César AiraArgentine author
Roberto BolañoTwentieth-century Chilean poet and novelist
Jorge Luis BorgesTwentieth-century Argentine author
Anne CarsonCanadian poet, essayist and translator of Greek mythology
Horacio Castellanos MoyaEl Salvadoran writer and journalist
Lawrence FerlinghettiAmerican writer, publisher, activist, visual artist, and founder of City Lights Books
Forrest GanderAmerican poet, novelist, and translator
Takashi HiraideJapanese writer
Yoel HoffmannIsraeli author and translator
Susan HoweAmerican poet and essayist
Bohumil HrabalCzech novelist and poet
John KeeneAmerican writer and translator
László KrasznahorkaiHungarian writer
Eka KurniawanIndonesian writer
Clarice Lispector20th-century Brazilian writer
Nathaniel MackeyContemporary American poet
W.G. SebaldGerman novelist and poet
Junichiro TanizakiJapanese writer
Tomas TranströmerSwedish poet and Nobel Laureate
Enrique Vila-MatasSpanish writer
Robert WalserEarly twentieth-century Swiss novelist
Eliot WeinbergerAmerican essayist and translator
Mushtaq Ahmed Yousufi
Kader AbdolahIranian-Dutch novelist
Max Blecher20th-century Romanian-born Jewish poet, prose writer, and translator of works into Romanian
Helen DeWittAmerican writer
Nicola GardiniItalian novelist
Octavio PazTwentieth-century Mexican Poet
Yoko TawadaContemporary Japanese-German prose writer
Dylan Thomas20th century Welsh poet
Tennessee WilliamsAmerica’s playwright
Osama AlomarSyrian-American poet and short story writer
Michael Henry Heim
Norman ManeaRomanian novelist
Walter AbishAustrian-American Postmodern Novelist
Hosam Aboul-ElaArabic translator
Kareem James Abu-ZeidTranslator from the Arabic
Valentine Ackland20th Century Modernist poet
Bernard AdamsTranslator of Hungarian Literature
Prince Ilango AdigalAncient Tamil poet and Jaina monk.
Martín AdánPeruvian modernist writer
Ah ChengContemporary Chinese author and screenwriter
Aftab AhmadUrdu translator
Will AlexanderContemporary African American poet
Ahmed Ali20th century Pakistani novelist
John AllmanContemporary American poet and novelist
Germano AlmeidaCape Verdean contemporary author
Corrado Alvaro20th century Italian journalist and writer
Alfred Andersch20th century German novelist and journalist
Sherwood Anderson20th century American novelist and short story writer
Eugénio de Andrade20th century Portuguese poet and translator
Chris AndrewsSpanish translator
Wayne Andrews20th century American author, editor and scholar
David AntinContemporary American poet and critic
Wang AnyiContemporary Chinese novelist
Hugh AplinTranslator from the Russian
Guillaume Apollinaire20th century French poet, playwright, art critic and Surrealist
Homero AridjisContemporary Mexican-Greek poet, novelist, columnist, diplomat and environmental activist.
E. B. AshtonEditor
Paul AusterContemporary American novelist, essayist, translator, and poet
Gennady Aygi20th century poet and translator of both Russian and Chuvash
Jimmy Santiago BacaContemporary Chicano poet and writer of short stories and screen plays
Honoré de Balzac19th century French novelist, playwright and realist
Carol BangsContemporary poet and editor
John BanvilleJohn Banville is an Irish novelist.
Djuna Barnes20th century American journalist, novelist and Modernist writer
Willis BarnstoneContemporary American poet and translator from Ancient Greek
Lee BartlettContemporary American author and scholar
Jacques BarzunContemporary scholar of American culture and historian
Christophe BatailleContemporary French novelist
H. E. Bates20th century English novelist and short story writer
Charles Baudelaire19th century French poet, essayist, and translator
Martin BaxContemporary English writer, editor and pediatrician
Kurt BealsGerman Translator
Bei DaoContemporary Chinese poet, representative of the Misty Poets.
Walter BenjaminWalter Benjamin was a German-Jewish literary critic, philosopher, translator and essayist.
