Great writers

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1. George Lucas

Writer | Star Wars

George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...

The creator behind the space saga Star Wars and the adventurer Indiana Jones.

2. Stan Lee

Producer | Doctor Strange

Stan Lee was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher, who was executive vice president and publisher of Marvel Comics.

Stan was born in New York City, to Celia (Solomon) and Jack Lieber, a dress cutter. His parents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Lee co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, ...

The founder of Marvel Comics and the creator of its many heroes: Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, the Hulk, Thor, and so on.

3. Charles Dickens

Writer | Scrooged

Charles Dickens' father was a clerk at the Naval Pay Office, and because of this the family had to move from place to place: Plymouth, London, Chatham. It was a large family and despite hard work, his father couldn't earn enough money. In 1823 he was arrested for debt and Charles had to start ...

A founding pioneer of English literature.

4. Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer | Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. He was a writer and producer, known for Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010) and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984). He was married to Jean Leckie and Louisa Hawkins. He died on July 7, 1930 ...

The creator of grandmaster detective Sherlock Holmes.

5. Mark Twain

Writer | Day of the Stranger

Mark Twain, born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri in 1835, grew up in Hannibal. He was a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River. Throughout his career, Twain served as a writer, lecturer, reporter, editor, printer, and prospector. Twain took his pen name from an alert cry used on his...

Writer of the childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

6. J.R.R. Tolkien

Writer | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

English writer, scholar and philologist, Tolkien's father was a bank manager in South Africa. Shortly before his father died (1896) his mother took him and his younger brother to his father's native village of Sarehole, near Birmingham, England. The landscapes and Nordic mythology of the Midlands ...

The builder of the land and history of Middle-Earth.

7. Agatha Christie

Writer | Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha was born as "Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller" in 1890 to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. Agatha was of American and British descent, her father being American and her mother British. Her father was a relatively affluent stockbroker. Agatha received home education from early childhood ...

A detective story pioneer, and the creator of master sleuths Hercule Poirot and Ms Marple.

8. Ian Fleming

Writer | Casino Royale

Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...

The creator of the iconic spy James Bond.

9. Tom Sharpe

Writer | Sexes faibles!

Tom Sharpe was born on March 30, 1928 in Holloway, Islington, London, England as Thomas Ridley Sharpe. He was a writer, known for Sexes faibles! (1992), The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt (1989) and Blott on the Landscape (1985). He was married to Nancy Anne Looper. He died on June 6, 2013 in Llafranc, ...

One of England's funniest satire writers.

10. Roald Dahl

Writer | The Witches

Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916. He served as a fighter pilot in the British R.A.F. (Royal Air Force) during World War II. He made a forced landing in the Libyan Desert and was severely injured. As a result, he spent five months in a Royal Navy hospital in Alexandria. Dahl is known for how he ...

One of the most colorful and lively children's fantasy writers.

11. John le Carré

Writer | The Constant Gardener

He was born in Poole, Dorset in England on October 19th, 1931. He went to Sherborne School and, later, studied German literature for one year at University of Bern. Later, he went to Lincoln College, Oxford and graduated in Modern Languages. From 1956 to 1958, he taught at Eton and from 1959 to ...

The creator of the dark and bleak spy thriller (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).

12. Charles M. Schulz

Writer | The Peanuts Movie

Charles M. Schulz was born on November 26, 1922 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Charles Monroe Schulz. He was a writer and producer, known for The Peanuts Movie (2015), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983) and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He was married to Jeannie Forsyth and Joyce ...

The creator of the dramedy comic Peanuts.

13. Gene Roddenberry

Writer | Star Trek

Gene Roddenberry was born on August 19, 1921 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Eugene Wesley Roddenberry. He was a writer and producer, known for Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). He was married to Majel Barrett and Eileen Anita Rexroat. He ...

The creator of the space saga Star Trek.

14. Jack Kirby

Writer | Black Panther

Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Jacob Kurtzberg. He is known for his work on Black Panther (2018), Iron Man (2008) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). He was married to Rosalind Goldstein-Kirby. He died on February 6, 1994 in Thousand ...

A comic artist-writer who collaborated in both Marvel and DC comics.

15. Akira Toriyama

Writer | Dragonball Evolution

He planned to end "Dragon Ball" with the Frieza saga (where Goku faces Frieza, the destroyer of his planet), but his publishers persuaded him to carry on the saga to include the Android, Cell and Buu sagas.

The creator of the classic action comedy Dragon Ball.

16. Leiji Matsumoto

Writer | Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years

Leiji Matsumoto was born on January 25, 1938 in Fukuoka, Japan as Akira Matsumoto. He is a writer and director, known for Captain Harlock and the Queen of a Thousand Years (1985), Uchû senkan Yamato (1974) and Saraba uchû senkan Yamato: Ai no senshitachi (1978). He is married to Miyako ...

A sc-fi manga writer who created space romances like Space Battleship Yamato, Galaxy Express 999 and Space Pirate Capt Harlock.

17. Monkey Punch

Writer | Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive

Monkey Punch was born on May 26, 1937 in Hamanaka, Hokkaido, Japan as Kazuhiko Katô. He was a writer and director, known for Rupan sansei: Dead or Alive (1996), Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995) and Lupin III: Burning Memory - Tokyo Crisis (1998). He died on April 11, 2019 in Sakura, Chiba,...

The creator of the adventurous thief Lupin III.

18. Mineo Maya

Writer | Patalliro!

His favorite character that he created is Maraich Juschenfe.

The creator of the surreal comedy Patalliro.

19. Kinoko Nasu

Writer | Fate/stay night

He cites Japanese mystery writers Soji Shimada, Kenji Takemoto, Yukito Ayatsuji and Natsuhiko Kyôgoku and Japanese manga writers Ken Ishikawa, Hideyuki Kikuchi and Yasuhiro Nightow as an influence on his work.

The creator of the supernatural drama series Fate.

20. Hideaki Sorachi

Writer | Gekijouban Gintama Kanketsu-hen: Yorozuyayo eien nare

He is very shy and doesn't allow photos of himself to be released to public.

The creator of the action comedy Gintama.

21. Terry Pratchett

Writer | Good Omens

Terry Pratchett was born on April 28, 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England as Terence David John Pratchett. He was a writer and actor, known for Good Omens (2019), Mort and The Wee Free Men. He was married to Lyn Marian Purves. He died on March 12, 2015 in Broadchalke, Salisbury, ...

A fantasy humorist writer who created the Discworld.

An artist and Pratchett's collaborator on Discworld.

23. Gerald Durrell

Writer | Tarka the Otter

Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India as Gerald Malcolm Durrell. He was a writer and director, known for Tarka the Otter (1978), The Durrells in Corfu (2016) and Masterpiece Classic (1971). He was married to Lee Durrell and Jacqueline Sonia Rasen. He died on January 30, ...

A naturalist who documented his childhood in Corfu studying his family and other animals.

24. René Goscinny

Writer | Astérix & Obélix contre César

René Goscinny was a French comic book writer, of Polish-Jewish descent. His parents were Stanislaw Simkha Goscinny and Anna "Hanna" Beresniak-Goscinna. The family name Goscinny means "hospitable" in the Polish language. Stanislaw was a chemical engineer from Warsaw, and Anna was from a small ...

The creator of classic French comics like Asterix and Lucky Luke.

25. Albert Uderzo

Writer | Astérix & Obélix contre César

Albert Uderzo is a French comic book writer and artist, of Italian descent. In 1927, Albert was born in the town of Fismes, in the Marne department of north-eastern France. Marne was created from the remains of the older province of Champagne, and the local capital is Chalons-en-Champagne.

Alnert's ...

An artist-writer and Goscinny's collaborator on Asterix.

26. G.K. Chesterton

Writer | Father Brown

Prolific English poet, novelist, essayist G (ilbert) K(eith) Chesterton was born in London on 29 May 1874. He was traditional, extolling the virtues of the 'little man', and the romantic, pre-modern past. He rejected the experimental in art as well as life, and distrusted the state and the modern ...

A master of wit and paradox, and the creator of the Father Brown mysteries.

27. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Writer | Le Petit Prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born into a family of old provincial nobility. Failing his final exams at a preparatory school, he entered the École des Beaux-Arts to study architecture. In 1921, he began military service in the 2nd Regiment of Chasseurs, and sent to Strasbourg for pilot training. The...

The creator of the classic fantasy fable The Little Prince.

28. Giovanni Guareschi

Writer | Le retour de Don Camillo

Giovanni Guareschi was born on May 1, 1908 in Roccabianca, Emilia-Romagna, Italy as Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi. He was a writer and director, known for The Return of Don Camillo (1953), La rabbia (1963) and Il marito in collegio (1977). He was married to Ennia Pallini. He died on July ...

An Italian writer and humorist who created the world of Don Camillo.

29. Frederick Forsyth

Writer | The Day of the Jackal

Frederick Forsyth was youngest pilot of the Royal Airforce, joining at the age of 19. He then became a journalist and worked for Reuters in several European capitals. Now he is a thriller author and his books have been sold over 35 million times worldwide.

The pioneer of the documentary-style thriller (The Day of the Jackal, the Dogs of War, the Fourth Protocol).

30. Mario Puzo

Writer | The Godfather

Mario Puzo was born October 15, 1920, in "Hell's Kitchen" on Manhattan's (NY) West Side and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-known novel, "The Godfather," was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels...

The creator of The Godfather underworld saga.

31. Jules Verne

Writer | Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was one of the most famous French novelists of all time. His major work is the "Extraordinary Journeys", a series of more than sixty adventure novels including "Journey to the Center of the Earth", "Around the World in 80 Days", "20.000 Leagues under the Seas" and "...

A pioneer of science fiction adventures.

32. William Shakespeare

Writer | M the Movie

William Shakespeare's birthdate is assumed from his baptism on April 25. His father John was the son of a farmer who became a successful tradesman; his mother Mary Arden was gentry. He studied Latin works at Stratford Grammar School, leaving at about age 15. About this time his father suffered an ...

One of history's greatest play writers.

33. Hergé

Writer | The Adventures of Tintin

Born under the name Georges Remi on May 22, 1907 in Brussels, Belgium. As a child, Herge had a gift for drawing but never had any formal training in the visual arts. He attended both school and the boy scouts during the World War 1 and post-World War 1 Era. After he finished school Herge published ...

The creator of the adventure comic Tintin.

34. Tove Jansson

Writer | Comet in Moominland

Tove Jansson was born on August 9, 1914 in Helsinki, Finland as Tove Marika Jansson. She is known for her work on Comet in Moominland (1992), Moomin (1990) and Mumintrollet (1969). She died on June 27, 2001 in Helsinki.

The writer of the surreal family saga the Moomins.

35. Rafael Sabatini

Writer | Captain Blood

Rafael Sabatini was born near the Adriatic seaport of Ancona, Italy to Anna Trafford, an Englishwoman, and Italian Vincenzo Sabatini, both of whom were well known opera singers. With their careers still in full swing and included much traveling, so baby Rafael was sent to her parents near Liverpool...

A master of historical adventures (Scaramouche, The Sea Hawk, Capt Blood).

36. Charles Addams

Writer | The Addams Family

Charles Samuel Addams, or Chill as his friends called him, was born on January 7, 1912, in Westfield, New Jersey. Records show at the time of his birth the Addams' lived on Summit Avenue. They moved several times before taking up permanent residence in 1920 on Elm Street and stayed there until 1947...

The creator of the darkly comical Addams Family.

37. Clamp

Writer | Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu

Nanase Okawa believes that love knows no barrier of age, gender or race. Thus many of Clamp's romances are between characters of different races/ages and even between characters of the same gender. However, she has noted that this perspective of romance is rather unconventional, so she keeps the ...

A writers group that established a fantasy universe (Rayearth, Cardcaptor Sakura, Chobits, etc).

38. Alejandro Jodorowsky

Writer | La montaña sagrada

Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...

The creator of the Metabaron space opera comic.

The creator of the urban adventure City Hunter.

40. Norton Juster

Writer | The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster was born on July 2, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for The Phantom Tollbooth, The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) and The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965).

The creator of the educational fable The Phantom Tollbooth.

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