Heartbreakingly honest writer... “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism.

Isaac Asimov

Gustave Flaubert (French, 1821- 1880) was a French writer who is counted among the greatest novelists in Western literature. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style.

Anne Sexton at work.

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose | Books | theguardian.com

Amiri Baraka obituary

Clarice Lispector (1920-1977). Clarice Lispector was a Brazilian writer who has been described as the most important Jewish writer since Franz Kafka. Acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories, she was also a journalist.

“You cannot teach creativity—how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.” -Mario Vargas Llosa

Sam Jordison: Can dramatic poetry only be fully appreciated on stage, as purists argue - and where do audiobooks fit into the picture?

Agatha Christie

Alexandre Dumas

Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With The Wind"

W. Somerset Maugham

Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers

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