Gottfried Benn20th century German poet, novelist and essayist
Eric BentleyContemporary British-American critic, playwright, editor, and translator
Nina Berberova20th century Russian immigrant novelist and short story writer who settled in Paris
Rafael BernalMexican writer
Mei-Mei BerssenbruggeChinese-born American poet
Giuseppe Berto20th century Italian novelist, film critic, and playwright
Berthold Biermann20th century German journalist, literary critic and political writer
Adolfo Bioy Casares20th century Argentine writer, translator and journalist
Carmel BirdTasmanian-born Australian novelist and short story writer
Jorge Barón Biza
R. P. Blackmur20th century American literary critic and poet
Harold BloomAmerican critic
Johannes Bobrowski20th century German lyric poet, narrative writer, and essayist
Ádám BodorContemporary Hungarian writer
Wolfgang Borchert20th century German author and playright of the Trümmerliteratur movement
Johan Borgen20th century Norwegian author, journalist, and critic
Jean-Francois BoryContemporary French writer, visual poet and painter
Alain Bosquet20th century Ukrainian born French Surrealist poet
Robert BoyersRobert Boyers is an American author and Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters at Skidmore College.
Kay Boyle20th century writer and political activist
Coral BrachoContemporary Mexican poet
Kamau BrathwaiteContemporary Caribbean writer
Edwin Brock20th century British poet
William Bronk20th century American poet
Christine Brooke-RoseBritish experimental writer and literary critic
Thomas Browne17th Century English writer
Mikhail Bulgakov20th century Russian novelist, playwright and journalist
Thomas BunsteadSpanish translator
Basil BuntingModernist poet of the 20th century and journalist
Frederick Busch20th century American short story writer and novelist
Nick CaistorTranslator from the Spanish
Can XueContemporary Chinese fiction writer and literary critic
Veza Canetti20th century Austrian writer and translator
Ernesto CardenalContemporary Nicaraguan theologian and poet
Patrick CarnegyContemporary writer, journalist and scholar
Hayden Carruth20th century American poet, literary critic and editor
John Carswell20th century British author, biographer and historian
Joyce Cary20th century Irish novelist and artist
Blaise Cendrars20th century Swiss Modernist novelist and poet
René Char20th century French poet and Surrealist
Bankim-Chandra Chatterjee19th century Indian novelist
Michal Choromanski20th century Polish novelist
Inger Christensen20th century poet, author, and playwright
Chuang Hua20th century Chinese novelist
Tom ClarkContemporary American poet, reviewer and biographer
Heather ClearyTranslator from the Spanish
Douglas Cleverdon20th century British writer, publisher, bookseller and radio producer
Stephen Clissold20th century British novelist and Council official
Jean Cocteau20th century French avant-garde writer, filmmaker and boxing manager
Andrei CodrescuAndrei Codrescu is a Romanian-American poet and novelist.
Jonathan CohenAmerican translator from the Spanish
Marvin CohenContemporary American, Jewish novelist and short story writer
Peter ColeContemporary American poet and translator of Hebrew.
Robert ColesContemporary American writer, professor and psychiatrist
C. J. CollinsTranslator from the Arabic
Maurice Collis20th century Irish novelist and historical writer
Cid Corman20th century American poet, editor and translator
Gregory Corso20th century American writer and Beat poet
Julio Cortázar20th century Argentine novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer and Surrealist
Albert Cossery20th century Egyptian writer
Robert Creeley20th century poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, editor and teacher
Michael P. Cronin
Rupert Copeland Cunningham
Louis-Ferdinand Céline20th century French writer and physician
Mircea CărtărescuContemporary Romanian author
Edward Dahlberg20th century expatriate American novelist and essayist
David Daiches20th century British author and literary critic
Alain Danielou20th century French intellectual, philosopher and specialist on Indian culture
Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat is an Haitian-American author.
