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The following are lists of authors and writers: An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ab-Al Lynn Abbey (born 1948) Edwin Abbot (1838–1926) Jacob Abbott (1803–1879) John S. C. Abbott (1805... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ba Bag-Ban Enid Bagnold Louise Bagshawe Paul Bailey Anne Baker Jeanette Baker Kage Baker, (born 1952) Madeline Baker... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ca Otto Maria Carpeaux Pat Cadigan, (born 1953) Linda Cajio Brian Callison June Calvin Italo Calvino Stella Cameron Candace... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Da Roald Dahl, (1916–1990) Janet Dailey Ruth Jean Dale Brian Daley, (1947–1996) John Dalmas Peter Danielson Erich... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Kathleen Eagle Margot Early Martin Ebbertz (born 1962) Umberto Eco (born 1932) Allan W. Eckert Rosemary Edghill Cassie Edwards... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Barbara Faith Philip José Farmer, (born 1918) Howard Fast (1914–2003) William Faulkner (1897-1962) Jane Feather Marie Ferrarella... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ga-Ge Diana Gabaldon Eve Gaddy Patricia Gaffney Elizabeth Gage Neil Gaiman, (born 1960) Raymond Z. Gallun, (1911–1994... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ha Hab-Har Jürgen Habermas (born 1929) David Hackworth Sebastian Haffner, which was the pen name for Raimund Pretzel... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Lee Iacocca (born 1924) Sharon Ihle Dean Ing, (born 1931) William Ralph Inge (1860–1954) Simon Ings Judith Ivory... List of authors by name: Jorge Platin A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Jorge Platin [Author of In The Mist of Ancients] Lisa Jackson Shirley Jackson, (1919–1965) Anna Jacobs... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ka-Ke Franz Kafka, (1883–1924) Andrea Kane Kathleen Kane Colin Kapp, (born 1928) Jan Karon, (born 1937) Anna... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z La Robert Lacey Linda Ladd Harold Sonny Ladoo R. A. Lafferty, (1914–2002) Arnette Lamb Charlotte Lamb Geoffrey Landis... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ma Maa-Man Amin Maalouf (born, 1949) Darko Macan (born, 1966) Ann-Marie MacDonald (born 1958) Betty MacDonald, (1908... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Linda Nagata, (born 1960) Jan Narveson, (born 1936) Betty Neels Carla Neggers Edith Nesbit, (1858–1924) John Newbery Larry... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Charles Oberndorf Robert C. OBrien OConnor, Flannery Constance ODay-Flannery Scott ODell Elisabeth Ogilvie John... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Pa Lynda Page P.K. Page Chuck Palahniuk Greg Palast Catherine Palmer Diana Palmer Ray Palmer Robert Palmer Edgar... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Amanda Quick (also known as Jayne Ann Krentz, Jayne Castle) Julia Quinn (born 1969) Categories: Lists of writers ... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Ra-Ri Sheila Rabe Alexandra Raife Ayn Rand (1905–1982) Bill Ransom Arthur Ransome, (1884–1967) Rick Raphael Marjorie... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Sa Fred Saberhagen, (born 1930) Louis Sachar Carl Sagan, (1934–1996) Antoine de Saint-Exupery, (1900–1944) Patty Salier... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z John Taine, (1883–1960) (Pseudonym of Eric Temple Bell) Nassim Nicholas Taleb Amy Tan, (born 1952) Andrew Taylor Ann... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Leon Uris Emma Maree Urquhart Categories: Lists of writers ... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Chris Van Allsburg Jack Vance, (born 1916) Janwillem van de Wetering, (born 1931) Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882-1944... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Wa-We Ugonna Wachuku, (born 1971) Roland C. Wagner, (born 1960) Howard Waldrop, (born 1946) Alice Walker, (born 1944... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Categories: Lists of writers ... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Jane Yolen, (born 1939) Rebecca York Ed Young Lin Yutang Categories: Lists of writers ... List of authors by name: A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – K – L – M – N – O – P – Q – R – S – T – U – V – W – X – Y – Z Timothy Zahn, (born 1951) Janusz A. Zajdel, (1938–1985) Yevgeny Zamyatin, (1884–1937) George Zebrowski, (born 1945) Roger Zelazny...


