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To learn more about the writer, the name of the writer is linked to to the writer's website, full biography or, occasionally, the best article I could locate online.

In the event I have more than one great option, I usually decide not to choose between them.

Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on June 30, 2018


Czesław Miłosz, Polish writer and poet. Recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize for Literature. 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry),  French writer and poet.

Melvin James "Mel" Brooks, American screenwriter, composer, and songwriter. 

Helen Adams Keller, American author.

Lev Grossman, American writer.

George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), English writer and Prometheus Hall of Fame Award recipient. 

Anita Mazumdar Desai, Indian novelist and recipient of the Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature.

Rob Brezsny, American writer and poet.

Anne Spencer Lindbergh, American author.

Jean-Paul Charles Aymard Sartre, French writer. Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature (1964).

Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn, Australian author.

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie, award winning British Indian writer.

Sir James Paul McCartney MBE, English songwriter-musician, Kennedy Center Honors recipient and Grammy (21) recipient.

Barry Manilow, American songwriter, recipient of Emmy, Grammy and AMA awards.

Joyce Carol Oates, award-winning American author.

Wilbert V. Awdry OBE, English author. 

Mona Simpson, American writer.

William Butler Yeats, Irish poet, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and co-founder of the Irish Literary Theatre.

Annelies Marie "Anne" Frank, German diarist and writer.

William Clark Styron, Jr., American writer. Recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction and the National Medal of Arts.

Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American writer. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.

Gregory Maguire, American novelist. 

Frank Lloyd (Lincoln) Wright, American writer, architect. 

Sara Sheridan, Scottish writer.

Randa Abdel-Fattah, Australian writer.

Catherynne M. Valente, American writer, recipient of the Andre Norton Award.

Joyce Meyer, American author.

Larry Jeff McMurtry, American writer (Pulitzer Prize for "Lonesome Dove") and screenwriter (Oscar for "Brokeback Mountain").

Norton Juster, American writer. 

John Edward Masefield, English writer,Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1930-1967.