René Daumal20th century French avant-garde poet, novelist, essayist and Surrealist
Guy Davenport20th century American writer, artist and professor
Michael DavidsonContemporary American poet and literary critic
Lydia DavisAmerican translator, novelist, poet, and essayist
Margaret DaweContemporary American writer and journalist
Osamu Dazai20th century Japanese novelist
Albert J. Devlin
Debra Di BlasiContemporary American fiction writer
Emily DickinsonAmerican poet
Michael DirdaMichael Dirda is an American literary critic.
Katrina DodsonTranslator from the Portuguese
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.)20th century American poet
Fyodor DostoevskyRussian writer
Coleman Dowell20th century American fiction writer and songwriter for Broadway and television
Edouard Dujardin20th century French novelist, playwright and editor
Robert Duncan20th century American poet affiliated with the San Francisco Renaissance and Beat movement.
Hidde Van Ameyden van Duym
Tibor Déry20th century Hungarian writer
Richard Eberhart20th century American writer and poet
Edward EdingerContemporary American Jungian analyst
Russell EdsonContemporary American prose poet
T. S. Eliot
Paul Éluard20th century French Surrealist poet
William Empson20th century English literary critic and writer
Shusaku Endo20th century Japanese writer
Barbara EplerPublisher and editor in chief of New Directions
Jenny ErpenbeckContemporary German freelance writer and opera director
Jeffrey EugenidesJeffrey Eugenides is an American novelist.
Caradoc Evans20th century Welsh story-writer, journalist, playwright and novelist
William Everson20th century American Beat poet and critic
Gavin Ewart20th century British poet
José Maria de Eça de Queirós19th century Portuguese diplomat and writer
Hans Faverey20th century Dutch poet
Thalia FieldContemporary American fiction writer
Leslie A. Fielder
Ronald Firbank20th century British novelist
Dudley Fitts20th century American teacher and translator of Greek
F. Scott Fitzgerald20th century American writer of the Jazz Age
Gustave Flaubert19th century French novelist
Angel Flores20th century Puerto Rican writer
Sylvia Frezzolini Severance
Christine FroulaContemporary American literary critic and professor
Judy GahaganContemporary American writer, poet, teacher, academic psychologist and musician
Jamey GambrellTranslator from the Russian
Chloe Garcia Roberts
John Gardner20th century American author
Constance GarnettConstance Garnett (1861–1946) was the first major translator of Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, and Gogol into English.
Romain GaryFranco-Lithuanian novelist
William H. GassWilliam H. Gass is an American novelist and critic.
Wilhelm GenazinoContemporary German freelance writer
William Gerhardie20th century Anglo-Russian novelist, playwright and short story writer
Van C. Gessel
André Gide20th century French novelist, critic, translator and essayist
Mirra GinsburgMirra Ginsburg is a Belarusian-born writer and translator.
Oliverio GirondoArgentine poet
Sheila Faria Glaser
Peter GlassgoldContemporary American writer and editor
GoetheGerman author, poet and philosopher of the 18th and 19th centuries
Nikolai GogolNikolai Gogol (1809–1852) was a novelist and political satirist. The author of Dead Souls and The Overcoat, he is considered one of Russia’s greatest writers.
Francisco GoldmanAmerican writer
Yvan Goll20th century Franco-German bilingual writer, playwright, novelist, translator and poet
William GoyenAuthor and translator from the French
Henry Green20th century British novelist
Allen GrossmanContemporary American poet
Martin GrzimekContemporary German novelist
Gu Cheng20th century Chinese poet
John GuareJohn Guare is an American playwright.
Albert J. Guerard
Henri GuigonnatHenri Guigonnat was a French writer primarily known for his book, Daemon in Lithuania, which is testimony to his humorous, perverse and elegant writing style.
Eugene Guillevic20th Century French Poet
Lars GustafssonContemporary Swedish novelist, story-writer, poet, critic and professor.
Leland GuyerPortuguese translator
Russell HaleyContemporary English fiction writer and poet
James B. Hall20th century American novelist and poet
Sam HamillContemporary American poet
Knut HamsunNorwegian novelist of the 19th and 20th centuries
Peter HandkeContemporary Austrian modernist novelist, poet, playwright and drama writer
Geraldine HarcourtJapanese translator
Luis HarssTranslator from the Spanish
Rosalind HarveyUK-based translator from the Spanish.
John Hawkes20th century American novelist
Albert Hayes20th century American editor and professor
Samuel HazoContemporary American poet
Robert HeiblingGerman scholar
Jan Heller Levi
Gustaw Herling-GrudzinskiGustaw Herling-Grudzinski was a Polish writer and soldier. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet gulag called A World Apart
William HerrickWilliam Herrick traveled all around the United States as a hobo, fought in the Spanish Civil War and spent much of his life in New York as a court reporter.
Hermann HesseHerman Hesse was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter who received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Literature.
David HintonDavid Hinton is an American poet and translator of ancient Chinese poetry.
David B. Hobbs
Michael HofmannPoet and translator from the German
Gert Hofmann20th Century German writer and scholar
Edwin HonigEdwin Honig was an American poet, playwright and translator. He was involved in the founding of the Brown University Graduate Program in Creative Writing.
Paul HooverPaul Hoover is an American poet and editor, and is widely known as the editor of New American Writing
Vicente HuidobroChilean poet
Maude HutchinsMaude Hutchins was an American novelist who was noted for her use of the nouveau roman style of writing.
Qurratulain HyderQurratulain Hyder was a novelist, academic and journalist who was considered very influential in Urdu literature.
Sonallah IbrahimEgyptian activist and writer
Christopher IsherwoodChristopher Isherwood was an English-American novelist who is best known for his novel A Single Man.
Ledo IvoBrazilian journalist, poet, novelist, and essayist who favored classical forms and rhythms
Rabee JaberLebanese novelist and journalist
Philippe JaccottetPhilippe Jaccottet is a poet and translator who publishes in French.
Anne JacksonAmerican Actress
Fleur JaeggyFleur Jaggy is a translator and novelist.
Henry JamesHenry James was a prolific author and one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism.
Gustav JanouchGustav Janouch was a Czech poet and memoirist remembered most for his memoir Conversations with Kafka
Alfred JarryAlfred Jarry was a French author and dramatist. The production of his Ubu Roi caused great controversy and riot on its opening night.
William Jay Smith
Robinson JeffersRobinson Jeffers was a modernist American poet
B.S. JohnsonB.S. Johnson was an English experimental novelist, poet, and critic.
Francis R. Jones
Gabriel JosipoviciGabriel Josipovici is a British novelist, critic and university professor.
Camilo José CelaCamilo José Cela was a significant contributor to 20th century Spanish Literature.
James JoyceJames Joyce was one of innovators of postmodernism. He is widely considered one of the most important writers of the 20th century.
Stanislaus JoyceEarly 20th century Irish writer and scholar
Margaret Jull Costa
Toming Jun Liu
Bilge KarasuBilge Karasu is regarded as the preeminent Turkish Modernist writer
Mary KarrContemporary American poet and writer
Bob KaufmanRobert Kaufman was one a Beat Poet who helped define the “San Francisco Renaissance” poetry movement
Donald KeeneTranslator and scholar of Japanese literature
Sue Monk KiddSue Monk Kidd is an American novelist.
Abdelfattah KilitoAbdelfattah Kilito is a Moroccan author who has published several books in Arabic and French.
Lincoln KirsteinLincoln Kirstein was an American writer best known for founding the New York City Ballet.
Danilo KišDanilo Kiš was a Yugoslavian novelist who wrote in Serbo-Croatian.
Lucas KleinTranslator from the Chinese
Heinrich von KleistHeinrich von Kleist was a German writer and soldier.
Alexander KlugeAlexander Kluge is a famous German filmmaker and author.
Kono TaekoTaeko Kono is a well known contemporary Japanese writer and critic.
Dezső KosztolányiDezső Kosztolányi was a Hungarian prose writer and poet.
Elaine KrafElaine Kraf is an American novelist and teacher.
Nicole KraussContemporary American author and friend of New Directions
Rüdiger KremerRüdiger Kremer is a contemporary German writer.
Miroslav KrležaMiroslav Krleža was a dominant Croatian and Yugoslav writer.
Mark KurlanskyMark Kurlansky is an American non-fiction writer and journalist.
Louise Labé16th century French female poet
Choderlos de LaclosFrench author and army general
Madame de LafayetteBaroque period author of The Princess of Clèves
Jules LaforguePoet of Moral Tales
John LahrJohn Lahr is a theater critic and has been the senior drama critic for the New Yorker since October 1992.
Davide LajoloBiographer of Cesare Pavase
Carlton LakeArt critic and collector.
P. LalP. Lal was a poet and Sanskrit scholar who helped bring ancient Sanskrit plays to a modern audience.
Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama is both the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
Dalai LamaThe Dalai Lama is both the head of State and the spiritual leader of Tibet.
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
Tommaso LandolfiTommaso Landolfi was a Italian writer and translator. His collection of stories, Gogol’s wife, was cited as a “must read” by Donald Barthelme
Deborah Larsenauthor of Stitching Porcelain
James LaughlinJames Laughlin was the founder of New Directions and author of several collections of poetry
Comte de LautréamontControversial French author who influenced surrealism
D. H. LawrenceAuthor of Lady Chatterly’s Lover and Quetzalcoatl
Robert Laxauthor of “33 Poems”
Irving LaytonAuthor of “Selected Poems”
Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin is an American writer.
Sylvia LegrisCanadian poet
Christine LehnerAuthor of “Expecting”
Herbert LeibowitzAuthor of Fabricating Lives
Sister Therese LentfoehrPoet and Nun
Siegfried LenzGerman author Siegfried Lenz has written novels and produced several collections of short stories, essays, and plays for radio and the theatre.
Denise LevertovPoet and political activist
Harry LevinLiterary scholar
Suzanne Jill Levine
Wyndham LewisEditor of Blast Magazine, Co-founder of Vorticism
Li Ching-ChaoAncient Chinese poet
Li PoAncient Chinese poet
Enrique Lihn20th Century Chilean poet
Hsieh Ling-YünHsieh Ling-Yün was an ancient Chinese poet who is credited with initiating the tradition of “rivers-and-mountains” poetry.
Luljeta LleshanakuContemporary Albanian poet
Federico García Lorca20th Century Spanish Poet
Johnny LorenzTranslator of Brazilian literature.
Linda LêAuthor of “The Three Fates”
Alfred MacAdamContemporary American Translator of Julio Cortázar’s FINAL EXAM
Donald MacAulay20th Century Scottish Poet
Hugh MacDiarmid20th century Scottish poet
Bonnie S. MacDougallContemporary Australian translator of Ah Chang
C. F. MacIntyre
Ian S. MacNivenIan. S. MacNiven is a American biographer.
Xavier de Maistre18th Century French writer
Stéphane MallarméFrench Symbolist Poet
Oscar Mandel20th Century Belgian writer
Abby Mann20th century American film writer and producer
David Markson20th Century Novelist
Javier MaríasContemporary Spanish novelist
Carole MasoContemporary Experimental Novelist
Alane Salierno Mason
Jackson MathewsAmerican poet and translator from the French.
Marthiel MathewsAmerican poet and translator from the French.
Armistead MaupinArmistead Maupin is an American writer.
Bernadette MayerContemporary American Poet
Paul McCarthyJapanese translator
Michael McClureContemporary American Poet, Playwright, Novelist
Carson McCullers20th Century American novelist
Anne McLeanSpanish Translator
Terrence McNallyTerrence McNally is an American playwright
Thomas Merton20th Century Theological Poet
Douglas Messerli20th Century American Poet and Publisher
Jeffery Meyers20th Century American Writer
Henri Michaux20th Century Belgian Poet
Dunya Mikhail20th Century Iraqi Poet
Henry Miller20th Century American writer
Anna MilsomTranslator of Spanish
Yukio Mishima20th Century Japanese novelist and playwright
Frédéric Mistral19th Century French Poet and Nobel Laureate
Breon MitchellContemporary American translator of German literature
Teru Miyamoto21st Century Japanese novelist
Eugenio Montale20th Century Italian poet and Nobel laureate
Rick MoodyRick Moody is an American novelist and short story writer.
