Literature

Wendy Wasserstein

Wendy Wasserstein

October 18, 1950 - January 30, 2006

American writer

MacKinlay Kantor

MacKinlay Kantor

1904 - 1977

Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, journalist

John Peel (writer)

John Peel (writer)

1954 -

British writer

Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley

September 26, 1949 -

Novelist

Henrietta Barnett

Henrietta Barnett

4 May 1851 - 10 June 1936

Humanitarian, writer

Gwendolyn MacEwen

Gwendolyn MacEwen

1 September 1941 - 29 November 1987

Canadian writer

Irving Abella

Irving Abella

July 2, 1940 -

Writer, historian, academic

Rick Moody

Rick Moody

October 18, 1961 -

Fiction writer

Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll

January 26, 1949 -

Novelist, short story writer

Don Perrin

Don Perrin

1964 -

Writer

Chang-Rae Lee

Chang-Rae Lee

July 29, 1965 -

Novelist

Robert Aickman

Robert Aickman

27 June 1914 - 26 February 1981

British fantasy and horror writer

Johan Ernst Gunnerus

Johan Ernst Gunnerus

1718 - 23 September 1773

Writer

Horace Smith (poet)

Horace Smith (poet)

31 December 1779 - 12 July 1849

British poet

Saira Shah

Saira Shah

5 October 1964 -

British author, reporter and documentary filmmaker

Andre Dubus

Andre Dubus

August 11, 1936 - February 24, 1999

Novelist, short story writer, teacher

Yulian Semyonov

Yulian Semyonov

1931 - 1993

Russian writer

Robert Stone (novelist)

Robert Stone (novelist)

August 21, 1937 -

American writer

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald

December 13, 1915 - July 11, 1983

Novelist

Ivan Aralica

Ivan Aralica

September 10, 1930 -

Croatian writer

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt

August 17, 1840 - September 10, 1922

Writer, Poet, Arabian horse breeder

Torgny Lindgren

Torgny Lindgren

June 16, 1938 - living

Swedish writer, member of the Swedish Academy

Leo Yankevich

Leo Yankevich

30 October 1961 -

American poet

Thomas Burnet

Thomas Burnet

c. 1635 - 27 September 1715

Theologian and writer on cosmogony

Nicholas Fisk

Nicholas Fisk

14 October 1923 -

Author

Ann Rule

Ann Rule

October 22, 1935 -

True crime writer

William Roxburgh

William Roxburgh

June 29, 1751 - April 10, 1815

Surgeon and botanist

Terry Deary

Terry Deary

4 March 1946 -

Writer

Edward Bradley (writer)

Edward Bradley (writer)

25 March 1827 - 12 December 1889

English novelist and clergyman

George Henry Boker

George Henry Boker

October 6, 1823 - January 2, 1890

American poet, playwright, and diplomat

Mathilde Blind

Mathilde Blind

21 March 1841 - 26 November 1896

English poet

Robert Montgomery Bird

Robert Montgomery Bird

February 5, 1806 - January 23, 1854

Novelist, playwright, physician

Walter Besant

Walter Besant

August 14, 1836 - June 9, 1901

English novelist and historian

Thomas Haynes Bayly

Thomas Haynes Bayly

13 October 1797 - 22 April 1839

English poet, songwriter, dramatist, and writer

Thomas Amory (author)

Thomas Amory (author)

1691 - 1788

Author

W. W. Jacobs

W. W. Jacobs

8 September 1863 - 1 September 1943

British writer

Guido Gezelle

Guido Gezelle

1 May 1830 - 27 November 1899

poet, priest, writer

Cesare Battisti (born 1954)

Cesare Battisti (born 1954)

December 18, 1954 -

Italian-Brazilian fugitive and novelist

Olivia Manning

Olivia Manning

df=y February 3 - 23 July 1980

novelist, writer

Julius J. Epstein

Julius J. Epstein

August 22, 1909 - December 30, 2000

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Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer

February 21, 1977 -

Novelist

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy

September 5, 1817 - October 10, 1875

Russian dramatist, poet and novelist

Bayard Taylor

Bayard Taylor

January 11, 1825 - December 19, 1878

United States poet, novelist and travel writer

Al-Mutanabbi

Al-Mutanabbi

915 - 965

Arab Iraqi poet

Shelby Foote

Shelby Foote

November 17, 1916 - June 27, 2005

Novelist, historian

Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme

April 7, 1931 - July 23, 1989

Short story writer, novelist, editor, professor

Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn

1949 -

Filipino-American playwright, writer, poet, storyteller, musician, multimedia performance artist

