List of famous American writers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Books are keystones. They express volumes through their words, their pages, their covers, and their content. America has been home to many splendid writers — of enlightened minds and liberated American spirits, and of capacious verbal heritage. It is both startling and sad that so little credit has heretofore been given to the American writers, the key keepers of American culture. Across decades, from the time of the Revolution till now, America's home-bred writers have stressed on the issues and concerns of the American people and have, in turn, influenced their thinking. Kudos to these writers for producing some of the world’s great literature, essays and poetry! The literate world has acknowledged and lauded famous American writers since Thoreau and Emerson. Poets like Whitman and Emily Dickinson have inspired a whole generation of poem lovers and rank among the oft-translated poets of their time. The writing force continues, with more and more readers seeking solace in the pantheon of America’s great writers. And while America’s literary traditions are not as expansive as other cultures, its literature is as rich and enduring as any in the canon. Read the biographies to explore the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of famous literary illuminates that America has produced.
William GibsonWilliam Gibson

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Pisces

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Virgo

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs

17 May 1978

Oregon, United States

Taurus

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

17 April 1790

Boston, Massachusetts Bay

Capricorn

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Knoxville

Aries

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

Cancer

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

07 October 1849

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Capricorn

David ArquetteDavid Arquette

08 September 1971

Bentonville, Virginia, U.S.

Virgo

Stephen KingStephen King

21 September 1947

Portland, Maine

Virgo

Rod SerlingRod Serling

25 December 1924

28 June 1975

Syracuse

Capricorn

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

Cancer

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

Sagittarius

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

Sagittarius

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Scorpio

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

The Bronx

Cancer

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Newton

Libra

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

Cornell Medical Center Hospital, New York City, New York, U.S.

Sagittarius

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Staten Island, New York, United States

Taurus

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Pisces

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

15 March 1937

Providence

Leo

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

New York City, US

Capricorn

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi

31 January 1973

Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Aquarius

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

03 July 1971

Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

Sagittarius

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

06 March 1982

Saint Petersburg

Aquarius

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

06 April 1992

Petrovichi, Russian SFSR

Capricorn

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Brooklyn

Cancer

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Austin, Texas, United States

Scorpio

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

Leo

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

Detroit

Aries

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Scorpio

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

Cancer

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Capricorn

R. L. StineR. L. Stine

08 October 1943

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Libra

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

New York City

Cancer

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

Aries

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

Libra

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

Cancer

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Waco

Leo

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

Cancer

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

Gemini

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

Sagittarius

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

Aries

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

Scorpio

Thomas PaineThomas Paine

29 January 1737

08 June 1809

Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

Aquarius

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

20 December 1968

Salinas

Pisces

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

10 February 2005

Harlem, New York City, United States

Libra

Gene RoddenberryGene Roddenberry

19 August 1921

24 October 1991

El Paso

Leo

Chris ColferChris Colfer

27 May 1990

Clovis, California, United States

Gemini

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

New York City

Cancer

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

26 March 1892

U.S.

Gemini

Gore VidalGore Vidal

03 October 1925

31 July 2012

West Point

Libra

Harper LeeHarper Lee

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

Taurus

Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

Charlotte, North Carolina

Scorpio

Thomas MertonThomas Merton

31 January 1915

10 December 1968

Prades

Aquarius

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

01 October 2013

Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America

Aries

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

04 September 2014

Brooklyn

Gemini

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury

22 August 1920

05 June 2012

Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

Leo

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

09 March 1994

Andernach

Leo

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg

03 June 1926

05 April 1997

Newark, New Jersey, U.S.

Gemini

John CageJohn Cage

05 September 1912

12 August 1992

Los Angeles, California, United States

Virgo

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac

12 March 1922

21 October 1969

Lowell

Pisces

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

Libra

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

Sagittarius

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

16 November 1973

Chislehurst, Kent, England

Capricorn

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner

25 September 1897

06 July 1962

New Albany, Mississippi, U.S

Libra

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Pisces

Jack WelchJack Welch

19 November 1935

Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S

Scorpio

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Miami, Florida, U.S.

Pisces

Elie WieselElie Wiesel

30 September 1928

02 July 2016

Transylvania

Libra

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville

01 August 1819

28 September 1891

New York City

Leo

Ezra PoundEzra Pound

30 October 1885

01 November 1972

Hailey, Idaho, United States

Scorpio

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

California

Pisces

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne

04 July 1804

19 May 1864

Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Cancer

Dan BrownDan Brown

22 June 1964

Exeter, New Hampshire U.S

Cancer

Oliver StoneOliver Stone

15 September 1946

New York City

Virgo

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

04 November 2008

Chicago

Libra

Jack LondonJack London

12 January 1876

22 November 1916

San Francisco

Capricorn

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

Capricorn

Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov

22 April 1899

02 July 1977

Saint Petersburg

Taurus

Langston HughesLangston Hughes

01 February 1902

22 May 1967

Joplin, Missouri, United States

Aquarius

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali

13 November 1969

Mogadishu

Scorpio

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus

Aries

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs

05 February 1914

02 August 1997

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Aquarius

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Virgo

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

Aquarius

John GrishamJohn Grisham

08 February 1955

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Aquarius

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

01 December 1987

Harlem

Leo

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

Everett

Aquarius

Washington IrwingWashington Irving

03 April 1783

28 November 1859

New York City, New York

Aries

Suzanne CollinsSuzanne Collins

10 August 1962

Hartford

Leo

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh

12 January 1951

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, U.S

Capricorn

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams

11 March 1952

11 May 2001

Cambridge

Pisces

Angela Davis Angela Davis

26 January 1944

Birmingham

Aquarius

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

08 May 1999

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Libra

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein

07 July 1907

08 May 1988

Butler, Missouri, USA

Cancer

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein

03 February 1874

27 July 1946

Allegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Aquarius

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer

10 May 1940

29 August 2015

Detroit

Taurus

Holly MadisonHolly Madison

23 December 1979

Astoria, Oregon, United States

Capricorn

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin

29 August 1947

Boston

Virgo

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