Addison Brown Addison Brown (February 21, 1830 – April 9, 1913) was a United States federal judge.
Alan Lightman Alan Paige Lightman (born November 28, 1948) is an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur.
Alan Rich Alan Rich (June 17, 1924 – April 23, 2010) was an American music critic who served on the staff of many newspapers and magazines on both coasts.
Albert D. Richardson Albert Deane Richardson (October 6, 1833 - December 2, 1869) was a well-known American journalist, Union spy, and author.
Albert G. Riddle Albert Gallatin Riddle (May 28, 1816 – May 16, 1902) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Alex Marcoux Alex Marcoux (born 1959) is an American novelist, a scientist and a New Thought author.
Alexander Saxton Alexander Plaisted Saxton (July 16, 1919 - August 20, 2012) was an American historian, novelist, and university professor.
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...
Allegra Goodman Allegra Goodman (born 1967) is an American author based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Amelia Holt Atwater-Rhodes (born April 16, 1984), known professionally as Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, is an American author of fantasy and young adult literature.
Andre Dubus III Andre Dubus III (born 1959) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Andrew Laties Andrew Laties is an American writer and bookseller born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ann Jones (author) Ann Jones (born September 3, 1937) is a journalist and author of a number of non-fiction books about her research into women's and humanitarian issues: Women Who Kill, Kabul in Winter, ...
B. J. Novak Benjamin Joseph Manaly "B. J." Novak (born July 31, 1979) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, author, and director.
Barbara Ras Barbara Ras (b. 1949 New Bedford, Massachusetts) is an American poet, translator and publisher.
Barbara Walters Barbara Gill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality.
Bartholomew Gill Bartholomew Gill was the pen name of Mark C. McGarrity (22 July 1943 – 4 July 2002), an Irish-American crime fiction and mystery novelist and newspaper features writer and columnist writin...
Ben Affleck Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972), better known as Ben Affleck, is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Ben Mezrich Ben Mezrich (born February 7, 1969) is an American author from Princeton, New Jersey.
Benjamin Anastas Benjamin Anastas (born 1969) is an American novelist, memoirist, journalist and book reviewer born in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Benjamin F. Newhall Benjamin Franklin Newhall was an American businessman, abolitionist, politician, and writer.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American".
Benjamin Kaplan Benjamin Kaplan was an American copyright scholar and jurist.
Bo Burnham Robert Pickering "Bo" Burnham (born) is an American comedian, singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and Internet celebrity.
Bob Kelly (author) Bob Kelly (born April 17, 1971 in Massachusetts) best known as an expert on the deployment of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Brian Scully Brian Scully (born West Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American television writer and producer.
Caleb Cushing Caleb Cushing (January 17, 1800 – January 2, 1879) was an American diplomat who served as a U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts and Attorney General under President Franklin Pierce.
Camille Norton Camille Norton (born 1955) is an American poet and academic.
Carl Phillips Carl Phillips (born 1959) is an American writer and poet.
Caroline Kennard Caroline Augusta Kennard, née Smith (15 January 1827 - 24 October 1907) was an American amateur scientist and advocate of women's rights.
Caroline Knapp Caroline Knapp (November 8, 1959 – June 3, 2002) was an American writer and columnist whose candid best-selling memoir Drinking: A Love Story recounted her 20-year battle with alcoholism.
Caroline Knox Caroline Knox is an American poet based in Massachusetts.
Caroline Lee Hentz Caroline Lee Whiting Hentz (June 1, 1800, Lancaster, Massachusetts – February 11, 1856, Marianna, Florida) was an American novelist and author, most noted for her opposition to the abolitionist ...
Carrie Kei Heim Carrie Kei Heim (born December 7, 1973) is an attorney and former child actress currently working in Boston.
Charles Dudley Daly Charles Dudley "Charlie" Daly (October 31, 1880 – February 12, 1959) was an American football player and coach, an author, and served in the United States Army during World War I. He play...
Charles Hawes Charles Boardman Hawes (January 24, 1889 – July 16, 1923) was an American writer of fiction and nonfiction sea stories, best known for three historical novels.
Charles L. Flint Charles Louis Flint (May 8, 1824 – February 26, 1889) was a lawyer, cofounder and first Secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture, a lecturer in cattle and dairy farming, the first se...
Charles McCarry Charles McCarry (born 1930 Massachusetts, USA) is an American writer primarily of spy fiction.
Charles W. Furlong Charles Wellington Furlong (1874 – 1967) was an American explorer, writer, artist and photographer from Massachusetts.
Chirlane McCray Chirlane I. McCray (born 1954) is a writer, poet, editor, communications professional, and political figure.
Christine Lehner Christine Lehner (born May 15, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Christopher Bird Christopher Bird (May 11, 1928 - May 2, 1996) was a best-selling author, specialising in unconventional beliefs.
Christopher Bursk Christopher Bursk (born 1943) is an American poet, professor, and activist.
Christopher Castellani Christopher David Castellani (born 1972, Wilmington, Delaware, USA) is the author of three novels, A Kiss from Maddalena (2003), The Saint of Lost Things (2005), and All This Talk of L...
Clara Erskine Clement Clara Erskine Clement Waters (28 August 1834 in St. Louis, Missouri – February 29, 1916 in Brookline, Massachusetts) was a United States author and traveler.
Clay Perry Clair Willard Perry (1887-1961), called Clay Perry, was an American writer and outdoorsman.
Clement Lincoln Bouvé Clement Lincoln Bouvé (1878–1944) was the third Register of Copyrights in the United States Copyright Office.
Conan O'Brien Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor.
Constantine Fitzgibbon Robert Louis Constantine Lee-Dillon Fitzgibbon (Massachusetts 8 June 1919 - Dublin 25 March 1983) was a historian and novelist.
Corinne Demas Corinne Demas is the author of four novels, two collections of short stories, a collection of poetry, a memoir, two plays, and numerous books for children.
Dan Chiasson Dan Chiasson (born 1971, in Burlington, Vermont) is an American poet and critic.
Dan Wetzel Dan Wetzel is an author, screenwriter, and sports columnist He's written sports-related books "Resilience", Sole Influence, Glory Road, and Runnin' Rebel.
Dana Cameron Dana Cameron (born 1965) is an American archaeologist, and author of award-winning crime fiction and urban fantasy.
Dana Gould Dana John Gould (born August 24, 1964 in Hopedale, Massachusetts) is an American stand-up comedian and comedy writer who has been featured on HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central.
Daniel Curley Daniel Curley (1918 - December 30, 1988) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Daniel Webster Whittle Major Daniel Webster Whittle (born 1840 November 22 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts; died 1901 March 4, Northfield, Massachusetts) was a 19th-century American gospel song lyricist, evangelist, ...
David Gessner David Gessner is an American essayist, memoirist, nature writer, editor, and cartoonist.
David Lee Child David Lee Child was an American journalist, best known for the independence of his character, and the boldness with which he denounced social wrongs and abuses.
David Williamson Shaffer David Williamson Shaffer is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, a Game Scientist at the Wisconsin Cent...
David Wyman David S. Wyman (born 1929, Weymouth, Massachusetts) is the author of several books on the responses of the United States to Nazi Germany's persecution of and programs to exterminate Jews.
David Yoo David Yoo (born 1974) is an American fiction writer.
Deborah Hopkinson Deborah Hopkinson (born September 13, 1942) is an American writer of children's books, primarily historical fiction.
Deborah Meier Deborah Meier (born April 6, 1931) is an American educator often considered the founder of the modern small schools movement.
Demi (author) Demi (September 2, 1942) born Charlotte Dumaresq Hunt, is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator.
Dennis Lehane Dennis Lehane (born August 4, 1965) is an American author.
Diana Muir Diana Muir, also known as Diana Muir Appelbaum, is a Newton, Massachusetts writer and historian.
Dick Lourie Dick Lourie is a poet and the author of eight books.
Don Feder Don Feder is a media consultant and free-lance writer.
Donald E. McQuinn Donald E. McQuinn (born 1930, in Winthrop, Massachusetts) is an American best-selling author, and former U.S. Marine.
Donald Stoltenberg Donald Hugo Stoltenberg (born October 15, 1927 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American painter and author.
Doris Kearns Goodwin Doris Kearns Goodwin (born Doris Helen Kearns; January 4, 1943) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and political commentator.
Dossie Easton Dorothy "Dossie" Easton (born February 26, 1944) is an author and family therapist based in San Francisco, California.
Doug Stanhope Douglas Gene "Doug" Stanhope (born March 25, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and author known for his abrasive, controversial comedy style and libertarian political views.
Dr. Seuss Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist.
E. E. Cummings Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e...
Ebenezer Childs Ebenezer Childs (April 3, 1797 – December 15, 1864) was an American pioneer, builder, and legislator.
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.
Edward Johnson Phelps Edward Johnson Phelps (18 April 1863, Andover, Massachusetts - 9 August 1938, New Monterey, California) family had been settled in Massachusetts from the earliest times and are alleged to be of ...
Edward Rowe Snow Edward Rowe Snow (August 22, 1902 Winthrop, Massachusetts - April 10, 1982) was an American author and historian.
Edward Taylor Edward Taylor (1642 – June 29, 1729) was a colonial American poet, pastor and physician.
Eileen Gunn Eileen Gunn (born June 23, 1945, Dorchester, Massachusetts) is a science fiction author and editor based in Seattle, Washington, who began publishing in 1978.
Eleanor Duckett Eleanor Shipley Duckett (7 November 1880, Bridgwater, Somerset, England – 23 November 1976) was an English-born philologist and medieval historian who spent most of her career in the United States.
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (Mrs. Fordyce Coburn) (September 22, 1872 – June 4, 1958), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a nationally recognized American author.
Elijah Wald Elijah Wald (born 1959) is an American folk blues guitarist and music historian.
Elinor Lipman Elinor Lipman (born October 16, 1950) is an American novelist and short story writer.
Elisa Gaudet Elisa A. Gaudet is an American writer specializing in the Golf industry.
Elisabeth Ogilvie Elisabeth Ogilvie (May 20, 1917 - September 9, 2006) was an American writer.
Eliza R. Snow Eliza Roxcy Snow (January 21, 1804 – December 5, 1887) was one of the most celebrated Latter-day Saint women of the nineteenth century.
Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer.
Elizabeth Graver Elizabeth Graver (born 1964) is a contemporary American writer of fiction and non-fiction.
Elizabeth Searle Elizabeth Searle is an American novelist, short story writer and playwright.
Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant (April 23, 1881, Winchester, Massachusetts - January 26, 1965, New York City) was an American journalist and writer.
George Stephanopoulos George Robert Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) is an American television journalist and a former U.S. Democratic Party political advisor.
George V. Higgins George V. Higgins (November 13, 1939 – November 6, 1999) was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor.
Gerald Warner Brace Gerald Warner Brace (September 24, 1901 – July 20, 1978) was an American novelist, writer, educator, sailor and boat builder.
Geraldine Farrar Geraldine Farrar was an American soprano opera singer and film actress, noted for her beauty, acting ability, and "the intimate timbre of her voice."
Glen Doherty Glen Anthony Doherty was an American security officer who died in the 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Glenn J. Ames Glenn Joseph Ames was born on February 3, 1955 in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Goodale Sisters Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953) and Dora Read Goodale (1866–1953) were American poets and sisters, who published their first poetry as children still living at home, and were included i...
Greg Dean Schmitz Greg Dean Schmitz is an American online film critic known for his movie news website, Upcomingmovies.com, and its second version as Greg's Previews of Upcoming Movies as part of Yahoo!...
Greg F. Gifune Greg F. Gifune (b. November 12, 1963, Middlesex County, Massachusetts) is a critically acclaimed horror author, the recipient of multiple Bram Stoker Award and International Horror Guild Award n...
Greg R. Fishbone Greg R. Fishbone (born August 12, 1970) is an American writer, illustrator, and former publisher who lives in Massachusetts.
Gregory Gibson Gregory Gibson (born July 10, 1945 in Athol, Massachusetts) is an American author.
Gregory Mcdonald Gregory Mcdonald (February 15, 1937 – September 7, 2008) was an American mystery writer best known for his creation of the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher, an investigative reporter who preferr...
Greye La Spina Greye La Spina (1880–1969) was an American writer who published over one hundred short stories, serials, novelettes, and one-act plays.
Ha Jin Jīn Xuěfēi (simplified Chinese: 金雪飞; traditional Chinese: 金雪飛; born February 21, 1956) is a contemporary Chinese-American poet and novelist using the pen name Ha Jin (哈金).
Hallie Flanagan Hallie Flanagan (August 27, 1890 – July 23, 1969) was an American theatrical producer and director, playwright, and author, best known as director of the Federal Theatre Project, a part of the W...
Hank Phillippi Ryan Born Harriet Ann Sablosky, Hank Phillippi Ryan is an American investigative reporter for Channel 7 News on WHDH-TV, the NBC-affiliate station for Boston, Massachusetts.
Hannah Adams Hannah Adams (October 2, 1755 – December 15, 1831) was a Christian author, born in Medfield, Massachusetts and died in Brookline.
Hannah Mather Crocker Hannah Crocker (June 27, 1752, in Boston – July 11, 1829, in Boston) was an American essayist and one of the first advocates of women's rights in America.
Hannah Webster Foster Hannah Webster Foster (September 10, 1758 – April 17, 1840) was an American novelist.
Hans Tambs Lyche Hans Tambs Lyche was a Norwegian engineer, unitarian minister, journalist and magazine editor.
Harold Sossen Harold Samuel Sossen (July 26, 1924 – May 18, 2013) was an American inventor, businessman, educator and writer.
Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford (April 3, 1835–August 14, 1921) was a notable American writer remembered for her novels, poems and detective stories.
Harrison Carroll Hobart Harrison Carroll Hobart was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War and a lawyer and politician in the state of Wisconsin.
Helen Epstein Helen Epstein is an American writer of memoir, journalism and biography who lives in Massachusetts, United States.
Helen Hunt Jackson Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans ...
Helen Krich Chinoy Helen Krich Chinoy was an American theater historian who documented the role of women in United States theater.
Henry Alford (writer) Henry Alford is an American humorist and journalist who has contributed to Vanity Fair and The New York Times for over a decade.
Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading tra...
Henry Dwight Sedgwick Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (September 24, 1861 – January 5, 1957) was an American lawyer and author.
Henry Harnden Henry Harnden (March 4, 1823 – March 17, 1900) was an officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War.
Henry James, Sr. Henry James Sr. (June 3, 1811, Albany, New YorkDecember 18, 1882, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American theologian and adherent of Swedenborgianism, best known as the father of the philosophe...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
Henry Wilson Henry Wilson (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath; February 16, 1812November 22, 1875) was the 18th Vice President of the United States (1873–1875) and a Senator from Massachusetts (1855–1873).
Herbert Philbrick Herbert Arthur Philbrick (May 11, 1915 - August 16, 1993) was a Boston area advertising executive who was encouraged by the FBI to infiltrate the Communist Party USA between 1940 and 1949.
Holly Hobbie Holly Hobbie (born Denise Holly Ulinskas, 1944) is an American writer and illustrator, and the name of a fictional character based on this person.
Horace Dediu Horace H. Dediu (born February 25, 1968) is a Romanian-American industry analyst with a focus on mobile phones and especially Apple Inc.
Horatio Alger, Jr. Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble back...
Hosea Ballou Hosea Ballou (April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852) was an American Universalist clergyman and theological writer.
Howard Zinn Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922January 27, 2010) was an American historian, author, playwright, and social activist.
Howie Carr Howard Louis "Howie" Carr, Jr. (born January 17, 1952) is an American journalist, author, and conservative radio talk-show host based in Boston with a listening audience rooted in Ne...
Inez Haynes Irwin Inez Haynes Irwin (March 2, 1873 – September 30, 1970) was an American feminist author, journalist, member of the National Women's Party, and president of the Authors Guild.
Israel Horovitz Israel Horovitz (born March 31, 1939) is a playwright, director, and actor.
Jack Kerouac Jean-Louis "Jack" Kérouac (or March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet.
Jaclyn Reding Jaclyn Reding (born March 23 in Ohio, USA) is an American writer of historical romance novels.
Jacob Abbot Cummings Jacob Abbot Cummings (1773–1820) was a bookseller, publisher, schoolteacher and author in Boston, Massachusetts, in the early 19th-century.
Jacob Bigelow Jacob Bigelow (1787–1879) was an American medical doctor, botanist, and architect of Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jacques Futrelle Jacques Heath Futrelle (April 9, 1875 – April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer.
Jacques Steinberg Jacques P. Steinberg (born 1966) is an American journalist and author who writes about education.
James Anthony Walsh James Anthony Walsh (February 24, 1867 - April 14, 1936) was the co-founder of Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers.
James C. Greenough James Carruthers Greenough was an American educator who served as the third principal of the Rhode Island Normal School, sixth president of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, and seventh pr...
Jane Andrews (author) Jane Andrews (December 1, 1833 – July 15, 1887) was an American author and educator.
Jane LeCompte Jane Nancy LeCompte (born August 20, 1948) is an American writer of romance novels as Jane Ashford and Jane LeCompte.
Jane Yolen Jane Hyatt Yolen (born February 11, 1939) is an American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and children's books.
Janet Aalfs Janet Aalfs (born 1956) is an American poet and martial artist.
Jason M. Burns Jason M. Burns (born March 17, 1978, in Massachusetts) is an American comic book writer and assistant publisher at Viper Comics.
Jay R. Berkovitz Jay R. Berkovitz is Professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies and director of the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Jayne Anne Phillips Jayne Anne Phillips (born July 1952) is an American novelist and short story writer, born in the small town of Buckhannon, West Virginia.
Jean-Claude van Itallie Jean-Claude van Itallie is a Belgian-born American playwright best known for his work with The Open Theatre in the 1960s.
John Beach Major John Beach (January 1, 1812 – August 31, 1874) was a United States Army officer during the Black Hawk and American Civil War as well as the last US Indian Agent to the Sac and Fox tribes.
John C. Chase John Calvin Chase (1870–1939) was an American trade union activist and politician.
John Dodge (editor) A journalist for 33 years, John M. Dodge is a freelance writer and social media consultant.
John F. Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly known as "Jack" or by his initials JFK, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from January 1961 un...
John Franklin Carter John Franklin Carter aka Jay Franklin aka Diplomat aka Unofficial Observer (1897–1967) was an American journalist, columnist, biographer and novelist.
John Greenleaf Whittier John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
John Henry Wright John Henry Wright (February 4, 1852 – November 25, 1908) was an American classical scholar born at Urumiah (Rezaieh), Persia.
John Hersey John Richard Hersey (June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer and journalist considered one of the earliest practitioners of the so-called New Journalism...
John Horne Burns John Horne Burns (October 7, 1916 – August 11, 1953) was a United States writer, the author of three novels.
John Katzenbach John Katzenbach (born 23 June 1950) is a U.S. author of popular fiction.
John Milton Mackie John Milton Mackie (born in Wareham, Massachusetts, 19 December 1813; died in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 27 July 1894) was a United States writer who specialized in topics from German hist...
John P. Frey John P. Frey (February 24, 1871 - November 29, 1957) was a labor activist and president of the American Federation of Labor's Metal Trades Department during a crucial period in American labor hi...
John R. Tunis John Roberts Tunis (December 7, 1889 – February 4, 1975), "the 'inventor' of the modern sports story" was an American writer and broadcaster.
John Sherburne Sleeper John Sherburne Sleeper (1794–1878) was an American sailor, ship master, novelist (who used the pseudonym of Hawser Martingale), journalist and politician.
John Townsend Trowbridge John Townsend Trowbridge (September 18, 1827 – February 12, 1916) was an American author born in Ogden, New York, USA, to Windsor Stone Trowbridge and Rebecca Willey.
John Updike John Hoyer Updike (18 March 1932 – 27 January 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
John Wieners John Joseph Wieners was an American lyric poet.
Jon Papernick Jonathan "Jon" Papernick (born 1970) is a Canadian-born American short story writer, novelist and essayist.
Jonathan Harr Jonathan Harr is an American writer, best known for A Civil Action.
Joseph Anthony Joseph Anthony (May 24, 1912 – January 20, 1993) was an American playwright, actor, and director.
Joseph C. Lincoln Joseph Crosby Lincoln (February 13, 1870 – March 10, 1944) was an American authorof novels, poems, and short stories, many set in a fictionalized Cape Cod.
Joseph Grew Joseph Clark Grew (May 27, 1880 – May 25, 1965) was an American career diplomat and Foreign Service officer.
Joshua L. Liebman Joshua Loth Liebman (1907-1948) was an American rabbi and best-selling author, best known for the book Peace of Mind, which spent more than a year at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Josiah Gilbert Holland Josiah Gilbert Holland (July 24, 1819 – October 12, 1881) was an American novelist and poet who also wrote under the pseudonym Timothy Titcomb.
Katharine Lee Bates Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter.
Keith Ablow Keith Russell Ablow (born November 23, 1961) is an American psychiatrist, expert witness, author, and television personality.
Kenneth O'Donnell Kenneth Patrick "Kenny" O'Donnell (March 4, 1924September 9, 1977) was a top aide to U.S. President John F. Kennedy and part of the group of Kennedy's close advisors called the "Irish Mafia".
Koren Zailckas Koren Zailckas is a bestselling American writer and memoirist.
Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer.
L. Rafael Reif Leo Rafael Reif (born August 21, 1950) is a Venezuelan-born American electrical engineer, writer and academic administrator.
Lance Norris Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up comic/critic/mentalist.
Laura Zigman Laura Zigman is an American novelist and freelance journalist who lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.
Laurie Faria Stolarz Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series.
Levina Buoncuore Urbino Levina Buoncuore Urbino or Lavinia Buoncuore Urbino (died 1888) was a writer and translator in the Boston, Massachusetts-area in the 19th-century.
Lilla Cabot Perry Lilla Cabot Perry (January 13, 1848 – February 28, 1933) was an American artist who worked in the Impressionist style, rendering portraits and landscapes in the free form manner of her mentor, C...
Lillie de Hegermann-Lindencrone Lillie De Hegermann-Lindencrone (1844–1928), born Lillie Greenough in Cambridge, Massachusetts and later known as Lillie Moulton, was a trained singer, and latterly a diplomat's wife...
Linda McCarriston Linda McCarriston, (born Lynn, Massachusetts) and holding dual citizenship of Ireland and the United States, is a poet and Professor in the Department of Creative Writing and Literature at the U...
Lisa Kleypas Lisa Kleypas (born 1964) is a best-selling American author of historical and contemporary romance novels.
Lois Lowry Lois Lowry (born Lois Ann Hammersberg; March 20, 1937) is an American writer credited with more than thirty children's books and an autobiography.
Lorna Marshall Lorna Marshall (September 14, 1898 – July 8, 2002), born Lorna Jean McLean, was an anthropologist who in the 1950s, 60s and 70s lived among and wrote about the previously unstudied !Kung people ...
Lothrop Stoddard Theodore Lothrop Stoddard (June 29, 1883 – May 1, 1950) was an American historian, journalist, racial anthropologist, eugenicist, and political theorist.
Louis C.K. Louis Szekely (born September 12, 1967), known professionally as Louis C.K., is an American comedian, screenwriter, producer, film director, actor, voice actor, and film editor.
Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys.
Louise Dickinson Rich Louise Dickinson Rich (14 June 1903 – 9 April 1991) was a writer known for fiction and non-fiction works about the New England region of the United States, particularly Massachusetts and Maine.
Lucy Johnston Sypher Lucy Johnston Sypher, (August 6, 1907) - (December 1990), was the author of four children's books loosely based on her childhood in the small prairie town of Wales, North Dakota.
Ludwig Lewisohn Ludwig Lewisohn (May 30, 1882 – December 31, 1955) was an outspoken critic of American Jewish assimilation, novelist and translator, known for his novel The Island Within.
Lydia Davis Lydia Davis (born July 15, 1947) is an American writer noted for her short stories.
Lynn Vincent Lynn Vincent (born 1962) is a bestselling conservative American writer, journalist, and author or co-author of 10 books.
Lynnie Greene Lynda "Lynnie" Greene, also known as "Lyn Greene" (born May 21, 1954) is an actress, writer, director and producer in the television industry.
Lysander Spooner Lysander Spooner (January 19, 1808 May 14, 1887) was an American individualist anarchist, political philosopher, Deist, Unitarian abolitionist, supporter of the labor movement, legal theorist, a...
Madeline Miller Madeline Miller is an American novelist, whose debut novel was The Song of Achilles.
Margaret Fuller Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (May 23, 1810 – July 19, 1850), commonly known as Margaret Fuller, was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American...
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...
Margaret Tyndal Winthrop Margaret Tyndal Winthrop was a 17th-century Puritan, the wife of John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Marge Piercy Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist.
Marilee Jones Marilee Jones (born June 12, 1951) is a former dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the co-author of the popular guide to the college admission process Les...
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Marjory Stoneman Douglas (April 7, 1890 – May 14, 1998) was an American journalist, writer, feminist, and environmentalist known for her staunch defense of the Everglades against efforts to drai...
Mark D. Devlin Mark Dennis Devlin was the author of Stubborn Child (ISBN 0-6891-1476-1), a critically acclaimed memoir published in 1985.
Mark Merlis Mark Merlis (born March 9, 1950) is an American writer and health policy analyst.
Mary Blewett Mary H. Blewett (born 1938) is an author and academic specializing in American social history, women's history, and labor history.
Michael Lowenthal Michael Lowenthal is an American fiction writer, author of four novels, most recently The Paternity Test, (University of Wisconsin Press, 2012).
Michael Palmer (novelist) Michael Stephen Palmer, M.D. (October 9, 1942 – October 30, 2013), was an American physician and author.
Michael Wigglesworth Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705) was a Puritan minister and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England.
Michael Z. Lewin Michael Zinn Lewin (born 1942, Springfield, Massachusetts) is an American writer of mystery fiction perhaps best known for his series about Albert Samson, a distinctly low-keyed, non-hardboiled ...
Mike Birbiglia Mike Birbiglia (born June 20, 1978) is an American comedian, writer, actor, and director.
Mike Scully Michael "Mike" Scully (born October 2, 1956) is an American television writer and producer.
Mindy Kaling Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer best known for portraying Kelly Kapoor on the NBC ...
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.
Molly Bang Molly Garrett Bang (born December 29, 1943) is an American illustrator, born in Princeton, New Jersey.
Monica Dickens Monica Enid Dickens, MBE (10 May 1915 – 25 December 1992) was an English writer, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens.
Mother Mary Alphonsa Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (May 20, 1851 – July 9, 1926) was an American Roman Catholic religious sister and social worker.
Nancy Bond Nancy Barbara Bond is an American author of children's literature.
Nancy Oliver Nancy Oliver (born February 8, 1955) is an American playwright and screenwriter.
Nancy Sweezy Nancy Sweezy was an American artist, author, folklorist, advocate, scholar, and preservationist.
Nancy Werlin Nancy Werlin (born October 29, 1961) is an American writer of young-adult novels.
Nat Faxon Nathaniel "Nat" Faxon (born 1975) is an American actor, comedian and Academy Award-winning screenwriter.
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...
Nate Thayer Nate Thayer (born April 21, 1960) is a freelance journalist, whose journalism has focused on international organized crime, narcotics trafficking, human rights, and areas of military conflict.
Nathan Haskell Dole Nathan Haskell Dole (1852–1935) was an American editor, translator, and author.
Nathaniel Benchley Nathaniel Benchley (November 13, 1915 – December 14, 1981) was an American author.
Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Neil Sheehan Cornelius Mahoney "Neil" Sheehan (born October 27, 1936) is an American journalist.
Newton Arvin Fredrick Newton Arvin (August 25, 1900 – March 21, 1963) was an American literary critic and academic.
Nic Alahverdian Nicholas Alahverdian (born July 11, 1987) is an American writer, lobbyist, and political activist.
Nicholas A. Basbanes Nicholas Andrew Basbanes (born May 25, 1943, in Lowell, Massachusetts) is an American author who writes and lectures widely about books and book culture.
Nick Flynn Nick Flynn (born January 26, 1960) is an American writer, playwright, and poet.
Nikole Beckwith Nikole Beckwith is a Massachusetts born actor and playwright; until 2006 Beckwith lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts where she was integral to the theater, music and art communities and in 2004...
Nora Perry (writer) Nora Perry (1831 – May 13, 1896) was an American poet, journalist, and writer of juvenile stories, and for some years Boston correspondent of the Chicago Tribune.
Noy Holland Noy Holland (born December 3, 1960) is an American writer and National Book Award nominee.
Og Mandino Augustine "Og" Mandino II (December 12, 1923 – September 3, 1996) was an American author.
Olive Higgins Prouty Olive Higgins Prouty (10 January 1882 – 24 March 1974) was an American novelist and poet, best known for her pioneering consideration of psychotherapy in Now, Voyager (1941) (made into...
Oliver Dyer Oliver Dyer (April 26, 1824 – January 13, 1907) was an American journalist, author, teacher, lawyer and stenographer.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author.
Oni Buchanan Oni Buchanan (born 1975) is an American poet, and pianist.
Oscar Fay Adams Oscar Fay Adams (1855-1919) was a United States editor and author.
Owen Johnson Owen McMahon Johnson (August 27, 1878 - January 27, 1952) was an American writer best remembered for his stories and novels cataloguing the educational and personal growth of the fictional chara...
Owen Johnson (writer) Owen McMahon Johnson (August 27, 1878 - January 27, 1952) was an American writer best remembered for his stories and novels cataloguing the educational and personal growth of the fictional chara...
Pat DeCola Pat DeCola is an American sports columnist for Fox Sports Southwest as well as the co-writer of the Fox Sports Major League Baseball Power Rankings.
Patricia Goedicke Patricia Goedicke (June 21, 1931 – July 14, 2006) was an American poet.
Paul A. Chadbourne Paul Ansel Chadbourne (October 21, 1823 – February 23, 1883) was an American educator and naturalist who served as President of University of Wisconsin from 1867 to 1870, and President of Willia...
Paul Cellucci Argeo Paul Cellucci (April 24, 1948 – June 8, 2013) was an American politician and diplomat from Massachusetts.
Paul Dudley (jurist) Paul Dudley (September 3, 1675 – January 25, 1751/2), Attorney-General of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, was the son of colonial governor Joseph Dudley and grandson of one of the colon...
Paul G. Tremblay Paul G. Tremblay (born June 30, 1971) is an American author and editor of contemporary horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction.
Paul MacKendrick Paul Lachlan MacKendrick (1914 – 1998) was an American classicist, author and teacher.
Pearl Abraham Pearl Abraham is an American novelist, essayist and short story writer.
Pearl Cleage Pearl Cleage (born December 7, 1948) is an African-American author whose work, both fiction and non-fiction, has been widely recognized.
Peter B. Germano Peter B. Germano (New Bedford, Massachusetts, May 17, 1913 - Wildwood, California, September 20, 1983) was an American authorof short stories, novels, and television scripts.
Peter Elbow Peter Elbow is a Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he also directed the Writing Program from 1996 until 2000.
Philip Wylie Philip Gordon Wylie (May 12, 1902 – October 25, 1971) was a prolific American author on subjects ranging from pulp science fiction, mysteries, social diatribes and satire, to ecology and the thr...
R. A. Salvatore Robert Anthony Salvatore (born January 20, 1959), who writes under the name R. A. Salvatore, is an American author best known for The DemonWars Saga, his Forgotten Realms novels, i...
Ralph G. Wright Ralph G. Wright (born June 10, 1935) is a retired teacher and politician who served as Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Raymond Flynn Raymond Leo Flynn (born July 22, 1939), also known as Ray Flynn, served as Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts from 1984 until 1993.
Rebecca Hammond Lard Rebecca Hammond Lard (born Rebecca Hammond; March 7, 1772 – September 28, 1855), is called by some critics "the first poet in Indiana".
Reif Larsen Reif Larsen (born 1980) is an American author, known for The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, for which Vanity Fair claimed Larsen received just under a million dollars as an advance from ...
Renata von Tscharner Renata von Tscharner dipl. Arch ETH SIA is the founder and president of the Charles River Conservancy, which has worked on the stewardship and renewal of the Charles River Parklands since 2000.
Robert N. Goldrick Emma Goldrick was the pseudonym used by the married writing team formed by Emma Elizabeth Jean Sutcliffe (born February 7, 1923 in Puerto Rico - died November 20, 2008) and Robert N. Go...
Roger Sherman Hoar Roger Sherman Hoar (April 8, 1887 – October 10, 1963) was a state senator and assistant Attorney General, state of Massachusetts.
Roland Merullo Roland Merullo (born September 19, 1953) is an American author who writes novels, essays and memoir.
Rose Hawthorne Lathrop Rose Hawthorne Lathrop was an American Roman Catholic religious sister and social worker.
Ruth Sawtell Wallis Ruth Sawtell Wallis (15 March 1895 – 21 January 1978) was an American academic and physical anthropologist.
S. N. Behrman Samuel Nathaniel Behrman (June 9, 1893 – September 9, 1973) was an American playwright, screenwriter, biographer, and longtime writer for The New Yorker.
Sabina Murray Sabina Murray (born in 1968) is an award-winning Filipina American screenwriter, and a novelist currently a Professor in the MFA Program for Poets & Writers at The University of Massachusetts Am...
Salvatore Scibona Salvatore Scibona (born 2 June 1975) is an award-winning American novelist and short-story writer.
Sam Walter Foss Sam Walter Foss (June 19, 1858 - February 26, 1911) was an American librarian and poet whose works included The House by the Side of the Road and The Coming American.
Samuel Danforth Samuel Danforth was a Puritan minister, preacher, poet, and astronomer, and an associate of the Rev.
Samuel Eliot Samuel Eliot (December 22, 1821 – September 14, 1898) was a historian, educator, and public-minded citizen of Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut.
Samuel Francis Smith Samuel Francis Smith (October 21, 1808 – November 16, 1895), Baptist minister, journalist and author, is best known for having written the lyrics to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", which he entitled...
Samuel Merrill Woodbridge The Reverend Samuel Merrill Woodbridge, D.D., LL.D. (5 April 1819 – 23 June 1905) was an American clergyman, theologian, author, and college professor.
Sara Ware Bassett Sara Ware Bassett (1872–1968) was a prolific American author of fiction and nonfiction.
Sarah Manguso Sarah Manguso is an American writer and poet born in Massachusetts in 1974.
Sasha Alyson Sasha Alyson (born May 22, 1952) is an American writer and businessman who started Alyson Publications in 1979.
Scofield Thayer Scofield Thayer (12 December 1889 – 1982) was an American poet and publisher, best known for his art collection, now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a publisher and editor of the litera...
Sebastian Junger Sebastian Junger (born January 17, 1962) is an American author, journalist and documentarian, most famous for the best-selling book The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea (19...
Stanley Kunitz Stanley Jasspon Kunitz (July 29, 1905May 14, 2006) was an American poet.
Stephanie Braxton Stephanie Braxton (born December 11, 1944, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American television writer, playwright and actress.
Stephen Greenblatt Stephen Jay Greenblatt (born November 7, 1943) is an American literary critic, theorist and scholar.
Stephen Huneck Stephen Huneck (October 8, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio – January 7, 2010 in Littleton, New Hampshire) was an American wood carving artist, furniture maker, painter, and author.
Stephen Pearl Andrews Stephen Pearl Andrews (March 22, 1812 – May 21, 1886) was an American individualist anarchist, linguist, political philosopher, outspoken abolitionist, and author of several books on the labor m...
