Notable Writers

This list is comprised of some of the most recognizable names from the literary world. Included are novelists, poets, playwrights and essayists. However, those who are primarily considered to be philosophers or academic writers can be found on the lists of thinkers.
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NameLifespanOther Names
Aaron Paquette19xx-
Abiola Abrams1976-(Wednesday)
Ada J. Graves1870-1918(Jane)
Adélia Prado1935-(Luzia)
Adena Halpern1968-
Aeschylus525-456 BC
Aesopc. 620-c. 564 BC
Agatha Christie1890-1976
Aharon Appelfeld1932-2018(Ervin)
Ain Kaalep1926-
Aksel Sandemose1899-1965(Axel)
A. A. Milne1882-1956(Alan, Alexander)
Albert Camus1913-1960
Albert Mol1917-2004
Aldous Huxley1894-1963
Aleksandr Pushkin1799-1837(Alexander)
Alex Haley1921-1992(Alexander, Murray, Palmer)
Alexander Pope1688-1744
Alexandre Dumas1802-1870(Alexander)
Alfred Tennyson1809-1892
Algernon Blackwood1869-1951
Algernon Charles Swinburne1837-1909
Allen Ginsberg1926-1997
Ambrose Bierce1842-c. 1914
Anatole France1844-1924
André Breton1896-1966(Andrew)
Anna Akhmatova1889-1966
Anna Sewell1820-1878
Anne Brontë1820-1849
Anne Frank1929-1945(Annelies)
Anne Rice1941-
Annie M. G. Schmidt1911-1995(Maria, Geertruida)
Ante Kovačić1854-1889
Ante Tomić1970-
Anthony Bourdain1956-2018(Michael)
Anthony Burgess1917-1993
Anthony Horowitz1955-
Anton Chekhov1860-1904
Anton Koolhaas1912-1992
Anton Treuer1969-
Antonio Martínez Menchén1930-
Antun Šoljan1932-1993
Apuleiusc. 125-180
Aristophanesc. 446-c. 386 BC
Arnette Lamb1947-1998
Arnon Grunberg1971-
Arsen Dedić1938-2015(Arsenije)
Arthur C. Clarke1917-2008(Charles)
Arthur Conan Doyle1859-1930
Arthur Miller1915-2005
Arthur Rimbaud1854-1891
Astrid Lindgren1907-2002
August Šenoa1838-1881
August Wilson1945-2005
Ayn Rand1905-1982
Li Bai701-762(Po)
Barbu Brezianu1909-2008
Bart Chabot1954-
Matsuo Basho1644-1694
Beatrix Potter1866-1943
Ben Jonson1572-1637(Benjamin)
Bernardin Pavlović17xx
J. Bernlef1937-2012(Henk)
Bertolt Brecht1898-1956
Bertrice Small1937-
Betina Krahn19xx-
Blaga Dimitrova1922-2003(Nikolova)
Boudewijn Büch1948-2002
Bram Stoker1847-1912
Lord Byron1788-1824(George, Gordon)
Carlo Goldoni1707-1793(Osvaldo)
Carola Dunn1946-
Carry Slee1949-
Cass Pennant1958-(Carol)
Catherine Marshall1914-1983(Sarah)
Cato the Elder234-149 BC
Catullus84-54 BC(Gaius)
Charles Baudelaire1821-1867
Charles Bukowski1920-1994
Charles Dickens1812-1870
Charles Eastman1858-1939(Hakadah, Ohíye S'a, Alexander)
Charles Perrault1628-1703
Charlotte Brontë1816-1855
Chemmanam Chacko1926-2018
Cheris F. Hodges1977-
Cheyenne McCray1965-
Chrétien de Troyesc. 1135-c. 1183
Christopher Marlowe1564-1593(Kit)
Christopher Paolini1983-
Claribel Alegría1924-2018(Clara, Isabel)
C. S. Lewis1898-1963(Clive, Staples)
Codrin Ţapu1973-(Ştefan)
Colm Tóibín1955-
Connie Palmen1955-
Constantijn Huygens1596-1687
Cor Bruijn1883-1978(Cornelis, Pieter)
Cormac McCarthy1933-
Corneel van Kuyck1919-1991(Cor, Erico, Alfons, Ria)
C. Buddingh'1918-1985(Cornelis, Kees)
Cvetka Lipuš1966-
Cvijeta Zuzorićc. 1552-1648(Flora)
Cynthia Leitich Smith1967-
Chief Dan George1899-1981(Geswanouth)
Danai Gurira1978-(Jekesai)
Daniel Defoec. 1660-1731
Dante Alighieric. 1265-1321(Durante)
Daphne Deckers1968-
D'Arcy McNickle1904-1977(William)
Daša Drndić1946-2018
D. H. Lawrence1885-1930(David, Herbert)
David Seidler1937-
David Treuer1970-
Debra Magpie Earling1957-(Cecille)
Delphine Dryden1967-
Demetra Kenneth Brown1877-1946
Denis Diderot1713-1784
D. J. Enright1920-2002(Dennis, Joseph)
Derviš Sušić1925-1990
Derviş Zaim1964-
Diana Wynne Jones1934-2011
Diane Glancy1941-(Helen)
Dick Bruna1927-2017(Hendrikus, Magdalenus)
Dick Laan1894-1973
Diogenes Laertius?-2xx
Dixie Browning1930-
Donita K. Paul1950-(Kathleen)
Douglas Adams1952-2001
Dražen Prćić1967-
Drew Hayden Taylor1962-
Duane Niatum1938-
Dubravka Ugrešić1949-
Duke Redbird1939-
Dylan Thomas1914-1953
Dyzma Bończa-Tomaszewski1749-1825
Eckhart Tolle1948-(Ulrich, Leonard)
Eddy C. Bertin1944-(Charly)
Edgar Rice Burroughs1875-1950
Edgar Allan Poe1809-1849
E. Nesbit1858-1924(Edith)
Edith Wharton1862-1937
Edmund Spenserc. 1552-1599
Edna Ferber1885-1968
Eduard Douwes Dekker "Multatuli"1820-1887
Eduard Uspensky1937-2018
Edward Eager1911-1964(McMaken)
E. M. Forster1879-1970(Edward, Morgan)
Ela Peroci1922-2001
Elsie B. Washington1942-2009(Bernice)
Elswyth Thane1900-1984(Helen)
E. B. White1899-1985(Elwyn, Brooks)
Emanuil A. Vidinski1978-
Emerenz Meier1874-1928
Emil Cioran1911-1995(Mihai)
Émile Zola1840-1902
Emily Brontë1818-1848
E. Pauline Johnson1861-1913(Emily, Tekahionwake)
Enis Batur1952-(Ahmet)
Enn Nõu1933-
Enn Vetemaa1936-
Eric Gansworth1965-
Erich Maria Remarque1898-1970
Ernest Hemingway1899-1961(Miller)
Eugen Kumičić1850-1904
Euripidesc. 480-406 BC
Ezra Pound1885-1972
Fan Noli1882-1965(Theofan, Stilian)
Farley Mowat1921-2014(McGill)
Federico García Lorca1898-1936
Felix Timmermans1886-1947(Leopoldus, Maximilianus)
F. Bordewijk1884-1965(Ferdinand)
Ferdo Kozak1894-1957(Ferdinand)
Ferdowsi940-1020
Flora Thompson1876-1947(Jane)
Florjan Lipuš1937-
Frances Burney1752-1840(Fanny)
Francesco Petrarca1304-1374(Petrarch)
Francine Rivers1947-(Sandra)
F. Scott Fitzgerald1896-1940(Francis, Key)
François Rabelaisc. 1494-1553
Frank Herbert1920-1986
Frank Kermode1919-2010
Franz Kafka1883-1924
Friedrich Schiller1759-1805(Johann, Christoph)
Du Fu712-770
Fyodor Dostoyevsky1821-1881(Theodore)
Gabriel García Márquez1927-2014
Gaja Grzegorzewska1980-
Gena Showalter1975-
Geoffrey of Monmouthc. 1100-c. 1155
Geoffrey Chaucer1343-1400
George Eliot1819-1880(Mary)
George MacDonald1824-1905
George R. R. Martin1948-(Raymond, Richard)
George Orwell1903-1950(Eric)
George Sand1804-1876(Amandine)
George Bernard Shaw1856-1950
Gerald Vizenor1934-(Robert)
Gerard Reve1923-2006
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero1585-1618
Germaine de Staël1766-1817
Germaine Greer1939-
Gerri Russell1962-(Geraldine)
Gerrit Komrij1944-2012
Giacomo Casanova1725-1798
Giovanni Boccaccio1313-1375(John)
Godfried Bomans1913-1971
Goran Tribuson1948-
Graham Greene1904-1991(Henry)
Guillermo Arriaga1958-
Gülten Akın1933-2015
Gustave Flaubert1821-1880
Guus Kuijer1942-
Gwyn Cready1962-
Halide Edip Adıvar1884-1964
Halide Nusret Zorlutuna1901-1984
Hallie Erminie Rives1874-1956
Hans Christian Andersen1805-1875(John)
Harold Courlander1908-1996
Harper Lee1926-(Nelle)
Harriet Beecher Stowe1811-1896
Harry Mulisch1927-2010
Haunani-Kay Trask1949-
Heiki Vilep1960-
Heinrich Heine1797-1856
Heleen van Royen1965-
Hella Haasse1918-2011
Hendrik van Veldekec. 1150-c. 1184(Heinrich)
Henrik Ibsen1828-1906(Henry)
Henry James1843-1916
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882
H. G. Wells1866-1946(Herbert, George)
Herman Melville1819-1891
Hermann Hesse1877-1962
Hesiod?-c. 700 BC
Homer?-c. 700 BC
Honoré de Balzac1799-1850
Horace65-8 BC(Quintus)
Hovik Vardoumian1940-
H. P. Lovecraft1890-1937(Howard, Phillips)
Hrvoje Hitrec1943-
Hugo Claus1929-2008
Hüseyin Rahmi Gürpınar1864-1944
Ian Fleming1908-1964
Iben Sandemose1950-
Ida Tarbell1857-1944(Minerva)
Idris Davies1905-1953
Igor Štiks1977-
Ikbal Ali Shah1894-1969
Imme Dros1936-(Emmy, Theodora)
Inoslav Bešker1950-
Irena Vrkljan1930-
Isaac Asimov1920-1992
Ivan Aralica1930-
Ivan Gundulić1589-1638
Ivan Kušan1933-2012
Ivan Slamnig1930-2001
Ivan Turgenev1818-1883
Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić1874-1938
Ivana Šojat1971-
Ivica Đikić1977-
Ivo Brešan1936-2017
Jack Kerouac1922-1969
Jack Ketchum1946-2018(Dallas, William)
Jack London1876-1916
Jackie Collins1937-2015(Jacqueline, Jill)
Jacob Cats1577-1660
Jacob Grimm1785-1863
Jacob van Maerlantc. 1235-c. 1300
Jacqueline Wilson1945-
Jacqui Jacoby1963-
Jagoda Truhelka1864-1957
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi1207-1273
J. M. Barrie1860-1937(James, Matthew)
James Fenimore Cooper1789-1851
James Joyce1882-1941
James Patterson1947-
J. Dalton Trumbo1905-1976(James)
James Welch1940-2003(Phillip)
Jamiluddin Aali1925-2015(Nawabzada, Mirza, Ahmed)
Jan Vos1612-1667
Jan Wolkers1925-2007
Jancis Robinson1950-(Mary)
Jane Austen1775-1817
Janelle Taylor1944-(Diane)
Janet Campbell Hale1946-
Janko Leskovar1861-1949
Janko Polić Kamov1886-1910
Jappe Nilssen1870-1931(Jacob)
Jean Cocteau1889-1963
Jean de La Fontaine1621-1695(John)
Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Molière"1622-1673(John)
Jean Racine1639-1699(John)
Jean-Paul Sartre1905-1980(John)
Jeaniene Frost1974-
Jef Nys1927-2009(Jozef)
Jeffery Deaver1950-
J. D. Salinger1919-2010(Jerome, David)
Jessica Durlacher1961-
J. K. Rowling1965-(Joanne, Kathleen)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe1749-1832(John)
Johann Hari1979-(Eduard)
John Galsworthy1867-1933
John Grisham1955-
John Keats1795-1821
John Joseph Mathews1894-1979
John Milton1608-1674
John Mohawk1945-2006
John Milton Oskison1874-1947
John Rollin Ridge1827-1867(Cheesquatalawny, Yellow Bird)
John Ruskin1819-1900
John Steinbeck1902-1968(Ernst)
