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A Solitary Grief (1991) is a novel by Bernice Rubens about a Harley Street doctor who cannot cope with his own life.
Abraham B. Yehoshua (א.ב. יהושע, born December 19, 1936) is an Israeli novelist, essayist, and playwright, published as A. B. Yehoshua.
Adrianus Franciscus Theodorus van der Heijden (born 15 October 1951, Geldrop) is a Dutch writer.
Aïda Mady Diallo is a French-born Malian novelist and director.
Abbas Maroufi (عباس معروفی, born May 17, 1957, in Sangesar, Semnan) is an Iranian novelist and journalist.
Abdelkebir Khatibi (عبد الكبير الخطيبي) (11 February 1938 – 16 March 2009) was a Moroccan literary critic, novelist and playwright.
Abdi Abdulkadir Sheik-Abdi (Cabdi Sheekh Cabdi, عبدي عبد القادر الشيخ عبدي) (born 15 November 1942, Somalia) is a Somali author based in the United States.
Abdourahman A. Waberi is novelist, essayist, poet, academic and short-story writer.
Datuk Abdullah Hussain (25 March 1920 – 31 December 2014) was a Malaysian novelist and writer.
Abdulrazak Gurnah (born 1948 in Zanzibar) is a Tanzanian novelist based in the United Kingdom.
Abelardo Castillo (March 27, 1935 – May 2, 2017) was an Argentine writer, novelist, essayists, born in the city of San Pedro, Buenos Aires.
Adolfo Bioy Casares (September 15, 1914 – March 8, 1999) was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, and translator.
Adriano González León (Valera, Trujillo State, 1931 - Caracas, 12 January 2008) was a Venezuelan writer who is known in his country for the novel País Portátil (1968), widely regarded as the premier Venezuelan novel of the latter half of the 20th century, and for his many years of hosting a television program dedicated to promoting literary appreciation among the general public.
Afäwarq Gäbrä Iyäsus (አፈ ፡ ወርቅ ፡ ገብረ ፡ ኢየሱስ; misspelled in Afevork Ghevre-Jesus or Āfeworq Gebre Īyesūs; misspelled in English Afewark Gebre Iyasus; July 10, 1868 – September 25, 1947) was an Ethiopian writer, who wrote the first novel in Amharic, Ləbb Wälläd Tarik (A Heart -born Story), (Italian: Libb Wolled Tarik).
Agha Shorish Kashmiri (1917 – 1975) was a scholar, writer, debater, and a leader of the Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam party.
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Aino Krohn Kallas (2 August 1878 – 9 November 1956) was a Finnish-Estonian author.
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Albert Tuaopepe Wendt (born 27 August 1939) is a Samoan poet and writer who lives in New Zealand.
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Alberto Savinio, real name Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico (25 August 1891 – 5 May 1952) was an Italian writer, painter, musician, journalist, essayist, playwright, set designer and composer.
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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Алексе́й Никола́евич Толсто́й; – 23 February 1945), nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels.
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Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev (a), better known by the pen name Andrei Bely (a; – 8 January 1934), was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic.
Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov (Андре́й Гео́ргиевич Би́тов, born Leningrad, 27 May 1937) is a prominent Russian writer.
Andrejs Upīts (4 December 1877, Skrīveri parish, Russian Empire – 17 November 1970, Riga, Latvian SSR) was a Latvian teacher, poet, short story writer and Communist polemicist.
Andrew Salkey (30 January 1928 – 28 April 1995) was a novelist, poet, children's books writer and journalist of Jamaican and Haitian origin.
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Ayşe Kulin (born 26 August 1941 in İstanbul) is a Turkish female short story writer, screenwriter and novelist.
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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay or Bankim Chandra Chatterjee (27 June 1838–8 April 1894) was an Indian writer, poet and journalist.
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Berthe-Evelyne Agbo is a writer from Benin who has published poems in French.
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Chenjerai Hove (9 February 1956 – 12 July 2015) was a Zimbabwean poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both English and Shona.
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is a Japanese novelist best known for writing, which was adapted into a popular anime series.
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Heiki Vilep (born 27 March 1960 in Tartu) is an Estonian poet, children's writer and writer.
Heinrich Theodor Böll (21 December 1917 – 16 July 1985) was one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers.
Luiz (Ludwig) Heinrich Mann (27 March 1871 – 11 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with strong social themes.
Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 177721 November 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, short story writer and journalist.
Henri or Hendrik Conscience (3 December 1812 – 10 September 1883) was a Belgian author.
Henning Georg Mankell (3February 19485October 2015) was a Swedish crime writer, children's author, and dramatist, best known for a series of mystery novels starring his most noted creation, Inspector Kurt Wallander.
Henriett Seth F. (Hungarian pseudonym Seth F. Henriett; birth name Fajcsák Henrietta; born 27 October 1980) is a Hungarian autistic savant poet, writer, musician and artist who became world-famous with one book titled Autizmussal önmagamba zárva ("Closed into myself with autism") and her one sentence on many cubes from her book made one monodrama, titled Nemsenkilény, monológ nemmindegyembereknek ("Notanobodycreature"), before the age of 30 worldwide and internally having regard to her childhood autism and heart disorders as mitral valve prolapse, three eye disorders as nearsightedness, astigmatism, strabismus, orthopedic diseases and other physical disorders.
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Herman Louis Cesar Teirlinck (Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, 24 February 1879 – Beersel-Lot, 4 February 1967) was a Belgian writer.
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Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter.
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Hiren Gohain (born 1939) is a Marxist literary critic, poet and social scientist from the Indian state of Assam.
was the pen-name of a novelist in Meiji period Japan.
(December 24, 1920 – August 3, 2015) was a Japanese author.
Hjalmar Emil Fredrik Söderberg (July 2, 1869 – October 14, 1941) was a Swedish novelist, playwright, poet and journalist.
Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (31 December 1878 – 19 February 1937) was a Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer.
Hortensia Papadat-Bengescu (8 December 1876 – 5 March 1955 in Bucharest) was a novelist of the Romanian interwar period.
Houshang Golshiri (هوشنگ گلشیری; March 16, 1938 – June 6, 2000) was an Iranian fiction writer, critic and editor.
How Green Was My Valley is a 1939 novel by Richard Llewellyn, narrated by Huw Morgan, the main character, about his Welsh family and the mining community in which they live.
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Humayun Ahmed (13 November 194819 July 2012) was a Bangladeshi writer, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, song writer, scholar, and lecturer.
Humayun Azad (28 April 194712 August 2004) was a Bangladeshi author, poet, scholar and linguist.
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Ibrahim Aslan (1935 – 7 January 2012) (Arabic: إبراهيم أصلان) was an Egyptian novelist and short story writer.
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If on a winter's night a traveler (Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore) is a 1979 novel by the Italian writer Italo Calvino.
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Imre Kertész (9 November 192931 March 2016) was a Hungarian author and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history".
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Indra Bahadur Rai (इन्द्रबहादुर राई, 3 February 1927 – 6 March 2018) was a Nepali writer and literary critic from Darjeeling, India.
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The first Irish prose fiction, in the form of legendary stories, appeared in the Irish language as early as the seventh century, along with chronicles and lives of saints in Irish and Latin.
Isaac Bashevis Singer (יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-born Jewish writer in Yiddish, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
Isabel Allende (born August 2, 1942) is a Chilean writer.
Ishtiaq Ahmad (اﺸﺘﻴﺎﻖ اﺤﻤﺩ in Urdu), (1941 – 17 November 2015) was a Pakistani fiction writer famous for his spy and detective novels in the Urdu language.
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Isidora Sekulić (Исидора Секулић, 16 February 1877 – 5 April 1958) was a Serbian prose writer, novelist, essayist, polyglot and art critic.
Ismail Kadare (also spelled Kadaré; born 28 January 1936) is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist and playwright.
Israel Joshua Singer (Yiddish: ישראל יהושע זינגער; November 30, 1893, Biłgoraj, Congress Poland — February 10, 1944 New York) was a Polish American novelist who wrote in Yiddish.
István Fekete (25 January 1900, Gölle, Austria-Hungary – 23 June 1970, Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian writer, author of several youth novels and animal stories.
Italo Calvino (. RAI (circa 1970), retrieved 25 October 2012. 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.
Aron Ettore Schmitz (19 December 186113 September 1928), better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo, was an Italian writer, businessman, novelist, playwright, and short story writer.
Ivan Aralica (born 10 September 1930) is a Croatian novelist and essayist.
Ivan Alexandrovich Goncharov (Goncharoff) (r; –) was a Russian novelist best known for his novels A Common Story (1847), Oblomov (1859), and The Precipice (1869).
Ivan Kakovitch (December 9, 1933 Kiev, USSR – December 22, 2006 Paris, France) was an Assyrian author, journalist, professor, and a nationalist leader.
Ivan Pinheiro Themudo Lessa (May 9, 1935 – June 8, 2012) was a Brazilian journalist and writer of American descent.
Ivan Shamiakin (Іван Шамякін, 30 January 1921 – 14 October 2004) was a Soviet Belarusian writer, he was perhaps one of the most prolific writers of the Soviet BSSR, writing in a socialist realist style.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (ɪˈvan sʲɪrˈɡʲeɪvʲɪtɕ tʊrˈɡʲenʲɪf; September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.
Iván Mándy (23 December 1918 in Budapest – 6 October 1995 in Budapest) was a Hungarian writer.
Ivo Andrić (Иво Андрић,; born Ivan Andrić; 9 October 1892 – 13 March 1975) was a Yugoslav novelist, poet and short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961.
Ivory Coast, also known as Côte d'Ivoire and officially as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, is a sovereign state located in West Africa.
John Benibengor Blay (born 1915) was a Ghanaian journalist, writer, publisher and politician, who has been called "the father of popular writing in Ghana".
Joseph Ephraim Casely Hayford, MBE (29 September 1866 – 11 August 1930), also known as Ekra-Agiman, was a Ghanaian journalist, editor, author, lawyer, educator, and politician who supported pan-African nationalism.
Jaan Kross (19 February 1920 – 27 December 2007) was an Estonian writer.
Jack Jones CBE (24 November 1884 – 7 May 1970) was a Welsh miner, Trade Union official, politician, novelist and playwright.
Jacques Roumain (June 4, 1907 – August 18, 1944) was a Haitian writer, politician, and advocate of Marxism.
Jagdish Ghimire (Nepali: जगदीश घिमिरे) (10 April 1946 – 31 October 2013) was a Nepalese writer, political analyst and development worker.
Jagadish Mohanty (17 February 1951 – 29 December 2013) was a renowned Odia writer, considered as a trendsetter in modern Odia fiction, has received the prestigious Sarala Award in 2003, Odisha Sahitya Akademi Award in 1990, Dharitri Award in 1985, Jhankar Award, Prajatantra Award.
Jaime Manrique (born 16 June 1949) is a bilingual Colombian American novelist, poet, essayist, educator, and translator.
Jakov Xoxa (1923–1979) was an Albanian writer of the 20th century.
Jalal Barzanji (born 1953 in Arbil northern of Iraq) is a contemporary Kurdish poet and writer.
Jamal (Hossein) Mirsadeghi (جمال میرصادقی, b. 1933) is an Iranian writer.
James Berry, OBE, Hon FRSL (28 September 1924 – 20 June 2017), was a black Jamaican poet who settled in England in the 1940s.
Jan Frans Willems (11 March 1793 – 24 June 1846), Flemish writer and father of the Flemish movement.
Jan Oskar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou (born 17 January 1944) is a French-Swedish author and journalist.
Jan Kjærstad (born 6 March 1953 in Oslo) is a Norwegian author.
Count Jan Potocki (8 March 1761 – 23 December 1815) was a Polish nobleman, Polish Army Captain of Engineers, ethnologist, Egyptologist, linguist, traveler, adventurer, and popular author of the Enlightenment period, whose life and exploits made him a legendary figure in his homeland.
Jan Hendrik Wolkers (Oegstgeest, 26 October 1925 – Texel, 19 October 2007) was a Dutch author, sculptor and painter.
Janbaz Mirza (born Mirza Ghulam Nabi Janbaz) was a writer, poet, and journalist from Pakistan.
Jane Urquhart, Order of Canada OC (born June 21, 1949) is a Canadian novelist and poet born in Little Long Lac, Ontario.
Nene Janet Paterson Clutha (28 August 1924 – 29 January 2004) was a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame.
Jaroslav Hašek (30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist.
Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize–winning Czechoslovak writer, poet and journalist.
Javier Abril Espinoza (born 1967) is a Honduran writer based in Switzerland.
Javier Marías (born 20 September 1951) is a Spanish novelist, translator, and columnist.
János Kodolányi (Kodolányi János; Telki, March 13, 1899 – Budapest, August 10, 1969) Hungarian writer of short stories, dramas, novels and sociographies.
Józef Ignacy Kraszewski (28 July 1812 – 19 March 1887) was a Polish writer, publisher, historian, journalist, scholar, painter and author who produced more than 200 novels and 150 novellas, short stories, and art reviews.
József baron Eötvös de Vásárosnamény (3 September 1813 – 2 February 1871) was a Hungarian writer and statesman, the son of Ignác baron Eötvös de Vásárosnamény and Anna von Lilien, who stemmed from an Erbsälzer family of Werl in Germany.
József Kármán (14 March 1769 in Losonc – 3 June 1795 in Losonc), sentimentalist Hungarian author, was born at Losonc (today Lučenec in Slovakia) in 1769, the son of a Calvinist pastor.
Jean Constance D'Costa (born 13 January 1937) is a Jamaican children's novelist, linguist, and professor emeritus.
Jean Jacques Clark Parent is a writer, poet, composer, singer, playwright, novelist, and philosopher.
Jean Rhys, (born Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams; 24 August 1890 – 14 May 1979) was a mid-20th-century novelist who was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Dominica, though she was mainly resident in England from the age of 16.
Jean-Baptiste Nguema Abessolo, also seen as J.-B. Abessolo-Nguema, (born 15 February 1932) is an educator and writer of Gabon.
Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo (4 March 1901 or 1903 – 22 June 1937), born Joseph-Casimir Rabearivelo, is widely considered to be Africa's first modern poet and the greatest literary artist of Madagascar.
Jeannette Balou Tchichelle (1947 – 2005) was an author.
Jozef Adriaan Anna Geeraerts (23 February 1930 – 11 May 2015), better known as Jef Geeraerts, was a Belgian writer.
Jelena Dimitrijević (27 March 1862 – 10 April 1945) was a short story writer, novelist, poet, traveller, social worker, feminist, and a polyglot.
Jenő Rejtő (born Jenő Reich 1905, died 1943; pseudonyms: P. Howard, Gibson Lavery) was a Hungarian journalist, pulp fiction writer and playwright who died as a forced labourer during World War II.
Jens Ingvald Bjørneboe (9 October 1920 – 9 May 1976) was a Norwegian writer whose work spanned a number of literary formats.
Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn (born 1949) is a Filipino playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist.
Nilanjana Sudeshna "Jhumpa" Lahiri (ঝুম্পা লাহিড়ী; born on July 11, 1967) is an American author.
Jibanananda Das (জীবনানন্দ দাশ) (17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.
Louis Cha Leung-yung, (born 6 February 1924), better known by his pen name Jin Yong, is a Chinese wuxia ("martial arts and chivalry") novelist and essayist who co-founded the Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao in 1959 and served as its first editor-in-chief.
Joan Riley (born 26 May 1958), Orlando.
Joanot Martorell (Gandia, south of Valencia, 1413 – 1468) was a Valencian knight and the author of the novel Tirant lo Blanch, written in the Valencian vernacular (Martorell calls it vulgar llengua valenciana) and published at Valencia in 1490.
Joaquín García Monge (January 20, 1881 – 1958) is considered one of Costa Rica's most important writers.
Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (June 24, 1820 – April 11, 1882) was a Brazilian novelist, doctor, teacher, poet, playwright and journalist, famous for the romance A Moreninha.
João Guimarães Rosa (27 June 1908 – 19 November 1967) was a Brazilian novelist, short story writer and diplomat.
João Ubaldo Ribeiro (January 23, 1941 – July 18, 2014) was a Brazilian writer, journalist, screenwriter and professor.
Johan Collett Müller Borgen (28 April 1902 – 16 October 1979) was a Norwegian author, journalist and critic.
Johan Daisne was the pseudonym of Flemish author Herman Thiery (2 September 1912–9 August 1978).
Johan Falkberget, born Johan Petter Lillebakken, (30 September 1879 – 5 April 1967) was a Norwegian author.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (commonly known as Johannes V. Jensen; 20 January 1873 – 25 November 1950) was a Danish author, often considered the first great Danish writer of the 20th century.
John Alfred Alexander Lee (31 October 1891 – 13 June 1982) was a New Zealand politician and writer.
John Edgar Colwell Hearne (4 February 1926 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada – 12 December 1994 in Stony Hill, Jamaica) was a mixed race Jamaican novelist, journalist, and teacher.
Jojo Cobbinah (born 25 May 1948) is a Ghanaian author living in Accra, Ghana, noted for his travel guides.
Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie (6 November 1833 – 5 July 1908) was a Norwegian novelist, poet, and playwright who, together with Henrik Ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and Alexander Kielland, is considered to have been one of the Four Greats of 19th century Norwegian literature.
Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (10 August 1912 – 6 August 2001) was a Brazilian writer of the modernist school.
Jorge Enrique Adoum (June 29, 1926 in Ambato – July 3, 2009 in Quito) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, politician, and diplomat. He was one of the major exponents of Latin American poetry. His work received such prestigious awards as the first Casa de las Américas Prize in Cuba, the most important honor in Latin American letters. Though hailed by Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda as the best poet of his generation in Latin America, Adoum’s work is unknown in the English-speaking world.
Jorge Ibargüengoitia Antillón (born January 22, 1928 in Guanajuato, Mexico; died November 27, 1983 in Mejorada del Campo, Madrid, Spain) was a Mexican novelist and playwright who achieved great popular and critical success with his satires, three of which have appeared in English: Las Muertas (The Dead Girls), Dos Crimenes (Two Crimes), and Los Relámpagos de Agosto (The Lightning of August).
Jorge Icaza Coronel (June 10, 1906 – May 26, 1978), commonly referred to as Jorge Icaza, was a writer from Ecuador, best known for his novel Huasipungo, which brought attention to the exploitation of Ecuador's indigenous people by Ecuadorian whites.
Jorge Majfud (born 1969) is a Uruguayan American writer.
Jorge Salgado-Reyes (born April 23, 1968) is a Chilean and British sci-fi, cyberpunk author, private investigator and photographer.
José Alencar Gomes da Silva (October 17, 1931 – March 29, 2011) was a Brazilian businessman and politician who served as the Vice President of Brazil from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010.
José Donoso Yáñez (October 5, 1924 – December 7, 1996) was a Chilean writer.
José Eduardo Agualusa Alves da Cunha (born December 13, 1960, in modern-day Huambo, Angola) is an Angolan journalist and writer of Portuguese and Brazilian descent.
José Emilio Pacheco Berny (June 30, 1939 – January 26, 2014) was a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist and short story writer.
José Enrique Camilo Rodó Piñeyro (15 July 1871 – 1 May 1917) was a Uruguayan essayist.
José Eustasio Rivera Salas (February 19, 1888 - December 1, 1928) was a Colombian lawyer and poet primarily known for his national epic The Vortex.
José Lezama Lima (December 19, 1910 – August 9, 1976) was a Cuban writer and poet who is considered one of the most influential figures in Latin American literature.
José Lins do Rego Cavalcanti (July 3, 1901 in Pilar Paraíba – September 12, 1957 in Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian novelist most known for his semi-autobiographical "sugarcane cycle." These novels were the basis of films that had distribution in the English speaking world.
José Luandino Vieira (born José Vieira Mateus da Graça on 4 May 1935) is an Angolan writer of short fiction and novels.
José María Arguedas Altamirano (18 January 1911 – 2 December 1969) was a Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist.
José Martínez Queirolo (March 22, 1931 – October 8, 2008) was an Ecuadorian playwright and narrator.
José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda, widely known as José Rizal (June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896), was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines.
Jose Y. Dalisay Jr. (born January 15, 1954) is a Filipino writer.
Josef Haslinger (born July 5, 1955) is an Austrian writer.
Joseph Opatoshu (יוסף אָפּאַטאָשו in Yiddish, Józef Opatoszu) (1886–1954) was a Polish-born Yiddish novelist and short story writer.
Joseph Roth, born Moses Joseph Roth (2 September 1894 – 27 May 1939), was an Austrian-Jewish journalist and novelist, best known for his family saga Radetzky March (1932), about the decline and fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, his novel of Jewish life, Job (1930), and his seminal essay "Juden auf Wanderschaft" (1927; translated into English in The Wandering Jews), a fragmented account of the Jewish migrations from eastern to western Europe in the aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution.
Jostein Gaarder (born 8 August 1952) is a Norwegian intellectual and author of several novels, short stories and children's books.
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Journey by Moonlight (Utas és holdvilág, literally "Traveler and Moonlight") is among the best-known novels in contemporary Hungarian literature.
Cassia Joy Cowley, (née Summers; born 7 August 1936) is a New Zealand author best known for her children's fiction, including the popular series of books Mrs. Wishy-Washy.
Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary (7 December 1888 – 29 March 1957) was an Irish novelist.
Juan Carlos Onetti Borges (July 1, 1909, Montevideo – May 30, 1994, Madrid) was a Uruguayan novelist and author of short stories.
Juan Goytisolo Gay (5 January 1931 – 4 June 2017) was a Spanish poet, essayist, and novelist.
Juan José Arreola Zúñiga (September 21, 1918 – December 3, 2001) was a Mexican writer and academic.
Juan José Saer (June 28, 1937June 11, 2005) was one of the most important Argentine novelists of the last fifty years.
Juan Marsé Carbó (born 8 January 1933 in Barcelona) is a Spanish novelist, journalist and screenwriter.
Juan María Montalvo Fiallos (April 13, 1832 in Ambato – January 17, 1889 in Paris) was an Ecuadorian author and essayist.
Juan Nepomuceno Carlos Pérez Rulfo Vizcaíno, best known as Juan Rulfo (16 May 1917 – 7 January 1986), was a Mexican writer, screenwriter and photographer.
Juan Tomás Ávila (born 1966) is an Equatoguinean writer.
Juana Fernández Morales de Ibarbourou, also known as Juana de América, (1892–1979) was a Uruguayan poet and one of the most popular poets of Spanish America.
Juhan Liiv (in Allatzkiwwi &ndash) in Werbach-Kosse) is one of Estonia's most famous poets.
Juhan Smuul (18 February 1922 – 13 April 1971) was an Estonian writer.
Juhani Aho, originally Johannes Brofeldt (11 September 1861 – 8 August 1921), was a Finnish author and journalist.
Julián Padrón (8 September 1910 – 2 August 1954) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist and lawyer.
Julijana Matanović (born 6 April 1959) is a Croatian short story writer and novelist.
Julio Cortázar, born Julio Florencio Cortázar; (August 26, 1914 – February 12, 1984) was an Argentine novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
Julio Escoto (born February 28, 1944 in San Pedro Sula) is a Honduran short-story teller, novelist and essayist.
Sir Julius Vogel (24 February 1835 – 12 March 1899) was the eighth Premier of New Zealand.
was one of the major writers of modern Japanese literature, and perhaps the most popular Japanese novelist after Natsume Sōseki.
was a Japanese novelist and short-story writer.
was a Japanese novelist.
Subramaniam Krishnan (born 1942), popularly known as K. S. Maniam, is an Indian Malaysian academic and novelist.
Khalil Gibran (sometimes spelled Kahlil; full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran (جبران خليل جبران / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (modern day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero., BBC News, May 12, 2012, Retrieved May 12, 2012. A member of the New York Pen League, he is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture.Acocella, Joan (January 7, 2008).. The New Yorker. Retrieved March 9, 2009. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
Ramaswamy Aiyer Krishnamurthy (9 September 1899 – 5 December 1954), better known by his pen name Kalki, was a Tamil writer, journalist, poet, critic and Indian independence activist.
Kaarlo (Kalle) Alvar Päätalo (11 November 1919 – 20 November 2000) was a Finnish novelist, the most popular Finnish writer in the 20th century.
Kamila Shamsie (born 13 August 1973) is a British Pakistani novelist.
Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Kannada people in India, mainly in the state of Karnataka, and by significant linguistic minorities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa and abroad.
Karel Čapek (9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer of the early 20th century.
Karel van Mander (I) or Carel van Mander I (May 1548 – 2 September 1606) was a Flemish painter, poet, art historian and art theoretician, who established himself in the Dutch Republic in the latter part of his life.
Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke (née Dinesen; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962) was a Danish author who wrote works in Danish and English.
Karl Ristikivi (in Pärnumaa, Saulepi Parish, Lääne County (now Kilgi, Varbla Parish, Pärnu County) – 19 July 1977 in Solna, Stockholm) was an Estonian writer.
Katherine (Kate) Duignan (see Clan O Duibhgeannain) (born 1974) is a New Zealand novelist.
Kate Roberts (13 February 1891 – 4 April 1985) was one of the foremost Welsh-language authors of the 20th century.
Kateb Yacine ((August 2, 1929 or August 6, 1929 – October 28, 1989) was an Franco-Algerian writer notable for his novels and plays, both in French and Algerian Arabic dialect, and his advocacy of the Berber cause.
Kaur Kender (born 27 May 1971 in Estonia) is an Estonian author and entrepreneur.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম,; 24 May 189929 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician, and revolutionary.
Kazohinia is a novel written in Hungarian and in Esperanto by Sándor Szathmári (1897 – 1974).
Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó (16 January 1847 – 28 May 1910) was a major Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician.
Károly Kós (born as Károly Kosch,; December 16, 1883 – August 25, 1977) was a Hungarian architect, writer, illustrator, ethnologist and politician of Austria-Hungary and Romania.
, pseudonym of, was a Japanese writer, playwright, photographer and inventor.
Kemal Tahir (March 13, 1910 - April 21, 1973) was a prominent Turkish novelist and intellectual.
Kenneth Martin "Ken" Follett, (born 5 June 1949) is a British author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works.
was a Japanese poet and author of children's literature from Hanamaki, Iwate, in the late Taishō and early Shōwa periods.
is a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature.
Keri Hulme (born 9 March 1947) is a New Zealand novelist, poet, and short-story writer.
Kersti Merilaas (in Narva – 8 March 1986 in Tallinn) was an Estonian poet and translator.
Khagendra Sangraula (born 25 November 1946) is writer, novelist of Nepali literature famous for his unique style of satire.
Khairy Shalaby (خيري شلبي) (January 31, 1938 – 9 September 2011) was an Egyptian novelist and writer.
Kiran Desai (born 3 September 1971) is an Indian author.
Kiran Nagarkar (born 1942) is an Indian novelist, playwright, film and drama critic and screenwriter both in Marathi and English, and is one of the most significant writers of postcolonial India.
Knut Hamsun (August 4, 1859 – February 19, 1952) was a major Norwegian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920.
William Esuman-Gwira Sekyi, better known as Kobina Sekyi (1 November 1892, Cape Coast – 1956) was a nationalist lawyer, politician and writer in the Gold Coast.
Kofi Awoonor (born George Kofi Nyidevu Awoonor-Williams; 1935 – 21 September 2013) was a Ghanaian poet and author whose work combined the poetic traditions of his native Ewe people and contemporary and religious symbolism to depict Africa during decolonization.
Kofi Batsa (1931 – 1991) was a Ghanaian political activist and writer.
Kossi Efoui (born 1962 in Anfoin) is a Togolese writer, playwright, and novelist.
Kulpreet Yadav is an Indian writer in the fiction-Thriller genre.
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (29 December 1904 – 11 November 1994), popularly known by his pen name Kuvempu, was an Indian novelist, poet, playwright, critic and thinker.
Kwame Senu Neville Dawes (born 28 July 1962, Ghana) is a Ghanaian poet, actor, editor, critic, musician, and former Louis Frye Scudder Professor of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina.
, real name, is the pen name of a Japanese author of novels, short stories, and kabuki plays who was active during the prewar period.
Laila Lalami (ليلى العلمي, born 1968) is a Moroccan-American novelist and essayist.
Lakshmi Persaud is a Trinidad-born, British-based writer who resides in London, England.
Lakshminath Bezbaroa /lokh-mi-nah-th bez-boh-ruu-ah/ (লক্ষ্মীনাথ বেজবৰুৱা, लक्ष्मीनाथ बेजबरुवा; 1864–1938) was a great Assamese personality and celebrated pioneer of modern Assamese literature.
Lalon also known as Lalon Sain, Lalon Shah, Lalon Fakir or Mahatma Lalon (c. 1772 – 17 October 1890; Bengali: 1 Kartik 1179) was a prominent Bengali philosopher, Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker.
Shu Qingchun (3 February 189924 August 1966), courtesy name Sheyu, best known by his pen name Lao She, was a Chinese novelist and dramatist.
Larisa Alexandrovna (born 1971) is a journalist, essayist, and poet.
Lars Saabye Christensen, (born 21 September 1953 in Oslo) is a Norwegian/Danish author.
Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican novelist, screenwriter and a politician who serves in the Chamber of Deputies (2012-2018) for the Morena Party.
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Lawrence Darmani is a Ghanaian novelist, poet and publisher.
Lawrence Scott (born in Trinidad, 1943) is an award-winning novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago, who divides his time between London and Port of Spain.
Laxmi Prasad Devkota (लक्ष्मीप्रसाद देवकोटा, 12 November 1909 – 14 September 1959) was a Nepali poet,:playwright, and novelist.
László Krasznahorkai (born 5 January 1954) is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter who is known for critically difficult and demanding novels, often labeled as postmodern, with dystopian and melancholic themes.
László Németh (18 April 1901 – 3 March 1975) was a Hungarian dentist, writer, dramatist and essayist.
Joaquim Lúcio Cardoso Filho, known as Lúcio Cardoso (Curvelo, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 14, 1912 – Rio de Janeiro, September 22, 1968), was a Brazilian novelist, playwright, and poet.
