Meaning of WRITER in English

WRITER

n. 25B6; noun AUTHOR, wordsmith, man/woman of letters, penman; novelist, essayist, biographer; journalist, columnist, correspondent; scriptwriter, playwright, dramatist, dramaturge, tragedian; poet; informal scribbler, scribe, pen-pusher, hack. See list.

Writers

See also dramatist , poet . Lagerkvist, Pär (Swedish)

Achebe, Chinua (Nigerian) Lagerlöf, Selma (Swedish)

Ackroyd, Peter (English) Lampedusa, Giuseppe Tomasi di (Italian)

Addison, Joseph (English) La Rochefoucauld (French)

Aelfric (English) Lawrence, D. H. (English)

Aesop (Greek) Lawrence, T. E. (English)

Alain-Fournier (French) Le Carré, John (David Cornwell; English)

Alarcón, Pedro de (Spanish) Lee, Harper (American)

Alcott, Louisa May (American) Lee, Laurie (English)

Aldiss, Brian (English) Le Fanu, Sheridan (Irish)

Algren, Nelson (American) Le Guin, Ursula (American)

Amis, Kingsley (English) Leonard, Elmore (American)

Amis, Martin (English) Lesage, Alain-René (French)

Andersen, Hans Christian (Danish) Lessing, Doris (English)

Andri 0107; , Ivo (Serbian) Levi, Carlo (Italian)

Angelou, Maya (American) Levi, Primo (Italian)

Asimov, Isaac (American, b. in Russia) Lewis, C. S. (English)

Asturias, Miguel (Guatemalan) Lewis, Sinclair (American)

Atwood, Margaret (Canadian) Lindsay, Norman (Australian)

Austen, Jane (English) Lodge, David (English)

Bainbridge, Beryl (English) London, Jack (American)

Baldwin, James (American) Lowry, Malcolm (English)

Ballard, J. G. (British, b. in China) Lurie, Alison (American)

Balzac, Honoré de (French) Lyly, John (English)

Banks, Iain (Scottish) Lytton, Lord (English)

Barnes, Julian (English) Macaulay, Rose (English)

Barth, John (American) McCarthy, Mary (American)

Bates, H. E. (English) McCullers, Carson (American)

Bawden, Nina (English) McEwan, Ian (English)

Beckford, William (English) Mackenzie, Compton (English)

Beerbohm, Max (English) Maclean, Alistair (Scottish)

Behn, Aphra (English) Mahfouz, Naguib (Egyptian)

Belloc, Hilaire (British, b. in France) Mailer, Norman (American)

Bellow, Saul (American, b. in Canada) Malamud, Bernard (American)

Bennett, Arnold (English) Malory, Thomas (English)

Betti, Ugo (Italian) Malraux, André (French)

Beauvoir, Simone de (French) Mann, Thomas (German)

Bierce, Ambrose (American) Manning, Olivia (English)

Binchy, Maeve (Irish) Mansfield, Katherine (New Zealand)

Blackmore, Richard (English) Manzoni, Alessandro (Italian)

Boccaccio, Giovanni (Italian) Marryat, Frederick (English)

Böll, Heinrich (German) Marsh, Ngaio (New Zealand)

Borges, Jorge Luis (Argentinian) Maugham, Somerset (English)

Boswell, James (Scottish) Maupassant, Guy de (French)

Bowen, Elizabeth (British, b. in Ireland) Mauriac, François (French)

Boyd, Martin (Australian) Melville, Herman (American)

Bradbury, Malcolm (English) Meredith, George (English)

Bradbury, Ray (American) Mérimée, Prosper (French)

Bradford, Barbara Taylor (English) Miller, Henry (American)

Braine, John (English) Milne, A. A. (English)

Brink, André (South African) Mishima, Yukio (Kimitake Hiraoka; Japanese)

Brittain, Vera (English) Mitchell, Margaret (American)

Broch, Hermann (Austrian) Mitford, Nancy (English)

Brontë, Anne (English) Monsarrat, Nicholas (English)

Brontë, Charlotte (English) Montaigne, Michel de (French)

Brontë, Emily (English) Moore, Brian (Irish)

Brookner, Anita (English) Moore, George (Irish)

Browne, Thomas (English) Moravia, Alberto (Alberto Pincherle; Italian)

Buchan, John (Scottish) Morrison, Toni (American)

Bulgakov, Mikhail (Ukrainian) Munro, Alice (Canadian)

Bunyan, John (English) Murdoch, Iris (British, b. in Ireland)

Burgess, Anthony (English) Musil, Robert (Austrian)

Burney, Fanny (English) Mutanabbi, Abu al- (Persian)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice (American) Nabokov, Vladimir (American, b. in Russia)

Burroughs, William S. (American) Naipaul, V. S. (British, b. in Trinidad)

Butler, Samuel (English) Narayan, R. K. (Indian)

Byatt, A. S. (English) Nesbit, E. (English)

Calvino, Italo (Italian) Newby, Eric (English)

Camus, Albert (French) Nin, Anaïs (American)

Canetti, Elias (British, b. in Bulgaria) O'Brian, Patrick (Irish)

Capote, Truman (American) O'Brien, Edna (Irish)

Carey, Peter (Australian) O'Brien, Flann (Brian O'Nolan; Irish)

Carroll, Lewis (Charles Dodgson; English) Oë, Kenzaburo (Japanese)

Carter, Angela (English) Okri, Ben (Nigerian)

Cartland, Barbara (English) Ondaatje, Michael (Canadian, b. in Sri Lanka)

Carver, Raymond (American) Orczy, Baroness (British, b. in Hungary)

Cary, Joyce (English) Orwell, George (Eric Blair; English)

Cather, Willa (American) Ouida (English)

Cela, Camillo José (Spanish) Parker, Dorothy (American)

Céline, Louis (L. F. Destouches; French) Pasternak, Boris (Russian)

Cervantes, Miguel de (Spanish) Pater, Walter (English)

Chandler, Raymond (American) Paton, Alan (South African)

Chateaubriand, Vicomte de (French) Pavese, Cesare (Italian)

Chatwin, Bruce (English) Paz, Octavio (Mexican)

Cheever, John (American) Peacock, Thomas Love (English)

Chesterton, G. K. (English) Peake, Mervyn (English)

Christie, Agatha (English) Pepys, Samuel (English)

Clarke, Arthur C. (English) Perec, Georges (French)

Coetzee, J. M. (South African) Perelman, S. J. (American)

Colette (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette; French) Perrault, Charles (French)

Collins, Wilkie (English) Pliny the Younger (Roman)

Compton-Burnett, Ivy (English) Plutarch (Greek)

Conrad, Joseph (Teodor Korzeniowski; British, b. in Poland) Poe, Edgar Allan (American)

Cookson, Catherine (English) Porter, Katherine Anne (American)

Cooper, James Fenimore (American) Potter, Beatrix (English)

Corelli, Marie (English) Powell, Anthony (English)

Crane, Stephen (American) Pratchett, Terry (English)

Crompton, Richmal (English) Priestley, J. B. (English)

Cronin, A. J. (Scottish) Pritchett, V. S. (English)

Dahl, Roald (English) Proust, Marcel (French)

d'Annunzio, Gabriele (Italian) Puzo, Mario (American)

Daudet, Alphonse (French) Pym, Barbara (English)

Davies, Robertson (Canadian) Pynchon, Thomas (American)

Defoe, Daniel (English) Queen, Ellery (Frederick Dannay; American)

Deighton, Len (English) Queneau, Raymond (French)

De Quincey, Thomas (English) Rabelais, François (French)

Dick, Philip K. (American) Radcliffe, Ann (English)

Dickens, Charles (English) Ransome, Arthur (English)

Dinesen, Isak (Karen Blixen; Danish) Reade, Charles (English)

Doctorow, E. L. (American) Renault, Mary (Mary Chalans; British, resident in South Africa from 1948)

Dos Passos, John (American) Rendell, Ruth (English)

Dostoevsky, Fyodor (Russian) Rhys, Jean (Gwen Williams; British, b. in Domenica)

Doyle, Arthur Conan (Scottish) Rice, Anne (American)

Drabble, Margaret (English) Richardson, Samuel (English)

Dreiser, Theodore (American) Richler, Mordecai (Canadian)

Dumas, Alexandre (French) Robbe-Grillet, Alain (French)

Du Maurier, Daphne (English) Robbins, Harold (American)

Duras, Marguerite (French) Roth, Philip (American)

Durrell, Lawrence (English) Runyon, Damon (American)

Eco, Umberto (Italian) Rushdie, Salman (British, b. in India)

Edgeworth, Maria (Irish) Sackville-West, Vita (English)

Ehrenberg, Ilya (Russian) Sade, Marquis de (French)

Eichendorff, Josef (German) Sagan, François (French)

Eliot, George (Mary Ann Evans; English) Saint-Exupéry, Antoine (French)

Endo, Shusaku (Japanese) Saki (H. H. Munro; Scottish, b. in Burma)

Evelyn, John (English) Salinger, J. D. (American)

Farrell, J. G. (English) Sand, George (Amandine-Aurore Dupin, Baronne Dudevant; French)

Faulkner, William (Cecil Lewis Troughton; American) Sargeson, Frank (New Zealand)

Fielding, Henry (English) Sarraute, Nathalie (French, b. in Russia)

FitzGerald, F. Scott (American) Sartre, Jean-Paul (French)

Flaubert, Gustave (French) Sayers, Dorothy L. (English)

Fleming, Ian (English) Scott, Walter (Scottish)

Follett, Ken (English) Seth, Vikram (Indian)

Ford, Ford Madox (English) Shadbolt, Maurice (New Zealand)

Forester, C. S. (English) Shelley, Mary (English)

Forster, E. M. (English) Sholokhov, Mikhail (Russian)

Forsyth, Frederick (English) Shute, Nevil (English)

Fowles, John (English) Sillitoe, Alan (English)

Frame, Janet (New Zealand) Simenon, Georges (Belgian)

France, Anatole (Jacques-Anatole-François Thibault; French) Singer, Isaac Bashevis (American, b. in Poland)

Francis, Dick (English) Sitwell, Edith (English)

Franklin, Miles (Australian) Smollett, Tobias (Scottish)

Fuentes, Carlos (Mexican) Snow, C. P. (English)

Galsworthy, John (English) Solzhenitsyn, Alexander (Russian)

García Márquez, Gabriel (Colombian) Soyinka, Wole (Nigerian)

Gaskell, Mrs (Elizabeth Cleghorn Stevenson; English) Spark, Muriel (Scottish)

Genet, Jean (French) Spillane, Mickey (American)

Gibran, Khalil (American, b. in Lebanon) Stein, Gertrude (American)

Gibson, William (American) Steinbeck, John (American)

Gide, André (French) Stendhal (Marie Henri Beyle; French)

Gissing, George (English) Sterne, Laurence (Irish)

Gogol, Nikolai (Russian) Stevenson, Robert Louis (Scottish)

Golding, William (English) Stoker, Bram (Irish)

Goldsmith, Oliver (Irish) Stowe, Harriet Beecher (American)

Goncharov, Ivan (Russian) Strachey, Lytton (English)

Goncourt, Edmond de (French) Surtees, Robert (English)

Goncourt, Jules de (French) Sutherland, Efua (Ghanaian)

Gordimer, Nadine (South African) Svevo, Italo (Ettore Schmitz; Italian)

Gorky, Maxim (Aleksei Peshkov; Russian) Swift, Jonathan (Irish)

Grahame, Kenneth (Scottish) Symons, Julian (English)

Grass, Günter (German) Thackeray, William Makepeace (British, b. in India)

Graves, Robert (English) Theroux, Paul (American)

Greene, Graham (English) Thompson, Flora (English)

Grisham, John (American) Thoreau, Henry (American)

Haggard, Rider (English) Tolkien, J. R. R. (British, b. in South Africa)

Hall, Radclyffe (English) Tolstoy, Leo (Russian)

Hammett, Dashiell (American) Tremaine, Rose (English)

Hamsun, Knut (Norwegian) Trevor, William (Irish)

Hardy, Thomas (English) Trollope, Anthony (English)

Hartley, L. P. (English) Trollope, Joanna (English)

Hašek, Jaroslav (Czech) Turgenev, Ivan (Russian)

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (American) Twain, Mark (Samuel Clemens; American)

Hazlitt, William (English) Updike, John (American)

Heller, Joseph (American) Vargas Llosa, Mario (Peruvian)

Hemingway, Ernest (American) Verne, Jules (French)

Henry, O. (William Porter; American) Vidal, Gore (American)

Herriot, James (James Alfred Wight; English) Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet; French)

Hesse, Hermann (Swiss, b. in Germany) Vonnegut, Kurt (American)

Heyer, Georgette (English) Wain, John (English)

Highsmith, Patricia (American) Walker, Alice (American)

Hoffman, E. T. A. (German) Wallace, Edgar (English)

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (American) Walpole, Horace (English)

Hornung, Ernest (English) Walton, Izaak (English)

Hugo, Victor (French) Warren, Robert Penn (American)

Huxley, Aldous (English) Waugh, Evelyn (English)

Irving, John (American) Webb, Mary (English)

Irving, Washington (American) Weldon, Fay (English)

Isherwood, Christopher (American, b. in England) Wells, H. G. (English)

Ishiguro, Kazuo (British, b. in Japan) Welty, Eudora (American)

Jacobs, W. W. (English) Wesley, Mary (English)

James, Henry (British, b. in America) West, Rebecca (Cicely Fairfield; English)

James, M. R. (English) Wharton, Edith (American)

James, P. D. (English) White, Patrick (Australian)

Jerome, Jerome K. (English) White, T. H. (British, b. in India)

Joyce, James (Irish) Wilder, Thornton (American)

Kadare, Ismail (Albanian) Williamson, Henry (English)

Kafka, Franz (Czech) Wilson, Angus (English)

Kawabata, Yasunari (Japanese) Wodehouse, P. G. (British)

Keneally, Thomas (Australian) Wolf, Christa (German)

Kerouac, Jack (American) Wolfe, Tom (American)

Kesey, Ken (American) Wollstonecraft, Mary (English)

King, Stephen (American) Wood, Mrs Henry (English)

Kingsley, Charles (English) Woolf, Virginia (English)

Kipling, Rudyard (British, b. in India) Wren, P. C. (English)

Koestler, Arthur (British, b. in Hungary) Wright, Richard (American)

Kundera, Milan (Czech) Wyndham, John (English)

La Bruyère, Jean de (French) Zola, Émile (French)

Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de (French)

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