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 Blake, William Wordsworth 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
(Writer)

26 April 1564

British

Woody AllenWoody Allen
(American bass guitarist)

01 December 1935

American

Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams
(TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author)

18 July 1964

American

William BlakeWilliam Blake
(Painter)

28 November 1757

British

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
(Poet)

07 April 1770

British

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
(Poet & humanist)

31 May 1819

American

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
(Writer, Nobel Laureate)

25 September 1897

American

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
(Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat)

22 January 1554

British

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

05 February 1914

American

William Morris William Morris
(Textile Designer, Poet)

24 March 1834

British

Walter ScottWalter Scott
(Novelist)

15 August 1771

Scottish

W. H. AudenW. H. Auden
(Poet)

21 February 1907

British

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Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
(Poet)

18 March 1893

British

Wayne DyerWayne Dyer
(Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker)

10 May 1940

American

William GoldingWilliam Golding
(Novelist)

19 September 1911

British

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
(Speculative Fiction Writer)

17 March 1948

Canadian,American

Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
(Author, Poet, Playwright)

13 July 1934

Nigerian

Washington IrwingWashington Irving
(Author, Historian, Diplomat)

03 April 1783

American

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W. C. FieldsW. C. Fields

29 January 1880

American

William Makepeace ThackerayWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
(Author & Novelist)

18 July 1811

Indian,British

William GodwinWilliam Godwin
(Journalist)

03 March 1756

British

Willa CatherWilla Cather
(Author)

07 December 1873

American

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

American

Will DurantWill Durant
(Writer, Historian, Philosopher)

05 November 1885

American

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Walter LippmannWalter Lippmann
(First to introduce the concept of Cold War)

23 September 1889

American

William CowperWilliam Cowper
(Poet)

26 November 1731

British

William HazlittWilliam Hazlitt
(English Writer & Literary Critic)

10 April 1778

British

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
(Poet)

02 October 1879

American

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant
(Romantic Poet)

03 November 1794

American

Walter Dean MyersWalter Dean Myers
(Writer)

12 August 1937

American

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Wallace StegnerWallace Stegner
(Author)

18 February 1909

American

W Clement StoneW. Clement Stone
(Businessman & Self Help Book Author)

04 May 1902

American

William Thomas SteadWilliam Thomas Stead
(Journalism)

05 July 1849

British

W B YeatsW B Yeats
(Poet & Dramatist)

13 June 1865

Irish

William MaughamWilliam Maugham
(Novelist & Playwright)

25 January 1874

British

Wilbur A. SmithWilbur A. Smith
(Novelist)

09 January 1933

Cental African

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Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

02 July 1923

Polish

William Rees-MoggWilliam Rees-Mogg
(Journalist, Writer, Economist)

14 July 1928

British

Will SelfWill Self
(Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction writer)

26 September 1961

British

W. Somerset MaughamW. Somerset Maugham
(Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter)

25 January 1874

French,British

W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
(Poet, Writer, Translator)

30 September 1927

American

William HagueWilliam Hague
(Politician, Historian, Judoka, Biographer)

26 March 1961

British

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William FriedkinWilliam Friedkin
(Film director)

29 August 1935

American

William Carlos WilliamsWilliam Carlos Williams
(Poet)

17 September 1883

American

Willard ScottWillard Scott
(Actor, Television actor, Writer)

07 March 1934

American

William Lane CraigWilliam Lane Craig
(Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer)

23 August 1949

American

Win ButlerWin Butler
(Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist)

14 April 1980

American

Warren EllisWarren Ellis
(Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer)

16 February 1968

British

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W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
(Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer, Jazz musician, Non-fiction writer, Pianist, Music journalist)

16 November 1873

American

Wilkie CollinsWilkie Collins
(Novelist, Playwright)

08 January 1824

British

William SaroyanWilliam Saroyan
(American-Armenian novelist)

31 August 1908

American

Werner ErhardWerner Erhard
(Author, Lecturer)

05 September 1935

American

Wavy GravyWavy Gravy
(Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer)

15 May 1936

American

William BlackstoneWilliam Blackstone
(Judge, Barrister, University teacher, Lawyer, Politician, Writer)

10 July 1723

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Wilma MankillerWilma Mankiller
(Author, Writer, Tribal chief)

18 November 1945

American

Walter TroutWalter Trout
(Guitarist, Singer, Writer, Autobiographer)

06 March 1951

American

William SteigWilliam Steig
(Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer, Screenwriter)

14 November 1907

American

William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
(Poet)

13 June 1865

Irish

William CongreveWilliam Congreve
(Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator)

24 January 1670

British

William StyronWilliam Styron
(military personnel, novelist, autobiographer, writer)

11 June 1925

American

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W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
(Writer, Poet, Professor)

18 May 1944

German

Walker PercyWalker Percy
(Writer, Novelist, Philosopher)

28 May 1916

American

Walter MosleyWalter Mosley
(American novelist)

12 January 1952

American

Walther RathenauWalther Rathenau
(Politician, Engineer, Writer, Entrepreneur, Science fiction writer)

29 September 1867

German

William L. ShirerWilliam L. Shirer
(Journalist, Historian, Writer)

23 February 1904

American

Winsor McCayWinsor McCay
(Cartoonist, Animator, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer)

26 September 1869

Canadian,American

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Wyndham LewisWyndham Lewis
(Painter, Writer, Journalist, Editor, Novelist)

18 November 1882

British

William F. Buckley, Jr.William F. Buckley, Jr.

24 November 1925

American

Walter BagehotWalter Bagehot
(Journalist, Economist, Political scientist, Writer, Sociologist)

03 February 1826

British

Waris ShahWaris Shah
(poet)

1722 AD

Pakistani

Wilhelm GrimmWilhelm Grimm
(Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer, Law librarian, Children's writer, Educationist, Linguist, Specialist in literature, Germanist, Jurist, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Mythographer)

24 February 1786

German

William IngeWilliam Inge
(American playwright)

03 May 1913

American

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William WhewellWilliam Whewell
(Economist, Physicist, Historian, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Mathematician)

24 May 1794

British

Warren BennisWarren Bennis
(Writer, Economist, Psychologist)

08 March 1925

American

W. P. KinsellaW. P. Kinsella
(Writer, Scrabble player)

25 May 1935

Canadian