Famous Writers Across the Globe

Throughout history, writing fantastical tales and scripts that make one think deeply about the world around them. Some amazing authors even have their works translated into many different languages to share their works with multiple cultures and countries. There are many different authors of different degrees from many different countries. Let’s see what kind of amazing writers we can find across the globe.

Ernest Hemingway
Starting his career at 17 writing for a newspaper, Ernest Hemingway is one of the most prominent American writers. His works include The Sun Also Rises (1926), a recount of his time as an expatriate in Paris, and A Farewell to Arms (1929), about an American ambulance officer and his role as a deserter during the war. In 1954, he garnered The Nobel Prize in Literature "for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence that he has exerted on contemporary style."

Virginia Woolfe
An English writer born in Kensington, London, who was considered one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors. The use of the “stream of consciousness” as a narrative device was one of her literary creations. She is well known as a novelist, especially her works like Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927). As a writer, she also wrote breakthrough pieces such as essays on multiple subjects (literary history, women’s writing, etc.)

José Rizal
This Philippine hero and polymath (a person with a wide range of knowledge) came from a privileged upbringing, allowing him an education where most poor Filipinos could only dream of. In the course of his life, he wrote Noli me Tangere and its sequel, El Filibusterismo (1891), both a strong jab at the corrupt Spanish rule that hung over the country at the time. These literary works helped define him as a hero yet also drew the ire of the government.

Leo Tolstoy
A famous writer from Russia  who wrote memorable works such as War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1873). His career began to blossom during his time as a junker in the army when he began to write an autobiographical named “Childhood” where his childhood memories are recorded. Since then, he has continued writing until his death and his works are still considered literary masterpieces.

Haruki Murakami 
While he may not have been a writer grounded in history, Haruki Murakami is well known as an Asian writer who has captivated the world with his books so much that they’ve been translated into 50 different languages. He is well known for being influenced by Westernized ideas, ironic given that his parents were teachers of Japanese literature. His style of writing is iconic in the 20th-century, with unreal and humorous tones complementing serious subject matters like Japan’s work dominated generation.

Who are your favorite authors and what countries do they hail from? No matter where you come from, as long as you have the drive to tell your story, you have the potential to become a great writer.