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list of LGBT writers includes writers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or otherwise non-heterosexual who have written about LGBT themes, elements or about LGBT issues. Works of these authors are part of LGBT literature.
As this list includes writers from antiquity until the present, it is clearly understood that the term "LGBT" may not ideally describe the identity of all authors, particularly for those who wrote before the nineteenth century. In some cases, it is more useful to consider such authors as persons who expressed attractions for persons of the same sex (for example, Sappho or Plato), and avoid the anachronistic use of contemporary labels. Inclusion in this list follows general scholarly and academic norms, specified in references, that attempt to establish a genealogy or history of LGBT literature written by LGBT people. There are many additional non-LGBT authors who have written works on LGBT topics. All new additions to this list should include a reference.
Evan Adams b. 1966
Etel Adnan b. 1925
Sea and Fog
novelist, film critic
, Terre Haute Realia
Francisco X. Alarcón b. 1954
Edward Albee b. 1928
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Sandra Alland b. 1973
Kimball Allen b. 1982
writer, playwright, performer, gay activist
Secrets of a Gay Mormon Felon
Paula Gunn Allen 1939–2008
Dorothy Allison b. 1949
Bastard Out of Carolina
Anne-Marie Alonzo 1951-2005
poetry, fiction, drama
Lisa Alther b. 1944
Mr. and Mrs. La Questa Go Dancing, Letters to Montgomery Clift
Gordon Stewart Anderson 1958-1991
The Toronto You Are Leaving
Patrick Anderson 1915-1979
Albalucía Angel b. 1939
Núria Añó b. 1973
Salvatore Antonio b. 1976
In Gabriel's Kitchen
Gloria Anzaldúa 1942–2004
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza
[4 ] [12 ]
Bert Archer b. 1968
The End of Gay (and the death of heterosexuality)
Reinaldo Arenas 1943–1990
Before Night Falls
[4 ] [5 ]
Rafael Arévalo Martínez 1884–1975
Rane Arroyo b. 1954
[4 ] [15 ]
John Ashbery b. 1927
W. H. Auden 1907–1973
, The Teahouse Fire The Last Nude
Manuel Azaña 1880–1940
Sir Francis Bacon (1561–1626), English author [5 ]
James Robert Baker (1946–1997), American author
John Roman Baker (b. 1944), English author, poet & playwright [16 ] [17 ]
James Baldwin (1924–1987), African American author, wrote (1956) Giovanni's Room [5 ]
Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), French writer [5 ]
Ann Bannon (b. 1932), American author, wrote (1962) Beebo Brinker [5 ]
Porfirio Barba Jacob (pseudonym, Miguel Angel Osorio, 1883–1942), Colombian author [4 ]
Djuna Barnes (1892–1982), American author, wrote (1928) and Ladies Almanack (1936) Nightwood [5 ]
Allen Barnett (1955-1991), American short story writer [18 ]
Natalie Clifford Barney (1876–1972), American poet, memoirist [5 ]
Richard Barnfield (1574–1627), English poet [5 ]
Roland Barthes (1915–1980), French semiotician [5 ]
John Barton (b. 1957), Canadian poet [19 ]
Jaime Bayly (b. 1965), Peruvian writer [20 ]
Neil Bartlett (b. 1958), English author and performer [5 ]
Sylvia Beach (1887–1962), American author, founder of Shakespeare and Company (bookshop), editor [5 ]
Joseph F. Beam (1954–1988), African-American writer and editor [21 ]
William Beckford (1760–1844), English author [5 ]
Aphra Behn (ca 1640–1689), English dramatist, poet and novelist [5 ]
Bruce Benderson (b. 1946), American author
E. F. Benson (1867–1940), prolific English author [5 ]
Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), English philosopher [5 ]
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, American author
José Bianco (1909–1986), Argentine author [4 ]
Anthony Bidulka (b. 1962), Canadian mystery writer [22 ]
Terry Birchwood (1965–), American author [5 ]
Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979), American author [5 ]
Persimmon Blackbridge (b. 1951), Canadian novelist and non-fiction writer [23 ]
Marie-Claire Blais (b. 1939), French Canadian author [3 ] [5 ]
Elizabeth Bowen (1899–1973), Irish writer [5 ]
Jane Bowles (1917–1973), American author [5 ]
Paul Bowles (1910–1999), American author [5 ]
John Boyne (b. 1971), Irish novelist [24 ]
Christopher Bram, American [18 ]
Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956), German dramatist [5 ]
Poppy Z. Brite (b. 1967), American author [5 ]
Lynn Breedlove, American musician, writer, and performer
Michael Bronski (b. 1949), American historian
Brigid Brophy (b. 1929), English author [5 ]
Nicole Brossard (b. 1943), French Canadian author [3 ] [5 ]
Olga Broumas (b. 1949), Greek-American author [5 ]
Rebecca Brown (b. 1956), American author, wrote (1994) The Gifts of the Body [25 ]
Rita Mae Brown (b. 1944), American author, wrote (1973) Rubyfruit Jungle [5 ]
Cheryl Burke (1972-2011), American poet and autobiographer [26 ]
John Horne Burns (1916–1953), American author [5 ]
William S. Burroughs (1914–1997), American author, wrote (1959), Naked Lunch (1985) Queer [27 ]
Aldo Busi (b. 1948) Italian writer
Lady Eleanor Butler (1739–1829) Anglo-Irish writer [5 ]
Samuel Butler (1835–1902), English writer [5 ]
Lord Byron (1788–1824), English poet [5 ]
Tanya Davis, Canadian poet [34 ]
Amber Dawn, Canadian novelist [35 ]
Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942), African American author, wrote [36 ] (1969), Hogg (a Dhalgren Gaylactic Spectrum Hall of Fame inductee), (1988), and The Motion of Light in Water (2007) Dark Reflections
A.M. Dellamonica Author of Indigo Springs [37 ]
Joel Derfner, American memoirist, author, essayist, humorist. Author of Gay Haiku, Swish, Lawfully Wedded Husband.
Augusto D'Halmar (1882–1950), Chilean author [4 ]
Emily Dickinson (1830–1886), American poet [5 ]
Thomas Disch, American author, wrote (1979). On Wings of Song [38 ]
Farzana Doctor, Canadian novelist [39 ]
John Donne (1572–1631), English poet [5 ]
Emma Donoghue (b. 1969), Irish/Canadian novelist and short story writer
José Donoso (1925–1996), Chilean author, wrote (1966) Hell Has No Limits [4 ]
H.D., born Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961), American poet [5 ]
Alfred Douglas, Lord, (1870–1945), English poet [5 ]
Norman Douglas (1868–1952), Scottish-Austrian author [5 ]
Neal Drinnan, Australian novelist [40 ]
Peter Dubé, Canadian novelist and short story writer [41 ]
Maureen Duffy (b. 1933), English author [5 ]
Stella Duffy (b. 1963?), English/New Zealand author
Robert Duncan (1919–1988), American poet [5 ]
Kristyn Dunnion (b. 1969), Canadian novelist and short story writer [42 ]
Elana Dykewomon (b. 1949), American author [5 ]
Patrick Gale (b 1962), British fiction writer [55 ]
Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), Spanish poet and playwright [5 ]
Magali García Ramis (b. 1946), wrote Happy Days, Uncle Sergio (1986) [4 ]
Nancy Garden (b. 1938), wrote (1982) Annie on My Mind [56 ]
C. E. Gatchalian (b. 1974), Canadian playwright [57 ]
Jean Genet (1910–1986), French author, wrote (1944) Our Lady of the Flowers [5 ]
