Nobel Prize in Literature:
Honore de Balzac, Henri Barbusse, Harold Robbins, Jim Lehrer, Nora Ephron
Poets: Omar Khayyam, Alexander Pope, Robert Creeley, Jane Kenyon Playwrights: Meredith Willson, Lorraine Hansberry
Thinkers, Believers, Scientists, Historians, Biographers
Thinkers: John Stuart Mill, Rudolph Carnap Scientists: M. Scott Peck Biographers: Merle Miller, Mitch Albom
Humorists, Essayists, Editors, Journalists, Officials, Media and Others
Humorists: Craig Ferguson Essayists: Margaret Fuller, Vance Packard, Malcolm X, Paul Erdman Officials: Armand Hammer Media and others: Frank Capra, Dennis Potter, Richard Brooks
Mystery / Crime / Suspense Writers
Mystery: Arthur Conan Doyle
Children’s: Scott O’Dell, Margaret Wise Brown, Diane Duane Teens: Gary Paulsen
Events to read about this week:
Just as three of this week's group includes three people from other fields who wrote and published novels, Olaf Stapledon was a philosopher first and a science fiction writer second.
Science fiction author L. Neil Smith ran for president in 2000 as a Libertarian but was defeated in the primaries.
Naturalist Farley Mowat readily admitted that some of his nonfiction segments of his books are fiction. According to critics, travel writer Bruce Chatwin fictionalized some of his travel writing, so he explicitly turned to writing novels with similar themes.