Famous Writers - List of Famous Writers - page 2

Writers are the people who produce written material to communicate ideas. Writing encompasses several genres and writers may write for occupational purposes or as an outlet for their creativity. Professional writers include screenwriters, content writers, journalists, etc. whose job entails writing scripts, web content and news reports. Others like short story writers and novelists often begin writing as hobby before converting it to a full time profession. James Howell, a 17th century historian cum writer was the first writer to earn his living from writing alone in the English language; other writers of those times pursued writing as a hobby, not a profession as writing alone never paid enough. The famous American writer Edgar Allan Poe tried to earn a living solely from writing but that resulted in a life of poverty and misery. Times have changed now with writers being paid well for their jobs, encouraging more and more people to try their hands at this art. Writers create written works in a wide range of literary genres with many writers working across genres. Writers can be broadly classified as poets, novelists, journalists, critics, editors, lyricists, playwrights, historians, and biographers. Browse this section to learn about the life and works of famous writers from across the world.

The Most Famous Writers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Joyce MeyerJune 4, 1943AmericanJoyce Meyer is a Christian author and speaker
Charles BukowskiAugust 16, 1920German, AmericanCharles Bukowski was a German-born American novelist, short story writer and poet
Jack WelchNovember 19, 1935AmericanJack Welch is an American business executive famous for serving as the CEO of General Electric
Michael SchurOctober 29, 1975AmericanMichael Schur is an American television actor, producer, and writer
Rhett McLaughlinOctober 11, 1977AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Rhett McLaughlin, the famous YouTube personality; his birthday, his family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Robert GraysmithSeptember 17, 1942AmericanRobert Graysmith is an author best identified for his works on the ‘Zodiac Killer case’
Carlos CastanedaDecember 25, 1925AmericanCarlos Castaneda was an American author who penned ‘The Teachings of Dan Juan’
David IckeApril 29, 1952BritishDavid Icke is a prominent English writer and public speaker
Drew GrantAmericanDrew Grant is an American writer, journalist, editor, and producer
Ruskin BondMay 19, 1934IndianRuskin Bond is an award winning Indian author of British descent
Michael Moore

Michael Moore

Michael Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, author, producer, actor and political activist

AmericanApril 23, 1954190 views

Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan was an American feminist, activist and writer who worked ceaselessly for women’s equality

Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono is an American advocate, author, musician, public speaker, and actor

AmericanMarch 4, 1969245 views

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor who was renowned for his unmatched mastery in military march compositions

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright and theatre personality

GermanFebruary 10, 1898344 views

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, literary critic and a fervent socialist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

IrishJuly 26, 1856143 views

Pope John Paul I

Pope John Paul I was the Pope from 26 August 1978 to 28 September 1978

ItalianOctober 17, 1912127 views

Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell is an English author best known for his historical novels

BritishFebruary 23, 1944123 views

Mary Baker Eddy

Mary Baker Eddy is best known as the founder of Christian Science

AmericanJuly 16, 1821144 views