Famous Non-Fiction Writers - List of Famous Non-Fiction Writers - page 6

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

Sean HannityDecember 30, 1961AmericanSean Hannity is a television host and political commentator best known for the talk show ‘The Sean Hannity Show’
Robert GraysmithSeptember 17, 1942AmericanRobert Graysmith is an author best identified for his works on the ‘Zodiac Killer case’
David IckeApril 29, 1952BritishDavid Icke is a prominent English writer and public speaker
Ruskin BondMay 19, 1934IndianRuskin Bond is an award winning Indian author of British descent
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.
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
Glennon Doyle MeltonMarch 20, 1976AmericanGlennon Doyle Melton is an American author, activist, and public speaker
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’
Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey was an English writer best known for his book, ‘Confessions of an English Opium Eater’

BritishAugust 15, 1785114 views

Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy is an American attorney, writer, editor, and diplomat

AmericanNovember 27, 1957225 views

Terence McKenna

Terence McKenna was a famous psychonaut, ethnobotanist, writer and lecturer

AmericanNovember 16, 1946161 views

Rose Macaulay

Rose Macaulay was an English author who primarily wrote novels along with several biographies and travel writings

BritishAugust 1, 1881192 views

Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill was an American writer and one of the pioneers of personal-success literature

AmericanOctober 26, 1883207 views

Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol is an award-winning American non-fiction writer, activist and educator

John Ruskin

John Ruskin was an English artist and a leading art critic of the Victorian era

BritishFebruary 8, 1819153 views

George Orwell

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic; he is best known for his novels ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’

BritishJune 25, 1903276 views

David Icke

David Icke is a prominent English writer and public speaker

BritishApril 29, 1952933 views

Sam Harris

Sam Harris is an author, neuroscientist, philosopher, and critic of religion

AmericanApril 9, 1967196 views