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.
Anthony BourdainAnthony Bourdain

25 June 1956

Stan LeeStan Lee

28 December 1922

John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski

20 October 1979

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway

21 July 1899

Quentin TarantinoQuentin Tarantino

27 March 1963

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi

31 January 1973

Mary-Kate OlsenMary-Kate Olsen

13 June 1986

Stephen KingStephen King

21 September 1947

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort

09 July 1962

Steve MartinSteve Martin

14 August 1945

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin

17 January 1706

Woody AllenWoody Allen

01 December 1935

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

Helen KellerHelen Keller

27 June 1880

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke

06 November 1970

Jamie Lee CurtisJamie Lee Curtis

22 November 1958

Philip RothPhilip Roth

19 March 1933

Danai GuriraDanai Gurira

14 February 1978

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe

02 March 1931

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

Emilio EstevezEmilio Estevez

12 May 1962

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

Mark TwainMark Twain

30 November 1835

Ayn RandAyn Rand

02 February 1905

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton

23 October 1942

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft

20 August 1890

Sam ShepardSam Shepard

05 November 1943

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

Amanda KnoxAmanda Knox

09 July 1987

Katherine SchwarzeneggerKatherine Schwarzenegger

13 December 1989

Guy FieriGuy Fieri

22 January 1968

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

04 March 1969

Larry DavidLarry David

02 July 1947

David ArquetteDavid Arquette

08 September 1971

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin

20 September 1948

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

Laura IngrahamLaura Ingraham

19 June 1964

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison

27 May 1934

Jennifer EspositoJennifer Esposito

11 April 1973

Tony RobbinsTony Robbins

29 February 1960

Caroline KennedyCaroline Kennedy

27 November 1957

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald

24 September 1896

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder

07 February 1867

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes

13 January 1970

Thomas JaneThomas Jane

22 February 1969

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos

07 April 1970

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov

02 January 1920

Mara WilsonMara Wilson

24 July 1987

Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier

20 February 1927

Ann CoulterAnn Coulter

08 December 1961

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

Joan RiversJoan Rivers

08 June 1933

Joe PaternoJoe Paterno

21 December 1926

Joss WhedonJoss Whedon

23 June 1964

Joel McHaleJoel McHale

20 November 1971

Billy GrahamBilly Graham

07 November 1918

Sean HannitySean Hannity

30 December 1961

Malcolm GladwellMalcolm Gladwell

03 September 1963

David McCallumDavid McCallum

19 September 1933

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

Gloria VanderbiltGloria Vanderbilt

20 February 1924

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams

18 July 1964

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

Patti SmithPatti Smith

30 December 1946

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

Carly SimonCarly Simon

25 June 1945

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

John LeguizamoJohn Leguizamo

22 July 1964

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick

16 December 1928

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

Arthur MillerArthur Miller

17 October 1915

James PattersonJames Patterson

22 March 1947

Dan BrownDan Brown

22 June 1964

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury

22 August 1920