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

Non-fiction writers are the ones who write stories and books based on real-life facts and information as opposed to fiction. Non-fiction writers cover a wide range of topics ranging from biographies to cookbooks, from history to self-help, from travel to parenting. Non-fiction is a narrative account which presents facts and assertions that are believed by the author to be factual. Writing accurate non-fiction is a job that calls for a high level of responsibility, and writers of non-fiction need to be precise in their research for the facts. Non-fiction writers yield the power to influence their readers with their own interpretation of a real life event and thus often find themselves in the midst of controversies. When Paul R. Ehrlich wrote a book predicting the doom of mankind due to overpopulation in the 1960s he was bitterly criticized though his work became immensely popular. It was the release of a non-fiction book on evolution by Jonathan Wells that set off a fiery debate between creationists and evolutionists. With the sheer influence of their words, there is so much that non-fiction writers can achieve! Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs influenced thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs even as animal activist Peter Singer's Animal Liberation motivated millions around the world to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle. Browse on to read more about the famous non-fiction writers from all over the world.

Hoda KotbHoda Kotb
(Egyptian,American)
Natascha KampuschNatascha Kampusch
(Austrian)
Michio KakuMichio Kaku
(American)

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
(German,Polish)
Ken JenningsKen Jennings
(American)
Wilhelm ReichWilhelm Reich
(Austrian,American)

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(American)
Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
(American)
Gerhard SchröderGerhard Schröder
(German)

Erich HoneckerErich Honecker
(German)
Erich FrommErich Fromm
(German)
Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis
(Australian,Greek)

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Canadian,American)
Lawrence M. KraussLawrence M. Krauss
(American)
Louis SlotinLouis Slotin
(Canadian)

Marcel PetiotMarcel Petiot
(French)
Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
(American)
Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(American)

Helmut SchmidtHelmut Schmidt
(German)
John OsteenJohn Osteen
(American)
Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Polish,American)

Paul EkmanPaul Ekman
R. C. SproulR. C. Sproul
(American)
Kathrine SwitzerKathrine Switzer
(American)

Fred HoyleFred Hoyle
(British)
Sahra WagenknechtSahra Wagenknecht
(German)
Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
(American)

Eliphas LeviEliphas Levi
(French)
Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
(British)
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
(American)

Paul PrudhommePaul Prudhomme
(American)
Gordon AllportGordon Allport
(American)
Hilary PutnamHilary Putnam
(American)

Antony BeevorAntony Beevor
(British)
Jöns Jacob BerzeliusJöns Jacob Berzelius
(Swedish)
Joachim GauckJoachim Gauck
(German)

James BeardJames Beard
(American)
Martin SchulzMartin Schulz
(German)
Luther BurbankLuther Burbank
(American)