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, Wendy Williams, William Wordsworth, Walter Raleigh 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

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

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554, British
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

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

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Walter ScottWalter Scott
15 August 1771, Scottish
Novelist
William Morris William Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
21 February 1907, British
Poet

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

Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
13 July 1934, Nigerian
Author, Poet, Playwright
W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields
29 January 1880, American
 

Washington IrwingWashington Irving
03 April 1783, American
Author, Historian, Diplomat
William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Poet

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

Wendell BerryWendell Berry
05 August 1934, American
 
William GodwinWilliam Godwin
03 March 1756, British
Journalist

Will DurantWill Durant
05 November 1885, American
Writer, Historian, Philosopher

Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
23 September 1889, American
First to introduce the concept of Cold War

William CowperWilliam Cowper
26 November 1731, British
Poet
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879, American
Poet
William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt
10 April 1778, British
English Writer & Literary Critic

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

Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
18 February 1909, American
Author

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
02 July 1923, Polish
Nobel Laureate in Literature
W Clement StoneW. Clement Stone
04 May 1902, American
Businessman & Self Help Book Author

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Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
12 August 1937, American
Writer

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
05 July 1849, British
Journalism

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, Cental African
Novelist
Wyatt CooperWyatt Cooper
01 September 1927, American
Author

Wavy GravyWavy Gravy
15 May 1936, American
Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg
14 July 1928, British
Journalist, Writer, Economist
William HagueWilliam Hague
26 March 1961, British
Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer

W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham
25 January 1874, French, British
Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Władysław SzpilmanWładysław Szpilman
05 December 1911, Polish
Pianist, Composer, Musician, Writer, Songwriter

William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
29 August 1935, American
Film director

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

William GoldmanWilliam Goldman
12 August 1931, American
Novelist

William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
23 August 1949, American
Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher,
Warren EllisWarren Ellis
16 February 1968, British
Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer

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

William Carlos WilliamsWilliam Carlos Williams
17 September 1883, American
Poet

Will SelfWill Self
26 September 1961, British
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction
William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
31 August 1908, American
American-Armenian novelist

Werner ErhardWerner Erhard
05 September 1935, American
Author, Lecturer
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

Wilkie CollinsWilkie Collins
08 January 1824, British
Novelist, Playwright

Walker PercyWalker Percy
28 May 1916, American
Writer, Novelist, Philosopher
William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
10 July 1723
Judge, Barrister, University teacher, Lawyer,

William StyronWilliam Styron
11 June 1925, American
military personnel, novelist, autobiographer,
W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944, German
Writer, Poet, Professor

William SteigWilliam Steig
14 November 1907, American
Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer,

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
03 February 1826, British
Journalist, Economist, Political scientist,
William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet

Walter TroutWalter Trout
06 March 1951, American
Guitarist, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer
Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller
18 November 1945, American
Author, Writer, Tribal chief

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
23 February 1904, American
Journalist, Historian, Writer

W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
30 September 1927, American
Poet, Writer, Translator

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
29 September 1867, German
Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur,
Walter MosleyWalter Mosley
12 January 1952, American
American novelist
Waris ShahWaris Shah
1722 AD, Pakistani
poet

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

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

William WhewellWilliam Whewell
24 May 1794, British
Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher,
William F. Buckley, Jr.William F. Buckley, Jr.
24 November 1925, American
 

Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
18 November 1882, British
Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist

William IngeWilliam Inge
03 May 1913, American
American playwright

W. P. KinsellaW. P. Kinsella
25 May 1935, Canadian
Writer, Scrabble player

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
24 February 1786, German
Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer,
William GilletteWilliam Gillette
24 July 1853, American
actor, screenwriter, stage actor, writer

Witold GombrowiczWitold Gombrowicz
04 August 1904, Polish
Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Diarist, Poet lawyer
William ManchesterWilliam Manchester
01 April 1922, American
Historian, Author, Professor, Biographer, Writer

Walter BonattiWalter Bonatti
22 June 1930, Italian
Mountaineer, Explorer, Photographer, Mountain

Warren BennisWarren Bennis
08 March 1925, American
Writer, Economist, Psychologist
Wilhelm BuschWilhelm Busch
15 April 1832, German
Poet, Painter, Essayist, Writer, Autobiographer

Wolfgang BeltracchiWolfgang Beltracchi
04 February 1951, German
Art forger, Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Writer
Walther von der VogelweideWalther von der Vogelweide
1170 AD, Austrian, Kosovar
composer, poet, writer, minnesänger

Wasif Ali WasifWasif Ali Wasif
15 January 1929, Pakistani
writer, poet, teacher

William PettyWilliam Petty
26 May 1623, British
Economist, Mathematician, Philosopher,

Walter VeltroniWalter Veltroni
03 July 1955, Italian
Politician, Writer, Journalist
Wolfram von EschenbachWolfram von Eschenbach
1170 AD, German
poet, composer, minnesänger, knight

William Julius WilsonWilliam Julius Wilson
20 December 1935, American
Sociologist, University teacher, Professor, Writer
William of RubruckWilliam of Rubruck
1220 AD, French
Missionary,explorer

Wolf BiermannWolf Biermann
15 November 1936, German
Singer-songwriter, Poet, Dissident, Writer
Wafa SultanWafa Sultan
14 June 1958, Syrian
psychiatrist, writer, psychologist

Walt KellyWalt Kelly
25 August 1913, American
Comics artist, Character animator, Reporter, Poet,
Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
30 November 1912, American
Anthropologist, Historian, Writer, University