Michael F. Moore
Paul Morand20th Century French Poet
Benjamin MoserBenjamin Moser is an American writer and translator.
Gregory MosherGregory Mosher is a long time director, producer, and writer. He is currently a professor at Columbia University.
Miranda Richmond Mouillot
Mu XinContemporary Chinese fiction writer and visual artist
Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon is an Irish poet.
James Munves20th Century American writer
Vladimir Nabokov20th Century Russian novelist
Pablo Neruda20th Century Chilean poet
Robert Nichols20th century American beat poet
John Nims20th Century American Poet
Amélie NothombContemporary Belgian writer
Idra NoveyContemporary American poet and translator
Joyce Carol OatesContemporary American Novelist
Griselda OhannessianNew Directions Publisher and Memoirist
Paul OlchváryHungarian translator
Charles Olson20th Century American Poet
George Oppen20th Century American Poet
István Örkény20th Century Hungarian Writer
Wilfred Owen20th Century British poet
José Emilio Pacheco20th Century Mexican Poet
Michael PalmerContemporary American Poet
Richard PanchykWriter, German translator
Nicanor Parra20th Century Chilean Poet
Geoffrey Parrinder20th Century Theologian
Boris Pasternak20th Century Russian Writer
Kenneth Patchen20th Century American Poet
J. C. Patrick
Ota Pavel20th Century Czech Writer
Paul M. Pearson
Victor PelevinContemporary Russian novelist
Marjorie PerloffContemporary American Literary Critic
Saint John Perse20th Century French Poet
Jan Peter Tripp
René Philoctète20th Century Haitian writer
Alejandra PizarnikArgentine poet
Po Chu-IAncient Chiense Poet
Joe Ashby Porter20th Century American Writer
Ezra Pound20th Century American poet
Caradog Prichard20th Century Welsh Novelist
Minna Zallman Proctor
James Purdy20th Century American novelist
Qian Zhongshu20th Century Chinese novelist
Raymond Queneau20th Century French experimentalist
Gregory Rabassa20th Century American translator
Mary de Rachewiltz20th Century American memoirist
Margaret Randall20th Century American Poet
John Ransom20th Century American literary critic
Raja Rao20th Century Indian novelist
Herbert Read20th Century British writer
Erik Reece20th Century American Art Critic
James ReidelJames Reidel is a poet, translator, and biographer.
Pierre Reverdy20th Century French poet
Kenneth Rexroth20th Century American poet, essayist, and translator.
Rodrigo Rey Rosa20th century Guatemalan novelist
Charles Reznikoff20th Century American writer of the Objectivist group
Keith RidgwayContemporary Irish writer
Rainer Rilke20th century German-language poet, novelist and translator
Arthur Rimbaud19th century French poet
Kim Stanley Robinson
Edouard Roditi20th Century American writer
Selden Rodman20th century American poet, writer and art critic
David RoesselEditor and Professor of Greek Language and Literature
Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo)British late 19th century novelist and short story writer
Guillermo Rosales20th century Cuban novelist
Evelio RoseroContemporary Colombian novelist
Joseph Roth20th Century Austrian writer
Jerome RothenbergContemporary American poet
Ralf RothmannContemporary German novelist and poet
Muriel RukeyserAmerican poet and activist
Annette J. Saddick
Nayantara SahgalContemporary Indian novelist and journalist
Saigyo12th century Japanese poet
Ihara Saikaku17th century Japanese poet
Yvonne L. Sandstroem
Geoffrey W. SargentGeoffrey W. Sargent is a translator.
William Saroyan20th century American novelist and playwright
Albertine SarrazinFrench-Algerian writer who wrote only two novels before dying at twenty-nine.
Jean-Paul Sartre20th century French writer, critic and philosopher
Irmgard Schloegl20th Century Zen Buddhist nun and writer
Delmore Schwartz20th century American poet and short story writer
G. SchwebellGertrude Schwebell is primarily a translator of German writing.
John ScottContemporary English-Australian poet
Peter ScottContemporary Canadian poet, journalist and diplomat
Will SelfWill Self is a British novelist and short story writer.
