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  • William Allen, D.D. (1784 - 1868)
    ) William Allen (January 2, 1784 – July 16, 1868) was an American biographer, scholar and academic. --------------------------------------------------------- Biographer, academic scholar a...
  • Joel Asaph Allen (1838 - 1921)
    Joel Asaph Allen (July 19, 1838 – August 29, 1921) was an American zoologist, mammalogist and ornithologist. He became the first president of the American Ornithologists' Union, the first cura...
  • Jane Alexander
    Jane Alexander (born October 28, 1939) is an American actress, author, and former director of the National Endowment for the Arts. Although perhaps best known for playing the female lead in The Great...
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836 - 1907)
    Thomas Bailey Aldrich (/ˈɔːldrɪtʃ/; November 11, 1836 – March 19, 1907) was an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorsh...
  • Robert A. Alberty (1921 - 2014)
    Robert Arnold Alberty (June 21, 1921 – January 18, 2014) was an American biophysical chemist, Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a member of the National Acad...


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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