Famous Non-Fiction Writers - List of Famous Non-Fiction Writers

Non-fiction writers are the ones who write stories and books based on real-life facts and information as opposed to fiction. Non-fiction writers cover a wide range of topics ranging from biographies to cookbooks, from history to self-help, from travel to parenting. Non-fiction is a narrative account which presents facts and assertions that are believed by the author to be factual. Writing accurate non-fiction is a job that calls for a high level of responsibility, and writers of non-fiction need to be precise in their research for the facts. Non-fiction writers yield the power to influence their readers with their own interpretation of a real life event and thus often find themselves in the midst of controversies. When Paul R. Ehrlich wrote a book predicting the doom of mankind due to overpopulation in the 1960s he was bitterly criticized though his work became immensely popular. It was the release of a non-fiction book on evolution by Jonathan Wells that set off a fiery debate between creationists and evolutionists. With the sheer influence of their words, there is so much that non-fiction writers can achieve! Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs influenced thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs even as animal activist Peter Singer's Animal Liberation motivated millions around the world to adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle. Browse on to read more about the famous non-fiction writers from all over the world.

The Most Famous Non-Fiction Writers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sean HannityDecember 30, 1961AmericanSean Hannity is a television host and political commentator best known for the talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’
David IckeApril 29, 1952BritishDavid Icke is a prominent English writer and public speaker
Robert GraysmithSeptember 17, 1942AmericanRobert Graysmith is an author best identified for his works on the ‘Zodiac Killer case’
Gertrude BellJuly 14, 1868BritishGertrude Bell was an English writer and diplomat, who was highly influential in helping the British Empire exert its dominance in the Middle East
Taya KyleSeptember 4, 1974AmericanTaya Kyle is an American military veteran's family activist cum author
Adam KhooApril 8, 1974SingaporeanAdam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and writer who is recognized as one of the most vibrant and powerful motivational speakers in Asia.
Carlton LeachMarch 12, 1959BritishCarlton Leach is an English author and a former criminal
Jordan BelfortJuly 9, 1962AmericanJordan Belfort is a former stock-broker who is better known as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’
Glennon Doyle MeltonMarch 20, 1976AmericanGlennon Doyle Melton is an American author, activist, and public speaker
George OrwellJune 25, 1903BritishGeorge Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; he is best known for his novels ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’
Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell

Geri Halliwell is an English pop singer, clothes designer, actress, and author

BritishAugust 6, 1972106 views

Benjamin Spock

Benjamin Spock was an American pediatrician, most noted as the author of one of the bestselling nonfiction books of all time ‘Baby and Child Care’

AmericanMay 2, 1903126 views

Ben Stein

Ben Stein is an American writer, actor and lawyer

AmericanNovember 25, 1944139 views

Irwin Shaw

Irwin Shaw was an American author, novelist and playwright best remembered for his poignant and compelling style of writing

AmericanFebruary 27, 1913147 views

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was a celebrated Canadian-born American writer and novelist

AmericanJune 10, 1915172 views

Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich is an eminent Belarusian journalist and writer who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

BelarusianMay 31, 1948145 views

Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is an award winning Indian author of British descent

IndianMay 19, 1934202 views

Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn was a celebrated American novelist and journalist

Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is a former stock-broker who is better known as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

AmericanJuly 9, 1962341 views