Authors that begin with A

A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was an English author, a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previou... [View more]
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Abbé Prévost

Antoine François Prévost d'Exiles, usually known simply as the Abbé Prévost, was a French author and novelist. [View more]
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Adam Smith

Adam Smith FRSA was a Scottish economist and philosopher who was a pioneer of political economy and key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment. A... [View more]
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Aesop

Aesop was a Greek fable writer and storyteller. Although his existence remains unclear and none of his writings have survived, numerous ta... [View more]
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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an English writer who excelled mainly in the detective novel genre, publishing more than 60 novels of this type throughout her ... [View more]
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Albert Pike

Albert Pike was an American author, poet, orator, editor, lawyer, jurist and Confederate general who served as an associate justice of the Arkansas... [View more]
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Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was a British writer best known for his keen perception and ability to imagine dystopian futures with startl... [View more]
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Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered the founder of modern Russian literat... [View more]
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Alexandre Dumas (père)

Alexandre Dumas also known as Alexandre Dumas père (where père is French for 'father', thus 'the elder/senior'), was a French writer. His works have... [View more]
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Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis Henri Charles de Clérel, better known as Alexis de Tocqueville, was a French politician, jurist, thinker and historian. [View more]
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Alfred Lawson

Alfred William Lawson was a professional baseball player, aviator and utopian philosopher. He was a baseball player, manager, and league promoter from... [View more]
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Allen Upward

George Allen Upward was a poet, lawyer, politician and teacher british. His work was included in the first anthology of Imagist poetry, Des Imagistes,... [View more]
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Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and Civil War veteran. A prolific and versatile writer, Bi... [View more]
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Andy Adams

Andy Adams was born in Indiana. He began writing at the age of 43. During the early 1880s he went to Texas, where he stayed for 10 years, spending... [View more]
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Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was an English novelist. She is well known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, which is now considered one of the top ten best s... [View more]
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Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. [View more]
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Anthony Hope

Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (9 February 1863 – 8 July 1933), was a British novelist and playwright. [View more]
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Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope was an English novelist and civil servant of the Victorian era. He wrote novels on political, social, and gender issues, and other to... [View more]
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Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history... [View more]
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Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was an English playwright, poet and novelist. She is considered one of the first professional women writers in the Engl... [View more]
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Aristophanes

Aristophanes son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion , was a comic playwright or comedy-writer of ancient Athens and a poet of Old Attic Comedy.... [View more]
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Aristotle

Aristotle is one of the most important philosophers of ancient Greece. He contributed to a wide variety of fields, including logic, metaphysics, et... [View more]
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Arnold Bennett

Enoch Arnold Bennett was an English author, best known as a novelist. He was a prolific writer, He wrote articles and stories for more than 100 differ... [View more]
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Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British author and physician. He is best known as the creator of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. [View more]
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Arthur Morrison

Arthur George Morrison was an English writer and journalist known for his realistic novels and stories about working-class life in London's East End, ... [View more]
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Arthur Schopenhauer

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher born in Danzig, Prussia (now Gdansk, Poland). His philosophical work had a strong inf... [View more]
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Arthur Stringer

Arthur Stringer was a Canadian novelist, screenwriter, and poet who later moved to the United States. He published 45 works of fiction and 15 othe... [View more]
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August Strindberg

Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal exp... [View more]
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Ayn Rand

Alice O'Connor, better known by her pen name Ayn Rand, was a Russian-born American writer and philosopher. She is known for her fiction and for dev... [View more]
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