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1. Paul Reiser is an American celebrity, comedian, writer, and author with a net worth of $40 million.

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2. Sarah Silverman has two sisters; Reform Rabbi Susan Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman; the famous actress, and two brothers; Rabbi Susan—a screenwriter and Jeffrey Michael, who died when he was a toddler.

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3. James Bond was an American ornithologist, author of Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies.

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4. Ernest Hemingway said he "was out of business as a writer" from 1942 to 1945 during his residence in Cuba.

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5. Stan Lee championed close collaboration between comic book writers and artists.

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6. Cary Fukunaga is an American award-winning director, writer, and cinematographer.

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7. In January 1940, Pep Archie Comics debuted with the Shield, the first USA patriotic comic book hero, created by writer and managing editor Harry Shorten and designed by artist Irv Novick.

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8. Jonathan Kellerman is an American psychologist, and Edgar Award winning author of numerous bestselling suspense novels.

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9. In 1934, Dorothy Parker married actor-writer Alan Campbell in New Mexico; the couple relocated to Los Angeles and became a highly paid screenwriting team.

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10. Mindy Kaling received six Emmy Award nominations as a writer and a producer of the show.

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11. Ruskin Bond is an Indian author of British descent.

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12. Luis Borges is renowned as one of the most influenced and greatest writers in Latin America history.

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13. Thomas Carlyle had a friendship with writer Geraldine Jewsbury starting in 1840.

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14. Benjamin Zephaniah is a British writer, dub poet and Rastafarian.

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15. Andrew Sullivan describes himself as a conservative and is the author of The Conservative Soul.

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16. Thomas Jefferson was a Virginia lawyer who was a delegate to the Continental Congress, the writer of the Declaration of Independence, a governor of Virginia, ambassador to France and Secretary of State under President George Washington.

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17. Lee Child will be appearing on Long Island for an author talk and book signing sponsored by Long Island LitFest and hosted by Huntington's Cinema Arts Centre.

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18. Colin Jost was nominated for nine Emmys and won a Peabody Award, as well as four Writers Guild awards for his exceptional work on Saturday Night Live.

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19. Vince Russo would eventually become head writer for the WWF along with his partner, Ed Ferrara.

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20. Zora Neale Hurston, known for her audacious spirit and sharp wit, was a talented and prolific writer and a skilled anthropologist from the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights Era.

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21. Judd Apatow was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay for his work on The 40-Year-Old Virgin, a nomination shared with Carell, and Knocked Up.

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22. Frank Cottrell Boyce is a successful writer of film scripts and was the official scriptwriter for the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, playing an important role devising the ceremony with Danny Boyle.

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23. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the writer of the comic book series about the Black Panther drawn by Brian Stelfreeze and published by Marvel Comics.

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24. Philip Roth made his remarks in a French magazine interview, and his publishers, Houghton Mifflin, on Friday confirmed the writer's decision.

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25. Judd Apatow has worked as a producer and screenwriter for several other big-screen comedies, and was an executive producer for the HBO series Girls.

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26. Dorothy Parker was interested to pursue a career as a screenwriter for she decided to reach Hollywood.

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27. Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist whose works earned him the reputation of being the greatest living writer of Castilian in Spain and Latin America.

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28. Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet and short story writer.

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29. Mindy Kaling is a brilliant writer, director, actress, and activist.

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30. In 1968 Audre Lorde was writer-in-residence at Tougaloo College in Mississippi.

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31. Senator Rand Paul spoke for ten and a half hours on May 20, 2015, in opposition to the reauthorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

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32. Lena Dunham has a young sister named Grace Lena Dunham, who is a writer.

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33. Sarah Silverman Program was a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live, and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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34. Milo Yiannopoulos is a British political commentator, journalist, and author who garnered quite an attention due to his opinion and association with alt-right.

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35. Margaret Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet, journalist and activist, considered by some to be amongst the best living writers.

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36. Langston Hughes was an integral part of the Harlem Renaissance, a period during the 1920s and 1930s that was characterized by an artistic flowering of African American writers, musicians, and visual artists.

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37. Ken Follett made his first appearance as an author in 1978 when he published Eye of the Needle.

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38. Luis Borges was a significant influence on such celebrated Latin American writers as Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

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39. Jorge Luis Borges is renowned as one of the most influenced and greatest writers in Latin America history.

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40. Alan Moore was born on 18 November 1953 and is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell.

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41. Anurag Kashyap is a critically acclaimed Indian film director and screenwriter.

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42. Jonathan Kellerman is an American author and psychologist with a net worth of $40 million.

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43. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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44. Paul Heyman was the lead writer for SmackDown! from July 2002 to February 2003.

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45. Jon Stewart was an important factor in the unionization of the Comedy Central writers.

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46. David Brenner was a writer, director or producer of 115 television documentaries and headed the documentary units of Westinghouse Broadcasting and Metromedia, winning nearly 30 awards including an Emmy, before moving to comedy.

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47. Alan Moore has occasionally used such pseudonyms as Curt Vile, Jill de Ray, and Translucia Baboon;, reprints of some of his work have been credited to The Original Writer when Moore requested that his name be removed.

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48. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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49. Shaun King is a columnist for The Intercept, a writer-in-residence at Harvard Law School's Fair Punishment Project, and former reporter for the New York Daily News.

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50. Rian Johnson is a 43 years old American producer, director, writer and voice over actor.

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51. Donald Hall was educated at Phillips Exeter and Harvard University, and is the author of 11 books of poetry including The One Day, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Museum of Clear Ideas.

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52. Jonathan Kellerman became a published author in 1981 with the non-fiction book Helping the Fearful Child.

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53. The Colbert Report has written three books with the writers of his show.

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54. Harold Ramis was an actor, director, writer, as well as a comedian.

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55. David Baldacci is indisputably one of the greatest thriller writers of the last decade.

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56. Jorge Luis Borges became an increasingly public figure, obtaining appointments as President of the Argentine Society of Writers and as Professor of English and American Literature at the Argentine Association of English Culture.

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57. In 1919, Dorothy Parker became a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, an informal gathering of writers who lunched at the Algonquin Hotel.

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58. Donald Hall currently resides at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, a small town in Merrimack County in the vicinity of fellow poet and author Maxine Kumin.

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59. Lorne Michaels started his professional career as a broadcaster and writer for CBS Radio.

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60. In 2000, Barbara Kingsolver established the Bellwether Prize for Fiction to support writers whose unpublished works promote positive social change.

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61. Steve Kornacki is an American political writer and television host.

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62. Stan Lee dies: Remembering the iconic Marvel writer, editor, publisher and cameo king.

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63. Michael Connelly was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004.

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64. Conan O'Brien disagreed, feeling that Kudrow was being overly flattering and that asserting he was happy as a writer.

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65. Dale Carnegie would develop a long standing friendship with another Maryville author Homer Croy.

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66. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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67. Dale Carnegie would develop a long-standing friendship with another Maryville author Homer Croy.

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68. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a producer for television and film, a comedian and voice actress, and a screenwriter.

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69. Dylan Thomas recorded radio shows and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC.

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70. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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71. David Baldacci is one of the bestselling American novelists, but he has worked as a philanthropist and a screenwriter.

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72. Ruskin Bond was born on 19 May 1934 and is an Indian author of British descent.

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73. Lorne Michaels initially began his career as a writer and broadcaster for CBC Radio.

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74. Luis Borges became an increasingly public figure, obtaining appointments as President of the Argentine Society of Writers and as Professor of English and American Literature at the Argentine Association of English Culture.

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75. David Tutera is a famous fashion designer, celebrity wedding planner, and author of America.

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76. Anurag Kashyap is professional Indian film director, writer, producer and actor in India.

