Hubert Selby Jr. (23 July, 1928 – 26 April, 2004) was a writer and novelist from Brooklyn, NY known for exploring the New York area.
Mari Evans (16 July, 1919 – 10 March, 2017) was an award winning poet, editor, and writer, known for poems which are direct, yet lyrical.
Ann Radcliffe (9 July, 1764 – 7 February, 1823) was an English author who is known for pioneering the Gothic fiction genre.
Wisława Szymborska (2, July 1923 – 1, February 2012) was a Nobel Prize winning poet. Translator, and essayist from Poland.
George Orwell was an English novelist, journalist, critic and writer known for his classic novels such as Animal Farm and 1984, published posthumously.
Sylvia Porter (18 June, 1913 – 5 June, 1991) was an economist, journalist and author from Patchogue, New York, on the south shore of Long Island.
Yasunari Kawabata (11 June, 1899 –16 April, 1972) was a Nobel Prize winning novelist from Japan. He was the first Japanese author to have been awarded the prize
Elizabeth Jolley (4 June, 1923 – 13 February, 2007) was a multiple award winning Australian writer, novelist, and short story teller.
Alexander Pope (21 May, 1688 – 30 May, 1744) was a poet and satirist, considered to be one of the best English poets of the early 18th century
Hal Borland (14 May, 1900 – 22 February, 1978) was an American author, mostly focusing on non-fiction books and articles about nature and the outdoors.