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awtor [aw.tur.] : author (n.)
[ Etymology: Spanish: autor: author ]

Derivatives of awtor

n. (person)1. author, writerwrites (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay).
~ communicatora person who communicates with others.
~ abstracter, abstractorone who makes abstracts or summarizes information.
~ alliteratora speaker or writer who makes use of alliteration.
~ authoressa woman author.
~ biographersomeone who writes an account of a person's life.
~ coauthor, joint authora writer who collaborates with others in writing something.
~ commentator, reviewera writer who reports and analyzes events of the day.
~ compilera person who compiles information (as for reference purposes).
~ contributora writer whose work is published in a newspaper or magazine or as part of a book.
~ cyberpunka writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology.
~ draftera writer of a draft.
~ dramatist, playwrightsomeone who writes plays.
~ essayist, litterateura writer of literary works.
~ folk writera writer of folktales.
~ framersomeone who writes a new law or plan.; "the framers of the Constitution"
~ gagster, gagwriter, gagmansomeone who writes comic material for public performers.
~ ghostwriter, ghosta writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else.
~ gothic romancera writer of Gothic romances.
~ hack writer, literary hack, hacka mediocre and disdained writer.
~ journalista writer for newspapers and magazines.
~ librettistauthor of words to be set to music in an opera or operetta.
~ lyricist, lyrista person who writes the words for songs.
~ novelistone who writes novels.
~ pamphleteera writer of pamphlets (usually taking a partisan stand on public issues).
~ paragraphera writer of paragraphs (as for publication on the editorial page of a newspaper).
~ poeta writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry).
~ polemic, polemicist, polemista writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology).
~ poetiser, poetizer, rhymer, rhymester, versifiera writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets).
~ scenarista writer of screenplays.
~ scriptwritersomeone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas.
~ space writera writer paid by the area of the copy.
~ speechwritera writer who composes speeches for others to deliver.
~ tragediana writer (especially a playwright) who writes tragedies.
~ wordmongera writer who uses language carelessly or pretentiously with little regard for meaning.
~ word-paintera writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power.
~ wordsmitha fluent and prolific writer.
~ aiken, conrad aiken, conrad potter aikenUnited States writer (1889-1973).
~ alger, horatio algerUnited States author of inspirational adventure stories for boys; virtue and hard work overcome poverty (1832-1899).
~ algren, nelson algrenUnited States writer (1909-1981).
~ andersen, hans christian andersena Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875).
~ anderson, sherwood andersonUnited States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941).
~ aragon, louis aragonFrench writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982).
~ asch, shalom asch, sholem asch, sholom aschUnited States writer (born in Poland) who wrote in Yiddish (1880-1957).
~ asimov, isaac asimovUnited States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992).
~ auchincloss, louis auchincloss, louis stanton auchinclossUnited States writer (born in 1917).
~ austen, jane austenEnglish novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817).
~ baldwin, james arthur baldwin, james baldwinUnited States author who was an outspoken critic of racism (1924-1987).
~ baraka, imamu amiri baraka, leroi jonesUnited States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934).
~ john barth, john simmons barth, barthUnited States novelist (born in 1930).
~ barthelme, donald barthelmeUnited States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989).
~ baum, frank baum, lyman frank brownUnited States writer of children's books (1856-1919).
~ beauvoir, simone de beauvoirFrench feminist and existentialist and novelist (1908-1986).
~ beckett, samuel becketta playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989).
~ beerbohm, max beerbohm, sir henry maxmilian beerbohmEnglish writer and caricaturist (1872-1956).
~ belloc, hilaire belloc, joseph hilaire peter bellocEnglish author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953).
~ saul bellow, solomon bellow, bellowUnited States author (born in Canada) whose novels influenced American literature after World War II (1915-2005).
~ benchley, robert benchley, robert charles benchleyUnited States humorist (1889-1945).
~ william rose benet, benetUnited States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950).
~ ambrose bierce, ambrose gwinett bierce, bierceUnited States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914).
~ boell, heinrich boell, heinrich theodor boellGerman novelist and writer of short stories (1917-1985).
~ arna wendell bontemps, bontempsUnited States writer (1902-1973).
~ borges, jorge borges, jorge luis borgesArgentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986).
~ boswell, james boswellScottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795).
~ boyle, kay boyleUnited States writer (1902-1992).
~ bradbury, ray bradbury, ray douglas bradburyUnited States writer of science fiction (born 1920).
~ charlotte bronte, bronteEnglish novelist; oldest of three Bronte sisters (1816-1855).
~ currer bell, emily bronte, emily jane bronte, bronteEnglish novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848).
~ anne bronte, bronteEnglish novelist; youngest of three Bronte sisters (1820-1849).
~ artemus ward, charles farrar browne, browneUnited States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867).
~ pearl buck, pearl sydenstricker buck, buckUnited States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973).
~ bunyan, john bunyanEnglish preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688).
~ anthony burgess, burgessEnglish writer of satirical novels (1917-1993).
~ burnett, frances eliza hodgson burnett, frances hodgson burnettUnited States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924).
~ edgar rice burroughs, burroughsUnited States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950).
~ burroughs, william burroughs, william s. burroughs, william seward burroughsUnited States writer noted for his works portraying the life of drug addicts (1914-1997).
~ samuel butler, butlerEnglish novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902).
~ cabell, james branch cabellUnited States writer of satirical novels (1879-1958).
~ caldwell, erskine caldwell, erskine preston caldwellUnited States author remembered for novels about poverty and degeneration (1903-1987).
~ calvino, italo calvinoItalian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987).
~ albert camus, camusFrench writer who portrayed the human condition as isolated in an absurd world (1913-1960).
~ canetti, elias canettiEnglish writer born in Germany (1905-1994).
~ capek, karel capekCzech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938).
~ carroll, charles dodgson, charles lutwidge dodgson, dodgson, lewis carroll, reverend dodgsonEnglish author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898).
~ cather, willa cather, willa sibert catherUnited States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947).
~ cervantes, cervantes saavedra, miguel de cervantes, miguel de cervantes saavedraSpanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616).
~ chandler, raymond chandler, raymond thornton chandlerUnited States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959).
~ chateaubriand, francois rene chateaubriand, vicomte de chateaubriandFrench statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848).
~ cheever, john cheeverUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982).
~ chesterton, g. k. chesterton, gilbert keith chestertonconservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936).
~ kate chopin, kate o'flaherty chopin, chopinUnited States writer who described Creole life in Louisiana (1851-1904).
~ agatha christie, christie, dame agatha mary clarissa christieprolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976).
~ sir winston leonard spenser churchill, winston churchill, winston s. churchill, churchillBritish statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965).
~ clemens, mark twain, samuel langhorne clemensUnited States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910).
~ cocteau, jean cocteauFrench writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963).
~ colette, sidonie-gabrielle claudine colette, sidonie-gabrielle coletteFrench writer of novels about women (1873-1954).
~ collins, wilkie collins, william wilkie collinsEnglish writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889).
~ a. conan doyle, arthur conan doyle, conan doyle, sir arthur conan doyleBritish author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930).
~ conrad, joseph conrad, teodor josef konrad korzeniowskiEnglish novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924).
~ james fenimore cooper, cooperUnited States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851).
~ crane, stephen craneUnited States writer (1871-1900).
~ cummings, e. e. cummings, edward estlin cummingsUnited States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962).
~ clarence day, clarence shepard day jr., dayUnited States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935).
~ daniel defoe, defoeEnglish writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731).
~ de quincey, thomas de quinceyEnglish writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859).
~ charles dickens, charles john huffam dickens, dickensEnglish writer whose novels depicted and criticized social injustice (1812-1870).
~ didion, joan didionUnited States writer (born in 1934).
~ baroness karen blixen, blixen, dinesen, isak dinesen, karen blixenDanish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962).
~ doctorow, e. l. doctorow, edgard lawrence doctorowUnited States novelist (born in 1931).
~ dos passos, john dos passos, john roderigo dos passosUnited States novelist remembered for his portrayal of life in the United States (1896-1970).
~ dostoevski, dostoevsky, dostoyevsky, feodor dostoevski, feodor dostoevsky, feodor dostoyevsky, feodor mikhailovich dostoevski, feodor mikhailovich dostoevsky, feodor mikhailovich dostoyevsky, fyodor dostoevski, fyodor dostoevsky, fyodor dostoyevsky, fyodor mikhailovich dostoevski, fyodor mikhailovich dostoevsky, fyodor mikhailovich dostoyevskyRussian novelist who wrote of human suffering with humor and psychological insight (1821-1881).
~ dreiser, theodore dreiser, theodore herman albert dreiserUnited States novelist (1871-1945).
~ alexandre dumas, dumasFrench writer remembered for his swashbuckling historical tales (1802-1870).
~ george du maurier, george louis palmella busson du maurier, du maurierEnglish writer and illustrator; grandfather of Daphne du Maurier (1834-1896).
~ dame daphne du maurier, daphne du maurier, du maurierEnglish writer of melodramatic novels (1907-1989).
~ durrell, lawrence durrell, lawrence george durrellEnglish writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990).
~ ehrenberg, ilya ehrenberg, ilya grigorievich ehrenbergRussian novelist (1891-1967).
~ george eliot, mary ann evans, eliotBritish writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880).
~ ellison, ralph ellison, ralph waldo ellisonUnited States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994).
~ emerson, ralph waldo emersonUnited States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882).
~ farrell, james thomas farrellUnited States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979).
~ edna ferber, ferberUnited States novelist; author of several popular novels (1887-1968).
~ henry fielding, fieldingEnglish novelist and dramatist (1707-1754).
~ f. scott fitzgerald, francis scott key fitzgerald, fitzgeraldUnited States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940).
~ flaubert, gustave flaubertFrench writer of novels and short stories (1821-1880).
~ fleming, ian fleming, ian lancaster flemingBritish writer famous for writing spy novels about secret agent James Bond (1908-1964).
~ ford hermann hueffer, ford madox ford, fordEnglish writer and editor (1873-1939).
~ c. s. forester, cecil scott forester, foresterEnglish writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966).
~ anatole france, jacques anatole francois thibault, franceFrench writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924).
~ benjamin franklin, franklinprinter whose success as an author led him to take up politics; he helped draw up the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution; he played a major role in the American Revolution and negotiated French support for the colonists; as a scientist he is remembered particularly for his research in electricity (1706-1790).
~ carlos fuentes, fuentesMexican novelist (born in 1928).
~ emile gaboriau, gaboriauFrench writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873).
~ galsworthy, john galsworthyEnglish novelist (1867-1933).
~ erle stanley gardner, gardnerwriter of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970).
~ elizabeth cleghorn stevenson gaskell, elizabeth gaskell, gaskellEnglish writer who is remembered for her biography of Charlotte Bronte (1810-1865).
~ dr. seuss, geisel, theodor seuss geiselUnited States writer of children's books (1904-1991).
~ gibran, kahlil gibranUnited States writer (born in Lebanon) (1883-1931).
~ andre gide, andre paul guillaume gide, gideFrench author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951).
~ gjellerup, karl gjellerupDanish novelist (1857-1919).
~ gogol, nikolai vasilievich gogolRussian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852).
~ golding, sir william gerald golding, william goldingEnglish novelist (1911-1993).
~ oliver goldsmith, goldsmithIrish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774).
~ gombrowicz, witold gombrowiczPolish author (1904-1969).
~ edmond de goncourt, edmond louis antoine huot de goncourt, goncourtFrench writer who collaborated with his brother Jules de Goncourt on many books and who in his will established the Prix Goncourt (1822-1896).
~ goncourt, jules alfred huot de goncourt, jules de goncourtFrench writer who collaborated with his brother Edmond de Goncourt on many books (1830-1870).
~ gordimer, nadine gordimerSouth African novelist and short-story writer whose work describes the effects of apartheid (born in 1923).
~ aleksey maksimovich peshkov, aleksey maximovich peshkov, gorki, gorky, maksim gorky, maxim gorkiRussian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts.
~ grahame, kenneth grahameEnglish writer (born in Scotland) of children's stories (1859-1932).
~ gunter grass, gunter wilhelm grass, grassGerman writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927).
~ graves, robert graves, robert ranke gravesEnglish writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985).
~ graham greene, greene, henry graham greeneEnglish novelist and Catholic (1904-1991).
~ grey, zane greyUnited States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939).
~ jakob grimm, jakob ludwig karl grimm, grimmthe older of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories; also author of Grimm's law describing consonant changes in Germanic languages (1785-1863).
~ grimm, wilhelm grimm, wilhelm karl grimmthe younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859).
~ haggard, rider haggard, sir henry rider haggardBritish writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925).
~ elizabeth haldane, elizabeth sanderson haldane, haldaneScottish writer and sister of Richard Haldane and John Haldane (1862-1937).
~ edward everett hale, haleprolific United States writer (1822-1909).
~ alex haley, haleyUnited States writer and Afro-American who wrote a fictionalized account of tracing his family roots back to Africa (1921-1992).
~ marguerite radclyffe hall, radclyffe hall, hallEnglish writer whose novel about a lesbian relationship was banned in Britain for many years (1883-1943).
~ dashiell hammett, hammett, samuel dashiell hammettUnited States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961).
~ hamsun, knut hamsun, knut pedersenNorwegian writer of novels (1859-1952).
~ thomas hardy, hardyEnglish novelist and poet (1840-1928).
~ frank harris, james thomas harris, harrisIrish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931).
~ harris, joel chandler harris, joel harrisUnited States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908).
~ bret harte, harteUnited States writer noted for his stories about life during the California gold rush (1836-1902).
~ hasek, jaroslav hasekCzech author of novels and short stories (1883-1923).
~ hawthorne, nathaniel hawthorneUnited States writer of novels and short stories mostly on moral themes (1804-1864).
~ ben hecht, hechtUnited States writer of stories and plays (1894-1946).
~ heinlein, robert a. heinlein, robert anson heinleinUnited States writer of science fiction (1907-1988).
~ joseph heller, hellerUnited States novelist whose best known work was a black comedy inspired by his experiences in the Air Force during World War II (1923-1999).
~ ernest hemingway, hemingwayan American writer of fiction who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1954 (1899-1961).
~ hermann hesse, hesseSwiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962).
~ heyse, paul heyse, paul johann ludwig von heyseGerman writer (1830-1914).
~ dubois heyward, edwin dubois hayward, heywardUnited States writer (1885-1940).
~ higginson, thomas higginson, thomas wentworth storrow higginsonUnited States writer and soldier who led the first Black regiment in the Union Army (1823-1911).
~ e. t. a. hoffmann, ernst theodor amadeus hoffmann, ernst theodor wilhelm hoffmann, hoffmannGerman writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822).
~ oliver wendell holmes, holmesUnited States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894).
~ howells, william dean howellsUnited States writer and editor (1837-1920).
~ edmond hoyle, hoyleEnglish writer on card games (1672-1769).
~ hubbard, l. ron hubbarda United States writer of science fiction and founder of Scientology (1911-1986).
~ james langston hughes, langston hughes, hughesUnited States writer (1902-1967).
~ james henry leigh hunt, leigh hunt, huntBritish writer who defended the Romanticism of Keats and Shelley (1784-1859).
~ aldous huxley, aldous leonard huxley, huxleyEnglish writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963).
~ john irving, irvingUnited States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942).
~ irving, washington irvingUnited States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859).
~ christopher isherwood, christopher william bradshaw isherwood, isherwoodUnited States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986).
~ helen hunt jackson, helen maria fiske hunt jackson, jacksonUnited States writer of romantic novels about the unjust treatment of Native Americans (1830-1885).
~ jane jacobs, jacobsUnited States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916).
~ jacobs, w. w. jacobs, william wymark jacobsEnglish writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943).
~ henry james, jameswriter who was born in the United States but lived in England (1843-1916).
~ jensen, johannes vilhelm jensenmodernistic Danish writer (1873-1950).
~ dr. johnson, johnson, samuel johnsonEnglish writer and lexicographer (1709-1784).
~ erica jong, jongUnited States writer (born in 1942).
~ james augustine aloysius joyce, james joyce, joyceinfluential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941).
~ franz kafka, kafkaCzech novelist who wrote in German about a nightmarish world of isolated and troubled individuals (1883-1924).
~ helen adams keller, helen keller, kellerUnited States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968).
~ jack kerouac, jean-louis lebris de kerouac, kerouacUnited States writer who was a leading figure of the beat generation (1922-1969).
~ ken elton kesey, ken kesey, keseyUnited States writer whose best-known novel was based on his experiences as an attendant in a mental hospital (1935-2001).
~ joseph rudyard kipling, kipling, rudyard kiplingEnglish author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936).
~ arthur koestler, koestlerBritish writer (born in Hungary) who wrote a novel exposing the Stalinist purges during the 1930s (1905-1983).
~ jean de la fontaine, la fontaineFrench writer who collected Aesop's fables and published them (1621-1695).
~ lardner, ring lardner, ringgold wilmer lardnerUnited States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933).
~ francois de la rochefoucauld, la rochefoucauldFrench writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680).
~ d. h. lawrence, david herbert lawrence, lawrenceEnglish novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930).
~ lawrence of arabia, t. e. lawrence, thomas edward lawrence, lawrenceWelsh soldier who from 1916 to 1918 organized the Arab revolt against the Turks; he later wrote an account of his adventures (1888-1935).
~ david john moore cornwell, john le carre, le carreEnglish writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931).
~ dutch leonard, elmore john leonard, elmore leonard, leonardUnited States writer of thrillers (born in 1925).
~ lermontov, mikhail yurievich lermontovRussian writer (1814-1841).
~ doris lessing, doris may lessing, lessingEnglish author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919).
~ c. s. lewis, clive staples lewis, lewisEnglish critic and novelist; author of theological works and of books for children (1898-1963).
~ harry sinclair lewis, sinclair lewis, lewisUnited States novelist who satirized middle-class America in his novel Main Street (1885-1951).
~ jack london, john griffith chaney, londonUnited States writer of novels based on experiences in the Klondike gold rush (1876-1916).
~ clarence malcolm lowry, malcolm lowry, lowryEnglish novelist (1909-1957).
~ john lyly, lylyEnglish writer noted for his elaborate style (1554-1606).
~ bulwer-lytton, edward george earle bulwer-lytton, first baron lytton, lyttonEnglish writer of historical romances (1803-1873).
~ mailer, norman mailerUnited States writer (born in 1923).
~ bernard malamud, malamudUnited States writer (1914-1986).
~ malory, sir thomas malory, thomas maloryEnglish writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471).
~ andre malraux, malrauxFrench novelist (1901-1976).
~ thomas mann, mannGerman writer concerned about the role of the artist in bourgeois society (1875-1955).
~ katherine mansfield, kathleen mansfield beauchamp, mansfieldNew Zealand writer of short stories (1888-1923).
~ alessandro manzoni, manzoniItalian novelist and poet (1785-1873).
~ john marquand, john philip marquand, marquandUnited States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960).
~ ngaio marsh, marshNew Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982).
~ a. e. w. mason, alfred edward woodley mason, masonEnglish writer (1865-1948).
~ maugham, somerset maugham, w. somerset maugham, william somerset maughamEnglish writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965).
~ guy de maupassant, henri rene albert guy de maupassant, maupassantFrench writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893).
~ francois charles mauriac, francois mauriac, mauriacFrench novelist who wrote about the conflict between desire and religious belief (1885-1970).
~ andre maurois, emile herzog, mauroisFrench writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967).
~ mary mccarthy, mary therese mccarthy, mccarthyUnited States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989).
~ carson mccullers, carson smith mccullers, mccullersUnited States novelist (1917-1967).
~ herbert marshall mcluhan, marshall mcluhan, mcluhanCanadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980).
~ herman melville, melvilleUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1819-1891).
~ merton, thomas mertonUnited States religious and writer (1915-1968).
~ james albert michener, james michener, michenerUnited States writer of historical novels (1907-1997).
~ henry miller, henry valentine miller, millerUnited States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980).
~ a. a. milne, alan alexander milne, milneEnglish writer of stories for children (1882-1956).
~ margaret mitchell, margaret munnerlyn mitchell, mitchellUnited States writer noted for her novel about the South during the American Civil War (1900-1949).
~ nancy freeman mitford, nancy mitford, mitfordEnglish writer of comic novels (1904-1973).
~ jessica lucy mitford, jessica mitford, mitfordUnited States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996).
