28 Authors who write by hand… can you add to the list?

As a result of my love of writing longhand, I trawled the internet to discover names of authors who write by hand. Here is an incomplete list.
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Do people still write books by hand? You betcha! As a result of my love of writing longhand, I trawled the internet to discover names of authors who write by hand. Here is an incomplete list.

Can you add to this list? If so, leave a comment (or email me) and let me know.

Which authors write by hand?

Twenty-nine people, and counting:

  • Amy Tan
  • Andre Dubus III
  • Antoine Wilson
  • Elin Hilderbrand
  • Ethel Rohan
  • George Clooney
  • George RR Martin
  • J.K. Rowling
  • James Patterson
  • Jeffrey Archer (contributed by Dr Nick)
  • Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Joe Haldeman
  • Joe Hill (Joseph Hillstrom King)
  • Jordan Mechner
  • Joshua Ferris
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Kat Howard
  • Kelly Barnhill
  • Kiersten White
  • Melissa Marr
  • Lauren Groff (contributed by Robert McCready)
  • Neil Gaiman
  • Ngugi wa Thiong’o
  • Niven Govinden
  • Peter Straub
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • Stephen King
  • Steve Brezenoff
  • Tom Wolfe

…and me. 😉

Know of someone else given to write by hand? Someone you’ve heard of, or maybe yourself? Drop a comment (or email me) and let me know.

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6 thoughts on “28 Authors who write by hand… can you add to the list?

  1. I’m pretty certain Clive Barker writes by hand. I think he said it in some interview.

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