Literature

J. Slauerhoff

J. Slauerhoff

1898 - 1936

Dutch writer

Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong

December 14, 1968 -

Canadian writer

Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen

1939 -

American writer

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

August 5, 1934 - living

Author, cultural critic, and farmer

Carl Solomon

Carl Solomon

March 30, 1928 - February 26, 1993

American writer

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

-

American writer, former actor

Peter S. Beagle

Peter S. Beagle

April 20, 1939 -

Novelist, essayist, screenwriter

Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks

December 31, 1965 -

Author

Pat Conroy

Pat Conroy

October 26, 1945 -

Novelist

Darko Macan

Darko Macan

1966 -

Writer

Hayford Peirce

Hayford Peirce

January 7, 1942 -

An American writer

Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich

April 22, 1943 -

Novelist

Saadat Hasan Manto

Saadat Hasan Manto

May 11, 1912 - January 18, 1955

Pakistani short story writer

Patrick Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh

21 October 1904 - 30 November 1967

Poet

Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown

May 23, 1910 - November 13, 1952

American children's writer and editor

Brian Moore (novelist)

Brian Moore (novelist)

25 August 1921 - 11 January 1999

Irish expatriate writer and novelist

John Broome (writer)

John Broome (writer)

May 4, 1913 - 1999

American comics writer

Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton

February 19, 1952 -

chef, cookbook writer, television personality

Charles Hamilton (writer)

Charles Hamilton (writer)

8 August 1876 - 24 December 1961

English writer for weekly magazines

Michael Bishop (author)

Michael Bishop (author)

November 12, 1945 -

Novelist, short story writer, poet

Ina Garten

Ina Garten

February 2, 1948 -

American author and television presenter

Joseph Wambaugh

Joseph Wambaugh

January 22, 1937 -

Writer

Mark Strand

Mark Strand

11 April 1934 -

Canadian-American poet, essayist, translator

Richard Yates (novelist)

Richard Yates (novelist)

February 3, 1926 - November 7, 1992

Novelist, short story writer

John Landis

John Landis

August 3, 1950 -

Director, writer, actor

Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn

December 8, 1959 -

Canadian writer

Bill Jemas

Bill Jemas

1958 -

Writer

Robert Wright (journalist)

Robert Wright (journalist)

1957 -

American writer

Rainis

Rainis

September 11, 1865 - September 12, 1929

Latvian writer

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

4 June 1960 -

Author

Ivan Yefremov

Ivan Yefremov

1907 - 5 October 1972

writer, paleontologist

Al-Khansa

Al-Khansa

575 -

Poet

Benjamin Smith Barton

Benjamin Smith Barton

February 10, 1766 - December 19, 1815

American botanist

Lee Falk

Lee Falk

April 28, 1911 - March 13, 1999

Writer

Heiner Müller

Heiner Müller

January 9, 1929 - December 30, 1995

East German writer

Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir

Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir

1796 - 1854

Malay author, translator and teacher

Sara Paretsky

Sara Paretsky

June 8, 1947 -

American woman writer

Lyudmila Ulitskaya

Lyudmila Ulitskaya

1943 -

Russian writer

Tatyana Tolstaya

Tatyana Tolstaya

3 May 1951 -

Soviet writer

Kate Bornstein

Kate Bornstein

1948 -

author, playwright and performance artist

Vasily Aksyonov

Vasily Aksyonov

August 20, 1932 - July 6, 2009

Soviet writer

Mikhail Zoshchenko

Mikhail Zoshchenko

1895 - July 22, 1958

Soviet novelist

Ignazio Silone

Ignazio Silone

1 May 1900 - 22 August 1978

Italian writer

Edward Palmer (botanist)

Edward Palmer (botanist)

1829 - 1911

English botanist

Roger Trinquier

Roger Trinquier

20 March 1908 - 11 January 1986

French military writer

Robert Reed (author)

Robert Reed (author)

October 9, 1956 -

writer

Midge Decter

Midge Decter

July 25, 1927 -

Neoconservative American writer and journalist

Katherine Anne Porter

Katherine Anne Porter

May 15, 1890 - September 18, 1980

Writer

Mantak Chia

Mantak Chia

1944 -

Thai Author

Robin Cook (American novelist)

Robin Cook (American novelist)

May 4, 1940 -

Novelist, ophthalmologist, aquanaut

Ross Winn

Ross Winn

August 25, 1871 - August 8, 1912

Anarchist writer and publisher

Diane Duane

Diane Duane

May 18, 1952 -

American author

Winston Churchill (novelist)

