Notable Writers Chronologically

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NameLifespanAlso Known As
Bernardin Pavlović?-
Hesiod?-c. 700 BC
Homer?-c. 700 BC
Sapphoc. 620-570 BC
Aesopc. 620-c. 564 BC
Aeschylus525-456 BC
Pindarc. 522-443 BC
Sophoclesc. 497-c. 406 BC
Euripidesc. 480-406 BC
Aristophanesc. 446-c. 386 BC
Menander342-291 BC
Plautus254-184 BC(Titus)
Cato the Elder234-149 BC
Terence195-159 BC(Publius)
Marcus Terentius Varro116-27 BC
Catullus84-54 BC(Gaius)
Virgil70-19 BC(Publius)
Horace65-8 BC(Quintus)
Ovid43 BC-17(Publius)
Petroniusc. 27-66(Gaius)
Quintilian35-100(Marcus)
Martial40-102(Marcus)
Pliny the Younger61-c. 113(Gaius)
Apuleiusc. 125-180
Lucian of Samosatac. 125-c. 180
Juvenal?-1xx(Decimus)
Diogenes Laertius?-2xx
Li Bai701-762(Po)
Du Fu712-770
Ferdowsi940-1020
Omar Khayyám1048-1131(Umar)
Geoffrey of Monmouthc. 1100-c. 1155
Chrétien de Troyesc. 1135-c. 1183
Hendrik van Veldekec. 1150-c. 1184(Heinrich)
Wolfram von Eschenbachc. 1170-c. 1220
Snorri Sturluson1179-1241
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi1207-1273
Jacob van Maerlantc. 1235-c. 1300
Dante Alighieric. 1265-1321(Durante)
Francesco Petrarca1304-1374(Petrarch)
Giovanni Boccaccio1313-1375(John)
Geoffrey Chaucer1343-1400
François Rabelaisc. 1494-1553
Michel de Nostredame1503-1566(Nostradamus)
Michel de Montaigne1533-1592(Michael)
Miguel de Cervantes1547-1616(Michael)
Edmund Spenserc. 1552-1599
Philip Sidney1554-1586
William Shakespeare1564-1616
Christopher Marlowe1564-1593(Kit)
Ben Jonson1572-1637(Benjamin)
Jacob Cats1577-1660
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft1581-1647
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero1585-1618
Joost van den Vondel1587-1679
Constantijn Huygens1596-1687
Pierre Corneille1606-1684(Peter)
John Milton1608-1674
Jan Vos1612-1667
Jean de La Fontaine1621-1695(John)
Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Molière"1622-1673(John)
Charles Perrault1628-1703
Jean Racine1639-1699(John)
Matsuo Basho1644-1694
Daniel Defoec. 1660-1731
Jonathan Swift1667-1745
Alexander Pope1688-1744
Denis Diderot1713-1784
Giacomo Casanova1725-1798
Oliver Goldsmith1728-1774
Marquis de Sade1740-1814(Donatien, Alphonse, François)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1749-1832(John)
Frances Burney1752-1840(Fanny)
William Blake1757-1827
Robert Burns1759-1796(Rabbie)
Friedrich Schiller1759-1805(Johann, Christoph)
Germaine de Staël1766-1817
William Wordsworth1770-1850
Walter Scott1771-1832
Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772-1834
Jane Austen1775-1817
Stendhal1783-1842(Marie, Henri)
Washington Irving1783-1859
Jacob Grimm1785-1863
Wilhelm Grimm1786-1859(William)
Lord Byron1788-1824(George, Gordon)
James Fenimore Cooper1789-1851
Percy Bysshe Shelley1792-1822
John Keats1795-1821
Mary Shelley1797-1851
Heinrich Heine1797-1856
Honoré de Balzac1799-1850
Aleksandr Pushkin1799-1837(Alexander)
Mihály Vörösmarty1800-1855
Victor Hugo1802-1885
Alexandre Dumas1802-1870(Alexander)
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803-1882
George Sand1804-1876(Amandine)
Nathaniel Hawthorne1804-1864
Hans Christian Andersen1805-1875(John)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882
Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849
Nikolai Gogol1809-1852
Alfred Tennyson1809-1892
Harriet Beecher Stowe1811-1896
Charles Dickens1812-1870
Robert Browning1812-1889
Charlotte Brontë1816-1855
Theodor Mommsen1817-1903
Emily Brontë1818-1848
Ivan Turgenev1818-1883
Herman Melville1819-1891
George Eliot1819-1880(Mary)
Anne Brontë1820-1849
Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli"1820-1887
Anna Sewell1820-1878
Charles Baudelaire1821-1867
Fyodor Dostoyevsky1821-1881(Theodore)
Gustave Flaubert1821-1880
Jules Verne1828-1905
Henrik Ibsen1828-1906(Henry)
Leo Tolstoy1828-1910
Lewis Carroll1832-1898
Louisa May Alcott1832-1888
Ludovic Halévy1834-1908
Mark Twain1835-1910(Samuel)
Algernon Charles Swinburne1837-1909
Émile Zola1840-1902
Thomas Hardy1840-1928
Ambrose Bierce1842-c. 1914
Henry James1843-1916
Anatole France1844-1924
Bram Stoker1847-1912
Robert Louis Stevenson1850-1894
Oscar Wilde1854-1900
Arthur Rimbaud1854-1891
L. Frank Baum1856-1919(Lyman)
George Bernard Shaw1856-1950
Joseph Conrad1857-1924
Kenneth Grahame1859-1932
Arthur Conan Doyle1859-1930
Anton Chekhov1860-1904
J. M. Barrie1860-1937(James, Matthew)
Edith Wharton1862-1937
Louis Couperus1863-1923
William Butler Yeats1865-1939
Rudyard Kipling1865-1936
Beatrix Potter1866-1943
H. G. Wells1866-1946(Herbert, George)
Maxim Gorky1868-1936(Alexei)
Otokar Březina1868-1929(Otakar, Václav)
Algernon Blackwood1869-1951
Marcel Proust1871-1922
Robert Frost1874-1963
Lucy Maud Montgomery1874-1942
Rafael Sabatini1875-1950
Thomas Mann1875-1955
Edgar Rice Burroughs1875-1950
Jack London1876-1916
Flora Thompson1876-1947(Jane)
Hermann Hesse1877-1962
E. M. Forster1879-1970(Edward, Morgan)
P. G. Wodehouse1881-1975(Pelham, Grenville)
A. A. Milne1882-1956(Alan, Alexander)
Virginia Woolf1882-1941
James Joyce1882-1941
Pádraic Ó Conaire1882-1928
Willem Elsschot1882-1960(Alfons)
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha1883-1964
Franz Kafka1883-1924
F. Bordewijk1884-1965(Ferdinand)
Sinclair Lewis1885-1951(Harry)
Edna Ferber1885-1968
D. H. Lawrence1885-1930(David, Herbert)
Ezra Pound1885-1972
Rupert Brooke1887-1915
T. S. Eliot1888-1965(Thomas, Stearns)
Jean Cocteau1889-1963
H. P. Lovecraft1890-1937(Howard, Phillips)
Agatha Christie1890-1976
J. R. R. Tolkien1892-1973(John, Ronald, Reuel)
Pearl S. Buck1892-1973(Sai, Sydenstricker, Zhenzhu)
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia1893-1975
Miroslav Krleža1893-1981
Aldous Huxley1894-1963
Titsian Tabidze1895-1937
André Breton1896-1966(Andrew)
F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940(Francis, Key)
William Faulkner1897-1962(Cuthbert)
Bertolt Brecht1898-1956
Federico García Lorca1898-1936
Erich Maria Remarque1898-1970
Simon Vestdijk1898-1971
C. S. Lewis1898-1963(Clive, Staples)
Vladimir Nabokov1899-1977
E. B. White1899-1985(Elwyn, Brooks)
Ernest Hemingway1899-1961(Miller)
