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  • Mary Ward (1827 - 1869)
    Mary Ward (née King ; 27 April 1827 – 31 August 1869) was an Irish naturalist, astronomer, microscopist, author, and artist. She was killed when she fell under the wheels of an experimental steam ca...
  • Lalla Ward
    The Hon. Sarah Jill "Lalla" Ward (born 28 June 1951) is an English actress, artist, and author. She is best known for playing the role of Romana in the BBC television series Doctor Who from 1979 to ...
  • Jesper Danielis Svedberg (1653 - 1736)
    i Skara och över kolonin New Sweden i nordamerika samt teologie professor och domprost i Uppsala. Utgav 1694 års psalmbok, som i reviderat skick blev Sveriges första rikspsalmbok året därpå. Mer info p...
  • Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 - 1772)
    Emanuel Swedenborg ; born Emanuel Swedberg on 29 January 1688; died 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist, philosopher, theologian, revelator, and mystic. He is best known for his book on the afterlif...
  • Miyamoto Musashi (1584 - 1645)
    Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵, 1584 – 13 June 1645), also known as Shinmen Takezō, Miyamoto Bennosuke or, by his Buddhist name, Niten Dōraku, was a Japanese swordsman, philosopher, strategist, writer and r...

Authors & Writers

Definition (Oxford Paperback Dictionary Thesaurus 2001)

A writer is a person who has written a particular text, or who writes books or articles as an occupation - the thesaurus lists author, bard, composer, dramatist, journalist, littérateur, novelist, playwright, poet, wordsmith.

Please link the profiles of writers to this project and consider whether they could also be added to other genre projects listed below. This is a universal project.

References and Sources

Celebrated and influential writers from around the world.

An author is broadly defined as "the person who originated or gave existence to anything" and whose authorship determines responsibility for what was created. Narrowly defined, an author is the originator of any written work and can also be described as a writer.