Literature

Iain Banks

Iain Banks

16 February 1954 - 9 June 2013

Scottish science-fiction novelist

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

January 2, 1920 (or as early as October 4, 1919) - April 6, 1992 (aged 72)

Russian-born American writer and biochemist

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

1880 - 1968

American author and activist

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen

20 March 1828 - 23 May 1906

Norwegian playwright

Halldór Laxness

Halldór Laxness

23 April 1902 - 8 February 1998

Icelandic writer

Horace

Horace

December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC

Roman lyric poet

Hugo Gernsback

Hugo Gernsback

1884 - 1967

Luxembourg American editor, publisher, writer, inventor

Homer

Homer

ca. 8th century BC -

Author

Herman Melville

Herman Melville

1 August 1819 - 28 September 1891

American novelist, essayist and poet

Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse

df=y February 7 - 9 August 1962

German novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875

Danish novelist, short story writer, fairy tales writer, and poet

Henry Fielding

Henry Fielding

22 April 1707 - 8 October 1754

English novelist, dramatist

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890 - 15 March 1937

American short story writer

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

21 September 1866 - 13 August 1946

English novelist, teacher, historian and journalist

Henryk Sienkiewicz

Henryk Sienkiewicz

5 May 1846 - 15 November 1916

Polish writer

Geoff Ryman

Geoff Ryman

1951 -

British-Canadian writer

George Eliot

George Eliot

df=y October 11 - 22 December 1880

Novelist

Giovanni Boccaccio

Giovanni Boccaccio

16 June 1313 - 21 December 1375

Writer, humanist

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

26 July 1856 - 2 November 1950

Irish playwright, critic, and political activist

Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax

July 27, 1938 - March 4, 2008

American writer and game designer

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer

ca. 1343 - 25 October 1400

English author and poet

Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder

May 8, 1930 -

Poet

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins

28 July 1844 - 8 June 1889

Poet

G. K. Chesterton

G. K. Chesterton

29 May 1874 - 14 June 1936

English writer

Gustave Flaubert

Gustave Flaubert

December 12, 1821 - May 8, 1880

Novelist, playwright

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

22 January 1729 - 15 February 1781

writer, philosopher, publicist, and art critic

George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin

September 20, 1948 -

American author and screenwriter of science fiction, fantasy fiction and horror fiction

Guy de Maupassant

Guy de Maupassant

5 August 1850 - 6 July 1893

French writer of multiple genres

George Orwell

George Orwell

25 June 1903 - 21 January 1950

British author and journalist, promoter of democratic socialism and critic of totalitarianism

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

11 November 1821 - 9 February 1881

Russian writer

Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa

June 13, 1888 - November 30, 1935

Portuguese poet and writer

Frans Eemil Sillanpää

Frans Eemil Sillanpää

16 September 1888 - 3 June 1964

Finnish writer

Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson

21 September 1737 - 9 May 1791

American author and judge

Fritz Leiber

Fritz Leiber

December 24, 1910 - September 5, 1992

American speculative fiction writer

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka

3 July 1883 - 3 June 1924

German-language writer

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

11 August 1897 - 28 November 1968

English children's novelist

E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann

df=y December 1 - 25 June 1822

Prussian jurist, author, composer, music critic, and artist

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

September 28, 1901 - October 13, 1974

American entertainment writer and television host

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

February 22, 1892 - October 19, 1950

American poet

Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë

30 July 1818 - 19 December 1848

English novelist and poetess

E. B. White

E. B. White

July 11, 1899 - October 1, 1985

American writer

Ernest Thayer

Ernest Thayer

August 14, 1863 - August 21, 1940

American poet

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs

September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950

American novelist

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

6 March 1806 - 29 June 1861

English poet, author

E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings

October 14, 1894 - September 3, 1962

American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849

American poet, short story writer and literary critic

Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser

- 1599

English poet

Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti

25 July 1905 - 14 August 1994

Bulgarian-born novelist

Eric S. Raymond

Eric S. Raymond

December 4, 1957 -

American computer programmer, author, and advocate for the open source movement

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961

American writer and journalist

Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon

October 4, 1880 - December 10, 1946

Writer

Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott

23 January 1930 -

Poet

Don Rosa

Don Rosa

June 29, 1951 -

Writer

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz

July 9, 1945 -

Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter

Dan Simmons

Dan Simmons

4 April 1948 -

American novelist

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

27 October 1914 - 9 November 1953

Welsh poet and writer

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

American writer

Douglas Hofstadter

Douglas Hofstadter

February 15, 1945 -

American academic and author

David Mamet

David Mamet

30 November 1947 -

American author, playwright, screenwriter, and film director

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

c. 1660 - 24 April 1731

English writer and spy

Dante Alighieri

Dante Alighieri

ca. 1 June 1265 - September 13–14, 1321

Italian poet

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001

Author of ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'' series

Dalton Trumbo

Dalton Trumbo

December 9, 1905 - September 10, 1976

American screenwriter and novelist

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan

1363 - 1430

Italian French late medieval author

Clive Barker

Clive Barker

1952 -

Author, film director and visual artist

Cordwainer Smith

Cordwainer Smith

11 July 1913 - 6 August 1966

American author and psychological warfare expert

Colette

Colette

28 January 1873 - 3 August 1954

French novelist

Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz

30 June 1911 - 14 August 2004

Poet

Charles Williams (British writer)

Charles Williams (British writer)

20 September 1886 - 15 May 1945

British writer

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë

21 April 1816 - 31 March 1855

English novelist, poet and governess

Clark Ashton Smith

Clark Ashton Smith

13 January 1893 - 14 August 1961

American short story writer and poet

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870

English novelist

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

29 November 1898 - 22 November 1963

Author, academic & Christian apologist

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire

April 9, 1821 - August 31, 1867

French poet

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Unknown, baptised 26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593

English playwright and poet

C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester

27 August 1899 - 2 April 1966

British novelist

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

8 December 1951 -

American author

Bjørn Lomborg

Bjørn Lomborg

6 January 1965 -

Environmentalist author

Ben Bova

Ben Bova

8 November 1932 -

American novelist, short story author, essayist, and journalist

B. F. Skinner

B. F. Skinner

March 20, 1904 - August 18, 1990

American behaviorist, author, inventor, baseball enthusiast, social philosopher and poet

Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter

28 July 1866 - 22 December 1943

Children's author, illustrator, and botanist

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker

8 November 1847 - 20 April 1912

Irish novelist

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

17 January 1706 - 17 April 1790

American printer, writer, politician

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

14 April 1954 -

American writer, speaker, futurist, and design instructor

Arthur Laurents

Arthur Laurents

July 14, 1918 - May 5, 2011

Playwright, theatre director, screenwriter

Andrzej Sapkowski

Andrzej Sapkowski

June 21, 1948 -

Novelist

Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller

October 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005

American playwright and essayist

Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë

df=y May 1 - 28 May 1849

English novelist and poet

Aeschylus

Aeschylus

c. 525 BC - c. 456 BC

Major ancient Greek playwright, one of only three whose works have survived into modern times.

Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

12 April 1939 -

Playwright and director

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry

8 September 1873 - 1 November 1907

French writer

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

11 December 1918 - 3 August 2008

Russian novelist, dramatist, and historian

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott

November 29, 1799 - March 4, 1888

American teacher and writer

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

12 October 1875 - 1 December 1947

poet, mountaineer, occultist

Alan Garner

Alan Garner

1934 -

English fiction writer and folklorist

André Gide

André Gide

22 November 1869 - 19 February 1951

French novelist and essayist

Anatole France

Anatole France

df=y April 4 - 12 October 1924

French novelist

Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg

June 3, 1926 - April 5, 1997

poet, activist, essayist

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

15 September 1890y - 12 January 1976

English author

Albert Camus

Albert Camus

7 November 1913 - 4 January 1960

Algerian-French author and philosopher


Living octopus

Living octopus

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