J. R. R. Tolkien1892-1973(John, Ronald, Reuel)
John Trudell1946-2015
John Updike1932-2009(Hoyer)
Jonathan Safran Foer1977-
Jonathan Swift1667-1745
Joost van den Vondel1587-1679
Joost Zwagerman1963-2015(Johannes, Jacobus, Willebrordus)
Joseph Boyden1966-
Joseph Bruchac1942-
Joseph Conrad1857-1924
Joseph Heller1923-1999
Josh Malerman19xx-
Josip Kozarac1858-1906
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan1976-
Joy Harjo1951-
Jude Deveraux1947-
Jules Deelder1944-
Jules Verne1828-1905
Julijana Matanović1959-
Jurica Pavičić1965-
Juš Kozak1892-1964
Juvenal?-1xx(Decimus)
Kahlil Gibran1883-1931
Kaie Kellough1975-
Karel Glastra van Loon1962-2005
Katherine Paterson1932-
Kazuo Ishiguro1954-
Kees Momma1965-(Cornelis, Willem)
Kees van Kooten1941-(Cornelis, Reinier)
Kenneth Grahame1859-1932
Kevin Henkes1960-
Kevin Loring1974-
Kingsley Amis1922-1995
Kjartan Fløgstad1944-
Konstantine Gamsakhurdia1893-1975
Korney Chukovsky1882-1969
Kurt Vonnegut1922-2007
Lada Žigo1970-
Lado Asatiani1917-1943
L. Ron Hubbard1911-1986(Lafayette, Ronald)
LaVyrle Spencer1943-
Layli Long Soldier19xx-
Leanne Banks1959-
LeAnne Howe1951-
Lee Maracle1950-
Lela Cole Kitson1891-1970(Margaret)
Lemony Snicket1970-(Daniel, Handler)
Leo Tolstoy1828-1910
Leonard Crow Dog1942-
Leonida Lari1949-2011
Leonie Ossowski1925-2019(Jo, Jolanthe)
Leslie Marmon Silko1948-
Lewis Carroll1832-1898
Lilith Saintcrow1976-
Linda LeGarde Grover1950-
Linda K. Hogan1947-
Linnea Sinclair1954-
Lisa Charleyboy19xx-
Louis Couperus1863-1923
Louisa May Alcott1832-1888
Louise Erdrich1954-(Karen)
Lucian of Samosatac. 125-c. 180
Lucy Maud Montgomery1874-1942
Ludovic Halévy1834-1908
Luigi Pulci1432-1484
Lutfi Lepaja1945-
Lydia Chukovskaya1907-1996
L. Frank Baum1856-1919(Lyman)
Lynda Suzanne Robinson1951-
Lytton Strachey1880-1932(Giles)
Maarten 't Hart1944-
Madeleine L'Engle1918-2007
Madelon Szekely-Lulofs1899-1958
Mahmut Makal1930-2018
Máirtín Ó Cadhain1906-1970
Máirtín Ó Direáin1910-1988
Marcel Proust1871-1922
Marcus Terentius Varro116-27 BC
Marga Minco1920-(Sara)
Margaret Mitchell1900-1949(Munnerlyn)
Marica Bodrožić1973-
Marija Jurić Zagorka1873-1957
Marinko Koščec1967-
Marion Zimmer Bradley1930-1999
Mark Twain1835-1910(Samuel)
Marlon James1970-
Marten Toonder1912-2005
Martial40-102(Marcus)
Martín Prechtel19xx-
Mary Brave Bird1954-2013(Ellen)
Mary Shelley1797-1851
Mary Webb1881-1927(Gladys)
Mate Balota1898-1963(Mijo)
Matei Călinescu1934-2009
Mato Lovrak1899-1974
Matthew Sweeney1952-2018(Gerard)
Maureen Jennings1939-
Maurice Kenny1929-2016(Frank)
Maurice Sendak1928-2012
Maxim Gorky1868-1936(Alexei)
Maya Angelou1928-
Melinda Metz1962-
Menander342-291 BC
Meša Selimović1910-1982(Mehmed)
Michael Dorris1945-1997(Milou, Anthony)
Michael Moorcock1939-(John)
Michael Scott Rohan1951-2018
Michel de Nostredame1503-1566(Nostradamus)
Michel de Montaigne1533-1592(Michael)
Midas Dekkers1946-
Miguel de Cervantes1547-1616(Michael)
Mihály Vörösmarty1800-1855
Mikhail Lermontov1814-1841
