Literature

Nathaniel Benchley

Nathaniel Benchley

November 13, 1915 - December 14, 1981

American children's writer

Zalman King

Zalman King

May 23, 1942 - February 3, 2012

American director, writer, producer, actor

Marie Stubbs

Marie Stubbs

1939 -

British writer

Konstantin Simonov

Konstantin Simonov

15 November 1915 - 28 August 1979

Soviet poet

Don Blanding

Don Blanding

November 7, 1894 - June 9, 1957

poet

Colin Thiele

Colin Thiele

16 November 1920 - 4 September 2006

Australian author

M. Mukundan

M. Mukundan

10 September 1942 -

Indian writer

John Scalzi

John Scalzi

May 10, 1969 -

American author

Juli Zeh

Juli Zeh

June 30, 1974 -

German writer

Carlos Drummond de Andrade

Carlos Drummond de Andrade

October 31, 1902 - August 17, 1987

Poet

Frank Conroy

Frank Conroy

January 15, 1936 - April 6, 2005

Fiction writer, memoirist, teacher

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman

8 February 1962 -

Author

Ernesto Sabato

Ernesto Sabato

24 June 1911 - 2011

Argentinean writer

Ruth Patrick

Ruth Patrick

1907 -

American botanist and limnologist

Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke

1958 -

Author

Scott Sanders (novelist)

Scott Sanders (novelist)

1945 -

American writer

Mary Butts

Mary Butts

13 December 1890 - 5 March 1937

Novelist

F. Sionil José

F. Sionil José

December 3, 1924 -

Filipino writer

Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison

1 November 1863 - 4 December 1945

English writer

Eduard Petiška

Eduard Petiška

14 May 1924 - 6 June 1988

Czech writer

Betty Smith

Betty Smith

December 15, 1896 - January 17, 1972

American writer

Hunter Davies

Hunter Davies

7 january 1936 -

author, journalist and broadcaster,

Jonathan Raban

Jonathan Raban

14 June 1942 -

British writer

Doug Wright

Doug Wright

1962 -

American playwright

Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss

November 15, 1959 -

American writer and producer

Ernst Toller

Ernst Toller

1 December 1893 - 22 May 1939

German playwright

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz Zafón

25 September 1964 -

Spanish writer

Ken'ichi Yoshida (literary scholar)

Ken'ichi Yoshida (literary scholar)

