This section of famous people presents the biographies of some of the greatest writers and authors ever.

Writers are the people who produce written material to communicate ideas. Writing encompasses several genres and writers may write for occupational purposes or as an outlet for their creativity. Professional writers include screenwriters, content writers, journalists, etc. whose job entails writing scripts, web content and news reports. Others like short story writers and novelists often begin writing as hobby before converting it to a full time profession. James Howell, a 17th century historian cum writer was the first writer to earn his living from writing alone in the English language; other writers of those times pursued writing as a hobby, not a profession as writing alone never paid enough. The famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe tried to earn a living solely from writing but that resulted in a life of poverty and misery. Times have changed now with writers being paid well for their jobs, encouraging more and more people to try their hands at this art. Writers create written works in a wide range of literary genres with many writers working across genres. Writers can be broadly classified as poets, novelists, journalists, critics, editors, lyricists, playwrights, historians, and biographers. Browse this section to learn about the life and works of famous writers from across the world.

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Stan Lee Stan Lee

Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro

Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyam
Iranian, Persian

Portia de Rossi Portia de Rossi
Australian, American

Woody Allen Woody Allen

Amanda Knox Amanda Knox
Danai Gurira Danai Gurira
American, Zimbabwean

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl
British, Welsh

Ethan Hawke Ethan Hawke
Hoda Kotb Hoda Kotb
Egyptian, American

Mark Twain Mark Twain

Leon Trotsky Leon Trotsky
Russian, Ukrainian, Russian

Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss
Mara Wilson Mara Wilson

C. S. Lewis C. S. Lewis
Irish, British

Chaz Bono Chaz Bono

Guy Fieri Guy Fieri

Franz Kafka Franz Kafka
Martin McDonagh Martin McDonagh
Irish, British

Ayn Rand Ayn Rand
American, Russian
Larry David Larry David
P L Travers P. L. Travers

John Leguizamo John Leguizamo
Colombian, American
Patti Smith Patti Smith

Joss Whedon Joss Whedon

Sam Shepard Sam Shepard

Alan Watts Alan Watts
British, American
Voltaire Voltaire