Ada Cambridge Ada Cambridge (21 November 1844 – 19 July 1926), later known as Ada Cross, was an English-born Australian writer.
Aleko Konstantinov Aleko Konstantinov (Алеко Константинов) (1 January 1863 - 11 May 1897)(NS: 13 January 1863 – 23 May 1897) was a Bulgarian writer, best known for his character Bay Ganyo, one of the most popular ...
Alexander Herzen Alexander Ivanovich Herzen (Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Ге́рцен; –) was a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism (...
Alexander Pushkin Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Alexandre Dumas Alexandre Dumas (born Dumas Davy de la Pailleterie, 24 July 1802 – 5 December 1870), also known as Alexandre Dumas, père, was a French writer.
Alice Annie Kenny Alice Annie Kenny (31 August 1875–15 May 1960) was a New Zealand poet, short-story writer and novelist.
Angus Reach Angus Bethune Reach (23 January 1821 – 15 November 1856) was a 19th-century British writer, noted for both his journalism and fiction.
Ann Radcliffe Ann Radcliffe (9 July 1764 – 7 February 1823) was an English author and a pioneer of the Gothic novel.
Anna Zahorska Anna Zahorska de domo Elzenberg, pseudonym Savitri, was a Polish poet, prosaist, dramatist.
Anthony Trollope Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era.
Anton Chekhov Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stor...
Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish physician and writer who is most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Aurora Cáceres Zoila Aurora Cáceres Moreno (1877–1958) was a writer associated with the literary movement known as modernismo.
Camille Flammarion Nicolas Camille Flammarion (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author.
Catherine Carswell Catherine Roxburgh Carswell (née Macfarlane; 27 March 1879 – 18 February 1946) was a Scottish author, biographer and journalist, now known as one of the few women who took part in the Scottish R...
Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Charles G. D. Roberts Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG, FRSC (January 10, 1860 – November 26, 1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer.
Charles Major Charles Major (July 25, 1856 – February 13, 1913) was an American lawyer and novelist.
Charles Maturin Charles Robert Maturin, also known as C.R. Maturin (25 September 1782 – 30 October 1824), was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays...
Christian Winther Rasmus Villads Christian Ferdinand Winther (July 29, 1796 – December 30, 1876), was a Danish lyric poet.
Clorinda Matto de Turner Clorinda Matto de Turner (11 September 1852 in Cusco – 25 October 1909) was a Peruvian writer who lived during the early years of Latin American independence.
Constance Clyde Constance Clyde (born 1872, Scotland) was a New Zealand writer.
Cornélie Huygens Cornélie Huygens was a Dutch writer, social democrat and feminist.
Dorothea von Schlegel Dorothea von Schlegel (née Brendel Mendelssohn) (October 24, 1764 – August 3, 1839) was a German novelist and translator.
E. D. E. N. Southworth Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (December 26, 1819 – June 30, 1899) was an American writer of more than 60 novels in the latter part of the 19th century.
Edith Archibald Edith Jessie Archibald (1854–1936) was a Canadian suffragist and writer who led the Maritime Women's Christian Temperance Union (WTCU) and the National Council of Women of Canada and the Local C...
Edward Augustus Kendall Edward Augustus Kendall, translator, social campaigner and miscellaneous writer, was born about 1776.
Emma Jane Guyton Emma Jane Guyton or Worboise (1825–1887), was an English novelist and editor.
Emma Parker Emma Parker (fl 1809–1817), was a presumably Welsh novelist writing in English, of whom very little is known.
Ethel Anderson Ethel Anderson was an early twentieth century Australian poetess, essayist, novelist and painter.
F. D. J. Pangemanann Frederick D. J. Pangemanann (also Pangemanan; 1870–1910) was a Minahasa journalist and novelist active in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
F.D.J. Pangemanann F.D.J. Pangemanann (also Pangemanan; 1870–1910) was a Minahasa journalist and novelist active in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).
Fernán Caballero Fernán Caballero was the pseudonym adopted from the name of a village in the province of Ciudad Real by the Spanish novelist Cecilia Francisca Josefa Böhl de Faber.
Frances Burney Frances Burney (13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d’Arblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright.
Francis Lathom Francis Lathom (14 July 1774 – 19 May 1832) was a British gothic novelist and playwright.
Franz Kafka Franz Kafka (3 July 1883 – 3 June 1924) was a German-language writer of novels and short stories, regarded by critics as one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Kafka str...
Fred Kitchen Fred Kitchen (1891-1969) was an English farm labourer and writer.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881), sometimes transliterated Dostoevsky, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher.
George Eliot Mary Ann Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Anne" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
George Lippard George Lippard (April 10, 1822 – February 9, 1854) was a 19th-century American novelist, journalist, playwright, social activist, and labor organizer.
Germaine de Staël Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (22 April 1766 – 14 July 1817), commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French woman of letters of Swiss origin whose lifetime overlapped with the e...
Giuseppe Garibaldi Giuseppe Garibaldi (July 4, 1807 – June 2, 1882) was an Italian general and politician who played a large role in the history of Italy and the world.
Hans Christian Andersen Hans Christian Andersen (often referred to in Scandinavia as H. C. Andersen; April 2, 1805August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and author.
Henry James Henry James, OM was an American writer who spent the bulk of his career in Britain.
Herman Melville Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, poet, and writer of short stories.
Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German poet, novelist, and painter.
Honoré de Balzac Honoré de Balzac (20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright.
I. A. R. Wylie Ida Alexa Ross Wylie, also Ida Alena Ross Wylie, born 16 March 1885 in Melbourne, died 4 November 1959 in Princeton, New Jersey, usually known by her pen name I. A. R. Wylie, was an ...
Isabella Valancy Crawford Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887) was an Irish-born Canadian writer and poet.
Ivan Turgenev Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
Jadwiga Łuszczewska Jadwiga Łuszczewska (pseudonym: Deotyma (Diotima); 1 July 1834 – 23 September 1908) was a Polish poet and novelist.
James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century.
Jane Austen Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers...
Jane C. Loudon Jane C. Webb Loudon (August 19, 1807 – July 13, 1858) was an English author and early pioneer of science fiction.
Jean Blewett Jean McKishnie Blewett was a Canadian journalist, author and poet.
Jean Paul Jean Paul (21 March 1763 – 14 November 1825), born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, was a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories.
Jeannie Gunn Jeannie Gunn OBE (pen name, Mrs Aeneas Gunn) (5 June 18709 June 1961) was an Australian novelist, teacher and Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) volunteer.
Jens Peter Jacobsen Jens Peter Jacobsen (7 April 1847 – 30 April 1885) was a Danish novelist, poet, and scientist, in Denmark often just written as "J. P. Jacobsen" (and pronounced "I. P. ...
Jessie Catherine Couvreur Jessie Catherine Couvreur (pseudonym Tasma) (28 October 1848 – 23 October 1897) was an Australian novelist.
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis Joaquim Mario Machado de Assis, often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho (June 21, 1839 – September 29, 1908), was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, ...
Johann David Wyss Johann David Wyss is best remembered for his book The Swiss Family Robinson. It is said that he was inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, but wanted to write a story from which his own children would learn, as the father in the story taught important lessons to his children.
Johanna Spyri Johanna Spyri (12 June 1827 – 7 July 1901) was a Swiss-born author of children's stories, and is best known for her book Heidi.
Joseph Conrad Joseph Conrad was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole.
Joseph Kirkland Joseph Kirkland (January 7, 1830 - April 29, 1894) was an American novelist.
José Maria de Eça de Queiroz José Maria de Eça de Queiroz or Eça de Queirós (November 25, 1845 – August 16, 1900) is generally considered to be the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style.
José Maria de Eça de Queirós José Maria de Eça de Queirós or Eça de Queiroz ( or ; November 25, 1845 – August 16, 1900) is generally considered to be the greatest Portuguese writer in the realist style.
Jules Verne Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science ...
Leo Tolstoy Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й, –), also known as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who primarily wrote novels and short stories.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (27 January 1836 — 9 March 1895) was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life.
Li Ruzhen Li Ruzhen, formerly romanized as Li Ju-chen (c. 1763 - 1830), courtesy name Songshi (松石), was a Chinese novelist and phonologist of the Qing Dynasty.
Lorenz Diefenbach Georg Anton Lorenz Diefenbach (19 July 1806, Ostheim, Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt – 28 March 1883, Darmstadt) was a German philologist and lexicographer, as well as a novelist associated wit...
Louisa Atkinson Caroline Louisa Waring Atkinson (best known as Louisa Atkinson) (25 February 1834 – 28 April 1872) was an early Australian writer, botanist and illustrator.
Lucy Aikin Lucy Aikin (6 November 1781 – 29 January 1864), born at Warrington, England into a distinguished literary family of prominent Unitarians, was a historical writer.
Lucy Bethia Walford Mrs. Lucy Bethia (Colquhoun) Walford (17 Apr 1845 – 11 May 1915) was a Scottish novelist and artist, who wrote 45 books, the majority of them "light-hearted domestic comedies."
Mabel Forrest Helena Mabel Checkley Forrest was an Australian writer and journalist.
Margaret Oliphant Margaret Oliphant Oliphant (née Margaret Oliphant Wilson) (4 April 1828 - 25 June 1897), was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs.
Margaret Todd (doctor) Margaret Todd (c. 1859 – 1918) was a Scottish writer and doctor who in 1913 suggested the term isotope to chemist Frederick Soddy.
Maria Dąbrowska Maria Dąbrowska (6 October 1889 – 19 May 1965) was a Polish writer, novelist, essayist, journalist and playwright, author of the popular Polish historical novel Noce i dnie (Nights and Days)...
Maria Edgeworth Maria Edgeworth was a prolific Anglo-Irish writer of adults' and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe.
Maria Firmina dos Reis Maria Firmina dos Reis (October 11, 1825 – November 11, 1917) was a Brazilian abolitionist and author.
Maria Julia Zaleska Maria Julia Zaleska de domo Perłowska was a Polish writer, prosaist and publicist.
Maria Konopnicka Maria Konopnicka née Wasiłowska (May 23, 1842 – October 8, 1910) was a Polish poet, novelist, writer for children and youth, a translator, journalist and critic, as well as an activist for wome...
Marie Bjelke Petersen Marie Caroline Bjelke Petersen (23 December 1874 – 11 October 1969) was a Danish-born Australian novelist and physical culture teacher.
Marjorie Barnard Marjorie Faith Barnard AO (16 August 18978 May 1987) was an Australian novelist and short story writer, critic, historian - and librarian.
Mark Twain Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist.
Marquis de Sade Donatien Alphonse François de Sade (2 June 1740 – 2 December 1814), better known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer, famous ...
Marthe Bibesco Marthe, Princess Bibesco (Marthe Lucie; née Lahovary; 28 January 1886 – 28 November 1973) was a Romanian-French writer of the Belle Époque.
Mary Brunton Mary Brunton (née Balfour) (1 November 1778 – 7 December 1818) was a Scottish novelist.
Mary Gaunt Mary Eliza Bakewell Gaunt (20 February 1861 - 19 January 1942) was an Australian novelist.
Mary Grant Bruce Mary Grant Bruce, also known as Minnie Bruce, was an Australian children's author and journalist.
Mary Shelley Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best kn...
Matilda Jane Evans Matilda Jane Evans (née Congreve) (7 August 1827 – 22 October 1886) was an Australian novelist, who wrote under the pseudonym Maud Jean Franc.
Max Waldau Richard Georg Spiller von Hauenschild, better known by his pseudonym Max Waldau (10 March 1825 – 20 January 1855), was a German poet and novelist.
Maxim Gorky Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist Realism literary method and a political activist.
Miles Franklin Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin, known as Miles Franklin (14 October 187919 September 1954) was an Australian writer and feminist who is best known for her novel My Brilliant Career,...
Mona Caird Alice Mona Caird (née Alice Mona Alison, married name Alice Mona Henryson-Caird) (1854–1932) was a Scottish novelist and essayist whose feminist views sparked controversy in the late 19th century.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Nellie McClung Nellie McClung, born Nellie Letitia Mooney (20 October 18731 September 1951), was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist.
Nikolai Gogol Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, Mykola Vasyliovych Hohol; –) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
Olga Forsh Olga Dmitryevna Forsh (О́льга Дми́триевна Форш), née Komarova (Комаро́ва) (July 17, 1961), was a Russian/Soviet novelist, dramatist, memoirist, and scenarist.
Paul Hervieu Paul Hervieu was a French novelist and playwright.
Samuel Jackson Pratt Samuel Jackson Pratt (25 December 1749 – 4 October 1814) was a prolific English poet, dramatist and novelist, writing under the pseudonym of "Courtney Melmoth" as well as under his own name.
Selina Davenport Selina Davenport (27 June 1779 – 14 July 1859) was an English author of the Romantic period.
Stefania Zahorska Stefania Zahorska, pseudonym Pandora, was a Polish prosaist, art historian.
Stephen Crane Stephen Crane (November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900) was an American author.
Talbot Baines Reed Talbot Baines Reed (3 April 1852 – 28 November 1893) was an English writer of boys' fiction who established a genre of school stories that endured into the second half of the 20th century.
Themes in Fyodor Dostoyevsky's writings The themes in the writings of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which surpass novels, novellas, short stories,essays, epistolary novels, poetry, spy fiction and suspense include suicide, pov...
Thomas Moore Thomas Moore (28 May 1779 – 25 February 1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of "The Minstrel Boy" and "The Last Rose of Summer".
Tilly Aston Matilda Ann Aston (11 December 1873 – 1 November 1947), better known as Tilly Aston, was a blind Australian writer and teacher, who founded the Victorian Association of Braille Wri...
Victor Hugo Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement.
Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.
William Douw Lighthall William Douw Lighthall (December 27, 1857 – August 3, 1954), K.C., LL.D., F.R.S.C. (often referred to as W.D. Lighthall), can be and has been described as a Canadian "lawyer, histori...