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.
Rush LimbaughRush Limbaugh
12 January 1951, American
Radio Host, Political Commentator, Author, Former
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski
20 October 1979, American
Actor, Director, Screenwriter

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962, American
Author

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon
23 June 1964, American
Screenwriter, Director & Producer

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino
27 March 1963, American
Fimmaker
Helen KellerHelen Keller
27 June 1880, American
Author

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist

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
Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez
12 May 1962, American
Actor

Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Writer

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

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

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist
Stan LeeStan Lee
28 December 1922, American
Creator of Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Hulk, Iron

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

Ken JenningsKen Jennings
23 May 1974, American
Author

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis
22 November 1958, American
Actress, Author
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer
Jim MorrisonJim Morrison
08 December 1943, American
Singer-songwriter

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
20 February 1927, Bahamian, American
 
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes
17 July 1970, Canadian, British
Writer
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

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H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890, American
Writer
Richard AyoadeRichard Ayoade
12 June 1977, British
Actor

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

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

Herman J. MankiewiczHerman J. Mankiewicz
07 November 1897, American
Screenwriter
Dan BonginoDan Bongino
04 December 1974, American
Commentator
Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola
07 April 1939, American
FilmMaker

Larry DavidLarry David
02 July 1947, American
 

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

Stephen FryStephen Fry
24 August 1957, British
Actor
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

David ArquetteDavid Arquette
08 September 1971, American
Actor

Steve MartinSteve Martin
14 August 1945, American
Comedian

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

Sharon OsbourneSharon Osbourne
09 October 1952, British
Television host
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

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

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

Sam ShepardSam Shepard
05 November 1943, American
Actor
James HerriotJames Herriot
03 October 1916, British
Writer

Thomas JaneThomas Jane
22 February 1969, American
 
Angela Davis Angela Davis
26 January 1944, American
Political Activist

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy
27 November 1957, American
Author

Fran DrescherFran Drescher
30 September 1957, American
Actress

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

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879, Russian, Ukrainian, Russian
Politician
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

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

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

Sean HannitySean Hannity
30 December 1961, American
Talk Show Host
Eartha KittEartha Kitt
17 January 1927, American
Singer

Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
06 January 1960, British
Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt
20 February 1924, American
Artist, Actress

Carly SimonCarly Simon
25 June 1945, American
 
Mary BerryMary Berry
24 March 1935, British
Food Writer, TV Presenter

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure
06 April 1976, American
Actress

Sue PerkinsSue Perkins
22 September 1969, British
Comedian

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920, American
Writer, Professor
Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963, American
Actor
Geri HalliwellGeri Halliwell
06 August 1972, British
Singer

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

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

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins
29 February 1960, American
Author
Chaz Bono Chaz Bono
04 March 1969, American
Actor, LGBT Rights Activist
Mackenzie PhillipsMackenzie Phillips
10 November 1959, American
Actress

Adrianne PalickiAdrianne Palicki
06 May 1983, American
Actress

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

Joan CollinsJoan Collins
23 May 1933, British
Actress
Oliver StoneOliver Stone
15 September 1946, American
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Michelle McNamaraMichelle McNamara
14 April 1970, American
Freelance Writer, Blogger

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
Philosopher

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer
Edward HeathEdward Heath
09 July 1916, British
Former British Prime Minister

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet
Roger StoneRoger Stone
27 August 1952, American
Political Consultant

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
Sean Hepburn FerrerSean Hepburn Ferrer
17 July 1960, Swiss
Film Producer
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author