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.
Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor
Abbie HoffmanAbbie Hoffman
30 November 1936, American
Anti-War Activist

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961, Canadian
Actor

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970, Canadian, British
Writer
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962, American
Author

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron
Sarah FergusonSarah Ferguson
15 October 1959, British
Writer

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

Herman J. MankiewiczHerman J. Mankiewicz
07 November 1897, American
Screenwriter

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author
Cory BookerCory Booker
27 April 1969, American
United States Senator

Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Writer

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980, American
Actor

Russell WatsonRussell Watson
24 November 1966, British
Tenor Singer

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American
Commentator

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Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962, American
Actor

Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor
Peter MorganPeter Morgan
10 April 1963, British
Screenwriter

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
FilmMaker

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947, American
 

Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter
Clayton KershawClayton Kershaw
19 March 1988, American
Baseball Pitcher

Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister
Mel BrooksMel Brooks
28 June 1926, American
Director

Amy SedarisAmy Sedaris
29 March 1961, American
 

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author
Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian
Joel McHaleJoel McHale
20 November 1971, Italian, American
Comedian, Actor

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969, American
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

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

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Tom Parker BowlesTom Parker Bowles
18 December 1974, British
Food Writer
Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879, Russian, Ukrainian, Russian
Politician

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
Roger StoneRoger Stone
27 August 1952, American
Political Consultant

Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer
Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968, American
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian
Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952, British
Writer
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

Yukio MishimaYukio Mishima
14 January 1925, Japanese
Playwright

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model
William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963, American
Actor

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Billy GrahamBilly Graham
07 November 1918, American
Evangelist

Peter JacksonPeter Jackson
31 October 1961, New Zealander
Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter

Mark RylanceMark Rylance
18 January 1960, British
Actor
Popcorn SuttonPopcorn Sutton
05 October 1946, American
Criminal, Non Fiction Writer

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933, British
Actress

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer
Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist