Literature

Heinrich Harrer

Heinrich Harrer

1912 - 2006

Austrian Writer

Johann Reinhold Forster

Johann Reinhold Forster

22 October 1729 - 9 December 1798

Writer

Ron Goulart

Ron Goulart

January 13, 1933 -

Novelist, short story writer, historian

John Jakes

John Jakes

March 31, 1932 -

American historical novelist and fantasy writer

Avram Davidson

Avram Davidson

April 23, 1923 - May 8, 1993

Novelist, short story writer

Ilia Chavchavadze

Ilia Chavchavadze

November 8, 1837 - September 12, 1907

Georgian writer and poet

William H. Gass

William H. Gass

July 30, 1924 -

Fiction writer, critic, philosophy professor

William Hooker (botanist)

William Hooker (botanist)

6 July 1785 - 12 August 1865

Writer

Sherwood Anderson

Sherwood Anderson

September 13, 1876 - March 8, 1941

Novelist, short story writer

Patrick Chamoiseau

Patrick Chamoiseau

December 3, 1953 -

Martiniquais writer

Israel Zangwill

Israel Zangwill

1864 - 1926

British writer

Bruno Schulz

Bruno Schulz

July 12, 1892 - November 19, 1942

Polish novelist and painter

Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock

10 February 1934 -

Poet

Stephen Vincent Benét

Stephen Vincent Benét

July 22, 1898 - March 13, 1943

Poet, short story writer, novelist

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres

14 March 1947 -

English poet, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes

Molly Elliot Seawell

Molly Elliot Seawell

October 23, 1860 - November 15, 1916

United States writer

Frances Harper

Frances Harper

September 24, 1825 - February 22, 1911

American writer

Olavo Bilac

Olavo Bilac

December 16, 1865 - December 28, 1918

poet, journalist, translator

Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

9 February 1923 - 20 March 1964

Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright

James Ellroy

James Ellroy

March 4, 1948 -

Novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist

Jean Van Hamme

Jean Van Hamme

16 January 1939 -

novelist, comic writer

John Torrey

John Torrey

August 15, 1796 - March 10, 1873

American botanist

Thomas Nuttall

Thomas Nuttall

5 January 1786 - 10 September 1859

English botanist and ornithologist

Daniel Solander

Daniel Solander

19 February 1733 - 13 May 1782

Swedish botanist

André Michaux

André Michaux

1746 - 1802

Writer

Sylvain Chomet

Sylvain Chomet

1963 -

French writer

Jerome Bixby

Jerome Bixby

January 11, 1923 - April 28, 1998

American short story writer, editor and scriptwriter

Francisco de Sá de Miranda

Francisco de Sá de Miranda

- 1558

Portuguese poet

Carol J. Adams

Carol J. Adams

1951 -

Author, animal rights activist

John D. MacDonald

John D. MacDonald

July 24, 1916 - December 28, 1986

Novelist, short story writer

Thomas Aird

Thomas Aird

28 August 1802 - 28 April 1876

Poet

Craig Thomas (author)

Craig Thomas (author)

24 November 1942 - 4 April 2011

Welsh writer

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah

15 April 1958 -

British poet

Colleen McCullough

Colleen McCullough

1937 -

Australian writer

Christine Jorgensen

Christine Jorgensen

May 30, 1926 - May 3, 1989

American writer

John P. Kennedy

John P. Kennedy

October 25, 1795 - August 18, 1870

Novelist, politician

Lope de Vega

Lope de Vega

25 November 1562 - 27 August 1635

Spanish writer

Grace Lumpkin

Grace Lumpkin

March 3, 1891 - March 23, 1980

Novelist

Djuna Barnes

Djuna Barnes

June 12, 1892 - June 18, 1982

American woman novelist, poet, journalist, artist

Michael Flanders

Michael Flanders

1 March 1922 - 14 April 1975

English writer and performer

Laurell K. Hamilton

Laurell K. Hamilton

February 19, 1963 -

Novelist

Russell Hoban

Russell Hoban

February 4, 1925 - December 13, 2011

Novelist, children's author, poet

Joseph Chénier

Joseph Chénier

11 February 1764 - 10 January 1811

French writer, member of the Académie française

Herman Wouk

Herman Wouk

May 27, 1915 -

Author

Sri Sri (writer)

Sri Sri (writer)

