Writers Whose First Name Starts With K

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with K. The list includes people like Katherine Schwarzenegger, Ken Jennings, Kurt Vonnegut, Kazuo Ishiguro, Kabir and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with K includes people from United States, Germany, England, Japan and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Katherine Schwarzenegger
(Daughter of Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Author of Self-Help Books)
Katherine Schwarzenegger
32
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Kurt Vonnegut
(Writer Known For His Satirical and Darkly Humorous Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: April 11, 2007
 3 
Khalil Gibran
19
Birthdate: January 6, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bsharri, Lebanon
Died: April 10, 1931
 4 
Kazuo Ishiguro
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Kazuo Ishiguro
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nagasaki, Japan
 5 
Karl Pilkington
(Television Presenter, Radio Producer)
Karl Pilkington
13
Birthdate: September 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manchester
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 6 
Kyle Carpenter
(Retired U.S Marine Who is the Youngest Living 'Medal of Honor' Recipient)
Kyle Carpenter
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi, United States
 7 
Kevin McNally
3
Birthdate: April 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 8 
Kristi Yamaguchi
(Figure skater)
Kristi Yamaguchi
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 9 
Ken Kesey
(Novelist & Essayist Known for His Novels: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest’ & ‘Sometimes a Great Notion’)
Ken Kesey
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: La Junta, Colorado, United States
Died: November 10, 2001
 10 
Katherine Mansfield
(One of the Most Highly Regarded Short Story Writers of the 20th Century)
Katherine Mansfield
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 14, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington
Died: January 9, 1923
 11 
Kevin Mitnick
(Consultant)
Kevin Mitnick
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, United States
 12 
Karen Blixen
(Danish Writer Best Known for Her Works: 'Out of Africa' and 'Seven Gothic Tales')
Karen Blixen
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rungsted, Denmark
Died: September 7, 1962
 13 
Kristin Nelson
(American Primitive Painter, Actress and Author)
Kristin Nelson
6
Birthdate: June 25, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: April 27, 2018
 14 
Karen Duffy
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 15 
Kate Chopin
(Author)
Kate Chopin
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis
Died: August 22, 1904
 16 
Khaled Hosseini
(Afghan-American Novelist and Former Physician)
Khaled Hosseini
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kabul, Afghanistan
 17 
Keegan Connor Tracy
1
Birthdate: December 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Kirsten Gillibrand
(United States Senator from New York)
Kirsten Gillibrand
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: AlAlbany, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 19 
Khushwant Singh
(Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician)
Khushwant Singh
40
Birthdate: February 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hadali, British India (now in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan)
Died: March 20, 1999
 20 
Kathy Reichs
(Forensic Anthropologist Who Used Her Expertise to Write the Bestselling Crime Novel, 'Break No Bones')
Kathy Reichs
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 21 
Kevin Hagen
(Actor, Television actor)
Kevin Hagen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 3, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: July 9, 2005
 22 
Kerry Katona
(Actor, Television presenter, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer)
Kerry Katona
4
Birthdate: September 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Warrington
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Kathryn Walker
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 24 
Kingsley Amis
(Novelist)
Kingsley Amis
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 16, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clapham, London, England
Died: October 22, 1995
 25 
Ken Saro-Wiwa
(Nigerian Writer & Environmental Activist Who Led Nonviolent Campaigns Against Environmental Degradation)
Ken Saro-Wiwa
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bori, Nigeria
Died: November 10, 1995
 26 
Kazi Nazrul Islam
(One of the Greatest Poets in Bengali Literature)
Kazi Nazrul Islam
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Churulia, India
Died: August 29, 1976
 27 
Kuvempu
(Novelist)
Kuvempu
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1904
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chikkamagaluru district
Died: November 11, 1994
 28 
Kayden Kross
(Actress)
Kayden Kross
5
Birthdate: September 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 29 
Kevin Gage
(Actor)
Kevin Gage
2
Birthdate: May 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
 30 
Katharine Gun
(British Linguist and Whistle-blower )
Katharine Gun
0
Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Taiwan, Taiwan
 31 
Kay Burley
(Presenter on Sky News)
Kay Burley
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 32 
Kumar Vishwas
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pilkhuwa, Uttar Pradesh, India
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Kate O'Mara
(Actress)
Kate O'Mara
2
Birthdate: August 10, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leicester, Leicestershire, England, UK
Died: March 30, 2014
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 34 
Kathrine Switzer
(Journalist, Athletics competitor, Non-fiction writer)
Kathrine Switzer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amberg
 35 
Katherine Anne Porter
(Journalist, Essayist, Writer, Novelist)
Katherine Anne Porter
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1890
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indian Creek, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 18, 1980
 36 
Kinky Friedman
(Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist)
Kinky Friedman
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 37 
Kim Eun-sook
(Screenplay Writer)
Kim Eun-sook
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Gangneung, South Korea
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Katie Couric
(Journalist and Television Host at All of the ‘Big Three' Television Networks in the United States)
Katie Couric
22
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Arlington County, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 39 
Karl Ove Knausgard
(Norwegian Writer Known for His Six Autobiographical Novels Titled 'My Struggle')
Karl Ove Knausgard
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
 40 
Kay Thompson
(Author)
Kay Thompson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: July 2, 1998
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Kerri Kenney-Silver
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 42 
Keorapetse Kgositsile
(Poet, Journalist, Political activist)
Keorapetse Kgositsile
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: January 3, 2018
 43 
Knut Hamsun
(One of the Most Influential Norwegian Writers & Winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature.)
Knut Hamsun
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lom Municipality, Norway
Died: February 19, 1952
 44 
Kenneth Clark
(Art Historian)
Kenneth Clark
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: May 21, 1983
 45 
Katharine Lee Bates
(poet, writer, university teacher, songwriter)
Katharine Lee Bates
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Falmouth
Died: September 28, 1929
 46 
Karin Slaughter
(Novelist)
Karin Slaughter
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Georgia, United States
 47 
Ken Robinson
(Author and Speaker Best Known for Preaching Creativity in Teaching)
Ken Robinson
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 4, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Died: August 21, 2020
 48 
Karl May
(German Writer Known for His Adventure Novels Set in the American Old West)
Karl May
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 25, 1842
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Died: March 30, 1912
 49 
Kristin Hannah
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Garden Grove, California, United States U.S.A.
 50 
Kabir
(Saint and Mystic Poet)
Kabir
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Birthdate: 1440 AD
Birthplace: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 1518 AD