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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar: Roman general, politician, and dictatorm, but also one of the great Roman authors, writing in a deceptively simple style. His ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' and ''The Civil War'' are the only surviving descriptions of a Roman general's campaigns written in his own hand. Still widely read, and often the first books studied by Latin students.

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* Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar: UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar: Roman general, politician, and dictatorm, but also one of the great Roman authors, writing in a deceptively simple style. His ''Literature/CommentariesOnTheGallicWar'' and ''The Civil War'' are the only surviving descriptions of a Roman general's campaigns written in his own hand. Still widely read, and often the first books studied by Latin students.
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[[folder:19th Century]]
!!American
* Creator/LouisaMayAlcott: Author of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' and several other novels, which in modern works would probably be considered YoungAdult Literature.
* Creator/AmbroseBierce: Author of ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' and contributor to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Creator/RobertWChambers: Author of ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which inspired (and was subsumed into) the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Creator/JamesFenimoreCooper: The first American novelist to become a bestselling author worldwide and to influence the leading authors in Europe; father of the frontier novel and its offshoot, TheWestern (through his [[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales Leatherstocking Tales]]), as well as of the [[SeaStories sea novel]].
* Creator/EmilyDickinson (poet)
* Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson
* Creator/NathanielHawthorne: best known for ''Literature/TheScarletLetter''
* Creator/OHenry, best known for his short fiction chock-full of [[TwistEnding twist endings]].
* Creator/HenryJames: Known for intimate, psychologically complex prose that helped lay a foundation for {{Modernism}}. Famous works include ''Literature/DaisyMiller'', ''Literature/WashingtonSquare'', ''PortraitOfALady'' and ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.
* Creator/JackLondon: Best known for ''The Call of the Wild''.
* Creator/HermanMelville: Author of ''Literature/MobyDick'' and the short story "BartlebyTheScrivener".
* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe: Pretty much ''the'' horror story writer. Also wrote the first detective story.
* Creator/GeneStrattonPorter: Author of children's books.
* Creator/HenryDavidThoreau: Essayist and thinker, best known for ''{{Walden}}'' and CivilDisobedience.
* Creator/MarkTwain: Author and humorist. Best known for ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' and ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'', and for being endlessly quotable due to his rather... direct outlook on life. Other notable works include PuddnheadWilson and Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt
* Creator/HoratioAlgerJr: Author of ''Ragged Dick'' and many other similar stories; the TropeMaker for RagsToRiches.

!!Argentinian
* Creator/JoseHernandez
* Creator/DomingoFaustinoSarmiento
* Creator/EstebanEcheverria

!!Australian
* Creator/BanjoPaterson
* Creator/EthelTurner

!!Brazillian
* Creator/MachadoDeAssis

!!British Isles
* Creator/AlfredLordTennyson
* Creator/JaneAusten: A DeadpanSnarker who loved ConversationalTroping and would probably have been OneOfUs if born a few centuries later; most famously known for ''PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility''.
* Creator/WilliamBlake
* The Brontë sisters:
** Creator/CharlotteBronte [[/index]] (author of ''Literature/JaneEyre'') [[index]]
** Creator/EmilyBronte [[/index]] (author of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'') [[index]]
** Creator/AnneBronte
* Creator/EdwardBulwerLytton [[/index]] (''"It was a dark and stormy night..."'') [[index]]
* Creator/LordByron [[/index]] (TropeNamer for ByronicHero)[[index]]
* Creator/LewisCarroll [[/index]] (Wrote ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', which probably inspired the first use of the critique [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs "What was he smoking?"]]) [[index]]
* Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge
* Creator/WilkieCollins: Author of ''Literature/TheMoonstone'', arguably the first detective novel in English literature, and ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite''.
* Creator/MarieCorelli: Author of ''Literature/ARomanceOfTwoWorlds'', a very important novel in the origin of the UsefulNotes/NewAge movement; and ''Literature/{{Ardath}}'', a masterpiece of WorldBuilding. She also wrote a lot of GothicHorror and AuthorTract works exposing unfairness towards women, drug addiction and alcoholism, the hypocrisy of social classes and child suicide (via the evils of CramSchool education). She believed in universal health care and women's right to vote. Like her friend Creator/{{Ouida}}, she was immensely popular and controversial.
* Creator/CharlesDickens: Voluminous English writer known for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ''Literature/GreatExpectations'', etc.; a great deal of his writings shine a spotlight on the social ills of his day.
* UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli (also known in his other career as a [[UsefulNotes/TheMenOfDowningStreet Prime Minister]])
* Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle: Creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger (from ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'').
* Creator/GeorgeEliot
* Creator/ElizabethGaskell
* Creator/HRiderHaggard: Author of adventure stories including ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' and ''Literature/{{She}}''
* Creator/ThomasHardy: English novelist and poet.
* Creator/JosephJacobs: FairyTale collector
* Creator/MontagueRhodesJames
* Creator/JohnKeats: Romantic poet with oodles of potential who popped his clogs at 25.
* Creator/RudyardKipling: Widely prolific Indian-born author and poet, best known for ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' and a good deal of poetry.
* Creator/AndrewLang: FairyTale collector
* Creator/GeorgeMacDonald
* Creator/ArthurMachen
* Creator/WSomersetMaugham: first published in 1897.
* Creator/WilliamMorris
* Creator/AmandaMcKittrickRos
* Creator/ENesbit
* Creator/{{Ouida}}: Author of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'', ''Literature/ADogOfFlanders'' and forty other novels and many short stories featuring exceedingly well-dressed (and often bisexual) heroes, innocent young people, sexy villains, sensuous villainesses and TearJerker tragedies. Monumentally popular as well as controversial, and a [[PetTheDog Kindhearted Dog Lover]].
* Creator/WalterScott: Author of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', ''Literature/RobRoy'' and a pile of 'Scottish novels'. He was the first to write historical novels in Europe.
* Creator/RobertLouisStevenson : Author of ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', ''Kidnapped'' and other novels.
* Creator/BramStoker: Author of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
* Creator/MaryShelley: Author of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' and mother of ScienceFiction.
* Creator/PercyByssheShelley: Husband of Mary Shelley, friend of Creator/LordByron. Poet.
* Creator/AnthonyTrollope
* Creator/HGWells: British science fiction writer, who, along with Jules Verne, practically invented the genre. ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' and ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' are probably his two best known works.
* Creator/OscarWilde: Author of ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. Known for his wit as well as his life's DownerEnding.
* Creator/WilliamWordsworth
* Creator/WilliamButlerYeats

!!Czech (Bohemian Kingdom, a part of the Habsburg Monarchy)
* Creator/KarelJaromirErben
* Creator/JanKollar
* Creator/VitezslavHalek
* Creator/KarelHavlicekBorovsky
* Creator/KarelHynekMacha
* Creator/BozenaNemcova
* Creator/JanNeruda
* Creator/JosefVaclavSladek
* Creator/KarolinaSvetla
* Creator/JosefKajetanTyl

!!Danish
* Creator/HansChristianAndersen: Known mostly for his fairy tales, such as "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" and the "Literature/TheUglyDuckling".
* Søren Kierkegaard: Considered the first [[[[/index]]{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}}[[index]] existentialist]] philosopher, he was a theologian likely best known for his works ''Fear and Trembling'', ''Philosophical Fragments'', ''Stages On Life's Way'', and ''The Sickness Unto Death.''

!!French
* [[Creator/HonoreDeBalzac Honoré de Balzac]], who wrote ''La Comédie Humaine''.
* Creator/AlexandreDumas, ''père et fils'': The father wrote ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' and a pile of other stuff; the son wrote ''La Dame aux Camelias''.
* Creator/PaulFeval, author of ''Literature/JohnDevil'', ''Literature/TheBlackCoats'', ''Literature/TheVampireCountess'', and ''Literature/VampireCity''
* Creator/GustaveFlaubert, author of ''Literature/MadameBovary, Literature/SentimentalEducation, Salammbo''.
* Creator/VictorHugo, author of ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* Creator/GuyDeMaupassant, a pioneer of the modern short story.
* Creator/ArthurRimbaud, poet, teenage prodigy and cultural icon.
* Creator/{{Stendhal}}
* Creator/JulesVerne: Father of ScienceFiction and author of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' and ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.

!!Filipino
* Creator/JoseRizal: best known for making the propagandic novels ''NoliMeTangere'' and ''ElFilibusterismo''

!!German
* Creator/WilhelmBusch
* Creator/TheBrothersGrimm: while best known for publishing collections of fairy tales and folk stories, the Brothers Grimm were also prominent in linguistics.
* Creator/TheodorFontane: poet, critic, and novelist, who among other things wrote ''Literature/EffiBriest'' and ''Literature/DerStechlin''.
* Creator/ETAHoffmann: Germany's most prominent author of GothicHorror and dark {{romanticism}}.
* [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]], an early science-fiction author; his ''Auf zwei Planeten'' told of a different kind of Martian invasion one year before ''The War of the Worlds''.
* Creator/KarlMay, famous in particular for the ''Literature/{{Winnetou}}'' novels and infamous for [[DanBrowned Dan Browning]] his fans because he let them believe his novels were factual accounts of his own adventures, although he had no first-hand experience and rather imperfect knowledge of his books' settings when he wrote them.
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche, prolific philosopher and writer who wrote ''Literature/ThusSpokeZarathustra'' and TropeNamer for ''EternalRecurrence'', ''GodIsDead'', ''HeWhoFightsMonsters'', ''NietzscheWannabe'' and ''{{Ubermensch}}''. Quoted too many times to count.

!!Indian
* Creator/RabindranathTagore

!!Norwegian
* Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe
* Creator/KnutHamsun
* Creator/HenrikIbsen (playwright)
* Creator/HenrikWergeland

!!Polish
* Creator/JosephConrad (early Modernist author whose works extend into the early twentieth century, though best known for ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'')

!!Russian
* Creator/AlexanderAfanasyev: FairyTale collector.
* Creator/AntonChekhov: Playwright and short story author. Tropers will know this man best for his concept of ChekhovsGun. Famous works include ''Theatre/TheSeagull'', ''Theatre/ThreeSisters'', ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' and ''Theatre/TheCherryOrchard''.
* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky: wrote ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', and ''Literature/NotesFromUnderground''.
* Creator/AlexanderPushkin: Writer of ''Literature/EugeneOnegin'' and ''Boris Godunov'', the Russian answer to Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
* Creator/LeoTolstoy, author of such famed {{doorstopper}}s as ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and ''Literature/AnnaKarenina''.
* Creator/NikolaiGogol: Ukrainian-born writer best known for ''Literature/DeadSouls'', the play ''Revizor'' (''The Government Inspector''), and fantastic short stories such as "The Nose" and "The Overcoat."

!!Serbian
* Creator/DositejObradovic
* Creator/VukKaradzic

!!Swedish
* Creator/AugustStrindberg

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[[folder:20th and 21st Centuries]]
!!Afghanistan
* Creator/KhaledHosseini (Afghani-American writer, best known for writing about the evil of the Taliban and TheWarOnTerror)

!!American
* Creator/AbbyAdams
* Creator/RyuunosukeAkiyama
* Creator/LloydAlexander
* Creator/ShermanAlexie
* Creator/SteveAllen
* Creator/PaulAllgood; also of the band Music/{{Wedlock}}
* Creator/AaronAllston
* Creator/SteveAlten
* Creator/KevinJAnderson
* Creator/CatherineAnderson
* Creator/MatthewTobinAnderson
* Creator/PoulAnderson
* Creator/VCAndrews: You can tell the books are popular when they keep being written [[FranchiseZombie after the author's death]].
* Creator/JosephineAngelini
* Creator/PiersAnthony: Creator of ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' and the Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality.
* Creator/KAApplegate: Creator of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', and ''Literature/{{Remnants}}''.
* Creator/CatherineAsaro
* Creator/IsaacAsimov: Prolific founder of modern Science Fiction.
* Creator/AmeliaAtwaterRhodes
* Creator/AriBach
* Creator/PaoloBacigalupi
* Creator/EDBaker
* Creator/WayneBarlowe
* Creator/DaveBarry: Syndicated newspaper humor columnist, he is largely responsible for the popularization of the memes [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "I am not making this up!"]] and "..., which would be AGoodNameForARockBand."
* Creator/DonaldBarthelme
* Creator/LFrankBaum: Creator of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''
* Creator/PeterSBeagle
* Creator/ElizabethBear: SpeculativeFiction author; writes cyberpunk, urban fantasy, alternate history and post-apocalyptic {{Magitek}} fantasy with equal facility.
* Creator/GregBear
* Creator/HilariBell
* Creator/JohnBellairs: Author of ''The Face in the Frost'', a work mixing humor and horror, and many scary novels for children.
* Creator/PeterBenchley: Author of ''Jaws'' and numerous other maritime novels.
* Creator/GregoryBenford
* Creator/CarolBerg
* Creator/JimBernheimer
* Creator/AlfredBester
* Creator/AnneBishop
* Creator/HollyBlack
* Creator/JamesBlish
* Creator/JudyBlume: (born February 12, 1938), Author of teen-age novels dealing straight-forwardly with the problems of growing up. Probably the best known are ''Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret'' and ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing''
* Creator/LarryBond: Author of PossibleWar and spy-thriller novels; a sometime associate of Creator/TomClancy.
* Creator/AnthonyBoucher
* Creator/SandraBoynton: Children's books
* Creator/LeighBrackett: Speculative fiction, crime, and western author; also screenwriter.
* Creator/LibbaBray: Young adult literature.
* Creator/RayBradbury: prolific in a wide number of media, but best known for his speculative fiction like ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' and ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles''.
* Creator/DavidLBradley: Southern author dabbling in speculative and historical fiction.
* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley: (June 3, 1930 September 25, 1999) Speculative fiction author, most well-known for the ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series and ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon'', her version of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of the female characters.
* Creator/RichardBrautigan
* Creator/PatriciaBriggs
* Creator/DavidBrin
* Creator/PoppyZBrite
* Creator/{{Brom}}
* Creator/TerryBrooks: American fantasy author, best known for the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' franchise.
* Creator/DaleBrown
* Creator/DanBrown: (born June 22, 1964) Author of mystery-thrillers; ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' and ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' are the best-known. Particularly noted in some circles for his insistence that his books are factually accurate despite the fact that they are riddled with factual errors. TropeNamer for DanBrowned for this reason.
* Creator/FredricBrown
* Creator/StevenBrust
* Creator/BillBryson: American-born author raised in England.
* Creator/AlgisBudrys
* Music/JimmyBuffett
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold
* Creator/CharlesBukowski
* Creator/EmmaBull
* Creator/BoBurnham: Author of the humorous poetry book ''Egghead''.
* Creator/EricBurnsWhite: Webcomics critic and writer of speculative fiction.
* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs: Creator of ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', among other works.
* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs: Author of the influential but incredibly controversial ''Literature/NakedLunch'', a novel that essentially ended literary censorship in the United States.
* Creator/JimButcher
* [[Creator/OctaviaButler Octavia E. Butler]]
* Creator/JamesBranchCabell
* Creator/MegCabot
* Creator/MartinCaidin
* Creator/JamesMCain
* Creator/PeterCameron, author of ''Literature/SomedayThisPainWillBeUsefulToYou''
* Creator/JohnWCampbell, author of ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'' and influential editor of ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction''
* Creator/JanellCannon
* Creator/OrsonScottCard, author of ''Literature/EndersGame'' and its continuation series.
* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr
* [[Creator/BabyPeggy Diana Serra Cary]], a.k.a. Baby Peggy, author of ''Hollywood's Posse'' and several biographies for former child actors, herself included.
* Creator/EGCastle
* Creator/MichaelChabon
* Creator/JackChalker
* Creator/RaymondChandler
* Creator/CJCherryh
* Creator/TomClancy: While not the first to write techno-thrillers (that was Craig Thomas), Clancy defined the genre.
* Creator/CassandraClare
* Creator/ChrisClaremont
* Creator/JoClayton: Speculative Fiction author.
* Creator/BeverlyCleary
* Creator/HalClement
* Creator/BrianClevinger
* Creator/WaltCoburn
* Creator/RachelCohn
* Creator/SuzanneCollins
* Creator/AaronCometbus
* Creator/MichaelConnelly
* Creator/GlenCook
* Creator/RickCook
* Creator/RobertCormier
* Creator/GregCostikyan
* Creator/BruceCoville
* Creator/JeanCraigheadGeorge
* Creator/MichaelCrichton: Author of ''Literature/JurassicPark'' and various other techno-thrillers.
* Creator/JenniferCrusie
* Creator/EECummings
* Creator/CliveCussler
* Creator/BrianDaley
* Creator/HenryDarger: Author of the longest novel in history, the [[{{Doorstopper}} 15,145-page]] ''In the Realms of the Unreal'', which wasn't discovered until after his death.
* Creator/PeterDavid
* Creator/AvramDavidson
* Creator/BryanDavis
* Creator/PamelaDean
* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp
* Creator/TedDekker: Author of over 20 novels. He most famous works are The Literature/BooksOfHistoryChronicles, ''Adam'', ''Thr3e'', and ''The Bride Collector''.
* Creator/LesterDelRey
* Creator/SamuelRDelany
* Creator/TroyDenning
* Creator/AugustDerleth
* Creator/SarahDessen
* Creator/KateDiCamillo
* Creator/PeterDeVries
* Creator/PhilipKDick
* Creator/GordonRDickson
* Creator/StephenRDonaldson
* Creator/AmandaDownum
* Creator/DavidDrake: Scifi and fantasy author. Known for his realistic portrayal of combat.
* Creator/DianeDuane: Fantasy author most well-known for her ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series and several of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s best (and best-loved) novels, including ''Spock's World'', ''The Wounded Sky'', ''Doctor's Orders'', and the ''Rihannsu'' series.
* Creator/LoisDuncan
* Creator/EdwardEager
* Creator/RogerEbert: Extremely well-known film critic; also a screenwriter, and wrote several books about film.
* Creator/DavidEddings: Took most of the HighFantasy tropes, smushed them together, and wrote four rather excellent quintets with them. They're so good mostly because he ''knows'' he's using them, so he doesn't take himself very seriously. AirportFantasy at its finest.
* Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger
* Creator/TeresaEdgerton
* Creator/ElizabethEinspanier: Author of cross-genre fiction and hater of sparkly vampires.
* Creator/TSEliot
* Creator/BretEastonEllis
* Creator/HarlanEllison: Noted not only for his works and influence, but also for his temper and tendency to sue at the drop of a hat. He once posted a dead gopher to a New York publisher because said publisher placed cigarette ads in a collection of short stories, in violation of contract.
* Creator/JamesEllroy
* Creator/RyanEstrada: Writer/artist of webcomics and other works.
* Creator/JeffreyEugenides
* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer: Taboo-busting sci-fi and fantasy writer with a wild array of original ideas. Best known for the ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' and ''World of Tiers'' series.
* Creator/DavidFarland
* Creator/WilliamFaulkner
* Creator/RaymondEFeist, author of ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle''
* Creator/TimothyFindley: Canadian author
* Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* Creator/SidFleischman: Author of children's books including the Newbery winner ''Literature/TheWhippingBoy''.
* Creator/EricFlint
* Creator/GillianFlynn
* Creator/MichaelFlynn
* Creator/VinceFlynn
* Creator/PhilFoglio
* Wrestling/MickFoley Most famous as a professional wrestler, but wrote three best-selling autobiographies and several well-received novels.
* Creator/JohnMFord
* Creator/WilliamRForstchen: Author of science fiction and historical fiction novels.
* Creator/AlanDeanFoster: Sci-fi author, and responsible for some truly awesome novelizations.
* Creator/AlFranken: Comedy writer, political satirist, U.S. senator.
* Creator/LeoFrankowski
* Creator/JonathanFranzen
* Music/KinkyFriedman
* Creator/EstherFriesner
* Creator/RobertFrost: Poet, probably best known for "two roads diverged in a yellow wood."
* Creator/AlanFurst
* Creator/RandallGarrett
* Creator/WilliamGibson: Grandfather of {{Cyberpunk}}.
* Creator/DorothyGilman
* Creator/NewtGingrich: Also a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
* Creator/AllenGinsberg: Poet, creator of "Howl".
* Creator/KyellGold
* Creator/WilliamGoldman: Not even slightly dead.
* Creator/TerryGoodkind, author of the popular fantasy series ''Literature/SwordOfTruth''.
* Creator/MichaelGrant - Wrote the Literature/{{Gone}} and Literature/{{BZRK}} series on his own, and co-wrote ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', and ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' with his wife, Creator/KAApplegate.
* Creator/JohnGreen - [[/index]] Author of several books, including Literature/PaperTowns, [[index]]
* Creator/JohnGrisham
* Creator/JessGulbranson
* Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix
* Creator/JesseHajicek: Author of ''Literature/TheGodEaters''.
* Creator/JoeHaldeman
* Creator/ShannonHale
* Creator/BarbaraHambly
* Creator/DashiellHammett
* Creator/JackHandey: Humorist best known for his ''Deep Thoughts'' series.
* Creator/VictorDavisHanson: Classicist, Military Historian, Farmer and Political Columnist. Writes mostly nonfiction but at least one fiction, ''The End of Sparta''.
* Creator/LyndonHardy
* Creator/ThomasHarlan
* Creator/CharlaineHarris
* Creator/HarryHarrison
* Creator/LPHartley
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein: Dean of Science Fiction; the man who perfected the young adult SF novel, assuming you believe he didn't invent it. Defined time loop/time paradox stories with ''Literature/AllYouZombies''.
* Creator/LillianHellman
* Creator/ErnestHemingway: Those who consider PurpleProse as the cardinal writing sin can take refuge in his work.
* Creator/FrankHerbert, author of the epic [[/index]]''Franchise/{{Dune}}''[[index]] series and more.
** His intellectual property is now under the auspices of Creator/HerbertPropertiesLLC, with Brian Herbert writing additional books.
* Creator/CarlHiaasen
* Creator/JoeHill
* Creator/SandraHill
* Creator/JimCHines
* Creator/KennethHite
* Creator/RobinHobb: Author of the Low Fantasy trilogy-of-trilogies the ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings''
* Creator/EdwardDHoch
* Creator/MCAHogarth
* Creator/EllenHopkins
* Creator/RobertEHoward: Widely regarded as the father of the SwordAndSorcery genre, he was the creator of ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Literature/SolomonKane'' (long before he was a comic book character), ''[[[[/index]]Literature/{{Kull}}[[index]] Kull the Conqueror]]'', and ''Literature/BranMakMorn'', as well as making contributions to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. Along with J.R.R. Tolkien, he is one of the most influential figures in modern fantasy.
* Creator/LRonHubbard
* Creator/ErinHunter: Pseudonym created by American company [=HarperCollins=] used by seven women, two of whom are American; author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''Literature/SeekerBears'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' series.
* Creator/EvanHunter, a.k.a. [=Ed McBain=]
* Creator/JohnIrving
* Creator/DavidIves
* Creator/ShirleyJackson, best known for her creepy but influential story "Literature/TheLottery".
* Creator/NKJemisin
* Creator/GaryJennings : American author of HistoricalFiction.
* [[Tropers/{{Sdouglasjohnson}} S. Douglas Johnson]]
* Creator/CleolindaJones
* Creator/JamesJones: Lived through the worst of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and wrote prolifically about it.
* Creator/EricaJong: Author of feminist erotica, best known for the term [[PrecisionFStrike "zipless fuck"]].
* Creator/WilliamJoyce
* Creator/JulieKagawa
* Creator/JanetKagan
* Creator/MorganKalka
* Creator/LaurenKate
* Creator/HarryStephenKeeler: Prolific writer of very odd books.
* Creator/BrianKeene
* Creator/WilliamHKeithJr: Prolific author of science and military fiction.
* Creator/JackKerouac: Spiritual father of the Beatnik counterculture movement.
* Creator/KenKesey: Author of ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. Also major player in 1960s psychedelic culture.
* Creator/JackKetchum: American horror author.
* Creator/AlexanderKey
* Creator/StephenKing: Hugely successful author of modern horror and fantasy.
* Creator/JamesKirkwood
* Creator/ChuckKlosterman
* Creator/RichardKnaak
* Creator/DamonKnight
* Creator/DeanKoontz: Not quite so popular as Stephen King, but still, a successful author of modern horror and fantasy.
* Creator/MaryRobinetteKowal: Sci-fi/fantasy author, puppeteer, blogger. friend of Creator/JohnScalzi, Cory Doctorow, and many others (she has served in several leadership capacities in the SFWA). Author of ''Literature/ShadesOfMilkAndHoney'' and its sequels, as well as ''Literature/TheTransfiguredLady''.
* Creator/TomKratman: Writes [[[[/index]]MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness[[index]] fairly hard]] MilitaryScienceFiction, usually with politics rather prominently featured in them. Has started to play in contemporary military fiction, with his ''Literature/{{Countdown}}'' series.
* Creator/NancyKress
* Creator/MichaelKurland: Writes mystery and speculative fiction.
* Creator/KatherineKurtz: Writes historical fantasy, most notably the ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' novels.
* Creator/EllenKushner: Fantasy author
* Creator/HenryKuttner: Science fiction and fantasy author
* Creator/MercedesLackey: Does fantasy (''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'') and Urban Fantasy.
* Creator/RALafferty
* [[Creator/LouisLAmour Louis L'Amour]]: Western novelist.
* Creator/LJagiLamplighter: Fantasy writer
* Creator/RingLardner: Best known as a sportswriter, his 1916 book ''You Know Me Al'' is considered one of the high-water marks in American humor.
* Creator/ErikLarson
* Creator/KeithLaumer
* Creator/RichardLaymon: Prolific splatter-horror author from 1980 to 2000
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, prolific and influential science fiction writer and feminist.
* Creator/DennisLehane, best known for ''Literature/MysticRiver'' and ''Literature/ShutterIsland''.
* Creator/FritzLeiber
* Creator/MurrayLeinster: Prolific science fiction author, pioneer of AlternateHistory fiction, coiner of the term "FirstContact", and predicter of the Internet.
* Creator/MadeleineLEngle
* Creator/ElmoreLeonard: The Lay's Potato Chip of crime fiction -- you can't read just one. His terse prose and chatty dialog make for effortlessly enjoyable reading.
* Creator/JonathanLethem
* Creator/MarkLevin Best known as a talk radio host, but has written numerous non-fiction best sellers.
* Creator/GailCarsonLevine
* Creator/DavidLevithan
* Creator/SinclairLewis
* Creator/ThomasLigotti
* Radio/RushLimbaugh Best known as a talk radio host, but wrote a couple of best-selling commentaries in the 1990s, and a very successful series of children's novels in the 2010s.
* Creator/TaoLin
* Creator/JaneLindskold
* Creator/BentleyLittle
* Creator/HughLofting
* Creator/FrankBelknapLong
* Creator/HPLovecraft: "Weird fiction" author who had a major impact on the horror genre; created the CosmicHorrorStory, and changed how we see "monsters".
* Creator/DavidLubar: Young adult fiction writer.
* Creator/MarioLucero
* Creator/RobertLudlum
* Creator/RAMacAvoy
* Creator/ElliotSMaggin
* Creator/NormanMailer
* Creator/LeonardMaltin: Film critic and animation historian; author of ''Maltin's Movie Guide'' and ''Leonard Maltin's Classic Film Guide''.
* Creator/DavidMamet: Pretty fuckin' good playwright/screenwriter.
* Creator/GeorgeMann: British {{Steampunk}} writer.
* Creator/BillMantlo: Comic book author of ''Literature/RomSpaceknight'' and ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}''
* Creator/RJeanMathieu
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin: Famous for ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He also helped kick-start the ''Literature/WildCards'' series.
* Creator/MelissaMarr
* Creator/GailZMartin: EpicFantasy and UrbanFantasy, mainly. Co-wrote the ''Literature/JackDesmetAdventures'' with husband Larry N. Martin.
* Creator/LisaMason
* Creator/RichardMatheson
* Creator/JulianMay
* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey: Author of the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series.
* Creator/RobertRMcCammon : Author of ''Literature/SwanSong'' and ''Literature/BoysLife'', among many other novels.
* Creator/CormacMcCarthy
* Creator/ScottMcCloud
* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel
* Creator/JackMcDevitt
* Creator/SeananMcGuire
* Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip
* Creator/RobinMcKinley
* Creator/PatrickMcManus
* Creator/CarltonMellickIII: Author of ''Literature/SatanBurger'', which inspired the BizarroFiction literary movement
* Creator/HLMencken
* Creator/ScottMeyer
* Creator/StephenieMeyer: Creator of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* Creator/MissManners: Pen name of etiquette expert Judith Martin
* Creator/FernMichaels
* Creator/MelisaMichaels
* Creator/ArthurMiller
* Creator/LEModesittJR
* Creator/SarahMonette
* Creator/DevonMonk
* Creator/ElizabethMoon
* Creator/ChristopherMoore
* Creator/JohnMoore
* Creator/PerryMoore
* Creator/DanielKeysMoran
* Creator/ToniMorrison
* Creator/RobertMunsch
* Creator/MarkLVanName
* Creator/OgdenNash: poet, noted for wordplay and odd rhymes.
* Creator/EugeneONeill: acclaimed playwright
* Creator/LarryNiven: Author of ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' and the ''Known Space'' universe.
* Creator/AndreNorton
* Creator/FlanneryOConnor
* Creator/TawniODell
* Creator/NnediOkorafor: Born and raised in America, though both her parents are Nigerian and she often writes about Nigerian characters.
* Creator/ChuckPalahniuk
* Creator/ChristopherPaolini: ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.
* Creator/DorothyParker: Poet, screenwriter, comedian, journalist and short story author.
* Creator/KatherinePaterson: Children's book author.
* Creator/JamesPatterson: Thriller writer.
* Creator/SJPerelman: Humorist. Know that he wrote scripts for the Creator/MarxBrothers, and you get a pretty clear picture of his style.
* Creator/FrankPeretti: Author of Christian suspense/horror novels. Might be considered the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of the (Christian) genre, if not the [[TropeMaker founder]].
* Creator/JulieAnnePeters
* Creator/CTPhipps
* Creator/JodiPicoult
* Creator/TamoraPierce: Fantasy author known for inverting TheSmurfettePrinciple. Really likes writing quartets, although not so much lately.
* Creator/ChristopherPike
* Creator/DanielPinkwater
* Creator/HBeamPiper: Science fiction writer; worked out an extensive future history as well as several AlternateHistory stories. Committed suicide in 1964 because of financial problems. A check was literally in the mail.
* Creator/SylviaPlath
* Creator/EricPlume: The Amber Eckart Mysteries (''Literature/MarginPlay'' and ''Literature/NamingTheHangman'')
* Creator/FrederikPohl
* Creator/JerryPournelle
* Creator/TimPowers
* Creator/DPPrior
* Creator/StevenHPropp
* Creator/WHPugmire
* Creator/MarkhamShawPyle: Historian, critic, and (for our purposes) annotator of literary classics.
* Creator/ThomasPynchon
* Creator/ElleryQueen
* Creator/JuliaQuinn: Regency romance novelist.
* Creator/SeaburyQuinn
* Creator/NathanRabin: Film critic and head writer for [[[[/index]]Website/TheOnion[[index]] The AV Club]]
* Creator/MelanieRawn
* Creator/RobertReed
* Creator/RuthanneReid
* Creator/JenniferDianeReitz
* Creator/MikeResnick
* Creator/AnneRice
* Creator/ChristopherRice
* Creator/JohnRidley
* Creator/JohnRingo: Started with MilitaryScienceFiction works (the first book of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' was his authorial debut), but has branched out to other genres, including {{fantasy}} (urban and traditional) and adventure stories.
* Creator/RickRiordan
* Creator/TomRobbins
* Creator/NoraRoberts: Synonymous with well-written romance.
* Creator/PhilipRoth
* Creator/PatrickRothfuss
* Creator/GregRucka: crime novelist, also noted for his work on Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman and his own comic book titles, such as ''ComicBook/{{Whiteout}}'' and ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''.
* Creator/MattRuff
* Creator/DamonRunyon
* Creator/KristineKathrynRusch (also pen names Creator/KrisRusch, Creator/KrisNelscott, Creator/KristineGrayson, Creator/SandySchofield [joint works with husband Creator/DeanWesleySmith], and Creator/KathrynWesley)
* Creator/FredSaberhagen
* Creator/LouisSachar
* Creator/CarlSagan
* Creator/LilithSaintcrow
* Creator/JDSalinger
* Creator/CarlSandburg
* Creator/JohnSandford
* Creator/BrandonSanderson
* Creator/JohnScalzi
* Creator/EricSchlosser
* Creator/RichardScarry
* Creator/JamesHSchmitz
* Creator/DavidSedaris
* Creator/DrSeuss: The definitive picture-book author.
* Creator/RogerSharpe
* Creator/RichardSharpeShaver
* Creator/LisaShearin
* Creator/RobertSheckley
* Creator/SidneySheldon: His tales of treachery amongst TheBeautifulElite made his books blockbusters from TheSeventies through the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Music/SamShepard: Cowboy playwright
* Creator/JosephaSherman
* Creator/RobertSilverberg
* Creator/ShelSilverstein
* Creator/CliffordSimak: one of the best SF writers.
* Creator/DanSimmons: Former public-school English teacher turned writer, he is responsible for the sci-fi epic, ''The Literature/HyperionCantos'', as well as ''Literature/{{Ilium}}''. ''Olympos'', ''The Terror'', and most recently ''Drood'' -- among many others.
* Creator/LinneaSinclair
* Creator/GeneSiskel
* Creator/WilliamSleator
* Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith: Known best for his dark fantasy short stories, but also wrote horror, science fiction, and poetry.
* Creator/CordwainerSmith: Classic author of Science Fiction, also wrote the first definitive book on modern psychological warfare. His style is a generally excerpts from the DaysOfFuturePast, and is nearly all set in his TheVerse 'verse: The Instrumentality of Mankind. Philosophically, he fused Christian symbolism with Chinese philosophy. Creator/StudioGainax have an affinity for his work and keep naming things after it.
* Creator/EEDocSmith, author of the ''Lensman'' series. One of the first major science fiction writers. Ultimately responsible for, or provided some of the earliest descriptions of, a fair amount of the weaponry and gadgetry seen in modern SF, and some in reality as well.
* Creator/LJSmith, author of ''Literature/NightWorld'', ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'', and ''The Secret Circle''.
* Creator/RolandSmith
* Creator/MargaretSnyder
* Creator/WenSpencer
* Creator/MickeySpillane: Pulp crime author and creator of private eye Literature/MikeHammer.
* Creator/NormanSpinrad
* Creator/JessicaSpotswood
* Creator/RykESpoor
* Creator/MichaelStackpole
* Creator/RobertStanek
* Creator/JohnSteakley
* Creator/AllenSteele
* Creator/JohnSteinbeck: Pulitzer and Noble Peace Prize-winning author of many books such as ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' commonly used in SchoolStudyMedia. Influential in both his views and writing style. Responsible for traumatizing generations of schoolchildren forever more.
* Creator/DanielleSteel
* Creator/NealStephenson: Cyberpunk author, TropeMaker of TheMetaverse
* Creator/BruceSterling
* Creator/CarolineStevermer: Historical fantasy, author of ''A College of Magics'' and co-author of ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia''
* Creator/RickSteves: American author of European travel books. Hosts a TV series on Creator/{{PBS}}.
* Creator/MaggieStiefvater
* Creator/RLStine
* Creator/SMStirling
* Creator/MattStover: Writer of ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine'' series as well as many fine ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon: SpeculativeFiction writer, and the man who gave us SturgeonsLaw.
* Creator/MichaelSwanwick
* Creator/AmyTan
* Creator/DonnaTartt
* Creator/TravisSTaylor: Super science genius with two doctorates, three master's, and one bachelor's degree, all in hard science and engineering. Also writes Sci-Fi.
* Creator/WilliamTenn: Prolific writer of 1950s and 1960s science-fiction short stories.
* Creator/SheriSTepper
* Creator/CateTiernan Young Adult fantasy author, best known as the author of ''Literature/{{Sweep}}''.
* Creator/ChuckTingle: Writer of niche erotica.
* Creator/JimThompson: Pulp writer known for his hard-boiled style and bleak worldview. Known for works such as ''The Killer Inside Me'', ''The Grifters'', ''Pop. 1280'', and ''After Dark, My Sweet''. Many of his books have been adapted for film.
* Creator/HunterSThompson: Madcap drug-addled journalist best known for writing ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. One of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' magazine took off instead of folding early like many other magazines of the time.
* Creator/JamesThurber
* Creator/BarbaraTuchman: A historian who gave great examples of real-life idiotic tropes. Her ''March of Folly'' is especially noteworthy in that respect.
* Creator/HarryTurtledove: Alternative-fiction author probably best-known for his Timeline 191 series.
* Creator/AndrewVachss
* Creator/CatherynneMValente: TropeNamer of {{Mythpunk}}.
* Creator/ChrisVanAllsburg: Picture book author and illustrator.
* Creator/JackVance: Author of the stories of The Dying Earth, which served as the inspiration for the magic system of D&D, called "Vancian magic". Also wrote several SF series, and stand-alones.
* Creator/JohnVarley
* Creator/BrianKVaughan
* Creator/GoreVidal
* Creator/VernorVinge
* Creator/KurtVonnegut
* Creator/SarahVowell
* Creator/KarlEdwardWagner
* Creator/HowardWaldrop
* Creator/DavidFosterWallace
* Creator/AnneBWalsh
* Creator/MariaElenaWalsh
* Creator/MatthewWaterhouse
* Creator/JohnWaters
* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans
* Creator/DavidWeber
* Creator/MargaretWeis: co-creator of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting and co-author of a number of books in that setting. Also author of numerous other fantasy novels.
* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman
* Creator/DanWells
* Creator/MarthaWells
* Creator/RobisonWells
* Creator/RosemaryWells: Prolific picture book author of ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'', ''Bunny Planet'' and many others; occasionally writes titles for older audiences
* Creator/KDWentworth
* Creator/MaeWest
* Creator/ScottWesterfeld
* Creator/MelissaWiley
* Creator/TadWilliams
* Creator/TennesseeWilliams
* Creator/WalterJonWilliams
* Creator/WilliamCarlosWilliams
* Creator/JackWilliamson
* Creator/ConnieWillis
* Creator/RobertAntonWilson: Master of the MindScrew
* Creator/GaryWolf: Author of ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' and ''Literature/SpaceVulture''
* Creator/GeneWolfe: Author of ''The Book of the New Sun'' and other works.
* Creator/CornellWoolrich
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede
* Creator/JohnCWright
* Creator/JannyWurts
* Creator/LaurenceYep
* Creator/JaneYolen
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky
* Creator/TimothyZahn
* Creator/RogerZelazny: Poetic sci-fi and fantasy writer: ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', ''Literature/DamnationAlley'', ''Literature/LordOfLight'' and ''Literature/DoorwaysInTheSand''. Winner of 6 Hugos, 3 Nebulas, and 2 Locus Awards, among other awards.
* Creator/MaureenJohnson
* Creator/BrianFrancisSlattery
* Creator/ScottWolter
* Creator/VictoriaSchwab: Author of ''Literature/ADarkerShadeOfMagic''.
* Creator/JeanJohnson: Primarily a ParanormalRomance author, she's branched off into MilitaryScienceFiction.
* Creator/XXXPerimentalLinguistXXXTraordinary: Genreless Auteur: ''Literature/TalesOfTheSpaceSouth''
* Creator/JennaMoreci

!!Argentinian
* Creator/JorgeLuisBorges: (August 24, 1899 June 14, 1986), Writer, essayist, and poet. He helped to create the genre of "MagicalRealism" with his woks like ''The Aleph'' and ''Ficciones''.
* Creator/JulioCortazar
* Creator/AlejandroDolina
* Creator/RobertoFontanarrosa
* Creator/AngelicaGorodischer
* Creator/MauroMantella
* Creator/ErnestoSabato
* Creator/MariaElenaWalsh
* Creator/RodolfoWalsh


!!Australian
* Creator/GraemeBase
* Creator/MaryGrantBruce
* Creator/TrudiCanavan
* Creator/IsobelleCarmody
* Creator/ChrisComerford
* Creator/StephenDedman
* Creator/GregEgan
* Creator/KerryGreenwood
* Creator/CliveJames
* Creator/PaulJennings
* Creator/RobinKlein
* Creator/DaveLuckett
* Creator/MelinaMarchetta
* Creator/JulietMarillier
* Creator/GarthNix
* Creator/BanjoPaterson
* Creator/MatthewReilly
* Creator/JoelShepherd
* Creator/EthelTurner
* Creator/ShaunTan
* Creator/TonyWheeler: Author of travel books. Co-founder of Lonely Planet.
* Creator/SeanWilliams

!!Austrian
* Creator/ChristineNostlinger
* Creator/LudwigWittgenstein

!!Belgian
* Creator/GeorgesSimenon, prolific Belgian-French writer of pulp novels, detective fiction and psychological fiction, creator of Inspector Maigret.

!!Brazilian
* Creator/PauloCoelho
* Creator/RaphaelDraccon
* Creator/LuisFernandoVerissimo

!!British (United Kingdom)
* Creator/DanAbnett: Comic book writer for 2000AD and Marvel (along with a few DC pieces), who is also known for writing a number of Warhammer 40,000 novels, particularly the Literature/GauntsGhosts series.
* Creator/DouglasAdams: author of ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' in its many, many mediums.
* Creator/RichardAdams
* Creator/BrianWAldiss
* Creator/MartinAmis
* Creator/IainBanks: major science fiction author, known for grand SpaceOpera -- particularly his ''Literature/TheCulture'' novels.
* Creator/CliveBarker
* Creator/StephenBaxter
* Creator/AlanBennett
* Creator/AlgernonBlackwood
* Creator/RobertBloch
* Creator/RobertBolt
* Creator/EnidBlyton - possibly the most prolific and famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) children's authors ever.
* Creator/MadeleineBrent, author of romantic suspense novels
* Creator/RaymondBriggs
* Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre
* [[Creator/DKBroster D.K. Broster]]
* Creator/JohnBrunner
* Creator/AnthonyBurgess
* Creator/AlastairCampbell
* Creator/AngelaCarter
* Creator/GKChesterton: English writer who is ''the'' Christian apologist to know, probably second in popularity only to Creator/CSLewis. Known primarily for his witty essays and use of paradoxical statements, but also for his "Father Brown" Mysteries.
* Creator/AgathaChristie: Epitomises the classic age of mystery fiction. See her [[Bibliography/AgathaChristie bibliography]] also.
* Creator/JohnChristopher
* Creator/ArthurCClarke
* Creator/JackieCollins: author of many bestselling soap opera novels about [[TheBeautifulElite rich, beautiful people]].
* Creator/JohnConnolly: Writer of ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'', the Charlie Parker series, the Samuel Johnson trilogy, horror short stories and a co-authored sci-fi series, among other projects.
* Creator/StormConstantine
* Creator/SusanCooper: ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising''
* Creator/PaulCornell: Writer for the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures, creator of Franchise/BerniceSummerfield and also did a few Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics.
* Creator/BernardCornwell
* Creator/BenCounter
* Creator/AleisterCrowley: Author of ''Moonchild'', founder of the magical and religious school of Thelema, and seminal contributor to modern occult thought. Put the "k" in "magick", to the chagrin of many.
* Creator/RoaldDahl: A highly influential children's author, known for his macabre sense of humour. After all, "Violence accompanied by wit is much loved."
* Creator/AndrewDavies
* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins: Author of several scientific books, and the well-known ''The God Delusion''. Known for his political activism on behalf of atheism.
* Creator/LouisDeBernieres
* Creator/LenDeighton: British spy writer and historian.
* Creator/PeterDickinson
* Creator/TerranceDicks: Prolific [[[[/index]]Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations [[index]]Doctor Who novelisation]] author
* Creator/DougalDixon: Set the stage for speculative biology.
* Creator/GeraldDurrell: Naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, and the author of many books (most of them being autobiographical).
* Creator/JTEdson: Prolific British author of Westerns.
* Creator/WarrenEllis: Vitriolic comic book writer best-known for writing the ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' series.
* Creator/BenElton
* Creator/GarthEnnis: co-created the ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' comic book series and revived ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' line.
* Creator/ShanaFesta
* Creator/RhiannonFrater
* Creator/JasperFforde
* Creator/NicholasFisk
* Creator/IanFleming: Creator of Franchise/JamesBond '''and''' ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
* Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser: Creator of ''Literature/{{Flashman}}''
* Creator/DickFrancis: British jockey and crime/mystery writer
* Creator/FrederickForsyth
* Creator/StephenFry
* Creator/NeilGaiman: Creator of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' as well as accomplished novelist and screenplay writer.
* Creator/AlanGarner
* Creator/DavidGemmell
* Creator/MaryGentle
* Creator/SimonRGreen
* Creator/GrahamGreene
* Creator/PhilippaGregory
* Creator/PeterFHamilton: Author of Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy, Greg Mandel, Commonwealth Saga and Void Trilogies.
* Creator/SophieHannah: Crime-psychological author.
* Creator/FrancesHardinge
* Creator/LPHartley
* Creator/RalphHayesJr
* Creator/JamesHerbert
* Creator/JamesHerriot -- The archetypal KindlyVet.
* Creator/GeorgetteHeyer: Does Regency Romance. Heavily inspired by Creator/JaneAusten.
* Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson
* Creator/TomHolt
* Creator/AnthonyHorowitz
* Creator/StephenHunt
* Creator/ErinHunter: Pseudonym used by seven women, most of whom are from the UK; author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''Literature/SeekerBears'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' series.
* Creator/EvaIbbotson
* Creator/DavidIcke: Conspiracy theorist.
* Creator/EricIdle
* Creator/KazuoIshiguro Japan-born but England-raised; best known for ''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' and ''Literature/NeverLetMeGo''.
* Creator/MontagueRhodesJames
* Creator/RobinJarvis
* Creator/DianaWynneJones
* Creator/TerryJones: Former Monty Python member who wrote novels about medieval topics as well as children's fantasy novels.
* Creator/MarkKermode
* Creator/DickKingSmith
* Creator/RudyardKipling: Widely prolific Indian-born author and poet, best known for ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' and a good deal of poetry.
* Creator/JenniferKirk
* Creator/GeorgeKnight: English author of GhostFiction.
* Creator/ZoeKirkRobinson
* Creator/DavidLangford
* Creator/NigellaLawson: Journalist, restaurant critic, food writer and author of several bestselling cookery books.
* Creator/JohnLeCarre: Master of the Cold War spy thriller, he was instrumental in creating the spy anti-hero in counterpoint to the high-adventure James Bond-type spy. Notable works include ''The Spy Who Came In From The Cold'', ''The Tailor Of Panama'', and ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy''.
* Creator/TanithLee
* Creator/CSLewis: best known for writing ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and ''TheScrewtapeLetters''. A good friend of Creator/JRRTolkien, with whom he had a friendly rivalry.
* Creator/BrianLumley
* Creator/{{Alistair MacLean}}
* Creator/{{Ken MacLeod}}
* Creator/TimMarquitz
* Creator/JohnMasefield
* Creator/PhilMasters
* Creator/GrahamMasterton
* Creator/WSomersetMaugham
* Creator/TuckerMax
* Creator/{{Ian McDonald}}
* Creator/{{Graham McNeill}}
* Creator/ChinaMieville
* Creator/MartinMillar
* Creator/AAMilne
* Creator/MeiLinMiranda
* Creator/SandyMitchell: Pseudonym used by author of the Literature/CiaphasCain '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''' novels.
* Creator/RichardKMorgan: Sci-fi and fantasy writer. Also known for his work on the 2012 VideoGame/{{Syndicate}} reboot and VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 2.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock
* Creator/AlanMoore: Comic book writer and novelist. Best known for his work on ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' as well as his stories such as the ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'', and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Creator/HectorHughMunro (Saki)
* Creator/VSNaipaul: Born and raised in UsefulNotes/TrinidadAndTobago, but has lived his adult life in England. Booker Prize in 1971, Literature Nobel in 2001.
* Creator/ENesbit
* Creator/PatrickNess: Moved to England at 28 years old.
* Creator/KimNewman
* Creator/GeorgeOrwell: Political writer and journalist. Creator of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Has contributed several well-known phrases to the English language, including "Orwellian" as a byword for authoritarianism and censorship. TropeNamer for [[/index]]BigBrotherIsWatching[[index]].
* Creator/KJParker
* Creator/EllisPeters
* Creator/HaroldPinter
* Creator/AlanPlater: Wrote ''Literature/{{Misterioso}}'' (1987) and ''[[Literature/OliversTravels Oliver's Travels]]'' (1994).
* Creator/MarcPlatt
* Creator/BeatrixPotter: Writer and illustrator of much-loved morality tales for children, including a series revolving around the feisty [[/index]]CivilizedAnimal[[index]] Peter Rabbit.
* Creator/AnthonyPrice
* Creator/ChristopherPriestNovelist The British author, as distinct from the American comic book writer of the same name.
* Creator/TerryPratchett: Author of the Literature/{{Discworld}} series.
* Creator/PhilipPullman, author of the controversial fantasy series ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
* Creator/RobertRankin: Author of self-described "Far-fetched fiction".
* Creator/MaryRenault
* Creator/RuthRendell
* Creator/AlastairReynolds: Sci-fi/SpaceOpera author, creator of the ''Revelation Space'' universe.
* Creator/DerekRobinson
* Creator/MichaelRosen
* Creator/JKRowling: The creator of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Creator/SalmanRushdie
* Creator/BertrandRussell: Tremendously influential philosopher and mathematician who focused on essay writing in his later years, and apparently kicked enough ass at it to win the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature. Famous for his vigorous skepticism and anti-war work.
* Creator/EricFrankRussell
* Creator/EdwardRutherfurd
* Creator/{{Saki}} (pen name of H.H. Munro)
* Creator/DorothyLSayers
* Creator/RafaelSabatini
* Creator/SiegfriedSassoon
* Creator/TomSharpe
* Creator/MichaelMarshallSmith
* Creator/MurielSpark: Known best for ''Literature/ThePrimeOfMissJeanBrodie''
* Creator/NicholasSparks
* Creator/WenSpencer
* Creator/OlafStapledon
* Creator/MaryStewart
* Creator/TomStoppard
* Creator/CharlesStross: writer of ''Accelerando'' and other works concerning posthumanism (as well as Franchise/JamesBond crossed with the Franchise/CthulhuMythos).
* Creator/RosemarySutcliff: writer of historical fiction; best known for ''Literature/TheEagleOfTheNinth''.
* Creator/JamesSwallow
* Creator/JosephineTey
* Creator/DylanThomas
* Creator/JRRTolkien: Oxford professor and linguist who created the Middle-Earth legendarium, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The father of modern fantasy. Good friends with Creator/CSLewis.
* Creator/KarenTraviss
* Creator/EllestonTrevor, who wrote under several pseudonyms, including Adam Hall (author of the ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' espionage novels)
* Creator/DannyWallace
* Creator/JoWalton
* Creator/EvelynWaugh
* Creator/CatherineWebb
* Creator/IrvineWelsh
* Creator/GMWWemyss: British critic, essayist, historian, and novelist.
* Creator/DennisWheatley
* Creator/RobertWestall
* Creator/CharlesWilliams
* Creator/ColinWilson
* Creator/JacquelineWilson: Popular author of children's and teenage fiction.
* Creator/LudwigWittgenstein: Became a British citizen in 1939.
* Creator/PGWodehouse: Prolific and enormously entertaining comic writer, helped shape the image of the GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* Creator/VirginiaWoolf: Modernist, famous for her feminist politics and being the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] for "stream of consciousness" writing.
* Creator/JohnWyndham
* [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow [=ThatPersonYouMightKnow=]]]


