Writers Whose First Name Starts With P

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with P. The list includes people like Padma Lakshmi, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Paul Reubens, Peaches Geldof, Patti Smith and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with P includes people from United States, England, France, Italy and other countries all over the world.
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Paul Reubens
(Actor, Comedian & Writer Known for His Role as ‘Pee-wee Herman’ in Film ‘Pee-wee's Big Adventure’)
Paul Reubens
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Birthdate: August 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Paulo Coelho
(Brazilian lyricist)
Paulo Coelho
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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P B Shelley
(One of the Epic Poets of the 19th Century)
P B Shelley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 4, 1792
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warnham, United Kingdom
Died: July 8, 1822
 4 
Philip K. Dick
(American Science Fiction Writer)
Philip K. Dick
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 2, 1982
 5 
Pliny the Elder
(Philosopher, Writer)
Pliny the Elder
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Birthdate: 0023 AD
Birthplace: Como, Italy
Died: 0079 AD
 6 
Peaches Geldof
(British Model, Television Personality and Writer for the UK Edition of ‘Elle Girl’ Magazine)
Peaches Geldof
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Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: April 7, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 7 
Patti Smith
(Known for Her Hit Single “Because the Night”)
Patti Smith
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
(Actress and Screenwriter Best Known as the Creator, Head Writer of the BBC Sitcom ‘Fleabag’)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Pablo Neruda
(Chilean poet)
Pablo Neruda
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 12, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile
Died: September 23, 1973
 10 
Penn Jillette
(American Magician, Author and One Half of the Magician Duo 'Penn & Teller')
Penn Jillette
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 5, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Padma Lakshmi
(Indian-American Author, Model and Host of the Cooking Competition Show ‘Top Chef’)
Padma Lakshmi
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Birthdate: September 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Madras, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
Philipp Lahm
(Football player)
Philipp Lahm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 13 
Paulina Porizkova
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechoslovakia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
P. L. Travers
(Best Known as the Author of 'Mary Poppins' Series of Books)
P. L. Travers
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996
 15 
Peter Bogdanovich
1
Birthdate: July 30, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Phillis Wheatley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1753
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Africa
Died: December 5, 1784
 17 
Popcorn Sutton
(American Appalachian Moonshiner and Bootlegger)
Popcorn Sutton
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Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
Died: March 16, 2009
 18 
Pier Paolo Pasolini
(Italian Filmmaker Known for His Radical Methods, Overtly Political and Often Scandalous Content)
Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Birthdate: March 5, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: November 2, 1975
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Philip Roth
(Novelist)
Philip Roth
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: May 22, 2018
 20 
P G Wodehouse
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1881
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Guildford, England
Died: February 14, 1975
 21 
Peter Drucker
(Management Consultant)
Peter Drucker
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 19, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: November 11, 2005
 22 
Philip Larkin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Radford, Coventry, United Kingdom
Died: December 2, 1985
 23 
Pippa Middleton
(Socialite, Author)
Pippa Middleton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 6, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 24 
Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)
Peter Kropotkin
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
 25 
Paula Deen
(TV personality)
Paula Deen
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Birthdate: January 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
(Appearing in a world famous, Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph from the Vietnam War in 1972)
Phan Thi Kim Phuc
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Birthdate: April 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trảng Bàng, Vietnam
 27 
Pearl Buck
(American Writer Known for Her Novels on Chinese Lifestyle and Culture, Winner of 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Pearl Buck
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hillsboro
Died: March 6, 1973
 28 
Pliny the Younger
(Author, Lawyer)
Pliny the Younger
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0061 AD
Birthplace: Como
Died: 0112 AD
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Patricia Highsmith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: February 4, 1995
 30 
Peter Edward Cook
(Actor, Comedian, Satirist, Writer)
Peter Edward Cook
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Birthdate: November 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Torquay, Devon, England
Died: January 9, 1995
 31 
Piper Kerman
(Known for Memoir of Her Prison Experiences, ‘Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’)
Piper Kerman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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P. D. James
(Writer)
P. D. James
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 3, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oxford, England
Died: November 27, 2014
 33 
Paul Petersen
(American Actor, Novelist, Singer, and Activist)
Paul Petersen
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Birthdate: September 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glendale, California, USA
 34 
Patrick O'Brian
(Novelist)
Patrick O'Brian
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, England
Died: January 2, 2000
 35 
Peter Benchley
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: February 11, 2006
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 36 
Paula Poundstone
(Stand-up comedian)
Paula Poundstone
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Birthdate: December 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Patricia Wettig
(Actor, Playwright, Stage actor, Television actor)
Patricia Wettig
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Pamela Des Barres
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reseda, California, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Patrick Rothfuss
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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Pat Conroy
(Writer)
Pat Conroy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 26, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: March 4, 2016
Paul Auster
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Paddy Chayefsky
(Screenwriter)
Paddy Chayefsky
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 1, 1981
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Peter Handke
(One of the Most Influential and Original German-Language Writers Known for His Work 'Offending the Audience')
Peter Handke
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Griffen, Austria
 44 
Paul Verlaine
(One of the Greatest French Poets of the 19th Century)
Paul Verlaine
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Metz, France
Died: January 8, 1896
 45 
Peter Farrelly
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Peter Farrelly
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Listed In:
Birthdate: December 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Phoenixville
 46 
Paul Hellyer
(Politician, Ufologist, Writer)
Paul Hellyer
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterford, Ontario
 47 
Pindar
(Poet)
Pindar
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0518 BC
Birthplace: Cynoscephalae, Boiotia
Died: 0438 BC
 48 
Paul Prudhomme
(Chef, Restaurateur, Non-fiction writer, Businessperson)
Paul Prudhomme
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: July 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Opelousas
Died: October 8, 2015
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Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
(Author, Film director, Actor, Composer, Poet, Screenwriter)
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mumbai
Died: June 12, 2000
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Paula Pell
(Screenwriter)
Paula Pell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States