Thursday, December 21

wordnet says Pynchon writes pessimistic novels heck and i just bought one as a christmas gift for k. heck see now i ruined the surprise as well

=> abstractor, abstracter -- (one who makes abstracts or summarizes information)
=> alliterator -- (a speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration)
=> authoress -- (a woman author)
=> biographer -- (someone who writes an account of a person's life)
=> autobiographer -- (someone who writes their own biography)
=> hagiographer, hagiographist, hagiologist -- (the author of a worshipful or idealizing biography)
=> Plutarch -- (Greek biographer who wrote Parallel Lives (46?-120 AD))
=> Strachey, Lytton Strachey, Giles Lytton Strachey -- (English biographer and leading member of the Bloomsbury Group (1880-1932))
=> coauthor, joint author -- (a writer who collaborates with others in writing something)
=> commentator, reviewer -- (a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day)
=> contributor -- (a writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book)
=> cyberpunk -- (a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology)
=> drafter -- (a writer of a draft)
=> dramatist, playwright -- (someone who writes plays)
=> Aeschylus -- (Greek tragedian; the father of Greek tragic drama (525-456 BC))
=> Albee, Edward Albee, Edward Franklin Albeen -- (United States dramatist (1928-))
=> Anderson, Maxwell Anderson -- (United States dramatist (1888-1959))
=> Anouilh, Jean Anouilh -- (French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987))
=> Aristophanes -- (an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC))
=> Barrie, James Barrie, J. M. Barrie, James Matthew Barrie, Sir James Matthew Barrie -- (Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937))
=> Beaumont, Francis Beaumont -- (English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616))
=> Beckett, Samuel Beckett -- (a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the Theater of the Absurd (1906-1989))
=> Brecht, Bertolt Brecht -- (German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956))
=> Calderon, Calderon de la Barca, Pedro Calderon de la Barca -- (Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681))
=> Capek, Karel Capek -- (Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938))
=> Cervantes, Miguel de Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -- (Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616))
=> Chekhov, Chekov, Anton Chekhov, Anton Chekov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekov -- (Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904))
=> Corneille, Pierre Corneille -- (French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684))
=> Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward -- (English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973))
=> Crouse, Russel Crouse -- (United States playwright (1893-1966))
=> Dekker, Decker, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Decker -- (English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632))
=> Dryden, John Dryden -- (the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700))
=> Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns Eliot -- (British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965))
=> Euripides -- (one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC))
=> Fletcher, John Fletcher -- (prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625))
=> Fry, Christopher Fry -- (English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907))
=> Fugard, Athol Fugard -- (South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932))
=> Garcia Lorca, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Lorca -- (Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936))
=> Genet, Jean Genet -- (French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986))
=> Gide, Andre Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide -- (French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951))
=> Giraudoux, Jean Giraudoux, Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux -- (French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944))
=> Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -- (German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832))
=> Goldoni, Carlo Goldoni -- (prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793))
=> Granville-Barker, Harley Granville-Barker -- (English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946))
=> Hart, Moss Hart -- (United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961))
=> Havel, Vaclav Havel -- (Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936))
=> Hebbel, Friedrich Hebbel, Christian Friedrich Hebbel -- (German dramatist (1813-1863))
=> Hellman, Lillian Hellman -- (United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984))
=> Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie Hugo -- (French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885))
=> Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Johan Ibsen -- (realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906))
=> Inge, William Inge -- (United States playwright (1913-1973))
=> Ionesco, Eugene Ionesco -- (French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994))
=> Jonson, Ben Jonson, Benjamin Jonson -- (English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637))
=> Kaufman, George S. Kaufman, George Simon Kaufman -- (United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961))
=> Kleist, Heinrich von Kleist, Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist -- (German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811))
=> Kyd, Kid, Thomas Kyd, Thomas Kid -- (English dramatist (1558-1594))
=> Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing -- (German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781))
=> Lindsay, Howard Lindsay -- (United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931))
=> Luce, Clare Booth Luce -- (United States playwright and public official (1902-1987))
=> Maeterlinck, Count Maurice Maeterlinck -- (Belgian playwright (1862-1949))
=> Mamet, David Mamet -- (United States playwright (born in 1947))
=> Marlowe, Christopher Marlowe -- (English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593))
=> Marstan, John Marstan -- (English playwright (1575-1634))
=> Menander -- (comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC))
=> Middleton, Thomas Middleton -- (English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627))
=> Miller, Arthur Miller -- (United States playwright (born 1915))
=> Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin -- (French author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673))
=> Molnar, Ferenc Molnar -- (Hungarian playwright (1878-1952))
=> O'Casey, Sean O'Casey -- (Irish playwright (1880-1964))
=> Odets, Clifford Odets -- (United States playwright (1906-1963))
=> O'Neill, Eugene O'Neill, Eugene Gladstone O'Neill -- (United States playwright (1888-1953))
=> Osborne, John Osborne, John James Osborne -- (English playwright (1929-1994))
=> Pinter, Harold Pinter -- (English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930))
=> Pirandello, Luigi Pirandello -- (Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936))
=> Pitt, George Pitt, George Dibdin Pitt, George Dibdin-Pitt -- (a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855))
=> Plautus, Titus Maccius Plautus -- (comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC))
=> Racine, Jean Racine, Jean Baptiste Racine -- (French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699))
=> Rattigan, Terence Rattigan, Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan -- (British playwright (1911-1977))
=> Rice, Elmer Rice, Elmer Leopold Rice, Elmer Reizenstein -- (United States playwright (1892-1967))
=> Robinson, Lennox Robinson, Esme Stuart Lennox Robinson -- (Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958))
=> Rostand, Edmond Rostand -- (French dramatist and poet (1868-1918))
=> Sartre, Jean-Paul Sartre -- (French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980))
=> Scribe, Augustin Eugene Scribe -- (French playwright (1791-1861))
=> Seneca, Lucius Annaeus Seneca -- (Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD))
=> Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakspere, the bard -- (English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616))
=> Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw -- (British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950))
=> Shepard, Sam Shepard -- (United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943))
=> Sheridan, Richard Brinsley Sheridan -- (Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816))
=> Sherwood, Robert Emmet Sherwood -- (United States playwright (1896-1955))