Winston Churchill (novelist)

November 10, 1871 - March 12, 1947

Novelist

Al-Jahiz

Al-Jahiz

776 -

Arabic writer

Harriet Monroe

Harriet Monroe

23 December 1860 - 26 September 1936

American poet and editor

Sheila Watson (writer)

Sheila Watson (writer)

1909 - February 1, 1998

Canadian writer

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Jessie Redmon Fauset

April 27, 1882 - April 30, 1961

novelist

Neil M. Gunn

Neil M. Gunn

November 8, 1891 - January 15, 1973

Scottish novelist

Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Townsend Warner

6 December 1893 - 1 May 1978

Writer

Micah Wright

Micah Wright

February 7, 1974 -

American writer

Vasily Grossman

Vasily Grossman

December 12, 1905 - September 14, 1964

Soviet writer and journalist who originally trained as an engineer

Paul Guimard

Paul Guimard

3 March 1921 - 2 May 2004

writer

Karl Koch (botanist)

Karl Koch (botanist)

6 June 1809 - 25 May 1879

German botanist

Greg Rucka

Greg Rucka

November 29, 1969 -

Writer

Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker

November 17, 1966 -

Writer

Mark Harris (author)

Mark Harris (author)

November 19, 1922 - May 30, 2007

Novelist, screenwriter, memoirist, academic

A. L. Kennedy

A. L. Kennedy

22 October 1965 -

Author, comedian

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem

February 19, 1964 -

Novelist, essayist, short story writer

Alexander Melentyevich Volkov

Alexander Melentyevich Volkov

July 14, 1891 - July 3, 1977

writer

John Sullivan (writer)

John Sullivan (writer)

23 December 1946 - 23 April 2011

English television writer

Barry Windsor-Smith

Barry Windsor-Smith

25 May 1949 -

British graphic novelist

Bill Willingham

Bill Willingham

1956 -

American comics writer and artist

Robert Schnakenberg

Robert Schnakenberg

March 19, 1969 -

American writer

Roger Slifer

Roger Slifer

November 11, 1954 -

Writer

Ama Ata Aidoo

Ama Ata Aidoo

23 March 1942 -

Novelist, poet

Urvashi Vaid

Urvashi Vaid

1958 -

Indian writer

Irving Wallace

Irving Wallace

March 19, 1916 - June 29, 1990

American writer

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

September 15, 1977 -

Writer

Leonardo Sciascia

Leonardo Sciascia

January 8, 1921 - November 20, 1989

Italian writer

Qu Yuan

Qu Yuan

343 BC - 278 BC

Chinese poet and politician

George Will

George Will

May 4, 1941 -

American writer

Mark Gruenwald

Mark Gruenwald

June 18, 1953 - August 12, 1996

Writer

Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart

April 22, 1947 -

American writer

Alan Grant (writer)

Alan Grant (writer)

1949 -

Writer

Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind

July 24, 1864 - March 9, 1918

German dramatist, playwright

Édouard Rod

Édouard Rod

March 31, 1857 - January 29, 1910

a French-Swiss writer

Elizabeth Goudge

Elizabeth Goudge

24 April 1900 - 1 April 1984

English fiction writer

William Whitehead (poet)

William Whitehead (poet)

bapt. 12 February 1715 - 14 April 1785

British Poet Laureate and playwright

Tibor Sekelj

Tibor Sekelj

14 February 1912 - 20 September 1988

Serbian writer

Maurice G. Dantec

Maurice G. Dantec

13 June 1959 -

Novelist, essayist

Khushal Khan Khattak

Khushal Khan Khattak

1613 - 25 February 1689

Pashtun poet

Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Lois-Ann Yamanaka

September 7, 1961 -

American writer

David Bellamy

David Bellamy

1933 -

English professor, botanist, author, broadcaster and environmental campaigner

Simon Vestdijk

Simon Vestdijk

October 16, 1898 - March 23, 1971

Dutch writer

Donald Wilson (writer and producer)

Donald Wilson (writer and producer)

1 September 1910 - 6 March 2002

British writer

Pauline Johnson

Pauline Johnson

10 March 1861 - 7 March 1913

Canadian poet and performer

Eknath Easwaran

Eknath Easwaran

December 17, 1910 - October 26, 1999

spiritual teacher, author of books on meditation and spiritual practice, and translator and interpreter of Indian literature.

Jeremy Beadle

Jeremy Beadle

12 April 1948 - 30 January 2008

English television presenter, writer and producer


Living octopus

Living octopus

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