Le Ly Hayslip (born Phùng Thị Lệ Lý; December 19, 1949) is a Vietnamese-American writer, memoirist and humanitarian.
Leïla Sebbar (born 1941) is a French-Algerian author.
Leila Aboulela (born 1964), Arabic 'ليلى ابوالعلا' is a Sudanese writer who writes in English.
Lenrie Leopold Wilfred Peters (1 September 1932 – 28 May 2009) was a Gambian surgeon, novelist, poet and educationist.
Leo Kunnas (born November 14, 1967) is an Estonian former military officer and a science fiction writer.
Count Lyov (also Lev) Nikolayevich Tolstoy (also Лев) Николаевич ТолстойIn Tolstoy's day, his name was written Левъ Николаевичъ Толстой.
Leonardo de la Caridad Padura Fuentes (born 1955) is a Cuban novelist and journalist.
Leonardo Sciascia (8 January 1921 – 20 November 1989) was an Italian writer, novelist, essayist, playwright, and politician.
Leone Ross (born 26 June 1969, Coventry, England) is a novelist, short story writer, editor, journalist and academic of Jamaican and Scottish ancestry.
Leonid Maximovich Leonov (Леони́д Макси́мович Лео́нов; — 8 August 1994) was a Soviet novelist and playwright.
Leopoldo García-Alas y Ureña (25 April 1852 – 13 June 1901), also known as Clarín, was a Spanish realist novelist born in Zamora.
Leopoldo Marechal (June 11, 1900 – June 26, 1970) was one of the most important Argentine writers of the twentieth century.
Lesley Naa Norle Lokko is a Ghanaian-Scottish architect, academic, and novelist.
Li Yu (given name: 仙侣 Xiānlǚ; courtesy name: 笠翁 Lìwēng; 1610–1680 AD), also known as Li Liweng, was a Chinese playwright, novelist and publisher.
Lilli Promet (16 February 1922, in Petseri – 16 February 2007, in Tallinn) was an Estonian author.
Afonso Henriques de Lima Barreto (May 13, 1881 – November 1, 1922) was a Brazilian novelist and journalist.
Lina Júlia Francisco Magaia (1940 – June 27, 2011) was a Mozambican writer, journalist and veteran of the war for the independence of Mozambique.
Linda Ty Casper (Malabon, 1931) is a Filipino writer.
Carlton Lindsay Barrett, also known as Eseoghene (born 15 September 1941), is a Jamaican-born poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, journalist and photographer who since 1966 has lived in Nigeria, of which country he became a citizen in the mid-1980s.
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Liviu Rebreanu (November 27, 1885 – September 1, 1944) was a Romanian novelist, playwright, short story writer, and journalist.
Ludovicus Carolus Zielens (13 June 1901–28 November 1944) was a Belgian novelist and journalist.
Lolita is a 1955 novel written by Russian American novelist Vladimir Nabokov.
Lope K. Santos (born Lope Santos y Canseco, September 25, 1879 – May 1, 1963) was a Filipino Tagalog language writer and former senator of the Philippines.
Louis Émond (born November 9, 1969) is a Quebec writer.
Louis Paul Boon (15 March 1912, in Aalst – 10 May 1979, in Erembodegem) was a Flemish novelist and competes only with Hugo Claus (1929-2008) for the title of most important twentieth-century Flemish writer in the Dutch language.
Lu Xun (Wade–Giles romanisation: Lu Hsün) was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), a leading figure of modern Chinese literature.
Lualhati Torres Bautista (born December 2, 1945) is one of the foremost Filipino female novelists in the history of contemporary Philippine literature.
Lucila Gamero de Medina (12 June 1873 – 23 January 1964) was a Honduran romantic novelist.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), published as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables.
Luigi Capuana (May 28, 1839 – November 29, 1915) was an Italian author and journalist and one of the most important members of the ''verist'' movement (see also ''verismo'' (literature)).
Luigi Pirandello (28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays.
Luis López Nieves (born January 17, 1950) is one of the most influential and best-selling Puerto Rican authors in history.
Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura (born October 4, 1949) is a Chilean writer and journalist.
Luisa Valenzuela (born November 26, 1938 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a post-'Boom' novelist and short story writer.
Moyez G. Vassanji, CM (born 30 May 1950) is a Canadian novelist and editor, who writes under the name M. G. Vassanji.
Maaza Mengiste (born 1974) is an Ethiopian-American writer and author of the 2010 novel Beneath the Lion's Gaze.
Macedonio Fernández (1 June 1874 – 10 February 1952) was an Argentine writer, humorist, and philosopher.
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known by his surnames as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme VelhoVainfas, p. 505.
Magda Szabó (October 5, 1917 – November 19, 2007) was a Hungarian novelist.
Maguy (Margaret) Rashidi Kabamba (born August 3, 1960) is a writer and translator from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Mahmoud Dowlatabadi (محمود دولتآبادی, Mahmud Dowlatâbâdi) (born 1 August 1940 in Dowlatabad, Sabzevar) is an Iranian writer and actor, known for his promotion of social and artistic freedom in contemporary Iran and his realist depictions of rural life, drawn from personal experience.
Makeda Silvera (born 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a Caribbean Canadian novelist and short story writer.
Indira Goswami (14 November 1942 – 29 November 2011), known by her pen name Mamoni Raisom Goswami and popularly as Mamoni Baideo, was an Assamese editor, poet, professor, scholar and writer.
Manik Bandopadhyay (19 May 1908 – 3 December 1956) was a Bengali writer and novelist, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th century Bengali literature.
Manoj Das (born 1934) is an award-winning Indian author who writes in Odia and English.
Manuel Antônio de Almeida (November 17, 1831 – November 28, 1861) was a Brazilian satirical writer, medician and teacher.
Manuel Díaz Rodríguez (28 February 1871 in Chacao, Miranda state – 24 August 1927 in New York City), was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, physician, diplomat and politician.
Manuel António de Sousa Lopes (December 23, 1907 – January 25, 2005) was a Cape Verdean novelist, poet and essayist.
Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne (December 28, 1932 – July 22, 1990) was an Argentine author.
Manuel Rojas Sepúlveda (January 8, 1896 – March 11, 1973) was a Chilean writer and journalist.
Mao Dun (4 July 1896 – 27 March 1981) was the pen name of Shen Dehong (Shen Yanbing), a 20th-century Chinese novelist, cultural critic, and the Minister of Culture of People's Republic of China (1949–65).
Marathi (मराठी Marāṭhī) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra, India.
Maria Eugenia Vaz Ferreira (1875–1924) was an Uruguayan teacher and poet.
María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (born September 7, 1964), United Nations Press Release, BIO/3968, March 7, 2008.
María Nsué Angüe (Ebebeyín (Río Muni), Spanish Guinea, 1945 - Malabo, January 18, 2017) was a noted Equatorial Guinean writer and Minister of Education and Culture.
Marģeris Zariņš (24 May 1910 in Jaunpiebalga – 27 February 1993 in Riga) was a Latvian composer and writer.
Marcela Serrano (born 1951) is an award-winning Chilean novelist.
Marcos Aguinis (born 13 January 1935) is an Argentine writer that has received several prestigious international awards.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Jean Margaret Laurence, CC (née Wemyss) (18 July 1926 – 5 January 1987) was a Canadian novelist and short story writer, and is one of the major figures in Canadian literature.
Margaret Marshall Saunders CBE (May 13, 1861 – February 15, 1947) was a prolific Canadian writer of children's stories and romance novels, a lecturer, and an animal rights advocate.
Margaret Atieno Ogola (12 June 1958 – 21 September 2011) was the Kenyan author of the novel The River and the Source and its sequel, I Swear by Apollo.
Margit Kaffka (10 June 1880 – 1 December 1918) was a Hungarian writer and poet.
Maria Baciu (born 4 March 1942 in Todireni, Botoşani) is a Romanian poet, professor, and literary critic.
Maria Dąbrowska (6 October 1889 – 19 May 1965) was a Polish writer, novelist, essayist, journalist and playwright,Marcel Cornis-Pope, John Neubauer, Benjamins Publishing, 2010.
Maria, Baroness Rosseels (23 October 1916 – 18 March 2005), also known with her pen name "E.
Marianne Fredriksson, née Persson (March 28, 1927 in Gothenburg – February 11, 2007 in Österskär) was a Swedish author who worked and lived in Roslagen and Stockholm.
Mariano Federico Picón Salas, an influential Venezuelan diplomatic, cultural critic and writer of the 20th century, was born in Mérida (Mérida State) on January 26, 1901, and died in Caracas on January 1, 1965.
Marie Luise Kaschnitz (born Marie Luise von Holzing-Berslett; 31 January 1901 – 10 October 1974) was a German short story writer, novelist, essayist and poet.
Marie-Christine Koundja (born 30 March 1957) is a Chadian writer and diplomat, who has worked in various departments, ministries and embassies of her country.
Marie-Claire Blais, (born 5 October 1939 in Quebec City) is a French Canadian writer, novelist, poet, and playwright from the province of Quebec.
Marija Jurić, pen-name Zagorka (March 2, 1873 – November 30, 1957) was a Croatian journalist and writer.
Marin Preda (5 August 1922 – 16 May 1980) was a Romanian novelist, one of the best-known post-World War II Romanian writers.
Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (14 September 1920 – 17 May 2009), known as Mario Benedetti, was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet as well as being an integral member of the Generación del 45.
Mario Briceño Iragorry (Trujillo, 1897 - Caracas, 1958), was a Venezuelan intellectual and cultural analyst.
Mario Soldati (17 November 1906 – 19 June 1999) was an Italian writer and film director.
Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquess of Vargas Llosa (born March 28, 1936), more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa, is a Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, essayist and college professor.
Mark Behr (19 October 1963 – 27 November 2015) was a Tanzanian-born writer who grew up in South Africa.
Marnix Gijsen (20 October 1899 – 29 September 1984) was a Belgian writer.
Martín Luis Guzmán Franco (October 6, 1887 – December 22, 1976) was a Mexican novelist and journalist.
Martin Walser (born 24 March 1927) is a German writer.
Lama Hewage Don Martin Wickramasinghe commonly Martin Wickramasinghe, MBE (මාර්ටින් වික්රමසිංහ) (29 May 1890 – 23 July 1976) was a Sri Lankan novelist.
Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.
Mary Balogh (rhymes with Kellogg, born Mary Jenkins on 24 March 1944 in Swansea, Wales) is a Welsh-Canadian novelist writing historical romance.
Massimo Taparelli, Marquess of Azeglio (24 October 1798 – 15 January 1866), commonly called Massimo d'Azeglio, was a Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter.
was a Japanese author.
Mateiu Ion Caragiale (also credited as Matei or Matheiu; Mateiŭ is an antiquated version;Sorin Antohi,, in Tr@nsit online, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, Nr. 21/2002 – January 17, 1936) was a Romanian poet and prose writer, best known for his novel Craii de Curtea-Veche, which portrays the milieu of boyar descendants before and after World War I. Caragiale's style, associated with Symbolism, the Decadent movement of the fin de siècle, and early modernism, was an original element in the Romanian literature of the interwar period.
Maurice Gee (born 22 August 1931 in Whakatane, Bay of Plenty Region) for Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
Maurice Polydore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck (also called Comte (Count) Maeterlinck from 1932; in Belgium, in France; 29 August 1862 – 6 May 1949) was a Belgian playwright, poet, and essayist who was Flemish but wrote in French.
Maurice Francis Richard Shadbolt (4 June 1932 – 10 October 2004) was a New Zealand writerRobinson and Wattie 1998 and occasional playwright.
Max Blecher (8 September 1909 - 31 May 1938) was a Romanian writer.
Max Rudolf Frisch (15 May 1911 – 4 April 1991) was a Swiss playwright and novelist.
Maxamed Daahir Afrax (Maxamed Daahir Afraax, محمد طاهر أفرح) Ph.
Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в or Пе́шков; – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim (Maksim) Gorky (Макси́м Го́рький), was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.
Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (October 9, 1893 – February 25, 1945) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer.
Móric Jókay de Ásva (known as Mór Jókai; 18 February 1825 – 5 May 1904), outside Hungary also known as Maurus Jokai or Mauritius Jókai, was a Hungarian dramatist, novelist and revolutionary.
Mehmed "Meša" Selimović (sr; 26 April 1910 – 11 July 1982) was a Yugoslav writer, whose novel Death and the Dervish is one of the most important literary works in post-Second World War Yugoslavia.
Mehmed Uzun (1953 – October 10, 2007) was a contemporary Zaza-Kurdish writer and novelist.
Meir Shalev (מאיר שלו; born 29 July 1948) is an Israeli writer and newspaper columnist for the daily Yedioth Ahronoth.
Meja Mwangi (born 27 December 1948) is one of Kenya's leading novelists.
Mendele Mocher Sforim (מענדעלע מוכר ספֿרים, מנדלי מוכר ספרים, also known as Moykher, Sfarim; lit. "Mendele the book peddler"; January 2, 1836, Kapyl – December 8, 1917, Odessa), born Sholem Yankev Abramovich (שלום יעקבֿ אַבראַמאָװיטש, Соломон Моисеевич Абрамович – Solomon Moiseyevich Abramovich) or S. J. Abramowitch, was a Jewish author and one of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature.
Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí (10 October 1908 – 13 April 1983) was a Catalan novelist, who wrote in Catalan.
Mercedes Franco (born 3 November 1948, Maturín) is a Venezuelan author and novelist.
Mercedes Valdivieso (March 1, 1924 – August 3, 1993) was a Chilean writer, known since her earliest writings for the subversive nature of her texts.
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah (born 13 September 1967) is a Ghanaian-American writer, editor, journalist and public speaker, whose name at birth was Mildred Mary Nana-Ama Boakyewaa Brobby.
Metin Kaçan (15 November 1961 – 6 January 2013) was a Turkish author, who is best known for his novel Ağır Roman (Cholera Street), which was translated into German (Kaçan 2003), and a movie (Ağır Roman), directed by Mustafa Altıoklar (1999), was based on it.
António Emílio Leite Couto (born 5 July 1955), better known as Mia Couto, is a Mozambican writer and the winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Michael Anthony (born 10 February 1930) is an eminent Caribbean author and historian, who has been named one of the "50 most influential people in Trinidad and Tobago".
Michael Arlen (November 16, 1895 in Ruse, Bulgaria – June 23, 1956), born Dikran Kouyoumdjian (Տիգրան Գույումճյան), was a British essayist, short story writer, novelist, playwright, and scriptwriter of an Armenian origin, who had his greatest successes in the 1920s while living and writing in England.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta (মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত; 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist.
Philip Michael Ondaatje, (born 12 September 1943), is a Sri Lankan-born Canadian poet, fiction writer, essayist, novelist, editor and filmmaker.
Michal Govrin (24 November 1950) is an Israeli author, poet and theater director.
Michèle Rakotoson (born 1948) is a writer, journalist, and film maker from Madagascar.
Micheline Coulibaly (1950 – 19 March 2003) was a writer from Côte d'Ivoire.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (29 September 1547 (assumed)23 April 1616 NS) was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists.
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca.
Miguel Otero Silva (October 26, 1908 - August 28, 1985), was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, humorist and politician.
Mihai Eminescu (born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.
Mihail Sadoveanu (occasionally referred to as Mihai Sadoveanu; November 5, 1880 – October 19, 1961) was a Romanian novelist, short story writer, journalist and political figure, who twice served as acting head of state for the communist republic (1947–1948 and 1958).
Mihály Babits (November 26, 1883 – August 4, 1941) was a Hungarian poet, writer and translator.
Mika Toimi Waltari (19 September 1908 – 26 August 1979) was a Finnish writer, best known for his best-selling novel The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptiläinen).
Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov (p; – 10 March 1940) was a Russian writer, medical doctor and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century.
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (p; –) was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism.
Mikhail Yevgrafovich Saltykov-Shchedrin (Михаи́л Евгра́фович Салтыко́в-Щедри́н, born Saltykov, pseudonym Nikolai Shchedrin; –), was a major Russian satirist of the 19th century.
Count Miklós Bánffy de Losoncz (30 December 1873 — 5 June 1950) was a Hungarian nobleman, liberal politician, and historical novelist.
Milan Kundera (born 1 April 1929) is a Czech-born French writer who went into exile in France in 1975, and became a naturalised French citizen in 1981.
Miloš Crnjanski (Милош Црњански,; 26 October 1893 – 30 November 1977) was a poet of the expressionist wing of Serbian modernism, author, and a diplomat.
Milorad Pavić (Милорад Павић,; 15 October 1929 – 30 November 2009) was a Serbian novelist, poet, short story writer, and literary historian.
is a Japanese novelist.
Miodrag Bulatović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Булатовић; 1930 in Okladi, Bijelo Polje, Zeta Banovina, Kingdom of Yugoslavia – 1991 in Igalo, Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia) was a Montenegrin Serb novelist and playwright.
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Alexandre Biyidi Awala (30 June 1932 – 8 October 2001), known as Mongo Beti or Eza Boto, was a Cameroonian writer.
Monique Roffey (born 1965) is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer and memoirist.
Mordecai Richler, CC (January 27, 1931 – July 3, 2001) was a Canadian writer.
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Morley Edward Callaghan, (February 22, 1903 – August 25, 1990) was a Canadian novelist, short story writer, playwright, and TV and radio personality.
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Murilo Rubião (1 June 1916 – 16 September 1991) was a Brazilian writer.
Musharraf Ali Farooqi (born 26 July 1968, Hyderabad, Pakistan) is a Pakistani–Canadian writer, translator, and essayist.
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, born, was a Japanese novelist.
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Nela Martínez Espinosa (November 24, 1912 – July 30, 2004) was an Ecuadorian communist, political militant, activist, and writer.
Nellie (or Nelly) Francisca Ernestina Campobello Luna (November 7, 1900 – July 9, 1986) was a Mexican writer.
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Dame Ngaio Marsh (23 April 1895 – 18 February 1982), born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director.
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Ni Cong (born 30 May 1935), courtesy name Yiming, better known by his pen name Ni Kuang (also romanised Ngai Hong, I Kuang and Yi Kuang), is a Hong Kong-American novelist and screenwriter.
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Nicolae Breban (born February 1, 1934, Baia Mare, Romania) is a Romanian novelist and essayist.
Nicolas Ancion is a Belgian writer born in Liège, Wallonia, Belgium, in 1971.
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Nirendranath Chakraborty (born 19 October 1924) is a popular contemporary Bengali poet.
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The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
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was a Japanese author who is considered one of the foremost fiction writers of 20th-century Japan.
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Paul Kearney is a Northern Irish fantasy author.
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Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero, commonly known as Quo Vadis, is a historical novel written by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Polish.
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Raivo Seppo (born 29 January 1973) is an Estonian novelist.
Raj Kamal Jha (born 1966) is Chief Editor of the daily newspaper The Indian Express and an internationally acclaimed novelist.
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Rajashree is an Indian novelist and film-maker.
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Ramon Muntaner (1265 – 1336) was a Catalan mercenary and writer who wrote the Crònica, a chronicle of his life, including his adventures as a commander in the Catalan Company.
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Raul d'Ávila Pompeia (April 12, 1863 – December 25, 1895) was a Brazilian novelist, short story writer and chronicler.
Réjean Ducharme (August 12, 1941 – August 21, 2017) was a Canadian novelist and playwright who resided in Montreal.
Rómulo Ángel del Monte Carmelo Gallegos Freire (2 August 1884 – 5 April 1969) was a Venezuelan novelist and politician.
Rıfat Ilgaz (7 May 1911 – 7 July 1993) was a Turkish teacher, writer and poet.
Reşat Nuri Güntekin (25 November 1889 – 7 December 1956) was a Turkish novelist, storywriter and playwright.
Reinaldo Arenas (July 16, 1943 – December 7, 1990) was a Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright known as an early sympathizer, and later critic of Fidel Castro and the 1959 revolution, and a rebel of the Cuban government.
René Maran (Fort-de-France, Martinique, 8 November 1887 – 9 May 1960) was a French Guyanese poet and novelist, and the first black writer to win the French Prix Goncourt (in 1921).
