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  1. Heather Hunter

    Heather Hunter


    Heather Keisha Hunter (born October 1, 1969) (nicknamed Double H) is an American former pornographic actress, who is now a rap artist, painter, and author.

  2. J.K. Rowling

    J.K. Rowling


    Joanne "Jo" Rowling, OBE FRSL (/ˈrlɪŋ/; born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a series of films which is the second highest-grossing film series in history. Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and maintained creative control by serving as a producer on the final instalment.

  3. Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath


    Sylvia Plath (/plæθ/; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956; they lived together in the United States and then England, and had two children, Frieda and Nicholas. Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life. She committed suicide in 1963.

  4. Virginia Woolf

    Virginia Woolf


    Adeline Virginia Woolf (ˈwʊlf; née Stephen; 25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.

  5. Anna Burns

    Anna Burns


    Anna Burns (born 1962) is an Irish author. She was born in Belfast and moved to London in 1987. Her first novel, No Bones, is an account of a girl's life growing up in Belfast during the Troubles.

  6. Laura Esquivel

    Laura Esquivel


    Laura Esquivel (born September 30, 1950) is a Mexican novelist, essayist, and screenwriter who has made noted contributions to Latin-American literature. Her first novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) became a bestseller in Mexico and America, and was later developed into an award-winning film.

  7. Jane Austen

    Jane Austen


    Jane Austen (ˈn ˈɔːstən; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

  8. Margaret Mitchell

    Margaret Mitchell


    Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author and journalist. One novel by Mitchell was published during her lifetime, the American Civil War-era novel, Gone with the Wind, for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. In more recent years, a collection of Mitchell's girlhood writings and a novella she wrote as a teenager, Lost Laysen, have been published. A collection of articles written by Mitchell for The Atlanta Journal was republished in book form.

  9. Daphne Du Maurier

    Daphne Du Maurier


    Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE (ˈdæfni d ˈmɒri.; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a Cornish author and playwright.

  10. Jacqueline Wilson

    Jacqueline Wilson


    Dame Jacqueline Wilson, DBE, FRSL (born 17 December 1945) is an English writer known for her vast and diverse work in children's literature. Her novels commonly deal with such challenging themes as adoption, divorce and mental illness. Addressing such issues has made her controversial because her readers are young. From 2005 to 2007 she was British Children's Laureate. For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Wilson is U.K. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.

  11. Toni Morrison

    Toni Morrison


    Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She was also commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005. She won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1988 for Beloved and the Nobel Prize in 1993. On May 29, 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Morrison serves as Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.

  12. Samira Khashoggi

    Samira Khashoggi


    Samira Khashoggi (or Kashoggi) (1935 – March 1986) was an influential, progressive author of several books and the first wife of Egyptian born Mohamed Al-Fayed, and the mother of Dodi Fayed.

  13. Plum Sykes

    Plum Sykes


    Victoria "Plum" Sykes (born 4 December 1969) is an English-born fashion journalist, novelist and socialite.

  14. Anabela Basalo

    Anabela Basalo


    Anabela Basalo (Serbian: Анабела Басало) (born September 4, 1972 in Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian writer.

  15. Mary Shelley

    Mary Shelley


    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (née Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.

  16. Isabel Allende

    Isabel Allende


    Isabel Allende (born 2 August 1942) is a Chilean-American writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the "magic realist" tradition, is famous for novels such as The House of the Spirits (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and City of the Beasts (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002), which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". In 2004, Allende was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  17. Kei Marimura

    Kei Marimura


    Kei Marimura (真梨邑ケイ Marimura Kei) is a Japanese Jazz singer, actress, author, gravure model and AV actress.

  18. Emily Brontë

    Emily Brontë


    Emily Jane Brontë (ˈbrɒnti, commonly ˈbrɒnt; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell.

  19. Elsa Morante

    Elsa Morante


    Elsa Morante (18 August 1912 – 25 November 1985) was an Italian novelist, perhaps best known for her novel La storia (History).

  20. Cristina Comencini

    Cristina Comencini


    Cristina Comencini (born 8 May 1956) is an Italian film director, screenwriter and novelist.

  21. Rosemary Rogers

    Rosemary Rogers


    Rosemary Rogers, née Rosemary Jansz (born 7 December 1932 in Panadura, Ceylon, now Sri Lanka) is a best-selling author of historical romance novels. Her first book, Sweet Savage Love, was published in 1974. She was the second romance author, after Kathleen Woodiwiss, to have her novels published in trade paperback format. Both writers found their initial success working with editor Nancy Coffey who was then with Avon Books. Rogers is considered to be one of the founders of the modern historical romance, and many of today's writers cite her writing as one of their biggest influences. She lives in California.

  22. Henriett Seth F.

    Henriett Seth F.


    Henriett Seth F. (Hungarian pseudonym Seth F. Henriett; birth name Fajcsák Henrietta; born 27 October 1980) is a Hungarian autistic savant poet, writer, musician and artist who became world famous with one book titled Autizmussal önmagamba zárva ("Closed into myself with autism") and her one sentence on many cubes from her book made one monodrama, titled Nemsenkilény, monológ nemmindegyembereknek ("Notanobodycreature"), before the age of 30 worldwide and internally having regard to her childhood autism and heart disorders as mitral valve prolapse, three eye disorders as nearsightedness, astigmatism, strabismus, orthopedic diseases and other physical disorders. She gave up creative music career altogether at the age of 13, creative writing altogether at the age of 25 and she also gave up creative painting altogether before the age of 27. Henriett Seth F.' s life and arts can be compared Arthur Rimbaud' s life and arts after her "Little Wassily Kandinsky" 's early childhood savant syndrome years. Henriett universal effect of all that was what we now call autism and savant syndrome, see Darold Treffert, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Henriett Seth F. - Rain Girl and National Talents Support Council, Particular Educational Talents Support Council, Budapest, Hungary: Henriett Seth F. - The Rain Girl Artist.

  23. Jane Hamilton

    Jane Hamilton


    Jane Hamilton (born July 13, 1957) is an American novelist.

  24. Viviane Ventura

    Viviane Ventura


    Viviane Ventura is a British actress and socialite. Her youngest daughter is the British environmentalist Sheherazade Goldsmith.

  25. Flannery O'Connor

    Flannery O'Connor


    Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. Her writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics.

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