Ion Creangă

Ion Creangă

- December 31, 1889

Romanian writer

Ionel Teodoreanu

Ionel Teodoreanu

January 6, 1897 - February 3, 1954

Romanian writer

Mihail Sadoveanu

Mihail Sadoveanu

November 5, 1880 - October 19, 1961

Writer, politician

Ion Luca Caragiale

Ion Luca Caragiale

February 13, 1852 - July 9, 1912

Romanian playwright, writer and poet

Herbert Reinecker

Herbert Reinecker

1914 - 2007

Novelist, Television writer

Wang Dulu

Wang Dulu

1909 - 1977

Chinese author

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

6 February 1925 - 30 April 2006

Indonesian Author

Thea Astley

Thea Astley

25 August 1925 - 17 August 2004

Twentieth century Australian novelist

Bernard Hislaire

Bernard Hislaire

11 January 1957 -

comics author

Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin

28 June 1947 -

US author, journalist, commentator

Alonso de Ercilla

Alonso de Ercilla

August 7, 1533 - November 29, 1594

Spanish soldier and poet

William Blum

William Blum

1933 -

American author and historian

Archie Goodwin (comics)

Archie Goodwin (comics)

September 8, 1937 - March 1, 1998

Writer

Lars Levi Laestadius

Lars Levi Laestadius

October 1, 1800 - February 21, 1861

Swedish Lutheran pastor

Bapsi Sidhwa

Bapsi Sidhwa

1938 -

Pakistani writer

George Engelmann

George Engelmann

2 February 1809 - 4 February 1884

German-born United States botanist

David Baldacci

David Baldacci

August 5, 1960 -

American thriller writer

Terrance Dicks

Terrance Dicks

10 May 1935 -

English writer

Bill Mantlo

Bill Mantlo

November 9, 1951 -

Writer

Francis Vielé-Griffin

Francis Vielé-Griffin

May 26, 1864 - November 12, 1937

French poet

Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø

29 March 1960 -

Norwegian novelist

Susan Shreve

Susan Shreve

-

American writer

Yordan Radichkov

Yordan Radichkov

24 October 1929 - 21 January 2004

Bulgarian writer

S. T. Joshi

S. T. Joshi

June 22, 1958 -

American writer

Hugo Claus

Hugo Claus

5 April 1929 - 19 March 2008

novelist, poet, playwright, painter, film director

Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

December 15, 1959 -

American author, educator, and political activist and strategist

David Allen (author)

David Allen (author)

December 28, 1945 -

American productivity consultant and author

Alfred Döblin

Alfred Döblin

August 10, 1878 - June 26, 1957

German expressionist novelist

George Caley

George Caley

10 June 1770 - 23 May 1829

Writer

Anzia Yezierska

Anzia Yezierska

1880 - November 21, 1970

American writer

Donald C. Peattie

Donald C. Peattie

June 21, 1898 - November 16, 1964

Naturalist, author

Darren Shan

Darren Shan

1972 -

Irish writer

Mother Mary Alphonsa

Mother Mary Alphonsa

May 20, 1851 - July 9, 1926

American writer

Rembert Dodoens

Rembert Dodoens

29 June 1517 - 10 March 1585

Writer

Jalal Al-e-Ahmad

Jalal Al-e-Ahmad

December 2, 1923 - September 9, 1969

writer, thinker, and social and political critic.

Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius

Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius

17 April 1794 - 13 December 1868

Writer

John Lindley

John Lindley

8 February 1799 - 1 November 1865

English botanist

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz

20 February 1894 - 2 March 1980

Polish writer

Antoni Słonimski

Antoni Słonimski

15 November 1895 - 4 July 1976

Polish poet

Leopold Staff

Leopold Staff

14 November 1878 - 31 May 1957

Polish poet

Henry Nicholas Ridley

Henry Nicholas Ridley

10 December 1855 - 24 October 1956

Writer

Bruno Jasieński

Bruno Jasieński

17 July 1901 - 17 September 1938

Polish writer

Josef Škvorecký

Josef Škvorecký

September 27, 1924 - January 3, 2012

Czech writer

M. G. Vassanji

M. G. Vassanji

30 May 1950 -

Canadian writer

Daniil Kharms

Daniil Kharms

30 December 1905 - 2 February 1942

writer

Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes

August 9, 1927 -

Novelist, short story writer

Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman

March 16, 1952 -

Novelist, young-adult writer, children's writer

Nathaniel Wallich

Nathaniel Wallich

28 January 1786 - 28 April 1854

Surgeon, botanist

Howard Barker

Howard Barker

28 June 1946 -

playwright

Breaker Morant

Breaker Morant

9 December 1864 - 27 February 1902

Anglo-Australian drover, horseman, poet, soldier

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell

February 1, 1927 -

Poet

Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman

December 11, 1964 -

American writer

Dave Wolverton

Dave Wolverton

1957 -

American writer


Living octopus

Living octopus

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