Writers Whose First Name Starts With H

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with H. The list includes people like Helen Keller, H. P. Lovecraft, Hunter S. Thompson, Haruki Murakami, Henry Rollins and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with H includes people from United States, Germany, England, France and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Helen Keller
(American Author and First Deaf-Blind Person to Earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree)
Helen Keller
69
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Alabama, United States
Died: June 1, 1968
 2 
Homer
(Author)
Homer
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0928 BC
Birthplace: Ionia, Greece
 3 
Harper Lee
(Novelist)
Harper Lee
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19, 2016
 4 
H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 15, 1937
 5 
H. G. Wells
(British Author Who Has Been Called the 'Father of Science Fiction')
H. G. Wells
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1866
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kent, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 13, 1946
 6 
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
(Crown Prince of Dubai )
Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
53
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 14, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 7 
Hans Christian Andersen
(Danish Author Best Remembered for His Literary Fairy Tales)
Hans Christian Andersen
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 2, 1805
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Odense, Denmark
Died: August 4, 1875
 8 
Hunter S. Thompson
(Journalist and Author)
Hunter S. Thompson
30
Birthdate: July 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 20, 2005
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 9 
Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')
Henry David Thoreau
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 6, 1862
 10 
Haruki Murakami
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Herman Melville
(Novelist & Short Story Writer of the American Renaissance Period Best Known for His Works 'Moby-Dick' & 'Typee')
Herman Melville
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 1, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 28, 1891
 12 
Henry Rollins
(Lead Vocalist of Los Angeles Hardcore Group 'Black Flag')
Henry Rollins
4
Birthdate: February 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Harriet Beecher Stowe
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 14, 1811
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1896
 14 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(First American poet to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: March 24, 1882
 15 
Henry James
(British Author Who is Regarded as a Key Transitional Figure Between Literary Realism and Literary Modernism)
Henry James
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1843
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York City, United States
Died: February 28, 1916
 16 
Hermann Hesse
(Poet, Novelist & Painter Who Won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Hermann Hesse
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 2, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calw, Germany
Died: August 9, 1962
 17 
Henrik Ibsen
(Norwegian-Danish Playwright and Theatre Director)
Henrik Ibsen
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1828
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skien, Telemark, Norway
Died: May 23, 1906
 18 
Hannah Arendt
(One of the Most Influential Political Theorists of the 20th Century)
Hannah Arendt
2
Birthdate: October 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Linden - Mitte, Hanover, Germany
Died: December 4, 1975
 19 
Hill Harper
6
Birthdate: May 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Hal Moore
(Former lieutenant colonel in command of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, at the Battle of Ia Drang in 1965, during the American War in Vietnam)
Hal Moore
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bardstown, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 10, 2017
 21 
Helena Blavatsky
(Russian Writer and Co-Founder of the 'Theosophical Society')
Helena Blavatsky
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dnipro, Ukraine
Died: May 8, 1891
 22 
Harlan Ellison
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: June 28, 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Horace
(Roman poet)
Horace
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 0065
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venosa, Italy
Died: November 27, 0008
 24 
Harold Pinter
(Playwright, Screenwriter)
Harold Pinter
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metropolitan Borough of Hackney
Died: December 24, 2008
 25 
Henry Graham Greene
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berkhamsted, England
Died: April 3, 1991
 26 
Heather Thomas
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 27 
Hafez
(14th Century Persian Lyric Poet)
Hafez
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1325 AD
Birthplace: Shiraz, Iran
Died: 1390 AD
 28 
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
(Indian Poet and Writer of the 'Nayi Kavita Literary Movement' Best Known for His Early Work 'Madhushala')
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: January 18, 2003
 29 
Honoré de Balzac
(French Novelist and Playwright Known for His Magnum Opus 'La Comédie humaine')
Honoré de Balzac
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1799
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tours, France
Died: August 18, 1850
 30 
H. L. Mencken
(One of the Greatest and Most Influential American Literary Critic in the 1920s)
H. L. Mencken
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 29, 1956
Henry Valentine Miller
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorkville, Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 7, 1980
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Hugh Downs
(Broadcaster)
Hugh Downs
1
Birthdate: February 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: July 1, 2020
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 33 
Herbert Lom
(Czech Actor Renowned For His Versatility)
Herbert Lom
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: September 27, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Hesiod
(Ancient Greek Poet and Philosopher)
Hesiod
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0750 AD
Birthplace: Aliağa, İzmir, Turkey
 35 
Homer Hickam
(Aerospace Engineer)
Homer Hickam
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: February 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Coalwood, West Virginia, United States
 36 
Howard Zinn
(Historian)
Howard Zinn
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Howard Ashman
(Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director)
Howard Ashman
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 1991
 38 
Heinrich Heine
(German Poet & Literary Critic Know for His Works 'Germany. A Winter's Tale' and 'Buch der Lieder')
Heinrich Heine
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Düsseldorf, Germany
Died: February 17, 1856
 39 
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
(Literary Critic and Scholar Who Became Popular for His Pioneering Theories of African and African-American Literature)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
5
Birthdate: September 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Keyser, West Virginia, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 40 
Humayun Ahmed
(One of the Most Influential Writers in Bangladesh History)
Humayun Ahmed
6
Birthdate: November 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Netrokona District, Bangladesh
Died: July 19, 2012
 41 
Henry Lawson
(Writer)
Henry Lawson
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 17, 1867
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Grenfell
Died: September 2, 1922
 42 
H. Rider Haggard
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradenham, England
Died: May 14, 1925
 43 
Henry Ward Beecher
(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)
Henry Ward Beecher
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 24, 1813
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S
Died: March 8, 1887
 44 
Henryk Sienkiewicz
(Polish Writer Who Won the '1905 Nobel Prize in Literature')
Henryk Sienkiewicz
1
Birthdate: May 5, 1846
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wola Okrzejska, Poland
Died: November 15, 1916
 45 
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
(German Polymath and Occult Writer Known for His Book 'Three Books of Occult Philosophy')
Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 14, 1486
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: February 18, 1535
 46 
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
(Indian Poet and Educator Who Disseminate Western Learning and Science Among the Young Men of Bengal)
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 18, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kolkata, India
Died: December 26, 1831
 47 
Harold Robbins
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 21, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 14, 1997
 48 
Harry Turtledove
(American Author Best Known for His Works: 'Southern Victory', 'Worldwar' and 'Crosstime Traffic')
Harry Turtledove
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 49 
Henning Mankell
(Best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander)
Henning Mankell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 5, 2015
 50 
Harriet Martineau
(First female sociologist)
Harriet Martineau
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1802
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Norwich, Norfolk, England
Died: June 27, 1876