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The Best Documentaries About Writers

List Criteria: Documentary films about authors, journalists, novelists, poets, playwrights, and any other types of writers

There are many documentaries out there today that look at writers throughout history, specifically with a focus on their personal lives, struggles, inspirations, and motivations in the artistic arena. This list of the best documentaries about writers will shed light on the life and craft of many different writers and authors.
 
The films featured on this list have been ranked by the community as the best documentaries that feature the stories of writers, their personal lives, struggles, and accomplishments. These films address the historical aspects of what shaped their lives in the early years, the successes and failures of their careers, what influenced their personal stories, awards they received, and how they made an impact on society through their works.

 What are the best documentaries about writers? This list has them all, including: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, Charles Dickens’s England, Dreams With Sharp Teeth, Finding Farley, An Impression with John Steinbeck: Writer, In the Wake of the Flood, and Breakfast with Hunter. Vote up for your favorite writer documentary or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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    Breakfast with Hunter

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    Greatest Journeys: England: The Journeys of Charles Dickens

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    Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

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    Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life

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    102 Years in the Heart of Europe: a Portrait of Ernst Jünger

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    The Art of Catching Lobsters

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    The Charles Bukowski Tapes

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    Bartleby en coulisses

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    Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams

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    The Political Dr. Seuss

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    Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself

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    Sacred Poet

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    Margaret Atwood: Once in August

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    Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story

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    William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

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    Escapade romaine

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    Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey

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    From No. 37

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    Salinger

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    Gore Vidal: The Man Who Said No

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    Fear and Loathing On the Road to Hollywood

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    Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry

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    Charles Dickens's England

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    Dominick Dunne: After the Party

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    Hubert Selby Jr: It'll Be Better Tomorrow

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    The Dialogues With Solzhenitsyn

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    Harto The Borges

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    Stay More: the World of Donald Harington

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    Life Itself

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    Leuchtturm Des Chaos

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    The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche

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    Rudyard Kipling: A Remembrance Tale

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    Mère-Bi

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    Rwanda pour mémoire

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    Tillie Olsen: A Heart in Action

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    Over the River...Life of Lydia Maria Child, Abolitionist for Freedom

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    Love Always, Carolyn

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    Svetlana about Svetlana

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