Writers Whose First Name Starts With Y

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with Y. The list includes people like Yukio Mishima, Yang Jiang, Yanka Kupala, Yair Lapid, Yamiche Alcindor and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with Y includes people from Japan, United States, Russia, France and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Yue Fei
(Military General Whose Expertise in Martial Arts Made Him a National Folk Hero in China)
Yue Fei
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 24, 1103
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Anyang, China
Died: January 28, 1142
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Yukio Mishima
(One of the Most Important Japanese Authors of the 20th Century)
Yukio Mishima
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yotsuya, Tokyo, Japan
Died: November 25, 1970
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 3 
Yang Jiang
(Chinese Playwright and Translator Who Wrote Several Successful Comedies)
Yang Jiang
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: May 25, 2016
 4 
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
(Egyptian Islamic Scholar)
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
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Birthdate: September 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saft Turab, Egypt
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Yasunari Kawabata
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka
Died: April 16, 1972
 6 
Yunus Emre
(Legendary Turkish Folk Poet and Sufi Mystic)
Yunus Emre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1238 AD
Birthplace: Turkey
Died: 1328 AD
 7 
Yoshiyuki Tomino
(Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist)
Yoshiyuki Tomino
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Odawara
 8 
Yasmina Khadra
(One of the Most Popular Algerian Novelists in the World)
Yasmina Khadra
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kénadsa
 9 
Yehuda Amichai
(Former poet and author, one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew in modern times)
Yehuda Amichai
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
Died: September 22, 2000
 10 
Yevgenia Ginzburg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: May 25, 1977
 11 
Yusef Komunyakaa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana
 12 
Yeghishe Charents
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kars, Kars Oblast, Russian Empire
Died: November 27, 1937
 13 
Yosano Akiko
(One of the Most Infuential and the Most Controversial Post-Classical Woman Poets of Japan)
Yosano Akiko
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Died: May 29, 1942
 14 
Yvonne Vera
(Author)
Yvonne Vera
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Died: April 7, 2005
 15 
Yuu Kamiya
(Novelist known for novel series No Game No Life)
Yuu Kamiya
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil
 16 
Yanka Kupala
(Belarusian Writer and Poet)
Yanka Kupala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzechna District, Belarus
Died: June 28, 1942
 17 
Yeshi Dhonden
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Namro, Tibet
Died: November 26, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 18 
Yılmaz Güney
(Kurdish Director, Screenwriter, and Actor of Turkish Films)
Yılmaz Güney
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Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
Died: September 9, 1984
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Yolanda Vargas Dulché
(Writer principally known for the creation of the comic book character of Memín Pinguín)
Yolanda Vargas Dulché
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
Died: August 8, 1999
 20 
Yaltah Menuhin
(Musician)
Yaltah Menuhin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 9, 2001
 21 
Yaa Gyasi
(Novelist)
Yaa Gyasi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Mampong, Ghana
 22 
Yann Martel
(Author best known for the Man Booker Prize–winning novel Life of Pi)
Yann Martel
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salamanca, Spain
 23 
Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
(Turkish Journalist, Novelist, Diplomat, and Political Figure)
Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: December 13, 1974
 24 
Yevgeny Baratynsky
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Birthdate: March 2, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: July 11, 1844
 25 
Youp van 't Hek
(Comedian, Singer)
Youp van 't Hek
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Birthdate: February 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naarden, Netherlands
 26 
Yambo Ouologuem
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandiagary, Mali
Died: October 14, 2017
 27 
Yordan Yovkov
(Bulgarian Writer Best Known for His Works: 'Legends of Stara Planina' and 'Inn at Antimovo')
Yordan Yovkov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zheravna, Bulgaria
Died: October 15, 1937
 28 
Yamiche Alcindor
(Journalist)
Yamiche Alcindor
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Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
 29 
Yulia Latynina
(Writer, Journalist)
Yulia Latynina
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
Yu Lihua
(Chinese Writer Who Also Served as a Cultural Ambassador Between the US and China)
Yu Lihua
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: April 30, 2020
 31 
Yair Lapid
(Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television presenter)
Yair Lapid
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Y. B. Mangunwijaya
(Indonesian Writer, Architect, and Catholic Religious Leader)
Y. B. Mangunwijaya
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ambarawa, Indonesia
Died: February 2, 1999
 33 
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(Writer Best Known for 'Babiyy Yar', a Political Poem)
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nizhneudinsk, Russia
Died: April 1, 2017
 34 
Yuri Lotman
(Historian)
Yuri Lotman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 28, 1993
 35 
Yanka Dyagileva
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Died: May 9, 1991
 36 
Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 1, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lebedyan, Russia
Died: March 10, 1937
 37 
Yves Thériault
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Died: October 20, 1983
 38 
Yolanda Oreamuno
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Jose, Costa Rica
Died: July 8, 1956
 39 
Yury Kazakov
(Author)
Yury Kazakov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 29, 1982
 40 
Yan Yuan
(Philosopher)
Yan Yuan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1635
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: China
Died: September 30, 1704
 41 
Yevgenia Albats
(Political journalist)
Yevgenia Albats
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian
 42 
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
 43 
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland
 44 
Yvon Deschamps
(Author, Actor)
Yvon Deschamps
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Birthdate: July 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
 45 
Yakov Perelman
(Writer, Mathematician)
Yakov Perelman
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 4, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: March 16, 1942
 46 
Yoshitoshi
(Engraver, Painter, Poet)
Yoshitoshi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edo
Died: June 9, 1892
 47 
Yosa Buson
(Japanese Poet and Painter of the Edo Period)
Yosa Buson
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1716 AD
Birthplace: Settsu Province, Japan
Died: January 17, 1784
 48 
Yasutaka Tsutsui
(Actor, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Screenwriter)
Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ōsaka
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 49 
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
(Environmentalist, Activist, Journalist and Photographer)
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris
 50 
Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi
(Writer and formerly deputy commissioner)
Yeshe Dorjee Thongchi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Kameng , Arunachal Pradesh, India