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 Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Richard Belzer, Roald Dahl, Rosario Dawson, Robert Maxwell 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
69
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
48
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
50
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: December 17, 1273
 4 
Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29, 1963
 5 
Rudyard Kipling
(Journalist, Poet & Novelist)
Rudyard Kipling
39
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936
 6 
Richard Wagner
(Known for His Operas and Music Dramas ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’)
Richard Wagner
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1813
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
Died: February 13, 1883
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
R. L. Stine
(American Novelist Who was Best Known for His Horror Books for Children)
R. L. Stine
26
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
 8 
Rick Riordan
(Author)
Rick Riordan
28
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882
 10 
Robert Louis Stevenson
(Author of Famous Novels: 'Treasure Island' and 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde')
Robert Louis Stevenson
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: December 3, 1894
 11 
Regis Philbin
(Actor)
Regis Philbin
18
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Richard Dawkins
(British Evolutionary Biologist Who Contends that a Supernatural Creator Almost Certainly Does Not Exist)
Richard Dawkins
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
7
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975
 15 
Richard Ayoade
29
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whipps Cross
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
Richard Hammond
(Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015)
Richard Hammond
9
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Rabindranath Tagore
68
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
 18 
Richard Belzer
(Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author)
Richard Belzer
6
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Ree Drummond
(Blogger)
Ree Drummond
19
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 20 
Robert Burns
(Poet and Lyricist widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.)
Robert Burns
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 25, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1796
 21 
Robert Kiyosaki
(Businessman, Author and Founder of 'Rich Global LLC' and the 'Rich Dad Company')
Robert Kiyosaki
21
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hilo, Hawaii, United States
 22 
Rosanne Cash
(Country Singer-Songwriter Known for Her Breakout Single 'Seven Year Ache')
Rosanne Cash
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
 23 
Rachel Carson
(Marine biologist)
Rachel Carson
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964
 24 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
7
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8, 1988
 25 
Ralph Nader
(American Lawyer and Politician Known for His Involvement in Consumer Protection and Environmentalism)
Ralph Nader
15
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
17
Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 27 
Ron White
(Stand-up Comedian)
Ron White
6
Birthdate: December 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fritch, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Ruth Gordon
(Actress)
Ruth Gordon
6
Birthdate: October 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28, 1985
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 29 
Rainer Maria Rilke
(Austrian Poet and Novelist Known for His Poetry Collections ‘Duino Elegies’ and ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’)
Rainer Maria Rilke
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
Died: December 29, 1926
 30 
Robert Browning
(Poet & Playwright)
Robert Browning
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889
 31 
Rob Brydon
(Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Autobiographer)
Rob Brydon
6
Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baglan, Neath Port Talbot
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 32 
Rick Steves
(Travel writer)
Rick Steves
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Robin Sharma
(Writer, Public Speaker)
Robin Sharma
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Hawkesbury
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 34 
Ruskin Bond
(Writer)
Ruskin Bond
321
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kasauli
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 35 
Raymond Chandler
(Novelist and Screenwriter)
Raymond Chandler
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1959
 36 
Richard Hatch
3
Birthdate: May 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Died: February 7, 2017
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
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
 38 
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)
 39 
Rachel Khoo
7
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom
 40 
R. K. Narayan
(Indian Author Known for His known for His Work Set in the Fictional South Indian Town of Malgudi)
R. K. Narayan
113
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001
 41 
Robert M. Gates
(Politician)
Robert M. Gates
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
 42 
Richard Rodgers
(Composer – First Person To Win EGOT)
Richard Rodgers
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arverne, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 1979
 43 
Robert Graves
(Poet & Novelist)
Robert Graves
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 24, 1895
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wimbledon, England
Died: December 7, 1985
 44 
Richard Wright
(Novelist)
Richard Wright
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28, 1960
 45 
Robert E. Howard
(Pulp Fiction Writer)
Robert E. Howard
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936
 46 
Roland Barthes
(French Literary Theorist Best Known for His Essay Collection 'Mythologies' and His Essay 'The Death of the Author')
Roland Barthes
5
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Died: March 25, 1980
 47 
Rory Stewart
(British Politician Who Served as Minister in Theresa May's Cabinet)
Rory Stewart
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: British Hong Kong
 48 
Robert Owen
(Welsh Philanthropist and a Founder of 'Utopian Socialism' and the 'Cooperative' Movement)
Robert Owen
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17, 1858
 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 
Ronnie Corbett
(Comedian, Author, Writer, Film actor, Stage actor, Cabaret artist, Aviator)
Ronnie Corbett
4
Birthdate: December 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: March 31, 2016
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)