Writers Whose First Name Starts With Y

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.

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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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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Yang Jiang
(Playwright)

Yang Jiang
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Beijing, China
Died: May 25, 2016

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Yunus Emre
(Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic who greatly influenced Turkish culture)

Yunus Emre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1238 AD
Birthplace: Turkey
Died: 1328 AD

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Yamiche Alcindor
(Journalist)

Yamiche Alcindor
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Birthdate: November 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

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Yoshiyuki Tomino
(Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist)

Yoshiyuki Tomino
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Odawara

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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

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Yusuf al-Qaradawi
(Theologian, Writer)

Yusuf al-Qaradawi
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Birthdate: September 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saft Turab, Egypt
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Yasmina Khadra
(Writer, Novelist)

Yasmina Khadra
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kénadsa

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Yevgenia Ginzburg
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: May 25, 1977

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Yusef Komunyakaa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana

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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)

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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

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Yuyuko Takemiya
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 14 
Yosano Akiko
(Author)

Yosano Akiko
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakai, Osaka, Japan
Died: May 29, 1942

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Yanka Kupala
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzechna District, Belarus
Died: June 28, 1942

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Yuyutsu Sharma
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nakodar, Punjab, India

 17 
Yaa Gyasi
(Novelist)

Yaa Gyasi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Mampong, Ghana

 18 
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

 19 
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

 20 
Yılmaz Güney
(Director, Screenwriter)

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)

 21 
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)

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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

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Yvor Winters
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 25, 1968

 24 
Youp van 't Hek
(Comedian, Singer)

Youp van 't Hek
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Birthdate: February 28, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Naarden, Netherlands

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Yevgeny Baratynsky
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Birthdate: March 2, 1800
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: July 11, 1844

 26 
Yury Olesha
(Novelist)

Yury Olesha
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ukraine
Died: May 10, 1960

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: December 13, 1974

 28 
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

 29 
Yossi Sarid
(Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet, Educator)

Yossi Sarid
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rehovot
Died: December 4, 2015

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Yambo Ouologuem
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bandiagary, Mali
Died: October 14, 2017

 31 
Yevgenia Albats
(Political journalist)

Yevgenia Albats
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian

 32 
Yu Lihua
(Writer)

Yu Lihua
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: April 30, 2020

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reykjavík, Iceland

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Y. B. Mangunwijaya
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 6, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ambarawa, Indonesia
Died: February 2, 1999

 35 
Yuri Averbakh
(Chess player, Writer)

Yuri Averbakh
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaluga, Russia

 36 
Ye Shengtao
(Writer)

Ye Shengtao
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 28, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Suzhou, China
Died: February 16, 1988

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Yordan Yovkov
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1880
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zheravna, Bulgaria
Died: October 15, 1937

 38 
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)

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Yanka Dyagileva
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novosibirsk, Russia
Died: May 9, 1991

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Yosa Buson
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Birthdate: 1716 AD
Birthplace: Settsu Province, Japan
Died: January 17, 1784

 41 
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

 42 
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

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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)

 44 
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

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Yoani Sánchez
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Birthdate: September 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

 46 
Yuri Lotman
(Historian)

Yuri Lotman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 28, 1993

 47 
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

 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 
Yosef Lapid
(Television presenter)

Yosef Lapid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia
Died: June 1, 2008

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya