A. J. Jacobs Arnold Stephen Jacobs, Jr., commonly called A.J. Jacobs (born March 20, 1968, New York City) is a journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments.
A. J. Weberman Alan Jules Weberman (born May 26, 1945), better known as A. J. Weberman, is an American writer, political activist, gadfly, and popularizer of the terms garbology and "Dylanology".
A. Langley Searles Arthur Langley Searles (August 8, 1920 - May 7, 2009) was an American chemist, a science fiction enthusiast and bibliographer and historian of the field, from Bronxville, New York.
A. M. Homes Amy M. Homes (pen name A. M. Homes; born December 18, 1961, Washington, D.C.) is an American writer.
A. R. Gurney A. R. Gurney (born November 1, 1930) born as Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr, sometimes credited as Pete Gurney is an American playwright and novelist.
Aaron Sorkin Aaron Benjamin Sorkin (born June 9, 1961) is an Academy and Emmy-award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President...
Abner Doubleday Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.
Adelaide Crapsey Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet.
Agnes Hewes Agnes Danforth Hewes (March 30, 1874 – September 30, 1963) was an American writer of children's literature, three times a runner-up for the annual Newbery Medal.
Al Boasberg Al Boasberg (December 5, 1891 – June 18, 1937) was an American comedy writer in vaudeville, radio, and film, as well as being a film director.
Al Roker Albert Lincoln "Al" Roker, Jr. (born August 20, 1954) is an American television weather forecaster as well as an actor and book author.
Al Weisel Al Weisel (July 18, 1963 – February 27, 2010) was a freelance writer who lived in New York City.
Alan Dean Foster Alan Dean Foster (born November 18, 1946) is an American author of fantasy and science fiction, with many series to his credit as well as a large number of single novels.
Alan Furst Alan Furst (born February 20, 1941) is an American author of historical spy novels.
Alan Lelchuk Alan Lelchuk is a novelist, professor, and editor from Brooklyn, New York.
Albert Frederick Nussbaum Albert Frederick Nussbaum (April 9, 1934 – January 7, 1996) was a notorious 1960s-era bank robber and FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive.
Albert Graham Ingalls Albert Graham Ingalls (January 16, 1888–August 13, 1958) was an American scientific editor and amateur astronomer.
Albert Hodges Morehead Albert Hodges Morehead, Jr. (August 7, 1909 – October 5, 1966) was a writer for The New York Times, a bridge player, a lexicographer, and an author and editor of reference works.
Albert Rhys Williams Albert Rhys Williams (September 28, 1883 – February 27, 1962), commonly known by his middle name, pronounced "Reece," was an American journalist, labor organizer, and publicist.
Alden R. Hatch Alden R. Hatch (September 16, 1898 - February 1, 1975) was an American writer.
Alexander Genis Alexander Genis (born February 11, 1953) is a Russian-American writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic.
Alfred Corn Alfred Corn (born August 14, 1943) is an American poet and essayist.
Alfred E. Kahn Alfred Edward Kahn (October 17, 1917December 27, 2010) was an American professor, an expert in regulation and deregulation, and an important influence in the deregulation of the airline and ener...
Alfred Gingold Alfred Gingold is an American freelance writer and is the author of several humorous books.
Alfred Kazin Alfred Kazin (June 5, 1915 – June 5, 1998) was an American writer and literary critic, many of whose writings depicted the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America.
Alfred Prettyman Alfred E. Prettyman (born February 15, 19-) is an American publisher.
Ali MacGraw Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw (born April 1, 1939) is an American actress.
Alice Fulton Alice Fulton is an American author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Alice Hoffman Alice Hoffman (born March 16, 1952) is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1996 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the sam...
Alice Moore Hubbard Alice Moore Hubbard (June 7, 1861 – May 7, 1915) was a noted American feminist, writer, and, with her husband, Elbert Hubbard was a leading figure in the Roycroft movement – a branch of th...
Alison Chernick Alison Chernick is a New York based writer/director and filmmaker.
Alison Lurie Alison Lurie (born September 3, 1926) is an American novelist and academic.
Alison M. Gingeras Alison M. Gingeras Alison M. Gingeras is a curator and writer based in New York and Warsaw.
Alison Townsend Alison Townsend (born Pennsburg, Pennsylvania) is an American poet.
Allen Hoey Allen Hoey (October 21, 1952 – June 16, 2010) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic who received numerous honors during his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination fo...
Allen Weinstein Allen Weinstein (born September 1, 1937) is an American historian, educator, and federal official who has served in several different offices.
Allison Burnett Allison Burnett is an American screenwriter, film director, and novelist.
Allison Joseph Allison Joseph (born 1967) is an American poet, editor and professor.
Allison Kugel Allison Kugel is an American journalist, editor, and entrepreneur.
Almanzo W. Litchard Almanzo W. Litchard (1841-1906) was a soldier, farmer, and legislator in New York during the nineteenth century.
Alonzo Delano Alonzo Delano (July 2, 1806 - September 8, 1874), who went by the pen name "Old Block", was an American humorist, pioneer town city father, and a California Gold Rush Forty-niner.
Alvin Boretz Alvin Boretz (June 15, 1919 - July 22, 2010) was a prolific writer for stage, screen, radio and television.
Amanda Stern Amanda Stern (born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City) is the author of the critically acclaimed novel The Long Haul ISBN 1932360069, whose metaphors, the San Francisco Chronicle...
Andrew S. Draper Andrew Sloan Draper (June 21, 1848 - April 27, 1913) was an American educator, author, and jurist.
Andrew Sloan Draper Andrew Sloan Draper (June 21, 1848 - April 27, 1913) was an American educator, author, and jurist.
Andrew Vachss Andrew Henry Vachss (born October 19, 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths.
Andy Couturier Andy Couturier is the author of two books, Writing Open the Mind: Tapping the Subconscious to Free the Writing and the Writer (Ulysses Press, 2005) and A Different Kind of Luxury: Japanese Lesso...
Andy Milonakis Andrew Michael "Andy" Milonakis (born January 30, 1976) is an American actor, writer, rapper, and comedian best known for creating and starring in The Andy Milonakis Show on MTV and MTV2.
Annie Finch Annie Finch (born 1956) is an American poet.
Anthony Bozza Anthony Bozza is a New York City-based author and journalist who is most famous for his writing in Rolling Stone.
Anthony Piccione Anthony Piccione (July 3, 1939 – November 18, 2001) is an American poet.
Anthony Robinson (novelist) Anthony Robinson (born 1931) is an American novelist and short story writer, and for many years a professor of creative writing at SUNY New Paltz.
Art Buchwald Arthur "Art" Buchwald (October 20, 1925 – January 17, 2007) was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndi...
Arthur Cheney Train Arthur Cheney Train, also called Arthur Chesney Train, was an American lawyer and legal thriller writer, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the fic...
Arthur Herzog Arthur Herzog III (April 6, 1927 – May 25, 2010) was an American novelist, non-fiction writer, and journalist, well known for his works of science fiction and true crime books.
Arthur St. Claire (writer) Arthur Frederic St. Claire Evens (born July 20, 1899, New York, died October 18, 1950, Los Angeles, age 51) was a screenwriter who wrote the script for the Frank Buck adventure thriller Tiger Fangs.
Arthur Train Arthur Cheney Train (6 September 1875 – 22 December 1945) was an American lawyer and legal thriller writer, particularly known for his novels of courtroom intrigue and the creation of the ...
Augustus Caesar Buell Augustus Caesar Buell (September 4, 1847 – May 23, 1904) was an American author who wrote several biographies of great Americans, following the success of a book about his experiences in the Civ...
Augustus Thomas Augustus Thomas (January 8, 1857 – August 12, 1934) was an American playwright, born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Aurin Squire Aurin Squire is an award-winning American producer, playwright, screenwriter, and reporter.
Avram Davidson Avram Davidson (April 23, 1923 – May 8, 1993) was an American writer of fantasy fiction, science fiction, and crime fiction, as well as the author of many stories that do not fit into a genre niche.
Barbara McMartin Barbara McMartin (1931–2005) was an American mathematician who became an environmentalist and author of books on the Adirondack Mountains.
Barbara Walters Barbara Gill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality.
Barthold Fles Barthold Fles (February 7, 1902 – December 19, 1989) was a Dutch-American literary agent, author, translator, editor and publisher.
Ben M. Baglio Ben M. Baglio (born 1960 in New York), created the brief for two series of children's books - Dolphin Diaries and Animal Ark.
Ben Parris Benjamin Jason Parris (born 1961) is an American author, educator, and museum planner best known as the creator of Wade of Aquitaine.
Benedict Freedman Benedict Freedman (December 19, 1919 – February 24, 2012) was an American novelist and mathematician, the co-author of Mrs. Mike and a professor of mathematics at Occidental College in Los A...
Benjamin Cheever Benjamin Hale Cheever (born October 8, 1948) is an American writer and editor.
Bess Meredyth Bess Meredyth (February 12, 1890 - July 13, 1969) was a film writer and silent film actress.
Beth Ann Bauman Beth Ann Bauman is an American writer of fiction based in New York.
Beulah McGillicutty Trisa Hayes Laughlin (born Trisa Hayes on March 14, 1969) better known by her ring name, Beulah McGillicutty, is an American professional wrestling valet, best known for her appeara...
Bill Maher William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, satirist, author, and actor.
Bill O'Reilly (political commentator) William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator.
Catherine chandler Catherine Marie Chandler (born November 26, 1950 in New York City) is an American poet and translator.
Catherine Chandler Catherine Marie Chandler (born 1950 in New York City) is an American/Canadian poet and translator.
Celia Deutsch Celia M. Deutsch is an American Religious Sister, academic, educator, writer and Old Testament scholar.
Chang-Rae Lee Chang-rae Lee (born July 29, 1965) is a Korean American novelist and a professor of creative writing at Princeton University, where he has served as the director of Princeton's Program in Creati...
Charles B. Towns Charles B. Towns (1862–1947) conducted experimentation with cures for alcoholism and drug addiction, and helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century.
Charles Bock Charles Bock (born 1969) is an American writer whose debut 2008 novel Beautiful Children (published by Random House) was selected by The New York Times as a Notable Book of the Year for ...
Charles E. Fritch Charles E. Fritch (January 20, 1927October 11, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer and editor.
Charles Finch Charles Finch (born 1980) is an American author of mystery novels set in Victorian era England.
Charles Fuller Charles H. Fuller, Jr. (born 5 March 1939) is an American playwright, best known for his play, A Soldier's Play, for which he received the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Charles H. Vail Charles Henry Vail was an American Universalist clergyman and Christian socialist political activist and writer.
Charles Henri Ford Charles Henri Ford (February 10, 1913 – September 27, 2002) was an American poet, novelist, filmmaker, photographer, and collage artist best known for his editorship of the Surrealist magazine '...
Charles Henry Webb Charles Henry Webb (January 24, 1834, Rouse's Point, New York – May 24, 1905) was an American poet, author and journalist.
Charles P. Daly Charles Patrick Daly (October 13, 1816 – September 19, 1899) was a member of the New York State Assembly, Chief Justice of the New York Court of Common Pleas, president of the American Geographi...
Charles Patrick Daly Charles Patrick Daly (October 13, 1816 – September 19, 1899) was a member of the New York State Assembly, Chief Justice of the New York Court of Common Pleas, president of the American Geographi...
Charles Salzberg Charles Salzberg is an American novelist, journalist, editor, and teacher.
Charles Sheldon Charles Monroe Sheldon (February 26, 1857 in Wellsville, New York – February 24, 1946) was an American minister in the Congregational churches and leader of the Social Gospel movement.
Charles Woodruff Yost Charles Woodruff Yost (November 6, 1907 – May 21, 1981) was a career U.S. diplomat who was assigned as his country's representative to the United Nations from 1969 to 1971.
Charlotte Gerber Charlotte Gerber (born February 17, 1965) is an American writer.
Charlotte Zolotow Charlotte Zolotow (born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro June 26, 1915 – November 19, 2013) was an American author, poet, editor, and publisher of many books for children (HarperCollins puts her...
Chase Twichell Chase Twichell (born August 20, 1950) is an American poet, professor, and publisher, the founder in 1999, of Ausable Press.
Cherie Bennett Cherie Bennett (born 1960 in Buffalo, New York) is an American novelist, actress, director, playwright, newspaper columnist, singer, and television writer on the CBS Daytime soap opera The You...
Clarence Clough Buel Clarence Clough Buel (born July 29, 1850 in Laona, New York; died May 22, 1933 in Sleepy Hollow, New York) was a United States editor and author, most notable for his work with Robert Underwood ...
Cleveland Moffett Cleveland Moffett was an American journalist, author, and playwright.
Clifford A. Pickover Clifford Alan Pickover (born 15 August 1957) is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science, mathematics, and science fiction, and is employed at the IBM Thomas J. Watson ...
Coleman Jacoby Coleman Jacoby (April 16, 1915 – October 20, 2010) was a comedy writer for radio and television.
Cora Crane Cora Crane (July 12, 1865 – September 5, 1910) was an American writer, journalist and nightclub owner.
Cornell Woolrich Cornell George Hopley-Woolrich (4 December 1903 – 25 September 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer who sometimes wrote under the pseudonyms William Irish and George Ho...
Cullen Murphy John Cullen Murphy, Jr. (born September 1, 1952) is an American writer and editor probably best known for his work at The Atlantic, where he served as managing editor (1985–2006).
Cynthia DeFelice Cynthia DeFelice (born 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American children's book author.
Dale Brown Dale Brown (born November 2, 1956) is an American author and aviator, most famous for his aviation techno-thriller novels, with thirteen New York Times best sellers to his name.
Dale Davis (poet) Dale T. Davis is an American writer, educator, publisher, producer, scholar, dramaturge, and advocate for young people.
Dale Peck Dale Peck (born 1967 on Long Island, New York) is an American novelist, critic, and columnist.
Dan Braun Dan Braun is a musician, composer, writer, editor, art director, and film producer.
Dan O'Brien (playwright) Dan O’Brien is an American playwright and poet whose work includes the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama-winning play The Body of an American, which premiered at Portland Center St...
Dan Senor Daniel Samuel "Dan" Senor (/ˈsiːnər/; born November 6, 1971) is an American writer and political adviser who has been described as "an unusual hybrid...a policy wonk, media maven, successful aut...
Daniel J. Halstead Daniel J. Halstead was the publisher of The Syracuse Daily Union (1860), The Syracuse Daily Courier and Union (1860–1869), The Syracuse Daily Courier (1869–1888) and The Syracuse ...
Daniel Nester Daniel Murlin Nester (born February 29, 1968 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is an American writer, editor, and poet.
Daniel Scott (writer) Daniel Scott is an American fiction writer best known for his discussions of marginalized characters of American society.
Danielle Ofri Danielle Ofri is an essayist, editor, and practicing internist in New York City.
Darin Strauss Darin Strauss (born March 1, 1970) is an American writer whose work has earned a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Dave Eggers Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher.
David B. Feinberg David Barish Feinberg (November 25, 1956 - November 2, 1994) was an American writer and AIDS activist.
David Barr Kirtley David Barr Kirtley (born 1977) is an American short story writer and the co-host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.
David Denby (film critic) David Denby (born 1943) is an American journalist, best known as a film critic for The New Yorker magazine.
David Desmond Dr. David William Desmond is a neuropsychologist and writer.
David Eugene Smith David Eugene Smith (January 21, 1860 in Cortland, New York – July 29, 1944 in New York) was an American mathematician, educator, and editor.
David Fishelson David J. "Dave" Fishelson (born July 24, 1956) is an American producer, playwright, and director for film, theatre, television and radio, based in Manhattan since 1982.
David Foster Wallace David Foster Wallace (February 21, 1962 – September 12, 2008) was an award-winning American novelist, short story writer, essayist, professor of English at Illinois State University, and profess...
David Gallaher David Matthew Gallaher (born June 5, 1975 in Honolulu) is an American writer and author, known of his work on such books as Vampire: The Masquerade, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, High Moon...
David Levering Lewis David Levering Lewis (born May 25, 1936) is the Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at New York University.
David M. Alexander David M. Alexander, born in 1945 in upstate New York, is a writer of science fiction and mysteries who now lives in Palo Alto, California.
David Markson David Markson (December 20, 1927 – c. June 4, 2010) was an American novelist, born David Merrill Markson in Albany, New York.
David Marusek David Marusek (Buffalo, New York) is an American author.
David Oliver Relin David Oliver Relin (December 12, 1962 – November 15, 2012) was an American journalist and the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book, Three Cups of Tea, published i...
David P. Mapes David Parshall Mapes (January 10, 1798 – May 17, 1890) was an American pioneer businessman and politician.
David Perkins Page David Perkins Page was an American educator and author of the most popular 19th-century American education textbook.
David Pietrusza David Pietrusza (born November 22, 1949 in Amsterdam, New York) is a noted historian and author.
David Syrett David Syrett (8 January 1939 in White Plains, New York – 18 October 2004 in Leonia, New Jersey) was Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College, City University of New York in Flushing,...
David W. Belin David W. Belin (June 20, 1928 — January 17, 1999) was an attorney for the Warren Commission and the Rockefeller Commission.
David Wilcock David Wilcock (born March 8, 1973 in Rotterdam, New York) is a New Age lecturer, author, and filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California.
David Wong (writer) Jason Pargin, known by his pen name David Wong (born January 10, 1975), is an American humor writer.
David Yezzi David Dalton Yezzi (born 1966) is an American poet, editor, actor, and professor.
De Sacia Mooers De Sacia Mooers was a movie actress, disputably from Los Angeles, California.
Deborah Meier Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement.
Deborah Solomon Deborah Solomon (born August 9, 1957, New York City) is an American art critic, journalist and biographer.
Derek Warburton Derek Warburton (born July 19, 1967) also known as Derek Fabulous, is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, and magazine editors.
Derek White (writer) Derek White is a writer, a visual artist, author of the 5cense blog and founding publisher of the literary journal Sleeping Fish and Calamari Press.
Diana Gould (writer) Diana Gould (11 Oct. 1944-) is a screenwriter and author who has worked in television for much of her career and published her first novel, Coldwater, a noir thriller, in 2013.
Diane English Diane English (born May 18, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer, known for creating the sitcom Murphy Brown.
Diane Farr Diane Farr (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and writer.
Diane Pershing Diane Pershing, born and raised in Queens, New York, is a romance novelist, television writer and voice actress.
Dickey Chapelle Dickey Chapelle, born Georgette Louise Meyer (March 14, 1918–November 4, 1965), was an American photojournalist known for her work as a war correspondent from World War II through th...
Dito Montiel Dito Montiel, born Orlandito Montiel (July 26, 1965), is an American author, screenwriter, director and musician.
Dominick Dunne Dominick John Dunne (October 29, 1925 – August 26, 2009) was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways in which high society interacts with the...
Don Feder Don Feder is a media consultant and free-lance writer.
Donald A. Wollheim Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 – November 2, 1990) was an American science fiction editor, publisher, writer, and fan.
Donald E. Westlake Donald Edwin Westlake (July 12, 1933 – December 31, 2008) was an American writer, with over a hundred novels and non-fiction books to his credit.
Donald J. Sobol Donald J. Sobol (October 4, 1924 – July 11, 2012) was an American award-winning writer best known for his children's books, especially the Encyclopedia Brown mystery series.
Donald Revell Donald Revell is an American poet, essayist, translator and professor.
Doris Schroeder Doris Schroeder (February 7, 1893 – January 4, 1981) was a prolific American screenwriter.
Dorothy Young Dorothy Lena Young (May 3, 1907March 20, 2011) was an American entertainer who worked as a stage assistant to magician Harry Houdini from 1925 to 1926.
Dwight Taylor (writer) Dwight Taylor (born January 1, 1902, in New York, USA, died December 31, 1986, Woodland Hills, California) was an American author, playwright, and film and television screenwriter.
Eben E. Rexford Eben Eugene Rexford (16 July 1848 - 18 October 1916) was an American writer and poet, and author of lyrics to popular and gospel songs.
Eben Jenks Loomis Eben Jenks Loomis (November 11, 1828 - December 2, 1912) was an American astronomer, born in Oppenheim, New York.
Ed Dee Ed Dee is an author, born in Yonkers, New York on February 3, 1940.
