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.
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker

David IckeDavid Icke
29 April 1952, British
Writer

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

Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Writer

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen
13 June 1986, American
Actress, Fashion Designer
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
09 June 1961, Canadian
Actor

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

Julie AndrewsJulie Andrews
01 October 1935, British
Actress
Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947, American
 

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962, American
Author

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

Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen
13 October 1971, British
Actor

Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson
16 May 1969, American
Journalist

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress
Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

Janet McTeerJanet McTeer
05 August 1961, British
Actress
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain
25 June 1956, American
Chef, Author, T.V. Personality

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962, American
Actor

Guy FieriGuy Fieri
22 January 1968, American
Restaurateur, Cookbook Author
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
31 January 1973, Australian, American
Model
Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

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Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham
19 June 1964, American
Radio Host, Author and Political Commentator
Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist

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

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Joe ScarboroughJoe Scarborough
09 April 1963, American
Former United States Representative
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
 

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist
Ben CarsonBen Carson
18 September 1951, American
Politician, Former Neurosurgeon

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

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

Jack WelchJack Welch
19 November 1935, American
Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
John CleeseJohn Cleese
27 October 1939, British
Actor & Comedian

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
Philosopher
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 
Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton
23 October 1942, American
Author, Screenwriter, Film Director

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author
Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet

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

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor

Denis VilleneuveDenis Villeneuve
03 October 1967, Canadian
Film Director, Screenwriter, Playwright

Andy CohenAndy Cohen
02 June 1968, American
Television Show Host
Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host

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

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito
11 April 1973, American
Actress, Ex-Wife of Bradley Cooper
Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933, British
Actress

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo
22 July 1964, Colombian, American
Actor, Stand-up Comedian
William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963, American
Actor

Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920, American
Writer, Professor

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor
Shaun KingShaun King
17 September 1979, American
Writer

Patti SmithPatti Smith
30 December 1946, American
Singer

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer
Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath
27 October 1932, American
Poet, Novelist, and Writer
Cory BookerCory Booker
27 April 1969, American
United States Senator

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer

Billy GrahamBilly Graham
07 November 1918, American
Evangelist

Peter JacksonPeter Jackson
31 October 1961, New Zealander
Film Director, Producer & Screenwriter
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

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

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host

Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
29 February 1960, American
Author

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress
Roger StoneRoger Stone
27 August 1952, American
Political Consultant

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist
Joan RiversJoan Rivers
08 June 1933, American
Actress

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra
22 October 1946, American
Motivational Speaker, Writer
Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
Arthur MillerArthur Miller
17 October 1915, American