Margaret Mitchell1900-1949(Munnerlyn)
Nazım Hikmet1902-1963
John Steinbeck1902-1968(Ernst)
George Orwell1903-1950(Eric)
Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss"1904-1991(Theodore)
Pablo Neruda1904-1973
Idris Davies1905-1953
Ayn Rand1905-1982
Jean-Paul Sartre1905-1980(John)
Máirtín Ó Cadhain1906-1970
Samuel Beckett1906-1989
Robert A. Heinlein1907-1988(Anson)
Astrid Lindgren1907-2002
Simone de Beauvoir1908-1986
Ian Fleming1908-1964
Meša Selimović1910-1982(Mehmed)
Máirtín Ó Direáin1910-1988
Tennessee Williams1911-1983
Annie M. G. Schmidt1911-1995(Maria, Geertruida)
William Golding1911-1993
Marten Toonder1912-2005
Anton Koolhaas1912-1992
Ranko Marinković1913-2001
Godfried Bomans1913-1971
Simon Carmiggelt1913-1987
Albert Camus1913-1960
Saul Bellow1915-2005
Arthur Miller1915-2005
Roald Dahl1916-1990
Lado Asatiani1917-1943
Anthony Burgess1917-1993
Arthur C. Clarke1917-2008(Charles)
Hella Haasse1918-2011
J. D. Salinger1919-2010(Jerome, David)
Isaac Asimov1920-1992
Marga Minco1920-(Sara)
Charles Bukowski1920-1994
Ray Bradbury1920-2012
Frank Herbert1920-1986
Willem Frederik Hermans1921-1995
Jack Kerouac1922-1969
Vesna Parun1922-2010
Kurt Vonnegut1922-2007
Norman Mailer1923-2007(Kingsley)
Joseph Heller1923-1999
Gerard Reve1923-2006
Truman Capote1924-1984
Paul Biegel1925-2006
Derviš Sušić1925-1990
Jan Wolkers1925-2007
Harper Lee1926-(Nelle)
Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Ain Kaalep1926-
Gabriel García Márquez1927-2014
Harry Mulisch1927-2010
Maya Angelou1928-
Maurice Sendak1928-2012
Philip K. Dick1928-1982(Kindred)
Milan Kundera1929-
Hugo Claus1929-2008
Anne Frank1929-1945(Annelies)
Remco Campert1929-
Ursula K. Le Guin1929-(Kroeber)
Marion Zimmer Bradley1930-1999
Toni Morrison1931-(Chloe, Ardelia)
Umberto Eco1932-
John Updike1932-2009(Hoyer)
Sylvia Plath1932-1963
Katherine Paterson1932-
Philip Roth1933-(Milton)
Cormac McCarthy1933-
Enn Nõu1933-
Susan Cooper1935-
Enn Vetemaa1936-
David Seidler1937-
J. Bernlef1937-2012(Henk)
Arsen Dedić1938-(Arsenije)
Kees van Kooten1941-
Anne Rice1941-
Susan Hill1942-
Guus Kuijer1942-
Gerrit Komrij1944-2012
Jules Deelder1944-
Maarten 't Hart1944-
Midas Dekkers1946-
Philip Pullman1946-
Tom Clancy1947-
Salman Rushdie1947-
Paulo Coelho1947-
Stephen King1947-
Terry Pratchett1948-
Boudewijn Büch1948-2002
Carry Slee1949-
Inoslav Bešker1950-
Douglas Adams1952-2001
Renate Dorrestein1954-
Stieg Larsson1954-2004
Bart Chabot1954-
Kazuo Ishiguro1954-
John Grisham1955-
Paul van Loon1955-
Colm Tóibín1955-
Connie Palmen1955-
Guillermo Arriaga1958-
Heiki Vilep1960-
Neil Gaiman1960-
Jessica Durlacher1961-
Suzanne Collins1962-
Karel Glastra van Loon1962-2005
Joost Zwagerman1963-
Derviş Zaim1964-
Raymond van de Klundert "Kluun"1964-
Heleen van Royen1965-
J. K. Rowling1965-(Joanne, Kathleen)
Ronald Giphart1965-
Daphne Deckers1968-
Lemony Snicket1970-(Daniel, Handler)
Arnon Grunberg1971-
Raivo Seppo1973-
Stephenie Meyer1973-
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan1976-
Jonathan Safran Foer1977-
Christopher Paolini1983-