~ michel eyquem montaigne, michel montaigne, montaigneFrench writer regarded as the originator of the modern essay (1533-1592).
~ l. m. montgomery, lucy maud montgomery, montgomeryCanadian novelist (1874-1942).
~ more, sir thomas more, thomas moreEnglish statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state.
~ chloe anthony wofford, toni morrison, morrisonUnited States writer whose novels describe the lives of African-Americans (born in 1931).
~ h. h. munro, hector hugh munro, munro, sakiBritish writer of short stories (1870-1916).
~ dame jean iris murdoch, iris murdoch, murdochBritish writer (born in Ireland) known primarily for her novels (1919-1999).
~ alfred de musset, louis charles alfred de musset, mussetFrench poet and writer (1810-1857).
~ nabokov, vladimir nabokov, vladimir vladimirovich nabokovUnited States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977).
~ nash, ogden nashUnited States writer noted for his droll epigrams (1902-1971).
~ harold nicolson, nicolson, sir harold george nicolsonEnglish diplomat and author (1886-1968).
~ benjamin franklin norris jr., frank norris, norrisUnited States writer (1870-1902).
~ joyce carol oates, oatesUnited States writer (born in 1938).
~ edna o'brien, o'brienIrish writer (born in 1932).
~ flannery o'connor, mary flannery o'connor, o'connorUnited States writer (1925-1964).
~ liam o'flaherty, o'flahertyIrish writer of short stories (1896-1984).
~ john henry o'hara, o'haraUnited States writer (1905-1970).
~ michael ondaatje, ondaatje, philip michael ondaatjeCanadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943).
~ baroness emmusca orczy, orczyBritish writer (born in Hungary) (1865-1947).
~ eric arthur blair, eric blair, george orwell, orwellimaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950).
~ thomas nelson page, pageUnited States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922).
~ dorothy parker, dorothy rothschild parker, parkerUnited States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967).
~ boris leonidovich pasternak, boris pasternak, pasternakRussian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960).
~ alan paton, alan stewart paton, patonSouth African writer (1903-1988).
~ percy, walker percyUnited States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990).
~ gaius petronius, petronius, petronius arbiterRoman satirist (died in 66).
~ plath, sylvia plathUnited States writer and poet (1932-1963).
~ gaius plinius secundus, pliny the elder, plinyRoman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79).
~ gaius plinius caecilius secundus, pliny, pliny the youngerRoman writer and nephew of Pliny the Elder; author of books of letters that commented on affairs of the day (62-113).
~ edgar allan poe, poeUnited States writer and poet (1809-1849).
~ o. henry, william sydney porter, porterUnited States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910).
~ katherine anne porter, porterUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980).
~ emily post, emily price post, postUnited States female author who wrote a book and a syndicated newspaper column on etiquette (1872-1960).
~ ezra loomis pound, ezra pound, poundUnited States writer who lived in Europe; strongly influenced the development of modern literature (1885-1972).
~ john cowper powys, powysBritish writer of novels about nature; one of three literary brothers (1872-1963).
~ theodore francis powys, powysBritish writer of allegorical novels; one of three literary brothers (1875-1953).
~ llewelyn powys, powysBritish writer of essays; one of three literary brothers (1884-1939).
~ howard pyle, pyleUnited States writer and illustrator of children's books (1853-1911).
~ pynchon, thomas pynchonUnited States writer of pessimistic novels about life in a technologically advanced society (born in 1937).
~ ayn rand, randUnited States writer (born in Russia) noted for her polemical novels and political conservativism (1905-1982).
~ mordecai richler, richlerCanadian novelist (born in 1931).
~ kenneth roberts, robertsUnited States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885-1957).
~ anna eleanor roosevelt, eleanor roosevelt, rooseveltwife of Franklin Roosevelt and a strong advocate of human rights (1884-1962).
~ philip milton roth, philip roth, rothUnited States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933).
~ jean-jacques rousseau, rousseauFrench philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712-1778).
~ alfred damon runyon, damon runyon, runyonUnited States writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground (1884-1946).
~ ahmed salman rushdie, rushdie, salman rushdieBritish writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947).
~ a.e., george william russell, russellIrish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935).
