Writers Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with W. The list includes people like William Shakespeare, Woody Allen, William Baldwin, William Wordsworth, William Blake and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with W includes people from United States, England, Germany, Canada and other countries all over the world.

William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
Woody AllenWoody Allen
01 December 1935, American
American bass guitarist

William BaldwinWilliam Baldwin
23 February 1963, American
Actor

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819, American
Poet & humanist
William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
18 July 1964, American
TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554, British
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist

Willow BayWillow Bay
28 December 1963, American
Journalist

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer

William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist
Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer
10 May 1940, American
Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker

W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880, American
 

Washington IrwingWashington Irving
03 April 1783, American
Author, Historian, Diplomat
Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
13 July 1934, Nigerian
Author, Poet, Playwright

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
18 July 1811, Indian, British
Author & Novelist
Willa CatherWilla Cather
07 December 1873, American
Author

William Orville DouglasWilliam O. Douglas
16 October 1898, American
Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 
Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

William GodwinWilliam Godwin
03 March 1756, British
Journalist
Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889, American
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Author

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879, American
Poet

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William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt
10 April 1778, British
English Writer & Literary Critic
Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
03 November 1794, American
Romantic Poet

W Clement StoneW. Clement Stone
04 May 1902, American
Businessman & Self Help Book Author

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
12 August 1937, American
Writer
William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849, British
Journalism
Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
01 September 1927, American
Author

W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet & Dramatist

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
25 January 1874, British
Novelist & Playwright

William Griffith WilsonWilliam Griffith Wilson
26 November 1895, American
Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Wilbur A. SmithWilbur A. Smith
09 January 1933, Central African
Novelist

Władysław SzpilmanWładysław Szpilman
05 December 1911, Polish
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Writer, Songwriter

William KamkwambaWilliam Kamkwamba
05 August 1987, Malawian
Inventor

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
16 February 1968, British
Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer

William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961, British
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer
William GoldmanWilliam Goldman
12 August 1931, American
Novelist

Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson
20 May 1952, American
Writer
William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
23 August 1949, American
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher,

Willard ScottWillard Scott
07 March 1934, American
Actor, Television actor, Writer

William BennettWilliam Bennett
31 July 1943, American
Politician
William Carlos WilliamsWilliam Carlos Williams
17 September 1883, American
Poet

Wavy GravyWavy Gravy
15 May 1936, American
Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer
Waris DirieWaris Dirie
1965 AD, Austrian, Somalian
Model

Will SelfWill Self
26 September 1961, British
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction

Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist

William Peter BlattyWilliam Peter Blatty
07 January 1928, American
Novelist

Wilkie CollinsWilkie Collins
08 January 1824, British
Novelist, Playwright
William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
31 August 1908, American
American-Armenian novelist

William MastersWilliam Masters
27 December 1915, American
Gynecologist

Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
01 April 1901, American
Journalist

William Ernest HenleyWilliam Ernest Henley
23 August 1849, British
Poet
Walker PercyWalker Percy
28 May 1916, American
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher

William SteigWilliam Steig
14 November 1907, American
Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer,
Werner ErhardWerner Erhard
05 September 1935, American
Author, Lecturer

W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer
William StyronWilliam Styron
11 June 1925, American
military personnel, novelist, autobiographer,

Whitley StrieberWhitley Strieber
13 June 1945, American
Writer
W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944, German
Writer

Walter MosleyWalter Mosley
12 January 1952, American
American novelist

Will EisnerWill Eisner
16 March 1917, American
Cartoonist
W. Kamau BellW. Kamau Bell
26 January 1973, American
Comedian

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723, British
Jurist
William B. HelmreichWilliam B. Helmreich
1945 AD, Swiss, American
Professor

W. S. GilbertW. S. Gilbert
18 November 1836, British
Dramatist

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867, German
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,

William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet
William SafireWilliam Safire
17 December 1929, Romanian, American
American journalist
William IngeWilliam Inge
03 May 1913, American
American playwright

Winston GrahamWinston Graham
30 June 1908, British
Novelist

Walter PaterWalter Pater
04 August 1839, British
Essayist

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882, British
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist
W. H. DaviesW. H. Davies
03 July 1871, Welsh
British poet

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
26 September 1869, Canadian, American
Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826, British
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
24 January 1670, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator

Waris ShahWaris Shah
1722 AD, Pakistani
poet
Walter CampWalter Camp
07 April 1859, American
Football Player

Wolfgang BeltracchiWolfgang Beltracchi
04 February 1951, German
Art forger, Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer
W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
30 September 1927, American
Poet, Writer, Translator

Walter TroutWalter Trout
06 March 1951, American
Guitarist, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer
William Weaks MorrisWillie Morris
29 November 1934, American
Writer
William F. Buckley, Jr.William F. Buckley, Jr.
24 November 1925, American
author