Fiction and non-fiction writers of books, stories and other literature

A writer is a person who uses written words in various styles and techniques to communicate their ideas. Writers produce various forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, poetry, plays, screenplays and essays, as well as various reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public. Writers' texts are published across a range of media. Skilled writers who are able to use language to express ideas well, often contribute significantly to the cultural content of a society.

  • Authors, Science Fiction - Writers of fictional accounts with scientific or pseudo-scientific bases
  • Bandow, Doug - Syndicated columnist, senior fellow at the Cato Institute
  • Boaz, David - Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
  • Bovard, James - Author, controversial Washington journalist
  • Branden, Barbara - Writer and lecturer, author of The Passion of Ayn Rand
  • Carson, Kevin - American mutualist and anarchist writer
  • Chodorov, Frank - Editor of two versions of The Freeman, at the Henry George School of Social Science and the Foundation for Economic Education
  • Cleyre, Voltairine de - American anarchist writer, lecturer and activist
  • Constant, Benjamin - 18th/19th Franco-Swiss author
  • Douglass, Frederick - 19th century American abolitionist, known for his autobiography as a slave
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo - Nineteenth century American author, the "Sage of Concord"
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von - Late 18th and early 19th German writer and scientist, author of Faust
  • Hess, Karl - Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
  • Hodgskin, Thomas - Nineteenth century British economics writer, critic of "capitalism"
  • Jacobs, Jane - 20th century American/Canadian writer, author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  • Kauffman, Bill - Author, associate editor of The American Enterprise
  • Konkin III, Samuel Edward - Proponent of agorism and author of the New Libertarian Manifesto
  • La Bo√©tie, √Čtienne de - Sixteenth century French judge and poet, author of Discourse on Voluntary Servitude
  • McElroy, Wendy - Author, individualist feminist
  • Milton, John - 17th century English poet, author of Paradise Lost
  • Murray, Charles - Author, policy analyst, AEI scholar
  • Nock, Albert Jay - Author of Our Enemy, The State, founder of The Freeman (1920-24)
  • Opitz, Edmund A. - 20th century American author, longtime contributor to the Foundation for Economic Education
  • O'Rourke, P. J. - Political satirist, author
  • Orwell, George - British writer, author of 1984 and Animal Farm
  • Paine, Thomas - American Revolutionary leader, author of the Common Sense pamphlet
  • Postrel, Virginia - Author, columnist, former editor of Reason magazine
  • Raimondo, Justin - Editorial director of Antiwar.com
  • Ringer, Robert - Best selling author (Winning Through Intimidation, Looking Out for #1)
  • Rockwell, Lew - President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
  • Smith, George H. - Writer, author of Why Atheism?
  • Spooner, Lysander - Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
  • Tolkien, J. R. R. - 20th century English writer and professor of linguistics, author of The Lord of the Rings
  • Tucker, Benjamin - American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
  • Warren, Josiah - Nineteenth century American anarchist, founder of the Modern Times colony (now Brentwood, New York)
  • Weaver, Henry Grady - Director of customer research for General Motors during the early 20th century

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