!!Canadian
* Creator/RebeccaJAnderson
* Creator/KelleyArmstrong
* Creator/JanineBrodie
* Creator/EleanorCameron
* Creator/DouglasCoupland
* Creator/JulieECzerneda
* Creator/CharlesDeLint
* Creator/CoryDoctorow
* Creator/BarbaraGowdy
* Creator/LawrenceHill
* Creator/TanyaHuff
* Creator/DanielleLJensen
* Creator/GuyGavrielKay
* Creator/ScottKeith.
* Creator/GordonKorman (Writes high school books populated with CrazyAwesome characters.)
* Creator/MargaretLaurence: Award-winning Canadian author.
* Creator/RobinLaws
* Creator/LMMontgomery
* Creator/AnnMarieMacDonald : Canadian author and playwright.
* Creator/SpiderRobinson (Science Fiction writer who gives Piers Anthony a run for his money when it comes to the puns).
* Creator/KarlSchroeder
* Creator/PatrickSenecal (horror/mystery/suspense suthor from Quebec)
* Creator/MichaelSlade : Author of horror/crime fiction, often called the "Canadian Stephen King.
* Creator/HarmaMaeSmit
* Creator/MargaretAtwood
* Creator/MelanieWatt (Author and illustrator of numerous children's picture books)
* Creator/PeterWatts
* [[Creator/MasonWilliams Mason "Tailsteak" Williams]]
* Creator/RobertCharlesWilson
* Creator/MordecaiRichler (Author of darkly humourous books, with characters drawn from the Montreal Jewish community and beyond.)
* Creator/WPKinsella
* Creator/AEVanVogt (another sci-fi writer with a thing for ugly monsters, corrupt monarchies, and Aristotelian philosophy.)
* Creator/AliceMunro: Short story author and winner of the 2013 UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature
* Creator/RobertJSawyer : Sci-fi writer whose work often explores issues with artificial intelligence and consciousness.
* Creator/RichardRohmer
* Creator/StevenErikson: [[FantasyLiterature Fantasy]] writer.

!!Chilean
* Creator/IsabelAllende
* Creator/RobertoBolano
* Creator/GabrielaMistral
* Creator/PabloNeruda

!!Chinese
%%Surname comes first
* Creator/JinYong: Prolific author, and one of, if not ''the'' biggest author in the genre of {{Wuxia}}.
* Creator/LuXun: Founder of modern Chinese literature.

!!Colombian
* Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez: Man whose name is engraved in MagicRealism.

!!Czech (Bohemian Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic)
* Creator/EduardBass
* Creator/PetrBezruc
* Creator/EgonBondy
* Creator/JosefCapek
* Creator/KarelCapek: Author of various genres, best known for philosophical and speculative fiction. Indirectly coined the word ''robot'' in its modern meaning, in his play ''Theatre/{{RUR}}''.
* Creator/JakubDeml
* Creator/RadkaDenemarkova
* Creator/ViktorDyk
* Creator/JaroslavDurych
* Creator/LadislavFuks
* Creator/FrantisekGellner
* Creator/JarmilaGlazarova
* Creator/FrantisekHalas
* Creator/JaroslavHasek
* Creator/VaclavHavel: Playwright, known for his absurd drama. He was a prominent figure in dissent and became the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia.
* Creator/JaroslavHavlicek
* Creator/DanielaHodrova
* Creator/VladimirHolan
* Creator/MiroslavHolub
* Creator/JosefHora
* Creator/BohumilHrabal
* Creator/FrantiekHrubin
* Creator/ZdenekJirotka
* Creator/FranzKafka: Author of surrealist literature. Considered a rather influential writer despite completing and publishing very little. Best known for ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' and ''The Trial''.
* Creator/JiriKarasek
* Creator/IvanKlima
* Creator/LadislavKlima
* Creator/JiriKolar
* Creator/PavelKohout
* Creator/JiriKratochvil
* Creator/JiriKulhanek: Author of vampire fiction
* Creator/ArnostLustig
* Creator/StanislavKostkaNeuman
* Creator/VitezslavNezval
* Creator/JiriOrten
* Creator/VladimirParal
* Creator/OtaPavel
* Creator/KarelPolacek
* Creator/BohuslavReynek
* Creator/JaroslavSeifert
* Creator/JanSkacel
* Creator/JosefSkvorecky
* Creator/FranaSramek
* Creator/KarelToman
* Creator/JachymTopol
* Creator/JosefTopol
* Creator/MilosUrban
* Creator/JosefVachal
* Creator/LudvikVaculik
* Creator/VladislavVancura
* Creator/MichalViewegh
* Creator/RichardWeiner
* Creator/JanWerich
* Creator/JiriWolker
* Creator/JanZahradnicek
* Creator/VilemZavada
* Creator/TomasZmeskal

!!Danish
* Creator/SvenHassel
* Creator/HenrikDrescher, author of Literature/PatTheBeastie.

!!Dutch
* Creator/TheaBeckman

!!French
* Creator/AlbertCamus, existentialist and absurdist writer. His best-known novel is ''Literature/TheStranger''.
* Creator/ReneBarjavel, science-fiction and anticipation writer
* Creator/RolandBarthes, literary critic and academic, pioneer of structuralism and post-structuralism.
* Creator/FrancisCarsac, geologist and science fiction writer
* Creator/JacquesDerrida, pioneer of the concept of {{Deconstruction}}
* Creator/MarcelProust, author of ''A La Recherche du Temps Perdu'' (English title: ''Remembrance of Things Past'')
* Creator/AntoineDeSaintExupery, author of ''Literature/TheLittlePrince''
* Creator/JeanPaulSartre
* Creator/BernardWerber, author of ''Les Fourmis''
* Creator/MilanKundera, born Czech but a citizen of France who considers himself a French writer, known for ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being.''


!!German
* Creator/BertoltBrecht
* Creator/MichaelEnde
* Creator/CorneliaFunke
* Creator/HermannHesse: Nobel Prize winning author of books like ''Siddhartha'', ''Steppenwolf'', ''Demian'', and ''Literature/TheGlassBeadGame''.
* Creator/{{Janosch}}
* Creator/MarcUweKling
* Creator/WalterMoers
* Creator/RainerMariaRilke
* Creator/GudrunPausewang
* Creator/SerdarSomuncu
* Creator/SimonBorowiak

!!Grenadian
* Creator/TobiasBuckell

!!Icelandic
* Creator/SigridurThorgeirsdottir
* Creator/SvavaJakobsdóttir (Author of ''Literature/TheSagaOfGunnlod''. Won the Henrik Steffens Award in 1997.)
* Creator/VilborgDagbjartsdóttir

!!Indian
* Creator/JhumpaLahiri (Indian-American writer, writes mostly about Indian immigrants to America)
* Creator/SalmanRushdie

!!Irish
* Creator/MaeveBinchy
* Creator/EoinColfer
* Creator/JohnConnolly
* Creator/LordDunsany: Early and prolific fantasy author best known for ''Literature/TheGodsOfPegana''. Highly admired by Creator/HPLovecraft and also influenced authors ranging from Tolkien to Gaiman.
* Creator/JamesJoyce: Not too shabby: in 1998, ''Modern Library'' ranked ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' No. 1, and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' No. 3, on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
* Creator/PaulKearney, fantasy author, often compared to Creator/DavidGemmell.
* Creator/MarianKeyes: pioneer of ChickLit.
* Creator/DerekLandy
* Creator/SpikeMilligan
* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw, prolific writer of plays and social activist.
* Creator/PaulAnthonyShortt, urban fantasy author.

!!Israeli
* Creator/EphraimKishon

!!Italian
* Creator/ItaloCalvino
* Creator/UmbertoEco
* Creator/PieroScaruffi

!!Japanese
* Creator/FumikoEnchi
* Creator/{{Gamma}}
* Creator/GenUrobuchi
* Creator/HarukiMurakami
* Creator/KazumaKamachi
* Creator/MurasakiYukiya
* Creator/ShigesatoItoi - he's published quite a few books, but it's not his primary profession.
* Creator/ShuheiFujisawa
* Creator/ShusakuEndo
* Creator/YoshikiTanaka
* Creator/YukioMishima

!!New Zealand
* Creator/BarryCrump
* Creator/BJKWhite
* Creator/MargaretMahy
* Creator/CherryWilder

!!Norwegian
* Creator/GerdBrantenberg
* Creator/MariMoenHolsve
* Creator/RubenEliassen

!!Peruvian
* Creator/MarioVargasLlosa

!!Polish
* Creator/JacekDukaj
* Creator/StanislawLem
* Creator/AndrzejSapkowski

!!Russian
* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov
* Creator/IsaacBabel: Writer of short stories, notably the cycles ''Tales from Odessa'' and ''Red Cavalry''.
* Creator/AndreiBelyanin
* Creator/KirBulychev: Creator of ScienceFiction series such as ''Literature/AliceGirlFromTheFuture''.
* Creator/OlegDivov: Popular modern scifi author.
* Creator/YuliaLatynina
* Creator/AndreyLivadny
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko: ''Literature/NightWatch''.
* Creator/VladimirNabokov: Wrote a lot of stuff worth seeking out, but best known for "[[Literature/{{Lolita}} that novel with the pervy old guy]]".
* Creator/NickPerumov
* Creator/DmitryPuchkov
* Creator/AynRand: Philosopher and novelist.
* Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn
* The Creator/StrugatskyBrothers: Authors of Soviet ScienceFiction and satire.
* Creator/VladimirVasilyev: co-wrote the ''Day Watch'' with Lukyanenko, but is also the author of many original works.

!!Spanish
* Creator/FedericoGarciaLorca: Famous Andalusian playwright and poet full of angst. Killed right at the beginning of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar.

!!South African
* Creator/DaveFreer
* Creator/NadineGordimer Winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, and also notable as an anti-apartheid activist.
* Creator/AlanPaton Most famous for his first novel, ''Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry''. Also an anti-apartheid activist.
* Creator/WilburSmith

!!Swedish
* Creator/AstridLindgren
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt
* Creator/HakanNesser

!!Thai
* Creator/SPSomtow, a.k.a. Creator/SomtowSucharitkul
* Creator/PitiYindee, a.k.a. Creator/{{Mokamoka}}

!!West Indian
* Creator/AnthonyWinkler: Jamaican-born author and lecturer, he is the writer of several novels set in Jamaica, including ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Literature/ThePaintedCanoe,'' and his autobiographical work ''Literature/GoingHomeToTeach.''

!!Yugoslav
* Creator/DaniloKish
* Creator/IvoAndric
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[[folder:19th Century]]
!!American
* Creator/LouisaMayAlcott: Author of ''Literature/LittleWomen'' and several other novels, which in modern works would probably be considered YoungAdult Literature.
AuthorsOfThe19thCentury
* Creator/AmbroseBierce: Author of ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'' and contributor to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
AuthorsOfThe20thCentury
* Creator/RobertWChambers: Author of ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'', which inspired (and was subsumed into) the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
* Creator/JamesFenimoreCooper: The first American novelist to become a bestselling author worldwide and to influence the leading authors in Europe; father of the frontier novel and its offshoot, TheWestern (through his [[Literature/TheLeatherstockingTales Leatherstocking Tales]]), as well as of the [[SeaStories sea novel]].
* Creator/EmilyDickinson (poet)
* Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson
* Creator/NathanielHawthorne: best known for ''Literature/TheScarletLetter''
* Creator/OHenry, best known for his short fiction chock-full of [[TwistEnding twist endings]].
* Creator/HenryJames: Known for intimate, psychologically complex prose that helped lay a foundation for {{Modernism}}. Famous works include ''Literature/DaisyMiller'', ''Literature/WashingtonSquare'', ''PortraitOfALady'' and ''Literature/TheTurnOfTheScrew''.
* Creator/JackLondon: Best known for ''The Call of the Wild''.
* Creator/HermanMelville: Author of ''Literature/MobyDick'' and the short story "BartlebyTheScrivener".
* Creator/EdgarAllanPoe: Pretty much ''the'' horror story writer. Also wrote the first detective story.
* Creator/GeneStrattonPorter: Author of children's books.
* Creator/HenryDavidThoreau: Essayist and thinker, best known for ''{{Walden}}'' and CivilDisobedience.
* Creator/MarkTwain: Author and humorist. Best known for ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer'' and ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'', and for being endlessly quotable due to his rather... direct outlook on life. Other notable works include PuddnheadWilson and Literature/AConnecticutYankeeInKingArthursCourt
* Creator/HoratioAlgerJr: Author of ''Ragged Dick'' and many other similar stories; the TropeMaker for RagsToRiches.

