Books are keystones. They express volumes through their words, their pages, their covers, and their content. America has been home to many splendid writers — of enlightened minds and liberated American spirits, and of capacious verbal heritage. It is both startling and sad that so little credit has heretofore been given to the American writers, the key keepers of American culture. Across decades, from the time of the Revolution till now, America's home-bred writers have stressed on the issues and concerns of the American people and have, in turn, influenced their thinking. Kudos to these writers for producing some of the world’s great literature, essays and poetry! The literate world has acknowledged and lauded famous American writers since Thoreau and Emerson. Poets like Whitman and Emily Dickinson have inspired a whole generation of poem lovers and rank among the oft-translated poets of their time. The writing force continues, with more and more readers seeking solace in the pantheon of America’s great writers. And while America’s literary traditions are not as expansive as other cultures, its literature is as rich and enduring as any in the canon. Read the biographies to explore the timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of famous literary illuminates that America has produced.
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

Stephen KingStephen King

21 September 1947

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger

13 December 1989

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi

31 January 1973

Neil SimonNeil Simon

04 July 1927

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham

19 June 1964

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito

11 April 1973

David ArquetteDavid Arquette

08 September 1971

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox

09 July 1987

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin

20 September 1948

Guy FieriGuy Fieri

22 January 1968

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

Michael MooreMichael Moore

23 April 1954

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Mara WilsonMara Wilson

24 July 1987

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira

14 February 1978

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

Sam HarrisSam Harris

09 April 1967

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt

20 February 1924

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes

13 January 1970

Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

Joel McHaleJoel McHale

20 November 1971

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

Harper LeeHarper Lee

28 April 1926

Dan BrownDan Brown

22 June 1964

John DeanJohn Dean

14 October 1938

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick

16 December 1928

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder

07 February 1867