Authors of the 20th Century

Authors who started their careers in the 20th century.

When adding entries, please put them in alphabetical order within the proper national section.
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    American 

    Argentinian 

    Australian 

    Austrian 

    Belgian 
  • Georges Simenon, prolific Belgian-French writer of pulp novels, detective fiction and psychological fiction, creator of Inspector Maigret.

    Brazilian 

    British (United Kingdom) 

    Canadian 

    Chilean 

    Chinese 
  • Jin Yong: Prolific author, and one of, if not the biggest author in the genre of Wuxia.
  • Lu Xun: Founder of modern Chinese literature.

    Colombian 

    Czech 
  • Franz Kafka: Author of surrealist literature. Considered a rather influential writer despite completing and publishing very little. Best known for The Metamorphosis and The Trial.
  • Jiri Kulhanek: Author of vampire fiction

    Danish 

    Dutch 

    French 

    German 

    Indian 

    Irish 

    Israeli 

    Italian 

    Japanese 

    New Zealand 

    Norwegian 

    Peruvian 

    Polish 

    Russian 

    Spanish 

    South African 

    Swedish 

    Thai 

    West Indian 

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