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  • William Somerset Maugham, CH (1874 - 1965)
    William Somerset Maugham was a famous English author, novelist and playwright. His popularity lies in the fact that by early 1930's, he had become the highest paid author of his era. His most famous wo...
  • Sarah "Sally" Wister (1761 - 1804)
    Sarah ("Sally") Wister (July 20, 1761 – April 21, 1804) was a girl living in Pennsylvania during the American Revolution. She is principally known as the author of Sally Wister's Journal, written when ...
  • Reverend Johann Jacob Zimmerman, Sr. (1642 - 1693)
    Johann Jacob Zimmermann was a German nonconformist theologian, millenarian, mathematician, and astronomer. An astronomer and astrologer, Zimmerman produced one of the first Equidistant Conic Projecti...
  • Tim Pigott-Smith, OBE (1946 - 2017)
    Tim Pigott-Smith was an English film and television actor and author. He was best known for his leading role as Ronald Merrick in the television drama series The Jewel in the Crown , for which he won t...
  • William Duncan Latto (1823 - c.1899)
    Entry for WD Latto in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-14) Latto, William Duncan [pseud. Tammas Bodkin] (1823–1899), author and newspaper editor, was born on 4 April 1823 in Hurrel's Wyn...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author

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.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author]

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.