Kahlil Gibran

Lebanese American writer, poet, & visual artist born in 1883. Best known for writing The Prophet.

Henri de Régnier

French symbolist poet bon in 1864. Considered one of the most important of France during the early 20th century.

Jules Supervielle

Franco-Uruguayan poet & writer, born in 1884, & nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Yukio Mishima

Japanese writer, actor, model, Shintoist, nationalist, & founder of the Tatenokai militia born in 1925.

Etty Hillesum

Dutch author born in 1914. Wrote of Nazi persecution of Dutch Jews & was executed at Auschwitz.


English novelist born in 1839. Best known for her novels Under Two Flags and A Dog of Flanders.

Jack London

American novelist, journalist, & social activist known for his novels Call of the Wild and White Fang.

Edouard Dhorme

French Assyriologist, Semitologist, and translator of the Bible born in 1881.

Rudyard Kipling

English journalist, short-story writer, poet, & novelist born in 1865. Best known for his novel The Jungle Book.

Compton Mackenzie

English-born Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories, & a memoir born in 1883.