1 April 1912 - 3 August 1977

Japanese writer

Jean Paul

Jean Paul

21 March 1763 - 14 November 1825

German novelist

Louis O. Coxe

Louis O. Coxe

April 15, 1918 - May 25, 1993

Poet, playwright, professor

Reginald Hudlin

Reginald Hudlin

December 15, 1961 -

American writer

Takayama Chogyū

Takayama Chogyū

28 February 1871 - 24 December 1902

Japanese writer

A. H. Almaas

A. H. Almaas

1944 -

Author

Jane Mander

Jane Mander

9 April 1877 - 20 December 1949

New Zealand writer

Avraham Shlonsky

Avraham Shlonsky

March 6, 1900 - May 18, 1973

Israeli poet

Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson

1949 -

American novelist, playwright

Ayako Sono

Ayako Sono

17 September 1931 -

Japanese writer

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

17 August 1949 -

English novelist, screenwriter, film director and actor

Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne

October 29, 1925 - August 26, 2009

Writer, journalist

Vladimir Sorokin

Vladimir Sorokin

7 August 1955 -

Russian writer

Pamela Dean

Pamela Dean

1953 -

Author

Jean Craighead George

Jean Craighead George

July 2, 1919 - May 15, 2012

Writer

Giovanni Pascoli

Giovanni Pascoli

December 31, 1855 - April 6, 1912

Italian poet and scholar

Joaquim Nabuco

Joaquim Nabuco

August 19, 1849 - January 17, 1910

Brazilian writer adn statesman

Adrian Păunescu

Adrian Păunescu

20 July 1943 - 5 November 2010

Romanian poet and politician

Marina Warner

Marina Warner

11 September 1946 -

Writer and mythographer

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman

1958 -

American writer

David Goodis

David Goodis

March 2, 1917 - January 7, 1967

Novelist, screenwriter

F. Paul Wilson

F. Paul Wilson

May 17, 1946 -

American writer

Tom DeFalco

Tom DeFalco

June 26, 1950 -

American comics writer and editor

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson

November 26, 1943 -

Novelist, essayist

Juran Hisao

Juran Hisao

6 April 1902 - 6 October 1957

Japanese author

Reza Aslan

Reza Aslan

May 3, 1972 -

Writer, scholar

Catherine Helen Spence

Catherine Helen Spence

31 October 1825 - 3 April 1910

Nineteenth century Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragette

Sam Houston Johnson

Sam Houston Johnson

January 31, 1914 - December 11, 1978

American writer

Anne Rivers Siddons

Anne Rivers Siddons

9 January 1936 -

Novelist

Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley

May 8, 1940 - February 11, 2006

Novelist, screenwriter

Oakley Hall

Oakley Hall

July 1, 1920 - May 12, 2008

Novelist

Lynne Spears

Lynne Spears

1955 -

American writer

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

29 January 1867 - 28 January 1928

Spanish novelist

Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch

Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch

7 October 1945 -

Australian author

A. A. Attanasio

A. A. Attanasio

September 20, 1951 -

writer

Jean Toomer

Jean Toomer

December 26, 1894 - March 30, 1967

Writer

David Pinski

David Pinski

April 5, 1872 - August 11, 1959

Yiddish language writer

Nick Tosches

Nick Tosches

1949 -

American writer

Don Webb (writer)

Don Webb (writer)

April 30, 1960 -

American writer

Shirley Hazzard

Shirley Hazzard

30 January 1931 -

Australian-Anglo-American novelist, short story writer, memoirist, non-fiction writer

Jasimuddin

Jasimuddin

1 January 1903 - 13 March 1976

Bengali language poet

Vine Deloria, Jr.

Vine Deloria, Jr.

March 26, 1933 - November 13, 2005

American Indian author

Sami Garam

Sami Garam

31 October 1967 -

Cook and writer, specialises in Helsinki slang

Baltasar Gracián

Baltasar Gracián

January 8, 1601 - December 6, 1658

Spanish Jesuit writer

Nina Bawden

Nina Bawden

1925 - 2012

English novelist

Hiroaki Samura

Hiroaki Samura

February 17, 1970 -

Japanese graphic novelist

David Wain

David Wain

August 1, 1969 -

writer, director, actor and comedian

Ian Mackintosh

Ian Mackintosh

26 July 1940 -

Writer

Pat Reid

Pat Reid

13 November 1910 - 22 May 1990

British Army officer, prisoner of war, author

Omar Kureishi

Omar Kureishi

1928 - 14 March 2005

Pakistani writer and cricket commentator

Amar Jaleel

Amar Jaleel

November 8, 1936 -

Pakistani writer

André Henri Constant van Hasselt

André Henri Constant van Hasselt

5 January 1806 - 1 December 1874

Belgian writer

Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold

1963 -

American writer

Rob Thomas (writer)

Rob Thomas (writer)

August 15, 1965 -

Young adult novel author, television program writer

Philip Levine (poet)

Philip Levine (poet)

January 10, 1928 -

Poet

Anu Garg

Anu Garg

1967 -

Indian author

Shaul Tchernichovsky

Shaul Tchernichovsky

20 August 1875 - 14 October 1943

Russian poet

Mihail Sebastian

Mihail Sebastian

October 18, 1907 - May 29, 1945

Roamnain writer

David Simon

David Simon

1960 -

American writer

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman

1959 -

Detective fiction writer

Ron Silliman

Ron Silliman

August 5, 1946 -

Poet

Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena

Juan Manuel, Prince of Villena

5 May 1282 - 13 June 1348

Spanish medieval writer and nephew of Alfonso X of Castile

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

September 21, 1975 -

American graphic novelist

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix

April 9, 1964 -

Young-adult novelist

Dennis Lehane

Dennis Lehane

August 4, 1965 -

Novelist

Jyotirmoy Datta

Jyotirmoy Datta

1936 -

Bengali writer

Ralph Peters

Ralph Peters

April 19, 1952 -

Amertican military officer, writer, pundit

Gail Simone

Gail Simone

1974 -

Writer

Tomas Venclova

Tomas Venclova

September 11, 1937 -

Lithuanian writer

Ken Spears

Ken Spears

1942 -

American writer

Joe Ruby

Joe Ruby

1939 -

American writer

George Jonas

George Jonas

June 15, 1935 -

Canadian-Hungarian writer

Willis Hall

Willis Hall

6 April 1929 - 7 March 2005

English playwright and screenwriter


Living octopus

Living octopus

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