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
Chinua Achebe1930-2013
Douglas Adams1952-2001
Richard Adams1920-2016
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie1977-
Endre Ady1877-1919
Aeschylus525-456 BC
Aesopc. 620-c. 564 BC
James Agee1909-1955
Shmuel Yosef Agnon1888-1970
Ahmad ibn Fadlan?-9xx
Conrad Aiken1889-1973
Chinghiz Aitmatov1928-2008
Anna Akhmatova1889-1966
Gülten Akın1933-2015
Zoe Akins1886-1958
Boris Akunin1956-(Chkhartishvili)
Ryūnosuke Akutagawa1892-1927
Alcaeus of Mytilenec. 625-c. 580 BC
Louisa May Alcott1832-1888
Claribel Alegría1924-2018(Vides)
Sholem Aleichem1859-1916
Vicente Aleixandre1898-1984
Sherman Alexie1966-
Svetlana Alexievich1948-
Abu Nuwas al-Hasan al-Hakamic. 756-c. 814
Mansur al-Hallajc. 858-922(Hallaj)
Monica Ali1967-
Sabahattin Ali1907-1948
Dante Alighieric. 1265-1321
Isabel Allende1942-
Margery Allingham1904-1966
Muhsin al-Ramli1967-
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi1201-1274
Nicasio Álvarez de Cienfuegos1764-1809
Jorge Amado1912-2001
Chabua Amirejibi1921-2013
Kingsley Amis1922-1995
Martin Amis1949-2023
Anacreonc. 575-c. 495 BC
Hans Christian Andersen1805-1875
Sherwood Anderson1876-1941
Lou Andreas-Salomé1861-1937
Hans Andreus1926-1977(van der Zant)
V. C. Andrews1923-1986
Ivo Andrić1892-1975
Maya Angelou1928-2014
Reyer Anslo1622-1669
Guillaume Apollinaire1880-1918
Apollonius of Rhodes?-2xx BC
Aharon Appelfeld1932-2018
Katherine Applegate1956-
Apuleiusc. 125-180(Madaurensis)
Louis Aragon1897-1982
Ivan Aralica1930-
Archilochusc. 680-c. 645 BC
Lavrenti Ardaziani1815-1870
John Arden1930-2012
Ludovico Ariosto1474-1533
Aristophanesc. 446-c. 386 BC
Simon Armitage1963-
François-Marie Arouet "Voltaire"1694-1778(Voltaire)
Guillermo Arriaga1958-(Jordán)
Antonin Artaud1896-1948
Lado Asatiani1917-1943
Jay Asher1975-
Isaac Asimov1920-1992
Miguel Ángel Asturias1899-1974
Margaret Atwood1939-
Jane Austen1775-1817
Paul Auster1947-
Trezza Azzopardi1961-
Richard Bach1936-
Ingeborg Bachmann1926-1973
David Baddiel1964-
Enid Bagnold1889-1981
Beryl Bainbridge1932-2010
James Baldwin1924-1987(Jones)
Mate Balota1898-1963(Mirković)
Honoré de Balzac1799-1850
Russell Banks1940-2023
John Banville1945-
Leigh Bardugo1975-
A. L. Barker1918-2002
Pat Barker1943-
Djuna Barnes1892-1982
Julian Barnes1946-
Elizabeth Barrett Browning1806-1861
J. M. Barrie1860-1937
Sebastian Barry1955-
Donald Barthelme1931-1989
Georges Bataille1897-1962
Enis Batur1952-
Charles Baudelaire1821-1867
L. Frank Baum1856-1919
Nina Bawden1925-2012
Pierre Beaumarchais1732-1799
Samuel Beckett1906-1989
Thea Beckman1923-2004(Beckmann, Petie)
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer1836-1870
Sybille Bedford1911-2006(von Schoenebeck)
Saul Bellow1915-2005
Jacinto Benavente1866-1954
Peter Benchley1940-2006
Gwendolyn B. Bennett1902-1981
Raymond Benson1955-
John Berger1926-2017
Thomas Berger1924-2014
Thomas Bernhard1931-1989
J. Bernlef1937-2012(Marsman)
Eddy C. Bertin1944-2018
Paul Biegel1925-2006
Ambrose Bierce1842-c. 1914
Şakir Bilgin1951-
Rachel Billington1942-
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson1832-1910
Algernon Blackwood1869-1951
William Blake1757-1827
William Peter Blatty1928-2017
Karen Blixen1885-1962(Dinesen)
Aleksandr Blok1880-1921
Judy Blume1938-(Sussman)
Enid Blyton1897-1968
Giovanni Boccaccio1313-1375
Marica Bodrožić1973-
Louise Bogan1897-1970
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux1636-1711
Heinrich Böll1917-1985
Godfried Bomans1913-1971
Marita Bonner1899-1971(Occomy)
Arna Bontemps1902-1973
F. Bordewijk1884-1965
Jorge Luis Borges1899-1986
Anthony Bourdain1956-2018
Elizabeth Bowen1899-1973
William Boyd1952-
Joseph Boyden1966-
Malcolm Bradbury1932-2000
Ray Bradbury1920-2012
Mary Elizabeth Braddon1835-1915
William Stanley Braithwaite1878-1962
Adolf Brand1874-1945
Bertolt Brecht1898-1956
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero1585-1618
Rutger Bregman1988-
Ivo Brešan1936-2017
André Breton1896-1966
Breyten Breytenbach1939-
Otokar Březina1868-1929(Jebavý)
André Brink1935-2015
Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić1874-1938
Max Brod1884-1968
Joseph Brodsky1940-1996
Louis Bromfield1896-1956
Anne Brontë1820-1849
Charlotte Brontë1816-1855
Emily Brontë1818-1848
Rupert Brooke1887-1915
Anita Brookner1928-2016
Geraldine Brooks1955-
Gwendolyn Brooks1917-2000
Dan Brown1964-
Dixie Browning1930-
Robert Browning1812-1889
Dick Bruna1927-2017
Pearl S. Buck1892-1973
C. Buddingh'1918-1985
Charles Bukowski1920-1994
Mikhail Bulgakov1891-1940
Ivan Bunin1870-1953
Anthony Burgess1917-1993
Frances Hodgson Burnett1849-1924
Frances Burney1752-1840
Robert Burns1759-1796
Edgar Rice Burroughs1875-1950
William S. Burroughs1914-1997
Candace Bushnell1958-
Octavia E. Butler1947-2006
A. S. Byatt1936-(Duffy)
Lord Byron1788-1824
Martin Caidin1927-1997
Pedro Calderón de la Barca1600-1681
Callimachusc. 310-c. 240 BC
Italo Calvino1923-1985
W. Bruce Cameron1960-
Remco Campert1929-2022
Albert Camus1913-1960
Matilde Camus1919-2012
Elias Canetti1905-1994
Cao Xueqin1710-1765
Karel Čapek1890-1938
Truman Capote1924-1984
Viktor Car Emin1870-1963
Giosuè Carducci1835-1907
Peter Carey1943-
Simon Carmiggelt1913-1987
Dale Carnegie1888-1955(Carnagey)
Edward Carpenter1844-1929
Leonora Carrington1917-2011
Lewis Carroll1832-1898
Angela Carter1940-1992
Barbara Cartland1901-2000
Justin Cartwright1945-2018
Raymond Carver1938-1988
Giacomo Casanova1725-1798
P. C. Cast1960-
Carlos Castaneda1925-1998
Willa Cather1873-1947
Cato the Elder234-149 BC
Jacob Cats1577-1660
Catullus84-54 BC(Valerius)
Camilo José Cela1916-2002
Paul Celan1920-1970(Antschel)
Louis-Ferdinand Céline1894-1961(Destouches)
Miguel de Cervantes1547-1616
Michael Chabon1963-
Soman Chainani1979-
Raymond Chandler1888-1959
Henri Charrière1906-1973
Geoffrey Chaucer1343-1400
John Cheever1912-1982
Anton Chekhov1860-1904
C. J. Cherryh1942-(Cherry)
G. K. Chesterton1874-1936
Goderdzi Chokheli1954-2007
Agatha Christie1890-1976
Lydia Chukovskaya1907-1996
Korney Chukovsky1882-1969
Emil Cioran1911-1995
Tom Clancy1947-2013
Cassandra Clare1973-
Arthur C. Clarke1917-2008
Hugo Claus1929-2008
Beverly Cleary1916-2021(Bunn)
Lucille Clifton1936-2010(Sayles)
Jean Cocteau1889-1963
Liza Cody1944-
Paulo Coelho1947-
J. M. Coetzee1940-
Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772-1834
Colette1873-1954
Jackie Collins1937-2015
Suzanne Collins1962-
Carlo Collodi1826-1890
Vittoria Colonna1490-1547
Joseph Conrad1857-1924
Catherine Cookson1906-1998(McMullen)
James Fenimore Cooper1789-1851
Jilly Cooper1937-(Sallitt)
Susan Cooper1935-
Pierre Corneille1606-1684
Patricia Cornwell1956-
Julio Cortázar1914-1984
Louis Couperus1863-1923
Harold Courlander1908-1996
Noël Coward1899-1973
Elise Cowen1933-1962
Malcolm Cowley1898-1989
Michael Crichton1942-2008
Countee Cullen1903-1946(Porter)
Michael Cunningham1952-
Clive Cussler1931-2020
Roald Dahl1916-1990
Tor Edvin Dahl1943-
Achmat Dangor1948-2020
Gabriele D'Annunzio1863-1938
Rubén Darío1867-1916(García, Sarmiento)
Alphonse Daudet1840-1897
Robertson Davies1913-1995
Vahagn Davtyan1922-1996
Osamu Dazai1909-1948(Tsushima)
Edmondo De Amicis1846-1908
Seamus Deane1940-2021
Jeffery Deaver1950-
Simone de Beauvoir1908-1986
Luís de Camõesc. 1524-1580(Vaz, de Camoens)
Isabelle de Charrière1740-1805(van Zuylen)
François-René de Chateaubriand1768-1848
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac1619-1655
Arsen Dedić1938-2015
Jules Deelder1944-2019
Daniel Defoec. 1660-1731
A. de Herz1887-1936
Juana Inés de la Cruz1648-1695
Madame de La Fayette1634-1693(de La Vergne)
Jean de La Fontaine1621-1695
Alphonse de Lamartine1790-1869
François de La Rochefoucauld1613-1680
Grazia Deledda1871-1936
Don DeLillo1936-
Cremilda de Lima1940-(Martins, Fernandes, Alves)
Tessa de Loo1946-(Duyvené de Wit)
Vine Deloria Jr.1933-2005
Guillaume de Machautc. 1300-1377
Guy de Maupassant1850-1893
Marente de Moor1972-
Alfred de Musset1810-1857
Michel de Nostredame1503-1566
Christine de Pizan1364-c. 1430
Francisco de Quevedo1580-1645
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal1626-1696
Anita Desai1937-(Mazumdar)
Kiran Desai1971-
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry1900-1944
Germaine de Staël1766-1817
Chrétien de Troyesc. 1135-c. 1183
Lope de Vega1562-1635
Jude Deveraux1947-(Gilliam)
Leon de Winter1954-
Colin Dexter1930-2017
Junot Díaz1968-
Natalie Diaz1978-
Philip K. Dick1928-1982
Charles Dickens1812-1870
Emily Dickinson1830-1886
Denis Diderot1713-1784
Joan Didion1934-2021
Ivica Đikić1977-
Blaga Dimitrova1922-2003
Diogenes Laertius?-2xx
E. L. Doctorow1931-2015
H. D.1886-1961(Doolittle)
Renate Dorrestein1954-2018
Michael Dorris1945-1997(North)
Fyodor Dostoyevsky1821-1881(Dostoevsky)
Georgia Douglas Johnson1880-1966(Camp)
Lloyd C. Douglas1877-1951
Sara Douglass1957-2011(Warneke)
Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli"1820-1887(Multatuli)
Arthur Conan Doyle1859-1930
Roddy Doyle1958-
Tonke Dragt1930-
Slavenka Drakulić1949-
Burkhard Driest1939-2020
Daša Drndić1946-2018
Imme Dros1936-
Du Fu712-770(Tu)
Diane Duane1952-
Isidore Lucien Ducasse "Comte de Lautréamont"1846-1870
Alexandre Dumas1802-1870
Alexandre Dumas fils1824-1895
Daphne du Maurier1907-1989
Alice Dunbar Nelson1875-1935(Moore)
Paul Laurence Dunbar1872-1906
Marguerite Duras1914-1996(Donnadieu)
Jessica Durlacher1961-
Lawrence Durrell1912-1990
Friedrich Dürrenmatt1921-1990
Charles Eastman1858-1939
Vinette Ebrahim1957-
José Echegaray1832-1916
Umberto Eco1932-2016
Halide Edip Adıvar1884-1964
Jennifer Egan1962-
Ilya Ehrenburg1891-1967
George Eliot1819-1880(Evans)
T. S. Eliot1888-1965
Ralph Ellison1913-1994
Willem Elsschot1882-1960(De Ridder)
Paul Éluard1895-1952
Odysseas Elytis1911-1996
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803-1882
Mihai Eminescu1850-1889
Michael Ende1929-1995
Enheduanna?-22xx BC
Garth Ennis1970-
Enniusc. 239-c. 169 BC
D. J. Enright1920-2002
Louise Erdrich1954-
Annie Ernaux1940-
Jeffrey Eugenides1960-
Euripidesc. 480-406 BC
Janet Evanovich1943-(Schneider)
Bernardine Evaristo1959-
J. G. Farrell1935-1979
Rainer Werner Fassbinder1945-1982
William Faulkner1897-1962
Sebastian Faulks1953-
Jessie Redmon Fauset1882-1961
Rhijnvis Feith1753-1824
Edna Ferber1885-1968
Ferdowsi940-1020
Zoran Ferić1961-
Elena Ferrante19xx-
Tevfik Fikret1867-1915
Tibor Fischer1959-
Rudolph Fisher1897-1934
F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940
Penelope Fitzgerald1916-2000
Camille Flammarion1842-1925
Gustave Flaubert1821-1880
Ian Fleming1908-1964
Lucille Fletcher1912-2000
Pierrette Fleutiaux1941-2019
Kjartan Fløgstad1944-
Gillian Flynn1971-
Dario Fo1926-2016
Jonathan Safran Foer1977-
Ken Follett1949-
Moderata Fonte1555-1592(di Pozzo di Forzi)
Richard Ford1944-
E. M. Forster1879-1970
Frederick Forsyth1938-
Jon Fosse1959-
Anatole France1844-1924
Anne Frank1929-1945
Waldo Frank1889-1967
Jonathan Franzen1959-
C. S. Friedman1957-
Jeaniene Frost1974-
Robert Frost1874-1963
Carlos Fuentes1928-2012
Buckminster Fuller1895-1983
Jostein Gaarder1952-
Neil Gaiman1960-
Damon Galgut1963-
John Galsworthy1867-1933
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia1893-1975
Nizami Ganjavic. 1141-1209
Gao Xingjian1940-
Federico García Lorca1898-1936
Gabriel García Márquez1927-2014
Jane Gardam1928-
Romain Gary1914-1980(Kacew)
Elizabeth Gaskell1810-1865(Stevenson)
Théophile Gautier1811-1872
Miro Gavran1961-
Michael V. Gazzo1923-1995
Yehonatan Geffen1947-2023
Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss"1904-1991(Seuss)
Jean Genet1910-1986
Geoffrey of Monmouthc. 1100-c. 1155
Chief Dan George1899-1981(Slaholt, Slahoot)
Elizabeth George1949-
Tess Gerritsen1953-(Tom)
Khalil Gibran1883-1931
William Gibson1948-
André Gide1869-1951
Elizabeth Gilbert1969-
Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Natalia Ginzburg1916-1991
Nikki Giovanni1943-
Ronald Giphart1965-
Karl Adolph Gjellerup1857-1919
Malcolm Gladwell1963-
Ellen Glasgow1873-1945
Susan Glaspell1876-1948
Louise Glück1943-
Rumer Godden1907-1998
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1749-1832
Nikolai Gogol1809-1852
William Golding1911-1993
Carlo Goldoni1707-1793
Oliver Goldsmith1728-1774
Olivia Goldsmith1949-2004(Goldfield, Rendal)
Anne Golon1921-2017
Nadine Gordimer1923-2014
Maxim Gorky1868-1936(Peshkov)
René Goscinny1926-1977
Sue Grafton1940-2017
Caroline Graham1931-
Winston Graham1908-2003(Grime)
Kenneth Grahame1859-1932
Almudena Grandes1960-2021(Hernández)
Günter Grass1927-2015
Spalding Gray1941-2004
Adolph Green1914-2002
John Green1977-
Graham Greene1904-1991
Germaine Greer1939-
Kate Grenville1950-
Zane Grey1872-1939
Jacob Grimm1785-1863
Wilhelm Grimm1786-1859
John Grisham1955-
Arnon Grunberg1971-
Ivan Gundulić1589-1638
Romesh Gunesekera1954-
Paula Gunn Allen1939-2008(Francis)
Reşat Nuri Güntekin1889-1956
Danai Gurira1978-
Abdulrazak Gurnah1948-
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar1864-1944
Nedim Gürsel1951-
Ha Jin1956-
Hella Haasse1918-2011
Üzeyir Hacıbəyov1885-1948(Hajibeyov)
Hafezc. 1325-1390
H. Rider Haggard1856-1925
Vítězslav Hálek1835-1874
Ludovic Halévy1834-1908
Alex Haley1921-1992
Sarah Hall1974-
Dashiell Hammett1894-1961
Knut Hamsun1859-1952
Peter Handke1942-
Daniel Handler1970-(Snicket)
Lorraine Hansberry1930-1965
Thomas Hardy1840-1928
Joy Harjo1951-(Foster)
Charlaine Harris1951-(Schulz)
Josephine Hart1942-2011
Iulia Hasdeu1869-1888
Jaroslav Hašek1883-1923
Beatrice Hastings1879-1943(Haigh)
Gerhart Hauptmann1862-1946
Václav Havel1936-2011
Nathaniel Hawthorne1804-1864
Robert Hayden1913-1980(Sheffey)
Shirley Hazzard1931-2016
Seamus Heaney1939-2013
Verner von Heidenstam1859-1940
Heinrich Heine1797-1856
Robert A. Heinlein1907-1988
Joseph Heller1923-1999
Zoë Heller1965-
Gaius Helvius Cinna?-44 BC
Ernest Hemingway1899-1961
Kevin Henkes1960-
O. Henry1862-1910(Porter)
Frank Herbert1920-1986
Willem Frederik Hermans1921-1995
John Hersey1914-1993
Hesiod?-c. 700 BC
Hermann Hesse1877-1962
Adolf Heyduk1835-1923
Paul Heyse1830-1914
Jack Higgins1929-2022(Patterson)
Mary Higgins Clark1927-2020
Patricia Highsmith1921-1995(Plangman)
Tomson Highway1951-
Oscar Hijuelos1951-2013
Reginald Hill1936-2012
Susan Hill1942-
James Hilton1900-1954
Perez Hilton1978-
S. E. Hinton1948-
Peretz Hirschbein1880-1948
Hrvoje Hitrec1943-
Tami Hoag1959-(Mikkelson)
Eleanor H. Porter1868-1920(Hodgman)
E. T. A. Hoffmann1776-1822
Adolf Hoffmeister1902-1973
Linda Hogan1947-
Friedrich Hölderlin1770-1843
Alan Hollinghurst1954-
Rupert Holmes1947-(Goldstein)
Homer?-c. 700 BC
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft1581-1647
Richard Hooker1924-1997(Hornberger)
Christopher Hope1944-
Horace65-8 BC(Horatius, Flaccus)
Anthony Horowitz1955-
Khaled Hosseini1965-
Michel Houellebecq1956-
Bohumil Hrabal1914-1997
L. Ron Hubbard1911-1986
Langston Hughes1901-1967
Rupert Hughes1872-1956
Victor Hugo1802-1885
Keri Hulme1947-2021
Emyr Humphreys1919-2020
Derek Humphry1930-
Zora Neale Hurston1891-1960
Aldous Huxley1894-1963
Constantijn Huygens1596-1687
Joris-Karl Huysmans1848-1907
M. J. Hyland1968-
Paolo Iashvili1894-1937
Henrik Ibsen1828-1906
Michael Ignatieff1947-
Witi Ihimaera1944-(Smiler)
Laura Ingalls Wilder1867-1957
Eugène Ionesco1909-1994
Muhammad Iqbal1877-1938
John Irving1942-
Washington Irving1783-1859
Kazuo Ishiguro1954-
Željko Ivanković1954-
Mick Jackson1960-
Shirley Jackson1916-1965
John Jakes1932-2023(Scotland)
E. L. James1963-(Mitchell)
Henry James1843-1916
Marlon James1970-
M. R. James1862-1936
P. D. James1920-2014
Jami1414-1492
Tove Jansson1914-2001
Elfriede Jelinek1946-
Maureen Jennings1939-
Johannes V. Jensen1873-1950
Selwyn Jepson1899-1989
Miljenko Jergović1966-
Juan Ramón Jiménez1881-1958
Jin Yong1924-2018(Cha)
Denis Johnson1949-2017
E. Pauline Johnson1861-1913
Eyvind Johnson1900-1976
Helene Johnson1906-1995
James Weldon Johnson1871-1938
Samuel Johnson1709-1784
Jennifer Johnston1930-
Diana Wynne Jones1934-2011
Stephen Graham Jones1972-
Ingrid Jonker1933-1965
Ben Jonson1572-1637
Robert Jordan1948-2007(Rigney)
James Joyce1882-1941
Ernst Jünger1895-1998
Marija Jurić Zagorka1873-1957
Pia Juul1962-2020
Juvenal?-1xx(Iunius, Iuvenalis)
Ain Kaalep1926-2020
Ismail Kadare1936-
Franz Kafka1883-1924
Vjekoslav Kaleb1905-1996
Kalidasa?-4xx
Bob Kane1915-1998
Erik Axel Karlfeldt1864-1931
Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis1863-1933(Cavafy)
Kawabata Yasunari1899-1972
Nikos Kazantzakis1883-1957
Molly Keane1904-1996(Skrine)
John Keats1795-1821
James Kelman1946-
Yaşar Kemal1923-2015(Gökçeli)
Thomas Keneally1935-
A. L. Kennedy1965-
Sherrilyn Kenyon1965-
Etgar Keret1967-
Frank Kermode1919-2010
Jack Kerouac1922-1969
Katharine Kerr1944-
Philip Kerr1956-2018
Imre Kertész1929-2016
Jack Ketchum1946-2018(Mayr)
Omar Khayyám1048-1131
Babilina Khositashvili1884-1973
Amir Khusrau1253-1325
Alona Kimhi1966-
Stephen King1947-
Barbara Kingsolver1955-
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings1896-1953
Sophie Kinsella1969-(Townley, Wickham)
Thomas Kinsella1928-2021
W. P. Kinsella1935-2016
Rudyard Kipling1865-1936
Naomi Klein1970-
Eric Knight1897-1943
Etheridge Knight1931-1991
Gerrit Komrij1944-2012
Anton Koolhaas1912-1992
Dean Koontz1945-
Janusz Korczak1878-1942(Goldszmit)
Mirko Kovač1938-2013
Ante Kovačić1854-1889
Juš Kozak1892-1964
Josip Kozarac1858-1906
Judith Krantz1928-2019(Tarcher)
Zygmunt Krasiński1812-1859
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius1882-1954
Ágota Kristóf1935-2011
Miroslav Krleža1893-1981
Vesna Krmpotić1932-2018
Ursula K. Le Guin1929-2018(Kroeber)
Vincas Kudirka1858-1899
Guus Kuijer1942-
Eugen Kumičić1850-1904
Milan Kundera1929-2023
Yanka Kupala1882-1942(Lutsevich)
Ivan Kušan1933-2012
Camilla Läckberg1974-
Mercedes Lackey1950-(Ritchie)
Tomislav Ladan1932-2008
Winona LaDuke1959-
Pär Lagerkvist1891-1974
Selma Lagerlöf1858-1940
Jhumpa Lahiri1967-
Ring Lardner1885-1933
Leonida Lari1949-2011
Nella Larsen1891-1964(Walker)
Stieg Larsson1954-2004
D. H. Lawrence1885-1930
Halldór Laxness1902-1998
Edward Lear1812-1888
Maurice Leblanc1864-1941
John le Carré1931-2020(Cornwell)
J. M. G. Le Clézio1940-
Harper Lee1926-2016
Stan Lee1922-2018(Lieber)
Stanisław Lem1921-2006
Madeleine L'Engle1918-2007(Camp)
Siegfried Lenz1926-2014
Donna Leon1942-
Giacomo Leopardi1798-1837
Mikhail Lermontov1814-1841
Etienne Leroux1922-1989
Gaston Leroux1868-1927
Janko Leskovar1861-1949
Doris Lessing1919-2013(Tayler)
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing1729-1781
Primo Levi1919-1987
Hanoch Levin1943-1999
C. S. Lewis1898-1963
Sinclair Lewis1885-1951
Li Bai701-762
Thomas Ligotti1953-
Astrid Lindgren1907-2002
Vachel Lindsay1879-1931
Rosina Lippi1956-(Green)
Laura Lippman1959-
Cvetka Lipuš1966-
Florjan Lipuš1937-
Penelope Lively1933-(Low)
Lucius Livius Andronicusc. 284-c. 204 BC
Alain Locke1885-1954
Jack London1876-1916(Chaney)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882
Audre Lorde1934-1992
Boy Lornsen1922-1995
H. P. Lovecraft1890-1937
Mato Lovrak1899-1974
Amy Lowell1874-1925
Lois Lowry1937-
Mina Loy1882-1966(Löwy)
Lu Xun1881-1936(Zhou)
Lucan39-65(Annaeus, Lucanus)
Lucebert1924-1994(Swaanswijk)
Lucian of Samosatac. 125-c. 180
Robert Ludlum1927-2001
Kristina Lugn1948-2020
Alison Lurie1926-2020
George MacDonald1824-1905
Bernard MacLaverty1942-
Maurice Maeterlinck1862-1949
Naguib Mahfouz1911-2006
Norman Mailer1923-2007
Mahmut Makal1930-2018
Bernard Malamud1914-1986
Josh Malerman19xx-
Stéphane Mallarmé1842-1898
Hector Malot1830-1907
David Malouf1934-
André Malraux1901-1976
Henning Mankell1948-2015
Thomas Mann1875-1955
Katherine Mansfield1888-1923(Beauchamp, Murry)
Hilary Mantel1952-2022
Lee Maracle1950-2021
Sándor Márai1900-1989
Marie de France11xx-c. 1215
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti1876-1944
Ranko Marinković1913-2001
Peretz Markish1895-1952
Christopher Marlowe1564-1593
Leslie Marmon Silko1948-
Ngaio Marsh1895-1982
Yann Martel1963-
Martial40-102(Valerius, Martialis)
George R. R. Martin1948-
Harry Martinson1904-1978
Julijana Matanović1959-
Hisham Matar1970-
Matsuo Bashō1644-1694
W. Somerset Maugham1874-1965
François Mauriac1885-1970
André Maurois1885-1967
Karl May1842-1912
Vladimir Mayakovsky1893-1930
Patrick McCabe1955-
Anne McCaffrey1926-2011
Cormac McCarthy1933-2023
Frank McCourt1930-2009
Colleen McCullough1937-2015
Ian McEwan1948-
John McGahern1934-2006
Claude McKay1890-1948
Larry McMurtry1936-2021
Herman Melville1819-1891
Menander342-291 BC
Prosper Mérimée1803-1870
Melinda Metz1962-
Stephenie Meyer1973-
James A. Michener1907-1997
Adam Mickiewicz1798-1855
Stanley Middleton1919-2009
Edna St. Vincent Millay1892-1950(Boyd)
Arthur Miller1915-2005
Henry Miller1891-1980
May Miller1899-1995
Magnus Mills1954-
A. A. Milne1882-1956
Czesław Miłosz1911-2004
John Milton1608-1674
Marga Minco1920-2023(Menco)
Mirabai1498-1547
Octave Mirbeau1848-1917
Yukio Mishima1925-1970(Hiraoka)
Frédéric Mistral1830-1914
Gabriela Mistral1889-1957
Rohinton Mistry1952-
David Mitchell1969-
Margaret Mitchell1900-1949
Timothy Mo1950-
Mo Yan1955-(Guan)
Patrick Modiano1945-
Albert Mol1917-2004
N. Scott Momaday1934-
Theodor Mommsen1817-1903
Michel de Montaigne1533-1592(Eyquem)
Eugenio Montale1896-1981
Lucy Maud Montgomery1874-1942
Michael Moorcock1939-
Alan Moore1953-
C. L. Moore1911-1987
Marianne Moore1887-1972
Elsa Morante1912-1985
Alberto Moravia1907-1990(Pincherle)
Toni Morrison1931-2019(Wofford)
Farley Mowat1921-2014
Muhammad "Fuzuli" bin Suleyman1483-1556
Harry Mulisch1927-2010
Herta Müller1953-
Marcia Muller1944-
Alice Munro1931-(Laidlaw)
Robert Munsch1945-
Haruki Murakami1949-
Murasaki Shikibuc. 973-c. 1014
Iris Murdoch1919-1999
Jill Murphy1949-2021
Robert Musil1880-1942
Vladimir Nabokov1899-1977
Kolau Nadiradze1895-1990
Sarojini Naidu1879-1949
Mikha'il Na'ima1889-1988
V. S. Naipaul1932-2018
Ogden Nash1902-1971
Ali-Shir Nava'i1441-1501
Nazım Hikmet1902-1963(Ran)
Vladimir Nazor1876-1949
Božena Němcová1820-1862
Irène Némirovsky1903-1942
Cornelius Neposc. 110-c. 25 BC
Pablo Neruda1904-1973
E. Nesbit1858-1924(Bland)
Jo Nesbø1960-
P. H. Newby1918-1997
Jappe Nilssen1870-1931
Anaïs Nin1903-1977(Culmell)
Fan Noli1882-1965
Andre Norton1912-2005
Amélie Nothomb1966-
Slobodan Novak1924-2016
Vjenceslav Novak1859-1905
Richard Bruce Nugent1906-1987
Halide Nusret Zorlutuna1901-1984
Jef Nys1927-2009
Joyce Carol Oates1938-
Máirtín Ó Cadhain1906-1970
Pádraic Ó Conaire1882-1928
Máirtín Ó Direáin1910-1988
Ōe Kenzaburō1935-2023
Seán Ó Faoláin1900-1991(Whelan)
Ben Okri1959-
Mirjam Oldenhave1960-
Mary Oliver1935-2019
Michael Ondaatje1943-
Eugene O'Neill1888-1953
Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani1658-1725
Baroness Orczy1865-1947(Orczy de Orci)
George Orwell1903-1950(Blair)
Leonie Ossowski1925-2019(Tiedemann, von Brandenstein)
Ovid43 BC-17(Ovidius, Naso)
Amos Oz1939-2018
Chuck Palahniuk1962-
Grace Paley1922-2007
Connie Palmen1955-
Orhan Pamuk1952-
