Writers Whose First Name Starts With N

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with N. The list includes people like Neil Gaiman, Noam Chomsky, Nostradamus, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Niccolò Machiavelli and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with N includes people from United States, England, Russia, India and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
(American Astrophysicist, Planetary Scientist and Science Communicator)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
39
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Niccolò Machiavelli
(Diplomat & Philosopher Best Known for His Political Treatise 'The Prince')
Niccolò Machiavelli
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1469
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: June 22, 1527
 3 
Noam Chomsky
(A Major Figure in Analytic Philosophy Who is Also Known as 'The Father of Modern Linguistics')
Noam Chomsky
52
Birthdate: December 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 4 
Nostradamus
(French Astrologer and Physician Best Known for His Book 'Les Prophéties')
Nostradamus
12
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 21, 1503
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France
Died: July 2, 1566
 5 
Neil Gaiman
(Best Known for His Comic Book Series ‘The Sandman’ and Novels: ‘The Graveyard Book’ and ‘Stardust’)
Neil Gaiman
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
23
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 19, 1864
 8 
Nicholas Sparks
(Novelist Known for His Best-Selling Tales of Romance and Heartbreak Like 'The Notebook' & 'Dear John')
Nicholas Sparks
9
Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 9 
Nora Ephron
(Screenwriter, Producer, Director)
Nora Ephron
3
Birthdate: May 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: June 26, 2012
 10 
Nicolle Wallace
(American Television Host and Former White House Communications Director (2005 - 2006))
Nicolle Wallace
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange County, California, United States
 11 
Neil Simon
(Playwright & Screenwriter)
Neil Simon
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York
Died: August 26, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Napoleon Hill
(Writer of personal-success literature)
Napoleon Hill
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pound, Virginia
Died: November 8, 1970
 13 
Norman Mailer
(Author of 'The Naked and the Dead', 'Armies of the Night' and 'The Executioner's Song')
Norman Mailer
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 10, 2007
 14 
Nikolai Gogol
(Playwright)
Nikolai Gogol
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine
Died: March 4, 1852
 15 
Nizamuddin Auliya
(One of the Famous Sufis from the South Asian Subcontinent)
Nizamuddin Auliya
26
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 9, 1238
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budaun, India
Died: April 3, 1325
 16 
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
(Essayist and Mathematical Statistician Best Known for His Books: ‘The Black Swan’ and ‘Antifragile’)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
4
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Amioun, Lebanon
 17 
Nadiya Hussain
(British Celebrity Chef and Winner of the Sixth Season of 'The Great British Bake Off')
Nadiya Hussain
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
 18 
Noah Baumbach
(Filmmaker)
Noah Baumbach
2
Birthdate: September 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Noah Webster
(Lexicographer)
Noah Webster
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1758
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: May 28, 1843
 20 
N. K. Jemisin
(Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer Known for Her 'Inheritance' Trilogy)
N. K. Jemisin
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States
 21 
Naomi Klein
(Canadian Author and Activist Best Known for Her Books: ‘No Logo’, ‘The Shock Doctrine’ and ‘This Changes Everything’)
Naomi Klein
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 22 
Naguib Mahfouz
(Novelist)
Naguib Mahfouz
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: August 30, 2006
 23 
Nikos Kazantzakis
(One of the Most Important Figures of Modern Greek Literature, Best Known for His Work 'Zorba the Greek')
Nikos Kazantzakis
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1883
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Heraklion, Greece
Died: October 26, 1957
 24 
Nestor Makhno
(Ukrainian Anarchist Revolutionary and the Commander of the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine)
Nestor Makhno
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hulyaipole, Ukraine
Died: July 25, 1934
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 25 
Nancy Mitford
(English Novelist and Biographer Who is Known for Writing Popular Historical Biographies)
Nancy Mitford
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: June 30, 1973
 26 
Nigel Planer
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, England
 27 
Nikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)
Nikki Giovanni
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knoxville
 28 
Nadine Gordimer
(Writer, Political Activist)
Nadine Gordimer
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Transvaal, South Africa
Died: July 13, 2014
 29 
Nizami Ganjavi
3
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 1141 AD
Birthplace: Ganja, Azerbaijan
Died: 1209 AD
 30 
Nicholas Pileggi
(Writer, Screenwriter, Film producer, Journalist)
Nicholas Pileggi
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
 31 
Nizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)
Nizar Qabbani
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: April 30, 1998
 32 
Neale Donald Walsch
(Spiritual Author)
Neale Donald Walsch
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
 33 
Nick Castle
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Writer, Film actor)
Nick Castle
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles
 34 
Nizam al-Mulk
(scientist, writer)
Nizam al-Mulk
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1018
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 14, 1092
 35 
Neville Lancelot Goddard
(Barbadian author who wrote on the Bible, mysticism, and self-help.)
Neville Lancelot Goddard
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1905
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Died: October 1, 1972
 36 
Nacho Vidal
(Spanish Pornographic Actor, Director and Producer)
Nacho Vidal
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mataró, Spain
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Nagarjuna
(Philosopher)
Nagarjuna
2
Birthdate: 0150 AD
Birthplace: Andhra Pradesh, India
Died: 0250 AD
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Novalis
(German Romantic Poet and Philosopher Known for His Poems ‘Hymns to the Night’ and ‘Spiritual Songs’)
Novalis
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1772
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wiederstedt, Germany
Died: March 25, 1801
 39 
Nick Joaquin
(Filipino Journalist and Writer)
Nick Joaquin
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manila
Died: April 29, 2004
 40 
Nabaneeta Dev Sen
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died: November 7, 2019
 41 
Norman Maclean
(Novelist, Journalist, Writer, University teacher)
Norman Maclean
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Clarinda
Died: August 2, 1990
 42 
Norris McWhirter
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winchmore Hill, Middlesex, England
Died: April 19, 2004
 43 
Northrop Frye
(Literary theorist and philosopher who was best remembered for being one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.)
Northrop Frye
0
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sherbrooke, Canada
Died: January 23, 1991
 44 
Nick Hornby
(Author & Editor)
Nick Hornby
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Redhill
 45 
Naim Frasheri
(Historian)
Naim Frasheri
1
Birthdate: May 25, 1846
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fraşer, Yanya Eyalet, Ottoman Empire (now Frashër, Albania)
Died: October 20, 1900
 46 
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
(Writer and Academic who writes primarily in Gikuyu)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kamiriithu, Kenya
 47 
Norman Lindsay
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: November 21, 1969
 48 
Nikolai Tolstoy
(Historian, Non-fiction writer)
Nikolai Tolstoy
2
Birthdate: June 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
 49 
Nasser Hussain
(Cricketer)
Nasser Hussain
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madras, India
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 50 
Nathanael West
(Novelist)
Nathanael West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: December 22, 1940