April 30, 1910 - 15 June 1983

Indian writer

Elinor Brent-Dyer

Elinor Brent-Dyer

6 April 1894 - 20 September 1969

English children's author

Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz

March 28, 1948 -

Romance novelist

George Oppen

George Oppen

April 24, 1908 - July 7, 1984

American poet

Dore Schary

Dore Schary

August 31, 1905 - July 7, 1980

Screenwriter, playwright, film director, studio executive

David Michelinie

David Michelinie

May 6, 1948 -

Writer

R. L. Stine

R. L. Stine

8 October 1943 -

Writer

Lin Carter

Lin Carter

June 9, 1930 - February 7, 1988

American fantasy writer, editor, critic

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

24 July 1886 - 30 July 1965

Japanese writer

Harriet Ann Jacobs

Harriet Ann Jacobs

February 11, 1813 - March 7, 1897

American Civil War nurse, slave, writer and abolitionist

Lydia Maria Child

Lydia Maria Child

February 11, 1802 - October 20, 1880

Novelist, journalist, activist

Edward Abbey

Edward Abbey

29 January 1927 - 14 March 1989

author, anarchist, environmentalist

Elinor Wylie

Elinor Wylie

September 7, 1885 - December 16, 1928

American poet

Gary Soto

Gary Soto

13 April 1952 -

American writer

Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg

6 October 1939 -

Writer and broadcaster

A. S. Byatt

A. S. Byatt

1936 -

Novelist

Sarah Josepha Hale

Sarah Josepha Hale

October 24, 1788 - April 30, 1879

American writer

Gerald Vizenor

Gerald Vizenor

1934 -

American writer

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko

March 5, 1948 -

American writer

Juana Inés de la Cruz

Juana Inés de la Cruz

12 November 1651 - 17 April 1695

Mexican nun, writer and poet

C. Z. Guest

C. Z. Guest

February 19, 1920 - November 8, 2003

Socialite, author

Christian Dietrich Grabbe

Christian Dietrich Grabbe

11 December 1801 - 12 September 1836

Playwright

Georg Büchner

Georg Büchner

17 October 1813 - 19 February 1837

German playwright

Donna Leon

Donna Leon

September 29, 1942 -

Novelist

Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner

April 7, 1915 - February 4, 1958

Author

Grant Morrison

Grant Morrison

31 January 1960 -

Writer

Clarice Lispector

Clarice Lispector

December 10, 1920 - December 9, 1977

Brazilian writer

Jacob of Serugh

Jacob of Serugh

451 - 29 November 521

Syrian writer and bishop

S. E. Hinton

S. E. Hinton

July 22, 1950 -

American young-adult writer

Elizabeth Gray Vining

Elizabeth Gray Vining

October 6, 1902 - November 27, 1999

American writer

Leconte de Lisle

Leconte de Lisle

22 October 1818 - 17 July 1894

French poet

Gioconda Belli

Gioconda Belli

1948 -

Nicaraguan writer

Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

16 July 1956 -

Playwright

Clive Cussler

Clive Cussler

July 15, 1931 -

Novelist

David Gerrold

David Gerrold

1944 -

Writer

Sei Shōnagon

Sei Shōnagon

966 -

Japanese writer

Gavin Menzies

Gavin Menzies

14 August 1937 -

Naval officer, author

Maximilian Voloshin

Maximilian Voloshin

May 28, 1877 - November 8, 1932

Russian poet

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

November 11, 1836 - March 19, 1907

Poet, novelist, editor

Rasul Gamzatov

Rasul Gamzatov

8 September 1923 - 3 November 2003

probably the most famous poet writing in the Avar language

Graham Swift

Graham Swift

4 May 1949 -

British writer

Stanley G. Weinbaum

Stanley G. Weinbaum

1902 - 1935

American writer

Chairil Anwar

Chairil Anwar

July 22, 1922 - April 28, 1949

Indonesian poet

Linn Ullmann

Linn Ullmann

9 August 1966 -

Norwegian author and journalist

Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter

-

American writer

Chris Mead

Chris Mead

1 May 1940 - 16 January 2003

British ornithologist, author and broadcaster

Honoré d'Urfé

Honoré d'Urfé

February 11, 1568 - June 1, 1625

French writer

Angela Carter

Angela Carter

7 May 1940 - 16 February 1992

novelist and journalist

John C. Wright (author)

John C. Wright (author)

1961 -

American writer

Naoya Shiga

Naoya Shiga

20 February 1883 - 21 October 1971

Japanese writer

John Ciardi

John Ciardi

June 24, 1916 - March 30, 1986

American poet, professor, translator

Banana Yoshimoto

Banana Yoshimoto

July 24, 1964 -

Japanese writer

Maxwell Anderson

Maxwell Anderson

December 15, 1888 - February 28, 1959

American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

Alex Sánchez (author)

Alex Sánchez (author)

1957 -

American writer

René Bazin

René Bazin

26 December 1853 - 20 July 1932

French novelist


Living octopus

Living octopus

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