List of famous American writers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

Charlotte, North Carolina

Scorpio

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

New York City, US

Capricorn

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi

31 January 1973

Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Aquarius

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Newton

Libra

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

The Bronx, New York City

Sagittarius

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Knoxville

Aries

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

02 July 1961

Oak Park

Cancer

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

17 April 1790

Boston, Massachusetts Bay

Capricorn

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

01 June 1968

Tuscumbia

Cancer

Stephen KingStephen King

21 September 1947

Portland, Maine

Virgo

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

28 May 2014

St. Louis

Aries

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

The Bronx

Cancer

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham

19 June 1964

Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S.

Gemini

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Pisces

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Scorpio

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

07 October 1849

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Capricorn

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

03 July 1971

Melbourne, Florida, U.S.

Sagittarius

Candace Cameron BureCandace Cameron Bure

06 April 1976

Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States

Aries

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

21 April 1910

Florida

Sagittarius

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Staten Island, New York, United States

Taurus

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Miami, Florida, U.S.

Pisces

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Austin, Texas, United States

Scorpio

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States

Gemini

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Waco

Leo

David ArquetteDavid Arquette

08 September 1971

Bentonville, Virginia, U.S.

Virgo

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

21 December 1940

Saint Paul

Libra

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

06 March 1982

Saint Petersburg

Aquarius

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

01 December 1987

Harlem

Leo

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Brooklyn

Cancer

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

15 March 1937

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Leo

Francis Ford CoppolaFrancis Ford Coppola

07 April 1939

Detroit

Aries

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

California

Pisces

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

27 July 2017

Fort Sheridan, Illinois, United States

Scorpio

Guy FieriGuy Fieri

22 January 1968

Columbus, Ohio, United States

Aquarius

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

New York City

Cancer

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

Virgo

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

10 February 2005

Harlem, New York City, United States

Libra

Langston HughesLangston Hughes

01 February 1902

22 May 1967

Joplin, Missouri, United States

Aquarius

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

11 February 1963

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Scorpio

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

Cancer

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

Cornell Medical Center Hospital, New York City, New York, U.S.

Sagittarius

Ruth GrahamRuth Graham

10 June 1920

14 June 2007

Qingjiang, Kiangsu, China

Gemini

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

Libra

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs

17 May 1978

Oregon, United States

Taurus

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald

24 July 1900

10 March 1948

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Leo

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt

20 February 1924

Manhattan, New York

Pisces

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

Glasgow, Scotland

Virgo

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

New York City, United States

Sagittarius

Harper LeeHarper Lee

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

Taurus

Angela Davis Angela Davis

26 January 1944

Birmingham

Aquarius

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

06 April 1992

Petrovichi, Russian SFSR

Capricorn

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Pisces

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

16 November 1973

Chislehurst, Kent, England

Capricorn

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

San Francisco, California, United States

Aries

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Bogotá, Colombia

Cancer

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

20 December 1968

Salinas

Pisces

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

15 May 1886

Amherst

Sagittarius

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

04 September 2014

Brooklyn

Gemini

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox

09 July 1987

Seattle

Cancer

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

Scorpio

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

Capricorn

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

04 January 1965

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Libra

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

29 January 1963

San Francisco, California,, United States

Aries

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

04 November 2008

Chicago

Libra

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

New York City

Cancer

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

Los Angeles

Pisces

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

New York City

Capricorn

Dan BrownDan Brown

22 June 1964

Exeter, New Hampshire U.S

Cancer

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

09 March 1994

Andernach

Leo

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

Cancer

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

New York City

Cancer

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson

25 May 1803

27 April 1882

U.S.

Gemini

Douglas AdamsDouglas Adams

11 March 1952

11 May 2001

Cambridge

Pisces

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder

07 February 1867

10 February 1957

Pepin

Aquarius

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

26 March 1892

U.S.

Gemini

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac

12 March 1922

21 October 1969

Lowell

Pisces

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

22 November 1963

Godalming

Leo

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Capricorn

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams

26 March 1911

25 February 1983

Columbus, Mississippi, United States

Aries

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

01 October 2013

Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America

Aries

Thomas PaineThomas Paine

29 January 1737

08 June 1809

Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

Aquarius