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77. Mark Twain owned a stake in the Buffalo Express newspaper and worked as an editor and writer.

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78. Anderson Cooper was born in New York City on June 3, 1967, to writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and designer and railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.

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79. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a Columbian novelist, screenwriter and journalist, born on 6th March 1927 in a small town called Aracataca, Columbia.

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80. Ed Schultz is the author of "Killer Politics" and "Straight Talk from the Heartland" (2004).

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81. The Colbert Report "is really interested in high status people and low status people, and the dynamics between them", writer Rob Dubbin explained, so one thing that doesn't work is when the "victim" is the punchline.

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82. Sarah Silverman Program was a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live, and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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83. Zora Neale Hurston influenced many writers, forever cementing her place in history as one of the foremost female writers of the 20th century.

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84. In 2007, Jon Stewart voiced Mort Sinclaire, former TV comedy writer and communist, on Stephen Colbert's audiobook version of I Am America.

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85. Langston Hughes was a well-known writer and poet who lived from 1902 to 1967.

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86. Benjamin Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity, initially as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies.

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87. Denis Leary is currently married to Ann Lembeck Leary, a writer and radio show host.

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88. Michael Connelly sold The Black Echo to Little, Brown to be published in 1992 and won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for best first novel.

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89. In early 1997, Vince Russo became head writer for the WWF and wrote their flagship show Raw Is War as well as their monthly pay-per-views.

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90. That year marked the point when Todd McFarlane ceased to be the regular writer and artist of Spawn.

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91. Edgar Allan Poe was an early to mid 19th century writer, poet and artist.

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92. Chris Hardwick is an American actor, stand-up comedian, producer, writer and television host.

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93. Barbara Kingsolver began thinking about becoming a fiction writer in 1982, after winning a contest in a Phoenix newspaper.

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94. Nana Patekar is an Indian actor, writer and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi films.

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95. Mark Twain failed as a miner and went to work at the Virginia City newspaper Territorial Enterprise, working under a friend, the writer Dan DeQuille.

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96. Lorne Michaels began his career as a television writer in 1968.

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97. On July 10, 2005, it was reported that Paul Heyman took over the positions of head booker and writer in Ohio Valley Wrestling, a developmental territory maintained by WWE.

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98. Alan Moore named this imprint America's Best Comics, lining up a series of artists and writers to assist him in this venture.

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99. Mahasweta Devi was an Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist.

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100. Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.

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101. Simon David was the creator, show runner, executive producer and head writer of the HBO drama series The Wire.

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102. At the age of 23, Donald Glover was hired by Tina Fey to be a writer on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock.

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103. Ruskin Bond is an eminent contemporary Indian writer of British descent.

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104. Stan Lee served domestically in the Army during World War II, working as a writer and illustrator.

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105. Jimmy Carr lives with his Canadian girlfriend Karoline Copping, a writer on Channel 5 in North London.

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106. In 2016, James Patterson topped Forbes list of highest-paid authors for the third consecutive year, with an income of $95 million.

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107. Mahasweta Devi was a famous women social activist, writer and journalist from India who worked hard for the growth of the tribal people.

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108. David Tutera is an American celebrity wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, author and professional speaker.

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109. Ricky Jay joined the cast and crew of the HBO western drama Deadwood as a guest star and writer for the first season in 2004.

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110. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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111. In 1908, the Berlin Copyright Term Extension Act set the duration of copyright at life of the author plus 50 years, expanded the scope of the act to include newer technologies, and prohibited formalities as a prerequisite of copyright protection.

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112. Lorne Michaels is a Canadian-American television producer, comedian, writer, and actor.

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113. Ed Schultz is the author of "Killer Politics" and "Straight Talk from the Heartland" (2004).

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114. John Grisham is a writer, attorney, and a political activist.

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115. Rand Paul spoke for ten and a half hours on May 20, 2015, in opposition to the reauthorization of Section 215 of the Patriot Act.

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116. Arun Shourie is an Indian economist, journalist, author and politician.

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117. Paul Reiser is an American comedian, actor, television personality and writer, author and musician.

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118. Michael Palin is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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119. Steve Kornacki is a multi-talented guy who is has established his career as Political Journalist, Writer and TV host.

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120. Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.

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121. Stan Lee is the only comic book writer to ever receive the honor.

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122. In 1969 Delia Smith was taken on as the cookery writer for the Daily Mirror's newly-launched magazine.

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123. Terry Jones is a Welsh writer, actor, and historian.

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124. Ron Chernow is the author of six books, including best selling titles about Alexander Hamilton and George Washington.

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125. Lorne Michaels began his career as a writer and broadcaster for CBC Radio.

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126. Samantha Bee is a famous Canadian—American writer, comedian, actress, and television host.

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127. Senator Rand Paul sought to change US foreign policy in early 2015 when he introduced a bill that would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.

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128. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels and one work of non-fiction.

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129. Steven Bochco is a New York produced US television writer and producer with a net worth of $150 million.

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130. In 2008, Stephen Colbert won the Emmy Award for writing again, this time as a writer for The Colbert Report.

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131. Jorge Luis Borges was one of several distinguished authors who never received the honour.

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132. Luis Borges said his father "tried to become a writer and failed in the attempt", despite the 1921 opus El caudillo.

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133. Peggy Noonan served as a special assistant and speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan from 1984 to 1986.

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134. Charles Phoenix is an American pop culture humorist, historian, author and chef whose work explores and celebrates 1950s and 1960s kitsch and Americana.

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135. Nicole Richie is an American actress, fashion designer, author, and television personality.

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136. Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

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137. Tyler Lockett was a first team punt returner selection by the Football Writers Association of America.

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138. Menachem Begin would not come out of hiding until April 1948, when the British, who still maintained nominal authority over Palestine, were almost totally gone.

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139. Joe Sugg is a British YouTuber, film-maker, author, and vlogger.

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140. Rick Santorum was an author and the floor manager of the bill.

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141. Thomas Jefferson assumed full authority over his property at age 21.

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142. In 1965, Brooks Hall teamed up with comedy writer Buck Henry to create a comedic TV show about a bumbling James Bond-inspired spy.

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143. Dale Carnegie appeared as the 20th-century counterpart of Benjamin Franklin and Horatio Alger, a popular author whose recipe for achievement and advancement was tremendously popular.

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144. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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145. Geoffrey Chaucer is renowned as a pioneer in English language literature primarily because he was one of the first writers of literature in English.

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146. Colin Jost has one brother, Casey Jost, who had a role in Staten Island Summer and is a writer for Impractical Jokers.

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147. Mindy Kaling was notably the first woman to join the writers' room on The Office, and while she was clear that the overwhelming majority of her experiences there were positive, she said she amplified lots of her own real-life moments of discrimination and disrespect in Molly's storyline in Late Night.

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148. In 2005, David Chase received a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for his entire body of work.

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149. Ian McEwan was a long-time friend of Christopher Hitchens, the writer and polemicist.

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150. That year Germaine Greer was appointed director of the Center of the Study of Women's Literature at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and in 1982 she founded the Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, an academic journal that highlights unknown or little-known women writers.

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151. Ann Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, columnist, and lawyer.

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152. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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153. Brooks Hall began his career as a comic and a writer for the early TV variety show Your Show of Shows.

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154. Ed Schultz is the author of "Killer Politics" and "Straight Talk from the Heartland" (2004).

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155. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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156. In 2018, Tina Fey received the Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence from the Writers Guild of America together with frequent collaborator Robert Carlock.

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157. Conan O'Brien served as president of The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, and was a writer for the sketch comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

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158. Joe Sugg is a popular British YouTube personality, vlogger, and author.

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159. James Patterson has worked with many co-authors, like Maxine Paetro, Mark Sullivan, Michael Ledwidge and others.

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160. Arun Shourie is a prominent journalist, author, and politician of India.

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161. Martin Luther was the most widely read author of his generation, and within Germany he acquired the status of a prophet.

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162. Colin Jost is an American actor, comedian, and screenwriter known for being the comedy writer for Saturday Night Live.

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163. Anurag Kashyap initially used to write for a television serial, Kashyap got his introductory break as a co-writer with the film Satya in 1998.

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164. In 1988, Todd McFarlane joined writer David Michelinie on Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man, beginning with issue 298, drawing the preliminary sketch for that cover's image on the back of one of his Incredible Hulk pages.

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165. Nana Patekar is an Indian politician and film actor and writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

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166. Lu Xun began to study and identify with Marxist political theory, made contact with local Communist Party members, and became involved in literary disputes with other leftist writers in the city.

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167. Frank Cottrell Boyce is one of the most respected screenwriters working in the English film industry.

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168. Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, director, and producer.

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169. Stephen King implored writers to stop using the word "amazing".

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170. Chevy Chase wrote a one-page spoof on Mission: Impossible for Mad magazine in 1970 and was a writer for the short-lived Smothers Brothers TV show comeback in the spring of 1975.

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171. Peggy Noonan authored his address to the nation after the Challenger explosion.

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172. Adam Smith was controversial in his own day and his general approach and writing style were often satirised by Tory writers in the moralising tradition of William Hogarth and Jonathan Swift.

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173. Sarah Silverman was a writer and occasional performer on Saturday Night Live, and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

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174. Conan O'Brien was a writer and producer for The Simpsons for two seasons until he was commissioned by NBC to take over David Letterman's position as host of Late Night in 1993.

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175. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the author responsible for one of the most popular fictional characters in history: Sherlock Holmes.

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176. Geoffrey Zakarian is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality and author.

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177. Rian Johnson is the writer and director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth film in the Star Wars saga and the second in the sequel trilogy.

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178. Joan Lunden is an American journalist, an author, and a television host.

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179. Howard Hawks called on Faulkner and Furthman again—along with Leigh Brackett, a writer of pulp-detective and science-fiction stories—to help adapt Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe mystery The Big Sleep.

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180. Nicole Richie is an American fashion designer, actress, author and television personality.

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181. Milo Yiannopoulos is a British journalist, author, public speaker and was the senior editor for Breitbart News.

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182. Tom Brokaw is the author of The Greatest Generation and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors.

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183. Chetan Bhagat is a renowned author and a motivational speaker.

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184. Aaron Sanchez is an American award-winning celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author and philanthropist.

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185. Joss Whedon is an American screenwriter, film and television director, and film and television producer.

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186. James Patterson is the first author to have No 1 new titles simultaneously on The New York Times adult and children's bestsellers lists, and to have two books on NovelTrackr's top-ten list at the same time.

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187. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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188. Dan Harmon representing himself as an American writer and Performer belongs to American nationality.

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189. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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190. Thomas Carlyle came to prominence as a renowned essayist, satirical writer, teacher, and historian.

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191. Arthur Conan Doyle felt grievously exploited by Ward Lock as an author new to the publishing world and he left them.

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192. Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Land Ordinance of 1784, whereby Virginia ceded to the national government the vast area that it claimed northwest of the Ohio River.

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193. Chad Michael Murray is an American actor, writer and spokesperson born on 24th August, 1981.

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194. Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer and corresponded with many prominent people.

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195. Chevy Chase was committed contractually to SNL for only one year as a writer, and became a cast member during rehearsals just before the show's premiere.

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196. Michael Lewis is a best-selling author and contributes to various periodicals, including Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and The New York Times.

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197. Dan Harmon is an American writer, producer, actor and voice actor.

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198. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida.

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199. Jonathan Kellerman is an American psychologist, and Edgar and Anthony Award-winning author of numerous bestselling suspense novels.

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200. Dinesh D'Souza is an Indian American political commentator, author, and filmmaker.

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201. Chevy Chase made the move to comedy as a full-time career by 1973, when he became a writer and cast member of The National Lampoon Radio Hour, a syndicated satirical radio series.

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202. Stephen King is a prolific and immensely popular author of horror fiction.

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203. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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204. Harold Ramis was the original head writer of the television series SCTV, on which he performed, as well as a co-writer of Groundhog Day and National Lampoon's Animal House.

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205. Dorothy Parker was an American writer and poet, best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.

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206. Sarah Silverman is a popular American standup comedian, writer, and actress.

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207. The Colbert Report won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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208. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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209. Ed Schultz is the author of "Killer Politics" and "Straight Talk from the Heartland" (2004).

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210. TaNehisi Coates is the writer of the comic book series about the Black Panther drawn by Brian Stelfreeze and published by Marvel Comics.

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211. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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212. Michael Gove joined The Times in 1996 as a leader writer and assumed posts as its comment editor, news editor, Saturday editor and assistant editor.

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213. Rand Paul sought to change US foreign policy in early 2015 when he introduced a bill that would cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.

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214. Frank Cottrell Boyce is an accomplished, successful and award-winning author and screenwriter.

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215. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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216. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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217. Rod Serling was a screenwriter, TV producer and narrator most famous for his sci-fi anthology series The Twilight Zone.

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218. James Patterson has often collaborated with other writers and co-authored books with authors such as Maxine Paetro, Andrew Gross, and Peter De Jonge.

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219. Albert Brooks garnered positive reviews for Mother, which starred Brooks as a middle-aged writer moving back home to resolve tensions between himself and his mother (Debbie Reynolds).

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220. In 1989, Jon Stewart landed his first television job as a writer for Caroline's Comedy Hour.

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221. Luis Borges was one of several distinguished authors who never received the honour.

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222. Zora Neale Hurston was a folklorist, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist.

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223. Dan Harmon co-created Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program and served as head writer for several episodes.

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224. Margaret Atwood established a nonprofit organization under the title Writers' Trust of Canada.

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225. Stephen Colbert won three Emmys as a writer of The Daily Show in 2004, 2005, and 2006.

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226. John Muir was a Scottish-born American naturalist, author, writer, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.

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227. Paula Poundstone is an American stand-up comedian, author, actress, interviewer and commentator.

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228. Three of William Goldman's scripts have been voted into the Writers Guild of America hall-of-fame's 101 Greatest Screenplays list.

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229. David Walliams was the UK's most successful writer last year, with his titles selling £17.1m through Nielsen BookScan.

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230. Charles Phoenix was born on 1962 and is an American pop culture humorist, historian, author and chef whose work explores and celebrates 1950s and 1960s kitsch and Americana.

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231. Jorge Luis Borges said his father "tried to become a writer and failed in the attempt", despite the 1921 opus El caudillo.

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232. Ron Chernow is the author of a comprehensive 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, a book that inspired Miranda to write Hamilton, according to Playbill, and Miranda has stated many times that he strived to keep Hamilton as close to history as he could.

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233. Anurag Kashyap is an Indian film director, writer, editor, producer and actor known for his works in Hindi cinema.

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234. Nana Patekar was born on 1 January 1951 and is an Indian film actor and writer, philanthropist and filmmaker, mainly working in Hindi and Marathi cinema.

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235. Sue Grafton is one of the most famous writers America has had in the 20th century.

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236. Margaret Atwood is a multitalented writer with a flare for sardonic humor.

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237. Ed Schultz is the author of "Killer Politics" and "Straight Talk from the Heartland" (2004).

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238. Sarah Silverman is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and writer.

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239. Emma Thompson is a British actress, activist, author, comedienne and screenwriter.

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240. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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241. In 1968, Brooks Hall received an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, beating such writers as Stanley Kubrick and John Cassavetes.

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242. Andrew Sullivan is a conservative political commentator, a former editor of The New Republic, and the author or editor of six books.

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243. Joss Whedon started out as a staff writer for 1990 sitcom Rosanne.

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244. Gary Hart is the author of James Monroe, part of the Times Books series on American presidents published in October 2005.

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245. Philip Roth became one of the most awarded American writers of his generation.

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246. Piers Morgan is married to Celia Walden, a newspaper columnist, and writer.

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247. Dinesh D'Souza is the author of several New York Times best-selling books.

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248. Lorne Michaels moved to Los Angeles from Toronto in 1968 to work as a writer for Laugh-In and The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show.

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249. Chevy Chase is an actor, comedian as well as a writer.

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250. David Walliams found additional success as a children's author when he published his first novel, The Boy in the Dress, in 2008.

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251. Rod Serling volunteered at WNYC in New York as an actor and writer in the summer of 1946.

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252. Vince Russo is an American writer, known for working for American companies, most notably the World Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

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253. Conan O'Brien has done a lot since his days as a writer on The Simpsons, but audiences are always curious to hear about his time on one of primetime's most iconic network television shows.

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254. St John is the patron saint of love, loyalty, friendships, and authors.

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255. Chris Hardwick is a bit of a do-it-all when it comes to the creative artistry in Hollywood, the comedian-writer has appeared in over 40 movies and TV shows.

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256. Albert Brooks acted in other writers' and directors' films during the 1980s and 1990s.

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257. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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258. Jorge Luis Borges, considered by some as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, was an Argentine writer and poet.

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259. In 1968, Margaret Atwood married an American writer named Jim Polk.

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260. Louise Penny was born on 1958 and is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec centred on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec.

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261. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle felt grievously exploited by Ward Lock as an author new to the publishing world and he left them.

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262. Howard Hawks was known for maintaining close friendships with many American writers such as Ben Hecht, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner.

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263. Harold Ramis was an American actor, director writer and producer.

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264. In 1948 Rod Serling moved to New York City and entered the work world as a struggling freelance radio writer.

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265. In 1982, Menachem Begin authorized a massive invasion of Lebanon in order to destroy military bases of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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266. Chris Hardwick is a contributing writer for Wired, wrote for Web Soup and Back at the Barnyard, and he made regular appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Lately.

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267. Mindy Kaling is a huge fan of the Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri, and named her character in The Mindy Project after her.

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268. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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269. Susan Collins began her career in 1991 as a writer for children's television shows.

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270. Lena Dunham gained the attention of writer and filmmaker Judd Apatow who got her to be an executive producer in the HBO original series Girls.

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271. Edgar Allan Poe was known as a writer of fiction and became one of the first American authors of the 19th century to become more popular in Europe than in the United States.

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272. Harold Ramis was offered work as a writer at Saturday Night Live but chose to continue with SCTV.

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273. Geoffrey Zakarian was born on July 25, 1959 and is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality and author.

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274. Gary Hart has written or co-authored numerous books and articles, including five well-received novels.

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275. In July 2002, Vince Russo joined Jeff and Jerry Jarrett's NWA-TNA promotion as a creative writer and would assist in the writing and production of the shows.

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276. Steven Bochco started working at the Universal Pictures in 1966 as a writer and story editor.

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277. Frank Cottrell Boyce is among the esteemed screenwriters employed in the British film sector.

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278. In 1996 Michael Gove joined The Times newspaper in London as a columnist and leader writer.

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279. Stephen King played guitar for the rock band Rock Bottom Remainders, several of whose members are authors.

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280. Dolly Parton is recognized as a businesswoman, actress, humanitarian and author.

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281. Ruskin Bond has published his autobiography: Scenes from a Writer's Life describes his formative years growing up in Anglo-India and very recently "Lone Wolf Dancing".

