Writers Whose First Name Starts With J

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with J. The list includes people like Justine Musk, J. K. Rowling, John Mulaney, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jordan Belfort and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with J includes people from United States, England, France, Germany and other countries all over the world.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
J. K. Rowling
(Author of Children's Fantasy Series, 'Harry Potter')

J. K. Rowling
121
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yate, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 2 
J. R. R. Tolkien
(Author of 'The Hobbit' & 'The Lord of the Rings')

J. R. R. Tolkien
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973

 3 
Jamie Lee Curtis
(Actress, Author)

Jamie Lee Curtis
38
Birthdate: November 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 4 
Jane Austen
(Novelist)

Jane Austen
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: July 18, 1817
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 5 
John Locke
(Philosopher)

John Locke
22
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704

Jose Rizal
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896

 7 
John Mulaney
(Comedian)

John Mulaney
34
Birthdate: August 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 8 
Jesse Eisenberg
(Known for Playing Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg in Biographical Drama 'The Social Network')

Jesse Eisenberg
21
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 9 

James Baldwin
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987

 10 
Jordan Belfort
(Author of 'The Wolf of Wall Street')

Jordan Belfort
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
15
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2, 1778

 12 
Jewel
(Singer-Songwriter)

Jewel
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 13 
John Green
(Author, Vlogger)

John Green
64
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 
Jack London
(Novelist & Journalist)

Jack London
12
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916

 15 
Jules Verne
(Novelist)

Jules Verne
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24, 1905

 16 

John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968

 17 

James Patterson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States

 18 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Novelist Best Known for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', the First Novel of The Sturm Und Drang Movement)

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 22, 1832

 19 
Joan Collins
(Actress)

Joan Collins
13
Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 20 
James Joyce
(One of the Most Influential Writers of the 20th Century)

James Joyce
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rathgar, Ireland
Died: January 13, 1941

 21 
Joel McHale
(Comedian, Actor)

Joel McHale
7
Birthdate: November 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 22 

John Keats
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821

 23 

Jeff Daniels
15
Birthdate: February 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 24 
John Grisham
(American writer)

John Grisham
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 

Jocko Willink
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 26 
Jack Kerouac
(Novelist, Poet)

Jack Kerouac
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 21, 1969

 27 

J. D. Salinger
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010

 28 

John Milton
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1608
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: November 8, 1674

 29 

Jackie Gleason
8
Birthdate: February 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bushwick, New York, United States
Died: June 24, 1987

 30 
Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)

Jean-Paul Sartre
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980

 31 
Joyce Meyer
(Author)

Joyce Meyer
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis

 32 
Jonathan Swift
(Satirist & Author of 'Gulliver's Travels',' A Tale of a Tub' and 'A Modest Proposal')

Jonathan Swift
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745

 33 

Joseph Conrad
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3, 1924

 34 

John Maynard Keynes
8
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946

 35 
Jenny Slate
(Actress)

Jenny Slate
7
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 36 

J. B. Smoove
7
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 37 
James Watson
(Molecular Biologist Who Co-discovered the Double Helix Structure of DNA With Francis Crick)

James Watson
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 38 

James Herriot
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995

 39 
Jane Hawking
(Writer)

Jane Hawking
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

 40 
John Stuart Mill
(Philosopher, Economist, Politician)

John Stuart Mill
5
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 8, 1873

 41 
John Cage
(Composer, Writer)

John Cage
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 12, 1992

 42 
John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)

John Ruskin
5
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900

 43 
James Avery
(Film actor)

James Avery
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 44 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)

Jack Welch
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 
Jorge Luis Borges
(Poet & Short Story Writer)

Jorge Luis Borges
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986

 46 
Jessica Seinfeld
(Cookbook Author, Wife of Jerry Seinfeld)

Jessica Seinfeld
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 
Jackie Collins
(Novelist)

Jackie Collins
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 48 
Jim Jefferies
(Stand-up comedian)

Jim Jefferies
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

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John Donne
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1572
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: March 31, 1631

 50 
John Le Carré
(Novelist)

John Le Carré
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England