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

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

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

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer
Maximilian Carl Emil WeberMax Weber
21 April 1864, German
Sociologist

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

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer
Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932, Italian
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Mario Vargas LlosaMario Vargas Llosa
28 March 1936, Peruvian
Writer

Theodor W. AdornoTheodor W. Adorno
11 September 1903, German
Philosopher

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

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

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
07 October 1934, American
Writer

René GirardRené Girard
25 December 1923, French
Philosopher

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet
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

George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968, Dominican, American
Writer
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist
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
Robertson DaviesRobertson Davies
28 August 1913, Canadian
Author and Journalist

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Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer
Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela
11 May 1916, Spanish
Writer

Andre DubusAndre Dubus
11 August 1936, American
Short story writer

Al AlvarezAl Alvarez
05 August 1929, British
Poet

Assia DjebarAssia Djebar
30 June 1936, Algerian
Author
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

W. Kamau BellW. Kamau Bell
26 January 1973, American
Comedian

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

Henry Louis Gates Jr.Henry Louis Gates Jr.
16 September 1950, American
Author

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
Joan DidionJoan Didion
05 December 1934, American
Screenwriter, Novelist, Journalist, Writer,

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
28 February 1953, American
Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger,
Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
20 January 1964, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist

Flannery O'ConnorFlannery O'Connor
25 March 1925, American
Novelist

Zadie SmithZadie Smith
25 October 1975, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist
Thomas PynchonThomas Pynchon
08 May 1937, American
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer

Larry KramerLarry Kramer
25 June 1935, American
Playwright
Rahul KhannaRahul Khanna
20 June 1972, Indian
Actor

Sylvia BrowneSylvia Browne
19 October 1936, American
Essayist, Psychic

Maajid NawazMaajid Nawaz
02 November 1977, British
Activist

Hilary MantelHilary Mantel
06 July 1952, British
Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Film critic, Poet

Cheryl StrayedCheryl Strayed
17 September 1968, American
Writer
Rainer Werner FassbinderRainer Werner Fassbinder
31 May 1945, German
Film maker

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

Neal StephensonNeal Stephenson
31 October 1959, American
Novelist

Robert ChristgauRobert Christgau
18 April 1942, American
Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Music
Pierre BourdieuPierre Bourdieu
01 August 1930, French
Philosopher, Sociologist, Anthropologist,

Don DeLilloDon DeLillo
20 November 1936, American
Writer, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist,
Elif ShafakElif Shafak
25 October 1971, French, Turkish
Writer

Masaru EmotoMasaru Emoto
22 July 1943, Japanese
Essayist, Writer

Michel HouellebecqMichel Houellebecq
26 February 1956, French
Poet, Film director, Songwriter, Essayist,
Michael ChabonMichael Chabon
24 May 1963, American
Writer, Essayist, Screenwriter, Novelist,

Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen
17 August 1959, American
Novelist
Edsger W. DijkstraEdsger W. Dijkstra
11 May 1930, Netherlands Antilles, Dutch
Computer scientist

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

James EllroyJames Ellroy
04 March 1948, American
Writer
Sarah VowellSarah Vowell
27 December 1969, American
Historian

Ishmael ReedIshmael Reed
22 February 1938, American
Poet
Samuel R. DelanySamuel R. Delany
01 April 1942, American
Writer

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

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863, Italian
Poet

Harry TurtledoveHarry Turtledove
14 June 1949, American
Novelist
Janet FrameJanet Frame
28 August 1924, New Zealander
Novelist, Essayist, Poet, Writer, Short story
Taslima NasrinTaslima Nasrin
25 August 1962, Bangladeshi
Poet, Physician, Novelist, Essayist, Writer,

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

Madeleine L'EngleMadeleine L'Engle
29 November 1918, American
Author

John Perry BarlowJohn Perry Barlow
03 October 1947, American
Poet
Tom RobbinsTom Robbins
22 July 1932, American
Writer

Edward Paul AbbeyEdward Abbey
29 January 1927, American
Essayist

Rebecca SolnitRebecca Solnit
24 June 1961, American
Writer

Jim HarrisonJim Harrison
11 December 1937, American
Poet

Marilynne RobinsonMarilynne Robinson
26 November 1943, American
Novelist
John Gregory DunneJohn Gregory Dunne
25 May 1932, American
Novelist

Jean RhysJean Rhys
24 August 1890, Dominican, British
Writer
Linda Moulton HoweLinda Moulton Howe
20 January 1942, American
Journalist, Essayist

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
14 April 1934, American
Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor,
Daniel TammetDaniel Tammet
31 January 1979, British
Writer
Kenzaburō ŌeKenzaburō Ōe
31 January 1935, Japanese
Writer