Left Handed Famous Left Handed Writers

Left Handed
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A list of famous left handed writers with pictures. People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Source- http://www.indiana.edu/~primate/left.html
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Bet Bowen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Bet Bowen
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Diane Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Diane Paul
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Eudora Welty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 92 (1909-2001)
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H.G. Wells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
H.G. Wells
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Helen Hooven Santmyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 91 (1895-1986)
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James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 63 (1924-1987)
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Jean Genet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 76 (1910-1986)
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Jessamyn West is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
age 51
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Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 66 (1832-1898)
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Marshall McLuhan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 69 (1911-1980)
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Peter Benchley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 66 (1940-2006)
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Richard Condon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Dec. at 81 (1915-1996)
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Samuel C. Warner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Samuel C. Warner
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Viktoria Stefanov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Left Handed Writers
Viktoria Stefanov