=> Simon, Neil Simon, Marvin Neil Simon -- (United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927))
=> Sophocles -- (one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC))
=> Stoppard, Tom Stoppard, Sir Tom Stoppard, Thomas Straussler -- (British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937))
=> Strindberg, August Strindberg, Johan August Strindberg -- (Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912))
=> Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Edmund John Millington Synge -- (Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909))
=> Terence, Publius Terentius Afer -- (dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC))
=> Tirso de Molina, Gabriel Tellez -- (Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648))
=> Ustinov, Sir Peter Ustinov, Peter Alexander Ustinov -- (British actor and playwright (born in 1921))
=> Vega, Lope de Vega, Lope Felix de Vega Carpio -- (prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635))
=> Webster, John Webster -- (English playwright (1580-1625))
=> Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven Wilder -- (United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975))
=> Williams, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams -- (United States playwright (1911-1983))
=> Wycherley, William Wycherley -- (English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716))
=> Yeats, William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats -- (Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939))
=> encyclopedist, encyclopaedist, compiler -- (a person who compiles (or writes for) encyclopedias)
=> essayist, litterateur -- (a writer of literary works)
=> Lamb, Charles Lamb, Elia -- (English essayist (1775-1834))
=> folk writer -- (a writer of folktales)
=> folk poet -- (a folk writer who composes in verse)
=> framer -- (someone who writes a new law or plan; "the framers of the Constitution")
=> gagman, gagster, gagwriter -- (someone who writes comic material for public performers)
=> ghostwriter, ghost -- (a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else)
=> Gothic romancer -- (a writer of Gothic romances)
=> hack, hack writer, literary hack -- (a mediocre and disdained writer)
=> journalist -- (a writer for newspapers and magazines)
=> broadcast journalist -- (a journalist who broadcasts on radio or television)
=> Murrow, Edward R. Murrow, Edward Roscoe Murrow -- (United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965))
=> Thomas, Lowell Thomas, Lowell Jackson Thomas -- (a radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast (1892-1981))
=> columnist, editorialist -- (a journalist who writes editorials)
=> newspaper columnist -- (a columnist who writes for newspapers)
=> agony aunt -- (a newspaper columnist who answers questions and offers advice on personal problems to people who write in)
=> gossip columnist -- (a journalist who writes a column of gossip about celebrities)
=> newspaper critic -- (a critic who writes a column for the newspapers)
=> correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressman -- (a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media)
=> foreign correspondent -- (a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a foreign country for publication or broadcast)
=> war correspondent -- (a journalist who sends news reports and commentary from a combat zone or place of battle for publication or broadcast)
=> photojournalist -- (a journalist who presents a story primarily through the use of photographs)
=> scribe, scribbler, penman -- (informal terms for journalists)
=> sob sister -- (a journalist who specializes in sentimental stories)
=> sports writer, sportswriter -- (a journalist who writes about sports)
=> Cooke, Alistair Cooke, Alfred Alistair Cooke -- (United States journalist (born in England in 1908))
=> Gilmer, Elizabeth Merriwether Gilmer, Dorothy Dix -- (United States journalist who wrote a syndicated column of advice to the lovelorn (1870-1951))
=> Greeley, Horace Greeley -- (United States journalist with political ambitions (1811-1872))
=> Guest, Edgar Guest, Edgar Albert Guest -- (United States journalist (born in England) noted for his syndicated homey verse (1881-1959))
=> Lippmann, Walter Lippmann -- (United States journalist (1889-1974))
=> Mencken, H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken -- (United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956))
=> Reed, John Reed -- (United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887-1920))
=> Seaman, Elizabeth Seaman, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman, Nellie Bly -- (muckraking United States journalist who exposed bad conditions in mental institutions (1867-1922))
=> Shirer, William Lawrence Shirer -- (United States broadcast journalist who was in Berlin at the outbreak of World War II (born in 1904))
=> Stanley, Henry M. Stanley, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, John Rowlands -- (Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904))
=> Steffens, Lincoln Steffens, Joseph Lincoln Steffens -- (United States journalist who exposes in 1906 started an era of muckraking journalism (1866-1936))
=> Stone, I. F. Stone, Isidor Feinstein Stone -- (United States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989))
=> White, T. H. White, Theodore Harold White -- (United States political journalist (1915-1986))
=> Woollcott, Alexander Woollcott -- (United States drama critic and journalist (1887-1943))
=> librettist -- (author of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta)
=> Gilbert, William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert -- (a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911))
=> lyricist -- (a person who writes the words for songs)
=> Gershwin, Ira Gershwin -- (United States lyricist who frequently collaborated with his brother George Gershwin (1896-1983))
=> Hammerstein, Oscar Hammerstein, Oscar Hammerstein II -- (United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960))
=> Hart, Lorenz Hart, Lorenz Milton Hart -- (United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943))
=> Lerner, Alan Jay Lerner -- (United States lyricist who collaborated on musicals with Frederick Loewe (1918-1986))
=> Rice, Sir Tim Rice, Timothy Miles Bindon Rice -- (English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944))
=> novelist -- (someone who writes novels)
=> Agee, James Agee -- (United States novelist (1909-1955))
=> Alcott, Louisa May Alcott -- (United States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888))
=> Balzac, Honore Balzac, Honore de Balzac -- (French novelist; he portrays the complexity of 19th century French society (1799-1850))
=> Faulkner, William Faulkner, William Cuthbert Faulkner, Falkner, William Falkner -- (United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962))
=> Genet, Jean Genet -- (French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986))
=> Giraudoux, Jean Giraudoux, Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux -- (French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944))
=> Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -- (German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832))
=> Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie Hugo -- (French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885))
=> Meredith, George Meredith -- (English novelist and poet (1828-1909))
=> Pirandello, Luigi Pirandello -- (Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936))
=> Proust, Marcel Proust -- (French novelist (1871-1922))
=> Zola, Emile Zola -- (French novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902))
=> pamphleteer -- (a writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues))
=> Dekker, Decker, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Decker -- (English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632))
=> Middleton, Thomas Middleton -- (English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627))
=> Paine, Tom Paine, Thomas Paine -- (American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809))
=> paragrapher -- (a writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper))
=> poet -- (a writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry))
=> bard -- (a lyric poet)
=> elegist -- (the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead)
=> poetess -- (a woman poet)
=> Millay, Edna Millay, Edna Saint Vincent Millay -- (United States poet (1892-1950))
=> Sappho -- (the Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; much admired although only fragments of her poetry have been preserved (6th century BC))
=> Poet Laureate -- (the poet officially appointed to the royal household in Great Britain; "the Poet Laureate is expected to provide poems for great national occasions")
=> sonneteer -- (a poet who writes sonnets)
=> Alcaeus -- (Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC))
=> Apollinaire, Guillaume Apollinaire, Wilhelm Apollinaris de Kostrowitzki -- (French poet; precursor of surrealism (1880-1918))
=> Arnold, Matthew Arnold -- (English poet and literary critic (1822-1888))
=> Arp, Jean Arp, Hans Arp -- (Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of Dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966))
=> Auden, W. H. Auden, Wystan Hugh Auden -- (United States poet (born in England) (1907-1973))
=> Baudelaire, Charles Baudelaire, Charles Pierre Baudelaire -- (a French poet noted for macabre imagery and evocative language (1821-1867))
=> Benet, Stephen Vincent Benet -- (United States poet; brother of William Rose Benet (1898-1943))
=> Blake, William Blake -- (visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827))
=> Blok, Alexander Alexandrovich Blok, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok -- (Russian poet (1880-1921))
=> Boccaccio, Giovanni Boccaccio -- (Italian poet (born in France) (1313-1375))
=> Bradstreet, Anne Bradstreet, Anne Dudley Bradstreet -- (poet in colonial America (born in England) (1612-1672))
=> Brecht, Bertolt Brecht -- (German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956))
=> Brooke, Rupert Brooke -- (English lyric poet (1887-1915))
=> Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- (English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861))
=> Browning, Robert Browning -- (English poet and husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning noted for his dramatic monologues (1812-1889))
=> Burns, Robert Burns -- (celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796))
=> Byron, Lord George Gordon Byron, Sixth Baron Byron of Rochdale -- (English romantic poet notorious for his rebellious and unconventional lifestyle (1788-1824))
=> Calderon, Calderon de la Barca, Pedro Calderon de la Barca -- (Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681))
=> Carducci, Giosue Carducci -- (Italian poet considered the national poet of modern Italy (1835-1907))
=> Carew, Thomas Carew -- (Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595-1639))
=> Catullus, Gaius Valerius Catullus -- (Roman lyric poet remembered for his love poems to an aristocratic Roman woman (84-54 BC))
=> Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer -- (English poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400))
=> Ciardi, John Ciardi, John Anthony Ciardi -- (United States poet and critic (1916-1986))
=> Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Coleridge -- (English romantic poet (1772-1834))
=> Corneille, Pierre Corneille -- (French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684))
=> Cowper, William Cowper -- (English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature (1731-1800))
=> Crane, Hart Crane, Harold Hart Crane -- (United States poet (1899-1932))
=> Cynewulf, Cynwulf -- (Anglo-Saxon poet (circa 9th century))
=> Dante, Dante Alighieri -- (an Italian poet famous for writing the Divine Comedy that describes a journey through hell and purgatory and paradise guided by Virgil and his idealized Beatrice (1265-1321))
=> de la Mare, Walter de la Mare, Walter John de la Mare -- (English poet remembered for his verse for children (1873-1956))
=> Dickinson, Emily Dickinson -- (United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886))
=> Donne, John Donne -- (English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631))
=> Dryden, John Dryden -- (the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700))
=> Eliot, T. S. Eliot, Thomas Stearns Eliot -- (British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965))
=> Fitzgerald, Edward Fitzgerald -- (English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883))
=> Frost, Robert Frost, Robert Lee Frost -- (United States poet famous for his lyrical poems on country life in New England (1874-1963))
=> Garcia Lorca, Frederico Garcia Lorca, Lorca -- (Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936))
=> Gilbert, William Gilbert, William S. Gilbert, William Schwenk Gilbert, Sir William Gilbert -- (a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911))
=> Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg -- (United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997))
=> Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe -- (German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832))
=> Gongora, Luis de Gongora y Argote -- (a Spanish poet (1561-1627))
=> Gray, Thomas Gray -- (English poet best known for his elegy written in a country church-yard (1716-1771))
=> Herrick, Robert Herrick -- (English lyric poet (1591-1674))
=> Hesiod -- (Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC))
=> Hoffmannsthal, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal -- (German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929))
=> Hogg, James Hogg -- (Scottish writer of rustic verse (1770-1835))
=> Homer -- (ancient Greek epic poet who is believed to have written the Iliad and the Odyssey (circa 850 BC))
=> Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins -- (English poet (1844-1889))
=> Horace -- (Roman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC))
=> Housman, A. E. Housman, Alfred Edward Housman -- (English poet (1859-1936))
=> Hughes, Ted Hughes, Edward James Hughes -- (English poet (born in 1930))
=> Hugo, Victor Hugo, Victor-Marie Hugo -- (French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885))
=> Ibsen, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Johan Ibsen -- (realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906))
=> Jarrell, Randall Jarrell -- (United States poet (1914-1965))
=> Jeffers, Robinson Jeffers, John Robinson Jeffers -- (United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962))
=> Jimenez, Juan Ramon Jimenez -- (Spanish lyric poet (1881-1958))
=> Jonson, Ben Jonson, Benjamin Jonson -- (English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637))
=> Karlfeldt, Erik Axel Karlfeldt -- (Swedish poet whose works incorporate Swedish customs and folklore (1864-1931))
=> Keats, John Keats -- (Englishman and Romantic poet (1795-1821))
=> Key, Francis Scott Key -- (United States lawyer and poet who wrote a poem after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore during the War of 1812; the poem was later set to music and entitled `The Star-Spangled Banner' (1779-1843))
=> Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock -- (German poet (1724-1803))
=> Lindsay, Vachel Lindsay, Nicholas Vachel Lindsay -- (United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931))
=> Li Po -- (Chinese lyric poet (700-762))
=> Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- (United States poet remembered for his long narrative poems (1807-1882))
=> Lovelace, Richard Lovelace -- (English poet (1618-1857))
=> Lowell, Amy Lowell -- (United States poet (1874-1925))
=> Lowell, Robert Lowell, Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr. -- (United States poet (1917-1977))
=> Lucretius, Titus Lucretius Carus -- (Roman philosopher and poet; in a long didactic poem he tried to provide a scientific explanation of the universe (96-55 BC))
=> MacLeish, Archibald MacLeish -- (United States poet (1892-1982))
=> Mallarme, Stephane Mallarme -- (French symbolist poet noted for his free verse (1842-1898))
=> Mandelstam, Osip Mandelstam, Osip Emilevich Mandelstam, Mandelshtam -- (Russian poet who died in a prison camp (1891-1938))
=> Marini, Giambattista Marini, Marino, Giambattista Marino -- (Italian poet (1569-1625))
=> Marlowe, Christopher Marlowe -- (English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593))
=> Marti, Jose Julian Marti -- (Cuban poet and revolutionary who fought for Cuban independence from Spain (1853-1895))
=> Martial -- (Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC))
=> Marvell, Andrew Marvell -- (English poet (1621-1678))
=> Masefield, John Masefield, John Edward Masefield -- (English poet (1878-1967))
=> Masters, Edgar Lee Masters -- (United States poet (1869-1950))
=> Mayakovski, Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovski -- (Soviet poet; leader of Russian futurism (1893-1930))
=> Meredith, George Meredith -- (English novelist and poet (1828-1909))
=> Milton, John Milton -- (English poet; remembered primarily as the author of an epic poem describing humanity's fall from grace (1608-1674))
=> Moore, Marianne Moore, Marianne Craig Moore -- (United States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872))
=> Moore, Thomas Moore -- (Irish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852))
=> Morris, William Morris -- (English poet and craftsman (1834-1896))
=> Musset, Alfred de Musset, Louis Charles Alfred de Musset -- (French poet and writer (1810-1857))
=> Neruda, Pablo Neruda, Reyes, Neftali Ricardo Reyes -- (Chilean poet (1904-1973))
=> Noyes, Alfred Noyes -- (English poet (1880-1958))
=> Omar Khayyam -- (Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123))
=> Ovid, Publius Ovidius Naso -- (Roman poet remembered for his elegiac verses on love (43 BC - AD 17))
=> Palgrave, Francis Turner Palgrave -- (English poet (1824-1897))
=> Petrarch, Petrarca, Francesco Petrarca -- (an Italian poet famous for love lyrics (1304-1374))
=> Pindar -- (Greek lyric poet remembered for his odes (518?-438? BC))
=> Plath, Sylvia Plath -- (United States writer and poet (1932-1963))
=> Poe, Edgar Allen Poe -- (United States writer and poet (1809-1849))
=> Pope, Alexander Pope -- (English poet and satirist (1688-1744))
=> Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound -- (United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972))
=> Pushkin, Alexander Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin -- (Russian poet (1799-1837))
=> Racine, Jean Racine, Jean Baptiste Racine -- (French advocate of Jansenism; tragedian who based his works on Greek and Roman themes (1639-1699))
=> Riley, James Whitcomb Riley -- (United States poet (1849-1916))
=> Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke -- (German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20-th century German literature (1875-1926))
=> Rimbaud, Arthur Rimbaud, Jean Nicholas Arthur Rimbaud -- (French poet whose work influenced the surrealists (1854-1891))
=> Robinson, Edwin Arlington Robinson -- (United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935))
=> Rostand, Edmond Rostand -- (French dramatist and poet (1868-1918))
=> Seeger, Alan Seeger -- (United States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916))
=> Sexton, Anne Sexton -- (United States poet (1928-1974))
=> Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Shakspere, William Shakspere, the bard -- (English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616))
=> Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley -- (Englishman and Romantic poet (1792-1822))
=> Shevchenko, Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko -- (Ukranian poet (1814-1861))
=> Sidney, Sir Philip Sidney -- (English poet (1554-1586))
=> Silverstein, Shel Silverstein, Shelby Silverstein -- (United States poet and cartoonist remembered for his stories and poems for children (1932-1999))
=> Sitwell, Dame Edith Sitwell, Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell -- (English poet (1887-1964))
=> Southey, Robert Southey -- (English poet and friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge (1774-1843))
=> Spender, Stephen Spender, Sir Stephen Harold Spender -- (English poet and critic (1909-1995))
=> Spenser, Edmund Spenser -- (English poet who wrote an allegorical romance celebrating Elizabeth I in the Spenserian stanza (1552-1599))
=> Stevens, Wallace Stevens -- (United States poet (1879-1955))
=> Suckling, Sir John Suckling -- (English poet and courtier (1609-1642))
=> Swinburne, Algernon Charles Swinburne -- (English poet (1837-1909))
=> Symons, Arthur Symons -- (English poet (1865-1945))
=> Synge, J. M. Synge, John Millington Synge, Edmund John Millington Synge -- (Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909))
=> Tasso, Torquato Tasso -- (Italian poet who wrote an epic poem about the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1544-1595))
=> Tate, Allen Tate, John Orley Allen Tate -- (United States poet and critic (1899-1979))
=> Teasdale, Sara Teasdale -- (United States poet (1884-1933))
=> Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, First Baron Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson -- (Englishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892))
=> Thespis -- (Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC))
=> Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Dylan Marlais Thomas -- (Welsh poet (1914-1953))
=> Trumbull, John Trumbull -- (American satirical poet (1750-1831))
=> Tzara, Tristan Tzara, Samuel Rosenstock -- (French poet (born in Romania) who was one of the cofounders of the Dada movement (1896-1963))
=> Uhland, Johann Ludwig Uhland -- (German romantic poet (1787-1862))
=> Verlaine, Paul Verlaine -- (French symbolist poet (1844-1896))
=> Villon, Francois Villon -- (French poet (flourished around 1460))
=> Virgil, Vergil, Publius Vergilius Maro -- (a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC))
=> Voznesenski, Andrei Voznesenski -- (Russian poet (born in 1933))
=> Warren, Robert Penn Warren -- (United States writer and poet (1905-1989))
=> Watts, Isaac Watts -- (English poet and theologian (1674-1748))
=> Wheatley, Phillis Wheatley -- (American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America (1753-1784))
=> Whitman, Walt Whitman -- (United States poet who celebrated the greatness of America (1819-1892))
=> Whittier, John Greenleaf Whittier -- (United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892))
=> Williams, William Carlos Williams -- (United States poet (1883-1963))
=> Wordsworth, William Wordsworth -- (a romantic English poet whose work was inspired by the Lake District where he spent most of his life (1770-1850))
=> Wyatt, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Wyat, Sir Thomas Wyat -- (English poet who introduced the sonnet form to English literature (1503-1542))
=> Wylie, Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie -- (United States poet (1885-1928))
=> Yeats, William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats -- (Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939))
=> Yevtushenko, Yevgeni Yevtushenko, Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko -- (Russian poet who expressed the feelings of the post-Stalinist generation (born in 1933))
=> Young, Edward Young -- (English poet (1683-1765))
=> polemicist, polemist, polemic -- (a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology))
=> rhymer, rhymester, versifier, poetizer, poetiser -- (a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets))
=> scenarist -- (a writer of screenplays)
=> scriptwriter -- (someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas)
=> screenwriter, film writer -- (someone who writes screenplays)
=> Lucas, George Lucas -- (United States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944))
=> Trumbo, Dalton Trumbo -- (United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976))
=> space writer -- (a writer paid by the area of the copy)
=> speechwriter -- (a writer who composes speeches for others to deliver)
=> tragedian -- (a writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies)
=> wordmonger -- (a writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning)
=> word-painter -- (a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power)
=> wordsmith -- (a fluent and prolific writer)
=> Aiken, Conrad Aiken, Conrad Potter Aiken -- (United States writer (1889-1973))
=> Alger, Horatio Alger -- (United States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899))
=> Algren, Nelson Algren -- (United States writer (1909-1981))
=> Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen -- (a Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875))
=> Anderson, Sherwood Anderson -- (United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941))
=> Aragon, Louis Aragon -- (French writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982))
=> Asch, Sholem Asch, Shalom Asch, Sholom Asch -- (United States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957))
=> Asimov, Isaac Asimov -- (United States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992))
=> Auchincloss, Louis Auchincloss, Louis Stanton Auchincloss -- (United States writer (born in 1917))
=> Austen, Jane Austen -- (English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817))
=> Baldwin, James Baldwin, James Arthur Baldwin -- (United States author who was an outspoken citic of racism (1924-1987))
=> Baraka, Imamu Amiri Baraka, LeRoi Jones -- (United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934))
=> Barth, John Barth, John Simmons Barth -- (United States novelist (born in 1930))
=> Barthelme, Donald Barthelme -- (United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989))
=> Baum, Frank Baum, Lyman Frank Brown -- (United States writer of children's books (1856-1919))
=> Beckett, Samuel Beckett -- (a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the Theater of the Absurd (1906-1989))
=> Beerbohm, Max Beerbohm, Sir Henry Maxmilian Beerbohm -- (English writer and caricaturist (1872-1956))
