Literature

Lygia Fagundes Telles

Lygia Fagundes Telles

April 19, 1923 -

Novelist, short-story writer

Timothy Truman

Timothy Truman

February 9, 1956 -

American writer

Daniel Tammet

Daniel Tammet

31 January 1979 -

Writer

William Goyen

William Goyen

April 24, 1915 - August 30, 1983

Novelist, short story writer, editor, teacher

Donald Richie

Donald Richie

17 April 1924 - 19 February 2013

American writer

Matthew Stover

Matthew Stover

January 29, 1962 -

American writer

David Albahari

David Albahari

1948 -

Writer

Bing Xin

Bing Xin

October 5, 1900 - February 28, 1999

Chinese writer

Dare Wright

Dare Wright

December 3, 1914 - January 25, 2001

Photographer, author, model

Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith

September 18, 1950 -

Playwright, actress

Thorvald Steen

Thorvald Steen

9 January 1954 -

Norwegian poet

Linda Barnes (writer)

Linda Barnes (writer)

June 6, 1949 -

Novelist, playwright, poet

Mab Segrest

Mab Segrest

1949 -

American writer

Marcia Wilbur

Marcia Wilbur

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American writer

Ivan Goran Kovačić

Ivan Goran Kovačić

March 21, 1913 - July 13, 1943

Croatian poet and writer

Ann M. Martin

Ann M. Martin

August 12, 1955 -

American writer of children's literature

Theodore Roszak (scholar)

Theodore Roszak (scholar)

November 15, 1933 - July 5, 2011

Author, historian, professor

Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck

June 15, 1966 -

American author and journalist

Albert Payson Terhune

Albert Payson Terhune

December 21, 1872 - February 18, 1942

American writer

Michael Szameit

Michael Szameit

1950 -

German writer

Adeline Yen Mah

Adeline Yen Mah

1937 -

Author and physician

Jun Ishikawa (author)

Jun Ishikawa (author)

March 7, 1899 - December 29, 1987

Japanese writer

Margaret Marshall Saunders

Margaret Marshall Saunders

May 13, 1861 - February 15, 1947

Canadian writer

Craig Harrison (writer)

Craig Harrison (writer)

1942 -

Fantasy writer

Carlo Bo

Carlo Bo

25 January 1911 - 21 July 2001

Italian poet, literary critic

Jerry Ordway

Jerry Ordway

November 28, 1957 -

Writer

Ivan Martin Jirous

Ivan Martin Jirous

September 23, 1944 - November 10, 2011

czech writer

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

August 8, 1969 -

Writer

Steve Aylett

Steve Aylett

1967 -

English satirical author

Sonya Hartnett

Sonya Hartnett

23 February 1968 -

Australian writer

Larry Charles

Larry Charles

February 20, 1956 -

American television writer, director and producer

Tahar Djaout

Tahar Djaout

January 11, 1954 - June 2, 1993

Algerian writer

G. Harry Stine

G. Harry Stine

March 26, 1928 - November 2, 1997

American writer and engineer

Sanai

Sanai

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Persian poet

Theodore Taylor (author)

Theodore Taylor (author)

June 23, 1921 - October 26, 2006

American writer

Jack Abbott

Jack Abbott

January 21, 1944 - February 10, 2002

Author, criminal

Cecil Frances Alexander

Cecil Frances Alexander

1818 - 12 October 1895

Hymn writer and poet

Francis Adams (writer)

Francis Adams (writer)

27 September 1862 - 4 September 1893

Australian poet, journalist

George Schuyler

George Schuyler

February 25, 1895 - August 31, 1977

author, journalist and social commentator

Majrooh Sultanpuri

Majrooh Sultanpuri

1919 - 24 May 2000

Indian Urdu poet

Barry Smith (New Zealand)

Barry Smith (New Zealand)

10 May 1933 - 27 June 2002

New Zealand writer

Eileen Myles

Eileen Myles

1949 -

American poet

William Ellis (missionary)

William Ellis (missionary)

29 August 1794 - 9 June 1872

English missionary and author who wrote books about his travel to the Society Islands, the Hawaiian Islands and Madagascar

Douglas Hill

Douglas Hill

6 April 1935 - 21 June 2007

author

Matt Jones (writer)

Matt Jones (writer)

5 August 1968 -

British writer

Ben Aaronovitch

Ben Aaronovitch

1964 -

British television writer

Eric Saward

Eric Saward

9 December 1944 -

British writer

Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson

1935 -

Novelist, short story writer, memoirist

Robert Patrick (playwright)

Robert Patrick (playwright)

September 27, 1937 -

Playwright, poet, lyricist, short story writer, novelist

David Benioff

David Benioff

1970 -

Writer

Nell Dunn

Nell Dunn

1936 -

English women writer

Vilgot Sjöman

Vilgot Sjöman

December 2, 1924 - April 9, 2006

Swedish writer and film director

Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer

April 1, 1970 -

Writer

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

January 28, 1844 - January 28, 1911

Early American feminist author, lecturer, novelist

Jay Williams (author)

Jay Williams (author)

May 31, 1914 - July 12, 1978

American writer

Raymond Abrashkin

Raymond Abrashkin

March 9, 1911 - August 25, 1960

Writer

Sean Stewart

Sean Stewart

June 2, 1965 -

American writer

Jerry B. Jenkins

Jerry B. Jenkins

September 23, 1949 -

Novelist, biographer

Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block

June 24, 1938 -

Mystery writer

Surya Das

Surya Das

1950 -

American spiritual writer

Mary Norton (author)

Mary Norton (author)

10 December 1903 - 29 August 1992

English children's writer

Jonathan Goldstein (author)

Jonathan Goldstein (author)

1969 -

Writer and Radio Producer

Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati

Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati

19 December 1926 - 3 August 1999

Poet

Ellen Willis

Ellen Willis

December 14, 1941 - November 9, 2006

Writer, activist

Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve

1946 -

American writer

Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells

1952 -

American writer

Jonathan Stroud

Jonathan Stroud

27 October 1970 -

British writer

Susan Hill

Susan Hill

1942 -

English author

Richard Russo

Richard Russo

July 15, 1949 -

Novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, teacher

James De Mille

James De Mille

23 August 1833 - 28 January 1880

Writer

François-Xavier Garneau

François-Xavier Garneau

June 15, 1809 - February 3, 1866

French Canadian notary, poet, civil servant and author

Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie

September 8, 1947 -

Short story writer, novelist, professor

Jose Garcia Villa

Jose Garcia Villa

August 5, 1908 - February 7, 1997

Prominent Filipino poet who wrote in English

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck

February 19, 1958 -

writer, playwright, novelist

Philippe Panneton

Philippe Panneton

April 30, 1895 - Toujours vivant

Canadian writer

Laura Salverson

Laura Salverson

December 9, 1890 - July 13, 1970

Canadian writer

Jay Wright (poet)

Jay Wright (poet)

1934 -

American poet

Ai Qing

Ai Qing

March 27, 1910 - May 5, 1996

Poet

Meindert DeJong

Meindert DeJong

4 March 1906 - 16 July 1991

Children's literature author

Laurel Rose Willson

Laurel Rose Willson

1941 - 2002

Disgraced American writer

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

23 June 1901 - 24 January 1962

Turkish writer

Joseph McElroy

Joseph McElroy

August 21, 1930 -

author

John Smith (comics)

John Smith (comics)

living -

Writer

Yvonne Vera

Yvonne Vera

1964 - 2005

Zimbabwean writer

Michael Klare

Michael Klare

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American writer

Nuruddin Farah

Nuruddin Farah

November 24, 1945 -

Somali writer

Leon Garfield

Leon Garfield

14 July 1921 - 2 June 1996

English children's writer

Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette

11 November 1958 -

Australian author

Ben Yagoda

Ben Yagoda

22 February 1954 -

American academic and writer

Władysław Syrokomla

Władysław Syrokomla

September 29, 1823 - September 15, 1862

Russian poet

Jędrzej Śniadecki

Jędrzej Śniadecki

30 November 1768 - 12 May 1838

writer, physician, chemist and biologist

Edward Bunker

Edward Bunker

December 31, 1933 - July 19, 2005

Novelist, screenwriter, actor

Lodi (wrestler)

Lodi (wrestler)

September 8, 1970 -

American professional wrestler and novelist

Larissa Lai

Larissa Lai

1967 -

Canadian writer

Erich Segal

Erich Segal

June 16, 1937 - January 17, 2010

American writer

Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart

1969 - 2012

American writer and publisher

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow

May 24, 1947 -

Canadian author and activist


Living octopus

Living octopus

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