Steven Ozment Steven E. Ozment (born February 21, 1939, McComb, Mississippi) is an American historian of early modern and modern Germany, the European family, and the Protestant Reformation.
Susan Anne Ridley Sedgwick Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick (1788–1867) was a 19th Century American writer specializing in children's novels.
Susan Branch Susan Branch is an American author, watercolorist, and designer.
Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinson (Dec 19, 1830 – May 12, 1913) was a writer, poet, traveler, and editor, as well as the sister in law of the American poet Emily Dickinson.
Susanna Kaysen Susanna Kaysen (born November 11, 1948) is an American author, best known for her memoir Girl, Interrupted.
Susannah Willard Johnson Susannah Willard Johnson (February 20, 1729/30 – November 27, 1810) was an Anglo-American woman who was captured with her family during an Abenaki Indian raid on Charlestown, New Hampshire in Au...
Suzan-Lori Parks Suzan-Lori Parks (born 10 May 1963) is an African-American playwright and screenwriter.
Suzanne Strempek Shea Suzanne Strempek Shea, born in western Massachusetts, USA, is the author of literary fiction, biographies and memoirs.
Sven Birkerts Sven Birkerts (born September 21, 1951) is an American essayist and literary critic of Latvian ancestry.
Sylvester Baxter Sylvester Baxter (1850 – 1927) was a Boston area newspaper writer and urban planner.
Tanya O'Debra Tanya O'Debra (born Tanya Michele Ritchie), is a New York based writer and performer.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich Thomas Bailey Aldrich (November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907) was an American poet, novelist, travel writer and editor.
Thomas Bulfinch Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 – May 27, 1867) was an American writer born in Newton, Massachusetts.
Tim Costello (labor advocate) Timothy Mark "Tim" Costello (June 13, 1945 – December 4, 2009) was an American labor and anti-globalization advocate who started his career as a truck driver, driving fuel trucks and as a ...
Timothy Dexter Timothy Dexter (January 22, 1748 – October 26, 1806) was an American businessman noted for his writing and eccentricity.
Tom Agna Tom Agna is an American comedian and comic writer.
Tom Bowman (journalist) Tom Bowman is National Public Radio's Pentagon reporter, having been an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun for 19 years prior to that.
Tom Perrotta Thomas R. Perrotta (born August 13, 1961) is an American novelist and screenwriter best known for his novels Election (1998) and Little Children (2004), both of which were made into crit...
Tracy K. Smith Tracy K. Smith (born April 16, 1972) is an African-American poet and educator.
W. E. B. Du Bois William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor.
Walter Bradford Cannon Walter Bradford Cannon, M.D. (October 19, 1871 – October 1, 1945) was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School.
Walter D. Edmonds Walter "Walt" Dumaux Edmonds (July 15, 1903 – January 24, 1998) was an American writer best known for historical novels.
Walter H. Hunt Walter H. Hunt (born 1959) is a science fiction novelist from Massachusetts, United States.
Weaver W. Adams Weaver Warren Adams was an American chess master, author, and opening theoretician.
Will Eno Will Eno is an American playwright based in Brooklyn, New York.
William Cullen Bryant William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
William Dean Howells William Dean Howells (March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author and literary critic.
William Douglass (physician) William Douglass was a physician in 18th-century Boston, Massachusetts, who wrote pamphlets on medicine, economics and politics that were often polemical.
William Dudley Pelley William Dudley Pelley (March 12, 1890 – June 30, 1965) was an American extremist and spiritualist who founded the Silver Legion in 1933 and ran for President in 1936 for the Christian Party.
William G. Tapply William G. Tapply (July 16, 1940 – July 28, 2009) was an American writer who published over 40 works.
William H. Prescott William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 – January 28, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific h...
William Hull William Hull (June 24, 1753 – November 29, 1825) was an American soldier and politician.
William Landay William Landay (born 1963, in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American novelist.
William Laurence Sullivan William Laurence Sullivan was an American Unitarian clergyman, prolific author and literary critic, whose Letters to His Holiness, Pope Pius X, was the last work by a U.S. author to have bee...
William M. Beecher William M. Beecher is a Pulitzer Prize winning former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.
William Plumer William Plumer (June 25, 1759December 22, 1850) was an American lawyer and Baptist lay preacher from Epping, New Hampshire.
William Rivers Pitt William Rivers Pitt (born November 9, 1971) is an author, editor, and political activist.
William S. Clark William Smith Clark (July 31, 1826 – March 9, 1886) was a professor of chemistry, botany and zoology, a colonel during the American Civil War, and a leader in agricultural education.
William Slater Brown William Slater Brown (November 13, 1896 – June 22, 1997) was an American novelist, biographer, and translator of French literature.
William Sleator William Warner Sleator III (February 13, 1945 – August 3, 2011), known as William Sleator, was an American science fiction author who wrote primarily young adult novels but also wrote for ...
William Wells Brown William Wells Brown (November 6, 1814 – November 6, 1884) was a prominent African-American abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian.
Witter Bynner Harold Witter Bynner, also known by the pen name Emanuel Morgan (August 10, 1881 – June 1, 1968) was an American poet, writer and scholar, known for his long residence in Santa Fe, New Mex...