It has been almost 100 years since Agatha Christie put pen to paper for her very first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. Over her...

Alexander Dumas was born in 1802 at Villes-Cotterets. He received very little education but when he entered the household of the future...

Alice Ann Munro, née Laidlaw, is a Canadian short-story writer who is widely considered one of the world's premier fiction writers. Mun...

Andrei Platonov (Russian: Андре́й Плато́нов, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej pɫɐˈtonəf]; 28 August [O.S. 16 August] 1899[1] – 5 January 1951) was the pe...

Anna Sewell was born in 1820 and lived with her family in Norfolk and then in a village on the outskirts of London. At the age of fourt...

The French Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944), was born in Lyon. His first two books, SOUTHERN MAIL and NIGHT FLIG...

Barbara Pease is CEO of Pease International, which produces videos, training courses and seminars for businesses and governments worldw...

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Islan...

Bill Burnett is an award-winning Silicon Valley designer and the Executive Director of the renowned Design Program at Stanford Universi...

Billy Gallagher is the author of How To Turn Down A Billion Dollars, a February 2018 book chronicling Snapchat’s rise from dorm room id...

Abraham 'Bram' Stoker (1847 - 1912) was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and joined the Irish Civil Service before his love of theat...

Fulvio Testa is one of Italy's most distinguished artists and illustrators and has had many exhibitions in the United States and Europe...

One of the greatest Spanish writers, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born on 29 September 1547. La Galatea, his first major work, was...

7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters...

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit. He is a...

Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare,...

Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels...

Christopher Jacob Abbott (born February 1986) is an American actor. Abbott made his feature film debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene (201...

Dale Carnegie, known as 'the arch-priest of the art of making friends', pioneered the development of personal business skills, self-con...

Dan Brown is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Deception Point, Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and mos...

Daniel Defoe was born in London in 1660. He worked briefly as a hosiery merchant, then as an intelligence agent and political writer. H...