Renée Ferrer de Arréllaga (born 1944) is a contemporary Paraguayan poet and novelist.
Reza Baraheni (رضا براهنی; born 1935 in Tabriz, Iran), is an Iranian, an exiled Iranian novelist, poet, critic, and political activist.
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Riccardo Bacchelli (19 April 1891 – 8 October 1985) was an Italian writer.
Richard Dogbeh (1932–November 23, 2003), born Gbèmagon Richard Dogbeh in what is now Togo, was a novelist and educator.
Richard Arthur Warren Hughes OBE (19 April 1900 – 28 April 1976) was a British writer of poems, short stories, novels and plays.
Richard Dafydd Vivian Llewellyn Lloyd (8 December 1906 – 30 November 1983), known by his pen name Richard Llewellyn, was a British novelist.
Rifat Kukaj (Serbian Cyrillic: Рифат Кукај) (25 October 1938 – 11 September 2005) was a Kosovar Albanian and the a successful writer in Albanian literature for grown ups and children.
Robert Musil (or; 6 November 1880 – 15 April 1942) was an Austrian philosophical writer.
Robert Schneider (16 June 1961) is an Austrian writer, who published novels including Schlafes Bruder, texts for the theatre, and poetry.
Roberto Castillo (1950–2008) was a Honduran philosopher and writer.
William Robertson Davies, (28 August 1913 – 2 December 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor.
Rogelio Sicat (June 26, 1940 – 1997) sometimes referred to as “Rogelio Sikat”, was a prolific Filipino novelist, playwright and short story writer.
Roger Mais (11 August 1905 – 21 June 1955) was a Jamaican journalist, novelist, poet, and playwright.
Rohinton Mistry (born 3 July 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian writer.
Roland Michel Tremblay (born October 15, 1972 in Quebec City, Quebec) is a French Canadian author, poet, scriptwriter, development producer and science-fiction consultant.
Romain Gary (2 December 1980), born Roman Kacew (also known by the pen name Émile Ajar), was a French novelist, diplomat, film director, and World War II aviator of Jewish origin.
Ronald Hugh Morrieson (29 January 1922 – 26 December 1972) was a novelist and short story writer in the New Zealand vernacular, who was little known in his home country until after his death.
Ronan Bennett (born 14 January 1956) is an Irish novelist and screenwriter.
Rosalía Arteaga Serrano (born December 5, 1956) is an Ecuadorian politician who served as the country's first female head of state as acting president for few days in 1997.
Rosalie Loveling (20 March 1834 – 4 May 1875) was a Flemish author of poetry, novels, and essays.
Rosie Malek-Yonan (b. July 4, 1965) is an Assyrian-American actress, author, director, public figure and activist.
Rosie Scott (22 March 1948 – 4 May 2017) was a novelist and lecturer, with dual Australian and New Zealand citizenship.
Roxana Pinto Lopez is a Costa Rican poet, novelist and essayist.
Roy Jacobsen (born 26 December 1954) is a Norwegian novelist and short-story writer.
Rubem Fonseca (born May 11, 1925) is a Brazilian writer.
Rufino Blanco-Fombona (1874–1944) was a Venezuelan literary historian and man of letters who played a major role in bringing the works of Latin American writers to world attention.
Ruskin Bond (born 19 May 1934) is an Indian author of British descent.
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is a Japanese novelist, short story writer, essayist and filmmaker.
Saadat Hasan Manto (سعادت حسن منٹو,; 11 May 1912 – 18 January 1955) was a Pakistani writer, playwright and author born in British India.
Sabahattin Ali (February 25, 1907 – April 2, 1948) was a Turkish novelist, short-story writer, poet, and journalist.
Sabri Gürses (born February 7, 1972) is a Turkish writer.
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Sādeq Chubak (صادق چوبک, sometimes Sādegh Choubak; August 5, 1916 July 3, 1998), was an Iranian author of short fiction, drama, and novels.
Saleh Morsi (صالح مرسي), born in Kafr El-Zayat in 1929, was a popular Egyptian screenwriter and novelist best known for his espionages thrillers.
Sally Sadie Singhateh (born 1977) is a Gambian poet and novelist.
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Salomon Isacovici (1924 in Sighetu Marmaţiei, Romania – 1998) was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became a writer and businessman in Ecuador.
Salvador Garmendia Graterón (11 June 1928, Barquisimeto – 13 May 2001, Caracas) was a notable Venezuelan author, awarded in 1972 with the National Prize for Literature.
Samuel "Sam" Selvon (20 May 1923 – 16 April 1994), Encyclopædia Britannica.
Samar Sen (সমর সেন)(10 October 1916 – 23 August 1987) was a prominent Bengali-speaking Indian poet and journalist in the post-Independence era.
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Sanmao (三毛) (March 26, 1943 – January 4, 1991) was a Taiwanese novelist, translator and writer.
Sara Pinto Coelho (1913 in Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe – 1990 in Portugal) was a Portuguese writer of fiction and plays in the Portuguese language.
Sarah Bouyain (born 1968) is a French-Burkinabé writer and film director.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, alternatively spelt as Sarat Chandra Chatterjee (15 September 1876 – 16 January 1938), was a prominent Bengali novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century.
Sarojini Sahoo (ସରୋଜିନୀ ସାହୁ) (born 1956) is an Orissa Sahitya Academy Award winner Indian feminist writer, a columnist in The New Indian Express and an associate editor of Chennai-based English magazine Indian AGE. She has been enlisted among 25 Exceptional Women of India by Kindle Magazine of Kolkata.
SaruBhakta (सरु भक्त) is the pen name of Bhakta Raj Shrestha, a celebrated Nepalese playwright, novelist, songwriter and poet and a winner of Madan Puraskar, the most prestigious literary honour in Nepal.
Sass Henno (born September 13, 1982 in Tartu, Estonia) is an Estonian writer.
Satyajit Ray (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter, graphic artist, music composer and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.
Sawako Ariyoshi (有吉 佐和子 Ariyoshi Sawako, 20 January 1931 – 30 August 1984) was a prolific female Japanese writer, known for such works as The Doctor's Wife and The River Ki. She was known for her advocacy of social issues, such as the elderly in Japanese society, and environmental issues.
Sándor Márai (originally Sándor Károly Henrik Grosschmied de Mára, archaically English: Alexander Márai; 11 April 1900 – 21 February 1989) was a Hungarian writer and journalist.
Szathmári Sándor (19 June 1897 – 16 July 1974) was a Hungarian writer, mechanical engineer, Esperantist, and one of the leading figures in Esperanto literature.
Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish author and teacher.
Senegal (Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal, is a country in West Africa.
Seven Gothic Tales (translated by the author into Danish as: Syv Fantastiske Fortællinger) is a collection of short stories by the Danish author Karen Blixen (under the pen name Isak Dinesen), first published in 1934, three years before her memoir Out of Africa.
Zeliha Sevim Burak (29 June 1931, Istanbul – 31 December 1983, Istanbul) was a Turkish author.
Shahriar Mandanipour (شهریار مندنی پور; also Shahriar Mondanipour (February 15, 1957), Shiraz, Iran, is an Iranian writer, journalist and literary theorist. Mandanipour was born and raised in Shiraz. In 1975 he moved to Tehran and studied Political Sciences at Tehran University, graduating in 1980. In 1981, he enlisted in the army for his military service. To experience war and to write about it, he volunteered to join the front during the Iran-Iraq war and served there as an officer for eighteen months. Following his military service, Mandanipour returned to Shiraz where he worked as director of the Hafiz Research Center and director of the National Library of Fars. In 1998, he became chief editor of Asr-e Panjshanbeh (Thursday Evening), a monthly literary journal. In 2006, Mandanipour traveled to the United States as an International Writers Project Fellow at Brown University. In 2007 and 2008 he was a writer in residence at Harvard University and in 2009 at Boston College. In September 2011, Mandanipour returned to Brown University as a visiting professor of literary arts where he currently teaches contemporary Persian literature and modern Iranian cinema. He is currently a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University.
Shahrnush Parsipur (شهرنوش پارسی پور.; born February 17, 1946) is an Iranian writer.
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (শরদিন্দু বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়; 30 March 1899 – 22 September 1970) was a Bengali writer.
Shashi Tharoor (born 9 March 1956) is an Indian politician and a former career international diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.
was a Japanese writer.
was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic.
Shira Gorshman (April 10, 1906 – April 4, 2001) was a Yiddish language short story writer and memoirist.
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (শীর্ষেন্দু মুখোপাধ্যায়; born 2 November 1935) is a famous Bengali author from India.
Shmuel Yosef Agnon (שמואל יוסף עגנון) (July 17, 1888 – February 17, 1970) was a Nobel Prize laureate writer and was one of the central figures of modern Hebrew fiction.
Shobha Rajadhyaksha, also known as Shobhaa De (born 7 January 1948), is an Indian columnist and novelist.
Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, better known under his pen name Sholem Aleichem (Yiddish and שלום־עליכם, also spelled in Yiddish; Russian and Шо́лом-Але́йхем) (– May 13, 1916), was a leading Yiddish author and playwright.
Sholem Asch (שלום אַש, Szalom Asz; 1 November 1880 – 10 July 1957), also written Shalom Ash, was a Polish-Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language who settled in the United States.
Shomprakash Sinha Roy (Born Shomprakash Asit Baran Anil Baran Sinha Roy) is an author of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, based in Bangalore, India.
Shrawan Mukarung is a poet of Nepal.
Shyam Selvadurai (born 12 February 1965) is a Sri Lankan Canadian novelist who wrote Funny Boy (1994), which won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, and Cinnamon Gardens (1998).
Sia Figiel (born 1967 Apia, Samoa) is a contemporary Samoan novelist, poet, and painter.
Siegfried Lenz (17 March 19267 October 2014) was a German writer of novels, short stories and essays, as well as dramas for radio and the theatre.
Sigrid Undset (20 May 1882 – 10 June 1949) was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.
Sigurd Hoel (14 December 1890 – 14 October 1960) was a Norwegian author and publishing consultant, born in Nord-Odal.
Simin Dāneshvar (سیمین دانشور)‎ (28 April 1921 – 8 March 2012) was an Iranian academic, novelist, fiction writer and translator, largely regarded as the first major Iranian woman novelist.