Ed McBain Evan Hunter (October 15, 1926 - July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter.
Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement.
Edgar Allan Woolf Edgar Allan Woolf (25 April 1881 - 9 December 1943) was a playwright, screenwriter, and co-author of the script for The Wizard of Oz.
Edgar Saltus Edgar Evertson Saltus (October 8, 1855 – July 31, 1921) was an American writer known for his highly refined prose style.
Edna St. Vincent Millay Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright.
Edward Albee Edward Franklin Albee III (born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (19...
Edward Anthony (writer) Edward Anthony (August 4, 1895 – August 16, 1971) was an American journalist and writer who co-wrote Frank Buck’s first two books, Bring 'Em Back Alive, and Wild Cargo.
Edward L. Youmans Edward Livingston Youmans (June 3, 1821 in Coeymans, New York – January 18, 1887 in New York City) was an American scientific writer, editor, and lecturer and founder of Popular Science...
Edward Richard Shaw Edward Richard Shaw (1855–1903) was a Professor and Dean, New York University, and author of numerous books, primarily children's schoolbooks.
Edward Stratemeyer Edward L. Stratemeyer (October 4, 1862May 10, 1930) was an American publisher and writer of children's fiction.
Edward Streeter Edward Streeter (August 1, 1891 in Buffalo, New York – March 31, 1976 in New York City) was an American novelist and journalist, best known for the 1949 novel Father of the Bride and h...
Edward Summer Edward Summer has been an award winning painter, motion picture director, screenwriter, internet publisher, magazine editor, journalist and science writer, comic book writer, novelist, book desi...
Edward Tanjore Corwin Edward Tanjore Corwin D.D. Litt.D. (1834 – 1914) was an American writer, and historian of the Reformed Dutch church.
Edwin Croswell Edwin Croswell (May 29, 1797 Catskill, New York- June 13, 1871 Princeton, New Jersey), was an American journalist and politician.
Edwin Schlossberg Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg (born July 19, 1945), founder and principal of ESI Design, is an American designer, author, and artist.
Eileen Charbonneau Eileen Charbonneau is a novelist whose books include The Connor Emerald (2000), Rachel LeMoyne (1999), The Randolph Legacy (1998), and Waltzing in Ragtime (1996).
Elbert Hubbard Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher.
Eleanor Gates Eleanor Gates (26 September 1875 – 7 March 1951) was an American playwright who created seven plays that were staged on Broadway.
Eleanor Lerman Eleanor Lerman (born 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Eli Siegel Eli Siegel (August 16, 1902 – November 8, 1978) was the poet and critic who founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism in 1941.
Elisabeth Carpenter Satterthwait Elisabeth Carpenter Satterthwait (born 1856) authored A Son of the Carolinas (1898) about the effects on the local people of the 1893 Sea Islands hurricane which devastated the South Carolin...
Eliza Ann Youmans Eliza Ann Youmans (born in Greenfield, New York, 17 December 1826; died in Winona, Minnesota, 27 September 1914) wrote books, mainly on botanical subjects.
Eliza Farnham Eliza Farnham (November 17, 1815 – December 15, 1864) was a 19th-century American novelist, feminist, abolitionist, and activist for prison reform.
Elizabeth F. Ellet Elizabeth Fries Lummis Ellet (October 18, 1818 – June 3, 1877) was an American writer, historian and poet.
Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth M. Gilbert (born July 18, 1969) is an American author, essayist, short story writer, biographer, novelist and memoirist.
Elizabeth Hardwick (writer) Elizabeth Hardwick (July 27, 1916 – December 2, 2007) was an American literary critic, novelist, and short story writer.
Elizabeth Hawes Elizabeth Hawes (1903–1971) was an American clothing designer, outspoken critic of the fashion industry, and champion of ready to wear and people's right to have the clothes they desired, rather...
Elizabeth Janeway Elizabeth Janeway (October 7, 1913 – January 15, 2005) was an American author and critic.
Ellen Hardin Walworth Ellen Hardin Walworth (Oct. 20, 1832 – June 23, 1915) was an American author, lawyer, and activist who was a passionate advocate for the importance of studying history and historic preservation.
Elliott Roosevelt Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990) was a United States Army Air Forces officer and an author.
Emil Lucev Emil Robert Lucev (born September 27, 1933) is a historian of Far Rockaway.
Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully is an American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's books.
Emily Chubbuck Emily Chubbuck (August 23, 1817 – June 1, 1854) was an American poet who wrote under the pseudonym Fanny Forrester.
Emily Post Emily Post (about October 27, 1872September 25, 1960) was an American author famous for writing on etiquette.
Emjo Basshe Emjo Basshe (born Emmanuel Iode Abarbanel Basshe or Emanuel Joseph Jochelman; January 20, 1898 – October 29, 1939) was a Lithuanian-born Jewish American playwright of Spanish ancestry and theatr...
Emma McLaughlin Emma Lanier McLaughlin (born 7 February 1974 in Elmira, New York) is an American novelist.
Ephraim Katz Ephraim Katz (11 March 1932 – 2 August 1992) was a writer, journalist, and filmmaker who devoted his life to gathering the information in his book, The Film Encyclopedia, first publish...
Eric Carle Eric Carle (born June 25, 1929) is an American designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books.
Eric Etheridge Eric J. Etheridge is a journalist and photographer who was the initial editor, in 1995, of George, the magazine co-founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Eric Liu Eric P. Liu (born 1968) is an American writer living in Seattle, Washington.
Eric S. Hatch Eric S. Hatch (October 31, 1901 - July 4, 1973) was an American writer on the staff of The New Yorker and a novelist and screenwriter best known for his books 1101 Park Avenue, (which b...
Eric Van Lustbader Eric Van Lustbader (born 1946) is a writer of thriller and fantasy novels.
Erica Hunt Erica Hunt (b. March 12, 1955) is a U.S. poet, essayist, teacher, mother, and organizer from New York City.
Ernest Howard Crosby Ernest Howard Crosby (1856–1907) was an American reformer and author, born in New York City, the son of Presbyterian minister Howard Crosby, and a relative of prolific hymnwriter and rescue miss...
Evan Hunter Evan Hunter was an American author and screenwriter.
F. O. Matthiessen Francis Otto Matthiessen (February 19, 1902 – April 1, 1950) was an educator, scholar and literary critic influential in the fields of American literature and American studies.
Faith Baldwin Faith Baldwin (October 1, 1893 – March 18, 1978) was a very successful U.S. author of romance and fiction, publishing some 100 novels, often concentrating on women juggling career and family.
Fay Kanin Fay Kanin (née Mitchell; May 9, 1917March 27, 2013) was an American screenwriter, playwright and producer.
Felix Riesenberg Felix Riesenberg (1879–19 November 1939) was an American maritime officer and writer of maritime professional, historical, and fictional literature in the early 20th Century.
Ferrin Fraser Ferrin Fraser (May 11, 1903 - April 1, 1969, Lockport, New York) was a radio scriptwriter and short story author who collaborated with Frank Buck on radio scripts and five books.
Fitz James O'Brien Fitz James O'Brien (also spelled Fitz-James; December 31, 1828 – April 6, 1862) was an Irish-born American writer, some of whose work is often considered a forerunner of today's science fi...
Forceythe Willson Byron Forceythe Willson (April 10, 1837 – February 2, 1867) was a nineteenth-century American poet.
Frances Fuller Victor Frances Auretta Fuller Victor (pen names: Florence Fane, Dorothy D.) (May 23, 1826 – November 14, 1902) was an American historian and hist...
Frances Willard (suffragist) Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898) was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist.
Francine Mathews Francine Mathews (born 1963 in Binghamton, New York) is a writer of mystery fiction who also writes historical mysteries under the name Stephanie Barron.
Francine Pascal Francine Pascal (born May 13, 1938) is an author best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of young adult novels.
Francis Levy Francis Levy (born March 28, 1948) is the author of the comic novels Erotomania: A Romance, published by Two Dollar Radio in 2008 and subsequently translated in a Spanish edition by Tusquets...
Frank C. Matthews Frank C. Matthews (born July 13, 1972) is an African-American writer of urban fiction.
Frank Case Frank Case was an American hotelier and author.
Frank Judge Frank Judge is an American poet, publisher, translator, journalist, film critic, teacher, and arts administrator.
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, c. February 1818 – February 20, 1895) was an African-American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman.
Frederick H. Buttel Frederick Howard Buttel was the William H. Sewell Professor of Rural Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Frederik Pohl Frederik George Pohl, Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning more than seventy-five years—from his first ...
Fulton J. Sheen Fulton John Sheen (born Peter John Sheen, May 8, 1895 – December 9, 1979) was an American bishop (later archbishop) of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his ...
Gael Greene Gael Greene (born December 22, 1933) is an American restaurant critic, author and novelist.
Gail Sheehy Gail Sheehy (born November 27, 1937) is an American author, journalist, and lecturer.
Gary Giddins Gary Giddins (born March 21, 1948) is an American jazz critic, author, and director, best known for his longtime work with The Village Voice.
Genevieve Foster Genevieve Stump Foster (April 13, 1893 – August 30, 1979) was an American children's writer who illustrated most of her own books.
George Ancona George Ancona (born December 4, 1929) is an American photo essayist, author and illustrator of children's books.
George Carlin George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.
George Fielding Eliot George Fielding Eliot (22 June 1894 – 21 April 1971) was a Second Lieutenant in the Australian army in World War I. He became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and later a Major in t...
Henry Miller Henry Valentine Miller (December 26, 1891 – June 7, 1980) was an American writer.
Henry Schoolcraft Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793–December 10, 1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832...
Henry Serrano Villard Henry Serrano Villard (1900–1996) was an American foreign service officer, ambassador, and author.
Herbert Lieberman Herbert Henry Lieberman (born September 22, 1933, New Rochelle, New York) is a mystery/crime novelist and playwright.
Herman Melville Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, poet, and writer of short stories.
Herman Slater Herman Slater was an American Wiccan high priest and occult-bookstore proprietor as well as an editor, publisher, and author.
Hezekiah Lord Hosmer (judge) Hezekiah Lord Hosmer (born Hudson, New York, December 10, 1814; died San Francisco, California, October 31, 1893) was a lawyer, judge, journalist, and author.
Horatio Collins King Horatio Collins King was a Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.
Howard Lindsay Howard Lindsay, born Herman Nelke, (March 29, 1889 - February 11, 1968) was an American theatrical producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor.
Hrag Vartanian Hrag Vartanian (Հրակ Վարդանեան) is the editor and co-founder of the influential arts blog Hyperallergic.
Hugh Stanislaus Stange Hugh Stanislaus Stange (1894–1966) was an American playwright and screenwriter known for what was once described as a "drab realism" in melodramas and crime stories in the 1920s and 1930s.
Hy Bender Hy Bender is an author who has written or cowritten 15 books.
Idra Novey Idra Novey is an American poet, professor, and translator.
Iimani David Iimani David (born December 15, 1969) is an American author of literary fiction.
Increase A. Lapham Increase Allen Lapham (March 7, 1811 – September 14, 1875) was an author, scientist, and naturalist.
Ira Gitler Ira Gitler (born December 18, 1928, Brooklyn, New York) is an American jazz historian and journalist.
Irene Dische Irene Dische (born February 13, 1952) is an American author and journalist, responsible for several international bestsellers.
Isaac Bashevis Singer Isaac Bashevis Singer (יצחק באַשעװיס זינגער; November 21, 1902 – July 24, 1991) was a Polish-born Jewish-American author.
Isaac Bonewits Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits (October 1, 1949 – August 12, 2010) was an influential American Druid who published a number of books on the subject of Neopaganism and magic.
J. Robert Lennon John Robert Lennon (born 1970) is an American novelist, short story writer, musician and composer.
Jack Ertle Oliver John "Jack" Ertle Oliver (September 26, 1923 – January 5, 2011) was an American scientist.
Jack Newfield Jack Abraham Newfield (February 18, 1938 – December 20, 2004) was a muckraking journalist, employed by The Village Voice, the Daily News and the New York Post.
Jack Nichols (activist) John Richard "Jack" Nichols Jr. (March 16, 1938 – May 2, 2005) was an American gay rights activist.
Jamaica Kincaid Jamaica Kincaid (born May 25, 1949) is an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer.
James A. Gross James A. Gross (born 1934) is an American educator and historian who teaches United States labor law and labor history at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
James A. Herne James A. Herne (February 1, 1839 – June 2, 1901), was an American playwright, born James Ahearn.
James Bacon (author) James "Jim" Bacon (May 12, 1914 – September 18, 2010) was an American author and journalist who also worked as an actor in film and television.
James Blake (tennis) James Riley Blake (born December 28, 1979) is a former American professional tennis player.
James Breck Perkins James Breck Perkins was an American historian, a United States Congressman, and a writer.
James D. Macdonald James D. Macdonald (born 1954) is an American author and critic who lives in New Hampshire with his wife and frequent collaborator, Dr. Debra Doyle.
James Elward James Elward (Chicago, November 22, 1928 - August 30, 1996) was an American author, actor, screenwriter, and playwright.
James Frenkel James Raymond Frenkel (born 1948) is an American editor of science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, and other books, formerly for Tom Doherty Associates (Tor Books and...
James Herne James A. Herne, was an American playwright and actor, born James Ahearn.
James Morris Blaut James Morris Blaut was a professor of anthropology and geography at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
James Patterson James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author.
James Pond (Medal of Honor) James Burton Pond (June 11, 1838 – June 21, 1903) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
James Ramsey Ullman James Ramsey Ullman (1907 – July 5, 1971) was an American writer and mountaineer.
James Reese James Reese is American author born on November 21, 1964 in Patchogue, New York.
James Reese (author) James Reese is American author born on November 21, 1964 in Patchogue, New York.
James Wilson Seaton James Wilson Seaton (May 24, 1824 - February 11, 1904) was an American lawyer and politician.
James Wolcott James Wolcott (born 10 December 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American journalist, known for his critique of contemporary media.
Jamie Geller Jamie Geller is an American-born Israeli food writer, celebrity chef, television producer and businesswoman.
Jan Kerouac Janet Michelle "Jan" Kerouac (February 16, 1952 – June 5, 1996) was an American writer and the only child of beat generation author Jack Kerouac and Joan Haverty Kerouac.
Jane Leavy Jane Leavy (born December 26, 1951) is an award-winning American former sportswriter and feature writer for the Washington Post.
Jane Sherman Jane Sherman (June 14, 1908 – March 16, 2010) was an American writer, performer, composer, and one-time dancer and member of the Rockettes the famed in-house dance troupe of Radio City Mus...
Janine Pommy Vega Janine Pommy Vega (February 5, 1942 – December 23, 2010) was an American poet associated with the Beats.
Jeanette Eaton Jeanette Eaton (November 30, 1886 – February 19, 1968) was an American writer of children's literature, four times one of the runners-up for the annual Newbery Medal four times.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont Jeanne Marie Beaumont is an American poet, author of three poetry collections, most recently, Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, Ltd. 2010) and Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, Ltd....
Jeannine Savard Jeannine Savard is an American poet, born in the Adirondack Mountain Region of New York State.
Jeff Ragsdale Jeffrey Charles "Jeff" Ragsdale is an American author, documentary filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, and national game show champion.
Jeffrey Robinson Jeffrey Robinson (born 1945) is an American author of 28 books.
Jenna McCarthy Jenna McCarthy is the author of "If It Was Easy They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living With and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married", "The Pare...
Jennifer DeLia Jennifer Renée DeLia (born 30 September 1979) is an American screenwriter, director, actress, artist, and humanitarian.
Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan (born September 7, 1962) is an American novelist and short story writer who lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Jennifer Michael Hecht Jennifer Michael Hecht (born November 23, 1965) is a poet, historian, philosopher, and author.
Jenny O. Jennifer Anne Ognibene, known by her stage name Jenny O., is an American singer-songwriter, based in Los Angeles, California.
Jeri Laber Jeri Laber (born 1931) is one of the founders of Human Rights Watch, the largest human rights organization in the United States.
Jerome Anthony Watrous Jerome Anthony Watrous was an American author, newspaper writer, politician, and soldier.
Jerry Saltz Jerry Saltz (born March 19, 1951) is an American art critic.
Jerry Seinfeld Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld (born April 29, 1954) is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom...
Jess Stearn Jess Stearn (April 26, 1914 – March 27, 2002) was a journalist and author of more than thirty books, nine of which were bestsellers.
Jesse Colombo Jesse Colombo (born December 7, 1985) is a French-born American independent economic analyst, investor and Forbes columnist who has worked as an anti-economic bubble activist since 2004.
Jessica Seinfeld Jessica Seinfeld (born Nina Danielle Sklar; September 12, 1971), is an American author of two cookbooks about preparing food for children and the whole family, and founder of Baby Buggy, a...
Jessica Valenti Jessica Valenti (born November 1, 1978) is an American blogger and feminist writer, known for having founded the feminist blog Feministing in 2004.
Jim Kelley James Thomas "Jim" Kelley, Jr. (October 26, 1949 – November 30, 2010) was a professional sports news columnist from South Buffalo.
Joan Silber Joan Silber is an American novelist and short story writer.
Joanna Fuhrman Joanna Furhman (born 1972) is an American poet and professor.
Joe Brainard Joe Brainard (1942–1994) was an American artist and writer associated with the New York School.
Joe Conason Joe Conason (born January 25, 1954) is an American journalist, author and political commentator.
Joe Conley Joe Conley (March 3, 1928 – July 7, 2013) was an American actor who played many small roles on television and is most remembered for his role as the storekeeper Ike Godsey on The Waltons.
Joe Iconis Joseph Peter Philip Iconis (born September 22, 1981) is an American musical theatre writer.
Joe Moglia Joseph H. Moglia (born April 1, 1949) is the current head football coach of the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers of the Big South Conference.
Joe Simon Joseph Henry "Joe" Simon (born Hymie Simon; October 11, 1913 – December 14, 2011) was an American comic book writer, artist, editor, and publisher.
Joel C. Rosenberg Joel C. Rosenberg (born 1967) is an American communications strategist, author of the Last Jihad series, and founder of The Joshua Fund.
Joel Greenblatt Joel Greenblatt (born December 13, 1957 in Great Neck, New York) is an American academic, hedge fund manager, investor, and writer.
John Arthur (philosopher) John Arthur (September 22, 1946 – January 22, 2007) was an American professor of philosophy and an expert in legal theory, constitutional theory, social ethics, and political philosophy.
John B. L. Goodwin John Blair Linn Goodwin (1912–1994) was an American author and poet, best known for his story "The Cocoon" (1946), collected in Houghton Mifflin's The Best American Short Stories in 1947.
John Berendt John Berendt (born December 5, 1939) is an American author, known for writing the best-selling non-fiction book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was a finalist for the 1995 Pul...
John Brooks (writer) John Brooks (1920–1993) was a writer and longtime contributor to The New Yorker magazine, where he worked for many years as a staff writer, specializing in financial topics.
John C. Walsh John C. Walsh is an American writer and director best known for his indie comedy Ed's Next Move.
John Edward Bruce John Edward Bruce, also known as Bruce Grit or J. E. Bruce-Grit (February 22, 1856 – August 7, 1924), born a slave in Maryland, United States, became a journalist, historian, writer,...
John Forrest Dillon John Forrest Dillon (December 25, 1831 – May 6, 1914) was an American jurist who served on federal and Iowa state courts.
John H. Hobart John Henry Hobart (September 14, 1775 – September 12, 1830) was the third Episcopal bishop of New York (1816–1830).
John Henry Hobart John Henry Hobart (September 14, 1775 – September 12, 1830) was the third Episcopal bishop of New York (1816–1830).
Joseph J. Romm Joseph J. Romm (born June 27, 1960) is an American author, blogger, physicist and climate expert who concentrates on methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and increasin...
Joseph Kesselring Joseph Otto Kesselring (July 21, 1902 – November 5, 1967) was an American playwright known best for Arsenic and Old Lace, a hit on Broadway from 1939 to 1944 and other countries as well.
Joseph Kirkland Joseph Kirkland (January 7, 1830 - April 29, 1894) was an American novelist.
Joseph Olshan Joseph Olshan is an award-winning American novelist.
Joseph Vogel Joseph Vogel is an American author, scholar and popular culture critic.
