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.
John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi

31 January 1973

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

Stephen KingStephen King

21 September 1947

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham

19 June 1964

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

Philip RothPhilip Roth

19 March 1933

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe

02 March 1931

Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

David ArquetteDavid Arquette

08 September 1971

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

Guy FieriGuy Fieri

22 January 1968

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox

09 July 1987

Ben CarsonBen Carson

18 September 1951

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald

24 July 1900

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

Langston HughesLangston Hughes

01 February 1902

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt

20 February 1924

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

Angela Davis Angela Davis

26 January 1944

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury

22 August 1920

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac

12 March 1922

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams

26 March 1911

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder

07 February 1867

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

Oliver StoneOliver Stone

15 September 1946

Elie WieselElie Wiesel

30 September 1928

Noah BaumbachNoah Baumbach

03 September 1969