Though one might argue that writing a book is an easy task, we challenge - sit on the desk and attempt to write but just a chapter. You shall know what we are talking about. Interestingly, unlike films that have a lot more to them than just the story or script, in books, if you falter at your writing, you shall falter completely, for a reader can put down a book, at any point and any time. Great writers are those who have managed to weave magic in their books. They have articulated their thought and belief seamlessly and managed to capture the attention of the reader effectively. Though every century boasts of having some of the most inspiring and influential writers, 20th century saw the emergence of authors who through their work, helped transcend our reality, and gave expression to our emotions be it happiness, fear, excitement or even anguish. Their books have cast an impact not just on the readers but on the culture, religion and politics of the region as well. Some of the most well-known writers from the 20th century who exerted extraordinary impact through their books include George Orwell, James Joyce, JRR Tolkien, F Scott Fitzgerald, CS Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Anne Frank, T.S. Eliot amongst many others. Browse further to get a list of famous writers of the 20th century.
Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger
Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Shaun KingShaun King
17 September 1979, American
Writer

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author
Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist
Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962, American
Author

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961, Canadian
Actor
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

Roger StoneRoger Stone
27 August 1952, American
Political Consultant

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890, American
Writer

Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Writer

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Steve BingSteve Bing
31 March 1965, American
Businessman
Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer
Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962, American
Actor

Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
Director

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968, American
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

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Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress
David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952, British
Writer

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946, American
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969, American
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer

Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor
Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879, Russian, Ukrainian, Russian
Politician

David ArquetteDavid Arquette
08 September 1971, American
Actor

Cory BookerCory Booker
27 April 1969, American
United States Senator

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Developer of a

Assata ShakurAssata Shakur
16 July 1947, Cuban, American
Murder Convict
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian
Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
FilmMaker
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American
Commentator

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Jessica SeinfeldJessica Seinfeld
12 September 1971, Filipino, American
Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper
Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947, American
 

Chirlane McCrayChirlane McCray
29 November 1954, American
Writer, Social Activist
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920, American
Writer, Professor
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Sam HarrisSam Harris
09 April 1967, American
Philosopher, Author

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author
Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964, American
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress
Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell
03 September 1963, American
Writer, Journalist

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933, British
Actress
William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963, American
Actor
Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974, Canadian, British, American
Actor

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
29 February 1960, American
Author

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
Philosopher
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress
Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian