Writers Whose First Name Starts With L

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with L. The list includes people like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lea Michele, Lauren Graham, Larry David, Leonard Cohen and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with L includes people from United States, England, France, Germany and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(Actor, Singer-songwriter)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
96
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Leo Tolstoy
(One of the Greatest Authors of All Time)
Leo Tolstoy
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 9, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia
Died: November 20, 1910
 3 
Lauren Graham
(Actress and Author Best Known for Her Role as ‘Lorelai Gilmore’ in the TV Series ‘Gilmore Girls’)
Lauren Graham
31
Birthdate: March 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Leonard Cohen
(One of the Most Accomplished Canadian Folk-Rock Singer-Songwriters of His Generation)
Leonard Cohen
21
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Westmount, Canada
Died: November 7, 2016
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
Laura Ingalls Wilder
(American Author Known for Her Children's Book Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Laura Ingalls Wilder
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pepin County, Wisconsin, United States
Died: February 10, 1957
 6 
Louisa May Alcott
25
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1832
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germantown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 6, 1888
 7 
Lewis Carroll
(English Author Best Known for His Works: ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ & Its Sequel ‘Through the Looking-Glass’)
Lewis Carroll
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 27, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1898
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
29
Birthdate: July 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Lea Michele
(Actress and Singer Known for Role as ‘Rachel Berry’ on the Fox Series ‘Glee’)
Lea Michele
27
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 10 
Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)
Langston Hughes
30
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: May 22, 1967
 11 
Linda McCartney
(American Photographer, Musician, Animal Rights Activist and Vegetarian Cook Book Author)
Linda McCartney
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: April 17, 1998
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Leslie Jordan
(Writer and TV actor who received an Emmy Award for his role as Beverley Leslie on the hit series Will & Grace in 2006)
Leslie Jordan
10
Birthdate: April 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
 13 
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of ‘Apple’ Co-Founder Steve Jobs)
Lisa Brennan-Jobs
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oregon, United States
 14 
Lord Byron
(One of the Greatest English Poets of the 19th Century and a Leading Figure of the Romantic Movement)
Lord Byron
32
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1824
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Lucy Hawking
(Journalist, Novelist, Writer)
Lucy Hawking
7
Birthdate: November 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 16 
Leslie Jones
(Comedian)
Leslie Jones
35
Birthdate: September 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Laura Bush
(Wife of Former US President George W. Bush and First Lady of the United States (2001 - 2009))
Laura Bush
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New London, Canada
Died: April 24, 1942
 19 
Leigh Anne Tuohy
(Interior Designer, Entrepreneur, Writer)
Leigh Anne Tuohy
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Lady Colin Campbell
(British Jamaican Socialite, TV Personality and Author Who Has Published Books About the British Royal Family)
Lady Colin Campbell
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica
 21 
L. Frank Baum
(Best Known for His Children's Books Like 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and its Sequels)
L. Frank Baum
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chittenango, New York, United States
Died: May 6, 1919
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Lewis Black
(Comedian)
Lewis Black
7
Birthdate: August 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
 23 
Louis Theroux
(Documentary Filmmaker, Journalist, Broadcaster and Podcaster)
Louis Theroux
9
Birthdate: May 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
Les Gold
(Pawnbroker)
Les Gold
3
Birthdate: June 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Liu Xiaobo
6
Birthdate: December 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Changchun, China
Died: July 13, 2017
 26 
Louis L’Amour
(Novelist)
Louis L’Amour
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 10, 1988
 27 
Lee Child
(Author)
Lee Child
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coventry, England
 28 
Les Claypool
(Bassist, Singer, Songwriter)
Les Claypool
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Richmond
 29 
Lee Israel
(American Author Known for Committing Literary Forgery)
Lee Israel
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 2014
 30 
Lorraine Hansberry
(Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter, Playwright, Human rights activist)
Lorraine Hansberry
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 12, 1965
 31 
Linda Lee Cadwell
(Widow of Bruce Lee & Author of the Bruce Lee Biography 'Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew')
Linda Lee Cadwell
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States
 32 
Louis L'Amour
(Novelist)
Louis L'Amour
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 22, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 10, 1988
 33 
Louise Hay
(Writer)
Louise Hay
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 30, 2017
 34 
Lilli Palmer
(Actress)
Lilli Palmer
2
Birthdate: May 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
Died: January 27, 1986
 35 
Li Bai
(Poet)
Li Bai
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 0701
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Suiye, Tang Empire (now Chuy Region, Kyrgyzstan)
Died: November 30, 0762
 36 
Lois Lowry
(Writer)
Lois Lowry
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
 37 
Lawrence Durrell
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jalandhar
Died: November 7, 1990
 38 
Livy
(Roman Historian)
Livy
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0059 BC
Birthplace: Padua, Italy
Died: 0017 BC
 39 
Louise Penny
(Canadian Author of Mystery Novels Set in the Canadian Province of Quebec)
Louise Penny
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 40 
Luchino Visconti
(Theatre director, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer)
Luchino Visconti
1
Birthdate: November 2, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Milan
Died: March 17, 1976
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
Luann de Lesseps
(TV personality, Singer)
Luann de Lesseps
0
Birthdate: May 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 42 
Lillian Hellman
(Dramatist and Screenwriter)
Lillian Hellman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 20, 1905
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: June 30, 1984
 43 
Lorenzo Music
(Actor, Producer)
Lorenzo Music
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: August 4, 2001
 44 
Luigi Pirandello
(Italian Playwright and Novelist & Winner of 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Luigi Pirandello
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1867
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Agrigento, Italy
Died: December 10, 1936
 45 
Leigh Bardugo
(Young adult author known for her New York Times Bestseller Six of Crows)
Leigh Bardugo
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 6, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
 46 
Larry McMurtry
(Novelist)
Larry McMurtry
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Archer City, Texas, U.S.
Died: March 25, 2021
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Lucretius
(Roman Poet and Philosopher)
Lucretius
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0099 BC
Birthplace: Ancient Rome
Died: 0055 BC
 48 
Leonard Maltin
(Journalist, Art historian, Film critic, Screenwriter, Writer, University teacher)
Leonard Maltin
0
Birthdate: December 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Laxmi Prasad Devkota
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kathmandu, Nepal
Died: September 14, 1959
 50 
Lise Mayer
(screenwriter)
Lise Mayer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago