Writers Whose First Name Starts With Y

Discover the famous writers whose name starts with Y. The list includes people like Yukio Mishima, Yolanda King, Yang Jiang, Yanka Kupala, Yair Lapid 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, Russia, United States, 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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 1 Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Journalist, Writer, Politician, Actor, Television presenter
Birthdate: November 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tel Aviv
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima.
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: January 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yotsuya, Tokyo
Died: November 25, 1970

 3 Yolanda King

Yolanda King.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Died: May 15, 2007

 4 Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis.
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Athens

 5 Yann Martel

Yann Martel.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salamanca

 6 Yoshiyuki Tomino

Yoshiyuki Tomino
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Novelist
Birthdate: November 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Odawara

 7 Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: poet, writer
Birthdate: 1240 AD
Birthplace: Asia Minor
Died: 1321 AD
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 8 Yasunari Kawabata

Yasunari Kawabata
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 11, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Osaka
Died: April 16, 1972

 9 Yaa Gyasi

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

 10 Yue Fei

Yue Fei
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Poet, Military personnel
Birthdate: March 24, 1103
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tangyin County
Died: January 27, 1142

 11 Yasser Seirawan

Yasser Seirawan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess player, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: March 24, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus

 12 Yevgenia Ginzburg

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

 13 Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 1, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lebedyan, Russia
Died: March 10, 1937

 14 Yosef Lapid

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

 15 Yōko Ogawa

Yōko Ogawa
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Famous As: Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Okayama

 16 Yılmaz Güney

Yılmaz Güney
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Famous As: Director, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yenice, Karataş, Turkey
Died: September 9, 1984
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 17 Yasutaka Tsutsui

Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Novelist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 24, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ōsaka
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 Yandamuri Veerendranath

Yandamuri Veerendranath
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: November 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Razole

 19 Yegor Letov

Yegor Letov
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Poet, Composer
Birthdate: September 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: February 19, 2008

 20 Yitzhak Navon

Yitzhak Navon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Writer, Playwright, Educator
Birthdate: April 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: November 7, 2015

 21 Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zima, Russia
Died: April 1, 2017

 22 Yoshitoshi

Yoshitoshi
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Engraver, Painter, Poet
Birthdate: April 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edo
Died: June 9, 1892

 23 Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: May 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paris, France

 24 Yosano Akiko

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

 25 Yuyuko Takemiya

Yuyuko Takemiya
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: February 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tochigi Prefecture

 26 Yu Hua

Yu Hua
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hangzhou

 27 Yūko Tsushima

Yūko Tsushima
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Short story writer, Literary critic
Birthdate: March 30, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitaka
Died: February 18, 2016

 28 Yuri Averbakh

Yuri Averbakh
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: February 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kaluga, Russia

 29 Yanka Dyagileva

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

 30 Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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

 31 Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Yamamoto Tsunetomo
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Philosopher, Writer
Birthdate: June 11, 1659
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Japan
Died: November 30, 1719

 32 Yōsuke Kuroda

Yōsuke Kuroda
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Yokkaichi

 33 Yehuda Amichai

Yehuda Amichai
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
Birthdate: May 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Würzburg
Died: September 22, 2000

 34 Yusef Komunyakaa

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

 35 Yasmina Khadra

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

 36 Yang Jiang

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

 37 Yahya Hassan

Yahya Hassan
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aarhus, Denmark
Died: April 29, 2020

 38 Yaşar Kemal

Yaşar Kemal
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Novelist, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: October 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gökçedam
Died: February 28, 2015

 39 Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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Famous As: Manga Artist
Birthdate: June 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tennoji Ward, Osaka, Japan
Died: March 7, 2015

 40 Yogmaya Neupane

Yogmaya Neupane
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Birthplace: Majhuwabesi, Nepaledada, Bhojpur, Nepal
Died: July 5, 1941

 41 Yosa Buson

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

 42 Yannis Ritsos

Yannis Ritsos
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Greek poet
Birthdate: May 1, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monemvasia
Died: November 11, 1990

 43 Yulia Latynina

Yulia Latynina
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 44 Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maladzyechna Raion
Died: June 28, 1942

 45 Yevgenia Albats

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

 46 Yvonne S. Thornton

Yvonne S. Thornton
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Listed In:
Birthdate: November 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 47 Yoshida Kenkō

Yoshida Kenkō
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1283 AD
Birthplace: Japan
Died: 1350 AD

 48 Yuyutsu Sharma

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

 49 Yelena Shchapova

Yelena Shchapova
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 22, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 50 Yeghishe Charents

Yeghishe Charents
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kars, Kars Oblast, Russian Empire
Died: November 27, 1937