=> Belloc, Hilaire Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Peter Belloc -- (English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for childre (1870-1953))
=> Bellow, Saul Bellow -- (United States novelist (born in Canada in 1915))
=> Benchley, Robert Benchley, Robert Charles Benchley -- (United States humorist (1889-1945))
=> Benet, William Rose Benet -- (United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950))
=> Bierce, Ambrose Bierce, Ambrose Gwinett Bierce -- (United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914))
=> Boll, Heinrich Boll, Heinrich Theodor Boll -- (German novelist and writer of short stories (1917-1985))
=> Bontemps, Arna Wendell Bontemps -- (United States writer (1902-1973))
=> Borges, Jorge Borges, Jorge Luis Borges -- (Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986))
=> Boswell, James Boswell -- (Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795))
=> Boyle, Kay Boyle -- (United States writer (1902-1992))
=> Bradbury, Ray Bradbury, Ray Douglas Bradbury -- (United States writer of science fiction (born 1920))
=> Bronte, Charlotte Bronte -- (English novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855))
=> Bronte, Emily Bronte, Emily Jane Bronte, Currer Bell -- (English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848))
=> Bronte, Anne Bronte -- (English novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849))
=> Browne, Charles Farrar Browne, Artemus Ward -- (United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867))
=> Buck, Pearl Buck, Pearl Sydenstricker Buck -- (United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973))
=> Bunyan, John Bunyan -- (English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688))
=> Burgess, Anthony Burgess -- (English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993))
=> Burnett, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett -- (United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924))
=> Burroughs, Edgar Rice Burroughs -- (United States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950))
=> Burroughs, William Burroughs, William S. Burroughs, William Seward Burroughs -- (United States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997))
=> Cabell, James Branch Cabell -- (United States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958))
=> Caldwell, Erskine Caldwell, Erskine Preston Caldwell -- (United States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987))
=> Calvino, Italo Calvino -- (Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987))
=> Camus, Albert Camus -- (French writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960))
=> Canetti, Elias Canetti -- (English writer born in Germany (born in 1905))
=> Capek, Karel Capek -- (Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938))
=> Carroll, Lewis Carroll, Dodgson, Reverend Dodgson, Charles Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson -- (English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898))
=> Cather, Willa Cather, Willa Sibert Cather -- (United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947))
=> Cervantes, Miguel de Cervantes, Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra -- (Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616))
=> Chandler, Raymond Chandler, Raymond Thornton Chandler -- (United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959))
=> Chateaubriand, Francois Rene Chateaubriand, Vicomte de Chateaubriand -- (French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848))
=> Cheever, John Cheever -- (United States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982))
=> Chesterton, G. K. Chesterton, Gilbert Keith Chesterton -- (conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936))
=> Chopin, Kate Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty Chopin -- (United States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904))
=> Christie, Agatha Christie, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie -- (prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976))
=> Churchill, Winston Churchill, Winston S. Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill -- (British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel Prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965))
=> Clemens, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Mark Twain -- (United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910))
=> Cocteau, Jean Cocteau -- (French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963))
=> Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle Claudine Colette -- (French writer of novels about women (1873-1954))
=> Collins, Wilkie Collins, William Wilkie Collins -- (English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889))
=> Conan Doyle, A. Conan Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- (English author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930))
=> Conrad, Joseph Conrad, Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski -- (English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924))
=> Cooper, James Fenimore Cooper -- (United States novelist noted for his stories of indians and the frontier life (1789-1851))
=> Crane, Stephen Crane -- (United States writer (1871-1900))
=> cummings, e. e. cummings, Edward Estlin Cummings -- (United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962))
=> Day, Clarence Day, Clarence Shepard Day Jr. -- (United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935))
=> Defoe, Daniel Defoe -- (English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731))
=> De Quincey, Thomas De Quincey -- (English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859))
=> Dickens, Charles Dickens, Charles John Huffam Dickens -- (English writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870))
=> Didion, Joan Didion -- (United States writer (born in 1834))
=> Dinesen, Isak Dinesen, Blixen, Karen Blixen, Baroness Karen Blixen -- (Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962))
=> Doctorow, E. L. Doctorow, Edgard Lawrence Doctorow -- (United States novelist (born in 1931))
=> Dos Passos, John Dos Passos -- (United States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896-1970))
=> Dostoyevsky, Dostoevski, Dostoevsky, Feodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Feodor Dostoevski, Fyodor Dostoevski, Feodor Dostoevsky, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky -- (Russian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881))
=> Dreiser, Theodore Dreiser, Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser -- (United States novelist (1871-1945))
=> Dumas, Alexandre Dumas -- (French writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870))
=> du Maurier, George du Maurier, George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier -- (English writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896))
=> du Maurier, Daphne du Maurier, Dame Daphne du Maurier -- (English writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989))
=> Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, Lawrence George Durrell -- (English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990))
=> Ehrenberg, Ilya Ehrenberg, Ilya Grigorievich Ehrenberg -- (Russian novelist (1891-1967))
=> Eliot, George Eliot, Mary Ann Evans -- (British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880))
=> Ellison, Ralph Ellison, Ralph Waldo Ellison -- (United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994))
=> Emerson, Ralph Waldo Emerson -- (United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882))
=> Farrell, James Thomas Farrell -- (United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979))
=> Ferber, Edna Ferber -- (United States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968))
=> Fielding, Henry Fielding -- (English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754))
=> Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald -- (United States novelist (1896-1940))
=> Flaubert, Gustave Flaubert -- (French writer of novels and short stories (1821-1880))
=> Fleming, Ian Fleming, Ian Lancaster Fleming -- (British writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964))
=> Ford, Ford Madox Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer -- (English writer and editor (1873-1939))
=> Forester, C. S. Forester, Cecil Scott Forester -- (English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966))
=> France, Anatole France, Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault -- (French writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924))
=> Franklin, Benjamin Franklin -- (printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790))
=> Fuentes, Carlos Fuentes -- (Mexican novelist (born in 1928))
=> Gaboriau, Emile Gaboriau -- (French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873))
=> Galsworthy, John Galsworthy -- (English novelist (1867-1933))
=> Gardner, Erle Stanley Gardner -- (writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970))
=> Gaskell, Elizabeth Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson Gaskell -- (English writer who is remembered for her biography of Charlotte Bronte (1810-1865))
=> Geisel, Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss -- (United States writer of children's books (1904-1991))
=> Gibran, Kahlil Gibran -- (United States writer (born in Lebanon) (1883-1931))
=> Gide, Andre Gide, Andre Paul Guillaume Gide -- (French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951))
=> Gjellerup, Karl Gjellerup -- (Danish novelist (1857-1919))
=> Gogol, Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol -- (Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852))
=> Golding, William Golding, Sir William Gerald Golding -- (English novelist (1911-1993))
=> Goldsmith, Oliver Goldsmith -- (Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774))
=> Gombrowicz, Witold Gombrowicz -- (Polish author (1904-1969))
=> Goncourt, Edmond de Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de Goncourt -- (French writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896))
=> Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt, Jules Alfred Huot de Goncourt -- (French writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870))
=> Gordimer, Nadine Gordimer -- (South African novelist and short-story writer whose work describes the effects of apartheid (born in 1923))
=> Gorky, Maksim Gorky, Gorki, Maxim Gorki, Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov, Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov -- (Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts)
=> Grahame, Kenneth Grahame -- (English writer (born in Scotland) of children's stories (1859-1932))
=> Grass, Gunter Grass, Gunter Wilhelm Grass -- (German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927))
=> Graves, Robert Graves, Robert Ranke Graves -- (English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985))
=> Greene, Graham Greene, Henry Graham Greene -- (English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991))
=> Grey, Zane Grey -- (United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939))
=> Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm -- (the older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's Law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863))
=> Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm -- (the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859))
=> Haggard, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Rider Haggard -- (British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925))
=> Haldane, Elizabeth Haldane, Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane -- (Scottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937))
=> Hale, Edward Everett Hale -- (prolific United States writer (1822-1909))
=> Haley, Alex Haley -- (United States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992))
=> Hall, Radclyffe Hall, Marguerite Radclyffe Hall -- (English writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943))
=> Hammett, Dashiell Hammett, Samuel Dashiell Hammett -- (United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961))
=> Hamsun, Knut Hamsun, Knut Pedersen -- (Norwegian writer of novels (1859-1952))
=> Hardy, Thomas Hardy -- (English novelist and poet (1840-1928))
=> Harris, Frank Harris, James Thomas Harris -- (Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931))
=> Harte, Bret Harte -- (United States writer noted for his stories about life during the California gold rush (1836-1902))
=> Hasek, Jaroslav Hasek -- (Czech author of novels and short stories (1883-1923))
=> Hawthorne, Nathaniel Hawthorne -- (United States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864))
=> Hecht, Ben Hecht -- (United States writer of stories and plays (1894-1946))
=> Heinlein, Robert A. Heinlein, Robert Anson Heinlein -- (United States writer of science fiction (1907-1988))
=> Heller, Joseph Heller -- (United States novelist whose best known work was a black comedy inspired by his experiences in the Air Force during World War II (1923-1999))
=> Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway -- (an American writer of fiction who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1954 (1899-1961))
=> Hesse, Hermann Hesse -- (Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in Eastern spiritual values (1877-1962))
=> Heyse, Paul Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse -- (German writer (1830-1914))
=> Heyward, DuBois Heyward, Edwin DuBois Hayward -- (United States writer (1885-1940))
=> Higginson, Thomas Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson -- (United States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911))
=> Hoffmann, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann -- (German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822))
=> Holmes, Oliver Wendell Holmes -- (United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894))
=> Howells, William Dean Howells -- (United States writer and editor (1837-1920))
=> Hoyle, Edmond Hoyle -- (English writer on games (1672-1769))
=> Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard -- (a United States writer of science fiction and founder of Scientology (1911-1986))
=> Hughes, Langston Hughes, James Langston Hughes -- (United States writer (1902-1967))
=> Hunt, Leigh Hunt, James Henry Leigh Hunt -- (British writer who defended the romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859))
=> Huxley, Aldous Huxley, Aldous Leonard Huxley -- (English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963))
=> Irving, John Irving -- (United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942))
=> Irving, Washington Irving -- (United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859))
=> Isherwood, Christopher Isherwood, Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood -- (United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986))
=> Jackson, Helen Hunt Jackson, Helen Maria Fiske Hunt Jackson -- (United States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885))
=> Jacobs, Jane Jacobs -- (United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916))
=> Jacobs, W. W. Jacobs, William Wymark Jacobs -- (English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943))
=> James, Henry James -- (writer who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916))
=> Jensen, Johannes Vilhelm Jensen -- (modernistic Danish writer (1873-1950))
=> Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Dr. Johnson -- (English writer and lexicographer (1709-1784))
=> Jong, Erica Jong -- (United States writer (born in 1942))
=> Joyce, James Joyce, James Augustine Aloysius Joyce -- (influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941))
=> Kafka, Franz Kafka -- (Czech novelist who wrote in German about a nightmarish world of isolated and troubled individuals (1883-1924))
=> Keller, Helen Keller, Helen Adams Keller -- (United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968))
=> Kerouac, Jack Kerouac, Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac -- (United States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969))
=> Kesey, Ken Kesey, Ken Elton Kesey -- (United States writer whose best-known novel was based on his experiences as an attendant in a mental hospital (1935-2001))
=> Kipling, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Rudyard Kipling -- (English author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936))
=> Koestler, Arthur Koestler -- (British writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905-1983))
=> La Fontaine, Jean de La Fontaine -- (French writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695))
=> Lardner, Ring Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer Lardner -- (United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933))
=> La Rochefoucauld, Francois de La Rochefoucauld -- (French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680))
=> Lawrence, D. H. Lawrence, David Herbert Lawrence -- (English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930))
=> Lawrence, T. E. Lawrence, Thomas Edward Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia -- (Welsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935))
=> le Carre, John le Carre, David John Moore Cornwell -- (English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931))
=> Leonard, Elmore Leonard, Elmore John Leonard, Dutch Leonard -- (United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925))
=> Lermontov, Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov -- (Russian writer (1814-1841))
=> Lessing, Doris Lessing, Doris May Lessing -- (English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919))
=> Lewis, C. S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis -- (English critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963))
=> Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Harry Sinclair Lewis -- (United States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951))
=> London, Jack London, John Griffith Chaney -- (United States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916))
=> Lowry, Malcolm Lowry, Clarence Malcolm Lowry -- (English novelist (1909-1957))
=> Lyly, John Lyly -- (English writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606))
=> Lytton, First Baron Lytton, Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton -- (English writer of historical romances (1803-1873))
=> Mailer, Norman Mailer -- (United States writer (born in 1923))
=> Malamud, Bernard Malamud -- (United States writer (1914-1986))
=> Malory, Thomas Malory, Sir Thomas Malory -- (English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471))
=> Malraux, Andre Malraux -- (French novelist (1901-1976))
=> Mann, Thomas Mann -- (German writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955))
=> Mansfield, Katherine Mansfield, Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp -- (New Zealand writer of short stories (1888-1923))
=> Manzoni, Alessandro Manzoni -- (Italian novelist and poet (1785-1873))
=> Marquand, John Marquand, John Philip Marquand -- (United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960))
=> Marsh, Ngaio Marsh -- (New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982))
=> Mason, A. E. W. Mason, Alfred Edward Woodley Mason -- (English writer (1865-1948))
=> Maugham, Somerset Maugham, W. Somerset Maugham, William Somerset Maugham -- (English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965))
=> Maupassant, Guy de Maupassant, Henri Rene Albert Guy de Maupassant -- (French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893))
=> Mauriac, Francois Mauriac, Francois Charles Mauriac -- (French novelist who wrote about the conflict between desire and religious belief (1885-1970))
=> Maurois, Andre Maurois, Emile Herzog -- (French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967))
=> McCarthy, Mary McCarthy, Mary Therese McCarthy -- (United States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989))
=> McCullers, Carson McCullers, Carson Smith McCullers -- (United States novelist (1917-1967))
=> McLuhan, Marshall McLuhan, Herbert Marshall McLuhan -- (Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980))
=> Melville, Herman Melville -- (United States writer of novels and short stories (1819-1891))
=> Merton, Thomas Merton -- (United States religious and writer (1915-1968))
=> Michener, James Michener, James Albert Michener -- (United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997))
=> Miller, Henry Miller, Henry Valentine Miller -- (United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980))
=> Milne, A. A. Milne, Alan Alexander Milne -- (English writer of stories for children (1882-1956))
=> Mitchell, Margaret Mitchell, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell -- (United States writer noted for her novel about the South during the Civil War (1900-1949))
=> Mitford, Nancy Mitford, Nancy Freeman Mitford -- (English writer of comic novels (1904-1973))
=> Mitford, Jessica Mitford, Jessica Lucy Mitford -- (United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996))
=> Montaigne, Michel Montaigne, Michel Eyquem Montaigne -- (French writer regarded as the originator of the modern essay (1533-1592))
=> Montgomery, L. M. Montgomery, Lucy Maud Montgomery -- (Canadian novelist (1874-1942))
=> More, Thomas More, Sir Thomas More -- (English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state)
=> Morrison, Toni Morrison, Chloe Anthony Wofford -- (United States writer whose novels describe the lives of African-Americans (born in 1931))
=> Munro, H. H. Munro, Hector Hugh Munro, Saki -- (British writer of short stories (1870-1916))
=> Murdoch, Iris Murdoch, Dame Jean Iris Murdoch -- (British writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919-1999))
=> Musset, Alfred de Musset, Louis Charles Alfred de Musset -- (French poet and writer (1810-1857))
=> Nabokov, Vladimir Nabokov, Vladimir vladimirovich Nabokov -- (United States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977))
=> Nash, Ogden Nash -- (United States writer noted for his droll epigrams (1902-1971))
=> Nicolson, Harold Nicolson, Sir Harold George Nicolson -- (English diplomat and author (1886-1968))
=> Norris, Frank Norris, Benjamin Franklin Norris Jr. -- (United States writer (1870-1902))
=> Oates, Joyce Carol Oates -- (United States writer (born in 1938))
=> O'Brien, Edna O'Brien -- (Irish writer (born in 1932))
=> O'Connor, Flannery O'Connor, Mary Flannery O'Connor -- (United States writer (1925-1964))
=> O'Flaherty, Liam O'Flaherty -- (Irish writer of short stories (1896-1984))
=> O'Hara, John Henry O'Hara -- (United States writer (1905-1970))
=> Ondaatje, Michael Ondaatje, Philip Michael Ondaatje -- (Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943))
=> Orczy, Baroness Emmusca Orczy -- (British writer (born in Hungary) (1865-1947))
=> Orwell, George Orwell, Eric Blair, Eric Arthur Blair -- (imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950))
=> Page, Thomas Nelson Page -- (United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922))
=> Parker, Dorothy Parker, Dorothy Rothschild Parker -- (United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967))
=> Pasternak, Boris Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich Pasternak -- (Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960))
=> Paton, Alan Paton, Alan Stewart Paton -- (South African writer (1903-1988))
=> Percy, Walker Percy -- (United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990))
=> Petronius, Gaius Petronius, Petronius Arbiter -- (Roman satirist (died in 66))
=> Plath, Sylvia Plath -- (United States writer and poet (1932-1963))
=> Pliny, Pliny the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus -- (Roman author of an encylclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79))
=> Pliny, Pliny the Younger, Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus -- (Roman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113))
=> Poe, Edgar Allen Poe -- (United States writer and poet (1809-1849))
=> Porter, William Sydney Porter, O. Henry -- (United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910))
=> Porter, Katherine Anne Porter -- (United States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980))
=> Post, Emily Post, Emily Price Post -- (United States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960))
=> Pound, Ezra Pound, Ezra Loomis Pound -- (United States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972))
=> Pynchon, Thomas Pynchon -- (United States writer of pessimistic novels about life in a technologically advanced society (born in 1937))
=> Rand, Ayn Rand -- (United States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982))
=> Richler, Mordecai Richler -- (Canadian novelist (born in 1931))
=> Roberts, Kenneth Roberts -- (United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957))
=> Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt -- (wife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962))
=> Roth, Philip Roth, Philip Milton Roth -- (United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933))
=> Rousseau, Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- (French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778))
=> Runyon, Damon Runyon, Alfred Damon Runyon -- (United States writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground (1884-1946))
=> Rushdie, Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Salman Rushdie -- (British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947))
=> Russell, George William Russell, A.E. -- (Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935))
=> Sade, de Sade, Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, Marquis de Sade -- (French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814))
=> Salinger, J. D. Salinger, Jerome David Salinger -- (United States writer (born 1919))
=> Sand, George Sand, Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin, Baroness Dudevant -- (French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876))
=> Sandburg, Carl Sandburg -- (United States writer remembered for his poetry in free verse and his six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1878-1967))
=> Saroyan, William Saroyan -- (United States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981))
=> Sayers, Dorothy Sayers, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Sayers -- (English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957))
=> Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller -- (German romantic writer (1759-1805))
=> Scott, Walter Scott, Sir Walter Scott -- (British author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832))
=> Service, Robert William Service -- (Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958))
=> Shaw, G. B. Shaw, George Bernard Shaw -- (British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950))
=> Shelley, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley -- (English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851))
=> Shute, Nevil Shute, Nevil Shute Norway -- (English writer who settled in Norway after World War II (1899-1960))
=> Simenon, Georges Simenon, Georges Joseph Christian Simenon -- (French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903-1989))
=> Sinclair, Upton Sinclair, Upton Beall Sinclair -- (United States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968))
=> Singer, Isaac Bashevis Singer -- (United States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991))
=> Smollett, Tobias Smollett, Tobias George Smollett -- (Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771))
=> Snow, C. P. Snow, Charles Percy Snow, Baron Snow of Leicester -- (English writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980))
=> Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn -- (Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918))
=> Sontag, Susan Sontag -- (United States writer (born in 1933))
=> Spark, Muriel Spark, Dame Muriel Spark, Muriel Sarah Spark -- (Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918))
=> Spillane, Mickey Spillane, Frank Morrison Spillane -- (United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918))
=> Stael, Madame de Stael, Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Steal-Holstein -- (French romantic writer (1766-1817))
=> Steele, Sir Richrd Steele -- (English writer (1672-1729))
=> Stein, Gertrude Stein -- (experimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946))
=> Steinbeck, John Steinbeck, John Ernst Steinbeck -- (United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968))
=> Stendhal, Marie Henri Beyle -- (French writer whose novels were the first to feature psychological analysis of the character (1783-1842))
=> Stephen, Sir Leslie Stephen -- (English writer (1832-1904))
=> Sterne, Laurence Sterne -- (English writer (born in Ireland) (1713-1766))
=> Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson -- (Scottish author (1850-1894))
=> Stockton, Frank Stockton, Francis Richard Stockton -- (United States writer (1834-1902))
=> Stoker, Bram Stoker, Abraham Stoker -- (Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912))
=> Stowe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe -- (United States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896))
=> Strindberg, August Strindberg, Johan August Strindberg -- (Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912))
=> Styron, William Styron -- (United States writer best known for his novels (born in 1925))
=> Sue, Eugene Sue -- (French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857))
=> Symonds, John Addington Symonds -- (English writer (1840-1893))
=> Thackeray, William Makepeace Thackeray -- (English writer (born in India) (1811-1863))
=> Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau -- (United States writer and social critic (1817-1862))
=> Tocqueville, Alexis de Tocqueville, Alexis Charles Henri Maurice de Tocqueville -- (French political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859))
=> Toklas, Alice B. Toklas -- (United States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967))
=> Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien -- (British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973))
=> Tolstoy, Leo Tolstoy, Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy -- (Russian author remembered for two great novels (1828-1910))
=> Trollope, Anthony Trollope -- (English writer of novels (1815-1882))
=> Turgenev, Ivan Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev -- (Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883))
=> Undset, Sigrid Undset -- (Norwegian novelist (1882-1949))
=> Untermeyer, Louis Untermeyer -- (United States writer (1885-1977))
=> Updike, John Updike, John Hoyer Updike -- (United States author (born 1932))
=> Van Doren, Carl Van Doren, Carl Clinton Van Doren -- (United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950))
=> Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa -- (Peruvian writer (born in 1936))
=> Verne, Jules Verne -- (French writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905))
=> Vidal, Gore Vidal, Eugene Luther Vidal -- (United States writer (born in 1925))
=> Voltaire, Arouet, Francois-Marie Arouet -- (French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778))
=> Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut -- (United States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922))
=> Wain, John Wain, John Barrington Wain -- (English writer (1925-1994))
=> Walker, Alice Walker, Alice Malsenior Walker -- (United States writer (born in 1944))
=> Wallace, Edgar Wallace, Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace -- (English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932))
=> Walpole, Horace Walpole, Horatio Walpole, Fourth Earl of Orford -- (English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797))
=> Walton, Izaak Walton -- (English writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683))
=> Ward, Mrs. Humphrey Ward, Mary Augusta Arnold Ward -- (English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920))
=> Warren, Robert Penn Warren -- (United States writer and poet (1905-1989))
=> Waugh, Evelyn Waugh, Evelyn Arthur Saint John Waugh -- (English author of satirical novels (1903-1966))
=> Webb, Beatrice Webb, Martha Beatrice Potter Webb -- (English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943))
=> Wells, H. G. Wells, Herbert George Wells -- (prolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946))
=> Welty, Eudora Welty -- (United States writer about rural Southern life (1909-2001))
=> Werfel, Franz Werfel -- (United States writer (1890-1945))
=> West, Rebecca West, Dame Rebecca West, Cicily Isabel Fairfield -- (British writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983))
=> Wharton, Edith Wharton, Edith Newbold Jones Wharton -- (United States novelist (1862-1937))
=> White, E. B. White, Elwyn Brooks White -- (United States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985))
=> White, Patrick White, Patrick Victor Martindale White -- (Australian writer (1912-1990))
=> Wiesel, Elie Wiesel, Eliezer Wiesel -- (United States writer who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928))
=> Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde -- (Irish writer and wit (1854-1900))
=> Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven Wilder -- (United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975))
=> Wilson, Sir Angus Wilson, Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson -- (English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991))
=> Wilson, Harriet Wilson -- (author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870))
=> Wister, Owen Wister -- (United States writer (1860-1938))
=> Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, Pelham Grenville Wodehouse -- (English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975))
=> Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Clayton Wolfe -- (United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938))
=> Wolfe, Tom Wolfe, Thomas Wolfe, Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. -- (United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931))
=> Wollstonecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin -- (English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797))
=> Wood, Mrs. Henry Wood, Ellen Price Wood -- (English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887))
=> Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf -- (English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941))
=> Wouk, Herman Wouk -- (United States writer (born in 1915))
=> Wright, Richard Wright -- (United States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960))
=> Wright, Willard Huntington Wright, S. S. Van Dine -- (United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939))
=> Zangwill, Israel Zangwill -- (English writer (1864-1926))
=> Zweig, Stefan Zweig -- (Austrian writer (1881-1942))

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