Ruskin BondRuskin Bond
19 May 1934, Indian
Writer
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German
Sociologist

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

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

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer

Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa
28 March 1936, Peruvian
Writer
Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968, Dominican, American
Writer
Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American
Writer

George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
24 May 1940, Russian
Essayist & Poet

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
30 June 1911, Polish
Poet

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist
Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
17 June 1867, Australian
Writer

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

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30 June 1936, Algerian
Author

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

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

Tara WestoverTara Westover
27 September 1986, American
Memoirist
Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist

David SedarisDavid Sedaris
26 December 1956, American
Writer, Essayist
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Ta-Nehisi CoatesTa-Nehisi Coates
30 September 1975, American
Writer

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist

Nassim Nicholas TalebNassim Nicholas Taleb
1960 AD, Lebanese, American
Essayist

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

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

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

David IrvingDavid Irving
24 March 1938, British
Essayist, Journalist, Historian, Writer,
Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist

Cheryl StrayedCheryl Strayed
17 September 1968, American
Writer
Rahul KhannaRahul Khanna
20 June 1972, Indian
Actor

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
18 April 1942, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Music
Neal StephensonNeal Stephenson
31 October 1959, American
Novelist

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

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
Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
02 November 1977, British
Activist

Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

Don DeLilloDon DeLillo
20 November 1936, American
Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist,

Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923, Italian, American
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,
N. Scott MomadayN. Scott Momaday
27 February 1934, American
Author
Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
06 July 1952, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer

Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
11 December 1937, American
Poet
Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist

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

Jaron LanierJaron Lanier
03 May 1960, American
Computer scientist, Composer, Programmer, Writer,

Guy DebordGuy Debord
28 December 1931, French
Film maker, Artist, Philosopher, Film director,

Vaikom Muhammad BasheerVaikom Muhammad Basheer
21 January 1908, Indian
Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist, Writer, Diarist,
Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934, American
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,

Rebecca SolnitRebecca Solnit
24 June 1961, American
Writer
John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow
03 October 1947, American
Poet

Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942, American
Writer

Larry KramerLarry Kramer
25 June 1935, American
Playwright
Mary KarrMary Karr
16 January 1955, American
Poet

Tom RobbinsTom Robbins
22 July 1932, American
Writer
W. Kamau BellW. Kamau Bell
26 January 1973, American
Comedian

Linda Moulton HoweLinda Moulton Howe
20 January 1942, American
Journalist, Essayist

Pico IyerPico Iyer
11 February 1957, British
Essayist

Ali ShariatiAli Shariati
23 November 1933, Iranian
Politician, Writer, Essayist, Philosopher,
Stephen SpenderStephen Spender
28 February 1909, British
Poet, Writer, Essayist, University teacher,

Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson
26 November 1943, American
Novelist
Amos OzAmos Oz
04 May 1939, Israeli
Writer, Linguist, Journalist, Novelist,

Janet FrameJanet Frame
28 August 1924, New Zealander
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story
John Gregory DunneJohn Gregory Dunne
25 May 1932, American
Novelist

Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890, Dominican, British
Writer
Kathy AckerKathy Acker
18 April 1947, American
Author