Authors that begin with W

W. E. B. Du Bois

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author, writer and editor. ... [View more]
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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorp... [View more]
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Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of... [View more]
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Washington Irving

American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.

His historical works include biograph... [View more]

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Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins, in full William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist and one of the earliest writers of the mystery story. Although he wrote many bo... [View more]
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Willa Cather

Willa Sibert Cather was an American writer. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours, a novel set during World War I. [View more]
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William Hope Hodgson

William Hope Hodgson was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overla... [View more]
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William Makepeace Thackeray

William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist, author and illustrator, who was born in India. He is known for his satirical works, particularly... [View more]
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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greates... [View more]
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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their... [View more]
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