Louisa May Alcott
author of Little Women

Hans Christian Anderson
fairy tale writer

Margaret Atwood
Canadian novelist, poet

Jane Austen
English novelist

Susan Wise Bauer
The Story of the World series

Fawn M. Brodie

Robert Browning
English poet

Pearl S. Buck
Nobel prize-winning author

William F. Buckley, Jr.
conservative writer

Robert Burns
Scottish poet

Willa Cather
American novelist

Agatha Christie
mystery author

Samuel Clemens
a.k.a. Mark Twain

Charles Dickens
English novelist

Robert Frost
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
early feminist writer

Alex Haley
African-American novelist

Sharlot Hall
poet, writer, Arizona historian

Joshua Harris
pastor and author of I Kissed Dating Goodbye

Bret Harte
frontier California journalist

L. Ron Hubbard
science fiction writer

Helen Keller
blind and deaf author and lecturer

Jonathan Krohn
child political prodigy and teen author of Define Conservatism

Rose Wilder Lane
journalist, ghostwriter, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder

C.S. Lewis
Christian writer and apologist

Amy Lowell
Modernist poet

Gabriela Mistral
Nobel-prize winning Latin American poet

Sean O'Casey
Irish author

Thomas Paine
political writer during the American Revolution, author of Common Sense

Christopher Paolini
teen author of Eragon

Isabel Paterson
conservative political author

Alexander Pope
English essayist

Eleanor H. Porter
author of Pollyanna

Beatrix Potter
author of Peter Rabbit Tales

Jedediah Purdy
author of For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today

Kenneth Rexroth
poet, translator, critical essayist

Carl Sandburg
American poet

George Bernard Shaw
Irish-born playwright

Mary Shelley
best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein which she wrote at age 18

Mattie J. T. Stepanek
11-year-old author of Heartsongs

Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer

Rosemary Sutcliff
historical novels for children

Rabindranath Tagore
Bengali poet, essayist, dramatist, songwriter

J.R.R. Tolkien
author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings

Leo Tolstoy
Russian writer

Mark Twain
American writer and satirist

Mercy Warren
American Revolution eyewitness

Phillis Wheatley
African-American poet

Walt Whitman
American poet

Laura Ingalls Wilder
children’s book author

Virginia Woolf
English novelist

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