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Biographers are authors who write an account of another persons life, while autobiographers are authors who write their own biography. ... List of important Childrens literature authors and their most famous works. ... Buddhist authors, of course, write books about Buddhism. ... Crime writers may include the authors of any sub-genre of crime fiction, including Detective fiction, Mystery fiction, or hard-boiled fiction. ... This is a list of Detective fiction authors. ... List of notable playwrights. ... Matthew Arnold Hilaire Belloc William Brandon Anthony Burgess Otto Maria Carpeaux William Cobbett Charles Caleb Colton Richard De Bury Ralph Waldo Emerson Joseph Epstein Richard Farmer Ian Frazier William Hazlitt Hugh Hood Michael Johns Samuel Johnson Miroslav Krleza Tomislav Ladan Nathan McCall Donald Grant Mitchell Michel de Montaigne Joyce Carol... This partial list of fantasy authors, perhaps unsurprisingly, contains many overlaps with the list of science fiction authors. ... Folkloristics is the formal academic study of folklore such as fairy tales and folk mythology in oral or non-literary traditions. ... This is a list of historians. ... This list may include any author who has written a historical novel as defined in the relevant article. ... This is currently an alphabetical, worldwide list of popular illustrators. ... This is a list of some notable authors in the horror fiction genre. ... A humorist is an author who specializes in short, humorous articles or essays. ... This is a list of journalists. ... This is a list of writers of non-fiction articles or essays for magazine periodicals. ... This is a list of military writers, alphabetical by last name. ... This is a list of mystery writers: Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z —See also—External links A Harriet Stratemeyer Adams, (pseudonyms Carolyn Keene, Franklin W... This is a list of technical writers, this kind of writers have grown substantially till the end of the 90s. ... This is a list of newspaper writers, journalists or other authors who may have written for major metropolitan newspapers or other types of major periodical newspapers. ... The term non-fiction author ecompasses a vast number of fields and individuals. ... Well-known authors of novels, listed by country: See also: Lists of authors, List of poets, List of playwrights, List of short story authors // Albania Ismail Kadare Ancient Latin Authors Petronius Argentina Marcos Aguinis César Aira Federico Andahazi Roberto Arlt Adolfo Bioy Casares Abelardo Castillo Julio Cortázar, (1914... . This is a list of occult writers: Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Aaron C. Donahue. ... List of notable playwrights. ... This is a list of poets. ... The following people are authors of writings on political subjects: Andrej Amalrik Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) Harry Browne (1933 -) Monica de Bruyn Noam Chomsky (born 1928) David Friedman David Gauthier Jürgen Habermas (born 1929) Johann Gottfried von Herder (1744-1803) Jane Jacobs (born 1916) Michael Johns (born 1964... This is a list of novelists who specialise or specialised in romance novels. ... Note that this partial list contains some authors whose works of fantastic fiction would today be called science fiction, even if they predate, or did not work in that genre. ... Screenwriters, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... This is a list of writers whose works are either explicitly declared to be or are generally perceived to be in the self-help genre. ... This is a partial list of short story authors: Lee K. Abbott (born 1947) Sherman Alexie (born 1966) Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Isaac Babel (1894-1940) John Barth (born 1930) Donald Barthelme (1931-1989) Charles Baxter (born 1947) Ann Beattie (born 1947) Arnold Bennett (1867-1931... This is a list of thriller or suspense novelists. ... This is a list of some notable authors in the western fiction genre. ... Tim Lahaye Jerry Jenkins Syed Ali Naqvi Daniel R. Jennings Category: ...

By nationality, race, or origin

Well-known authors of novels, listed by country: See also: Lists of authors, List of poets, List of playwrights, List of short story authors // Albania Ismail Kadare Algeria Albert Camus (1913 – 1960) Mohammed Dib (1920 – 2003) Tahar Djaout (1954 – 1993) Assia Djebar (1936 – ) Ahlam Mostaghanemi Kateb Yacine (1929 – 1989) Ancient... African Writers: This is a list of literary figures from Africa, including poets, novelists, childrens writers, essayists, and scholars. ... African Writers (by country): This is a list of prominent and notable literary figures from the African continent, listed by country, including poets, novelists, childrens writers, essayists, and scholars, listed by country. ... This is a list of African-American authors and writers, all of whom are considered part of African American literature. ... This is a list of Albanian writers. ... Jean Amrouche (1907-1962) Marguerite Taos Amrouche (1913-1976) Rachid Boudjedra (1914-) Albert Camus(1913-1960) Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) Mohammed Dib (1920-2003) Tahar Djaout (1954-1993) Assia Djebar (1936-) Frantz Fanon, originally from Martinique (1925-1961) Mouloud Feraoun (1913-1962) Mouloud Mammeri (1917-1989) Rachid Mimouni (1945-1995... Categories: American writers | Asian Americans ... This is a list of novelists from the United States. ... The following is a list of prominent Armenians and people of Armenian descent. ... Christine Adjahi Gnimagnon, also connected with Senegal Berte-Evelyne Agbo, also connected with Senegal Colette Senami Agossou Houeto (1939-) Francis Aupiais, born in France (1877-1945) Olympe Bhêly-Quenum Florent Couao-Zotti (1964-) Félix Couchoro, also connected with Togo (1900-1968) Richard Dogbeh, also connected with Togo, Senegal... // Literary Critics Alfredo Bosi (1936- ) Antonio Candido Otto Maria Carpeaux (1900-1978) Roberto Schwartz Silviano Santiago José Guilherme Merquior (1941-1991) Chroniclers Fernando Sabino (1923–2004) João Ubaldo Ribeiro Luis Fernando Veríssimo Mario Prata Rubem Braga (1913–1990) Dramatists Augusto Boal (1931-) Dias Gomes (1922-1999) Gianfrancesco Guarnieri... This is a list of Canadian literary figures, including poets, novelists, childrens writers, essayists, and scholars. ... Lado Asatiani Nikoloz Baratashvili Vasil Barnovi Lasha Bugadze Basik Gabashvili Ekaterine Gabashvili Demetre I Konstantine Gamsakhurdia Zviad Gamsakhurdia Iakob Gogebashvili Levan Gotua Terenti Graneli Ioseb Grishashvili Alexander Chavchavadze Ilia Chavchavadze Otar Chiladze Tamaz Chiladze Simon Chikovani Nodar Dumbadze Rapiel Eristavi Anastasia Eristav-Khoshtaria Paolo Iashvili Mikheil Javakhishvili Maka Jokhadze Aleksandre... Ignác Acsády (1845–1904) Tamás Aczél (1921–1994) Endre Ady (1877–1919) Anonymus (2nd half of the XIII century) Zoltán Ambrus (1861–1932) Lajos Áprily (1897–1973) János Arany (1817–1882) László Arany (1844–1898) Mihály Babits (1883–1941) József Bakucz (1929–1990) Bálint Balassi (1554–1594) Béla Balázs (1884... This is a list of Iranian writers. ... Italian writers In alphabetical order: Dante Alighieri Ludovico Ariosto Riccardo Bacchelli Alessandro Baricco Giorgio Bassani Cesare Beccaria Zucchero Bencivenni Stefano Benni Alberto Bevilacqua Giovanni Boccaccio Vitaliano Brancati Gesualdo Bufalino Aldo Busi Dino Buzzati Italo Calvino Andrea Camilleri Mauro Campagnoli Dino Campana Achille Campanile Luigi Capuana Carlo Cassola Carlo Collodi Gabriele... Renaissance Marko Marulić Marin Držić Hanibal Lucić Dinko Zlatarić Petar Zoranić Baroque Ivan Gundulić Ivan Bunić Vučić Classicism and Sentimentalism Andrija Kačić Miošić Matija Antun Reljković Romanticism Ivan Mažuranić Stanko Vraz August Šenoa Realism Ante Kovačić Silvije Strahimir Kranjčević Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Modernism Antun Gustav Matoš Janko Polić Kamov The... This is a list of Native American writers of note: Sherman Alexie Michael Dorris Charles Eastman Joy Harjo William Least Heat-Moon Tomson Highway Leslie Marmon Silko Lee Maracle Rigoberta Menchú N. Scott Momaday Daniel David Moses Wilhelm Murg Eden Robinson Ian Ross Luther Standing Bear Drew Hayden Taylor Gerald... Aziz Ahmad Ahmed Ali Tariq Ali Tahir Aslam Gora Faiz Ahmed Faiz Altaf Fatima Zulfikar Ghose Alamgir Hashmi Abdullah Hussein Daud Kamal Maki Kureishi Saadat Hasan Manto Taufiq Rafat N. M. Rashed Muhammad Sadiq Partawi Shah Shaukat Siddiqi Bapsi Sidhwa Muniruddin Ahmed Kishwar Naheed Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi Agha Babur Mumtaz... Category: Lists of writers ... . ... This is a list of Romanian writers // Prose Ion Creangă (1839-1889) Ioan Slavici (1848-1925) Urmuz (1883-1923) Liviu Rebreanu (1885-1944) Panait Istrati (1884 - 1935) Vasile Voiculescu (1884-1963) Mihail Sadoveanu (1889-1961) Camil Petrescu (1894-1957) Mircea Eliade (1907-1986) Marin Preda (1922-1980) Augustin Buzura (born... This is the list of authors that wrote in Russian language. ... The following is a list of the most important authors of Slovak prose and drama, for a list of Slovak poets see Slovak poetry: Middle Ages (800 – 1500) Constantine (827-869) – born in Thessaloniki Saint Methodius (815-885) - born in Thessaloniki Gorazd (late 9th century) Clement of Ohrid (late 9th... This is an alphabetical list of Scottish writers. ... Bai Xianyong: see Pai Hsien-yung Bo Yang 柏楊 Chen Ruoxi 陳若曦 (Chen Jo-hsi) Chen Yingzhen 陳映真 Chu Hsi-ning 朱西甯 Chu Tien-hsin 朱天心 Chu Tien-wen 朱天文 Chung Chao-cheng 鍾肇政 Dong Fangbai 東方白 Hao Yuxiang 郝譽翔 Huang Fan 黃凡 Huang Chunming 黃春明 (Hwang Chun-ming) Jiang Gui 姜貴 (Chiang Kuei) Lai He è³´å’Œ Li Ang 李昂 Li Ao 李敖 Li Qiao... A list of notable Women Writers includes (but is far from limited to): A Louisa May Alcott Maya Angelou Gloria E. Anzaldúa Margaret Atwood Jane Austen B Anne Brontë Charlotte Brontë Emily Brontë Octavia Butler C Lan Cao Angela Carter Ana Castillo Willa Cather Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Kate...

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