Literature

Charles Nordhoff

Charles Nordhoff

February 1, 1887 - April 10, 1947

Novelist

Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes

16 September 1880 - 28 June 1958

English poet

Anthony Buckeridge

Anthony Buckeridge

20 June 1912 - 28 June 2004

Author

Harry Crews

Harry Crews

June 7, 1935 - [[March 28, 2012]]

Novelist, short story writer, essayist

Josif Pančić

Josif Pančić

April 17, 1814 - February 25, 1888

Botanist

Margaret Truman

Margaret Truman

February 17, 1924 - January 29, 2008

American writer

Stefan Tsanev

Stefan Tsanev

August 7, 1936 -

Bulgarian writer

Rhys Hughes

Rhys Hughes

24 September 1966 -

Welsh writer

Edmund John

Edmund John

27 November 1883 - 28 February 1917

British poet

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Chinghiz Aitmatov

December 12, 1928 - June 10, 2008

Soviet writer

E. Phillips Oppenheim

E. Phillips Oppenheim

22 October 1866 - 3 February 1946

English novelist

Patti Davis

Patti Davis

October 21, 1952 -

author, daughter of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis

John Wells (satirist)

John Wells (satirist)

17 November 1936 - 11 January 1998

English writer

Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly

10 September 1903 - 26 November 1974

British author

Naomi Shemer

Naomi Shemer

July 13, 1930 - June 26, 2004 (aged 73)

Poet & songwriter

Dan Senor

Dan Senor

November 6, 1971 -

American writer

Michael Gilbert

Michael Gilbert

17 July 1912 - February 8, 2006

Author

Gil Vicente

Gil Vicente

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Portuguese writer

Giovanni Verga

Giovanni Verga

2 September 1840 - 27 January 1922

Italian writer

Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren

June 13, 1894 - December 10, 1972

American poet and literary critic

Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting

December 19, 1928 -

American children's writer

Amy Vanderbilt

Amy Vanderbilt

July 22, 1908 - December 27, 1974

Writer

Philip Wylie

Philip Wylie

April 12, 1902 - October 25, 1971

American writer

George William Russell

George William Russell

1867 - 1935

Irish poet

Ivan Franko

Ivan Franko

August 27, 1856 - May 28, 1916

Ukrainian poet and writer

Seebohm Rowntree

Seebohm Rowntree

July 7, 1871 - October 7, 1954

philanthropist industrialist and sociologist writer

Steve Tesich

Steve Tesich

September 29, 1942 - July 1, 1996

American writer

Attila József

Attila József

11 April 1905 - 3 December 1937

Hungarian poet

Birago Diop

Birago Diop

December 11, 1906 - November 25, 1989

Senegalese poet, storyteller and diplomat

Finley Peter Dunne

Finley Peter Dunne

July 10, 1867 - April 24, 1936

author

Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead

1969 -

American writer

Allen Drury

Allen Drury

September 2, 1918 - September 2, 1998

Novelist

Carl Van Vechten

Carl Van Vechten

June 17, 1880 - December 21, 1964

American writer and photographer

Ai (poet)

Ai (poet)

October 21, 1947 - March 20, 2010

Poet

Cuacuauhtzin

Cuacuauhtzin

1410s - 1443

Aztec poet and nobel

David M. Alexander

David M. Alexander

1945 -

Author

Ève Curie

Ève Curie

December 6, 1904 - October 22, 2007

French writer

James Gould Cozzens

James Gould Cozzens

August 19, 1903 - August 9, 1978

Novelist, short story writer

Alejandro Tapia y Rivera

Alejandro Tapia y Rivera

November 12, 1826 - July 19, 1882

Puerto Rican poet

Sheng-yen

Sheng-yen

1930 - 2009

Chinese Zen Buddhist writer

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford

October 15, 1949 -

American poet

Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Bernhard Severin Ingemann

28 May 1789 - 24 February 1862

Poet, novelist

Antero de Quental

Antero de Quental

April 18, 1842 - September 11, 1891

Portuguese poet

Aelred of Rievaulx

Aelred of Rievaulx

1110 - 12 January 1167

English writer, abbot, and saint

Dubravka Ugrešić

Dubravka Ugrešić

1949 -

Croatian writer

Thomas Urquhart

Thomas Urquhart

1611 -

Scottish writer

William Upski Wimsatt

William Upski Wimsatt

1972 -

American writer

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong

1944 -

British writer; former Roman Catholic nun

Kyōka Izumi

Kyōka Izumi

1873 - 1939

Japanese writer

Kij Johnson

Kij Johnson

January 20, 1960 -

American writer

D. T. Suzuki

D. T. Suzuki

18 October 1870 - 12 July 1966

Writer, philosopher and translator

Josef Kajetán Tyl

Josef Kajetán Tyl

4 February 1808 - 11 July 1856

czech writer

Fyodor Tyutchev

Fyodor Tyutchev

December 5, 1803 - July 27, 1873

Russian poet

Juan Zorrilla de San Martín

Juan Zorrilla de San Martín

December 28, 1855 - November 3, 1931

Uruguayan poet

Anthony Comstock

Anthony Comstock

March 7, 1844 - September 21, 1915

American political writer

Patrick Watson (producer)

