Writers Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with W. The list includes people like William Shakespeare, Wendy Williams, 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, China 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 William J. Clinton

William J. Clinton
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 23, 1616

 3 Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams
Famous As: TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 4 William Baldwin

William Baldwin
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 5 William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: April 23, 1850

 6 William Blake

William Blake
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: August 12, 1827

 7 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & humanist
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: March 26, 1892
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 8 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 22, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: October 29, 1618

 9 Wolf Blitzer

Wolf Blitzer
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 2, 1997

 11 W B Yeats

W B Yeats
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & Dramatist
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish
Died: January 28, 1939

 12 William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Irish
Died: January 28, 1939

 13 William Faulkner

William Faulkner
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Nobel Laureate
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 6, 1962

 14 William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: author
Birthdate: November 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: February 27, 2008

 15 Władysław Szpilman

Władysław Szpilman
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Musician, Writer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Polish
Died: July 6, 2000

 16 W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: September 29, 1973

 17 William McGuire Bryson

William McGuire  Bryson
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 18 William Morris

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

 19 Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: January 5, 1978

 20 Walter Scott

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

 21 William Gibson

William Gibson
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Speculative Fiction Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 22 Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 23 W. C. Fields

W. C. Fields
Birthdate: January 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 25, 1946

 24 Wilfred Owen

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

 25 William Griffith Wilson

William Griffith Wilson
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Birthdate: November 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Malawian

 27 William Golding

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

 28 Wole Soyinka

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

 29 William O. Douglas

William Orville Douglas
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Former Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court
Birthdate: October 16, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 19, 1980

 30 Washington Irving

Washington Irwing
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Author, Historian, Diplomat
Birthdate: April 3, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: November 28, 1859

 31 Willa Cather

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

 32 Wayne Dyer

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

 33 Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: February 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

 34 William Goldman

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

 35 William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author & Novelist
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian, British
Died: December 24, 1863

 36 Willard Scott

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

 37 Will Self

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

 38 Will Durant

Will Durant
Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 7, 1981

 39 Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 40 Wilbur A. Smith

Wilbur A. Smith
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Central African

 41 William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig
Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 42 William Godwin

William Godwin
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British
Died: April 7, 1836

 43 Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: January 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 44 Willow Bay

Willow Bay
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 W. Kamau Bell

W. Kamau Bell
Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 46 William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: March 4, 1963

 47 Win Butler

Win Butler
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 48 Walter Lippmann

Walter Lippmann
Famous As: First to introduce the concept of Cold War
Birthdate: September 23, 1889
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: December 14, 1974

 49 William Steig

William Steig
Famous As: Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: October 3, 2003

 50 Winston F. Groom, Jr.

Winston F. Groom, Jr.
Listed In:
Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American