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  • Bud Shuster, U.S. Congress
    E. G. (Bud) Shuster , (father of William Shuster), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Glassport, Allegheny County, Pa., January 23, 1932; B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pa., 1954; M.B.A., D...
  • Tim Lahaye (1926 - 2016)
    Tim LaHaye, evangelical leader and ‘Left Behind’ co-author, passes at 90 By Lori Arnold Dr. Tim F. LaHaye, the son of a Detroit autoworker who grew up to become a respected pastor, in...
  • Dalene Matthee (1938 - 2005)
    Matthee's ashes are scattered at Krisjan-se-Nek, one of her favourite places in the Knysna Forest. In 2008, a memorial was erected here in her memory and the 800-year-old Yellowwood tree standi...
  • Jeffrey Smith (1939 - 2004)
    Jeffrey L. "Jeff" Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Taco...
  • Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (1812 - 1895)
    Already fluent in several languages, including Persian, Hebrew, and Latin, she learned Welsh after marrying a Welsh indusrialist. Her translation of Welsh myths, The Mabinogion, was the first printed...


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.