Authors that begin with J

J. M. Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

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Jack London

John Griffith London was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer of commercial fiction and American magazines, he was one ... [View more]

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Jacob Abbott

Jacob Abbott was an American writer of children's books. He attended the Hallowell Academy

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James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances depicting frontier and Native American lif... [View more]
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James Hogg

James Hogg was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English. He became widely known as the "Ettrick Shepherd", a nickna... [View more]
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James Huneker

James Gibbons Huneker was an American art, book, music, and theater critic. A colorful individual and an ambitious writer, he was "an American with a... [View more]
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James Joyce

Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic who contributed to the modernist avant-garde movement.

He is regarde... [View more]

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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end... [View more]

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Jean Racine

Jean Racine, baptized Jean-Baptiste Racine was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and ... [View more]
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Jerome K. Jerome

Jerome Klapka Jerome was an English writer and humourist.

He is best kwown for the comic travelogue Three Men in a Boat, Three Men on the B... [View more]

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Jesse Lynch Williams

Jesse Lynch Williams was an American author and dramatist. He won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Why Marry?. He was a journalist f... [View more]

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director, critic, and amateur artist. He is consider... [View more]
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Johanna Spyri

Johanna Louise Spyri was a Swiss author of novels, notably children's stories. Born in Hirzel, a rural area in the canton of Zurich, Switzerland, as ... [View more]
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John Buchan

John Buchan was a Scottish novelist, historian, and Unionist politician who served as Governor General of Canada.

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John Bunyan

John Bunyan was an English writer and Puritan preacher who wrote mainly expanded sermons.

His most kwown work is The Pilgrim's Progress, a... [View more]

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John Galsworthy

John Galsworthy OM was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Cha... [View more]
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John Keats

John Keats was an English Romantic poet. He was prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, though... [View more]
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John Milton

John Milton was an English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He wrote at a time of religious flux a... [View more]
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John Webster

John Webster was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as m... [View more]

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Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and Anglican cleric who ... [View more]
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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English langua... [View more]
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Joseph Jacobs

Joseph Jacobs was an Australian folklorist, translator, literary critic, social scientist, historian and writer of English literature who became a ... [View more]

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Jules Verne

Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.

Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and mos... [View more]

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