The Big List of Famous Atheists

Authors
Jason Aaron 1973–
Zoë Heller born 1965
Wole Soyinka born 1934
William Cooper 1910–2002
William Boyd CBE born 1952
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt 1840–1922
Warren Allen Smith born 1921
W. Somerset Maugham CH 1874–1965
Vladimir Tendryakov 1923–1984
Virginia Woolf 1882–1941
Vardis Fisher 1895–1968
Ursula K. Le Guin born 1929
Turan Dursun 1934–1990
Tony Harrison born 1937
Tom Wolfe
Tom Flynn born 1955
Tiffany Thayer 1902–1959
Thomas Pynchon, born 1937
Thomas M. Disch 1940–2008
Theodore Dalrymple born 1949
Terry Pratchett born 1948
Terry Eagleton born 1943
Terenci Moix 1942–2003
Tariq Ali born 1943
Susan Jacoby born 1945
Sue Townsend born 1946
Stieg Larsson 1954–2004
Stephen Massicotte born 1969
Stephen Fry born 1957
Stanley Edgar Hyman 1919–1970
Stanislaw Lem 1921–2006
Stan Rice 1942–2006
Sir Kingsley Amis 1922–1995
Sir John Mortimer CBE QC 1923–2009
Sir Arthur C. Clarke 1917–2008
Simon Winchester OBE born 1944
Sean Williams born 1967
Seamus Heaney born 1939
Sarah Vowell born 1969
Sam Harris born 1967
S. T. Joshi born 1958
Rutka Laskier 1929–1943
Ruth Dudley Edwards born 1944
Roger Martin du Gard 1881–1958
Roddy Doyle born 1958
Robin Jenkins 1912–2005
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850–1894
Robert L. Park born 1931
Robert Graves 1895–1985
Robert A. Heinlein 1907–1988
Richard Dawkins born 1941
Rhys Davies 1901–1978
Redmond O'Hanlon born 1947
Rebecca Goldstein born 1950
Raj Patel
R. J. Hollingdale 1930–2001
Primo Levi 1919–1987
Pierre-Jules Hetzel 1814–1886
Pierre Loti 1850–1923
Pierre Berton CC, O.Ont 1920–2004
Pier Paolo Pasolini 1922–1975
Philip Roth born 1933
Philip Pullman CBE born 1946
Philip Larkin CH, CBE, FRSL 1922–1985
Philip Appleman born 1926
Paul-Louis Couchoud 1879-1959
Paul-Henri Thiry 1723 - 1789
Paul Krassner born 1932
Pär Lagerkvist 1891–1974
Pablo Neruda 1904–1973
Oriana Fallaci 1929–2006
Olaf Stapledon 1886–1950
Norman MacCaig 1910–1996
Nicci Gerrard born 1958
Neil Jordan born 1950
Neal Pollack born 1970
Nadine Gordimer born 1923
Miguel Torga 1907–1995
Michel Houellebecq born 1958
Michel Faber born 1960
Michael Shermer born 1954
Michael Rosen born 1946
Michael Nugent born 1961
Michael Lewis born 1960
Melissa Holbrook Pierson
Maxim Gorky 1868–1936
Maurice Sendak 1928–2012
Maureen Freely born 1952
Mary McCarthy 1912–1989
Mary Butts 1890–1937
Marquis de Sade 1740–1814
Mark Haddon born 1962
Marina Warner CBE, FBA born 1946
Marian Keyes born 1963
Marghanita Laski 1915–1988
Marcel Proust 1871–1922
Luigi Pirandello 1867–1936
Ludovic Kennedy 1919–2009
Lucretius 99 BC–55 BC
Lucian AD 125 – AD 180
Lorraine Hansberry 1930–1965
Lily Braun 1865–1916
Leonard Woolf 1880–1969
Lawrence Bush born 1951
Larry Niven born 1938
Kurt Vonnegut 1922–2007
Keri Hulme born 1947
Ken Follett born 1949
Kate Pullinger born before 1988
K. Shivaram Karanth 1902–1997
Julian Barnes born 1946
Joyce Carol Oates born 1938
Joseph Ritson, 1752–1803
Joseph McCabe 1867–1955
Joseph Conrad 1857-1924
José Saramago 1922–2010
Jorge Amado 1912–2001
John W. Loftus 19??–present
John W. Campbell 1910–1971
John Oswald activist
John Fowles 1926–2005
John Burroughs 1837–1921
João Cabral de Melo Neto, 1920–1999
Joan Smith born 1953
Jim Crace born 1946
Jean-Paul Sartre 1905-1980
Javed Akhtar born 1945
Jan Guillou born 1944
James Thomson B.V.'
James McDonald born 1953
James Kelman born 1946
James Frey born 1969
James Baldwin 1924–1987
Jack London 1876-1916
J.G. Ballard 1930–2009
Ivy Compton-Burnett DBE 1884–1969
Italo Svevo 1861–1928
Ismail Kadare born 1936
Isaac Deutscher 1907–1967
Isaac Asimov 1920–1992
Ibn Warraq
Ian McEwan, CBE born 1948
Iain Banks 1954-2013
Howard Jacobson born 1942
Howard Brenton born 1942
Henry Cadbury 1883–1974
Henrik Ibsen 1828–1906
Harry Harrison 1925-2012
Harold Pinter 1930–2008
Harlan Ellison born 1934
H.G. Wells 1866–1946
H. P. Lovecraft 1890–1937
Gregory Benford born 1941
Greg Egan born 1961
Graham Greene OM, CH 1904–1991
Gore Vidal 1925–2012
Giovanni Verga 1840–1922
Giosuè Carducci 1835–1907
Giacomo Leopardi 1798–1837
Germaine Greer born 1939
George Warrington Steevens 1869–1900
George Eliot 1819–1890
George Bernard Shaw 1856–1950
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg 1742–1799
Gavin Ewart 1916–1995
Gao Xingjian born 1940
G. D. H. Cole 1889–1959
Frederick James Furnivall 1825–1910
Freda Utley 1898–1978
Franz Kafka 1883–1924
Frank Dalby Davison 1893–1970
Franco Lucentini 1920–2002
Francis Sheehy-Skeffington 1878–1916
Frances Vernon 1963–1991
Frances Partridge 1900–2004
Forrest J Ackerman 1916–2008
Fiona Pitt-Kethley born 1954
Fernando Pessoa 1888–1935
F.M. Esfandiary/FM-2030 1930–2000
Ethel Lilian Voynich 1864–1960
Ernest Hemingway 1899–1961
Eric Ambler OBE 1909–1998
Eliza Lynn Linton 1822–1898
Edward Clodd 1840–1930
Edmund White born 1940
Edmund Penning-Rowsell 1913–2002
Edmund Cooper 1926–1982
E. M. Forster OM 1879–1970
Dylan Evans born 1966
Douglas Murray 1971–
Douglas Kennedy born 1955
Douglas Adams 1952–2001
Dorothy Hewett 1923–2002
Diana Wynne Jones 1934–2011
Diana Athill born 1917
Derek Raymond 1931–1994
David Yallop
David Ramsay Steele born before 1968
David Mills author
David Marcus 1924–2009
David Grossman born 1954
Dave Eggers born 1970
Dave Barry born 1954
Danilo Kiš 1935 – 1989
Daniel Handler born 1970
Daniel Dennett born 1942
Dan Savage born 1964
Dame Iris Murdoch 1919–1999
Cyril Connolly 1903–1974
Craig Raine born 1944
Constance Garnett 1861–1946
Colin Mackay 1951–2003
Clive James born 1939
Claude Simon 1913–2005
Claud Cockburn 1904–1981
Clare Mulley
Christopher Robin Milne 1920–1996
Christopher Hitchens 1949–2011
China Miéville born 1972
Charles Maurras 1868–1952
Charles Bukowski 1920–1994
Cesare Pavese 1908–1950
Carol Ann Duffy born 1955
Carlo Dossi 1849–1910
Camille Paglia born 1947
Calel Perechodnik 1916–1943
Bruce Sterling born 1954
Brigid Brophy, Lady Levey 1929–1995
Brian Moore 1921–1999
Bertolt Brecht 1898–1956
Bernard Schweizer born 1962
Barry McGowan born 1961
Barbara Ehrenreich born 1941
Aziz Nesin 1915–1995
Ayn Rand 1905–1982
Arthur Miller 1915–2005
Arnulf Øverland 1889-1968
Aristophanes c. 446 BC – c. 386 BC
Archie Hind 1928–2008
Antonio Gramsci 1891–1937
Antonin Artaud 1896–1948
Anton Chekhov 1860–1904
Angela Carter 1940–1992
Andrew Motion FRSL born 1952
Andre Suares 1868–1948
André Breton 1896–1966
Anatole France 1844-1924
Alex Rosenberg born 1946
Alex Garland born 1970
Albert Camus 1913–1960
Alan Brownjohn 1931–1995
Alain de Botton born 1969
Akshay Kumar Datta 1820–1886
A. E. Housman 1859–1936

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