Literature

Thit Jensen

Thit Jensen

1876 - 1957

Writer

K. A. Applegate

K. A. Applegate

July 19, 1956 -

American children's writer

Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien

15 December 1930 -

Novelist, memoirist, biographer, playwright, poet and short story writer

Ann Granger

Ann Granger

1939 -

British Author

Miriam Waddington

Miriam Waddington

23 December 1917 - 3 March 2004

Canadian poet

Edgar Wallace

Edgar Wallace

1 April 1875 - 10 February 1932

British crime writer, journalist and playwright

Alton Brown

Alton Brown

July 30, 1962 -

food personality, cinematographer, author, television personality and actor

Joan D. Vinge

Joan D. Vinge

2 April 1948 -

American writer

Baxter Black

Baxter Black

January 2, 1945 - 2/11/02

American cowboy, poet, veterinarian and radio commentator

Kofi Awoonor

Kofi Awoonor

13 March 1935 -

Poet

Jade Snow Wong

Jade Snow Wong

21 January 1922 - 16 March 2006

American writer

Clark Howard

Clark Howard

June 20, 1955 -

Syndicated Talk radio host, Consumer Advocate, & Author

Laurence Yep

Laurence Yep

June 14, 1948 -

American children's writer

Rona Jaffe

Rona Jaffe

June 12, 1931 - December 30, 2005

Novelist

Ivan Gundulić

Ivan Gundulić

8 January 1589 - 8 December 1638

Croatian poet

S. M. Stirling

S. M. Stirling

1953 -

Canadian writer

Antoine de Jussieu

Antoine de Jussieu

6 July 1686 - 22 April 1758

French botanist

Bernard de Jussieu

Bernard de Jussieu

17 August 1699 - 6 November 1777

French botanist

Usama ibn Munqidh

Usama ibn Munqidh

July 4, 1095 - November 17, 1188

Poet

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon

1962 -

English writer and illustrator

Simon Singh

Simon Singh

19 September 1964 -

Author

Gérard Brach

Gérard Brach

1927 - 2006

Writer

Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda Santiago

May 17, 1948 -

Puerto Rican writer and actor

Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera

7 February 1944 -

New Zealand writer

Wen Tianxiang

Wen Tianxiang

6 June 1236 - 9 January 1283

Chinese poet

Lou Andreas-Salomé

Lou Andreas-Salomé

12 February 1861 - 5 January 1937

Psychoanalyst and author

Clive James

Clive James

7 October 1939 -

Australian writer

Dan Brown

Dan Brown

June 22, 1964 -

Author

Jerry Holkins

Jerry Holkins

February 6, 1976 -

Writer

Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson

October 7, 1959 -

Canadian fantasy author

Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton

22 February 1943 -

British writer, academic and educator

Ruth Sawyer

Ruth Sawyer

August 5, 1880 - June 3, 1970

American children's writer and storyteller

James Salter

James Salter

June 10, 1925 -

Short story writer, novelist, poet

Grace Aguilar

Grace Aguilar

2 June 1816 - 16 September 1847

Novelist, writer

Margaret Weis

Margaret Weis

1948 -

American writer

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom

May 23, 1958 -

American author

Elizabeth George Speare

Elizabeth George Speare

1908 - 1994

American writer

Herman J. Mankiewicz

Herman J. Mankiewicz

1897 - 1953

Writer, Screenwriter

Emily Hahn

Emily Hahn

January 14, 1905 - February 18, 1997

American writer

R. A. Salvatore

R. A. Salvatore

January 20, 1959 -

American writer

May Swenson

May Swenson

May 28, 1913 - December 28, 1989

American poet

John Cheever

John Cheever

May 27, 1912 - June 18, 1982

Short story writer, novelist

Sandra Cisneros

Sandra Cisneros

December 20, 1954 -

Novelist, poet, short story writer

William Stafford (poet)

William Stafford (poet)

