Writers Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with W. The list includes people like Winston Churchill, William Shakespeare, Woody Harrelson, W. E. B. Du Bois, Wendy Williams 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, China and other countries all over the world.

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 1 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
107
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
Died: April 23, 1616

 2 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1940-45, 1951-55)
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace, England
Died: January 24, 1965

 3 Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Midland, Texas, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois
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Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 5 William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

 6 William Blake

William Blake
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Famous As: Poet and Visual Artist of the Romantic Age
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Soho, London, England
Died: August 12, 1827

 7 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York, United States
Died: March 26, 1892
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 8 W B Yeats

W B Yeats
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939

 9 William Faulkner

William Faulkner
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 6, 1962

 10 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer
Birthdate: 1552 AD
Birthplace: Hayes Barton, England
Died: October 29, 1618

 11 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: August 2, 1997

 12 William Penn

William Penn
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 14, 1644
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 30, 1718

 13 Washington Irving

Washington Irving
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author, Historian, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: November 28, 1859

 14 Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967

 15 Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

 16 Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29, 2015

 17 William Morris

William Morris
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

 18 Walter Scott

Walter Scott
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

 19 William Maugham

William Maugham
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Playwright
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 15, 1965

 20 Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 21 W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England
Died: September 28, 1973

 22 William Golding

William Golding
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993

 23 William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Editor
Birthdate: November 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 27, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 William Goldman

William Goldman
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, USA
Died: November 16, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Willa Cather

Willa Cather
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: April 24, 1947

 27 Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Henry County

 28 Willard Scott

Willard Scott
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Writer
Birthdate: March 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria

 29 Wilhelm Reich

Wilhelm Reich
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: March 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dobryanychi, Ukraine
Died: November 3, 1957

 30 William Gibson

William Gibson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Fiction Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States

 31 Win Butler

Win Butler
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truckee, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 32 William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author & Novelist
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 24, 1863

 33 William Cowper

William Cowper
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 26, 1731
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berkhamsted
Died: April 25, 1800

 34 William Hazlitt

William Hazlitt
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: English Writer & Literary Critic
Birthdate: April 10, 1778
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent, England
Died: September 18, 1830

 35 Wilbur A. Smith

Wilbur A. Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kabwe, Zambia
Died: November 13, 2021

 36 Will Durant

Will Durant
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 7, 1981

 37 Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Galkayo, Somalia

 38 Walter Dean Myers

Walter Dean Myers
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Martinsburg
Died: July 1, 2014

 39 Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 18, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lake Mills
Died: April 13, 1993

 40 William Saroyan

William Saroyan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American-Armenian novelist
Birthdate: August 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno
Died: May 18, 1981

 41 Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Essayist, Translator
Birthdate: July 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kórnik, Poland
Died: February 1, 2012

 42 Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Playwright
Birthdate: January 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London
Died: September 23, 1889

 43 Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Modernist poet
Birthdate: October 2, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 2, 1955

 44 William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant
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Famous As: Romantic Poet
Birthdate: November 3, 1794
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cummington, Massachusetts
Died: June 12, 1878

 45 Will Eisner

Will Eisner
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: March 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2005

 46 William Blackstone

William Blackstone
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: July 10, 1723
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1780

 47 Walter Tevis

Walter Tevis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 9, 1984

 48 Will Self

Will Self
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster

 49 William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peoria

 50 Wilhelm Grimm

Wilhelm Grimm
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Lexicographer, Anthropologist, Librarian, Writer, Law librarian, Children's writer, Educationist, Linguist, Specialist in literature, Germanist, Jurist, University teacher, Poet lawyer, Mythographer
Birthdate: February 24, 1786
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hanau
Died: December 16, 1859