15 Famous Writers Who Died In 2023

15 Famous Writers Who Died In 2023

Writers Write shares writing resources and writing trivia. In this post, we list famous writers who died in 2023.

15 Famous Writers Who Died In 2023

  1. A S Byatt was an English novelist, poet, and Booker Prize winner. She was the elder sister of Margaret Drabble.
  2. Anne Perry was an English author of historical detective fiction. Perry, born Juliet Hulme, was convicted of the murder of her friend’s mother in New Zealand in 1954.
  3. Carol Higgins Clark was a mystery author and the daughter of Mary Higgins Clark. She died at the age of 66.
  4. Charles Simic was a Serbian-American poet who was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1990 for The World Doesn’t End.
  5. Cormac McCarthy was an American novelist and playwright who was increasingly mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  6. Fay Weldon was an English author, essayist and playwright, whose work is often associated with feminism.
  7. Harold S. Kushner was an American rabbi, author, and lecturer.
  8. John Jakes was an American writer, best known for historical and speculative fiction.
  9. Julie Garwood was an American writer of over twenty-seven romance novels in both the historical and suspense subgenres.
  10. Kenzaburo Oe was a Japanese writer and a major figure in contemporary Japanese literature. Ōe was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  11. Louise Gluck was an American poet who was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020.
  12. Martin Amis was a British novelist, best-known for the novels novels Money and London Fields.
  13. Milan Kundera was the Czech Republic’s most recognised living writer. Kundera’s best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
  14. Russell Banks was an American writer of fiction and poetry.
  15. Suzy McKee Charnas was an American novelist and short story writer, who wrote in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.


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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 19th February 2024