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Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on January 31, 2018


Zane Grey, American writer.

Jeff Martin, American writer, songwriter, and poet.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, and writer.

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky, American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. Recipient of 3 solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay.

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.

Lawrence George Durrell, expatriate British writer and poet.

Novala (Toshiaki) Takemoto, Japanese writer.

Adeline Virginia Woolf, English writer.

Robert Burns, Scottish poet and lyricist.

David Gerrold, American screenwriter and writer.

Hugh Edmondson Prather, III, American writer.

Charles Fulton Oursler (aka Anthony Abbot), American journalist, playwright, and writer.

Richard Pierce "Richie" Havens, American songwriter.

R. A. (Robert Anthony) Salvatore, American writer.

Edgar Allan Poe, American writer.

Alan Alexander "A. A." Milne, English writer.

Benjamin Franklin, American writer.

Stephan Thomas Pastis, American cartoonist and writer.

Ernest James Gaines, award-winning American writer.

 Andy (Andrew Aitken) Rooney, Emmy-winning American writer.

Edmund Valentine White III, award-winning American writer.

John Barrett "Jay" McInerney, Jr., American award-winning writer.

David Stephen Mitchell, English writer.

Diana J. Gabaldon, American writer.

John Robinson Jeffers, American poet.

Stuart Woods, American writer.

Stephen William Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and writer.

Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks, American writer.

Albrecht Georg Haushofer, German writer.

Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow, American writer.

Charles Peete "Charlie" Rose, Jr., American journalist.

Gao Xingjian, Chinese émigré writer and playwright. Recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, FRSL, English writer and poet.

Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer and poet.

Catherine Drinker Bowen, American writer. Recipient of the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1958.

Larry L. King, American writer and playwright.