Famous Writers names list
Remember an author doesn’t become famous because of his personality, but it is mainly his prize winning possession of his thoughts and imagination which brings fame and name. There are several famous authors that we’ve missed out in this list but have also tried to include some writing stalwarts you couldn’t deny. Let us know your opinion about them in comments.
10. Oscar Wilde (Ireland):
Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, on 16 October 1854. This phenomenon of 19th century was a gifted poet, playwright, and wit. He was famed for advocating the importance of style in life and art, and of attacking Victorian narrow mindedness. The triumph of his play Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892) inaugurated his most glorious years. It was followed by A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895).
9. Kurt Vonnegut (America):
Kurt Vonnegut was born in 1922 in Indianapolis. He attended Cornell University before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, where as a prisoner of war he witnessed the bombing of Dresden, Germany, an event which became the basis for his famous work, Slaughterhouse-Five. His masterpiece include Player Piano (1952), Mother Night (1961), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Cat’s Cradle (1971), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick (1976), Deadeye Dick (1982), Gallapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1987), Hocus Pocus (1990), and Timequake (1997).
8. Fyodor Dostoevsky (Russia):
Fyodor (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, journalist, short-story writer whose psychological penetration into the human soul had a profound influence on the 20th century novel. Released from his imprisonment and service by 1858, he began a fourteen-year period of furious writing, in which he published many significant texts. Among these are: The House of the Dead (1862), Notes From The Underground (1864), Crime and Punishment (1866), The Idiot (1868), and Devils (1871).