Josephine Pollard Josephine Pollard (J. P. Pollard) (17 October 1834–15 August 1892) was an American hymn writer, author and poet.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell Josh Kilmer-Purcell (born August 28, 1969) is an American writer, television personality, and businessperson.
Josiah Willard Josiah Flint Willard (November 17, 1805 - January 24, 1868) was an American dairy farmer, naturalist and businessman living in Janesville, Wisconsin, who served one term as a Free Soiler member ...
Joss Whedon Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is an American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, comic book author, composer, and actor.
Joy Katz Joy Katz (born 1963 Newark, New Jersey) is an American poet, who was recently awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry.
Joyce Brothers Joyce Diane Brothers (née Bauer; October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 19...
Judi Barrett Judi Barrett (née Nielsen-Smith) (born 1941 in Brooklyn, New York) is an author of picture books for children, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Animals Should Definitely Not...
Judith Merril Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 – September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and po...
Judith Newman Judith B. Newman (born 1961) is an American journalist and author.
Judith Rossner Judith Perelman Rossner (March 31, 1935 – August 9, 2005) was an American novelist, best known for her 1975 novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, which was inspired by the murder of Roseann Q...
June Cohen June Cohen is Executive Producer of TED Media for TED.
Justin Davidson Justin Davidson (born in Rome, Italy, in 1966) is a classical music and architecture critic.
Kambri Crews Kambri Crews (born June 22) is an American comedic storyteller based in New York City and author of Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir, a book about her chaotic childhood with deaf parents.
Karan Mahajan Karan Mahajan (born April 24, 1984) is a Joseph Henry Jackson Award-winning Indian novelist.
Karenna Gore Schiff Karenna Aitcheson Gore Schiff (born August 6, 1973) is an American author, journalist, and attorney.
Karl Beckson Karl E. Beckson (February 4, 1926 – April 29, 2008) was an American educator, scholar, and author of numerous articles and sixteen books on British literature, culture, and authors including Osc...
Karla Kuskin Karla Kuskin was a prolific author, illustrator and reviewer of children's literature.
Kate Dickinson Sweetser Kate Dickinson Sweetser (died 1939) was an American author known in her time for writing juvenile fiction and compilations.
Kate Gale Kate Gale is an American poet, librettist, and independent publisher.
Katharine Waldo Douglas Katharine Waldo Douglas, CBE, (1870-April 7, 1939) was an American novelist and translator.
Katherine Russell Rich Katherine Russell Rich (November 17, 1955 – April 3, 2012) was an American autobiographical writer from New York City.
Kathi Kamen Goldmark Kathi Kamen Goldmark (August 18, 1948 – May 24, 2012) was an American author, columnist, publishing consultant, radio and music producer, songwriter, and musician.
Kathy Lynn Emerson Kathy Lynn Emerson is an American writer of historical and mystery novels and non-fiction.
Kay Thompson Kay Thompson (November 9, 1909 – July 2, 1998) was an American author, composer, musician, actress and singer.
Keith Olbermann Keith Theodore Olbermann (born January 27, 1959) is an American sports and political commentator and writer.
Ken Hechler Kenneth William "Ken" Hechler (born September 20, 1914) is an American politician.
Ken Kalfus Ken Kalfus (born April 9, 1954 in New York, New York) is an American author and journalist.
Kenneth Fearing Kenneth Fearing (July 28, 1902 – June 26, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and founding editor of the Partisan Review.
Kenneth Shaw Kenneth Alan "Buzz" Shaw (born January 31, 1939) was the 10th Chancellor and President of Syracuse University.
Kevin Avery Kevin Avery (born June 24, 1957) is an American biographer, short story writer, and editor.
Kevin Brown (author) Kevin Brown (born September 3, 1960) is a biographer, essayist and translator who has authored or contributed to three books.
Kevin Ryan (author) Kevin Ryan is the founder and director emeritus of the Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University.
Kim Wood Kim Wood (born 23 June 1969 in Hollywood, California) is an American writer and filmmaker.
Knickerbocker Group The Knickerbocker Group was a collection of three men, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant, who were American pioneers in the literary fields of general literatur...
Kurt Andersen Kurt Andersen (born August 22, 1954) is an American novelist who is also host of the Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360, a co-production between Public Radio International and WNYC.
Käla Mandrake Käla Scarlet Wynne Mandrake (born March 14) is an American photographer, author and producer.
Larry Ashmead Lawrence Peel "Larry" Ashmead was an American book editor who helped create 100 books a year featuring such authors as Isaac Asimov, Quentin Crisp, Tony Hillerman, Susan Isaacs and Michael Korda...
Larry Magid Larry Magid, also known as Lawrence J. Magid, is an American journalist, technology columnist and commentator.
Larry Neal Larry Neal or Lawerence Neal was a scholar of African-American theatre.
Larry Sloman Larry "Ratso" Sloman is a New York-based author best known for his collaboration with Howard Stern on the radio personality's two best-selling books, Private Parts and Miss America.
Laura Albert Laura Victoria Albert (born November 2, 1965) is the author of writings that include works credited to the fictional persona of JT LeRoy, whom Albert described as an "avatar", saying she was abl...
Laura Claridge Laura Claridge (born 1952 in Clearwater, Florida) is an American author known primarily for her biographies of major 20th century figures, forcing re-examination of popular icons including Art D...
Laura Day Laura Day, is the author of several self-help books, focusing on intuition.
Laura Pedersen Laura Pedersen (born October 8, 1965) is an American author, journalist, humorist, and playwright.
Lauren Belfer Lauren Belfer is an American author from Buffalo, New York, where she attended the Buffalo Seminary, which would later become the girls boarding-school depicted in her debut novel, City of Ligh...
Lauren Fix Lauren Fix is a Buffalo, New York based automotive expert.
LaWanda Cox LaWanda Fenlason Cox (1909-2005) was a pioneering historian of the American Civil War and the period of Reconstruction.
Lawrence Block Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series, about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and gentleman burglar Ber...
Lawrence Joseph Lawrence Joseph (b. 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American poet, writer, essayist, critic, lawyer, and professor of law.
Lawrence Weschler Lawrence Weschler (born 1952) is an author of works of creative nonfiction.
Lee Charles Kelley Lee Charles Kelley is an American novelist and dog trainer living in Manhattan.
Lee Salk Lee Salk, AB, MA, PhD, (1926 - May 2, 1992) was a child psychologist and author who is credited with discovering the calming effect the sound of a heartbeat has on infants.
Leo Galland Leo Galland, MD (born 1943) is an internist and author of popular medical books including Superimmunity for Kids (1989), The Four Pillars of Healing (1997), Power Healing (1998) and ...
Leon Uris Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American novelist, known for his historical fiction and the deep research that went into his novels.
Lewis Gaylord Clark Lewis Gaylord Clark was an American editor and the brother of Willis Gaylord Clark.
Linda Andre Linda Andre is an American psychiatric survivor activist and writer, living in New York City, who is the director of the Committee for Truth in Psychiatry (CTIP), an organization founded by Mari...
Linda Fairstein Linda Fairstein (born May 5, 1947, Mt. Vernon, New York) is an American feminist author and former prosecutor focusing on crimes of violence against women and children.
Linda Pastan Linda Pastan (born May 27, 1932 in New York) is an American poet of Jewish background.
Linda Stern Zisquit Linda Stern Zisquit is an American-born Israeli poet, editor and translator.
Linda Wolfe Linda Wolfe is an American journalist, essayist, and fiction writer.
Lisa R. Cohen Lisa R. Cohen is a television news magazine producer with more than 20 years of network news experience at ABC News and CBS News.
Liza Bear Liza Béar is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, photographer, and media activist who makes both individual and collaborative works.
Lonnie Coleman Lonnie Coleman (1920–1982) was an American novelist and playwright best known for writing the Beulah Land trilogy.
Loren Singer Loren Adelson Singer was an American novelist, best known for his 1970 political thriller, The Parallax View, which was made into a successful 1974 film, of the same name, starring Warren Be...
Lorena Hickok Lorena Alice Hickok (March 7, 1893 – May 1, 1968) was an American journalist known for her close relationship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
Lorrie Moore Lorrie Moore (born Marie Lorena Moore on January 13, 1957) is an American fiction writer known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories.
Loudon Wainwright, Jr. Loudon Snowden Wainwright, Jr. (December 16, 1924 – December 12, 1988) was an American writer.
Louis Auchincloss Louis Stanton Auchincloss (September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist.
Louis Slobodkin Louis Slobodkin (February 19, 1903 – May 1975) was an American sculptor, writer, and illustrator of numerous children's books.
Louis Zamperini Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (born January 26, 1917) is an American World War II prisoner of war survivor, inspirational speaker, and former Olympic distance runner.
Louise Forsslund Louise Forsslund (March 1876 - May 2, 1910) was the pen name of American author Mary Louise Foster, who wrote a number of short stories and novels.
Louise Glück Louise Elisabeth Glück (born April 22, 1943) is an American poet.
LuAnn de Lesseps LuAnn de Lesseps (born LuAnn Nadeau on May 17, 1965), also known as Countess LuAnn or The Countess, is an American television personality, recording artist, and former fashion ...
Luanne Rice Luanne Rice is the New York Times bestselling American author of thirty novels.
Lucille Clifton Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936, Depew, New York – February 13, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland) was an American poet, writer, and educator from Buffalo, New York.
Lydia Davis Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American writer noted for her short stories.
Lyman Draper Lyman Copeland Draper, (September 4, 1815 – August 26, 1891) was a librarian and historian who served as secretary for the Wisconsin Historical Society at Madison, Wisconsin.
Lyn Lifshin Lyn Diane Lifshin (1942) is an American poet and teacher.
Lynda Obst Lynda Rosen Obst (born April 14, 1950) is an American feature film producer and author.
Lytton Smith Lytton Smith (born 1982) is an Anglo-American poet.
Madeleine L'Engle Madeleine L'Engle (November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels:...
Malcolm MacVicar Malcolm MacVicar (September 30, 1829 – May 18, 1904), later called Malcolm MacVicar, Sr to distinguish him from his grandson of the same name, was a prominent American educator active duri...
Marc Estrin Marc Estrin (born April 20, 1939) is an American writer and political activist.
Marcus Mastin Marcus J. Mastin (born August 20, 1975) is an American author.
Marcus Reichert Marcus Reichert (born June 19, 1948) is an American painter, poet, author, photographer, and film writer/director.
Margaret Leech Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974), also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American historian and fiction writer.
Margaret Seymour Carpenter Margaret Seymour Carpenter, born April 3, 1893, died March 30, 1987 at Boston, Massachusetts, was the author of the novel Experiment Perilous (Boston: Little Brown & Co., 1943), a New York T...
Marie Howe Marie Howe (born 1950 Rochester, New York) is an American poet.
Marshall P. Wilder Marshall Pinckney Wilder (September 19, 1859 – January 10, 1915) was a famous actor, monologist, humorist and sketch artist who was one of the first persons with a disability to become a celebri...
Marshall Pinckney Wilder (actor) Marshall Pinckney Wilder (September 19, 1859 – January 10, 1915) was a famous actor, monologist, humorist and sketch artist who was one of the first persons with a disability to become a celebri...
Martha Frankel Martha Frankel (born July 18, 1953) is an American writer.
Martha Rhodes Martha Rhodes (born Boston, Massachusetts) is an American poet, teacher, and publisher.
Martha Stewart Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra; August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, writer, television personality, and former fashion model.
Martin Bernheimer Martin Bernheimer (born September 28, 1936, in Munich, Germany) is an American music critic.
Martin Gardner Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and science writer specializing in recreational mathematics, but with interests encompassing m...
Marvin H. Bovee Marvin H. Bovee was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate.
Mary C. Ames Mary Clemmer Ames (aka Mrs. Edmund Hudson) (6 May 1831 -18 August 1884) American author was born to Abraham Clemmer and Margaret Kneale in Utica, New York.
Mary Cruger Mary Cruger (May 9, 1834-November 15, 1908) was an American novelist.
Mary Heaton Vorse Mary Heaton Vorse O'Brien (1874–1966) was an American journalist, labor activist, and novelist.
Mary Jane Holmes Mary Jane Holmes (April 5, 1825 – October 6, 1907) was a bestselling and prolific American author who published 39 popular novels, as well as short stories.
Mary Jo Buttafuoco Joseph A. "Joey" Buttafuoco (born March 11, 1956) is an American auto body shop owner notable for his affair with then-underage Amy Fisher (born August 21, 1974), who subsequently shot Joey's wi...
Mary Petty Mary Petty (April 29, 1899 - March 6, 1976) was an illustrator of books and magazines best remembered for a series of covers done for The New Yorker featuring her invented Peabody family.
Mary Virginia Terhune Mary Virginia Terhune (née Hawes, December 21, 1830 – June 3, 1922), also known by her penname Marion Harland, was an American author.
Maryam Jameelah Maryam Jameelah (May 23, 1934 - October 31, 2012) was an author of over thirty books on Islamic culture and history and a prominent female voice for conservative and fundamentalist Islam, known ...
Matt Brandstein Matt Brandstein is an American writer and occasional Bollywood film actor.
Matthea Harvey Matthea Harvey (born September 3, 1973) is a contemporary American poet, writer and professor.
Matthew Pearl Matthew Pearl is an American novelist and educator.
Meghan O'Rourke Meghan O'Rourke (born 1976 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet and critic.
Meir Zlotowitz Meir Zlotowitz is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi, author, and founder of ArtScroll Publications.
Melissa Walker Melissa Walker (born June 4, 1977) is an American author, working primarily in the young adult (teen) genre.
Mell Lazarus Mell Lazarus (born May 3, 1927) is an American novelist and cartoonist, best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–present).
Meredith Maran Meredith Maran (born 1951, in New York) is an author, book critic, and journalist.
Metta Victoria Fuller Victor Metta Victoria Fuller Victor (nom de plume Seeley Regester) (March 2, 1831 – June 26, 1885) is credited with authoring of one of the first detective novels in the United States.
Micah Perks Micah Perks is an American fiction writer and memoirist.
Michael Blankfort Michael Blankfort was an American screenwriter, author and playwright.
Michael Dorfman Michael Dorfman (Мiхаель Дорфман, Михаэль Дорфман מיכאל דורפמן) (born 17 September 1954, Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) is a writer, essayist, journalist, human rights activist and activist of Yiddi...
Michael G. Cornelius Professor Michael G. Cornelius is an American scholar, specialising in early British Literature, and an award-winning author.
Michael Gallagher (writer) Michael Gallagher is an American writer who has contributed to several comic books, as well as to the satire magazine Mad, to which he has contributed several two-page gags since the mid-1990s.
Michael Gonzalez-Wallace Michael Gonzalez-Wallace is a fitness guru best known for developing the Brain Body Fitness Program called Super Body, Super Brain.
Michael Hickins Michael Hickins (born May 1, 1961) is an American fiction writer, journalist, and news editor.
Michael Laser Michael Laser (born September 14, 1954) is an American novelist, short story writer, and children’s book author.
Michael Mayo Michael Mayo (born Syracuse, New York) is an American poet, and editor.
Michael Zarnock Michael Zarnock (born April 21, 1958 in Utica, New York) is an American writer of collector guides and articles about Hot Wheels toy cars and accessories.
Michele Forsten Michele Forsten is a playwright, essayist, public relations executive and co-founder of the New York City Lesbian Cancer Support Consortium.
Mickey Z Michael Zezima (known as Mickey Z) is a writer, editor, blogger and novelist living in New York City.
Micol Ostow Micol Ostow (born April 29, 1976) is an American author, editor and educator who has written more than 40 published works.
Mike Gold Michael "Mike" Gold (April 12, 1894 – May 14, 1967) is the pen-name of Jewish American writer Itzok Isaac Granich.
Mike Hudak Michael John Hudak is an environmental researcher and author, Sierra Club activist, radio broadcaster, and public speaker concerned with the environmental damage (and harm to free-living anima...
Mikel Dunham Mikel Dunham (born 1948) is an author, artist and photographer.
Mildred Adams Mildred Adams (1894 – November 5, 1980, New York) was the name used by Mildred Adams Kenyon, an American journalist, writer, translator, and critic of Spanish literature.
Milton Scott Michel Milton Scott Michel (October 23, 1916 - July 8, 1992) was an American crime fiction writer and playwright.
Nahma Sandrow Nahma Sandrow is a scholar of theater and cultural history, and author of the books Vagabond Stars: A World History of Yiddish Theater, God, Man, and Devil: Yiddish Plays in Translation...
Nakia D. Johnson Nakia D. Johnson is an American author who specializes in African-American literature.
Nancy Kricorian Nancy Kricorian (born in Watertown, Massachusetts) is an American author of the novels Zabelle (1997) and Dreams of Bread and Fire (2003).
Nancy Oliver Nancy Oliver (born February 8, 1955) is an American playwright and screenwriter.
Naomi Novik Naomi Novik (born 30 April 1973) is an American writer.
Nat Hentoff Nathan Irving "Nat" Hentoff (born June 10, 1925) is an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media and writes regularly on jazz and cou...
Natasha Friend Natasha Friend (born April 28, 1972 in Norwich, New York) is an American author.
Nathaniel P. Tallmadge Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge (February 8, 1795 – November 2, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician.
Nelson Antonio Denis Nelson Antonio Denis was a New York State Assembly representative for the 68th district from January 1, 1997 to January 1, 2001.
Nelson George Nelson George (born September 1, 1957) is an African-American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker.
New York Writers Hall of Fame The New York Writers Hall of Fame is a project established in 2010 by the Empire State Center for the Book and the Empire State Book Festival and headquartered at the New York State Library in A...
Nick Bakay Nicholas "Nick" Bakay ( born October 8, 1959) is an American writer, actor, voice actor, comedian and sportscaster.
Nicola Kraus Nicola Kraus (born 17 August 1974) is an American novelist.
Nicole Krauss Nicole Krauss (born August 18, 1974) is an American author best known for her three novels Man Walks Into a Room (2002), The History of Love (2005) and Great House (2010).
Nina Fallenbaum Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, also known as Nina F. Ichikawa, is a writer, cultural activist, and Food and Agriculture Editor for Hyphen magazine, a publication covering Asian-American arts ...
Noel Parmentel Noel E. Parmentel, Jr., was a leading figure on the New York political journalism, literary, and cultural scene during the third quarter of the 20th Century.
Norb Vonnegut Norb Vonnegut is an American author of Wall Street thrillers and a financial commentator on his blog entitled "Acrimoney".
Norma Fox Mazer Norma Fox Mazer (May 15, 1931 – October 17, 2009) was an American author and teacher, best known for her books for children and young adults.
Norman Garbo Norman Garbo (born February 15, 1919) is an American author and lecturer.
Nosson Scherman Nosson Scherman (נתן שרמן) born 1935, Newark, New Jersey) is an American Haredi rabbi best known as the general editor of ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications.
Nova Ren Suma Nova Ren Suma (born February 23, 1975) is an American author of young adult novels, including Imaginary Girls, Fade Out, and 17 & Gone.
Oakley Hall III Oakley "Tad" Hall III (May 26, 1950 – February 13, 2011) was an American playwright, director, and author.
Oliver Dyer Oliver Dyer (April 26, 1824 – January 13, 1907) was an American journalist, author, teacher, lawyer and stenographer.
Oscar Hijuelos Oscar Jerome Hijuelos (August 24, 1951 – October 12, 2013) was an American-born novelist of Cuban descent.
Otto Penzler Otto Penzler (born July 8, 1942) is an editor of mystery fiction in the United States, and proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City, where he lives.
P. W. Catanese Paul Catanese is an American author and advertising writer that writes under the pseudonym P. W. Catanese.
Pamela Geller Pamela Geller (born June 14, 1958) is an American blogger, author, political activist, and commentator.
Pat Cadigan Pat Cadigan (born September 10, 1953) is an American-born science fiction author, whose work is described as part of the cyberpunk movement.
Patricia Dillon Cafferata Patricia "Patty" Anne Dillon Cafferata (born November 24, 1940) is an American politician and lawyer.
Patricia Janus Patricia "Pat" Janus (April 20, 1932 – June 9, 2006) was an American poet, artist, and educator.
Patrick Phillips Patrick Phillips is an American poet, professor, and translator.
Paul Auster Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American author and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning in...
Paul Foster (playwright) Paul Foster (born October 15, 1931, Penns Grove, New Jersey), is an American playwright, theater director, and producer.
Paul Horgan Paul Horgan (born Buffalo, New York, 1 August 1903 – died Middletown, Connecticut, 8 March 1995) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction, most of which was set in the Southwestern Unit...
Paul Leicester Ford Paul Leicester Ford (March 23, 1865 - May 8, 1902) was an American novelist and biographer, born in Brooklyn.
Paul Zindel Paul Zindel Jr. (May 15, 1936 – March 27, 2003) was an American playwright, children's novelist, and educator.
Paullina Simons Paullina Simons (born 1963 in Leningrad, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic) is a Russian-born American writer and the international best-selling author of the novels Tully, Red ...
Peter Beard Peter Hill Beard (born 22 January 1938 in New York) is a photographer, artist, diarist and writer.
Publius Virgilius Lawson Publius Virgilius Lawson (December 1, 1853 – December 1, 1920) was a lawyer, historian, manufacturer and politician from Menasha, Wisconsin.
Quentin Reynolds Quentin James Reynolds was a journalist and World War II war correspondent.
Rachael Ray Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968) is an American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity chef and author.
Rachel Hadas Rachel Hadas (born November 8, 1948) is an American poet, teacher, essayist, and translator.
Rachel Isadora Rachel Isadora (born 1953) is an award-winning children's literature author and illustrator.
Rachel Zoe Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig (born September 1, 1971), better known as Rachel Zoe, is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, beauty firms, advertisin...
Rachel Zucker Rachel Zucker is an American poet born in New York City in 1971.
Ralph Ellison Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1914 – April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer.
Ralph G. Martin Ralph G. Martin (March 4, 1920 — January 9, 2013) was an American journalist who authored or co-authored about thirty books, including popular biographies of recent historical figures, among whi...
Ralph J. Gleason Ralph Joseph Gleason (March 1, 1917 - June 3, 1975) was an influential American jazz and pop music critic.
Ranald MacDougall Ranald MacDougall (March 10, 1915 – December 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter who scripted such films as Mildred Pierce (1945), The Unsuspected (1947), June Bride (1948), and '...
Ray Nelson Radell Faraday "Ray" Nelson (born October 3, 1931) is an American science fiction author and cartoonist most famous for his 1963 short story "Eight O'Clock in the Morning", which was later used ...
Raymond Siller Raymond "Ray" Siller (born April 8, 1939) is an American television writer and political consultant.
Rebecca Goldstein Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (born February 23, 1950) is an American novelist and philosopher.
Remi Kanazi Remi Kanazi (born 1981) is a Palestinian-American performance poet and human rights activist based in New York City.
Richard Appel Richard James "Rich" Appel (born May 21, 1963) is an American writer, producer and former attorney.
Richard Ben Cramer Richard Ben Cramer (June 12, 1950 — January 7, 2013) was an American journalist and writer.
Richard Greenberg Richard Greenberg (born 22 February 1958) is an American playwright and television writer known for his subversively humorous depictions of middle-class American life.
Richard L. Coe Richard Livingston Coe (1914–1995), born in New York City, was a theater and cinema critic for The Washington Post for more than forty years.
Richard Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974, when he became the only president to resign the office.
Richard Russo Richard Russo (born July 15, 1949) is an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and teacher.
Richard T. Ely Richard Theodore Ely (April 13, 1854 – October 4, 1943) was an American economist, author, and leader of the Progressive movement who called for more government intervention in order to reform w...
Richard Yates (novelist) Richard Yates (February 3, 1926 – November 7, 1992) was an American novelist and short story writer, known for his exploration of mid-20th century life.
Rick Moody Hiram Frederick "Rick" Moody III (born October 18, 1961) is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two sub...
Rob Kirkpatrick Rob Kirkpatrick is an American editor, author, and blogger.
Robert Adams (sailor) Robert Adams was an American sailor who was enslaved in North Africa for three years, from 1810 to 1814.
Robert Bluey Robert B. Bluey (born August 23, 1979) is an American conservative blogger and journalist.
Robert C. Maynard Robert Clyve Maynard (June 17, 1937 – August 17, 1993) was an American journalist, newspaper publisher and editor, former owner of The Oakland Tribune, and co-founder of the Robert C. Maynar...
Robert C. O'Brien (author) Robert Leslie Conly (January 11, 1918 – March 5, 1973) (better known by his pen name, Robert C. O'Brien) was an American author and journalist for National Geographic Magazine.
Robert E. Sherwood Robert Emmet Sherwood (4 April 1896 – 4 November 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter.
Robert F. Kennedy Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), commonly known as "Bobby" or by his initials RFK, was an American politician, who served as a Senator for New York from 1965 unti...
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr., (born January 17, 1954) is an American radio host, activist, and attorney specializing in environmental law.
Robert G. Ingersoll Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833 – July 21, 1899) was a lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of United States during the Golden Age of Freethought, noted for h...
Robert Hilferty Robert Hilferty (December 14, 1959 – July 24, 2009) was a New York based journalist, filmmaker and AIDS activist.
Robert J. Mrazek Robert Jan Mrazek (born November 6, 1945) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing New York's 3rd congressional district on Long Island for most of the...
Robert J. Serling Robert Jerome Serling (March 28, 1918 – May 6, 2010) was an American novelist and aviation writer.
Robert Kelly (poet) Robert Kelly (born September 24, 1935) is an American poet associated with the deep image group.
Robert L. May Robert Lewis May (27 July 1905 – 10 August 1976) was the creator of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Robert Lanham Robert Lanham (born 1971 in Richmond, Virginia) is the author of the satiric books The Hipster Handbook, Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic, and ...
Robert Lax Robert Lax (November 30, 1915 – September 26, 2000) was an American poet, known in particular for his association with famed 20th century Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton.
Robert Levin (writer) Robert Levin (born January 20, 1939, New York, New York) is an American writer of fiction and essays.
Robert M. O'Neil Robert M. O'Neil (born October 16, 1934) is a specialist in constitutional law and a past president of the University of Virginia who created the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of F...
Robert Reuland Robert Charles Reuland (born 1963) is an American attorney and author.
Roberta Smith Roberta Smith is an art critic for the New York Times and a lecturer on contemporary art.
Rochester Poets Rochester Poets is the oldest ongoing literary organization in the upstate New York region.
Rod Serling Rodman E. "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator best known for his live television dramas of the 1950...
Roger Cohen Roger Cohen (born August 2, 1955) is a British-born American journalist and author.
Roger MacBride Roger Lea MacBride (August 6, 1929 – March 5, 1995) was an American lawyer, political figure, writer and television producer.
Rolf G. Fjelde Rolf G. Fjelde (March 15, 1926 – September 10, 2002) was an American playwright, educator and poet.
Ron Kovic Ronald Lawrence Kovic (born July 4, 1946) is an anti-war activist, marine veteran and writer who was paralyzed in the Vietnam War.
Ron Padgett Ron Padgett (born June 17, 1942 Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American poet, essayist, fiction writer, translator, and a member of the New York School.
Ronald Ribman Ronald Burt Ribman (born May 28, 1932) is an American author, poet and playwright.
Ronan Keenan Ronan B. M. E. Keenan (1932–2007) was an American sports writer born in Queens, New York, in 1932, who emigrated with his family to South Africa at the age of eight.
Rosalys Hall Rosalys Haskell Hall (March 27, 1914- April 17, 2006) was an American author of children’s books.
Rose Cleveland Rose Elizabeth Cleveland (June 13, 1846 - November 22, 1918), was the First Lady of the United States from 1885 to 1886, during the first of her brother U.S. President Grover Cleveland's two adm...
Rudy Simone Rudy Simone born April 22, 1964 was born Rita Kay Seitz in upstate New York but changed her name to Rudy Simone in 1992.
Russell Sturgis Russell Sturgis (October 16, 1836 - February 11, 1909) was an American architect and art critic of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Ruth Cavin Ruth Cavin was an American book editor who worked as an associate publisher of Thomas Dunne Books, where she started working at age 70 and oversaw the publication of 900 books, mystery fiction b...
Ruth Fowler (writer) Ruth Fowler is a British-born Los Angeles and London based author, screenwriter and journalist, who first came to media attention after writing several articles for The Village Voice as "Mimi".
Sarah Hopkins Bradford Sarah Hopkins Bradford (1818–1912) was an American writer and historian, best known today for her two pioneering biography books on Harriet Tubman.
Sarah Langan Sarah Langan is an American horror author and three-time Bram Stoker Award winner.
Sarah Manguso Sarah Manguso is an American writer and poet born in Massachusetts in 1974.
Sarah Schulman Sarah Miriam Schulman (born 1958 in New York City) is an American novelist, historian, playwright and lesbian activist.
Sarah Vowell Sarah Jane Vowell (born December 27, 1969) is an American author, journalist, essayist and social commentator.
Saundra Smokes Saundra Smokes (October 8, 1954 – August 8, 2012) was an award-winning journalist and playwright.
Scott Gold Scott Gold is an American author from Brooklyn, New York, most famous for his 2008 book The Shameless Carnivore: A Manifesto for Meat Lovers.
Scott Mebus Scott Mebus is American novelist, composer and playwright.
Scott Yanow Scott Yanow (born 4 October 1954) is an American jazz commentator, known for many contributions to the AllMusic website, for writing ten books on jazz and for reviewing jazz recordings for more ...
Sean Kenniff Dr. Sean Kenniff (born November 27, 1969) is an American physician who appeared on the first season of the television show Survivor (Survivor: Borneo), filmed and broadcast in 2000.
Sharon Olds Sharon Olds (born November 19, 1942) is an American poet.
Shawna Kenney Shawna Kenney (born August 4, 1969) is an American author and journalist.
Shen Tong Shen Tong (Simplified Chinese: 沈彤; Hanyu Pinyin: Shěn Tóng) is a Chinese dissident who was one of the student leaders in the democracy movement at Tiananmen Square in 1989 One of the People of t...
Sherman J. Maisel Sherman Joseph Maisel (July 8, 1918 – September 29, 2010) was an American economist who served on the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Sidney Kingsley Sidney Kingsley (22 October 1906 - 20 March 1995) was an American dramatist.
Sidney Lumet Sidney Arthur Lumet (June 25, 1924 – April 9, 2011) was an American director, producer and screenwriter with over 50 films to his credit.
Siri Hustvedt Siri Hustvedt (born February 19, 1955) is an American novelist and essayist.
Sol Stein Sol Stein (b. October 13, 1926, Chicago) is the author of 13 books and was Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Stein and Day Publishers for 27 years.
Solita Solano Solita Solano, real name Sarah Wilkinson (born 1888 in Troy, New York, died 22 November 1975 in Orgeval near Paris) was an American writer, poet and journalist.
Stan Dale Stan Dale (born 1929, New York– d. June 8, 2007) was a radio broadcaster, writer, teacher, and founder of the Human Awareness Institute in 1968.
Stanley Elkin Stanley Lawrence Elkin (May 11, 1930 – May 31, 1995) was an American Jewish novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
Stanton Davis Kirkham Stanton Davis Kirkham (December 7, 1868 – January 6, 1944) was a naturalist, philosopher, ornithologist and author.
Stefan Petrucha Stefan Petrucha (born January 27, 1959) is an American writer of comics and young adult fiction.
Stephanie Adams Stephanie Adams (born in Orange, New Jersey, July 24, 1970) is an American model and author.
Steve Haskin Steve Haskin (born 1947 in New York) is an award-winning American horse-racing journalist and author.
Steve Shagan Steve Shagan (born October 25, 1927) is an American novelist, screenplay writer, television and film producer.
Steven Millhauser Steven Millhauser (born August 3, 1943) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg (born December 18, 1946) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and business magnate.
Stoo Hample Stuart E. Hample (January 6, 1926 – September 19, 2010), also known as Stoo Hample, was an American children's book author, performer, playwright and cartoonist who sometimes used the pseu...
Susan Cain Susan Horowitz Cain (born 1968) is an American writer and lecturer, and author of the 2012 non-fiction book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, which argues th...
Susan Fenimore Cooper Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (April 17, 1813 December 31, 1894) was an American writer and amateur naturalist.
Susan J. Elliott Susan J. Elliott (born November 19, 1956) is an American author, media commentator, and lawyer from New York City.
Susan Mitchell Susan Mitchell (born in 1944) is an American poet, essayist and translator who wrote the poetry collections Rapture and Erotikon.
Susan Polis Schutz Susan Polis Schutz (born Susan Polis; May 23, 1944) is an American poet and producer of greeting cards and the mother of U.S. Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado.
Susie Fishbein Susan Beth (Susie) Fishbein (born 1968) is an American cookbook author.
Susy Clemens Olivia Susan Clemens, usually known as Susy Clemens (March 19, 1872 – August 18, 1896), was the second child and oldest daughter of Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen name Mark ...
Suzie Plakson Suzie Plakson (born June 3, 1958) is an American actress, singer, writer, poet, and artist, perhaps best known for her roles as K'Ehleyr, Worf's half Human, half Klingon mate in the Star Trek:...
Sybil Shearer Sybil Shearer (February 23, 1912 November 17, 2005) was a Canadian choreographer, dancer and writer.
Sylvanus Stall Sylvanus Stall was a United States Lutheran pastor, most famous for his 1897 sex education and anti-masturbation book What A Young Boy Ought To Know and its many sequels.
T Cooper T Cooper (b. Malibu, California) is an American novelist.
Taylor Caldwell Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max ...
Ted Berrigan Ted Berrigan (15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983) was an American poet.
Ted Solotaroff Theodore "Ted" Solotaroff (October 9, 1928 – August 8, 2008) was an American writer, editor and literary critic.
Teju Cole Teju Cole (born June 27, 1975) is a Nigerian-American writer, photographer, and art historian.
Terry McAuliffe Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe (born February 9, 1957) is an American businessman, Democratic Party politician and the 72nd Governor of Virginia.
The Last Poets The Last Poets is the name for several groups of poets and musicians who arose from the late 1960s African-American civil rights movement's black nationalist movement.
Theodora Keogh Theodora Roosevelt Keogh O'Toole Rauchfuss (June 30, 1919 – January 5, 2008) was an American novelist writing under her first married name, Theodora Keogh, in the 1950s and 1960s.
Theodore Roosevelt Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American author, naturalist, explorer, historian, and politician who served as the 26th President of the United States.
Theodore Roscoe Theodore Roscoe (1906–1992) was an American biographer and writer of adventure, fantasy novels and stories.
Thom Metzger Th. Metzger is a writer and musician who lives in Western New York.
Thomas E. Dewey Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was the 47th Governor of New York (1943–1954).
Thomas Fink Thomas Fink is an Anglo-American physicist and author.
Thomas J. Preston, Jr. Thomas Jex Preston, Jr. (October 26, 1862 in Hastings on Hudson, New York - December 25, 1955 in South Orange, New Jersey) was a professor of archeology at Princeton University.
Thomas Meehan (writer) Thomas Edward Meehan (born August 14, 1929) is an American writer, best known for Annie, The Producers and Hairspray.
Thomas Pynchon Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. (May 8, 1937) is an American novelist.
Tim Russert Timothy John "Tim" Russert (May 7, 1950 – June 13, 2008) was an American television journalist and lawyer who appeared for more than 16 years as the longest-serving moderator of NBC's Meet the...
Tina Chang Tina Chang is an American poet, teacher, and editor.
Tina Salaks Tina Salaks, a resident of New York City, is a former agent with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) appearing in the "Animal Precinct" series on Animal Planet.
Tobias Wolff Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff (born June 19, 1945) is an American author.
Tod Wodicka Tod Wodicka (born May 30, 1976) is an American author who grew up in Queensbury, New York and currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
Tom Sleigh Tom Sleigh is an American poet, dramatist, essayist and academic, who lives in New York City.
Tom Tryon Thomas "Tom" Tryon (January 14, 1926September 4, 1991) was an American film and television actor, best known for playing the title role in the film The Cardinal (1963) and the Walt Disney te...
Tom Vanderbilt Tom Vanderbilt (born 1968) is an American journalist, blogger, and author of the best-selling book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us).
Tom Wicker Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker (June 18, 1926 – November 25, 2011) was an American journalist.
Trevanian Rodney William Whitaker (June 12, 1931 – Dec 14, 2005) was an American film scholar and writer who wrote several successful novels under the pen name Trevanian.
Téa Obreht Téa Obreht (born Tea Bajraktarević on 30 September 1985) is an American novelist of Bosniak and Slovene ethnicity who was born in Belgrade, the capital of the then-still-existing Yugoslavia.
Upton Sinclair Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres.
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Vanessa Hollingshead Vanessa Hollingshead is an American actress and stand-up comedian who has performed on many comedy programs including Comedy Central Presents, Live At Jongleurs and The Jim Breuer Show.
Verlyn Klinkenborg Verlyn Klinkenborg (born 1952 in Meeker, Colorado) is an American non-fiction author and newspaper editor.
Veronica Roth Veronica Roth (born August 19, 1988) is an American novelist and short story writer known for her debut New York Times Bestselling novels Divergent and Insurgent.
Vicki Goldberg Vicki Goldberg is an American photography critic, author, and photo historian.
Vicki Robin Vicki Robin (July 6, 1945) is an American writer and advocate of "simple living," who is best known for her best-selling book, co-authored with Joe Dominguez, Your Money or Your Life: Transfor...
Victor Grossman Victor Grossman is an American publicist and author living in Germany.
Victor Wolfson Victor Wolfson (8 March 1909 – May 24, 1990) was a dramatist, director, writer, producer and actor.
Victoria Valentine Victoria Valentine born in the 1960s is an American writer, poet, entrepreneur and book publisher.
Vince Aletti Vince Aletti (born 1945) is an American music journalist and photography critic.
Vincent Van Patten Vincent Van Patten (born October 17, 1957) is an American actor and former tour professional tennis player.
Viña Delmar Viña Delmar (January 29, 1903 – January 19, 1990) was a twentieth-century American author, playwright, and screenwriter.
Walt Mossberg Walter S. Mossberg (born March 27, 1947) is an American journalist who is the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
Walt Whitman Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist.
Walter D. Edmonds Walter "Walt" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 – January 24, 1998) was an American writer best known for historical novels.
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Walter Lowenfels Walter Lowenfels (May 10, 1897 – July 7, 1976) was an American poet, journalist, and member of the Communist Party USA. He also edited the communist newspaper the Daily Worker.
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Ward Morehouse Ward Morehouse (November 24, 1895 – December 7, 1966) was an American theater critic, newspaper columnist, playwright, and author.
Washington Irving Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.
Whit Burnett Whit Burnett (1900–1972) was a writer and writing teacher who founded and edited the literary magazine Story.
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William Churchill (ethnologist) William Churchill F.R.A.I., AIA, AAG (1859–1920) was an American Polynesian ethnologist and philologist, born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Yale, where he wrote for campus humor magazin...
William Clarke Whitford William Clarke Whiford (May 5, 1828 – May 20, 1902) was an American educator, legislator, and pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church from Wisconsin.
William Cleaver Wilkinson William Cleaver Wilkinson, D.D. (Westford, Vermont, October 19, 1833 - Chicago, April 25, 1920) was a Baptist preacher, professor of theology, professor of poetry, and literary figure.
William Peterfield Trent William Peterfield Trent, LL.D., D.C.L. (10 November 1862 – 1939) was a professor of English literature at Columbia University, an American editor, and a historian.
William Phillips (editor) William Phillips (November 14, 1907 – September 13, 2002) was an American editor, writer, and public intellectual, who co-founded the Partisan Review.
William Schoell William Schoell is an American author, biographer and film historian, born November 30, 1958 in Manhattan and educated in Vermont, earning a B.A. from Castleton State College in 1978.
William Seabrook William Buehler Seabrook (February 22, 1884 – September 20, 1945) was an American Lost Generation occultist, explorer, traveller, cannibal, and journalist, born in Westminster, Maryland.
Wolf Blitzer Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is a journalist and television news anchor, who has been a CNN reporter since 1990.
Woody Kling Woody Kling (April 14, 1925 – April 10, 1988) was an American television writer, producer, playwright, and composer.
Ysaye Maria Barnwell Ysaye Maria Barnwell (born 1946) was a member of the African American a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock from 1979 to 2013.
Zack Hample Zachary Ben Hample (born September 14, 1977, son of Stoo Hample and Naomi Cohen) is an American sports writer and Major League baseball collector.