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282. Zora Neale Hurston was an influential author of African-American literature and anthropologist, who portrayed racial struggles in the early 20th century American South, and published research on Haitian voodoo.

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283. In 1966, Robert Bly co-founded American Writers Against the Vietnam War and went on to lead much of the opposition to that war among writers.

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284. Luis Borges was never awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, something which continually distressed the writer.

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285. Howard Hawks began his career in films as an editor, writer, and assistant director.

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286. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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287. Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings.

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288. David Mamet is the creator, producer and frequent writer of the television series The Unit, where he wrote a well-circulated memo to the writing staff.

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289. On 25 November 2002 Richard Herring started his blog, Warming Up as a way to overcome writer's block.

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290. Dale Carnegie would develop a longstanding friendship with another Maryville author Homer Croy.

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291. David Baldacci authored a short story, "The Mighty Johns", as part of a 2002 mystery anthology.

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292. David Walliams earned his fame in the world of TV comedy, but he is a brilliant children's author, having written lots of hilarious, poignant and spellbinding books.

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293. In 1991, Suzanne Susan Collins began her career as a writer for children's television.

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294. James Beard Foundation nurtured a generation of American chefs and cookbook authors who have changed the way we eat.

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295. Robert Bly is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement.

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296. Jorge Luis Borges was never awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, something which continually distressed the writer.

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297. Sarah Silverman was a writer and occasional performer for 18 weeks on Saturday Night Live and starred in and produced The Sarah Silverman Program, which ran from 2007 to 2010 on Comedy Central, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

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298. Conan OBrien served as president of The Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, and was a writer for the sketch comedy series Not Necessarily the News.

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299. Donald Glover was a writer for 30 Rock from 2006 to 2009, where he had occasional cameo appearances.

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300. Tim Conway is a famous actor, writer, director and comedian from America who is well known for playing a role in series SpongeBob Squarepants.

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301. Colin Jost served as one of the show's co-head writers from 2012 to 2015.

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302. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.

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303. Dylan Thomas was an accomplished writer of prose poetry, with collections such as Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog and Quite Early One Morning (1954) showing he was capable of writing moving short stories.

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304. Gabrielle Union will be producing and starring in an adaptation of author and beauty expert Tia Williams.

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305. Mark Twain moved to San Francisco in 1864, still as a journalist, and met writers such as Bret Harte and Artemus Ward.

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306. Frank Cottrell Boyce has achieved fame as the writer for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony and for sequels to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car, a children's classic by Ian Fleming.

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307. Jonathan Gold was the first ever food writer who was awarded the National Magazine Award finalist in criticism by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

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308. St John is known as the author of the Gospel of St John and four other books in the New Testament—the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.

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309. The Colbert Report said he has to hear or say the writers' pitches out loud because, "What's funny on paper isn't always funny in your mouth".

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310. David Mamet was the executive producer and frequent writer for the TV show The Unit.

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311. On 22 December 2016, Paulo Coelho was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 200 most influential contemporary authors.

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312. John Grisham became one of the fastest-selling writers of modern fiction.

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313. Howard Hawks credited himself with the discovery of William Faulkner and introducing the, then, unknown writer to the Algonquin Round Table.

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314. Louise Penny is a Canadian author of mystery novels set in the Canadian province of Quebec centred on the work of francophone Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec.

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315. Margaret Atwood has held positions as an English lecturer or writer-in-residence at various universities.

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316. Menachem Begin considered himself a freedom fighter, an instrument necessary for Israel's "glorious revolution", as quoted by author Virginia Brackett.

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317. Rod Serling began his professional writing career in 1950, when he earned $75 a week as a network continuity writer for WLW radio in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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318. Lucy Hawking is as talented as her father and is the author of book George's Secret key to the Universe.

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319. Kevin Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.

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320. Sue Grafton received the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America in 2009.

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321. In 1955, Robert Bly married the award-winning short story writer Carol Bly, and they had four children.

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322. Michael Lewis is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist.

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