~ comte donatien alphonse francois de sade, de sade, marquis de sade, sadeFrench soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814).
~ j. d. salinger, jerome david salinger, salingerUnited States writer (born 1919).
~ amandine aurore lucie dupin, baroness dudevant, george sand, sandFrench writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876).
~ carl sandburg, sandburgUnited States writer remembered for his poetry in free verse and his six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1878-1967).
~ saroyan, william saroyanUnited States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981).
~ dorothy l. sayers, dorothy leigh sayers, dorothy sayers, sayersEnglish writer of detective fiction (1893-1957).
~ johann christoph friedrich von schiller, schillerGerman romantic writer (1759-1805).
~ sir walter scott, walter scott, scottBritish author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832).
~ robert william service, serviceCanadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874-1958).
~ g. b. shaw, george bernard shaw, shawBritish playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950).
~ mary godwin wollstonecraft shelley, mary shelley, mary wollstonecraft shelley, shelleyEnglish writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851).
~ nevil shute, nevil shute norway, shuteEnglish writer who settled in Norway after World War II (1899-1960).
~ georges joseph christian simenon, georges simenon, simenonFrench writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903-1989).
~ sinclair, upton beall sinclair, upton sinclairUnited States writer whose novels argued for social reform (1878-1968).
~ isaac bashevis singer, singerUnited States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991).
~ smollett, tobias george smollett, tobias smollettScottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771).
~ baron snow of leicester, c. p. snow, charles percy snow, snowEnglish writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980).
~ aleksandr i. solzhenitsyn, aleksandr solzhenitsyn, alexander isayevich solzhenitsyn, solzhenitsynSoviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918).
~ sontag, susan sontagUnited States writer (born in 1933).
~ dame muriel spark, muriel sarah spark, muriel spark, sparkScottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918).
~ frank morrison spillane, mickey spillane, spillaneUnited States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918).
~ baronne anne louise germaine necker de steal-holstein, madame de stael, staelFrench romantic writer (1766-1817).
~ sir richrd steele, steeleEnglish writer (1672-1729).
~ gertrude stein, steinexperimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946).
~ john ernst steinbeck, john steinbeck, steinbeckUnited States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968).
~ marie henri beyle, stendhalFrench writer whose novels were the first to feature psychological analysis of the character (1783-1842).
~ sir leslie stephen, stephenEnglish writer (1832-1904).
~ laurence sterne, sterneEnglish writer (born in Ireland) (1713-1766).
~ robert louis balfour stevenson, robert louis stevenson, stevensonScottish author (1850-1894).
~ francis richard stockton, frank stockton, stocktonUnited States writer (1834-1902).
~ abraham stoker, bram stoker, stokerIrish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912).
~ harriet beecher stowe, harriet elizabeth beecher stowe, stoweUnited States writer of a novel about slavery that advanced the abolitionists' cause (1811-1896).
~ styron, william styronUnited States writer best known for his novels (born in 1925).
~ eugene sue, sueFrench writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857).
~ john addington symonds, symondsEnglish writer (1840-1893).
~ rabindranath tagore, sir rabindranath tagore, tagoreIndian writer and philosopher whose poetry (based on traditional Hindu themes) pioneered the use of colloquial Bengali (1861-1941).
~ ida m. tarbell, ida minerva tarbell, ida tarbell, tarbellUnited States writer remembered for her muckraking investigations into industries in the early 20th century (1857-1944).
~ thackeray, william makepeace thackerayEnglish writer (born in India) (1811-1863).
~ henry david thoreau, thoreauUnited States writer and social critic (1817-1862).
~ alexis charles henri maurice de tocqueville, alexis de tocqueville, tocquevilleFrench political writer noted for his analysis of American institutions (1805-1859).
~ alice b. toklas, toklasUnited States writer remembered as the secretary and companion of Gertrude Stein (1877-1967).
~ j.r.r. tolkien, john ronald reuel tolkien, tolkienBritish philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973).
~ count lev nikolayevitch tolstoy, leo tolstoy, tolstoyRussian author remembered for two great novels (1828-1910).
~ anthony trollope, trollopeEnglish writer of novels (1815-1882).
~ ivan sergeevich turgenev, ivan turgenev, turgenevRussian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883).
~ sigrid undset, undsetNorwegian novelist (1882-1949).
~ louis untermeyer, untermeyerUnited States writer (1885-1977).
~ john hoyer updike, john updike, updikeUnited States author (born 1932).
~ carl clinton van doren, carl van doren, van dorenUnited States writer and literary critic (1885-1950).
~ jorge mario pedro vargas llosa, mario vargas llosa, vargas llosaPeruvian writer (born in 1936).
~ jules verne, verneFrench writer who is considered the father of science fiction (1828-1905).
~ eugene luther vidal, gore vidal, vidalUnited States writer (born in 1925).
~ arouet, francois-marie arouet, voltaireFrench writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778).
~ kurt vonnegut, vonnegutUnited States writer whose novels and short stories are a mixture of realism and satire and science fiction (born in 1922).
~ john barrington wain, john wain, wainEnglish writer (1925-1994).
~ alice malsenior walker, alice walker, walkerUnited States writer (born in 1944).
~ edgar wallace, richard horatio edgar wallace, wallaceEnglish writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932).
~ fourth earl of orford, horace walpole, horatio walpole, walpoleEnglish writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797).
~ izaak walton, waltonEnglish writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683).
~ mary augusta arnold ward, mrs. humphrey ward, wardEnglish writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920).
~ robert penn warren, warrenUnited States writer and poet (1905-1989).
~ evelyn arthur saint john waugh, evelyn waugh, waughEnglish author of satirical novels (1903-1966).
~ beatrice webb, martha beatrice potter webb, webbEnglish writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943).
~ h. g. wells, herbert george wells, wellsprolific English writer best known for his science-fiction novels; he also wrote on contemporary social problems and wrote popular accounts of history and science (1866-1946).
~ eudora welty, weltyUnited States writer about rural southern life (1909-2001).
~ franz werfel, werfelUnited States writer (1890-1945).
~ cicily isabel fairfield, dame rebecca west, rebecca west, westBritish writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983).
~ edith newbold jones wharton, edith wharton, whartonUnited States novelist (1862-1937).
~ e. b. white, elwyn brooks white, whiteUnited States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985).
~ patrick victor martindale white, patrick white, whiteAustralian writer (1912-1990).
~ elie wiesel, eliezer wiesel, wieselUnited States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928).
~ oscar fingal o'flahertie wills wilde, oscar wilde, wildeIrish writer and wit (1854-1900).
~ thornton niven wilder, thornton wilder, wilderUnited States writer and dramatist (1897-1975).
~ angus frank johnstone wilson, sir angus wilson, wilsonEnglish writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991).
~ harriet wilson, wilsonauthor of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870).
~ owen wister, wisterUnited States writer (1860-1938).
~ p. g. wodehouse, pelham grenville wodehouse, wodehouseEnglish writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975).
~ thomas clayton wolfe, thomas wolfe, wolfeUnited States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938).
~ thomas kennerly wolfe jr., thomas wolfe, tom wolfe, wolfeUnited States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931).
~ mary wollstonecraft, mary wollstonecraft godwin, wollstonecraftEnglish writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797).
~ ellen price wood, mrs. henry wood, woodEnglish writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887).
~ adeline virginia stephen woolf, virginia woolf, woolfEnglish author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941).
~ herman wouk, woukUnited States writer (born in 1915).
~ richard wright, wrightUnited States writer whose work is concerned with the oppression of African Americans (1908-1960).
~ s. s. van dine, willard huntington wright, wrightUnited States writer of detective novels (1888-1939).
~ israel zangwill, zangwillEnglish writer (1864-1926).
~ stefan zweig, zweigAustrian writer (1881-1942).
n. (person)2. author, generator, sourcesomeone who originates or causes or initiates something.; "he was the generator of several complaints"
~ coinersomeone who is a source of new words or new expressions.
~ maker, shapera person who makes things.
v. (creation)3. authorbe the author of.; "She authored this play"
~ authorship, penning, writing, compositionthe act of creating written works.; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
~ indite, pen, write, composeproduce a literary work.; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
~ co-authorbe a co-author on (a book, a paper).
~ ghostwrite, ghostwrite for someone else.; "How many books have you ghostwritten so far?"