Mikha'il Na'ima1889-1988
Milan Kundera1929-
Miljenko Jergović1966-
Milovan Vitezović1944-
Mirko Kovač1938-2013
Miro Gavran1961-
Miroslav Krleža1893-1981
Moderata Fonte1555-1592(Modesta)
Mourning Dove1884-1936(Christine, Hum-Ishu-Ma)
Muhsin al-Ramli1967-
Munir Niazi1928-2006(Ahmed)
Nada Iveljić1931-2009
Nalini Singh1977-
Naseem Kharal1939-1978
Natalie Diaz19xx-
Nathaniel Hawthorne1804-1864
N. Scott Momaday1934-(Navarre)
Nazım Hikmet1902-1963
Neale Donald Walsch1943-
Neil Gaiman1960-
Neil Simon1927-2018(Marvin)
Nélida Piñon1937-
Nikolai Gogol1809-1852
Noël Coward1899-1973(Peirce)
Noel Streatfeild1895-1986(Mary)
Norman Mailer1923-2007(Kingsley)
Oliver Goldsmith1728-1774
Olja Savičević1974-
Omar Khayyám1048-1131(Umar)
Baroness Orczy1865-1947(Emma, Emmuska, Magdolna, Rozália, Mária, Jozefa, Borbála)
Oscar Wilde1854-1900
Otokar Březina1868-1929(Otakar, Václav)
Ovid43 BC-17(Publius)
Pablo Neruda1904-1973
Pádraic Ó Conaire1882-1928
Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha1883-1964
P. L. Travers1899-1996(Helen, Pamela, Lyndon)
Patrick Rothfuss1973-(James)
Paul Biegel1925-2006
Paul van Loon1955-
Paula Gunn Allen1939-2008(Marie)
Paulo Coelho1947-
Pavao Pavličić1946-
Pearl S. Buck1892-1973(Sai, Sydenstricker, Zhenzhu)
P. G. Wodehouse1881-1975(Pelham, Grenville)
Percy Bysshe Shelley1792-1822
Peretz Hirschbein1880-1948
Peretz Markish1895-1952(Davidovich)
Petar Šegedin1909-1998
Petar Zoranić1508-1569
Peter van Gestel1937-2019
Petroniusc. 27-66(Gaius)
Philip K. Dick1928-1982(Kindred)
Philip Kerr1956-2018(Ballantyne)
Philip Pullman1946-
Philip Roth1933-2018(Milton)
Philip Sidney1554-1586
P. C. Cast1960-(Phyllis, Christine)
Pierre Corneille1606-1684(Peter)
Pierrette Fleutiaux1941-2019
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft1581-1647
Pindarc. 522-443 BC
Plautus254-184 BC(Titus)
Pliny the Younger61-c. 113(Gaius)
Primož Kozak1929-1981
Prudens van Duyse1804-1859(Prudentius, Joannes, Maria)
Quintilian35-100(Marcus)
Rachel Tzvia Back1960-
Rafael Sabatini1875-1950
Rainer Werner Fassbinder1945-1982
Rainer Maria Rilke1875-1926(René, Karl, Wilhelm, Johann, Josef)
Raivo Seppo1973-
Ralph Waldo Emerson1803-1882
Ranko Marinković1913-2001
Ray Bradbury1920-2012
Raymond Benson1955-
Raymond van de Klundert "Kluun"1964-
Rebecca Roanhorse1971-
Remco Campert1929-
Renate Dorrestein1954-
René Goscinny1926-1977
Reşat Nuri Güntekin1889-1956
Reşat Ekrem Koçu1905-1975
Reyer Anslo1622-1669
Richard Erdoes1912-2008
Richard Wagamese1955-2017
Roald Dahl1916-1990
Robert Browning1812-1889
Robert Burns1759-1796(Rabbie)
Robert Frost1874-1963
Robert A. Heinlein1907-1988(Anson)
Robert Musil1880-1942
Robert Perišić1969-
Robert Louis Stevenson1850-1894
Robert James Waller1939-2017
Robertson Davies1913-1995
Robley Wilson1930-2018
Rochelle Alers1963-
Ronald Giphart1965-
Rosamunde Pilcher1924-2019
Rosina Lippi1956-
Rudyard Kipling1865-1936
Rupert Brooke1887-1915
Ruth Gruber1911-2016
Sabahattin Ali1907-1948
Marquis de Sade1740-1814(Donatien, Alphonse, François)
