Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (1900 -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. She won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. A collection of articles written by Mitchell for The Atlanta Journal was republished in book form.
Joyce Carol Oates (1938 -) is an American author. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over fifty novels, as well as many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her novel won the National Book Award, and her novels Black Water, What I Lived For, and Blonde were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky(1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, and essayist. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russia. His most memorable works include Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Altogether he wrote 11 novels, 3 novellas, 17 short novels, and 3 essays.