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List of famous memoirists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top memoirists in the world? This includes the most prominent memoirists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable memoirists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic memoirists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned memoirists.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Peters.

From reputable, prominent, and well known memoirists to the lesser known memoirists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the memoirist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous memoirists ever?" and "What are the names of famous memoirists?" then you're in the right place. (42 items)
Diablo Cody is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Memoirists
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Brook Busey-Maurio, better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American screenwriter, producer and director. She first became known for her candid chronicling of her year as a stripper in her "The Pussy Ranch" blog and in her memoir Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper. Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut script Juno, winning awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. She is also known for creating, writing and producing Showtime's television series United States of ...more

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#33 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

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Joan Didion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Memoirists
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Joan Didion is an American author best known for her novels and her literary journalism. Her novels and essays explore the disintegration of American morals and cultural chaos, where the overriding theme is individual and social fragmentation. A sense of anxiety or dread permeates much of her work. ...more

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#45 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#28 on The Greatest Living Writers & Most Famous Authors Today

#41 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked

#12 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Siegfried Sassoon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Memoirists
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Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won ...more

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#64 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#64 on The Best English Poets of All Time

#16 on The Best Jewish Poets of All Time

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Robert Peters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Memoirists
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Robert Louis Peters is a 1966 Guggenheim Fellow in Humanities. ...more

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