Writers Whose First Name Starts With R

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with R. The list includes people like Rabindranath Tagore, Roald Dahl, Rosario Dawson, Ruskin Bond, Robert Frost and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with R includes people from United States, England, Germany, India and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Roald Dahl
(One of the World's Greatest Authors)
Roald Dahl
53
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: November 23, 1990
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Rosario Dawson
(Best Known for Portraying the 'Star Wars' Character 'Ahsoka Tano')
Rosario Dawson
23
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Rumi
(Persian Poet)
Rumi
38
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: December 17, 1273
 4 
Rudyard Kipling
(Journalist, Poet & Novelist)
Rudyard Kipling
27
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936
 5 
Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
41
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29, 1963
 6 
Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)
Richard Wagner
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 13, 1883
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Rabindranath Tagore
60
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
R. L. Stine
20
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 9 
Regis Philbin
14
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Richard Dawkins
(Evolutionary Biologist)
Richard Dawkins
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Rick Riordan
(Author)
Rick Riordan
22
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882
 14 
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Author of Famous Novels: 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde')
Robert Louis Stevenson
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: December 3, 1894
 15 
Richard Ayoade
18
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whipps Cross
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Ruskin Bond
(Writer)
Ruskin Bond
297
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kasauli
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 17 
Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
5
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975
 18 
Richard Hammond
(Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015)
Richard Hammond
4
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 19 
Ree Drummond
(Blogger)
Ree Drummond
11
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Richard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)
Richard Belzer
5
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 21 
Robert Kiyosaki
(Businessman, Author and Founder of 'Rich Global LLC' and the 'Rich Dad Company')
Robert Kiyosaki
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, United States
 22 
Robert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.)
Robert Burns
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1796
 23 
R. K. Narayan
107
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001
 24 
Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
 25 
Ralph Nader
(American Lawyer and Politician Known for His Involvement in Consumer Protection and Environmentalism)
Ralph Nader
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 27 
Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 28 
Ron White
(Stand-up Comedian)
Ron White
2
Birthdate: December 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fritch, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 29 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8, 1988
 30 
Rob Brydon
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Autobiographer)
Rob Brydon
4
Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baglan, Neath Port Talbot
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 31 
Robert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)
Robert Browning
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889
 32 
Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 29, 1926
 33 
Ruth Gordon
(Actress)
Ruth Gordon
4
Birthdate: October 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28, 1985
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 34 
Robin Sharma
(Writer, Public Speaker)
Robin Sharma
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Hawkesbury
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 35 
Rachel Khoo
4
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom
 36 
Raymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)
Raymond Chandler
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1959
 37 
Rick Steves
(Travel writer)
Rick Steves
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Richard Hatch
2
Birthdate: May 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: February 7, 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 39 
Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28, 1960
 40 
Robert Kirkman
(Comic Book Writer Best Known for His Works: 'Invincible', 'The Walking Dead' and 'Outcast')
Robert Kirkman
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 41 
Roland Barthes
(French Literary Theorist Best Known for His Essay Collection 'Mythologies' and His Essay 'The Death of the Author')
Roland Barthes
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Died: March 25, 1980
Robert Owen
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17, 1858
 43 
Roxane Gay
(Writer Known for Her 2014 Essay Collection 'Bad Feminist')
Roxane Gay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 44 
Robert Graysmith
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
 45 
Richard Rodgers
(Composer – First Person To Win EGOT)
Richard Rodgers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arverne, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 1979
 46 
Robert Stroud
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21, 1963
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 47 
Robert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)
Robert Graves
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, England
Died: December 7, 1985
 48 
Robert Osborne
(Actor, Television actor, Biographer, Film actor, Historian, Journalist, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film producer)
Robert Osborne
1
Birthdate: May 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Colfax
Died: March 6, 2017
 49 
Richard Cabral
(Actor, Producer and Writer Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘American Crime’)
Richard Cabral
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Russell T Davies
(Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction writer)
Russell T Davies
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)