List of centenarians (authors, poets and journalists)

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The following is a list of centenarians – specifically, people who became famous as authors, poets and journalists – known for reasons other than their longevity. For more lists, see lists of centenarians.

Name Lifespan Age Notability
AbramsM. H. Abrams 1912– 102 American literary critic[1]
AgleNan Agle 1905–2006 100 American children's writer[2]
AklSaid Akl 1912– 102 Lebanese writer and poet[3]
AyalaFrancisco Ayala 1906–2009 103 Spanish novelist[4]
Ba JinBa Jin 1904–2005 100 Chinese author
BatesRalph Bates 1899–2000 101 English novelist
BattiscombeGeorgina Battiscombe 1905–2006 100 British biographer
BearnPierre Béarn 1902–2004 102 French poet
BelloJosé Bello 1904–2008 103 Spanish writer[5]
BernaysEdward Bernays 1891–1995 103 Austrian-born American publicist[6]
BernsteinHarry Bernstein 1910–2011 101 English-American author[7]
BhailisColm de Bhailís 1796–1906 109 Irish poet and songwriter[8]
BlackhamH. J. Blackham 1903–2009 105 British humanist author and philosopher[9]
BlanchLesley Blanch 1904–2007 102 English author and fashion critic[10]
BoissiereRalph de Boissière 1907–2008 100 Trinidadian-Australian author[11]
Brown, ArthurArthur Judson Brown 1856–1963 106 American clergyman, missionary, and author
Brown, WilliamWilliam Slater Brown 1896–1997 100 American novelist, biographer, and translator[12]
CharpentierFulgence Charpentier 1897–2001 103 Canadian journalist and columnist
ChaudhuriNirad C. Chaudhuri 1897–1999 101 Bengali-Indian writer
ChitrikYehuda Chitrik 1899–2006 106 American-Jewish author and Mashpia
ClancierGeorges-Emmanuel Clancier 1914– 100 French poet[13]
ClementsJulia Clements 1906–2010 104 English author and flower arranger[14]
CorwinNorman Corwin 1910–2011 101 American writer, screenwriter, and producer[15]
CowlesFleur Cowles 1908–2009 101 American author, editor and artist[16]
CremerVictoriano Crémer 1906–2009 102 Spanish poet[17]
CurieÈve Curie 1904–2007 102 Daughter of Marie Curie and American author of biography of her mother
DearmerGeoffrey Dearmer 1893–1996 103 British poet
DelanyAnnie Elizabeth Delany 1891–1995 104 American author and civil rights pioneer[18]
DelanySarah Louise Delany 1889–1999 109 American author and civil rights pioneer[18]
DinoGüzin Dino 1910–2013 102 Turkish writer[19]
DouglasMarjory Stoneman Douglas 1890–1998 108 American conservationist and writer
DunnellMilt Dunnell 1905–2008 102 Canadian sportswriter[20]
DystelOscar Dystel 1912–2014 101 American publisher[21]
EberhartRichard Eberhart 1904–2005 101 American Pulitzer Prize winning poet
EisensteinJulius Eisenstein 1854–1956 101 Russian-American writer and historian
EyerlyJeannette Eyerly 1908–2008 100 American writer[22]
FernCharles Fern 1892–1995 102 American journalist and aviator[23]
FilloyJuan Filloy 1894–2000 105 Argentinian writer[24]
FrazierNeta Lohnes Frazier 1890–1990 100 American children's author
Frenk-WestheimMariana Frenk-Westheim 1898–2004 106 German-Spanish writer
FrooksDorothy Frooks 1896–1997 101 American author, publisher, military figure and actress
GawronskaLuciana Frassati Gawronska 1902–2007 105 Polish-Italian author
GayleMargot Gayle 1908–2008 100 American author and historical preservationist[25]
GaylordEdward K. Gaylord 1873–1974 101 American newspaper publisher and philanthropist
GoldbergItche Goldberg 1904–2006 102 Yiddish writer, scholar and political activist
GordonBernice Gordon 1914– 100 American cruciverbalist[26]
GrantGeorge F. Grant 1906–2008 102 American author on angling and innovator of fly tying[27]
GruberRuth Gruber 1911- 102 American journalist and writer[28]
HenestrosaAndrés Henestrosa 1906–2008 101 Mexican writer and politician[29]
HocHọc Phi 1913–2014 101 Vietnamese dramatist[30]
HollingworthClare Hollingworth 1911- 102 British journalist, first correspondent to report on World War II[31]
IrwinWilliam Arthur Irwin 1898–1999 101 Canadian journalist and diplomat[32]
JamalzadehMohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh 1892–1997 105 Iranian writer
JenkinsElizabeth Jenkins 1905–2010 104 English novelist[33]
JungerErnst Jünger 1895–1998 102 German writer
KaneJoseph Nathan Kane 1899–2002 103 American author
KaufmanBel Kaufman 1911–2014 103 German-born American novelist and professor[34]
KeilsonHans Keilson 1909–2011 101 German-Dutch novelist[35]
KrasnySasha Krasny 1882–1995 112 Russian poet[36]
KunitzStanley Kunitz 1905–2006 100 American Poet Laureate
LawrenceAnthony Lawrence 1912–2013 101 British journalist[37]
MadoMichio Mado 1909–2014 104 Japanese poet[38]
MarchandClément Marchand 1912–2013 100 Canadian author, poet and journalist and publisher[39]
MarikKlára Marik 1903–2005 101 Hungarian writer and Olympic art competitor[40]
MartinClaire Martin 1914–2014 100 Canadian writer[41]
MasajiroKojima Masajirō 1894–1994 100 Japanese novelist
Medicine CrowJoe Medicine Crow 1913– 100 American Crow historian and author[42]
MestertonErik Mesterton 1903–2004 100 Swedish writer
Meyer-ClasonCurt Meyer-Clason 1910–2012 101 German writer and translator[43]
MitchisonNaomi Mitchison 1897–1999 101 Scottish writer
MoreauAlicia Moreau de Justo 1885–1986 100 Argentine writer
MunceRuth Munce 1898–2001 103 American romance novelist and founder of the Keswick Christian School
MusaCarla Porta Musa 1902–2012 110 Italian essayist and poet[44]
NadeauMaurice Nadeau 1911–2013 102 French writer and editor[45]
NiwaFumio Niwa 1904–2005 100 Japanese novelist
PahorBoris Pahor 1913– 101 Slovene writer[46]
ParksLillian Rogers Parks 1897–1997 100 American co-author of White House memoirs
PartridgeFrances Partridge 1900–2004 103 English member of the Bloomsbury Group[47]
PearsonJames Larkin Pearson 1879–1981 101 American Poet Laureate of North Carolina (1953–1981)
ParraNicanor Parra 1914– 100 Chilean poet[48]
PessaFernando Pessa 1902–2002 100 Portuguese journalist and radio broadcaster
PincherChapman Pincher 1914–2014 100 British writer[49]
PollockIda Pollock 1908–2013 105 British romance novelist[50]
PrezzoliniGiuseppe Prezzolini 1882–1982 100 Italian journalist and writer[51]
PriceEdith B. Price 1897–1997 100 American author of children's books
RakosiCarl Rakosi 1903–2004 101 American Objectivist poet
RaspallJoana Raspall i Juanola 1913–2013 100 Spanish writer[52]
Santillan-CastrencePura Santillan-Castrence 1905–2007 101 Filipino author and diplomat
SeldesGeorge Seldes 1890–1995 104 American journalist and writer
SethnaK. D. Sethna 1904–2011 106 Indian author and poet[53]
ShibataToyo Shibata 1911–2013 101 Japanese poet[54]
SobrinhoBarbosa Lima Sobrinho 1897–2000 103 Brazilian historian, writer and journalist[55]
SpiegelMarga Spiegel 1912–2014 101 German writer[56]
StaeblerEdna Staebler 1906–2006 100 Canadian writer
StarasteMargarita Stāraste-Bordevīka 1914–2014 100 Latvian writer[57]
StavisBarrie Stavis 1906–2007 100 American playwright
StoneGrace Zaring Stone 1891–1991 100 American novelist[58]
StubbartAudrey Stubbart 1895–2000 105 American newspaper columnist[59]
StursbergPeter Stursberg 1913–2014 101 Canadian writer and broadcaster[60]
Surdas 1478–1583 104–105 Indian Hindu poet and saint[61]
TadijanovicDragutin Tadijanović 1905–2007 101 Croatian poet and writer
TantaquidgeonGladys Tantaquidgeon 1899–2005 106 American anthropologist and author[62]
TarryEllen Tarry 1906–2008 101 American author of children's books[63]
ThomasJean Bell Thomas 1881–1982 101 American folk festival promoter, traveler and author
ThorsFrits Thors 1909–2014 104 Dutch journalist and news anchor[64]
TrohanWalter Trohan 1903–2003 100 American writer and historian
UngarWilliam Ungar 1913–2013 100 Polish-born American author[65]
UpwardEdward Upward 1903–2009 105 English writer
WagenknechtEdward Wagenknecht 1900–2004 104 American co-author of White House memoirs
WalworthArthur Walworth 1903–2005 101 American writer and biographer of Woodrow Wilson
WeibullCurt Weibull 1886–1991 105 Swedish historian and author
WhitneyPhyllis A. Whitney 1903–2008 104 American mystery writer[66]
YangYang Jiang 1911 – 103 Chinese playwright, author, and translator[67]
ZiffrenLester Ziffren 1906–2007 101 First American journalist to report on the Spanish Civil War

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