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, Yanis Varoufakis 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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 1 Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: January 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Japanese
Died: November 25, 1970

 2 Yolanda King

Yolanda King
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: May 15, 2007

 3 Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis
Famous As: Economist, Politician, Professor, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Birthdate: March 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian, Greek

 4 Yair Lapid

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

 5 Yunus Emre

Yunus Emre
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: poet, writer
Birthdate: 1240 AD
Nationality: Turkish
Died: 1321 AD

 6 Yann Martel

Yann Martel
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian, Spanish

 7 Yaa Gyasi

Yaa Gyasi
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Nationality: Ghanaian, American
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 8 Yasser Seirawan

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

 9 Yasunari Kawabata

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

 10 Yoshiyuki Tomino

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

 11 Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Zamyatin
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 1, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: March 10, 1937

 12 Yue Fei

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

 13 Yōko Ogawa

Yōko Ogawa
Famous As: Novelist, Writer
Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Japanese

 14 Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Linguist, Translator, Playwright, Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: May 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French

 15 Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Russian
Died: April 1, 2017

 16 Yasutaka Tsutsui

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

 17 Yoshitoshi

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

 18 Yosano Akiko

Yosano Akiko
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 7, 1878
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Japanese
Died: May 29, 1942

 19 Yuyuko Takemiya

Yuyuko Takemiya
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist
Birthdate: February 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Japanese

 20 Yu Hua

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

 21 Yaşar Kemal

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

 22 Yandamuri Veerendranath

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

 23 Yamamoto Tsunetomo

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

 24 Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Icelander

 25 Yūko Tsushima

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

 26 Yehuda Amichai

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

 27 Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 28 Yitzhak Navon

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

 29 Yōsuke Kuroda

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

 30 Yahya Hassan

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

 31 Yasmina Khadra

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

 32 Yang Jiang

Yang Jiang
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: July 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Chinese
Died: May 25, 2016

 33 Yosa Buson

Yosa Buson
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1716 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Died: January 17, 1784

 34 Yogmaya Neupane

Yogmaya Neupane
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1867 AD
Nationality: Nepalese
Died: July 5, 1941

 35 Yosef Lapid

Yosef Lapid
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: December 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Israeli, Serbian
Died: June 1, 2008

 36 Yoshihiro Tatsumi

Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Famous As: Manga Artist
Birthdate: June 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Japanese
Died: March 7, 2015

 37 Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 7, 1882
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Belarusian, Russian
Died: June 28, 1942

 38 Yannis Ritsos

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

 39 Yoshida Kenkō

Yoshida Kenkō
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1283 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Died: 1350 AD

 40 Yeghishe Charents

Yeghishe Charents
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Armenian
Died: November 27, 1937

 41 Yūsuf Idrīs

Yūsuf Idrīs
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Egyptian
Died: August 1, 1991

 42 Yuyutsu Sharma

Yuyutsu Sharma
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

 43 Yury Olesha

Yury Olesha
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Died: May 10, 1960

 44 Yuli Daniel

Yuli Daniel
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 30, 1988

 45 Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoğlu
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 27, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Egyptian, Turkish
Died: December 13, 1974

 46 Yu Dafu

Yu Dafu
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Chinese
Died: September 17, 1945

 47 Yves Bonnefoy

Yves Bonnefoy
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 24, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: July 1, 2016

 48 Yaltah Menuhin

Yaltah Menuhin
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 7, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British
Died: June 9, 2001

 49 Yossi Sarid

Yossi Sarid
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet, Educator
Birthdate: October 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Israeli
Died: December 4, 2015

 50 Yevgeny Petrov

Yevgeny Petrov
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: December 13, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Ukrainian
Died: July 2, 1942