January 17, 1914 - August 28, 1993

American poet

George Monbiot

George Monbiot

1963 - DD

English writer and political activist

Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh

24 March 1944 -

Welsh-Canadian novelist

Ivan Mažuranić

Ivan Mažuranić

11 August 1814 - 4 August 1890

Croatian writer and politician

Maurice Scully

Maurice Scully

1952 -

Irish poet

Patrick Süskind

Patrick Süskind

26 March 1949 -

German writer

Lloyd C. Douglas

Lloyd C. Douglas

August 27, 1877 - February 13, 1951

Novelist

Jo Walton

Jo Walton

1 December 1964 -

Canadian writer

Charles de Lint

Charles de Lint

December 22, 1951 -

Author

Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith

27 March 1922 - 4 January 2011

British children's writer

Essie Mae Washington-Williams

Essie Mae Washington-Williams

October 12, 1925 - February 4, 2013

American school teacher and writer

Subramanya Bharathi

Subramanya Bharathi

1882 - 1921

India's Greatest Poet of 20 th Century

David Gascoyne

David Gascoyne

10 October 1916 - 25 November 2001

Modernist and surrealist poet

Jorge Amado

Jorge Amado

August 10, 1912 - August 6, 2001

Brazilian writer

George MacDonald Fraser

George MacDonald Fraser

2 April 1925 - 2 January 2008

Scottish author

Bai Juyi

Bai Juyi

772 - 846

Poet of the Tang dynasty

Han Yu

Han Yu

768 - 824

Chinese writer

Jami

Jami

August 18, 1414 - November 19, 1492

Persian poet

Trevor Joyce

Trevor Joyce

26 October 1947 -

Irish poet

Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway

October 22, 1834 - October 11, 1915, at age 80

Suffragist, writer, journalist, pioneer

Karenna Gore Schiff

Karenna Gore Schiff

August 6, 1973 -

American writer

John Gregory Dunne

John Gregory Dunne

25 May 1932 - 30 December, 2003

Novelist, screenwriter, literary critic, journalist, essayist

Vemana

Vemana

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Telugu poet

Richard Sharpe Shaver

Richard Sharpe Shaver

October 8, 1907 - November 1975

American writer

Grace Metalious

Grace Metalious

September 8, 1924 - February 25, 1964

Author

Joy Davidman

Joy Davidman

18 April 1915 - 13 July 1960

American poet

Jean M. Auel

Jean M. Auel

February 18, 1936 -

Novelist

Jess Oppenheimer

Jess Oppenheimer

November 11, 1913 - December 27, 1988

Head writer, and producer of sitcom ''I Love Lucy''.

Peter Kalifornsky

Peter Kalifornsky

October 12, 1911 - June 5, 1993

Alaska Native writer (Dena'ina Indian)

Randolph Stow

Randolph Stow

28 November 1935 - 29 May 2010

Contemporary Australian novelist and poet

Elmore Leonard

Elmore Leonard

October 11, 1925 -

Novelist, screenwriter

Jack LaLanne

Jack LaLanne

1914 - 2010

American author, fitness trainer and businessman

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park

March 25, 1960 -

Korean American children's writer, poet

Ivan Vazov

Ivan Vazov

July 9, 1850 - September 22, 1921

Bulgarian writer

Alexander Roda Roda

Alexander Roda Roda

April 13, 1872 - August 20, 1945

Austrian writer

Toni Cade Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara

March 25, 1939 - December 9, 1995

Novelist, filmmaker, social activist, professor

Rudolf Schlechter

Rudolf Schlechter

16 October 1872 - 16 November 1925

German taxonomist, botanist and orchidologist

Hendrik Conscience

Hendrik Conscience

3 December 1812 - 10 September 1883

Belgian author

Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris

April 11, 1940 -

Novelist, screenwriter

Ernest Tidyman

Ernest Tidyman

January 1, 1928 - July 14, 1984

Writer

Henri Charrière

Henri Charrière

16 November 1906 - 29 July 1973

French convict and author

Mary Durack

Mary Durack

20 February 1913 - 16 December 1994

Twentieth-century Australian novelist and historian

Eliza R. Snow

Eliza R. Snow

January 21, 1804 - December 5, 1887

American Mormon writer

Olympe de Gouges

Olympe de Gouges

7 May 1748 - 3 November 1793

French playwright and political activist

Stewart Culin

Stewart Culin

July 13, 1858 - April 8, 1929

Ethnographer and writer

Alan Coren

Alan Coren

27 June 1938 - 18 October 2007

English humorist, writer and satirist

Carl Richard Jacobi

Carl Richard Jacobi

July 10, 1908 - August 25, 1997

American writer

John Greenleaf Whittier

John Greenleaf Whittier

December 17, 1807 - September 7, 1892

American writer

Gitta Sereny

Gitta Sereny

13 March 1921 - 14 June 2012

Hungarian writer

Diane Wakoski

Diane Wakoski

August 3, 1937 -

American poet

Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk

7 June 1952 -

Turkish novelist

Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

27 July 1870 - 16 July 1953

Writer

Johann Georg Gmelin

Johann Georg Gmelin

8 August 1709 - 20 May 1755

Writer

Johann Friedrich Gmelin

Johann Friedrich Gmelin

8 August 1748 - 1 November 1804

German naturalist, botanist and entomologist

Dahlia Ravikovitch

Dahlia Ravikovitch

1936 - 2005

Israeli poet

Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy

21 March 1936 - 23 July 2012

Children's author

Rosalía de Castro

Rosalía de Castro

February 24, 1837 - July 15, 1885

Spanish Galician poet, writer


Living octopus

Living octopus

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