Yukio Mishima

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


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.

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.

Horatio Alger

American writer born in 1832 known for novels about impoverished boys rising to the middle class.

Patricia Highsmith

American writer best known for novels incl. Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley, & The Price of Salt.

Marie d’Agoult

Franco-German romantic author & historian born in 1805. Also known by her pen name, Daniel Stern.

Isaac Asimov

American writer & professor of biochemistry best known for his sci-fi novels the Foundation series.

Frédéric Soulié

French popular writer born in 1800. Wrote over 40 “sensation novels” such as Mémoires du diable.