Patrick Watson (producer)

December 23, 1929 -

Canadian writer

Andrew Plotkin

Andrew Plotkin

May 15, 1970 -

Interactive fiction programmer and writer

Sergei Yesenin

Sergei Yesenin

3 October 1895 - 27 December 1925

russian writer

Peter McWilliams

Peter McWilliams

August 5, 1949 - June 14, 2000

Author, civil liberties advocate

Barbara Park

Barbara Park

April 21, 1947 -

Children's writer

Noriko Ogiwara

Noriko Ogiwara

1959 -

Japanese novelist

Al Alvarez

Al Alvarez

5 August 1929 -

English poet, novelist, essayist and critic

José Lezama Lima

José Lezama Lima

December 19, 1910 - August 9, 1976

Cuban writer, poet

William Trevor

William Trevor

24 May 1928 -

Irish writer

Lionel Abrahams

Lionel Abrahams

1928 - 2004

South African poet

Vicente López y Planes

Vicente López y Planes

May 3, 1785 - October 10, 1856

Argentine writer and politician

Eddie Braben

Eddie Braben

31 October 1930 - 21 May 2013

English comedy writer

Lola Rodríguez de Tió

Lola Rodríguez de Tió

September 14, 1843 - November 10, 1924

Poet

Bill Sienkiewicz

Bill Sienkiewicz

May 3, 1958 -

Writer

Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle

February 19, 1902 - December 27, 1992

Writer, educator, political activist

Sekou Sundiata

Sekou Sundiata

August 22, 1948 - July 18, 2007

American writer

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

13 February 1901 - 7 February 1935

Scottish writer

Jón Kalman Stefánsson

Jón Kalman Stefánsson

17 December 1963 -

Icelandic writer

Michael Stewart (playwright)

Michael Stewart (playwright)

1924 - 1987

American playwright

Saigyō

Saigyō

1118 - 1190

Japanese poet

Chip Tsao

Chip Tsao

1958 -

Hong Kong writer

Mark Mathabane

Mark Mathabane

1960 -

Author

Martin Madan

Martin Madan

1726 - 2 May 1790

English writer

Attila the Stockbroker

Attila the Stockbroker

21 October 1957 -

punk poet, folk punk musician and songwriter

Roger L. Simon

Roger L. Simon

November 22, 1943 -

American novelist and screenwriter

Leonard Orr

Leonard Orr

November 15, 1937 -

American spiritual writer

Eugenio María de Hostos

Eugenio María de Hostos

11 January 1839 - 11 August 1903

Puerto Rican nationalist writer, activist and sociologist

José de Espronceda

José de Espronceda

25 March 1808 - 23 May 1842

Spanish poet

Eugene Lee-Hamilton

Eugene Lee-Hamilton

6 January 1845 - 9 September 1907

English poet and translator

Pagan Kennedy

Pagan Kennedy

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American writer

Edward Tuckerman

Edward Tuckerman

December 7, 1817 - March 15, 1886

American botanist

Ronald Hutton

Ronald Hutton

1953 -

Author, historian

Franz Bardon

Franz Bardon

1909 - 1958

Czech Writer

Michael Coren

Michael Coren

January 15, 1959 -

Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host

Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson

1951 -

British Author

Nalo Hopkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

1960 -

Writer

Athol Fugard

Athol Fugard

11 June 1932 -

South African playwright

Diego Abad de Santillán

Diego Abad de Santillán

May 20, 1897 - October 18, 1983

Anarchist, author, economist

Rafael Alberti

Rafael Alberti

16 December 1902 - 28 October 1999

Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27

John Patrick (dramatist)

John Patrick (dramatist)

May 17, 1905 - November 7, 1995

American playwright and screenwriter

J. P. Donleavy

J. P. Donleavy

23 April 1926 -

Novelist, playwright, essayist

Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink

6 July 1944 -

German writer

Max Brand

Max Brand

May 29, 1892 - May 12, 1944

Novelist, short story writer

Jacques Pelletier du Mans

Jacques Pelletier du Mans

1517 - 1582

Humanist, Poet, Mathematician


Living octopus

Living octopus

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