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  • Leigh Brackett (1915 - 1978)
    Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American writer, particularly of science fiction. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as The Big Sleep (19...
  • Todd McFarlane
    Todd McFarlane (/məkˈfɑːrlɪn/; born March 16, 1961) is a Canadian artist, writer, designer and entrepreneur, best known for his work in comic books, such as the fantasy series Spawn. In the late 19...
  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (1922 - 2007)
    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. , ( November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was one of the most influential American writers of the 20th century. He wrote such works as Mother Night (1961), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), ...
  • Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)
    Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for science fict...
  • Olive Higgins Prouty (1882 - 1974)
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Olive Higgins Prouty (January 10, 1882 - March 24, 1974) was an Ameri...


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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Celebrated and influential writers from around the world.