!!Argentinian
* Creator/JoseHernandez
* Creator/DomingoFaustinoSarmiento
* Creator/EstebanEcheverria

!!Australian
* Creator/BanjoPaterson
* Creator/EthelTurner

!!Brazillian
* Creator/MachadoDeAssis

!!British Isles
* Creator/AlfredLordTennyson
* Creator/JaneAusten: A DeadpanSnarker who loved ConversationalTroping and would probably have been OneOfUs if born a few centuries later; most famously known for ''PrideAndPrejudice'' and ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility''.
* Creator/WilliamBlake
* The Brontë sisters:
** Creator/CharlotteBronte [[/index]] (author of ''Literature/JaneEyre'') [[index]]
** Creator/EmilyBronte [[/index]] (author of ''Literature/WutheringHeights'') [[index]]
** Creator/AnneBronte
* Creator/EdwardBulwerLytton [[/index]] (''"It was a dark and stormy night..."'') [[index]]
* Creator/LordByron [[/index]] (TropeNamer for ByronicHero)[[index]]
* Creator/LewisCarroll [[/index]] (Wrote ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', which probably inspired the first use of the critique [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs "What was he smoking?"]]) [[index]]
* Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge
* Creator/WilkieCollins: Author of ''Literature/TheMoonstone'', arguably the first detective novel in English literature, and ''Literature/TheWomanInWhite''.
* Creator/MarieCorelli: Author of ''Literature/ARomanceOfTwoWorlds'', a very important novel in the origin of the UsefulNotes/NewAge movement; and ''Literature/{{Ardath}}'', a masterpiece of WorldBuilding. She also wrote a lot of GothicHorror and AuthorTract works exposing unfairness towards women, drug addiction and alcoholism, the hypocrisy of social classes and child suicide (via the evils of CramSchool education). She believed in universal health care and women's right to vote. Like her friend Creator/{{Ouida}}, she was immensely popular and controversial.
* Creator/CharlesDickens: Voluminous English writer known for ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', ''Literature/OliverTwist'', ''Literature/GreatExpectations'', etc.; a great deal of his writings shine a spotlight on the social ills of his day.
* UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli (also known in his other career as a [[UsefulNotes/TheMenOfDowningStreet Prime Minister]])
* Sir Creator/ArthurConanDoyle: Creator of Literature/SherlockHolmes and Literature/ProfessorChallenger (from ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'').
* Creator/GeorgeEliot
* Creator/ElizabethGaskell
* Creator/HRiderHaggard: Author of adventure stories including ''Literature/KingSolomonsMines'' and ''Literature/{{She}}''
* Creator/ThomasHardy: English novelist and poet.
* Creator/JosephJacobs: FairyTale collector
* Creator/MontagueRhodesJames
* Creator/JohnKeats: Romantic poet with oodles of potential who popped his clogs at 25.
* Creator/RudyardKipling: Widely prolific Indian-born author and poet, best known for ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' and a good deal of poetry.
* Creator/AndrewLang: FairyTale collector
* Creator/GeorgeMacDonald
* Creator/ArthurMachen
* Creator/WSomersetMaugham: first published in 1897.
* Creator/WilliamMorris
* Creator/AmandaMcKittrickRos
* Creator/ENesbit
* Creator/{{Ouida}}: Author of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'', ''Literature/ADogOfFlanders'' and forty other novels and many short stories featuring exceedingly well-dressed (and often bisexual) heroes, innocent young people, sexy villains, sensuous villainesses and TearJerker tragedies. Monumentally popular as well as controversial, and a [[PetTheDog Kindhearted Dog Lover]].
* Creator/WalterScott: Author of ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', ''Literature/RobRoy'' and a pile of 'Scottish novels'. He was the first to write historical novels in Europe.
* Creator/RobertLouisStevenson : Author of ''Literature/TreasureIsland'', ''Kidnapped'' and other novels.
* Creator/BramStoker: Author of ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''.
* Creator/MaryShelley: Author of ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'' and mother of ScienceFiction.
* Creator/PercyByssheShelley: Husband of Mary Shelley, friend of Creator/LordByron. Poet.
* Creator/AnthonyTrollope
* Creator/HGWells: British science fiction writer, who, along with Jules Verne, practically invented the genre. ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' and ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' are probably his two best known works.
* Creator/OscarWilde: Author of ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray''. Known for his wit as well as his life's DownerEnding.
* Creator/WilliamWordsworth
* Creator/WilliamButlerYeats

!!Czech (Bohemian Kingdom, a part of the Habsburg Monarchy)
* Creator/KarelJaromirErben
* Creator/JanKollar
* Creator/VitezslavHalek
* Creator/KarelHavlicekBorovsky
* Creator/KarelHynekMacha
* Creator/BozenaNemcova
* Creator/JanNeruda
* Creator/JosefVaclavSladek
* Creator/KarolinaSvetla
* Creator/JosefKajetanTyl

!!Danish
* Creator/HansChristianAndersen: Known mostly for his fairy tales, such as "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" and the "Literature/TheUglyDuckling".
* Søren Kierkegaard: Considered the first [[[[/index]]{{UsefulNotes/Existentialism}}[[index]] existentialist]] philosopher, he was a theologian likely best known for his works ''Fear and Trembling'', ''Philosophical Fragments'', ''Stages On Life's Way'', and ''The Sickness Unto Death.''

!!French
* [[Creator/HonoreDeBalzac Honoré de Balzac]], who wrote ''La Comédie Humaine''.
* Creator/AlexandreDumas, ''père et fils'': The father wrote ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'' and a pile of other stuff; the son wrote ''La Dame aux Camelias''.
* Creator/PaulFeval, author of ''Literature/JohnDevil'', ''Literature/TheBlackCoats'', ''Literature/TheVampireCountess'', and ''Literature/VampireCity''
* Creator/GustaveFlaubert, author of ''Literature/MadameBovary, Literature/SentimentalEducation, Salammbo''.
* Creator/VictorHugo, author of ''Literature/LesMiserables''.
* Creator/GuyDeMaupassant, a pioneer of the modern short story.
* Creator/ArthurRimbaud, poet, teenage prodigy and cultural icon.
* Creator/{{Stendhal}}
* Creator/JulesVerne: Father of ScienceFiction and author of ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'' and ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays''.

!!Filipino
* Creator/JoseRizal: best known for making the propagandic novels ''NoliMeTangere'' and ''ElFilibusterismo''

!!German
* Creator/WilhelmBusch
* Creator/TheBrothersGrimm: while best known for publishing collections of fairy tales and folk stories, the Brothers Grimm were also prominent in linguistics.
* Creator/TheodorFontane: poet, critic, and novelist, who among other things wrote ''Literature/EffiBriest'' and ''Literature/DerStechlin''.
* Creator/ETAHoffmann: Germany's most prominent author of GothicHorror and dark {{romanticism}}.
* [[Creator/KurdLasswitz Kurd Laßwitz]], an early science-fiction author; his ''Auf zwei Planeten'' told of a different kind of Martian invasion one year before ''The War of the Worlds''.
* Creator/KarlMay, famous in particular for the ''Literature/{{Winnetou}}'' novels and infamous for [[DanBrowned Dan Browning]] his fans because he let them believe his novels were factual accounts of his own adventures, although he had no first-hand experience and rather imperfect knowledge of his books' settings when he wrote them.
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche, prolific philosopher and writer who wrote ''Literature/ThusSpokeZarathustra'' and TropeNamer for ''EternalRecurrence'', ''GodIsDead'', ''HeWhoFightsMonsters'', ''NietzscheWannabe'' and ''{{Ubermensch}}''. Quoted too many times to count.

!!Indian
* Creator/RabindranathTagore

!!Norwegian
* Creator/AsbjornsenAndMoe
* Creator/KnutHamsun
* Creator/HenrikIbsen (playwright)
* Creator/HenrikWergeland

!!Polish
* Creator/JosephConrad (early Modernist author whose works extend into the early twentieth century, though best known for ''Literature/HeartOfDarkness'')

!!Russian
* Creator/AlexanderAfanasyev: FairyTale collector.
* Creator/AntonChekhov: Playwright and short story author. Tropers will know this man best for his concept of ChekhovsGun. Famous works include ''Theatre/TheSeagull'', ''Theatre/ThreeSisters'', ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' and ''Theatre/TheCherryOrchard''.
* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky: wrote ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', and ''Literature/NotesFromUnderground''.
* Creator/AlexanderPushkin: Writer of ''Literature/EugeneOnegin'' and ''Boris Godunov'', the Russian answer to Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
* Creator/LeoTolstoy, author of such famed {{doorstopper}}s as ''Literature/WarAndPeace'' and ''Literature/AnnaKarenina''.
* Creator/NikolaiGogol: Ukrainian-born writer best known for ''Literature/DeadSouls'', the play ''Revizor'' (''The Government Inspector''), and fantastic short stories such as "The Nose" and "The Overcoat."

!!Serbian
* Creator/DositejObradovic
* Creator/VukKaradzic

!!Swedish
* Creator/AugustStrindberg

[[/folder]]

[[folder:20th and 21st Centuries]]
!!Afghanistan
* Creator/KhaledHosseini (Afghani-American writer, best known for writing about the evil of the Taliban and TheWarOnTerror)

!!American
* Creator/AbbyAdams
* Creator/RyuunosukeAkiyama
* Creator/LloydAlexander
* Creator/ShermanAlexie
* Creator/SteveAllen
* Creator/PaulAllgood; also of the band Music/{{Wedlock}}
* Creator/AaronAllston
* Creator/SteveAlten
* Creator/KevinJAnderson
* Creator/CatherineAnderson
* Creator/MatthewTobinAnderson
* Creator/PoulAnderson
* Creator/VCAndrews: You can tell the books are popular when they keep being written [[FranchiseZombie after the author's death]].
* Creator/JosephineAngelini
* Creator/PiersAnthony: Creator of ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' and the Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality.
* Creator/KAApplegate: Creator of ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', and ''Literature/{{Remnants}}''.
* Creator/CatherineAsaro
* Creator/IsaacAsimov: Prolific founder of modern Science Fiction.
* Creator/AmeliaAtwaterRhodes
* Creator/AriBach
* Creator/PaoloBacigalupi
* Creator/EDBaker
* Creator/WayneBarlowe
* Creator/DaveBarry: Syndicated newspaper humor columnist, he is largely responsible for the popularization of the memes [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer "I am not making this up!"]] and "..., which would be AGoodNameForARockBand."
* Creator/DonaldBarthelme
* Creator/LFrankBaum: Creator of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''
* Creator/PeterSBeagle
* Creator/ElizabethBear: SpeculativeFiction author; writes cyberpunk, urban fantasy, alternate history and post-apocalyptic {{Magitek}} fantasy with equal facility.
* Creator/GregBear
* Creator/HilariBell
* Creator/JohnBellairs: Author of ''The Face in the Frost'', a work mixing humor and horror, and many scary novels for children.
* Creator/PeterBenchley: Author of ''Jaws'' and numerous other maritime novels.
* Creator/GregoryBenford
* Creator/CarolBerg
* Creator/JimBernheimer
* Creator/AlfredBester
* Creator/AnneBishop
* Creator/HollyBlack
* Creator/JamesBlish
* Creator/JudyBlume: (born February 12, 1938), Author of teen-age novels dealing straight-forwardly with the problems of growing up. Probably the best known are ''Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret'' and ''Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing''
* Creator/LarryBond: Author of PossibleWar and spy-thriller novels; a sometime associate of Creator/TomClancy.
* Creator/AnthonyBoucher
* Creator/SandraBoynton: Children's books
* Creator/LeighBrackett: Speculative fiction, crime, and western author; also screenwriter.
* Creator/LibbaBray: Young adult literature.
* Creator/RayBradbury: prolific in a wide number of media, but best known for his speculative fiction like ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' and ''Literature/TheMartianChronicles''.
* Creator/DavidLBradley: Southern author dabbling in speculative and historical fiction.
* Creator/MarionZimmerBradley: (June 3, 1930 September 25, 1999) Speculative fiction author, most well-known for the ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'' series and ''Literature/TheMistsOfAvalon'', her version of the Arthurian legend told from the perspective of the female characters.
* Creator/RichardBrautigan
* Creator/PatriciaBriggs
* Creator/DavidBrin
* Creator/PoppyZBrite
* Creator/{{Brom}}
* Creator/TerryBrooks: American fantasy author, best known for the ''Literature/{{Shannara}}'' franchise.
* Creator/DaleBrown
* Creator/DanBrown: (born June 22, 1964) Author of mystery-thrillers; ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'' and ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' are the best-known. Particularly noted in some circles for his insistence that his books are factually accurate despite the fact that they are riddled with factual errors. TropeNamer for DanBrowned for this reason.
* Creator/FredricBrown
* Creator/StevenBrust
* Creator/BillBryson: American-born author raised in England.
* Creator/AlgisBudrys
* Music/JimmyBuffett
* Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold
* Creator/CharlesBukowski
* Creator/EmmaBull
* Creator/BoBurnham: Author of the humorous poetry book ''Egghead''.
* Creator/EricBurnsWhite: Webcomics critic and writer of speculative fiction.
* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs: Creator of ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'', among other works.
* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs: Author of the influential but incredibly controversial ''Literature/NakedLunch'', a novel that essentially ended literary censorship in the United States.
* Creator/JimButcher
* [[Creator/OctaviaButler Octavia E. Butler]]
* Creator/JamesBranchCabell
* Creator/MegCabot
* Creator/MartinCaidin
* Creator/JamesMCain
* Creator/PeterCameron, author of ''Literature/SomedayThisPainWillBeUsefulToYou''
* Creator/JohnWCampbell, author of ''Literature/WhoGoesThere'' and influential editor of ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction''
* Creator/JanellCannon
* Creator/OrsonScottCard, author of ''Literature/EndersGame'' and its continuation series.
* Creator/JohnDicksonCarr
* [[Creator/BabyPeggy Diana Serra Cary]], a.k.a. Baby Peggy, author of ''Hollywood's Posse'' and several biographies for former child actors, herself included.
* Creator/EGCastle
* Creator/MichaelChabon
* Creator/JackChalker
* Creator/RaymondChandler
* Creator/CJCherryh
* Creator/TomClancy: While not the first to write techno-thrillers (that was Craig Thomas), Clancy defined the genre.
* Creator/CassandraClare
* Creator/ChrisClaremont
* Creator/JoClayton: Speculative Fiction author.
* Creator/BeverlyCleary
* Creator/HalClement
* Creator/BrianClevinger
* Creator/WaltCoburn
* Creator/RachelCohn
* Creator/SuzanneCollins
* Creator/AaronCometbus
* Creator/MichaelConnelly
* Creator/GlenCook
* Creator/RickCook
* Creator/RobertCormier
* Creator/GregCostikyan
* Creator/BruceCoville
* Creator/JeanCraigheadGeorge
* Creator/MichaelCrichton: Author of ''Literature/JurassicPark'' and various other techno-thrillers.
* Creator/JenniferCrusie
* Creator/EECummings
* Creator/CliveCussler
* Creator/BrianDaley
* Creator/HenryDarger: Author of the longest novel in history, the [[{{Doorstopper}} 15,145-page]] ''In the Realms of the Unreal'', which wasn't discovered until after his death.
* Creator/PeterDavid
* Creator/AvramDavidson
* Creator/BryanDavis
* Creator/PamelaDean
* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp
* Creator/TedDekker: Author of over 20 novels. He most famous works are The Literature/BooksOfHistoryChronicles, ''Adam'', ''Thr3e'', and ''The Bride Collector''.
* Creator/LesterDelRey
* Creator/SamuelRDelany
* Creator/TroyDenning
* Creator/AugustDerleth
* Creator/SarahDessen
* Creator/KateDiCamillo
* Creator/PeterDeVries
* Creator/PhilipKDick
* Creator/GordonRDickson
* Creator/StephenRDonaldson
* Creator/AmandaDownum
* Creator/DavidDrake: Scifi and fantasy author. Known for his realistic portrayal of combat.
* Creator/DianeDuane: Fantasy author most well-known for her ''Literature/YoungWizards'' series and several of ''Franchise/StarTrek'''s best (and best-loved) novels, including ''Spock's World'', ''The Wounded Sky'', ''Doctor's Orders'', and the ''Rihannsu'' series.
* Creator/LoisDuncan
* Creator/EdwardEager
* Creator/RogerEbert: Extremely well-known film critic; also a screenwriter, and wrote several books about film.
* Creator/DavidEddings: Took most of the HighFantasy tropes, smushed them together, and wrote four rather excellent quintets with them. They're so good mostly because he ''knows'' he's using them, so he doesn't take himself very seriously. AirportFantasy at its finest.
* Creator/GeorgeAlecEffinger
* Creator/TeresaEdgerton
* Creator/ElizabethEinspanier: Author of cross-genre fiction and hater of sparkly vampires.
* Creator/TSEliot
* Creator/BretEastonEllis
* Creator/HarlanEllison: Noted not only for his works and influence, but also for his temper and tendency to sue at the drop of a hat. He once posted a dead gopher to a New York publisher because said publisher placed cigarette ads in a collection of short stories, in violation of contract.
* Creator/JamesEllroy
* Creator/RyanEstrada: Writer/artist of webcomics and other works.
* Creator/JeffreyEugenides
* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer: Taboo-busting sci-fi and fantasy writer with a wild array of original ideas. Best known for the ''Literature/{{Riverworld}}'' and ''World of Tiers'' series.
* Creator/DavidFarland
* Creator/WilliamFaulkner
* Creator/RaymondEFeist, author of ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle''
* Creator/TimothyFindley: Canadian author
* Creator/FScottFitzgerald
* Creator/SidFleischman: Author of children's books including the Newbery winner ''Literature/TheWhippingBoy''.
* Creator/EricFlint
* Creator/GillianFlynn
* Creator/MichaelFlynn
* Creator/VinceFlynn
* Creator/PhilFoglio
* Wrestling/MickFoley Most famous as a professional wrestler, but wrote three best-selling autobiographies and several well-received novels.
* Creator/JohnMFord
* Creator/WilliamRForstchen: Author of science fiction and historical fiction novels.
* Creator/AlanDeanFoster: Sci-fi author, and responsible for some truly awesome novelizations.
* Creator/AlFranken: Comedy writer, political satirist, U.S. senator.
* Creator/LeoFrankowski
* Creator/JonathanFranzen
* Music/KinkyFriedman
* Creator/EstherFriesner
* Creator/RobertFrost: Poet, probably best known for "two roads diverged in a yellow wood."
* Creator/AlanFurst
* Creator/RandallGarrett
* Creator/WilliamGibson: Grandfather of {{Cyberpunk}}.
* Creator/DorothyGilman
* Creator/NewtGingrich: Also a former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
* Creator/AllenGinsberg: Poet, creator of "Howl".
* Creator/KyellGold
* Creator/WilliamGoldman: Not even slightly dead.
* Creator/TerryGoodkind, author of the popular fantasy series ''Literature/SwordOfTruth''.
* Creator/MichaelGrant - Wrote the Literature/{{Gone}} and Literature/{{BZRK}} series on his own, and co-wrote ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'', ''Literature/{{Everworld}}'', and ''Literature/{{Remnants}}'' with his wife, Creator/KAApplegate.
* Creator/JohnGreen - [[/index]] Author of several books, including Literature/PaperTowns, [[index]]
* Creator/JohnGrisham
* Creator/JessGulbranson
* Creator/MargaretPetersonHaddix
* Creator/JesseHajicek: Author of ''Literature/TheGodEaters''.
* Creator/JoeHaldeman
* Creator/ShannonHale
* Creator/BarbaraHambly
* Creator/DashiellHammett
* Creator/JackHandey: Humorist best known for his ''Deep Thoughts'' series.
* Creator/VictorDavisHanson: Classicist, Military Historian, Farmer and Political Columnist. Writes mostly nonfiction but at least one fiction, ''The End of Sparta''.
* Creator/LyndonHardy
* Creator/ThomasHarlan
* Creator/CharlaineHarris
* Creator/HarryHarrison
* Creator/LPHartley
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein: Dean of Science Fiction; the man who perfected the young adult SF novel, assuming you believe he didn't invent it. Defined time loop/time paradox stories with ''Literature/AllYouZombies''.
* Creator/LillianHellman
* Creator/ErnestHemingway: Those who consider PurpleProse as the cardinal writing sin can take refuge in his work.
* Creator/FrankHerbert, author of the epic [[/index]]''Franchise/{{Dune}}''[[index]] series and more.
** His intellectual property is now under the auspices of Creator/HerbertPropertiesLLC, with Brian Herbert writing additional books.
* Creator/CarlHiaasen
* Creator/JoeHill
* Creator/SandraHill
* Creator/JimCHines
* Creator/KennethHite
* Creator/RobinHobb: Author of the Low Fantasy trilogy-of-trilogies the ''Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings''
* Creator/EdwardDHoch
* Creator/MCAHogarth
* Creator/EllenHopkins
* Creator/RobertEHoward: Widely regarded as the father of the SwordAndSorcery genre, he was the creator of ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'', ''Literature/SolomonKane'' (long before he was a comic book character), ''[[[[/index]]Literature/{{Kull}}[[index]] Kull the Conqueror]]'', and ''Literature/BranMakMorn'', as well as making contributions to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos. Along with J.R.R. Tolkien, he is one of the most influential figures in modern fantasy.
* Creator/LRonHubbard
* Creator/ErinHunter: Pseudonym created by American company [=HarperCollins=] used by seven women, two of whom are American; author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''Literature/SeekerBears'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' series.
* Creator/EvanHunter, a.k.a. [=Ed McBain=]
* Creator/JohnIrving
* Creator/DavidIves
* Creator/ShirleyJackson, best known for her creepy but influential story "Literature/TheLottery".
* Creator/NKJemisin
* Creator/GaryJennings : American author of HistoricalFiction.
* [[Tropers/{{Sdouglasjohnson}} S. Douglas Johnson]]
* Creator/CleolindaJones
* Creator/JamesJones: Lived through the worst of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and wrote prolifically about it.
* Creator/EricaJong: Author of feminist erotica, best known for the term [[PrecisionFStrike "zipless fuck"]].
* Creator/WilliamJoyce
* Creator/JulieKagawa
* Creator/JanetKagan
* Creator/MorganKalka
* Creator/LaurenKate
* Creator/HarryStephenKeeler: Prolific writer of very odd books.
* Creator/BrianKeene
* Creator/WilliamHKeithJr: Prolific author of science and military fiction.
* Creator/JackKerouac: Spiritual father of the Beatnik counterculture movement.
* Creator/KenKesey: Author of ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. Also major player in 1960s psychedelic culture.
* Creator/JackKetchum: American horror author.
* Creator/AlexanderKey
* Creator/StephenKing: Hugely successful author of modern horror and fantasy.
* Creator/JamesKirkwood
* Creator/ChuckKlosterman
* Creator/RichardKnaak
* Creator/DamonKnight
* Creator/DeanKoontz: Not quite so popular as Stephen King, but still, a successful author of modern horror and fantasy.
* Creator/MaryRobinetteKowal: Sci-fi/fantasy author, puppeteer, blogger. friend of Creator/JohnScalzi, Cory Doctorow, and many others (she has served in several leadership capacities in the SFWA). Author of ''Literature/ShadesOfMilkAndHoney'' and its sequels, as well as ''Literature/TheTransfiguredLady''.
* Creator/TomKratman: Writes [[[[/index]]MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness[[index]] fairly hard]] MilitaryScienceFiction, usually with politics rather prominently featured in them. Has started to play in contemporary military fiction, with his ''Literature/{{Countdown}}'' series.
* Creator/NancyKress
* Creator/MichaelKurland: Writes mystery and speculative fiction.
* Creator/KatherineKurtz: Writes historical fantasy, most notably the ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'' novels.
* Creator/EllenKushner: Fantasy author
* Creator/HenryKuttner: Science fiction and fantasy author
* Creator/MercedesLackey: Does fantasy (''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'') and Urban Fantasy.
* Creator/RALafferty
* [[Creator/LouisLAmour Louis L'Amour]]: Western novelist.
* Creator/LJagiLamplighter: Fantasy writer
* Creator/RingLardner: Best known as a sportswriter, his 1916 book ''You Know Me Al'' is considered one of the high-water marks in American humor.
* Creator/ErikLarson
* Creator/KeithLaumer
* Creator/RichardLaymon: Prolific splatter-horror author from 1980 to 2000
* Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin, prolific and influential science fiction writer and feminist.
* Creator/DennisLehane, best known for ''Literature/MysticRiver'' and ''Literature/ShutterIsland''.
* Creator/FritzLeiber
* Creator/MurrayLeinster: Prolific science fiction author, pioneer of AlternateHistory fiction, coiner of the term "FirstContact", and predicter of the Internet.
* Creator/MadeleineLEngle
* Creator/ElmoreLeonard: The Lay's Potato Chip of crime fiction -- you can't read just one. His terse prose and chatty dialog make for effortlessly enjoyable reading.
* Creator/JonathanLethem
* Creator/MarkLevin Best known as a talk radio host, but has written numerous non-fiction best sellers.
* Creator/GailCarsonLevine
* Creator/DavidLevithan
* Creator/SinclairLewis
* Creator/ThomasLigotti
* Radio/RushLimbaugh Best known as a talk radio host, but wrote a couple of best-selling commentaries in the 1990s, and a very successful series of children's novels in the 2010s.
* Creator/TaoLin
* Creator/JaneLindskold
* Creator/BentleyLittle
* Creator/HughLofting
* Creator/FrankBelknapLong
* Creator/HPLovecraft: "Weird fiction" author who had a major impact on the horror genre; created the CosmicHorrorStory, and changed how we see "monsters".
* Creator/DavidLubar: Young adult fiction writer.
* Creator/MarioLucero
* Creator/RobertLudlum
* Creator/RAMacAvoy
* Creator/ElliotSMaggin
* Creator/NormanMailer
* Creator/LeonardMaltin: Film critic and animation historian; author of ''Maltin's Movie Guide'' and ''Leonard Maltin's Classic Film Guide''.
* Creator/DavidMamet: Pretty fuckin' good playwright/screenwriter.
* Creator/GeorgeMann: British {{Steampunk}} writer.
* Creator/BillMantlo: Comic book author of ''Literature/RomSpaceknight'' and ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}''
* Creator/RJeanMathieu
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin: Famous for ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. He also helped kick-start the ''Literature/WildCards'' series.
* Creator/MelissaMarr
* Creator/GailZMartin: EpicFantasy and UrbanFantasy, mainly. Co-wrote the ''Literature/JackDesmetAdventures'' with husband Larry N. Martin.
* Creator/LisaMason
* Creator/RichardMatheson
* Creator/JulianMay
* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey: Author of the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' series.
* Creator/RobertRMcCammon : Author of ''Literature/SwanSong'' and ''Literature/BoysLife'', among many other novels.
* Creator/CormacMcCarthy
* Creator/ScottMcCloud
* Creator/LurleneMcDaniel
* Creator/JackMcDevitt
* Creator/SeananMcGuire
* Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip
* Creator/RobinMcKinley
* Creator/PatrickMcManus
* Creator/CarltonMellickIII: Author of ''Literature/SatanBurger'', which inspired the BizarroFiction literary movement
* Creator/HLMencken
* Creator/ScottMeyer
* Creator/StephenieMeyer: Creator of ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* Creator/MissManners: Pen name of etiquette expert Judith Martin
* Creator/FernMichaels
* Creator/MelisaMichaels
* Creator/ArthurMiller
* Creator/LEModesittJR
* Creator/SarahMonette
* Creator/DevonMonk
* Creator/ElizabethMoon
* Creator/ChristopherMoore
* Creator/JohnMoore
* Creator/PerryMoore
* Creator/DanielKeysMoran
* Creator/ToniMorrison
* Creator/RobertMunsch
* Creator/MarkLVanName
* Creator/OgdenNash: poet, noted for wordplay and odd rhymes.
* Creator/EugeneONeill: acclaimed playwright
* Creator/LarryNiven: Author of ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' and the ''Known Space'' universe.
* Creator/AndreNorton
* Creator/FlanneryOConnor
* Creator/TawniODell
* Creator/NnediOkorafor: Born and raised in America, though both her parents are Nigerian and she often writes about Nigerian characters.
* Creator/ChuckPalahniuk
* Creator/ChristopherPaolini: ''Literature/InheritanceCycle''.
* Creator/DorothyParker: Poet, screenwriter, comedian, journalist and short story author.
* Creator/KatherinePaterson: Children's book author.
* Creator/JamesPatterson: Thriller writer.
* Creator/SJPerelman: Humorist. Know that he wrote scripts for the Creator/MarxBrothers, and you get a pretty clear picture of his style.
* Creator/FrankPeretti: Author of Christian suspense/horror novels. Might be considered the [[TropeCodifier codifier]] of the (Christian) genre, if not the [[TropeMaker founder]].
* Creator/JulieAnnePeters
* Creator/CTPhipps
* Creator/JodiPicoult
* Creator/TamoraPierce: Fantasy author known for inverting TheSmurfettePrinciple. Really likes writing quartets, although not so much lately.
* Creator/ChristopherPike
* Creator/DanielPinkwater
* Creator/HBeamPiper: Science fiction writer; worked out an extensive future history as well as several AlternateHistory stories. Committed suicide in 1964 because of financial problems. A check was literally in the mail.
* Creator/SylviaPlath
* Creator/EricPlume: The Amber Eckart Mysteries (''Literature/MarginPlay'' and ''Literature/NamingTheHangman'')
* Creator/FrederikPohl
* Creator/JerryPournelle
* Creator/TimPowers
* Creator/DPPrior
* Creator/StevenHPropp
* Creator/WHPugmire
* Creator/MarkhamShawPyle: Historian, critic, and (for our purposes) annotator of literary classics.
* Creator/ThomasPynchon
* Creator/ElleryQueen
* Creator/JuliaQuinn: Regency romance novelist.
* Creator/SeaburyQuinn
* Creator/NathanRabin: Film critic and head writer for [[[[/index]]Website/TheOnion[[index]] The AV Club]]
* Creator/MelanieRawn
* Creator/RobertReed
* Creator/RuthanneReid
* Creator/JenniferDianeReitz
* Creator/MikeResnick
* Creator/AnneRice
* Creator/ChristopherRice
* Creator/JohnRidley
* Creator/JohnRingo: Started with MilitaryScienceFiction works (the first book of the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' was his authorial debut), but has branched out to other genres, including {{fantasy}} (urban and traditional) and adventure stories.
* Creator/RickRiordan
* Creator/TomRobbins
* Creator/NoraRoberts: Synonymous with well-written romance.
* Creator/PhilipRoth
* Creator/PatrickRothfuss
* Creator/GregRucka: crime novelist, also noted for his work on Franchise/{{Batman}}, Franchise/WonderWoman and his own comic book titles, such as ''ComicBook/{{Whiteout}}'' and ''ComicBook/QueenAndCountry''.
* Creator/MattRuff
* Creator/DamonRunyon
* Creator/KristineKathrynRusch (also pen names Creator/KrisRusch, Creator/KrisNelscott, Creator/KristineGrayson, Creator/SandySchofield [joint works with husband Creator/DeanWesleySmith], and Creator/KathrynWesley)
* Creator/FredSaberhagen
* Creator/LouisSachar
* Creator/CarlSagan
* Creator/LilithSaintcrow
* Creator/JDSalinger
* Creator/CarlSandburg
* Creator/JohnSandford
* Creator/BrandonSanderson
* Creator/JohnScalzi
* Creator/EricSchlosser
* Creator/RichardScarry
* Creator/JamesHSchmitz
* Creator/DavidSedaris
* Creator/DrSeuss: The definitive picture-book author.
* Creator/RogerSharpe
* Creator/RichardSharpeShaver
* Creator/LisaShearin
* Creator/RobertSheckley
* Creator/SidneySheldon: His tales of treachery amongst TheBeautifulElite made his books blockbusters from TheSeventies through the TurnOfTheMillennium.
* Music/SamShepard: Cowboy playwright
* Creator/JosephaSherman
* Creator/RobertSilverberg
* Creator/ShelSilverstein
* Creator/CliffordSimak: one of the best SF writers.
* Creator/DanSimmons: Former public-school English teacher turned writer, he is responsible for the sci-fi epic, ''The Literature/HyperionCantos'', as well as ''Literature/{{Ilium}}''. ''Olympos'', ''The Terror'', and most recently ''Drood'' -- among many others.
* Creator/LinneaSinclair
* Creator/GeneSiskel
* Creator/WilliamSleator
* Creator/ClarkAshtonSmith: Known best for his dark fantasy short stories, but also wrote horror, science fiction, and poetry.
* Creator/CordwainerSmith: Classic author of Science Fiction, also wrote the first definitive book on modern psychological warfare. His style is a generally excerpts from the DaysOfFuturePast, and is nearly all set in his TheVerse 'verse: The Instrumentality of Mankind. Philosophically, he fused Christian symbolism with Chinese philosophy. Creator/StudioGainax have an affinity for his work and keep naming things after it.
* Creator/EEDocSmith, author of the ''Lensman'' series. One of the first major science fiction writers. Ultimately responsible for, or provided some of the earliest descriptions of, a fair amount of the weaponry and gadgetry seen in modern SF, and some in reality as well.
* Creator/LJSmith, author of ''Literature/NightWorld'', ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'', and ''The Secret Circle''.
* Creator/RolandSmith
* Creator/MargaretSnyder
* Creator/WenSpencer
* Creator/MickeySpillane: Pulp crime author and creator of private eye Literature/MikeHammer.
* Creator/NormanSpinrad
* Creator/JessicaSpotswood
* Creator/RykESpoor
* Creator/MichaelStackpole
* Creator/RobertStanek
* Creator/JohnSteakley
* Creator/AllenSteele
* Creator/JohnSteinbeck: Pulitzer and Noble Peace Prize-winning author of many books such as ''Literature/TheGrapesOfWrath'' commonly used in SchoolStudyMedia. Influential in both his views and writing style. Responsible for traumatizing generations of schoolchildren forever more.
* Creator/DanielleSteel
* Creator/NealStephenson: Cyberpunk author, TropeMaker of TheMetaverse
* Creator/BruceSterling
* Creator/CarolineStevermer: Historical fantasy, author of ''A College of Magics'' and co-author of ''Literature/SorceryAndCecelia''
* Creator/RickSteves: American author of European travel books. Hosts a TV series on Creator/{{PBS}}.
* Creator/MaggieStiefvater
* Creator/RLStine
* Creator/SMStirling
* Creator/MattStover: Writer of ''Literature/TheActsOfCaine'' series as well as many fine ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels
* Creator/TheodoreSturgeon: SpeculativeFiction writer, and the man who gave us SturgeonsLaw.
* Creator/MichaelSwanwick
* Creator/AmyTan
* Creator/DonnaTartt
* Creator/TravisSTaylor: Super science genius with two doctorates, three master's, and one bachelor's degree, all in hard science and engineering. Also writes Sci-Fi.
* Creator/WilliamTenn: Prolific writer of 1950s and 1960s science-fiction short stories.
* Creator/SheriSTepper
* Creator/CateTiernan Young Adult fantasy author, best known as the author of ''Literature/{{Sweep}}''.
* Creator/ChuckTingle: Writer of niche erotica.
* Creator/JimThompson: Pulp writer known for his hard-boiled style and bleak worldview. Known for works such as ''The Killer Inside Me'', ''The Grifters'', ''Pop. 1280'', and ''After Dark, My Sweet''. Many of his books have been adapted for film.
* Creator/HunterSThompson: Madcap drug-addled journalist best known for writing ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''. One of the main reasons ''Rolling Stone'' magazine took off instead of folding early like many other magazines of the time.
* Creator/JamesThurber
* Creator/BarbaraTuchman: A historian who gave great examples of real-life idiotic tropes. Her ''March of Folly'' is especially noteworthy in that respect.
* Creator/HarryTurtledove: Alternative-fiction author probably best-known for his Timeline 191 series.
* Creator/AndrewVachss
* Creator/CatherynneMValente: TropeNamer of {{Mythpunk}}.
* Creator/ChrisVanAllsburg: Picture book author and illustrator.
* Creator/JackVance: Author of the stories of The Dying Earth, which served as the inspiration for the magic system of D&D, called "Vancian magic". Also wrote several SF series, and stand-alones.
* Creator/JohnVarley
* Creator/BrianKVaughan
* Creator/GoreVidal
* Creator/VernorVinge
* Creator/KurtVonnegut
* Creator/SarahVowell
* Creator/KarlEdwardWagner
* Creator/HowardWaldrop
* Creator/DavidFosterWallace
* Creator/AnneBWalsh
* Creator/MariaElenaWalsh
* Creator/MatthewWaterhouse
* Creator/JohnWaters
* Creator/LawrenceWattEvans
* Creator/DavidWeber
* Creator/MargaretWeis: co-creator of the ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' setting and co-author of a number of books in that setting. Also author of numerous other fantasy novels.
* Creator/ManlyWadeWellman
* Creator/DanWells
* Creator/MarthaWells
* Creator/RobisonWells
* Creator/RosemaryWells: Prolific picture book author of ''Literature/MaxAndRuby'', ''WesternAnimation/TimothyGoesToSchool'', ''Bunny Planet'' and many others; occasionally writes titles for older audiences
* Creator/KDWentworth
* Creator/MaeWest
* Creator/ScottWesterfeld
* Creator/MelissaWiley
* Creator/TadWilliams
* Creator/TennesseeWilliams
* Creator/WalterJonWilliams
* Creator/WilliamCarlosWilliams
* Creator/JackWilliamson
* Creator/ConnieWillis
* Creator/RobertAntonWilson: Master of the MindScrew
* Creator/GaryWolf: Author of ''Literature/WhoCensoredRogerRabbit'' and ''Literature/SpaceVulture''
* Creator/GeneWolfe: Author of ''The Book of the New Sun'' and other works.
* Creator/CornellWoolrich
* Creator/PatriciaCWrede
* Creator/JohnCWright
* Creator/JannyWurts
* Creator/LaurenceYep
* Creator/JaneYolen
* Creator/EliezerYudkowsky
* Creator/TimothyZahn
* Creator/RogerZelazny: Poetic sci-fi and fantasy writer: ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber'', ''Literature/DamnationAlley'', ''Literature/LordOfLight'' and ''Literature/DoorwaysInTheSand''. Winner of 6 Hugos, 3 Nebulas, and 2 Locus Awards, among other awards.
* Creator/MaureenJohnson
* Creator/BrianFrancisSlattery
* Creator/ScottWolter
* Creator/VictoriaSchwab: Author of ''Literature/ADarkerShadeOfMagic''.
* Creator/JeanJohnson: Primarily a ParanormalRomance author, she's branched off into MilitaryScienceFiction.
* Creator/XXXPerimentalLinguistXXXTraordinary: Genreless Auteur: ''Literature/TalesOfTheSpaceSouth''
* Creator/JennaMoreci

!!Argentinian
* Creator/JorgeLuisBorges: (August 24, 1899 June 14, 1986), Writer, essayist, and poet. He helped to create the genre of "MagicalRealism" with his woks like ''The Aleph'' and ''Ficciones''.
* Creator/JulioCortazar
* Creator/AlejandroDolina
* Creator/RobertoFontanarrosa
* Creator/AngelicaGorodischer
* Creator/MauroMantella
* Creator/ErnestoSabato
* Creator/MariaElenaWalsh
* Creator/RodolfoWalsh


!!Australian
* Creator/GraemeBase
* Creator/MaryGrantBruce
* Creator/TrudiCanavan
* Creator/IsobelleCarmody
* Creator/ChrisComerford
* Creator/StephenDedman
* Creator/GregEgan
* Creator/KerryGreenwood
* Creator/CliveJames
* Creator/PaulJennings
* Creator/RobinKlein
* Creator/DaveLuckett
* Creator/MelinaMarchetta
* Creator/JulietMarillier
* Creator/GarthNix
* Creator/BanjoPaterson
* Creator/MatthewReilly
* Creator/JoelShepherd
* Creator/EthelTurner
* Creator/ShaunTan
* Creator/TonyWheeler: Author of travel books. Co-founder of Lonely Planet.
* Creator/SeanWilliams

!!Austrian
* Creator/ChristineNostlinger
* Creator/LudwigWittgenstein

!!Belgian
* Creator/GeorgesSimenon, prolific Belgian-French writer of pulp novels, detective fiction and psychological fiction, creator of Inspector Maigret.

!!Brazilian
* Creator/PauloCoelho
* Creator/RaphaelDraccon
* Creator/LuisFernandoVerissimo

!!British (United Kingdom)
* Creator/DanAbnett: Comic book writer for 2000AD and Marvel (along with a few DC pieces), who is also known for writing a number of Warhammer 40,000 novels, particularly the Literature/GauntsGhosts series.
* Creator/DouglasAdams: author of ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' in its many, many mediums.
* Creator/RichardAdams
* Creator/BrianWAldiss
* Creator/MartinAmis
* Creator/IainBanks: major science fiction author, known for grand SpaceOpera -- particularly his ''Literature/TheCulture'' novels.
* Creator/CliveBarker
* Creator/StephenBaxter
* Creator/AlanBennett
* Creator/AlgernonBlackwood
* Creator/RobertBloch
* Creator/RobertBolt
* Creator/EnidBlyton - possibly the most prolific and famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) children's authors ever.
* Creator/MadeleineBrent, author of romantic suspense novels
* Creator/RaymondBriggs
* Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre
* [[Creator/DKBroster D.K. Broster]]
* Creator/JohnBrunner
* Creator/AnthonyBurgess
* Creator/AlastairCampbell
* Creator/AngelaCarter
* Creator/GKChesterton: English writer who is ''the'' Christian apologist to know, probably second in popularity only to Creator/CSLewis. Known primarily for his witty essays and use of paradoxical statements, but also for his "Father Brown" Mysteries.
* Creator/AgathaChristie: Epitomises the classic age of mystery fiction. See her [[Bibliography/AgathaChristie bibliography]] also.
* Creator/JohnChristopher
* Creator/ArthurCClarke
* Creator/JackieCollins: author of many bestselling soap opera novels about [[TheBeautifulElite rich, beautiful people]].
* Creator/JohnConnolly: Writer of ''Literature/TheBookOfLostThings'', the Charlie Parker series, the Samuel Johnson trilogy, horror short stories and a co-authored sci-fi series, among other projects.
* Creator/StormConstantine
* Creator/SusanCooper: ''Literature/TheDarkIsRising''
* Creator/PaulCornell: Writer for the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures, creator of Franchise/BerniceSummerfield and also did a few Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine comics.
* Creator/BernardCornwell
* Creator/BenCounter
* Creator/AleisterCrowley: Author of ''Moonchild'', founder of the magical and religious school of Thelema, and seminal contributor to modern occult thought. Put the "k" in "magick", to the chagrin of many.
* Creator/RoaldDahl: A highly influential children's author, known for his macabre sense of humour. After all, "Violence accompanied by wit is much loved."
* Creator/AndrewDavies
* UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins: Author of several scientific books, and the well-known ''The God Delusion''. Known for his political activism on behalf of atheism.
* Creator/LouisDeBernieres
* Creator/LenDeighton: British spy writer and historian.
* Creator/PeterDickinson
* Creator/TerranceDicks: Prolific [[[[/index]]Literature/DoctorWhoNovelisations [[index]]Doctor Who novelisation]] author
* Creator/DougalDixon: Set the stage for speculative biology.
* Creator/GeraldDurrell: Naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, and the author of many books (most of them being autobiographical).
* Creator/JTEdson: Prolific British author of Westerns.
* Creator/WarrenEllis: Vitriolic comic book writer best-known for writing the ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' series.
* Creator/BenElton
* Creator/GarthEnnis: co-created the ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}'' comic book series and revived ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' line.
* Creator/ShanaFesta
* Creator/RhiannonFrater
* Creator/JasperFforde
* Creator/NicholasFisk
* Creator/IanFleming: Creator of Franchise/JamesBond '''and''' ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang''.
* Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser: Creator of ''Literature/{{Flashman}}''
* Creator/DickFrancis: British jockey and crime/mystery writer
* Creator/FrederickForsyth
* Creator/StephenFry
* Creator/NeilGaiman: Creator of ''ComicBook/TheSandman'' as well as accomplished novelist and screenplay writer.
* Creator/AlanGarner
* Creator/DavidGemmell
* Creator/MaryGentle
* Creator/SimonRGreen
* Creator/GrahamGreene
* Creator/PhilippaGregory
* Creator/PeterFHamilton: Author of Literature/TheNightsDawnTrilogy, Greg Mandel, Commonwealth Saga and Void Trilogies.
* Creator/SophieHannah: Crime-psychological author.
* Creator/FrancesHardinge
* Creator/LPHartley
* Creator/RalphHayesJr
* Creator/JamesHerbert
* Creator/JamesHerriot -- The archetypal KindlyVet.
* Creator/GeorgetteHeyer: Does Regency Romance. Heavily inspired by Creator/JaneAusten.
* Creator/WilliamHopeHodgson
* Creator/TomHolt
* Creator/AnthonyHorowitz
* Creator/StephenHunt
* Creator/ErinHunter: Pseudonym used by seven women, most of whom are from the UK; author of the ''Literature/WarriorCats'', ''Literature/SeekerBears'', and ''Literature/{{Survivors}}'' series.
* Creator/EvaIbbotson
* Creator/DavidIcke: Conspiracy theorist.
* Creator/EricIdle
* Creator/KazuoIshiguro Japan-born but England-raised; best known for ''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' and ''Literature/NeverLetMeGo''.
* Creator/MontagueRhodesJames
* Creator/RobinJarvis
* Creator/DianaWynneJones
* Creator/TerryJones: Former Monty Python member who wrote novels about medieval topics as well as children's fantasy novels.
* Creator/MarkKermode
* Creator/DickKingSmith
* Creator/RudyardKipling: Widely prolific Indian-born author and poet, best known for ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' and a good deal of poetry.
* Creator/JenniferKirk
* Creator/GeorgeKnight: English author of GhostFiction.
* Creator/ZoeKirkRobinson
* Creator/DavidLangford
* Creator/NigellaLawson: Journalist, restaurant critic, food writer and author of several bestselling cookery books.
* Creator/JohnLeCarre: Master of the Cold War spy thriller, he was instrumental in creating the spy anti-hero in counterpoint to the high-adventure James Bond-type spy. Notable works include ''The Spy Who Came In From The Cold'', ''The Tailor Of Panama'', and ''Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy''.
* Creator/TanithLee
* Creator/CSLewis: best known for writing ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and ''TheScrewtapeLetters''. A good friend of Creator/JRRTolkien, with whom he had a friendly rivalry.
* Creator/BrianLumley
* Creator/{{Alistair MacLean}}
* Creator/{{Ken MacLeod}}
* Creator/TimMarquitz
* Creator/JohnMasefield
* Creator/PhilMasters
* Creator/GrahamMasterton
* Creator/WSomersetMaugham
* Creator/TuckerMax
* Creator/{{Ian McDonald}}
* Creator/{{Graham McNeill}}
* Creator/ChinaMieville
* Creator/MartinMillar
* Creator/AAMilne
* Creator/MeiLinMiranda
* Creator/SandyMitchell: Pseudonym used by author of the Literature/CiaphasCain '''HERO OF THE IMPERIUM''' novels.
* Creator/RichardKMorgan: Sci-fi and fantasy writer. Also known for his work on the 2012 VideoGame/{{Syndicate}} reboot and VideoGame/{{Crysis}} 2.
* Creator/MichaelMoorcock
* Creator/AlanMoore: Comic book writer and novelist. Best known for his work on ''Comicbook/SwampThing'' as well as his stories such as the ''ComicBook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', ''Comicbook/VForVendetta'', and ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''.
* Creator/HectorHughMunro (Saki)
* Creator/VSNaipaul: Born and raised in UsefulNotes/TrinidadAndTobago, but has lived his adult life in England. Booker Prize in 1971, Literature Nobel in 2001.
* Creator/ENesbit
* Creator/PatrickNess: Moved to England at 28 years old.
* Creator/KimNewman
* Creator/GeorgeOrwell: Political writer and journalist. Creator of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' and ''Literature/AnimalFarm''. Has contributed several well-known phrases to the English language, including "Orwellian" as a byword for authoritarianism and censorship. TropeNamer for [[/index]]BigBrotherIsWatching[[index]].
* Creator/KJParker
* Creator/EllisPeters
* Creator/HaroldPinter
* Creator/AlanPlater: Wrote ''Literature/{{Misterioso}}'' (1987) and ''[[Literature/OliversTravels Oliver's Travels]]'' (1994).
* Creator/MarcPlatt
* Creator/BeatrixPotter: Writer and illustrator of much-loved morality tales for children, including a series revolving around the feisty [[/index]]CivilizedAnimal[[index]] Peter Rabbit.
* Creator/AnthonyPrice
* Creator/ChristopherPriestNovelist The British author, as distinct from the American comic book writer of the same name.
* Creator/TerryPratchett: Author of the Literature/{{Discworld}} series.
* Creator/PhilipPullman, author of the controversial fantasy series ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials''.
* Creator/RobertRankin: Author of self-described "Far-fetched fiction".
* Creator/MaryRenault
* Creator/RuthRendell
* Creator/AlastairReynolds: Sci-fi/SpaceOpera author, creator of the ''Revelation Space'' universe.
* Creator/DerekRobinson
* Creator/MichaelRosen
* Creator/JKRowling: The creator of ''Literature/HarryPotter''.
* Creator/SalmanRushdie
* Creator/BertrandRussell: Tremendously influential philosopher and mathematician who focused on essay writing in his later years, and apparently kicked enough ass at it to win the 1950 Nobel Prize in Literature. Famous for his vigorous skepticism and anti-war work.
* Creator/EricFrankRussell
* Creator/EdwardRutherfurd
* Creator/{{Saki}} (pen name of H.H. Munro)
* Creator/DorothyLSayers
* Creator/RafaelSabatini
* Creator/SiegfriedSassoon
* Creator/TomSharpe
* Creator/MichaelMarshallSmith
* Creator/MurielSpark: Known best for ''Literature/ThePrimeOfMissJeanBrodie''
* Creator/NicholasSparks
* Creator/WenSpencer
* Creator/OlafStapledon
* Creator/MaryStewart
* Creator/TomStoppard
* Creator/CharlesStross: writer of ''Accelerando'' and other works concerning posthumanism (as well as Franchise/JamesBond crossed with the Franchise/CthulhuMythos).
* Creator/RosemarySutcliff: writer of historical fiction; best known for ''Literature/TheEagleOfTheNinth''.
* Creator/JamesSwallow
* Creator/JosephineTey
* Creator/DylanThomas
* Creator/JRRTolkien: Oxford professor and linguist who created the Middle-Earth legendarium, ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''. The father of modern fantasy. Good friends with Creator/CSLewis.
* Creator/KarenTraviss
* Creator/EllestonTrevor, who wrote under several pseudonyms, including Adam Hall (author of the ''Literature/{{Quiller}}'' espionage novels)
* Creator/DannyWallace
* Creator/JoWalton
* Creator/EvelynWaugh
* Creator/CatherineWebb
* Creator/IrvineWelsh
* Creator/GMWWemyss: British critic, essayist, historian, and novelist.
* Creator/DennisWheatley
* Creator/RobertWestall
* Creator/CharlesWilliams
* Creator/ColinWilson
* Creator/JacquelineWilson: Popular author of children's and teenage fiction.
* Creator/LudwigWittgenstein: Became a British citizen in 1939.
* Creator/PGWodehouse: Prolific and enormously entertaining comic writer, helped shape the image of the GenteelInterbellumSetting.
* Creator/VirginiaWoolf: Modernist, famous for her feminist politics and being the [[TropeMakers Trope Maker]] for "stream of consciousness" writing.
* Creator/JohnWyndham
* [[Creator/ThatPersonYouMightKnow [=ThatPersonYouMightKnow=]]]


!!Canadian
* Creator/RebeccaJAnderson
* Creator/KelleyArmstrong
* Creator/JanineBrodie
* Creator/EleanorCameron
* Creator/DouglasCoupland
* Creator/JulieECzerneda
* Creator/CharlesDeLint
* Creator/CoryDoctorow
* Creator/BarbaraGowdy
* Creator/LawrenceHill
* Creator/TanyaHuff
* Creator/DanielleLJensen
* Creator/GuyGavrielKay
* Creator/ScottKeith.
* Creator/GordonKorman (Writes high school books populated with CrazyAwesome characters.)
* Creator/MargaretLaurence: Award-winning Canadian author.
* Creator/RobinLaws
* Creator/LMMontgomery
* Creator/AnnMarieMacDonald : Canadian author and playwright.
* Creator/SpiderRobinson (Science Fiction writer who gives Piers Anthony a run for his money when it comes to the puns).
* Creator/KarlSchroeder
* Creator/PatrickSenecal (horror/mystery/suspense suthor from Quebec)
* Creator/MichaelSlade : Author of horror/crime fiction, often called the "Canadian Stephen King.
* Creator/HarmaMaeSmit
* Creator/MargaretAtwood
* Creator/MelanieWatt (Author and illustrator of numerous children's picture books)
* Creator/PeterWatts
* [[Creator/MasonWilliams Mason "Tailsteak" Williams]]
* Creator/RobertCharlesWilson
* Creator/MordecaiRichler (Author of darkly humourous books, with characters drawn from the Montreal Jewish community and beyond.)
* Creator/WPKinsella
* Creator/AEVanVogt (another sci-fi writer with a thing for ugly monsters, corrupt monarchies, and Aristotelian philosophy.)
* Creator/AliceMunro: Short story author and winner of the 2013 UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature
* Creator/RobertJSawyer : Sci-fi writer whose work often explores issues with artificial intelligence and consciousness.
* Creator/RichardRohmer
* Creator/StevenErikson: [[FantasyLiterature Fantasy]] writer.

!!Chilean
* Creator/IsabelAllende
* Creator/RobertoBolano
* Creator/GabrielaMistral
* Creator/PabloNeruda

!!Chinese
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* Creator/JinYong: Prolific author, and one of, if not ''the'' biggest author in the genre of {{Wuxia}}.
* Creator/LuXun: Founder of modern Chinese literature.

!!Colombian
* Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez: Man whose name is engraved in MagicRealism.

!!Czech (Bohemian Kingdom, Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic)
* Creator/EduardBass
* Creator/PetrBezruc
* Creator/EgonBondy
* Creator/JosefCapek
* Creator/KarelCapek: Author of various genres, best known for philosophical and speculative fiction. Indirectly coined the word ''robot'' in its modern meaning, in his play ''Theatre/{{RUR}}''.
* Creator/JakubDeml
* Creator/RadkaDenemarkova
* Creator/ViktorDyk
* Creator/JaroslavDurych
* Creator/LadislavFuks
* Creator/FrantisekGellner
* Creator/JarmilaGlazarova
* Creator/FrantisekHalas
* Creator/JaroslavHasek
* Creator/VaclavHavel: Playwright, known for his absurd drama. He was a prominent figure in dissent and became the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia.
* Creator/JaroslavHavlicek
* Creator/DanielaHodrova
* Creator/VladimirHolan
* Creator/MiroslavHolub
* Creator/JosefHora
* Creator/BohumilHrabal
* Creator/FrantiekHrubin
* Creator/ZdenekJirotka
* Creator/FranzKafka: Author of surrealist literature. Considered a rather influential writer despite completing and publishing very little. Best known for ''Literature/TheMetamorphosis'' and ''The Trial''.
* Creator/JiriKarasek
* Creator/IvanKlima
* Creator/LadislavKlima
* Creator/JiriKolar
* Creator/PavelKohout
* Creator/JiriKratochvil
* Creator/JiriKulhanek: Author of vampire fiction
* Creator/ArnostLustig
* Creator/StanislavKostkaNeuman
* Creator/VitezslavNezval
* Creator/JiriOrten
* Creator/VladimirParal
* Creator/OtaPavel
* Creator/KarelPolacek
* Creator/BohuslavReynek
* Creator/JaroslavSeifert
* Creator/JanSkacel
* Creator/JosefSkvorecky
* Creator/FranaSramek
* Creator/KarelToman
* Creator/JachymTopol
* Creator/JosefTopol
* Creator/MilosUrban
* Creator/JosefVachal
* Creator/LudvikVaculik
* Creator/VladislavVancura
* Creator/MichalViewegh
* Creator/RichardWeiner
* Creator/JanWerich
* Creator/JiriWolker
* Creator/JanZahradnicek
* Creator/VilemZavada
* Creator/TomasZmeskal

!!Danish
* Creator/SvenHassel
* Creator/HenrikDrescher, author of Literature/PatTheBeastie.

!!Dutch
* Creator/TheaBeckman

!!French
* Creator/AlbertCamus, existentialist and absurdist writer. His best-known novel is ''Literature/TheStranger''.
* Creator/ReneBarjavel, science-fiction and anticipation writer
* Creator/RolandBarthes, literary critic and academic, pioneer of structuralism and post-structuralism.
* Creator/FrancisCarsac, geologist and science fiction writer
* Creator/JacquesDerrida, pioneer of the concept of {{Deconstruction}}
* Creator/MarcelProust, author of ''A La Recherche du Temps Perdu'' (English title: ''Remembrance of Things Past'')
* Creator/AntoineDeSaintExupery, author of ''Literature/TheLittlePrince''
* Creator/JeanPaulSartre
* Creator/BernardWerber, author of ''Les Fourmis''
* Creator/MilanKundera, born Czech but a citizen of France who considers himself a French writer, known for ''The Unbearable Lightness of Being.''


!!German
* Creator/BertoltBrecht
* Creator/MichaelEnde
* Creator/CorneliaFunke
* Creator/HermannHesse: Nobel Prize winning author of books like ''Siddhartha'', ''Steppenwolf'', ''Demian'', and ''Literature/TheGlassBeadGame''.
* Creator/{{Janosch}}
* Creator/MarcUweKling
* Creator/WalterMoers
* Creator/RainerMariaRilke
* Creator/GudrunPausewang
* Creator/SerdarSomuncu
* Creator/SimonBorowiak

!!Grenadian
* Creator/TobiasBuckell

!!Icelandic
* Creator/SigridurThorgeirsdottir
* Creator/SvavaJakobsdóttir (Author of ''Literature/TheSagaOfGunnlod''. Won the Henrik Steffens Award in 1997.)
* Creator/VilborgDagbjartsdóttir

!!Indian
* Creator/JhumpaLahiri (Indian-American writer, writes mostly about Indian immigrants to America)
* Creator/SalmanRushdie

!!Irish
* Creator/MaeveBinchy
* Creator/EoinColfer
* Creator/JohnConnolly
* Creator/LordDunsany: Early and prolific fantasy author best known for ''Literature/TheGodsOfPegana''. Highly admired by Creator/HPLovecraft and also influenced authors ranging from Tolkien to Gaiman.
* Creator/JamesJoyce: Not too shabby: in 1998, ''Modern Library'' ranked ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' No. 1, and ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' No. 3, on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century.
* Creator/PaulKearney, fantasy author, often compared to Creator/DavidGemmell.
* Creator/MarianKeyes: pioneer of ChickLit.
* Creator/DerekLandy
* Creator/SpikeMilligan
* Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw, prolific writer of plays and social activist.
* Creator/PaulAnthonyShortt, urban fantasy author.

!!Israeli
* Creator/EphraimKishon

!!Italian
* Creator/ItaloCalvino
* Creator/UmbertoEco
* Creator/PieroScaruffi

!!Japanese
* Creator/FumikoEnchi
* Creator/{{Gamma}}
* Creator/GenUrobuchi
* Creator/HarukiMurakami
* Creator/KazumaKamachi
* Creator/MurasakiYukiya
* Creator/ShigesatoItoi - he's published quite a few books, but it's not his primary profession.
* Creator/ShuheiFujisawa
* Creator/ShusakuEndo
* Creator/YoshikiTanaka
* Creator/YukioMishima

!!New Zealand
* Creator/BarryCrump
* Creator/BJKWhite
* Creator/MargaretMahy
* Creator/CherryWilder

!!Norwegian
* Creator/GerdBrantenberg
* Creator/MariMoenHolsve
* Creator/RubenEliassen

!!Peruvian
* Creator/MarioVargasLlosa

!!Polish
* Creator/JacekDukaj
* Creator/StanislawLem
* Creator/AndrzejSapkowski

!!Russian
* Creator/MikhailAkhmanov
* Creator/IsaacBabel: Writer of short stories, notably the cycles ''Tales from Odessa'' and ''Red Cavalry''.
* Creator/AndreiBelyanin
* Creator/KirBulychev: Creator of ScienceFiction series such as ''Literature/AliceGirlFromTheFuture''.
* Creator/OlegDivov: Popular modern scifi author.
* Creator/YuliaLatynina
* Creator/AndreyLivadny
* Creator/SergeyLukyanenko: ''Literature/NightWatch''.
* Creator/VladimirNabokov: Wrote a lot of stuff worth seeking out, but best known for "[[Literature/{{Lolita}} that novel with the pervy old guy]]".
* Creator/NickPerumov
* Creator/DmitryPuchkov
* Creator/AynRand: Philosopher and novelist.
* Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn
* The Creator/StrugatskyBrothers: Authors of Soviet ScienceFiction and satire.
* Creator/VladimirVasilyev: co-wrote the ''Day Watch'' with Lukyanenko, but is also the author of many original works.

!!Spanish
* Creator/FedericoGarciaLorca: Famous Andalusian playwright and poet full of angst. Killed right at the beginning of the UsefulNotes/SpanishCivilWar.

!!South African
* Creator/DaveFreer
* Creator/NadineGordimer Winner of a Nobel Prize in Literature, and also notable as an anti-apartheid activist.
* Creator/AlanPaton Most famous for his first novel, ''Literature/CryTheBelovedCountry''. Also an anti-apartheid activist.
* Creator/WilburSmith

!!Swedish
* Creator/AstridLindgren
* Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt
* Creator/HakanNesser

!!Thai
* Creator/SPSomtow, a.k.a. Creator/SomtowSucharitkul
* Creator/PitiYindee, a.k.a. Creator/{{Mokamoka}}

!!West Indian
* Creator/AnthonyWinkler: Jamaican-born author and lecturer, he is the writer of several novels set in Jamaica, including ''Literature/TheLunatic,'' ''Literature/ThePaintedCanoe,'' and his autobiographical work ''Literature/GoingHomeToTeach.''

!!Yugoslav
* Creator/DaniloKish
* Creator/IvoAndric
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