Şadi Üçüncü1948-2004
Sait Faik Abasıyanık1906-1954
Saken Seifullin1894-1939
Şakir Bilgin1951-
Salih Saeed Ba-Amer1925-
Salman Rushdie1947-
Sam Shepard1943-2017(Samuel)
Samuel Beckett1906-1989
Samuel Taylor Coleridge1772-1834
Samuel Pepys1633-1703
Sapphoc. 620-570 BC
Saul Bellow1915-2005
Sebastian Faulks1953-
Serena B. Miller1950-
Shelia Goss1968-
Sherman Alexie1966-(Joseph)
Sherrilyn Kenyon1965-
Sherryl Woods1944-
Sherwin Bitsui1974-
Shirl Henke1942-
Shirlee Busbee1941-(Elaine)
Shota Rustavelic. 1160-c. 1220
Simon Carmiggelt1913-1987
Simon J. Ortiz1941-
Simon Pokagonc. 1830-1899
Simon Vestdijk1898-1971
Simone de Beauvoir1908-1986
Sinclair Lewis1885-1951(Harry)
Slavenka Drakulić1949-
Slobodan Novak1924-2016(Ante)
Slobodan Šnajder1948-
Snorri Sturluson1179-1241
Sophoclesc. 497-c. 406 BC
Stan Lee1922-2018
Stendhal1783-1842(Marie, Henri)
Stephen Graham Jones1972-
Stephen King1947-
Stephenie Meyer1973-
Stieg Larsson1954-2004
Sun Bear1929-1992(Vincent)
Sunčana Škrinjarić1931-2004
Süreyya Aylin Antmen1981-
Süreyyya Evren1972-
Susan Cooper1935-
Susan Hill1942-
Suzanne Collins1962-
Sylvia Plath1932-1963
Tais Teng1952-(Thijs)
Tami Hoag1959-
Tanya Anne Crosby1962-
Tena Štivičić1977-
Tennessee Williams1911-1983
Terence195-159 BC(Publius)
Terry Pratchett1948-
Tevfik Fikret1867-1915
Theodor Geisel "Dr. Seuss"1904-1991(Theodore)
Theodor Mommsen1817-1903
Thierry Laget1959-
T. S. Eliot1888-1965(Thomas, Stearns)
Thomas Hardy1840-1928
Thomas Ligotti1953-
Thomas Mann1875-1955
Titsian Tabidze1895-1937
Tom Clancy1947-2013
Tomislav Ladan1932-2008
Tomson Highway1951-
Toni Morrison1931-(Chloe, Ardelia)
Tristan Bancks1974-
Truman Capote1924-1984
Umberto Eco1932-
Ursula K. Le Guin1929-2018
Václav Havel1936-2011
Vahagn Davtyan1922-1996
Vedrana Rudan1949-
Velma Wallis1960-
Vesna Krmpotić1932-2018
Vesna Parun1922-2010
Victor Hugo1802-1885
Viktor Car Emin1870-1963
Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius1882-1954
Vincas Kudirka1858-1899
Vine Deloria Jr.1933-2005(Victor)
Vinko Vrbanić1951-
Virgil70-19 BC(Publius)
Virginia Woolf1882-1941
Vjekoslav Kaleb1905-1996
Vjenceslav Novak1859-1905
Vladimir Nabokov1899-1977
Vladimir Nazor1876-1949
Walter Scott1771-1832
Washington Irving1783-1859
Wendy Rose1948-(Bronwen, Chiron, Elizabeth)
Wilhelm Grimm1786-1859(William)
Willem Elsschot1882-1960(Alfons)
Willem Frederik Hermans1921-1995
William Apess1798-1839
William Blake1757-1827
William Boyd1952-
William Faulkner1897-1962(Cuthbert)
William Golding1911-1993
W. Somerset Maugham1874-1965(William)
William Shakespeare1564-1616
William Styron1925-2006(Clark)
William Wharton1925-2008(Albert)
William Wordsworth1770-1850
William Butler Yeats1865-1939
Willy Vandersteen1913-1990(Willebrord, Jan, Frans, Maria)
Winona LaDuke1959-
Winston Ntshona1941-2018
Wolfram von Eschenbachc. 1170-c. 1220
Yaşar Kemal1923-(Sadık)
Zarah Ghahramani1981-
Zdena Tomin1941-
Željko Ivanković1954-
Zitkála-Šá1876-1938(Gertrude)
Zoran Ferić1961-