Stefan George (1868–1933), German poet [5 ]
Hyeong-do Gi (1960–1989), Korean poet, wrote (1989) Black Leaf in My Mouth [58 ]
André Gide (1869–1951), French author, wrote (1902) The Immoralist [5 ]
Sky Gilbert, Canadian playwright [3 ]
Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997), American poet, wrote (1956) Howl [5 ]
John Glassco (1909-1981), Canadian poet [3 ]
Nikolai Gogol (1809–1852), Ukrainian author [5 ]
Andrea Goldsmith, Australian writer [59 ]
Ibis Gómez-Vega (b. 1952) in Habana, Cuba. Came to U.S. in 1966. Wrote (1991) Send My Roots Rain
Brad Gooch, American [18 ]
Paul Goodman (1911–1972), American poet [5 ]
Juan Goytisolo (b. 1931), Spanish author [5 ]
Judy Grahn (b. 1940), American poet [5 ]
Thomas Gray (1716–1771), English poet [5 ]
Harlan Greene, American novelist and historian [60 ]
Robert Joseph Greene (b. 1973), Canadian writer of gay romantic and young adult fiction [61 ]
Doris Grumbach (b. 1918), American author [5 ]
Hervé Guibert (1955–1991), French author [62 ]
Thom Gunn (1929–2004), English poet [5 ]
Radclyffe Hall (1880–1943), English author, wrote (1928) The Well of Loneliness [5 ]
Aaron Hamburger, US [31 ]
Jane Eaton Hamilton, Canadian poet, fiction writer, photographer and visual artist
Joseph Hansen (1923–2004), American author [5 ]
Robin Hardy (1952-1995), Canadian novelist and journalist and founding member of Publishing Triangle [63 ]
Bertha Harris (b. 1937), American author [5 ]
Trebor Healey (b. 1962), US
Scott Heim, American novelist [18 ]
Essex Hemphill (1957–1995), African American poet and activist [27 ]
Philip Hensher (b. 1965), English author
Greg Herren, American writer of genre fiction [64 ]
Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995), American author [5 ]
Tomson Highway, Canadian novelist and playwright [3 ]
Thorn Kief Hillsbery, US [31 ]
Daryl Hine (b. 1936), Canadian poet [3 ] [5 ]
Guy Hocquenghem (1946–1988), French author and theorist [5 ]
Andrew Holleran (pseudonym of Eric Garber) (b. 1944), American author, wrote (1978) Dancer from the Dance [5 ] [18 ]
Alan Hollinghurst (b. 1954), English novelist, wrote (1988), The Swimming Pool Library (1994), The Folding Star (1998), The Spell , winner of the 2004 The Line of Beauty Booker Prize [18 ] [27 ]
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), English author [5 ]
Horace (65-8 B.C.), Roman author [5 ]
A. E. Housman (1859–1936), English poet [5 ]
Richard Howard (b. 1929), American poet [5 ]
James Howe (b. 1946), American children's writer [65 ]
Tanya Huff (b. 1957), Canadian author [66 ]
Langston Hughes (1902–1967), African American poet [5 ]
Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848–1907), French author, wrote Against the Grain ( , 1884) À rebours [5 ]
Maureen Hynes, Canadian poet [67 ]
George K. Ilsley 1958
short stories, novelist
Random Acts of Hatred, ManBug
[48 ] [68 ]
William Inge 1913–1973
, Come Back, Little Sheba Picnic
Malcolm Ingram b. 1968
, Tail Lights Fade , Small Town Gay Bar Continental
Juana Inés de la Cruz 1648?-1695
Christopher Isherwood 1904–1986
, Down There on a Visit , A Single Man Christopher and His Kind
Arturo Islas 1938–1991
The Rain God
Harish Iyer b. 1979
[71 ] [72 ] [73 ]
Karin Kallmaker b. 1960
romance, erotica, science fiction
Jonathan Kemp b. 1967
Randall Kenan b. 1963
Let the Dead Bury Their Dead
Maurice Kenny b. 1929
Jack Kerouac 1922–1969
, On the Road The Subterraneans
Gary Kinsman b. 1955
The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities
Heinrich von Kleist 1777–1811
Todd Klinck b. 1974
novelist, journalist, screenwriter
sportswriter, young adult literature
Out of the Pocket, Openly Straight
Greg Kramer 1961-2013
The Pursemonger of fugu, Hogtown Bonbons
Larry Kramer b. 1935
novelist, journalist, playwright
, Faggots The Normal Heart
Tony Kushner b. 1956
Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
Mikhail Kuzmin 187?-1936
Lydia Kwa b. 1959
This Place Called Absence, The Walking Boy
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes (b. 1968), Puerto Rican author, wrote Uñas pintadas de azul/Blue Fingernails (2009) [15 ]
Richard Labonté, Canadian literary critic and anthologist [77 ]
Edward A. Lacey (1938-1995), Canadian poet [3 ]
Selma Lagerlöf (1859–1940), Swedish author [5 ]
Lori L. Lake (b. 1960), American author
Benjamin Law, Australian journalist [59 ]
D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930), English author, wrote (1915) The Rainbow [5 ]
David Leavitt (b. 1961), American author, wrote (1986) The Lost Language of Cranes [5 ] [18 ]
Konstantin Leontiev (1831–1891), conservative Russian writer, literary critic and philosopher [78 ]
Violette Leduc (1907–1972), French author, wrote La Batarde (1964) and Therese and Isabelle (1966) [5 ]
Vernon Lee (1856–1935), French author [5 ]
Matthew G. Lewis (1775–1818), English author [5 ]
José Lezama Lima (1910–1976), Cuban author, wrote (1966) Paradiso [4 ] [5 ]
Ali Liebegott (b. 1971), American author [79 ]
Earl Lind (1874-?), Was one of the earliest intersexed individuals to publish their own autobiography in the United States [80 ]
Audre Lorde (1934–1992), African American author of Grenadian parents, wrote (1982) Zami: A New Spelling of My Name [5 ]
Michael Lowenthal, US [18 ] [31 ]
Elizabeth A. Lynn, American author, wrote the Chronicles of Tornor series and [81 ] . The Woman Who Loved the Moon
Bryden MacDonald (b. 1960), Canadian playwright [82 ]
John Henry Mackay (1864–1933), Scottish-German author [5 ]
Bennett Madison (b. 1981), American author
Gregory Maguire (b. 1954), American author, wrote (1995) Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Klaus Mann (1906–1949), German author [5 ]
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, wrote (1912) Death in Venice [5 ]
David Charles Manners (b. 1965), English author
Jaime Manrique (b. 1949), Colombian-American author, wrote Latin Moon in Manhattan (1992), Eminent Maricones (1998) [4 ] [70 ]
Blaine Marchand (b. 1949), Canadian poet [83 ]
Jovette Marchessault (1938-2012), Canadian novelist and playwright [3 ]
Alex Marcoux (b. 1959), American novelist and New Thought author [84 ]
Douglas A. Martin (b. 1973), American author
Richard Mason (b. 1977), South African/British novelist [85 ]
Blair Mastbaum, US [31 ]
Nemir Matos-Cintrón (b. 1949), Puerto Rican author and poet [4 ] [15 ]
F.O. Matthiessen (1902–1950), American literary critic [5 ]
W. Somerset Maugham (1874–1965), English playwright and author, wrote (1915) Of Human Bondage [5 ]
Armistead Maupin (b. 1944), American author, wrote (1978) Tales of the City [5 ]
Richard McCann, US [31 ]
Barry McCrea, Irish [31 ]
Carson McCullers (1917–1967), American author, wrote (1941) Reflections in a Golden Eye [5 ]
Val McDermid, (b. 1955), Scottish journalist and crime writer
Keith McDermott, US [31 ]
Peter McGehee (1955-1991), American/Canadian novelist
Vestal McIntyre, US [31 ]
Terrence McNally (b. 1939), American playwright, wrote (1975), The Ritz (1994) Love! Valour! Compassion!
Mark Merlis (b. 1950), American novelist [78 ]
James Merrill (1926–1995), American poet [5 ]
Charlotte Mew (1869–1928), English author [5 ]
Michelangelo (1475–1564), Italian artist and poet [5 ]
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950), American poet [5 ]
Isabel Miller (pseudonym of Alma Routsong) (1924–1996), American author, wrote A Place for Us (1969) [5 ]
Roswell George Mills (1896-1966), Canadian journalist and poet [86 ]
John Milton (1608–1674), English poet, author of Paradise Lost (1667) and Paradise Regained (1670) [5 ]
Yukio Mishima (1925–1970), Japanese author, wrote (1949) Confessions of a Mask [5 ]
Gabriela Mistral (pseudonym of Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, 1889–1957), Chilean poet, Nobel Prize winner [4 ]
Sylvia Molloy (b. 1938), Argentine author [4 ]
Paul Monette (1945–1995), American author, wrote Borrowed Time (1988) [5 ]
Carlos Monsiváis (b. 1938), Mexican author [4 ]
Cherríe Moraga (b. 1952), Chicana author, wrote Loving in the War Years (1983) [4 ] [12 ]
Ethan Mordden (b. 1949), American author [87 ]
César Moro (1903–1956), Peruvian poet [4 ]
Cherry Muhanji (b. 1939), American novelist and poet
Manuel Mujica Láinez (1910–1984), Argentine author [4 ]
Mirjam Müntefering (b. 1969), German author
Morris Panych (b. 1952), Canadian playwright [88 ]
Sophia Parnok (1885–1933), Russian poet [5 ]
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), Italian author and filmmaker [5 ]
Benito Pastoriza Iyodo (b. 1954), Puerto Rican poet, narrator and essayist who wrote Cartas a la sombra de tu piel (2002)
Walter Pater (1839–1894), British author [5 ]
Fiona Patton (b. 1962), Canadian author [66 ]
Robert Patrick (b. 1937), American playwright [5 ]
Karleen Pendleton Jiménez (b, 1971), American/Canadian children's writer and memoirist [89 ]
Sandro Penna (1906–1977), Italian poet [5 ]
Cristina Peri Rossi (b. 1941), Uruguayan author, lives in Spain [4 ]
Néstor Perlongher (1949–1992), Argentine author [4 ]
Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935), Portuguese author [5 ]
Petronius (ca 27-66), Roman author, wrote The Satyricon [5 ]
Steven Petrow (b. 1957), American author, wrote The Essential Book of Gay Manners & Etiquette (1995) [90 ]
Katherine Philips (1632–1664), English poet [5 ]
János Pilinszky (1921–1981), Hungarian poet [91 ]
Virgilio Piñera (1912–1979), Cuban author, wrote Rene's Flesh [4 ]
Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972), Argentine poet [4 ]
David Plante (b. 1940), American novelist [18 ]
August von Platen (1796–1835), Bavarian poet [5 ]
Plato (427-327 B.C.), Greek philosopher [5 ]
William Plomer (1903–1973), South African writer [5 ]
Plutarch (ca 46-ca 120), Greek author [5 ]
Craig Poile, Canadian poet [92 ]
Sydney Pokorny (1965–2008), American author, cowrote So You Want to be a Lesbian? (1995)
Sarah Ponsonby (1755–1831), Anglo-Irish writer [5 ]
John Preston (1945–1994), American author of gay erotica [18 ]
Edward Irenaeus Prime-Stevenson (1868–1942), American author, wrote (1906) Imre [5 ]
Marcel Proust (1871–1922), French author, wrote A la recheche du temps perdu ( ) In Search of Lost Time [5 ]