Sinan Hasani (Синан Хасани; 14 May 1922 – 28 August 2010B92:, 29 August 2010) was a Yugoslav novelist, statesman, diplomat and a former President of Presidency Yugoslavia, a revolving form of executive leadership which rendered him the President of Yugoslavia at the time as well.
Sirah Baldé de Labé was a Guinean novelist and teacher.
Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (born 27 August 1962), known as Sjón, is an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist.
Slavko Janevski (January 11, 1920, Skopje - January 20, 2000) was a renowned Macedonian poet, prose and script writer.
Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician.
Solomon Mangwiro Mutswairo also spelt Mutsvairo, (April 26, 1924 - November 2005) was a Zimbabwean novelist and poet.
Son'allah Ibrahim (صنع الله إبراهيم Ṣunʻ Allāh Ibrāhīm) (born 1937) is an Egyptian novelist and short story writer and one of the "Sixties Generation" who is known for his leftist and nationalist views which are expressed rather directly in his work.
Sony Lab'ou Tansi (5 July 1947 - 14 June 1995), born Marcel Ntsoni, was a Congolese novelist, short-story writer, playwright, and poet.
Sophie's World (Norwegian: Sofies verden) is a 1991 novel by Norwegian writer Jostein Gaarder.
Sousa Jamba (born 9 January 1966), Africa Confidential.
South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa.
Srđan Srdić (born 3 November 1977) is Serbian novelist, short-story writer, essayist, editor, publisher and creative reading/writing teacher.
Stanisław Herman Lem (12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician.
Stanlake John William Thompson Samkange (1922–1988) was a Zimbabwean historiographer, educationist, journalist, author, and African nationalist.
Stefan Żeromski (14 October 1864 – 20 November 1925) was a Polish novelist and dramatist.
Stefan Zweig (28 November 1881 – 22 February 1942) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer.
Stefano Benni (born 12 August 1947) is an Italian satirical writer, poet and journalist.
Sten Nadolny, (born 29 July 1942, in Zehdenick, Province of Brandenburg) is a German novelist.
Stephen P. H. Butler Leacock, (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist.
Stevan Javellana (1918–1977) was a Filipino novelist and short-story writer in the English language.
Stig Halvard Dagerman (5 October 1923 – 4 November 1954) was a Swedish journalist and writer.
Stijn Streuvels (3 October 1871, Heule, Kortrijk - 15 August 1969, Ingooigem, Anzegem), born Franciscus (Frank) Petrus Maria Lateur, was a Belgian writer.
Subin Bhattarai (born 5 November 1982) is a Nepali author and Columnist.
Subodh Ghosh (সুবোধ ঘোষ) (1909–1980) was a noted Bengali author and journalist with Kolkata-based daily newspaper Ananda Bazar Patrika.
Sujatha (3 May 1935 – 27 February 2008) was the allonym of the Tamil author S. Rangarajan, author of over 100 novels, 250 short stories, ten books on science, ten stage plays, and a slim volume of poems.
Sunil Gangopadhyay or Sunil Ganguly (সুনীল গঙ্গোপাধ্যায় Shunil Gônggopaddhae) (7 September 1934 – 23 October 2012) was an Indian Bengali poet and novelist based in the Indian city of Kolkata.
Surender Mohan Pathak (सुरेन्द्र मोहन पाठक, ਸੁਰਿੰਦਰ ਮੋਹਨ ਪਾਠਕ) (born 19 February 1940 at Khemkaran, in Tarn Taran district near Amritsar, in the Majha region of Punjab) is an author of Hindi-language crime fiction with nearly 300 novels to his credit.
Susanna Moodie (born Strickland; 6 December 1803 – 8 April 1885) was an English-born Canadian author who wrote about her experiences as a settler in Canada, which was a British colony at the time.
Susanna Tamaro (Trieste, 12 December 1957) is an Italian novelist.
Svetlana Velmar-Janković (Светлана Велмар-Јанковић,; 29 June 1933 – 9 April 2014) was a Serbian novelist, essayist and chronicler of Belgrade.
Syl Cheney-Coker (born 28 June 1945)R.
Sylvia Iparraguirre (born 1947) is an Argentine novelist and human rights activist.
The Honourable Sylvia Wynter, O.J. (born 11 May 1928) is a Jamaican novelist,1 dramatist,2 critic, philosopher, and essayist.
Tadeusz Dołęga-Mostowicz (10 August 1898 – 20 September 1939) was a Polish writer, journalist and author of over a dozen popular novels.
Tadeusz Konwicki (22 June 1926 – 7 January 2015) was a Polish writer and film director, as well as a member of the Polish Language Council.
Tahar Djaout (January 11, 1954 – May 26, 1993) was an Algerian journalist, poet, and fiction writer.
Taiye Selasi (born 2 November 1979) is a British-American writer and photographer.
Tamil (தமிழ்) is a Dravidian language predominantly spoken by the Tamil people of India and Sri Lanka, and by the Tamil diaspora, Sri Lankan Moors, Burghers, Douglas, and Chindians.
(Suzanne) Tannella Boni (born 1954) is an Ivorian poet and novelist.
Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a sovereign state in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.
Marie-Louise-Taos Amrouche (4 March 1913 in Tunis, Tunisia – 2 April 1976 in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, France) was an Algerian writer and singer.
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay (23 July 1898 – 14 September 1971) was one of the leading Bengali novelists.
Tariq Ali (Punjabi, طارق علی; born 21 October 1943) is a British Pakistani writer, journalist, historian, filmmaker, political activist, and public intellectual.
Tarjei Vesaas (20 August 1897 – 15 March 1970) was a Norwegian poet and novelist.
Taslima Nasrin (also Taslima Nasreen, born 25 August 1962) is a Bangladeshi-Swedish author and former physician who has been living in exile since 1994.
Tawfiq al-Hakim or Tawfik el-Hakim (October 9, 1898 – July 26, 1987) (توفيق الحكيم Tawfīq al-Ḥakīm) was a prominent Egyptian writer and visionary.
Tayeb Salih (الطيب صالح; 12 July 1929 – 18 February 2009) was a Sudanese writer.
Tõnu Õnnepalu (born 13 September 1962), also known by the pen names Emil Tode and Anton Nigov, is an Estonian poet, author and translator.
Teki Dervishi (born 1943) is an ethnic-Albanian poet, novelist and playwright.
Teresa de la Parra (October 5, 1889 – April 23, 1936) was a Venezuelan novelist.
Tessa Duder, (née Staveley, born 1940), is a New Zealand swimming champion and author of novels for young people, short stories, plays and non-fiction.
The Brothers Karamazov (Бра́тья Карама́зовы, Brat'ya Karamazovy), also translated as The Karamazov Brothers, is the final novel by the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky.
The Catastrophist is a studio album by American post-rock band Tortoise.
The Discovery of Slowness (original German title: Die Entdeckung der Langsamkeit) is a novel by Sten Nadolny, written under a double conceit: first, as a novelization of the life of British Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, and second as a hymn of praise to "slowness," a quality which Nadolny's fictional Franklin possesses in abundance.
The Door is a novel by Hungarian writer Magda Szabó.
The English Patient is a 1992 novel by Michael Ondaatje.
The Horse's Mouth is a 1944 novel by Joyce Cary, the third in his First Trilogy, whose first two books are Herself Surprised (1941) and To Be A Pilgrim (1942).
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a 1987 drama film made by HandMade Films Ltd. and United British Artists (UBA) starring Maggie Smith and Bob Hoskins.
The Paul Street Boys (A Pál utcai fiúk) is a youth novel by the Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnár, first published in 1906.
The Peasants (Chłopi) is a novel written by Nobel Prize-winning Polish author Władysław Reymont in four parts between 1904 and 1909.
The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam.
The Third Policeman is a novel by Irish writer Brian O'Nolan, writing under the pseudonym Flann O'Brien.
Thea Halo (born 1941) is an American writer and painter of Assyrian and Pontic Greek heritage.
Theodor Fontane (30 December 1819 – 20 September 1898) was a German novelist and poet, regarded by many as the most important 19th-century German-language realist writer.
Thomas Bernhard (born Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard; 9 February 1931 – 12 February 1989) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet.
Paul Thomas Mann (6 June 1875 – 12 August 1955) was a German novelist, short story writer, social critic, philanthropist, essayist, and the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate.
Thomas Mokopu Mofolo (22 December 1876 – 8 September 1948) is considered to be the greatest Basotho author.
Thierno Saïdou Diallo, usually known as Tierno Monénembo (born 1947 in Porédaka), is a Francophone Guinean novelist and biochemist.
Timothy Irving Frederick Findley, entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
Silvio Alberto (Tip) Marugg (16 December 1923 in Willemstad, Curaçao – 22 April 2006) was a Dutch-Curaçaoan writer and poet of Venezuelan/Swiss heritage.
Togo, officially the Togolese Republic (République Togolaise), is a sovereign state in West Africa bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north.
Tomislav Ladan (25 June 1932 – 12 September 2008) was a Croatian essayist, critic, translator and novelist.
Tove Marika Jansson (Finland; 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author.
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Tsitsi Dangarembga (born 1959) is a Zimbabwean author and filmmaker.
Tushar Raheja (born 1984) is an Indian storyteller and mathematics researcher based in Delhi.
Uładzimir Karatkievič (Уладзімір Сямёнавіч Караткевіч) (November 26, 1930 – July 25, 1984) was a Belarusian romantic writer.
Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor.
Francisco Esaú Cossa (pseudonym Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, also spelled as Ungulani ba ka Khosa) is a Mozambican writer born August 1, 1957, in Inhaminga, Sofala Province.
Unity Dow (born 23 April 1959) is a judge, human rights activist, and writer from Botswana.
Upamanyu Chatterjee (উপমন্যু চট্টোপাধ্যায়) (born 1959) is an Indian civil servant who currently serves as Joint Secretary to Government of India on the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.
Uwe Johnson (20 July 1934 – 22 February 1984) was a German writer, editor, and scholar.
Uzma Aslam Khan is a Pakistani writer.
Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad "Vidia" Naipaul, TC (born 17 August 1932), is an Indo-Caribbean writer and Nobel Laureate who was born in Trinidad with British citizenship.
