There are so many outstanding authors whose immortal legacy will enrich our world until there will be people who are able to read and think. And if you want to become a good writer or just learn to write for yourself, there's a lot you can learn from them. These 10 great popular American writers are great examples of writing genius that you can learn from.
Our list of famous American writers starts with James Baldwin. He was born in 1924 and growing with 8 children. Most of his literary work is dedicated to opposing racism and explaining that all people are equal. Recommended reading: "The Price of the Ticket" & "Notes of a Native Son".
Scoot F. Fitzgerald is a famous novelist and short story writer. He was born in 1896 and a lot of his short stories and essays were published in different American magazines while he was alive. In his work, he describes excesses and inspiration of his age. Recommended reading: "The Great Gatsby" & "This Side of Paradise".
This American artist from Jewish family finished Harvard and started his career at the age of 18. Recommended reading: "Pieces and Pontifications" & "The Presidential Papers".
This stunning female author started writing at the age of five and now she's one of the most famous essay writers of the 20th century. Recommended reading: "Run" and "Salvador".
Meet the master of word - Ernest Hemingway! This genius has created his unique style which no one was able to copy. Recommended reading: "In Our Time" & "The Garden of Eden".
Robert Atwan was born in 1940 and he has finished Rutgers and Seton Hall universities which gave him an insight into literature. Recommended reading: "Poems and Essays" & "Great Moments in Literary Baseball".
Meet the most popular American horror book author Stephen King. He is also famous for his essays too. Recommended reading: "Great Hookers I Have Known" & "Head Down".
David Foster Wallace
David Foster was born in 1968 and when his love to philosophy transformed into the passion to literature he started writing and using it as a tool to cure depressions. Recommended reading: "Consider the Lobster" and "Television and U.S. Fiction".
This man is an inventor of creative nonfiction and he even won a Pulitzer Prize in that genre. He also was Princeton University's journalism teacher. Recommended reading: "The Search for Marvin Gardens" & "Progression: How and What?".
Susan Sontag is a famous female writer who finished Harvard University and got a Master of Philosophy degree. Later on, she moved to Paris to continue her work there. Recommended reading: "Regarding the Pain of Others Styles of Radical Will" & "Against Interpretation"
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