Notable Writers

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from the literary world. Included are novelists, poets, playwrights and essayists. However, those who are primarily considered to be philosophers or academic writers can be found on the lists of thinkers.
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NameLifespanOther Names
Jamiluddin Aali1925-2015(Khan)
Sait Faik Abasıyanık1906-1954
Abiola Abrams1976-
Douglas Adams1952-2001
Aeschylus525-456 BC
Aesopc. 620-c. 564 BC
Anna Akhmatova1889-1966
Gülten Akın1933-2015
Louisa May Alcott1832-1888
Rochelle Alers1963-
Sabahattin Ali1907-1948
Dante Alighieric. 1265-1321
Muhsin al-Ramli1967-
Kingsley Amis1922-1995
Hans Christian Andersen1805-1875
Maya Angelou1928-
Reyer Anslo1622-1669
Süreyya Aylin Antmen1981-
Codrin Ţapu1973-
Apuleiusc. 125-180
Aristophanesc. 446-c. 386 BC
Guillermo Arriaga1958-(Jordán)
Lado Asatiani1917-1943
Isaac Asimov1920-1992
Jane Austen1775-1817
Salih Saeed Ba-Amer1925-
Rachel Tzvia Back1960-
Honoré de Balzac1799-1850
Leanne Banks1959-
J. M. Barrie1860-1937
Enis Batur1952-
Charles Baudelaire1821-1867
L. Frank Baum1856-1919
Simone de Beauvoir1908-1986
Samuel Beckett1906-1989
Saul Bellow1915-2005
J. Bernlef1937-2012(Marsman)
Eddy C. Bertin1944-
Inoslav Bešker1950-
Paul Biegel1925-2006
Ambrose Bierce1842-c. 1914
Şakir Bilgin1951-
Algernon Blackwood1869-1951
William Blake1757-1827
Giovanni Boccaccio1313-1375
Godfried Bomans1913-1971
Dyzma Bończa-Tomaszewski1749-1825
F. Bordewijk1884-1965
Ray Bradbury1920-2012
Bertolt Brecht1898-1956
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero1585-1618
André Breton1896-1966
Barbu Brezianu1909-2008
Otokar Březina1868-1929(Jebavý)
Anne Brontë1820-1849
Charlotte Brontë1816-1855
Emily Brontë1818-1848
Rupert Brooke1887-1915
Demetra Kenneth Brown1877-1946
Dixie Browning1930-
Robert Browning1812-1889
Dick Bruna1927-2017
Boudewijn Büch1948-2002
Pearl S. Buck1892-1973
Charles Bukowski1920-1994
Anthony Burgess1917-1993
Frances Burney1752-1840
Robert Burns1759-1796
Edgar Rice Burroughs1875-1950
Shirlee Busbee1941-
Lord Byron1788-1824
Matei Călinescu1934-2009
Remco Campert1929-
Albert Camus1913-1960
Truman Capote1924-1984
Simon Carmiggelt1913-1987
Lewis Carroll1832-1898
Giacomo Casanova1725-1798
P. C. Cast1960-
Cato the Elder234-149 BC
Jacob Cats1577-1660
Catullus84-54 BC(Valerius)
Miguel de Cervantes1547-1616
Bart Chabot1954-
Geoffrey Chaucer1343-1400
Anton Chekhov1860-1904
Agatha Christie1890-1976
Lydia Chukovskaya1907-1996
Korney Chukovsky1882-1969
Tom Clancy1947-2013
Arthur C. Clarke1917-2008
Hugo Claus1929-2008
Jean Cocteau1889-1963
Paulo Coelho1947-
Lela Cole Kitson1891-1970
Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772-1834
Jackie Collins1937-2015
Suzanne Collins1962-
Joseph Conrad1857-1924
James Fenimore Cooper1789-1851
Susan Cooper1935-
Pierre Corneille1606-1684
Louis Couperus1863-1923
Gwyn Cready1962-
Tanya Anne Crosby1962-
Roald Dahl1916-1990
Idris Davies1905-1953
Vahagn Davtyan1922-1996
Daphne Deckers1968-
Arsen Dedić1938-2015
Jules Deelder1944-
Daniel Defoec. 1660-1731
Midas Dekkers1946-
Michel de Nostredame1503-1566
Germaine de Staël1766-1817
Chrétien de Troyesc. 1135-c. 1183
Jude Deveraux1947-(Gilliam)
Philip K. Dick1928-1982
Charles Dickens1812-1870
Denis Diderot1713-1784
Blaga Dimitrova1922-2003
Diogenes Laertius?-2xx
Renate Dorrestein1954-
Fyodor Dostoyevsky1821-1881(Dostoevsky)
Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli"1820-1887(Multatuli)
Arthur Conan Doyle1859-1930
Delphine Dryden1967-
Du Fu712-770(Tu)
Alexandre Dumas1802-1870
Carola Dunn1946-
Jessica Durlacher1961-
Umberto Eco1932-
Halide Edip Adıvar1884-1964
George Eliot1819-1880(Evans)
T. S. Eliot1888-1965
Willem Elsschot1882-1960(De Ridder)
Elswyth Thane1900-1984(Ricker, Beebe)
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803-1882
Euripidesc. 480-406 BC
Süreyyya Evren1972-
William Faulkner1897-1962
Edna Ferber1885-1968
Ferdowsi940-1020
Tevfik Fikret1867-1915
F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940
Gustave Flaubert1821-1880
Ian Fleming1908-1964
Kjartan Fløgstad1944-
Jonathan Safran Foer1977-
Moderata Fonte1555-1592(di Pozzo di Forzi)
E. M. Forster1879-1970
Anatole France1844-1924
Anne Frank1929-1945
Jeaniene Frost1974-
Robert Frost1874-1963
Neil Gaiman1960-
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia1893-1975
Federico García Lorca1898-1936
Gabriel García Márquez1927-2014
Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss"1904-1991(Seuss)
Geoffrey of Monmouthc. 1100-c. 1155
Zarah Ghahramani1981-
Kahlil Gibran1883-1931
Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Ronald Giphart1965-
Karel Glastra van Loon1962-2005
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1749-1832
Nikolai Gogol1809-1852
William Golding1911-1993
Oliver Goldsmith1728-1774
Maxim Gorky1868-1936(Peshkov)
René Goscinny1926-1977
Shelia Goss1968-
Kenneth Grahame1859-1932
Germaine Greer1939-
Jacob Grimm1785-1863
Wilhelm Grimm1786-1859
John Grisham1955-
Ruth Gruber1911-2016
Arnon Grunberg1971-
Gaja Grzegorzewska1980-
Reşat Nuri Güntekin1889-1956
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar1864-1944
Hella Haasse1918-2011
Ludovic Halévy1834-1908
Adena Halpern1968-
Thomas Hardy1840-1928
Václav Havel1936-2011
Nathaniel Hawthorne1804-1864
Heinrich Heine1797-1856
Robert A. Heinlein1907-1988
Joseph Heller1923-1999
Ernest Hemingway1899-1961
Shirl Henke1942-
Frank Herbert1920-1986
Willem Frederik Hermans1921-1995
Hesiod?-c. 700 BC
Hermann Hesse1877-1962
Susan Hill1942-
Peretz Hirschbein1880-1948
Tami Hoag1959-(Mikkelson)
Cheris F. Hodges1977-
Homer?-c. 700 BC
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft1581-1647
Horace65-8 BC
Victor Hugo1802-1885
Aldous Huxley1894-1963
Constantijn Huygens1596-1687
Henrik Ibsen1828-1906
Washington Irving1783-1859
Kazuo Ishiguro1954-
Jacqui Jacoby1963-
Henry James1843-1916
Marlon James1970-
Ben Jonson1572-1637
James Joyce1882-1941
Juvenal?-1xx(Iunius, Iuvenalis)
Ain Kaalep1926-
Franz Kafka1883-1924
John Keats1795-1821
Kaie Kellough1975-
Yaşar Kemal1923-(Gökçeli)
Sherrilyn Kenyon1965-
Jack Kerouac1922-1969
Naseem Kharal1939-1978
Omar Khayyám1048-1131
Stephen King1947-
Rudyard Kipling1865-1936
Reşat Ekrem Koçu1905-1975
Gerrit Komrij1944-2012
Anton Koolhaas1912-1992
Ferdo Kozak1894-1957
Juš Kozak1892-1964
Primož Kozak1929-1981
Betina Krahn19xx-
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius1882-1954
Miroslav Krleža1893-1981
Vincas Kudirka1858-1899
Guus Kuijer1942-
Milan Kundera1929-
Jean de La Fontaine1621-1695
Arnette Lamb1947-1998
Leonida Lari1949-2011
Stieg Larsson1954-2004
D. H. Lawrence1885-1930
Harper Lee1926-
Stan Lee1922-
Ursula K. Le Guin1929-
Lutfi Lepaja1945-
C. S. Lewis1898-1963
Sinclair Lewis1885-1951
Li Bai701-762
Astrid Lindgren1907-2002
Rosina Lippi1956-(Green)
Cvetka Lipuš1966-
Jack London1876-1916
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882
H. P. Lovecraft1890-1937
Lucian of Samosatac. 125-c. 180
Norman Mailer1923-2007
Thomas Mann1875-1955
Ranko Marinković1913-2001
Peretz Markish1895-1952
Christopher Marlowe1564-1593
Catherine Marshall1914-1983(Wood, LeSourd)
Martial40-102(Valerius, Martialis)
George R. R. Martin1948-
Antonio Martínez Menchén1930-
Matsuo Basho1644-1694
Cormac McCarthy1933-
Cheyenne McCray1965-
Herman Melville1819-1891
Menander342-291 BC
Melinda Metz1962-
Stephenie Meyer1973-
Arthur Miller1915-2005
Serena B. Miller1950-
A. A. Milne1882-1956
John Milton1608-1674
Marga Minco1920-(Menco)
Margaret Mitchell1900-1949
Albert Mol1917-2004
Theodor Mommsen1817-1903
Michel de Montaigne1533-1592(Eyquem)
Lucy Maud Montgomery1874-1942
Toni Morrison1931-(Wofford)
Harry Mulisch1927-2010
Vladimir Nabokov1899-1977
Mikha'il Na'ima1889-1988
Nazım Hikmet1902-1963(Ran)
Pablo Neruda1904-1973
Munir Niazi1928-2006
Fan Noli1882-1965
Enn Nõu1933-
Halide Nusret Zorlutuna1901-1984
Jef Nys1927-2009
Máirtín Ó Cadhain1906-1970
Pádraic Ó Conaire1882-1928
Máirtín Ó Direáin1910-1988
George Orwell1903-1950(Blair)
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha1883-1964
Ovid43 BC-17
Connie Palmen1955-
Christopher Paolini1983-
Vesna Parun1922-2010
Katherine Paterson1932-
James Patterson1947-
Donita K. Paul1950-
Bernardin Pavlović17xx
Cass Pennant1958-
Samuel Pepys1633-1703
Ela Peroci1922-2001
Charles Perrault1628-1703
Francesco Petrarca1304-1374
Petroniusc. 27-66(Arbiter)
Pindarc. 522-443 BC
Nélida Piñon1937-
Sylvia Plath1932-1963
Plautus254-184 BC(Maccius)
Pliny the Younger61-c. 113(Plinius, Caecilius, Secundus)
Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849
Alexander Pope1688-1744
Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Molière"1622-1673(Molière)
Beatrix Potter1866-1943
Ezra Pound1885-1972
Adélia Prado1935-(de Freitas)
Terry Pratchett1948-
Marcel Proust1871-1922
Philip Pullman1946-
Aleksandr Pushkin1799-1837
Quintilian35-100(Fabius, Quintilianus)
François Rabelaisc. 1494-1553
Jean Racine1639-1699
Ayn Rand1905-1982
Erich Maria Remarque1898-1970
Gerard Reve1923-2006(van het Reve)
Anne Rice1941-
Arthur Rimbaud1854-1891
Francine Rivers1947-
Hallie Erminie Rives1874-1956
Lynda Suzanne Robinson1951-
Philip Roth1933-
J. K. Rowling1965-
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi1207-1273
Salman Rushdie1947-
John Ruskin1819-1900
Gerri Russell1962-(Garding)
Rafael Sabatini1875-1950
Marquis de Sade1740-1814(de Sade)
Lilith Saintcrow1976-
J. D. Salinger1919-2010
George Sand1804-1876(Dupin)
Sapphoc. 620-570 BC
Jean-Paul Sartre1905-1980
Friedrich Schiller1759-1805
Annie M. G. Schmidt1911-1995
Walter Scott1771-1832
David Seidler1937-
Meša Selimović1910-1982
Maurice Sendak1928-2012
Raivo Seppo1973-
Anna Sewell1820-1878
Ikbal Ali Shah1894-1969
William Shakespeare1564-1616
George Bernard Shaw1856-1950
Mary Shelley1797-1851
Percy Bysshe Shelley1792-1822
Gena Showalter1975-
Philip Sidney1554-1586
Linnea Sinclair1954-
Nalini Singh1977-
Carry Slee1949-
Bertrice Small1937-
Lemony Snicket1970-
Sophoclesc. 497-c. 406 BC
LaVyrle Spencer1943-
Edmund Spenserc. 1552-1599
John Steinbeck1902-1968
Stendhal1783-1842(Beyle)
Robert Louis Stevenson1850-1894
Bram Stoker1847-1912
Harriet Beecher Stowe1811-1896
Snorri Sturluson1179-1241
Derviš Sušić1925-1990
Jonathan Swift1667-1745
Algernon Charles Swinburne1837-1909
Madelon Szekely-Lulofs1899-1958
Titsian Tabidze1895-1937
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan1976-
Janelle Taylor1944-
Alfred Tennyson1809-1892
Terence195-159 BC(Terentius, Afer)
Marcus Terentius Varro116-27 BC
Maarten 't Hart1944-
Dylan Thomas1914-1953
Flora Thompson1876-1947
Colm Tóibín1955-
J. R. R. Tolkien1892-1973
Leo Tolstoy1828-1910
Zdena Tomin1941-
Marten Toonder1912-2005
Haunani-Kay Trask1949-
J. Dalton Trumbo1905-1976
Ivan Turgenev1818-1883
Mark Twain1835-1910(Clemens)
Şadi Üçüncü1948-2004
John Updike1932-2009
Raymond van de Klundert "Kluun"1964-(Kluun)
Joost van den Vondel1587-1679
Willy Vandersteen1913-1990
Kees van Kooten1941-
Paul van Loon1955-
Jacob van Maerlantc. 1235-c. 1300
Heleen van Royen1965-
Hendrik van Veldekec. 1150-c. 1184(von Veldeke)
Hovik Vardoumian1940-
Jules Verne1828-1905
Simon Vestdijk1898-1971
Enn Vetemaa1936-
Emanuil A. Vidinski1978-
Heiki Vilep1960-
Virgil70-19 BC
Milovan Vitezović1944-
Wolfram von Eschenbachc. 1170-c. 1220
Kurt Vonnegut1922-2007
Mihály Vörösmarty1800-1855
Jan Vos1612-1667
Robert James Waller1939-2017
Neale Donald Walsch1943-
Elsie B. Washington1942-2009
H. G. Wells1866-1946
Edith Wharton1862-1937
E. B. White1899-1985
Oscar Wilde1854-1900
Tennessee Williams1911-1983
P. G. Wodehouse1881-1975
Jan Wolkers1925-2007
Sherryl Woods1944-
Virginia Woolf1882-1941
William Wordsworth1770-1850
William Butler Yeats1865-1939
Derviş Zaim1964-
Marion Zimmer Bradley1930-1999
Émile Zola1840-1902
Joost Zwagerman1963-
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