Writers Whose First Name Starts With Z

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with Z. The list includes people like Zelda Fitzgerald, Zora Neale Hurston, Zhuge Liang, Zoe Kazan, Zakir Naik and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with Z includes people from United States, China, Russia, England and other countries all over the world.
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Zora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)
Zora Neale Hurston
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Birthdate: January 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Notasulga
Died: January 28, 1960
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Zoe Kazan
(American Actress Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Olive Kitteridge')
Zoe Kazan
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Birthdate: September 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Zelda Fitzgerald
(Socialite & Referred to as 'The first American Flapper' by Her Husband 'F. Scott Fitzgerald')
Zelda Fitzgerald
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: March 10, 1948
 4 
Zig Ziglar
(Writer)
Zig Ziglar
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28, 2012
 5 
Zane Grey
(Novelist)
Zane Grey
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio, USA
Died: October 23, 1939
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Zhuge Liang
(Military Strategist, Inventor)
Zhuge Liang
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Birthdate: 0181 AD
Birthplace: Shandong, China
Died: 0234 AD
 7 
Zindzi Mandela
(Diplomat)
Zindzi Mandela
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 23, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: July 13, 2020
 8 
Ziwe Fumudoh
(Comedian and Writer known for her satiric commentary)
Ziwe Fumudoh
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Birthdate: February 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Zlata Filipović
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 10 
Ziya Gökalp
(Turkish Sociologist, Author, and Poet)
Ziya Gökalp
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Birthdate: March 23, 1876
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Çermik, Turkey
Died: October 25, 1924
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Zainab Salbi
(writer, activist)
Zainab Salbi
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baghdad
 12 
Zadie Smith
(Writer, Novelist, Essayist)
Zadie Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
 13 
Zemaite
(Writer)
Zemaite
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 31, 1845
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bukantė , Kaunas County, Lithuania
Died: December 7, 1921
 14 
Zdena Studenková
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Birthdate: May 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
 15 
Zeki Müren
(Legendary Turkish Singer, Songwriter, Composer, and Actor)
Zeki Müren
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bursa, Turkey
Died: September 24, 1996
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Zachris Topelius
(Finnish Writer, Poet and Historian Best Known for Writing Finnish Historical Novels in Swedish)
Zachris Topelius
0
Birthdate: January 14, 1818
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nykarleby, Finland
Died: March 12, 1898
 17 
Zsigmond Móricz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 29, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tiszacsécse, Hungary
Died: September 4, 1942
 18 
Zeb-un-Nissa
(Mughal princess and the eldest child of Emperor Aurangzeb)
Zeb-un-Nissa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 15, 1638
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Daulatabad, India
Died: May 26, 1702
 19 
Zulfikar Ghose
(Pakistani-American Novelist, Poet and Essayist)
Zulfikar Ghose
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: June 30, 2022
 20 
Zakhar Prilepin
(Journalist)
Zakhar Prilepin
0
Birthdate: July 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Skopinsky District, Russia
 21 
Zhang Heng
(Chinese Polymath Who Invented the World's First Seismoscope)
Zhang Heng
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0078 AD
Birthplace: Nanyang
Died: 0139 AD
 22 
Zell Miller
(Politician)
Zell Miller
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Young Harris, Georgia, U.S.
Died: March 23, 2018
 23 
Zitkala-Sa
(Writer)
Zitkala-Sa
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Yankton Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: January 26, 1938
 24 
Zecharia Sitchin
(Science fiction writer)
Zecharia Sitchin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: October 9, 2010
 25 
Zsigmond Kemény
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 12, 1814
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vintu de Jos, Romania
Died: December 22, 1875
 26 
Zakir Naik
(Physician, Writer, Intellectual, Preacher)
Zakir Naik
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mumbai
Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius
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Birthdate: November 20, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belyov, Russia
Died: September 9, 1945
 28 
Zhou Ruchang
(Writer)
Zhou Ruchang
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tianjin, China
Died: May 31, 2012
 29 
Žuži Jelinek
(Former Fashion stylist, designer, writer)
Žuži Jelinek
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 23, 2016
 30 
Zoe Williams
(Journalist, columnist, author)
Zoe Williams
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Birthdate: August 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hounslow, West London, England, United Kingdom
 31 
Zhu Xi
0
Birthplace: Youxi County
 32 
Zhang Ziping
(Chinese Author and Scientist Who Co-Founded the 'Creation Society')
Zhang Ziping
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Meizhou, China
Died: December 2, 1959
 33 
Zbigniew Morsztyn
(Polish Poet)
Zbigniew Morsztyn
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1628 AD
Birthplace: Podgórze, Poland
Died: December 13, 1689
 34 
Zbigniew Herbert
(One of the Best Known and the Most Translated Post-war Polish Writers)
Zbigniew Herbert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lwów, Poland
Died: July 28, 1998
 35 
Zee Edgell
(Author of Beka Lamb (1982))
Zee Edgell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize
Died: December 20, 2020
 36 
Zakia Zaki
(Afghan Journalist Who Spoke against the Taliban and Was Shot Dead)
Zakia Zaki
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Parwan, Afghanistan
Died: June 4, 2007
 37 
Zina Mahjoub
(Poet, Songwriter)
Zina Mahjoub
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: May 28, 1957
 38 
Zygmunt Krasiński
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 19, 1812
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 23, 1859
 39 
Zuhayr ibn Abī Sulmā
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Najd, Oman
Died: 0609 AD
 40 
Zhou Dunyi
(Philosopher)
Zhou Dunyi
0
Birthdate: 1017 AD
Birthplace: Hunan, China
Died: 1073 AD
 41 
Zeami Motokiyo
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Birthdate: 1363 AD
Birthplace: Iga Province, Japan
Died: September 1, 1443
 42 
Zsuzsanna Budapest
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 30, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 43 
Zoya Basharina
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Birthdate: May 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bulunsky District, Russia
 44 
Zenodotus Of Ephesus
(Greek Grammarian, Homeric Scholar, and the First Librarian of the Library at Alexandria)
Zenodotus Of Ephesus
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Birthdate: 0330 AD
Birthplace: Ephesus Archaeological Museum, Selçuk, Turkey
Died: 0260 AD
 45 
Za'ima Sulayman al-Baruni
(Writer, Activist)
Za'ima Sulayman al-Baruni
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1910 AD
Birthplace: Jadu, Libya
Died: 1976 AD
 46 
Zona Gale
(Novelist)
Zona Gale
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portage, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 27, 1938
 47 
Zana Muhsen
(Writer)
Zana Muhsen
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Birthdate: July 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Birmingham, England
 48 
Zori Balayan
(Journalist)
Zori Balayan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stepanakert, Azerbaijan
 49 
Zhou Zuoren
(Writer)
Zhou Zuoren
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 16, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shaoxing, China
Died: May 6, 1967
 50 
Zahir Raihan
(Novelist)
Zahir Raihan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Feni District, Bangladesh
Died: January 30, 1972