Eric SellandTranslator from the Japanese
Aharon ShabtaiContemporary Israeli poet and translator
Hasan Shah18th century Indian writer
John Patrick ShanleyAmerican playwright, screenwriter and director
Merchant-Prince ShattanAncient Tamil Poet
Kazuko ShiraishiContemporary experimental Japanese poet
Yvette SiegertTranslator from the Spanish
Katherine SilverContemporary American translator of Spanish
Charles SimicContemporary Serbian poet and translator
Andrew SinclairContemporary English writer and historian
C. H. Sisson20th-century British poet, translator, essayist, and novelist
Patti SmithPatti Smith is an American singer-songwriter and author.
Jordan A. Y. SmithJapanese translator
D. Smith20th Century English minister, scholar and teacher
Stevie Smith20th century English poet and novelist
Gary SnyderContemporary American beat poet, essayist and environmental activist
Gustaf Sobin20th century American poet and writer
Gilbert Sorrentino20th century American poet, novelist and critic
K. C. S. Sotelino
Muriel Spark20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist
Theodore SpencerAmerican poet
Enid StarkieIrish literary critic
George SteinerContemporary critic and essayist
Robert SteinerContemporary American writer
StendhalEarly 19th century French novelist
Bianca StoneBianca Stone is a poet and illustrator.
Anna Della SubinAmerican writer
Jules SupervielleEarly 20th century Uruguayan poet
Walter Sutton20th century American literary critic
Italo SvevoEarly 20th century Italian novelist
Richard SwartzContemporary Swedish writer
Antonio TabucchiContemporary Italian writer and academic
Nathaniel TarnContemporary franco-american poet, translator and critic
Craig Morgan Teicher
Emma TennantContemporary British novelist
Norman Thomas20th century American writer
Merlin Thomas20th century French scholar
Uwe TimmContemporary German author
Nancy M. Tischler
Stefan ToblerStefan Tobler is a translator from Portuguese and German.
Charles TomlinsonContemporary British poet and scholar
Federigo TozziEarly 20th century Italian realist writer
Lionel Trilling20th century American critic
Yūko TsushimaContemporary Japanese writer
Leonid Tsypkin20th Century Russian writer
Tu Fu8th century Chinese poet
Niccolo Tucci20th Century Italian writer
Frederic TutenContemporary American writer
Colm TóibínColm Tóibín is an Irish author.
Dubravka UgresicContemporary Croatian writer
John UpdikeJohn Updike is an American novelist and literary critic.
Paul Valery19th century French poet and philosopher
Paul Van OstaijenEarly 20th century Flemish writer
Luis VerissimoContemporary Brazilian writer
J. Keith Vincent
Elio Vittorini20th Century writer
Rosmarie WaldropContemporary American poet
Eli WallachAn enduring American actor
Donald D. Walsh
Wang Wei8th century Chinese poet
Robert Penn Warren20th Century American writer
John WatersJohn Waters is an American filmmaker, actor and writer.
Vernon Watkins20th Century Welsh poet and translator
Robert WayContemporary South African novelist
Max WeissScholar and Arabic translator
Marta WernerAmerican Dickinson scholar
Paul WestContemporary English Novelist
Nathanael West20th century American author and screenwriter
John Wheelwright20th Century American poet
George Whicher20th Century American Scholar
Jonathan Williams20th Century American poet and publisher
William Eric Williams
William Carlos WilliamsOne of the greatest poets of the 20th Century, William Carlos Williams is “The cornerstone of New Directions”
Lanford WilsonLanford Wilson was an American playwright who contributed largely to the Off-Off-Broadway theater scene in the 1980s.
Yvor Winters20th century American poet and literary critic
James WoodAmerican critic, essayist, and novelist
Jim WoodringJim Woodring is an American comic book writer and artist.
Zinovy ZinikContemporary Russian author
Louis Zukofsky20th century American poet
Tynan Kogane editor