Manuel Puig (1932–1990), Argentine author, wrote (1976) Kiss of the Spider Woman [4 ] [5 ]
Yair Qedar b. 1969
Andy Quan b. 1969
poetry, short fiction, non-fiction
Calendar Boy, Six Positions
Carol Queen b. 1958
Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture
Sina Queyras b. 1963
Autobiography of Childhood, Lemon Hound, Expressway
D. Michael Quinn b. 1944
Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth-Century Americans: A Mormon Example
Cheryl Rainfield b. 1972
novels, short stories
David Rakoff 1964-2012
Fraud, Don't Get Too Comfortable
Manuel Ramos Otero 1948–1990
[4 ] [15 ]
James Randi b. 1928
An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural
Ian Iqbal Rashid b. 1971
Touch of Pink
David Rayside b. 1947
On the Fringe: Gays and Lesbians in Politics
John Rechy b. 1934
City of Night
[4 ] [70 ]
Steven Reigns b. 1975
Mary Renault 1905–1983
The Charioteer, The Last of the Wine
The Jack Bank
Gerard Reve b. 1923
Holding Pattern, The Bindery
Christopher Rice b. 1978
Adrienne Rich 1929-2012
Christopher Richards b. 1961
Bill Richardson b. 1955
Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast
Nancy Richler b. 1957
Your Mouth Is Lovely, The Impostor Bride
Arthur Rimbaud 1854–1891
A Season in Hell
Keith Ridgway b. 1965
Mireya Robles b. 1934
Sophie Robinson b. 1985
Robert Rodi b. 1956
Nelson Rodrigues 1912–1980
Ned Rorem b. 1923
Mark Brennan Rosenberg
Sinclair Ross 1908-1996
As For Me and My House
A Cage of Bones
Writing Below the Belt: Conversations with Erotic Authors, Other Men's Sons
André Roy b. 1944
Action writing, Monsieur désir
Muriel Rukeyser 1913–1980
Jane Rule 1931–2007
Desert of the Heart
Joanna Russ b. 1937
The Female Man
[5 ] [102 ]
, The Coming Storm The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov
Elizabeth Ruth b. 1968
Ten Good Seconds of Silence
Geoff Ryman b. 1951
The Unconquered Country Lust,
Umberto Saba (1883–1957), Italian author [5 ]
Vita Sackville-West (1892–1962), British author [5 ]
Marquis de Sade (1740–1814), French author, wrote (1785), The 120 Days of Sodom (1791), Justine (1795), and Philosophy in the Bedroom (1797) Juliette [5 ]
Benjamin Alire Sáenz (b. 1954), American novelist [104 ]
George Santayana (1863–1952), Spanish-born American author and philosopher [5 ]
Mayra Santos-Febres (b. 1966), Puerto Rican author, wrote Sirena Selena (2000)
Sappho (ca 630? B.C.), Greek poet [5 ]
Severo Sarduy (1937–1993), Cuban author [4 ]
Frank Sargeson (1903–1982), New Zealander writer [5 ]
May Sarton (1912–1995), Belgian-born American author [5 ]
Dan Savage (b. 1964), writes advice column, . His book Savage Love was published in 2002 by Dutton, and describes the author's experiences indulging in the Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America seven deadly sins. The book was featured in [105 ] The Best American Sex Writing 2004, and won a [106 ] Lambda Literary Award. [107 ] [108 ] [109 ]
Sarah Schulman (b. 1958), American author and playwright [5 ]
Gregory Scofield (b. 1966), Canadian poet [110 ]
Manda Scott, (b. 1962), Scottish novelist
Sarah Scott (1723–1795), English author [5 ]
David Sedaris (b. 1956), American author, speaker, comedian.
Shyam Selvadurai (b. 1965), Sri Lankan Canadian novelist, wrote (1994) Funny Boy [3 ]
Maurice Sendak (1928–2012), American author and illustrator, wrote (1963) Where the Wild Things Are [111 ]
Anna Seward (1742–1809), English poet. [5 ]
Ken Shakin (b. 1959), American writer [5 ]
Merry Shannon (b. 1979), American author, wrote "Sword of the Guardian" (2006) and "Branded Ann" (2008) published by Bold Strokes Books [112 ]
Reginald Shepherd (1963-2008), American poet [113 ]
Randy Shilts (1951–1994), American journalist, wrote The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life and Times of Harvey Milk (1982), And the Band Played on: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic (1987) [5 ]
Vivek Shraya (b. 1981), Canadian musician and short story writer [114 ]
Edith Sitwell (1887–1964), English author [5 ]
Michael V. Smith, Canadian novelist and poet [115 ]
K. M. Soehnlein, US [31 ]
Susan Sontag (1933–2004), American author, wrote (1989) AIDS and Its Metaphors [5 ]
Tom Spanbauer (b. 1946?), American author, wrote (1992) The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon [116 ]
Sir Stephen Spender (1909–1995), English author [5 ]
Jack Spicer (1925–1965), American poet [5 ]
Rae Spoon, Canadian musician and short story writer
Gertrude Stein (1874–1946), American author, wrote (1933) The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas [5 ]
Susan Stinson, American novelist [117 ]
Charles Warren Stoddard (1843–1909), American author [5 ]
Aryeh Lev Stollman, Canadian-American novelist and short story writer ( The Far Euphrates) [118 ]
Lytton Strachey (1880–1932), English author [5 ]
Allan Stratton (b. 1951), Canadian playwright [44 ]
Susan Stryker, American transgender author, university professor, and filmmaker
Howard Sturgis (1855–1920), Anglo-American author [5 ]
Algernon Swinburne (1837–1909), English poet [5 ]
John Addington Symonds (1840–1893), British author [5 ]
Scott Symons (1933-2009), Canadian novelist [3 ]
academic, cultural studies
Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada
Alice Walker b. 1944
The Color Purple
Betsy Warland b. 1946
Sylvia Townsend Warner 1893–1978
Patricia Nell Warren b. 1936
The Front Runner
Sarah Waters b. 1966
, Tipping the Velvet , Affinity The Night Watch
David Watmough b. 1926
Evelyn Waugh 1903–1966
Barry Webster b. 1961
The Lava in My Bones
Denton Welch 1915–1948
Robert Westfield b. 1972
Edmund White b. 1940
, A Boy's Own Story The Beautiful Room Is Empty
Patrick White 1912–1990
Flaws in the Glass
William Whitehead b. 1931
television/radio documentaries, memoirist
Words to Live By
Walt Whitman 1819–1892
Leaves of Grass
Zoe Whittall b. 1976
Bottle Rocket Hearts, Holding Still for As Long As Possible
Oscar Wilde 1854–1900
, The Picture of Dorian Gray The Importance of Being Earnest
Thornton Wilder 1897–1975
Michael Willhoite b. 1948
Jonathan Williams 1929–2008
Tennessee Williams 1911–1983
, A Streetcar Named Desire Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
William Carlos Williams 1883–1963
Angus Wilson 1913–1991
Hemlock and After
Douglas Wilson 1950-1992
Labour of Love
actor and playwright
My Own Private Oshawa
Martin Wilson b. 1973
What They Always Tell Us
Johann Joachim Winckelmann 1717–1768
Donald Windham b. 1920
Christa Winsloe 1888–1944
Yesterday and Today
Jeanette Winterson b. 1959
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Monique Wittig 1935–2003
Le Corps Lesbien
Rita Wong b. 1968
Marnie Woodrow b. 1969
Virginia Woolf 1882–1941
Orlando: A Biography
Luis Zapata b. 1951
[4 ] [5 ]
Eve Zaremba b. 1930
A Reason to Kill, The Butterfly Effect
Jerzy Zawieyski 1902-69
Fiona Zedde b. 1976
Cyd Zeigler, Jr. b. 1973
The Outsports Revolution: Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports
Alexander Ziegler 1944-87
Richard Zimler b. 1956
Hunting Midnight, The Search for Sana, The Seventh Gate, The Warsaw Anagrams
Robert D. Zimmerman b. 1952
Narcyza Żmichowska 1819-76
Rachel Zolf b. 1968
Masque, Human Resources
Mark Richard Zubro
Tom and Scott mystery series
Peter Zuckerman b. 1973
Buried in the Sky
Harriet Sohmers Zwerling b. 1928
short stories, translation, essays
Notes of a Nude Model
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