Amy Tan (born February is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships. Her most well-known work is The Joy Luck Club, which has been translated into 35 languages. In the book was adapted into a commercially successful film.
Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September in St. His namesake (and second cousin three times removed on his father's side) was Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner.
Selma Lagerlöf first female to win the Nobel prize and most widely known for her children's book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils). Selma Lagerlöf was herself active as a speaker for the Woman's Suffrage.
Jean Stafford American short story writer and novelist who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford in Married to poet Robert Lowell Stafford also wrote The Mountain Lion and Catherine Wheel.
Agatha Christie 1890 - 1976 Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 45 foreign languages. She is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.