Literature

John Millington Synge

John Millington Synge

16 April 1871 - 24 March 1909

Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, and collector of folklore

Jin Yong

Jin Yong

6 February 1924 -

Hong kong writer

Horace Alexander

Horace Alexander

1889 - 1989

Writer and ornithologist

Matt Ruff

Matt Ruff

1965 -

American writer

Joan Didion

Joan Didion

December 5, 1934 -

American author

Ľudovít Štúr

Ľudovít Štúr

28 October 1815 - 12 January 1856

Author and leader of the Slovak national revival

Stephen Watson (poet)

Stephen Watson (poet)

6 November 1954 - 10 April 2011

South African poet

Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg

August 7, 1926 -

Author, voice actor, comedian, puppeteer

Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon

February 11, 1917 - January 30, 2007

Author, director

Gene Stratton-Porter

Gene Stratton-Porter

August 17, 1863 - December 6, 1924

American writer

Akiko Yosano

Akiko Yosano

7 December 1878 - 29 May 1942

Japanese writer

Masaoka Shiki

Masaoka Shiki

17 September 1867 - 19 September 1902

Poet and literary critic

Tōson Shimazaki

Tōson Shimazaki

25 March 1872 - 22 August 1943

Japanese writer

Howard Nemerov

Howard Nemerov

1920 - 1991

Poet

Marilyn vos Savant

Marilyn vos Savant

1946 -

American writer

Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon

13 February 1881 - 5 June 1965

Writer

Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren

September 14, 1728 - October 19, 1814

American writer

Judith Cutler

Judith Cutler

1946 -

British Author

Jerry Siegel

Jerry Siegel

October 17, 1914 - January 28, 1996

Writer

W. E. Johns

W. E. Johns

5 February 1893 - 21 June 1968

British writer

Robert Lowell

Robert Lowell

March 1, 1917 - September 12, 1977

Poet

Morris West

Morris West

26 April 1916 - 9 October 1999

Australian writer

Auguste Escoffier

Auguste Escoffier

28 October 1846 - 12 February 1935

French chef, restaurateur, and culinary writer

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

Carolyn Gold Heilbrun

January 13, 1926 - October 9, 2003

Academic, novelist

Samuel Williston

Samuel Williston

September 24, 1861 - February 18, 1963

American legal writer

France Prešeren

France Prešeren

3 December 1800 - 8 February 1849

poet

Vikram Seth

Vikram Seth

20 June 1952 -

Indian writer

Nelly Sachs

Nelly Sachs

10 December 1891 - 12 May 1970

German author

Saint-John Perse

Saint-John Perse

31 May 1887 - 20 September 1975

French poet

Henrik Pontoppidan

Henrik Pontoppidan

24 July 1857 - 21 August 1943

Writer, Nobel Laureate

Claude Simon

Claude Simon

10 October 1913 - 6 July 2005

French writer

Julio Cortázar

Julio Cortázar

August 26, 1914 - February 12, 1984

Argentine writer

Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown

18 February 1922 - 13 August 2012

American author, editor, publisher, and businesswoman

Carol Ryrie Brink

Carol Ryrie Brink

December 28, 1895 - August 15, 1981

American children's writer

Kenneth Roberts (author)

Kenneth Roberts (author)

December 8, 1885 - July 21, 1957

Writer

J. M. Coetzee

J. M. Coetzee

9 February 1940 -

South African-born novelist, translator and academic, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, twice recipient of the Booker Prize, now living in Australia

Adunis

Adunis

1 January 1930 -

Essayist, poet

Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson

August 28, 1908 - July 28, 1996

American naturalist and ornithologist; writer of field guides

Richard Jefferies

Richard Jefferies

6 November 1848 - 14 August 1887

British writer

Phyllis A. Whitney

Phyllis A. Whitney

1903 - 2008

American writer

Graham Hancock

Graham Hancock

1950 -

British writer and journalist

Sholem Aleichem

Sholem Aleichem

February 18, 1859 - May 13, 1916

Writer

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

Karl Heinrich Ulrichs

28 August 1825 - 14 July 1895

German writer

Du Fu

Du Fu

712 - 770

Chinese poet

Joseph Plunkett

Joseph Plunkett

21 November 1887 - 4 May 1916

Irish nationalist, poet, journalist and 1916 Easter Rising leader

Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

Jovan Jovanović Zmaj

November 24, 1833 - June 3, 1904

Serbian poet, physician

Aleksandr Kuprin

Aleksandr Kuprin

September 7/August 26, 1870 - August 25, 1938

Russian writer, pilot, explorer and adventurer

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

21 June 1948 -

Author

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver

November 6, 1955 -

American writer

Nathanael West

Nathanael West

17 October 1903 - 22 December 1940

American writer

Susan Fenimore Cooper

Susan Fenimore Cooper

April 17, 1813 - December 31, 1894

writer and amateur naturalist

Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes

November 11, 1928 - May 15, 2012

20th century Mexican writer

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy

1933 -

Novelist

Juan Ramón Jiménez

Juan Ramón Jiménez

24 December 1881 - 29 May 1958

Spanish poet

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Miguel Ángel Asturias

October 19, 1899 - June 9, 1974

Guatemalan writer and diplomat

Antonio Machado

Antonio Machado

26 July 1875 - 22 February 1939

Spanish poet

Eduard Mörike

Eduard Mörike

8 September 1804 - 4 June 1875

German poet

Wilhelm Waiblinger

Wilhelm Waiblinger

21 November 1804 - 30 January 1830

German poet

Nikolay Nekrasov

Nikolay Nekrasov

December 10, 1821 - January 8, 1878

Russian poet

Jules Janin

Jules Janin

16 February 1804 - 19 June 1874

French writer

Jean Bodel

Jean Bodel

1165 - 1210

French poet

Georg Brandes

Georg Brandes

4 February 1842 - 19 February 1927

Danish Author

James Merrill

James Merrill

March 3, 1926 - February 6, 1995

Poet

Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn

July 28, 1940 -

American poet

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Elizabeth Wurtzel

July 31, 1967 -

American writer

Adalbert Stifter

Adalbert Stifter

23 October 1805 - 28 January 1868

Austrian writer

Jim Goad

Jim Goad

June 12, 1961 -

Author, publisher

Radclyffe Hall

Radclyffe Hall

12 August 1880 - 7 October 1943

Poet and author

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

1938 -

American novelist

Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe

1957 -

Academy Award-winning American writer and film director

Ruth Park

Ruth Park

24 August 1917 - 14 December 2010

author

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby

8 September 1647 - 24 February 1721

English poet and notable Tory politician of the late Stuart period

William Miller (preacher)

William Miller (preacher)

February 15, 1782 - 1849<!

, Author,, Teacher,, Minister/Preacher,, military Officer,, Farmer

Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates

August 12, 1859 - March 28, 1929

American poet and songwriter

Miroslav Krleža

Miroslav Krleža

July 7, 1893 - December 29, 1981

Croatian writer

John Fante

John Fante

April 8, 1909 - May 8, 1983

Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter

Eiji Yoshikawa

Eiji Yoshikawa

August 11, 1892 - September 7, 1962

Japanese writer

Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan

25 February 1950 -

Filmmaker, fiction writer

Walter Tevis

Walter Tevis

February 28, 1928 - August 8, 1984

American writer

Johannes Trithemius

Johannes Trithemius

1 February 1462 - 13 December 1516

German writer

Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed

22 February 1938 -

Writer

Lewis Mumford

Lewis Mumford

19 September 1895 - 26 January 1990

American writer

Bob Flanagan

Bob Flanagan

December 27, 1952 - January 4, 1996

American writer, poet, musician, performance artist, and comic

Apollonius of Rhodes

Apollonius of Rhodes

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Epic poet, Alexandrian librarian, scholar

Frederick William Faber

Frederick William Faber

28 June 1814 - 26 September 1863

British hymn writer and theologian

Barry Hughart

Barry Hughart

March 13, 1934 -

Novelist

Ruth Rendell

Ruth Rendell

17 February 1930 -

English woman writer

Marion Woodman

Marion Woodman

August 15, 1928 -

Canadian writer

Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale

12 October 1896 - 12 September 1981

Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature

Ed McBain

Ed McBain

October 15, 1926 - July 6, 2005

Crime fiction writer, screenwriter

Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour

March 22, 1908 - June 10, 1988

Novelist, short story writer

Margaret Fuller

Margaret Fuller

23 May 1810 - 19 July 1850

American feminist, poet, author, and activist

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

1929 - [[Saratoga Springs, New York]], USA 1984

American Writer

Ingvar Ambjørnsen

Ingvar Ambjørnsen

20 May 1956 -

Norwegian writer

Fred Saberhagen

Fred Saberhagen

1930 - 2007

American writer

Pierre Bayle

Pierre Bayle

18 November 1647 - 28 December 1706

French writer and philosopher

Andre Norton

Andre Norton

February 17, 1912 - March 17, 2005

American speculative fiction writer

Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz

8 December 1913 - 11 July 1966

poet and writer of short stories

Robert Bly

Robert Bly

December 23, 1926 -

Poet, author, activist

Alistair Campbell (poet)

Alistair Campbell (poet)

25 June 1925 - 16 August 2009

Cook Islands poet


Living octopus

Living octopus

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