Christopher Paolini1983-
Sara Paretsky1947-
Vesna Parun1922-2010
Francine Pascal1938-(Rubin)
Boris Pasternak1890-1960
Katherine Paterson1932-
Jill Paton Walsh1937-2020(Bliss)
James Patterson1947-
Adolf Paul1863-1943(Wiedersheim)
Jurica Pavičić1965-
Pavao Pavličić1946-
Octavio Paz1914-1998
Samuel Pepys1633-1703
Benito Pérez Galdós1843-1920
Ela Peroci1922-2001
Charles Perrault1628-1703
Saint-John Perse1887-1975
Fernando Pessoa1888-1935
Jordan Peterson1962-
Petrarch1304-1374(Petrarca)
Petroniusc. 27-66(Arbiter)
Caryl Phillips1958-
John Phillips Marquand1893-1960
Sergiusz Piasecki1901-1964
Jodi Picoult1966-
DBC Pierre1961-(Finlay)
Rosamunde Pilcher1924-2019
Pindarc. 522-443 BC
Nélida Piñon1937-2022
Harold Pinter1930-2008
Luigi Pirandello1867-1936
Robert M. Pirsig1928-2017
Sylvia Plath1932-1963
Plautus254-184 BC(Maccius)
George Plimpton1927-2003
Pliny the Younger61-c. 113(Plinius, Caecilius, Secundus)
Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849
Janko Polić Kamov1886-1910
Henrik Pontoppidan1857-1943
Alexander Pope1688-1744
Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Molière"1622-1673(Molière)
Katherine Anne Porter1890-1980
Beatrix Potter1866-1943
Ezra Pound1885-1972
Richard Powers1957-
Adélia Prado1935-(de Freitas)
Terry Pratchett1948-2015
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala1927-2013
Jacques Prévert1900-1977
Sextus Propertiusc. 50-c. 15 BC
E. Annie Proulx1935-
Marcel Proust1871-1922
Sully Prudhomme1839-1907
Luigi Pulci1432-1484
Philip Pullman1946-
Aleksandr Pushkin1799-1837
Mario Puzo1920-1999
Barbara Pym1913-1980
Thomas Pynchon1937-
Aleksandre Qazbegi1848-1893(Kazbegi)
Qu Yuanc. 340-278 BC
Salvatore Quasimodo1901-1968
Julia Quinn1970-(Cotler, Pottinger)
Quintilian35-100(Fabius, Quintilianus)
François Rabelaisc. 1494-1553
Jean Racine1639-1699
Ann Radcliffe1764-1823
Ayn Rand1905-1982
Dudley Randall1914-2000
Ian Rankin1960-
Melanie Rawn1954-
Andy Razaf1895-1973(Razafinkarefo)
Ishmael Reed1938-
John Reed1887-1920
Philip Reeve1966-
Kathy Reichs1948-
Erich Maria Remarque1898-1970
Mary Renault1905-1983(Challans)
Ruth Rendell1930-2015
Gerard Reve1923-2006(van het Reve)
Kenneth Rexroth1905-1982
Władysław Reymont1867-1925
Jean Rhys1890-1979(Rees, Williams)
Anne Rice1941-2021(O'Brien)
Mordecai Richler1931-2001
John Rollin Ridge1827-1867
Lola Ridge1873-1941
Lucinda Riley1965-2021(Edmonds)
Rainer Maria Rilke1875-1926
Arthur Rimbaud1854-1891
Rick Riordan1964-
Francine Rivers1947-
Rebecca Roanhorse1971-
Harold Robbins1916-1997
Mary Roberts Rinehart1876-1958
Michèle Roberts1949-
Nora Roberts1950-(Hardesty, March, Robertson)
Jancis Robinson1950-
Marilynne Robinson1943-(Summers)
Theodore Roethke1908-1963
Roger Martin du Gard1881-1958
Michael Scott Rohan1951-2018
Romain Rolland1866-1944
Wendy Rose1948-(Edwards, Khanshendel)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti1828-1882
Joseph Roth1894-1939
Philip Roth1933-2018
Veronica Roth1988-
Patrick Rothfuss1973-
J. K. Rowling1965-
Arundhati Roy1961-
Bernice Rubens1923-2004
Renate Rubinstein1929-1990
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi1207-1273
Salman Rushdie1947-
John Ruskin1819-1900
Richard Russo1949-
Shota Rustavelic. 1160-c. 1220
Rafael Sabatini1875-1950
Nelly Sachs1891-1970