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Posted by PJBraley on July 31, 2018


J. K. (Joanne) Rowling, OBE FRSL, award-winning British writer.

Emily Jane Brontë, English writer and poet.

Donald Robert Perry Marquis, American writer and poet.

Helen Beatrix Potter (Heelis), English author.

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc, Anglo-French writer and historian.

Aldous Huxley, English writer. Recipient, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award of Merit (1959).

Elias Canetti, German language writer and playwright. Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1981). 

Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer.

Raymond Thornton Chandler, American novelist and screenwriter. 

S. E. (Susan Eloise) Hinton, American writer and recipient of the inaugural Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association (1988). 

Ernest Hemingway, American writer.Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature (The Sun Also Rises) 1954.

Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca), Italian poet.

Hunter Stockton Thompson, American journalist and author. 

Mattie J.T. (Matthew Joseph Thaddeus) Stepanek, American poet. Recipient of the 2007 Independent Publisher's 'Peacemaker of the Year' Award.

Tony (Anthony Robert) Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter. Recipient of Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1993) and Tony Award for Best Play (1993) for “Angels in America,” as well as the National Medal of Arts (2013). 

Richard Russo, American writer and screenwriter. Recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Nick Bantock, British artist and writer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born Jewish-American author. Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature 1978.

Charles Scribner, Jr. (aka Charles Scribner IV), American writer, publisher.

Pablo Neruda (Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto), Chilean Poet. Recipient of the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Henry David Thoreau, American author, poet, and historian.

Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White, award-winning American writer and co-author (with William Strunk) of The Elements of Style.

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust, French writer. 

June Millicent Jordan, Caribbean-American poet. Recipient of The Woman's Foundation Ground Breakers-Dream Makers Award (1994).

Anna Marie Quindlen, American author and journalist. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992.

Erin Morgenstern, American writer. 

Robert Anson Heinlein, American writer. First Grand Master named by the Science Fiction Writers of America (1974).

Dame Hilary Mary Mantel, DBE FRSL, English writer. Recipient of the Man Booker Prize (2009) for Wolf Hall.

Gary Shteyngart, American writer born in Russia.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer

Franz Kafka, German-language writer born in the Czech Republic.

Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss writer and poet. Recipient of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature. 

William Strunk Jr., English author of the The Elements of Style