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  • Zoë Akins (1886 - 1958)
    Zoe Akins, playwright, was born in Humansville, Missouri on October 30, 1886. She was educated at home, at Monticello Seminary in Godfrey, Illinois, and at Hosmer Hall in St. Louis. For many years, Aki...
  • Graydon Carter
    Edward Graydon Carter (born 14 July 1949) is a Canadian-born American journalist and has served as the editor of Vanity Fair since 1992. He also co-founded, with Kurt Andersen and Tom Phillips, the s...
  • Bo Gritz
    James Gordon "Bo" Gritz (/ˈɡraɪts/; born January 18, 1939) is a former United States Army Special Forces officer who served in the Vietnam War. His post-war activities – n...
  • <private> (Rich)
    Ronda Rich, best-selling author and syndicated columnist, first exploded on the national stage over a decade ago with the wildly successful What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), a book ...
  • Erika Glaser Wallach (adopted) (1922 - 1993)
    Erica Glaser Wallach, who spent five years in Communist prisons at the height of the cold war on espionage charges that the Soviet authorities later said were false, died on Dec. 22 in Fauquier Hos...


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.

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