Here you can find list of Top 10 Important American Writers. Willa Cather (1873-1947), James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) and William Faulkner (1897-1962) are in the top five positions. They used to write world famous novels, short stories and Essays. Get more details about the Important American Writers.
1. Willa Cather (1873-1947)
The famous American Novelist Willa Cather born, on December 7, 1873 at Gore, Virginia, near Winchester, Virginia, United States. She received great recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers! (1913), The Song of the Lark (1915), and My Ántonia (1918). Willa Cather received the great Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours(1922), a novel set during World War. She died on April 24, 1947 (aged 73) at Manhattan, New York City.
2. James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)
James Fenimore Cooper, Another famous American Novelist born on September 15, 1789 at Burlington, New Jersey. He was a was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He had historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days. This special approach created a unique form of American literature.He died on September 14, 1851(aged 61) at Cooperstown, New York.
3. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Emily Dickinson was a famous American poet. She Born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. She born at a successful family with strong community ties, and lived mostly introverted and reclusive life. Emily Dickinson spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. She was a prolific private poet. Fewer than a dozen of her nearly 1,800 poems published during her lifetime. She died on 1886.
4. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Ralph Waldo Emerson was a famous American poet born on May 25, 1803
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Individualism, mysticism were his main interested areas. Self-reliance, over-soul are his notable works. He died on April 27, 1882 (aged 78) at Concord, Massachusetts, He used to wrote his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print.
5. William Faulkner (1897-1962)
William Faulkner was the famous american writer born on September 25, 1897 at New Albany, Mississippi, U.S. His well known notable works are The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Light in August, Absalom, Absalom! and A Rose for Emily. He died on July 6, 1962 (aged 64) at Byhalia, Mississippi, U.S.
6. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
F. Scott Fitzgerald or Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald born on September 24,1896 at St. Paul, Minnesota, United States. He used to work as a novelist, short story writer, poet. The Great Gatsby is his Notable work. He died on December 21, 1940 (aged 44) at Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was the basis for a 2008 film.
7. Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Robert Frost was an American poet born on March 26, 1874 at San Francisco, California, US. His work initially published in England. He used to work as a Poet, playwright. Notable works of Robert Frost are A Boy’s Will, and North of Boston. He got Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and Congressional Gold Medal. He died on January 29, 1963 (aged 88) at Boston, Massachusetts, US.
8. Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Nathaniel Hathorne was a famous American writer born on July 4, 1804 at Salem, Massachusetts, United States. He was recognized as American novelist and short story writer. His famous works are The House of the Seven Gables,Twice-Told Tales, The Scarlet Letter etc. He died on May 19, 1864 (aged 59) at Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States and and was survived by his wife and their three children.
9. Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Ernest Miller Hemingway was born in July 21, 1899 at Oak Park, Illinois, United States. He died on July 2, 1961 (aged 61) at Ketchum, Idaho, U.S. He received famous awards like Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1953) and Nobel Prize in Literature (1954). This American author and journalist posses economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction.
10. Washington Irving (1783-1859)
Washington Irving was a famous American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He was born in April 3, 1783 at New York City, New York. He used to work as a Short story writer, essayist, biographer, magazine editor, diplomat. The became very famous through his short stories”Rip Van Winkle” (1819) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820). Famous works of Washington Irving includes biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad.