian poet

Steven H Silver

Steven H Silver

April 19, 1967 -

American writer

Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff

November 20, 1946 -

Television anchor and writer

Clifford Bax

Clifford Bax

13 July 1886 - 18 November 1962

English writer

Mike Gayle

Mike Gayle

1970 -

English author

Zhou Zuoren

Zhou Zuoren

16 January 1885 - 6 May 1967

Chinese writer

Elizabeth Wellburn

Elizabeth Wellburn

1955 -

Canadian writer

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich

1969 -

American author

James Patterson

James Patterson

March 22, 1947 -

American author

Greg Iles

Greg Iles

1960 -

Novelist

James Laughlin

James Laughlin

October 30, 1914 - November 12, 1997

American poet, publisher

Mark Aldanov

Mark Aldanov

1889 - 1957

Russian writer and critic

Andreas Gryphius

Andreas Gryphius

11 October 1616 - 16 July 1664

German lyric poet and dramatist

Koushun Takami

Koushun Takami

10 January 1969 -

Japanese author and journalist

Laura E. Richards

Laura E. Richards

February 27, 1850 - January 14, 1943

writer

Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma

April 3, 1929 - October 25, 2005

Indian writer

Raghuvir Sahay

Raghuvir Sahay

December 9, 1929 - December 30, 1990

Indian writer

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan

Sachchidananda Vatsyayan

7 March 1911 - 4 April 1987

Indian writer

Steve Alten

Steve Alten

August 21, 1959 -

American writer

C. K. Stead

C. K. Stead

17 October 1932 -

New Zealand writer

Carl Borivoj Presl

Carl Borivoj Presl

1794 - 1852

Writer

Benjamin Lebert

Benjamin Lebert

1982 -

German writer

Ernest J. Gaines

Ernest J. Gaines

January 15, 1933 -

Novelist, short story writer, teacher

Steele Rudd

Steele Rudd

14 November 1868 - 11 October 1935

Australian writer

Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hovhannes Tumanyan

February 19, 1869 - March 23, 1923

Armenian poet

Vladimir Nazor

Vladimir Nazor

30 May 1876 - 19 June 1949

Croatian writer and politician

Nicola Barker

Nicola Barker

30 March 1966 -

English novelist

William Watson (poet)

William Watson (poet)

2 August 1858 - 13 August 1935

English poet

Frederic Farrar

Frederic Farrar

7 August 1831 - 22 March 1903

British clergyman and author

Juliana Horatia Ewing

Juliana Horatia Ewing

3 August 1841 - 16 May 1885

English writer of children's stories

Jean Elliot

Jean Elliot

1727 - 1805

a Scottish poet

Catharine Sedgwick

Catharine Sedgwick

December 28, 1789 - July 31, 1867

American writer

Robert Spencer (author)

Robert Spencer (author)

February 27, 1962 -

American political writer

Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar

Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar

1906 - September 18, 1988

Iranian poet

Maria Susanna Cummins

Maria Susanna Cummins

April 9, 1827 - October 1, 1866

Novelist

William Crowe (poet)

William Crowe (poet)

1745 - 1829

Poet, rector, public orator

Henry Constable

Henry Constable

1562 - 9 October 1613

poet

Piri Thomas

Piri Thomas

September 30, 1928 - October 17, 2011

Puerto Rican poet

Horacio Quiroga

Horacio Quiroga

December 31, 1878 - February 19, 1937

Uruguayan writer

Mehdi Akhavan-Sales

Mehdi Akhavan-Sales

1928 - 1990

Iranian poet

Lucius Shepard

Lucius Shepard

August 21, 1947 -

Writer

Donald Justice

Donald Justice

August 12, 1925 - August 8, 2004

Poet, teacher

Jason Katims

Jason Katims

November 30, 1960 -

Writer

H. C. McNeile

H. C. McNeile

28 September 1888 - 14 August 1937

British soldier and author

Maurice Baring

Maurice Baring

27 April 1874 - 14 December 1945

English writer

Antun Branko Šimić

Antun Branko Šimić

November 18, 1898 - May 2, 1925

Herzegovinian Croat expressionist poet

M. F. K. Fisher

M. F. K. Fisher

July 3, 1908 - June 22, 1992

American writer

Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie

1973 -

Pakistani writer

A. D. Hope

A. D. Hope

21 July 1907 - 13 July 2000

Australian poet and essayist

Richard Eberhart

Richard Eberhart

April 5, 1904 - June 9, 2005

American poet

Adi Da

Adi Da

November 3, 1939 - November 27, 2008

American writer

Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty

4 September 1963 -

English novelist, playwright and journalist

Padraic Colum

Padraic Colum

8 December 1881 - 11 January 1972 (aged 90)

Irish novelist, dramatist and poet

Jean-Claude Izzo

Jean-Claude Izzo

20 June 1945 - 26 January 2000

French writer

Paul Jennings (Australian author)

Paul Jennings (Australian author)

1943 -

Australian writer

Peter Forsskål

Peter Forsskål

11 January 1732 - 11 July 1763

Swedish botanist

Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt

1963 -

American writer

Sergey Aksakov

Sergey Aksakov

October 1, 1791 - May 12, 1859

Russian writer

Todd Swift

Todd Swift

April 8, 1966 -

Canadian poet

Niall Williams

Niall Williams

1958 -

Irish writer

Paul Zindel

Paul Zindel

15 May 1936 - 27 March 2003

American writer

John Birmingham

John Birmingham

7 August 1964 -

Australian writer and author

Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham

17 July 1931 -

British Author

George Padmore

George Padmore

June 28, 1903 - September 23, 1959

Trinidadian writer

Amy Heckerling

Amy Heckerling

May 7, 1954 -

American television writer

Evan Solomon

Evan Solomon

April 20, 1968 -

Canadian writer

Amos Tutuola

Amos Tutuola

June 20, 1920 - June 8, 1997

Nigerian writer

Agrippa d'Aubigné

Agrippa d'Aubigné

February 8, 1552 - April 29, 1630

French poet

Kuvempu

Kuvempu

1904 - 1994

Indian poet

Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Ahlam Mosteghanemi

1953 -

Algerian writer

John Kendrick Bangs

John Kendrick Bangs

1862 - 1922

Author, creator of Bangsian fantasy

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond

19 May 1934 -

Author

David Lindsay (novelist)

David Lindsay (novelist)

3 March 1876 - 16 July 1945

Scottish author

Daniel Pinkwater

Daniel Pinkwater

November 15, 1941 -

Writer

Frances Yates

Frances Yates

28 November 1899 - 29 September 1981

British writer, historian

Graciliano Ramos

Graciliano Ramos

October 27, 1892 - March 20, 1953

Brazilian writer and mayor

Margaret Millar

Margaret Millar

February 5, 1915 - March 26, 1994

American-Canadian mystery and suspense writer


Living octopus

Living octopus

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