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To learn more about the writerThe 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. After all, it's all about the words.

Here's looking at you, PJ

Posted by PJBraley on September 1, 2018


Eliezer ‘Elie’ Wiesel, KBE, award-winning Romanian-born writer. Recipient of the  Nobel Peace Prize, 1986.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer, playwright, and poet.

Confucius, Chinese writer.

Samuel Adams, American statesman and writer.

T. S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, American writer and poet.

Shel Silverstein, award-winning American writer, song-writer and poet.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, American writer.

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, American songwriter. Recipient of Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, et al., awards.

Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, Shire writers of There and Back Again.

Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ, award-winning Canadian writer, songwriter, and poet, including the 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Stephen King, award-winning American writer. Recent recipient of the National Medal of the Arts (2014).

George R. R. Martin, award-winning American writer.

Soledad O'Brien, American Journalist.

Samuel Johnson, English writer and poet.

Robert B. Parker, award-winning American writer.

Lauren Bacall, American writer.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, prize winning Nigerian writer and poet.

Geraldine Brooks, Australian American writer. Recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award.

Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners), American writer.

Kristin Elaine Hunter (Lattany), American writer.

O. Henry (William Sydney Porter), American writer.

Mary Oliver, American poet. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1984) and the National Book Award (1992).

Aleksandar Hemon, Bosnian writer.

Terry Tempest Williams, American writer.

David Levithan, American writer.

China Tom Miéville, English writer.

Tyrion Lannister, character of intellect born of imagination.

Richard Nathaniel Wright, American writer.

Kiran Desai, Indian author, recipient of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction (2006)..

Leslie Corkill Redlich Cockburn, American writer and journalist.

Edgar Rice Burroughs, American writer.