Writers Whose First Name Starts With J

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with J. The list includes people like Jordan Peterson, J. K. Rowling, J. R. R. Tolkien, John Dean, 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.
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 1 
J. K. Rowling
(Author of Children's Fantasy Series, 'Harry Potter')
J. K. Rowling
172
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
37
Birthdate: January 3, 1892
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
Died: September 2, 1973
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Jamie Lee Curtis
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: 'True Lies' and the 'Halloween' Series)
Jamie Lee Curtis
49
Birthdate: November 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Jordan Peterson
(Canadian Clinical Psychologist and Author)
Jordan Peterson
76
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Jane Austen
(Novelist)
Jane Austen
26
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1775
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Died: July 18, 1817
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
John Locke
(Philosopher)
John Locke
23
Birthdate: August 29, 1632
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wrington, Somerset, England
Died: October 28, 1704
Jose Rizal
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Calamba, Laguna
Died: December 30, 1896
 8 
Jesse Eisenberg
(Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Mark Zuckerberg’ in the Film ‘The Social Network’)
Jesse Eisenberg
31
Birthdate: October 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987
 10 
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(Actress & Producer)
Jennifer Jason Leigh
19
Birthdate: February 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 11 
Jewel
(Singer-Songwriter)
Jewel
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Jordan Belfort
(Author of 'The Wolf of Wall Street')
Jordan Belfort
34
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Philosopher, Writer, & Composer)
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
22
Birthdate: June 28, 1712
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: July 2, 1778
 14 
Joan Collins
(Actress)
Joan Collins
17
Birthdate: May 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 15 
Jack Kirby
(Co-Creator of The Superhero 'Captain America' in 1940 with Joe Simon)
Jack Kirby
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 1994
 16 
John Green
(Author, Vlogger)
John Green
71
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Jules Verne
(French Author Who Was One of the Pioneers of the Modern Science Fiction Genre)
Jules Verne
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: March 24, 1905
 18 
Jack London
(Novelist & Journalist)
Jack London
14
Birthdate: January 12, 1876
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 22, 1916
 19 
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
 20 
Jeff Daniels
16
Birthdate: February 19, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968
 22 
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
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Goethe House, Frankfurt, Germany
Died: March 22, 1832
 23 
James Patterson
(American Author Known for His Thrillers, Mysteries and Romance Novels)
James Patterson
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newburgh, New York, United States
 24 
John Keats
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 31, 1795
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Died: February 23, 1821
 25 
John Grisham
(American writer)
John Grisham
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jonesboro, Arkansas
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Jean-Paul Sartre
(Novelist, Playwright, & Philosopher)
Jean-Paul Sartre
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 21, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: April 15, 1980
 27 
Joyce Meyer
(Author)
Joyce Meyer
33
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 4, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis
 28 
J. D. Salinger
(American Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Catcher in the Rye')
J. D. Salinger
18
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: January 27, 2010
 29 
Jack Kerouac
(Novelist and Poet Best Known for His Novels: ‘On the Road', ‘The Dharma Bums’ and ‘Big Sur’)
Jack Kerouac
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 21, 1969
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
John Milton
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1608
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheapside, London, England
Died: November 8, 1674
 31 
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
 32 
Junji Ito
(Japanese Horror Mangaka and Writer)
Junji Ito
6
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Gifu, Japan
 33 
John Maynard Keynes
11
Birthdate: June 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England
Died: April 21, 1946
 34 
Joseph Conrad
(Known for Short Stories and Novels Like Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness and the Secret Agent)
Joseph Conrad
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1857
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: August 3, 1924
 35 
James Herriot
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sunderland, County Durham, England
Died: February 23, 1995
 36 
J. B. Smoove
8
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 37 
John Hughes
(Filmmaker)
John Hughes
12
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Died: August 6, 2009
 38 
James Avery
(Film actor)
James Avery
4
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 31, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 39 
John Ruskin
(Art Critic and Painter)
John Ruskin
6
Birthdate: February 8, 1819
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: January 20, 1900
 40 
Jonathan Van Ness
(American Hairstylist, Podcast Host and Television Personality)
Jonathan Van Ness
16
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Quincy, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
John Stuart Mill
(The Most Influential English-Speaking Philosopher of the Nineteenth Century)
John Stuart Mill
5
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 7, 1873
 42 
John Cage
(Composer, Writer)
John Cage
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 12, 1992
 43 
Jim Cornette
(Author)
Jim Cornette
4
Birthdate: September 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
James Watson
(Molecular Biologist Who Co-discovered the Double Helix Structure of DNA With Francis Crick)
James Watson
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 45 
Jorge Luis Borges
(Short Story Writer & Essayist Best Known for His Books 'Ficciones' & 'El Aleph')
Jorge Luis Borges
13
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986
 46 
Jack Welch
(Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric)
Jack Welch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Peabody, Massachusetts, U.S
Died: March 1, 2020
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
John Le Carré
(Novelist)
John Le Carré
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 19, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poole, Dorset, England
 48 
Jane Hawking
(Writer)
Jane Hawking
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 29, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St Albans, Hertfordshire, England
 49 
James Doohan
(Screenwriter, Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Novelist, Science fiction writer)
James Doohan
5
Birthdate: March 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vancouver
Died: July 20, 2005
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Jackie Collins
(Novelist)
Jackie Collins
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England, UK
Died: September 19, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)