George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
(Screenwriter, Novelist)

20 September 1948

American

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
(Writer, Poet)

03 January 1892

British

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
(Writer)

21 July 1899

American

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
(Writer, Cartoonist)

02 March 1904

American

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Irish

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

British,Welsh

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

British

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
(Writer)

25 June 1903

British

Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
(Poet and Author)

07 May 1861

Indian

Mark TwainMark Twain
(Author and Humorist)

30 November 1835

American

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
(Novelist)

02 August 1924

American

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)

18 July 1937

American

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C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

Irish,British

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
(Author)

10 November 1960

British

David McCallumDavid McCallum
(Actor)

19 September 1933

British,American,Scottish

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
(Novelist)

24 September 1896

American

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
(Writer)

01 January 1919

American

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
(Singer-songwriter)

21 September 1934

Canadian

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VoltaireVoltaire
(Writer)

21 November 1694

French

Leo TolstoyLeo Tolstoy

09 September 1828

Russian

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
(American writer)

11 November 1922

American

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
(Author)

27 February 1902

American

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
(Author of James Bond Series)

28 May 1908

British

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
(Novelist)

12 April 1947

American

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H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
(Writer)

21 September 1866

British

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
(Author)

30 September 1924

American

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami

12 January 1949

Japanese

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
(Writer)

21 February 1962

American

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
(Poet)

16 August 1920

German,American

Alexandre DumasAlexandre Dumas

24 July 1802

French

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(Writer)

22 August 1920

American

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
(Novelist)

16 December 1928

American

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Irish

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
(Writer)

26 July 1894

British,American

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
(Writer, Nobel Laureate)

25 September 1897

American

Jules VerneJules Verne
(Writer)

08 February 1828

French

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(American writer)

08 February 1955

American

Gore VidalGore Vidal

03 October 1925

American

Marquis de SadeMarquis de Sade
(Erotic Novelist)

02 June 1740

French

Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
(Novelist, Poet)

13 November 1850

Scottish

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)

24 August 1947

Brazilian

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)

04 August 1944

American

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Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

Irish

Herman MelvilleHerman Melville

01 August 1819

American

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
(Novelist)

31 December 1965

American

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

05 February 1914

American

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

Indian

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
(Author)

11 December 1918

Russian,Russian

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(Novelist)

22 April 1899

Swiss,American,Russian

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
(Novelist & Journalist)

21 February 1962

American

Nathaniel HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
(American Novelist)

04 July 1804

American

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

Polish,Ukrainian,British

James PattersonJames Patterson
(Writer)

22 March 1947

American

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
(Actor)

31 July 1957

American

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(Novelist)

11 September 1885

British

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

08 November 1954

British

Henry JamesHenry James
(Writer)

15 April 1843

American

Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

Irish

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
(Science Fiction Writer)

07 July 1907

American

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
(Nigerian novelist)

16 November 1930

Nigerian

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(Screenwriter, Novelist)

09 December 1905

American

Philip RothPhilip Roth
(Novelist)

19 March 1933

American

Upton SinclairUpton Sinclair
(American writer)

20 September 1878

American

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

Scottish

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
(Actor)

26 March 1916

American

Honoré de BalzacHonoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright)

20 May 1799

French

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(Novelist)

04 March 1965

American

Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
(Italian Semiotician, Philosopher)

05 January 1932

Italian

E. M. ForsterE. M. Forster
(Writer)

01 January 1879

British

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
(Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director)

26 May 1970

British

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
(Novelist & Short Story Writer)

05 August 1850

French

Paul Thomas MannThomas Mann
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

06 June 1875

Swiss,German

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Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)

22 January 1906

American

William GoldingWilliam Golding
(Novelist)

19 September 1911

British

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Canadian,American

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
(Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician)

02 February 1915

Indian

Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)

23 July 1888

American

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

British

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J. B. PriestleyJ. B. Priestley
(Novelist and Playwright)

13 September 1894

British

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
(Writer)

27 May 1934

American

Maxim GorkyMaxim Gorky
(Writer & Dramatist)

28 March 1868

Russian

Edgar Rice BurroughsEdgar Rice Burroughs
(Creator of Tarzan)

01 September 1875

American

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
(Writer)

17 August 1932

British

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
(Writer)

01 April 1929

Czech,French

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
(Dramatist, Poet & Actor)

11 June 1572

British

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
(Author of Historical Novels)

23 February 1944

British

Erich Maria RemarqueErich Maria Remarque
(Novelist)

22 June 1898

German

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
(National Poet of Bangladesh)

24 May 1899

Bangladeshi,Indian

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
(Author)

07 July 1975

American

Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
(Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker)

05 July 1889

French

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
(Poet & Writer)

10 February 1890

Russian,Russian

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
(Poet)

09 August 1922

British

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

07 February 1885

American

Gustave FlaubertGustave Flaubert
(Novelist, Writer)

12 December 1821

French

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Indian

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
(Author)

20 December 1969

Swiss,British

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

American

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

Indian

Robert GravesRobert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)

24 July 1895

British