(October 23, 1920 - April 14, 1980)
Gianni Rodari was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his books for children. He won the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1970 and is considered by many to be Italy's most important twentieth-century children's author. His books have been translated into many languages, though few have been published in English.
(September 20, 1878 - November 25, 1968)
Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote close to 100 books in many genres.
(August 27, 1871 - December 28, 1945)
Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school. His novels often featured main characters who succeeded at their objectives despite a lack of a firm moral code, and literary situations that more closely resemble studies of nature than tales of choice and agency.
(March 2, 1760 - April 5, 1794)
Lucie Simplice Camille Benoît Desmoulins was a journalist and politician who played an important role in the French Revolution. Desmoulins was regarded by many as a strict and harsh man who would often let his pen get away from him.
(March 9, 1763 - June 18, 1835)
William Cobbett was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and abolishing the rotten boroughs would help to end the poverty of farm labourers, and he attacked the borough-mongers, sinecurists and "tax-eaters" relentlessly.
(May 5, 1818 - March 14, 1883)
Karl Heinrich Marx was a German philosopher, economist, sociologist, historian, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His ideas played a significant role in the development of social science and the socialist political movement. He published various books during his lifetime, with the most notable being The Communist Manifesto
(1848) and Capital
(1867–1894); some of his works were co-written with his friend and fellow German revolutionary socialist, Friedrich Engels.
, German philosopher
, revolutionary socialist