Valentin-Yves Mudimbe (born 8 December 1941, Jadotville, Belgian Congo) is a Congolese philosopher, professor, and author of poems, novels, as well as books and articles on African culture and intellectual history.
Vasco Pratolini (19 October 1913 – 12 January 1991) was an Italian writer of the 20th century.
Vasíl Uładzímiravič Býkaŭ (often spelled Vasil Bykov, Васі́ль Уладзі́міравіч Бы́каў, Василь Влади́мирович Быков) (June 19, 1924 – June 22, 2003) was a prolific author of novels and novellas about World War II and a significant figure in Belarusian literature and civic thought.
Väinö Linna (20 December 1920 – 21 April 1992) was a Finnish author.
Véronique Tadjo (born 1955) is a writer, poet, novelist, and artist from Côte d'Ivoire.
Velma Pollard (born 1937) is a Jamaican poet and fiction writer.
Vesna Krmpotić (born 17 June 1932) is a Croatian writer and translator.
Hedwig (Vicki) Baum (ויקי באום; January 24, 1888 – August 29, 1960) was an Austrian writer.
Victor Stafford Reid (1 May 1913 - 25 August 1987) was a Jamaican writer born in Kingston, Jamaica, who wrote with an intent of influencing the younger generations.
Vijayakrishnan was born in 1952 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Vikram Chandra (born 1961 in India) is an Indian-American writer.
Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet.
Vilas Sarang (Devanagari: विलास सारंग) (1942-2015) is one of the most significant modernist Indian writers, critics and translators to emerge in the post-independence period.
Karl Artur Vilhelm Moberg (20 August 1898 – 8 August 1973) was a Swedish journalist, author, playwright, historian, and debater.
Violeta Luna (Guayaquil, 1943) is an Ecuadorian poet, novelist, essayist, professor and literary critic.
Virginie (Marie) Loveling (17 May 1836 – 1 December 1923) was a Flemish author of poetry, novels, essays and children's stories.
Vitaliano Brancati (24 July 1907 – 25 September 1954) was an Italian novelist, dramatist, poet and screenwriter.
Vladimir Arsenijević (Владимир Арсенијевић, born 1965) is a Serbian novelist, columnist, translator, editor, musician, and publisher.
Vladimir Semyonovich Makanin (Владимир Семёнович Маканин; 13 March 1937 in Orsk, Orenburg Oblast, RSFSR, Soviet Union – 1 November 2017 in Krasny, Aksaysky District, Rostov Oblast, Russia) was a Russian writer.
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков, also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin; 2 July 1977) was a Russian-American novelist, poet, translator and entomologist.
Vuk is a 1965 Hungarian children's novel by István Fekete about the life of a young fox.
Winfried Georg Sebald (18 May 1944 – 14 December 2001), known as W. G. Sebald or Max Sebald, was a German writer and academic.
Wang Shuo (born August 23, 1958) is a Chinese author, director, actor, and cultural icon.
War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: Война и миръ; post-reform translit) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy.
Waris Dirie (Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and social activist.
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Wei Jingsheng (born 20 May 1950, Beijing) is a Chinese human rights activist known for his involvement in the Chinese democracy movement.
Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.
Werewere Liking (born 1950, Cameroon) is a writer, playwright and performer based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is a 1989 memoir by Le Ly Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later.
Widad Sakakini (وداد سكاكيني; 1913–1991) was a writer and critic from Lebanon.
Alphonsus Josephus de Ridder (7 May 1882 – 31 May 1960), was a Belgian writer and poet who wrote under the pseudonym Willem Elsschot.
Willem Frederik Hermans (1 September 1921 – 27 April 1995) was a Dutch author of poetry, novels, short stories, plays, as well as booklength studies, essays, and literary criticism.
William Boyd (born 7 March 1952) is a Scottish novelist, short story writer and screenwriter.
Williams Sassine (1944, Kankan, Guinea – February 9, 1997, Conakry, Guinea) was a Guinean novelist who wrote in French.
Witi Tame Ihimaera-Smiler (born 7 February 1944), generally known as Witi Ihimaera, is a New Zealand author.
Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 24, 1969) was a Polish writer and playwright.
Wolfgang Hildesheimer (9 December 1916 – 21 August 1991) was a German author who incorporated the Theatre of the Absurd.
Yaakov Shabtai (1934–81) (יעקב שבתאי) was an Israeli novelist, playwright, and translator.
Yaşar Kemal (born Kemal Sadık Gökçeli; 6 October 1923 – 28 February 2015) was a Turkish writer and human rights activist of Kurdish origin.
Yaba Badoe (born 1955) is a Ghanaian-British documentary filmmaker, journalist and author.
Yahya Haqqi (Arabic) (7 January 1905 – 9 December 1992) (or Yehia Hakki, Yehia Haqqi) was an Egyptian writer and novelist.
Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, born Ahmet Âgâh (December 2, 1884 – November 1, 1958), was a leading Turkish poet and author, as well as a politician and diplomat.
Yakub Kolas (also Jakub Kołas, Яку́б Ко́лас, – August 13, 1956), real name Kanstancin Mickievič (Міцке́віч Канстанці́н Міха́йлавіч) was a Belarusian writer, People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR (1926), and member (1928) and vice-president (from 1929) of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences.
Yambo Ouologuem (August 22, 1940 – October 14, 2017) was a Malian writer.
Jánka Kupála (akas: Yanka Kupala, Janka Kupała, Я́нка Купа́ла; – June 28, 1942) – was the pen name of Iván Daminíkavich Lutsévich (Ivan Daminikavič Łucevič, Іва́н Даміні́кавіч Луцэ́віч), a Belarusian poet and writer.
Yann Martel (born 25 June 1963) is a Spanish-born Canadian author best known for the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, a #1 international bestseller published in more than 50 territories.
was a Japanese novelist and short story writer whose spare, lyrical, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award.
is a Japanese writer.
Yervant Odian (Երվանդ Օտյան or Երուանդ Օտեան) (Constantinople, Turkey, 19 September 1869 – Egypt 1926) is considered to be one of the most influential Armenian satirists, along with the roughly contemporary Hagop Baronian.
Yolanda Oreamuno Unger (8 April 1916 – 8 July 1956) was a Costa Rican writer.
Yoram Kaniuk (יורם קניוק; May 2, 1930 – June 8, 2013) was an Israeli writer, painter, journalist, and theater critic.
Youssef Saadallah Howayek (يوسف حويك; also Yusuf Huwayyik, Hoyek, Hoayek, Hawayek) (1883–1962) a painter and sculptor from Helta, in modern-day Lebanon.
Youssef Ziedan (يوسف زيدان) (born June 30, 1958) is an Egyptian scholar who specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies.
is the pen name of, a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, model, film director, founder of the Tatenokai, and nationalist.
Yunus Nadi Abalıoğlu (1879, Fethiye – 28 June 1945) was a renowned Turkish journalist and founder of the newspaper Cumhuriyet.
Yusuf Atılgan (27 June 1921, Manisa – 9 October 1989, İstanbul) was a Turkish novelist and dramatist, who is best known for his novels Aylak Adam (The Loiterer) and Anayurt Oteli (Motherland Hotel).
Yusuf Idris, also Yusif Idris (يوسف إدريس) (May 19, 1927 – August 1, 1991) was an Egyptian writer of plays, short stories, and novels.
Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 – April 7, 2005) was an author from Zimbabwe.
Zabel Yesayan (Զապէլ Եսայեան; 4 February 1878 – 1943) was an Ottoman Armenian novelist, translator, and professor of literature.
Zaharia Stancu (October 7, 1902 – December 5, 1974) was a Romanian prose writer, novelist, poet, and philosopher.
Zdravka Evtimova (Bulgarian: Здравка Евтимова) (born 24 July 1959 in Pernik, Bulgaria) is a contemporary Bulgarian writer.
Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked country located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The capital and largest city is Harare. A country of roughly million people, Zimbabwe has 16 official languages, with English, Shona, and Ndebele the most commonly used. Since the 11th century, present-day Zimbabwe has been the site of several organised states and kingdoms as well as a major route for migration and trade. The British South Africa Company of Cecil Rhodes first demarcated the present territory during the 1890s; it became the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia in 1923. In 1965, the conservative white minority government unilaterally declared independence as Rhodesia. The state endured international isolation and a 15-year guerrilla war with black nationalist forces; this culminated in a peace agreement that established universal enfranchisement and de jure sovereignty as Zimbabwe in April 1980. Zimbabwe then joined the Commonwealth of Nations, from which it was suspended in 2002 for breaches of international law by its then government and from which it withdrew from in December 2003. It is a member of the United Nations, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union (AU), and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). It was once known as the "Jewel of Africa" for its prosperity. Robert Mugabe became Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980, when his ZANU-PF party won the elections following the end of white minority rule; he was the President of Zimbabwe from 1987 until his resignation in 2017. Under Mugabe's authoritarian regime, the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations. Mugabe maintained the revolutionary socialist rhetoric of the Cold War era, blaming Zimbabwe's economic woes on conspiring Western capitalist countries. Contemporary African political leaders were reluctant to criticise Mugabe, who was burnished by his anti-imperialist credentials, though Archbishop Desmond Tutu called him "a cartoon figure of an archetypal African dictator". The country has been in economic decline since the 1990s, experiencing several crashes and hyperinflation along the way. On 15 November 2017, in the wake of over a year of protests against his government as well as Zimbabwe's rapidly declining economy, Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the country's national army in a coup d'état. On 19 November 2017, ZANU-PF sacked Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place. On 21 November 2017, Mugabe tendered his resignation prior to impeachment proceedings being completed.
Zlata Kolarić-Kišur (29 October 1894 – 24 September 1990) was a Croatian writer.
Zofia Nałkowska (Warsaw, Congress Poland, 10 November 1884 – 17 December 1954, Warsaw) was a Polish prose writer, dramatist, and prolific essayist.
Zoltán Ambrus (22 February 1861 in Debrecen – 28 February 1932 in Budapest) was a Hungarian writer and translator.
Zoya Pirzad (زویا پیرزاد; Զոյա Փիրզադ; born 1952 in Abadan) is an Iranian-Armenian writer and novelist.
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