Writers Whose First Name Starts With R

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with R. The list includes people like Rosario Dawson, Rabindranath Tagore, Roald Dahl, Richard Ayoade, Rudyard Kipling 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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl
35
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: One of the World's Greatest Authors
Birthdate: September 13, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales
Died: November 23, 1990
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 2 Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson
19
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling
11
Famous As: Journalist, Poet & Novelist
Birthdate: December 30, 1865
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: January 18, 1936

 4 Rumi

Rumi
25
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Persian Poet
Birthdate: September 30, 1207
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Balkh, Afghanistan
Died: December 17, 1273

 5 Robert Frost

Robert Frost
21
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29, 1963

 6 R. L. Stine

R. L. Stine
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

 7 Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
34
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: August 7, 1941
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 8 Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Evolutionary Biologist
Birthdate: March 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin
10
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan
17
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 11 Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: July 1, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson
7
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 13, 1850
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: December 3, 1894

 13 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson
10
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882

 14 Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury
5
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States
Died: June 5, 2012

 15 Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond
7
Famous As: Blogger
Birthdate: January 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 16 Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond
139
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kasauli
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade
15
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Whipps Cross
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 18 Robert Burns

Robert Burns
10
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet and Lyricist widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide.
Birthdate: January 25, 1759
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1796

 19 Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond
3
Famous As: Television presenter best known for co-hosting the BBC Two motoring programme Top Gear from 2002 until 2015
Birthdate: December 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Solihull, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Rod Serling

Rod Serling
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975

 21 R. K. Narayan

R. K. Narayan
70
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 10, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Died: May 13, 2001

 22 Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki
13
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Rich Global LLC
Birthdate: April 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: HHilo, Hawaii, United States

 23 Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer
4
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader
11
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 25 Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Marine biologist
Birthdate: May 27, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springdale
Died: April 14, 1964

 26 Rob Brydon

Rob Brydon
2
Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Comedian, Autobiographer
Birthdate: May 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baglan, Neath Port Talbot
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 27 Robert A. Heinlein

Robert A. Heinlein
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Writer
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Butler, Missouri, United States
Died: May 8, 1988

 28 Reginald VelJohnson

Reginald VelJohnson
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 29 Ron White

Ron White
1
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fritch, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 30 Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash
4
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

 31 Robert Browning

Robert Browning
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Playwright
Birthdate: May 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Camberwell
Died: December 12, 1889

 32 Rainer Maria Rilke

Rainer Maria Rilke
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Novelist widely recognized as one of the most lyrically intense German-language poets.
Birthdate: December 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: December 29, 1926

 33 Rick Steves

Rick Steves
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Travel writer
Birthdate: May 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 Rachel Khoo

Rachel Khoo
4
Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Cook
Birthdate: August 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Croydon, United Kingdom

 35 Ruth Westheimer

Ruth Westheimer
10
Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: June 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karlstadt am Main, Germany
Height: 4'7" (140 cm)

 36 Ruth Gordon

Ruth Gordon
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 28, 1985
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)

 37 Robert Graysmith

Robert Graysmith
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States

 38 Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Writer, Public Speaker
Birthdate: June 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Hawkesbury
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 39 Richard Wright

Richard Wright
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Roxie, Mississippi, United States
Died: November 28, 1960

 40 Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist and Screenwriter
Birthdate: July 23, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: March 26, 1959

 41 Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

 42 Robert Stroud

Robert Stroud
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: November 21, 1963
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 43 Robert Owen

Robert Owen
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 14, 1771
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales
Died: November 17, 1858

 44 Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 45 Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Steiner
5
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: February 27, 1861
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Donji Kraljevec, Croatia
Died: March 30, 1925

 46 Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers
1
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer – First Person To Win EGOT
Birthdate: June 28, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arverne, New York, United States
Died: December 30, 1979

 47 Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: November 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France
Died: March 25, 1980

 48 Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Pulp Fiction Writer
Birthdate: January 22, 1906
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Peaster
Died: June 11, 1936

 49 Richard Cabral

Richard Cabral
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Died: June 11, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)