Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934, Indian
Writer

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German
Sociologist

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932, Italian
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa
28 March 1936, Peruvian
Writer
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American
Writer

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
24 May 1940, Russian
Essayist & Poet
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
30 June 1911, Polish
Poet

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
17 June 1867, Australian
Writer
Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913, Canadian
Author and Journalist

Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
11 May 1916, Spanish
Writer

Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
30 June 1936, Algerian
Author
Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

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A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936, Israeli
Israeli Faulkner

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist

Drago JančarDrago Jančar
13 April 1948, Slovenian
Writer

Alfredo Pareja DiezcansecoAlfredo Pareja Diezcanseco
12 October 1908, Ecuadorian
Novelist, Essayist, Historian
Jože JavoršekJože Javoršek
20 October 1920, Slovenian
Playwright

James GunnJames Gunn
23 July 1923, American
Writer
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist

David SedarisDavid Sedaris
26 December 1956, American
Writer, Essayist
Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
28 February 1953, American
Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger,
Joan DidionJoan Didion
05 December 1934, American
Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer,

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908, Indian
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,

Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
08 May 1937, American
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,

Cheryl StrayedCheryl Strayed
17 September 1968, American
Writer
Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist

Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
01 August 1930, French
Philosopher, Sociologist, Anthropologist,

Rahul KhannaRahul Khanna
20 June 1972, Indian
Actor

Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
24 May 1963, American
Writer, Essayist, Screenwriter, Novelist,
Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen
17 August 1959, American
Novelist

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
18 April 1942, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Music
Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,

James EllroyJames Ellroy
04 March 1948, American
Writer

Sylvia BrowneSylvia Browne
19 October 1936, American
Essayist, Psychic
Masaru EmotoMasaru Emoto
22 July 1943, Japanese
Essayist, Writer

Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian
Don DeLilloDon DeLillo
20 November 1936, American
Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist,

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923, Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,
Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
06 July 1952, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet

Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
03 May 1960, American
Computer scientist, Composer, Programmer, Writer,
Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
11 December 1937, American
Poet

Robert Anton WilsonRobert Anton Wilson
18 January 1932, American
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher, Essayist,

Guy DebordGuy Debord
28 December 1931, French
Film maker, Artist, Philosopher, Film director,
Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968, Dominican, American
Writer
John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow
03 October 1947, American
Poet

Larry KramerLarry Kramer
25 June 1935, American
Playwright

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934, American
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,

Linda Moulton HoweLinda Moulton Howe
20 January 1942, American
Journalist, Essayist
Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
23 November 1933, Iranian
Politician, Writer, Essayist, Philosopher,

Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
28 February 1909, British
Poet, Writer, Essayist, University teacher,

Amos OzAmos Oz
04 May 1939, Israeli
Writer, Linguist, Journalist, Novelist,

Elias CanettiElias Canetti
25 July 1905, British
Writer, Aphorist, Playwright, Chemist, Essayist

Pramoedya Ananta ToerPramoedya Ananta Toer
06 February 1925, Indonesian
Novelist, Writer, Essayist
Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film

Michel OnfrayMichel Onfray
01 January 1959, French
Philosopher, Writer, Historian, Essayist, Audio
Georges PerecGeorges Perec
07 March 1936, French
Writer, Film director, Screenwriter, Poet,

Janet FrameJanet Frame
28 August 1924, New Zealander
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story

Hermann OberthHermann Oberth
25 June 1894, Austrian, Romanian
Physicist, Engineer, Essayist, Screenwriter
Osip MandelstamOsip Mandelstam
15 January 1891, Polish, Russian
Poet, Writer, Translator, Literary critic,

Mario BenedettiMario Benedetti
14 September 1920, Uruguayan
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
David RakoffDavid Rakoff
27 November 1964, Canadian
Essayist, Journalist, Actor, Writer

Mohsen MakhmalbafMohsen Makhmalbaf
29 May 1957
Writer, Film director, Film producer, Film editor,

Alejo CarpentierAlejo Carpentier
26 December 1904, Swiss, Cuban
Writer, Journalist, Essayist, Musicologist,

Robert FaurissonRobert Faurisson
25 January 1929, French, British
Essayist, Faculty, University teacher, Writer,
Ingeborg BachmannIngeborg Bachmann
25 June 1926, Austrian
Poet, Writer, Journalist, Screenwriter,

Timothy Garton AshTimothy Garton Ash
12 July 1955, British
Journalist, Historian, Writer, Essayist
Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966, Indian
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer

NagarjunNagarjun
30 June 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer
Richard RodriguezRichard Rodriguez
31 July 1944, American
Journalist, Teacher

Carl Gustav HempelCarl Gustav Hempel
08 January 1905, German, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher,
Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929, German, Polish
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial