Writers Whose First Name Starts With W

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with W. The list includes people like William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill, William Wordsworth, W. E. B. Du Bois, 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.

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 1 William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare
55
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Bard of Avon
Birthdate: April 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon
Died: April 23, 1616

 2 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
34
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: November 30, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Blenheim Palace
Died: January 24, 1965

 3 Willard Scott

Willard Scott
1
Famous As: Actor, Television actor, Writer
Birthdate: March 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria

 4 William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth
9
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 7, 1770
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kingdom of Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1850

 5 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois
11
Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 6 William Blake

William Blake
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Painter, Poet
Birthdate: November 28, 1757
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1827

 7 Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet & humanist
Birthdate: May 31, 1819
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hills, New York
Died: March 26, 1892
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 8 Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams
17
Famous As: TV Host, Actress, Fashion Designer, Author
Birthdate: July 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 9 William Faulkner

William Faulkner
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Nobel Laureate
Birthdate: September 25, 1897
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Albany, Mississippi, U.S
Died: July 6, 1962

 10 W B Yeats

W B Yeats
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1865
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sandymount, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939

 11 William S. Burroughs

William S. Burroughs
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Birthdate: February 5, 1914
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Died: August 2, 1997

 12 Walter Raleigh

Walter Raleigh
5
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat
Birthdate: January 22, 1554
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Budleigh
Died: October 29, 1618

 13 Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie
9
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Okemah, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 3, 1967

 14 W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York, England
Died: September 28, 1973

 15 Walter Scott

Walter Scott
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 15, 1771
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 21, 1832

 16 Wyatt Cooper

Wyatt Cooper
2
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Quitman, Mississippi, United States
Died: January 5, 1978

 17 William F. Buckley, Jr.

William F. Buckley, Jr.
2
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)

 18 William Maugham

William Maugham
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Playwright
Birthdate: January 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 16, 1965

 19 William Morris

William Morris
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Textile Designer, Poet
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walthamstow, England
Died: October 3, 1896

 20 William Gibson

William Gibson
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Fiction Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Conway, South Carolina, United States

 21 Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author, Poet, Playwright
Birthdate: July 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abeokuta

 22 Washington Irving

Washington Irving
1
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

 23 Walter Benjamin

Walter Benjamin
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 15, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: September 26, 1940

 24 William Golding

William Golding
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 19, 1911
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newquay
Died: June 19, 1993

 25 Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Self-Help Author and Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: May 10, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit
Died: August 29, 2015

 26 W. C. Fields

W. C. Fields
0
Birthdate: January 29, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Darby
Died: December 25, 1946

 27 Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 18, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oswestry
Died: November 4, 1918

 28 Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis
3
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: February 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Essex, England

 29 Wolf Blitzer

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

 30 William Goldman

William Goldman
0
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)

 31 William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty
0
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: January 12, 2017
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author & Novelist
Birthdate: July 18, 1811
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: December 24, 1863

 33 Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Henry County

 34 Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana,

 35 Wilbur A. Smith

Wilbur A. Smith
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kabwe

 36 William Lane Craig

William Lane Craig
0
Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Peoria

 37 Winston F. Groom, Jr.

Winston F. Groom, Jr.
0
Listed In:
Birthdate: March 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries

 38 Willa Cather

Willa Cather
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester
Died: April 24, 1947

 39 William Griffith Wilson

William Griffith Wilson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Birthdate: November 26, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dorset, Vermont, United States

 40 William Godwin

William Godwin
1
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 3, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Wisbech
Died: April 7, 1836

 41 William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
0
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dowa, Malawi

 42 Will Durant

Will Durant
1
Famous As: Writer, Historian, Philosopher
Birthdate: November 5, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts
Died: November 7, 1981

 43 W. P. Kinsella

W. P. Kinsella
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: September 16, 2016

 44 W. G. Sebald

W. G. Sebald
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 18, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wertach, Germany
Died: December 14, 2001

 45 William Saroyan

William Saroyan
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American-Armenian novelist
Birthdate: August 31, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fresno
Died: May 18, 1981

 46 William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 17, 1883
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 4, 1963

 47 Will Self

Will Self
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Westminster

 48 William Steig

William Steig
0
Famous As: Writer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Children's writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 14, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City
Died: October 3, 2003

 49 Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: January 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 50 Win Butler

Win Butler
0
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)