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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 (born June 14, 1978), better known by the pen name Diablo Cody, is an American writer and producer. She first became known for her candid memoir, Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper (2005), and the blog that preceded it. Later, Cody achieved critical acclaim for her debut feature film script, Juno (2007), 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 Tara ...more on Wikipedia

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Joan Didion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Memoirists
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Joan Didion (; born December 5, 1934) is an American essayist known for conveying her moral sensibility through a highly accomplished use of syntax. In the late Sixties, Didion's reportage brought Californian subcultures to wider attention. Her political writing often concentrated on the subtext of rhetoric. In 1991 she wrote the earliest mainstream media article to suggest the Central Park Five had been wrongfully convicted. In 2005, she won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography for The Year of Magical Thinking. She later adapted the book into a play, which premiered on ...more on Wikipedia

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#51 of 93 on The 30+ Best Living Novelists & Fiction Authors Today, Ranked #40 of 247 on The Best Female Authors of All Time featuring The Best Joan Didion Books The Best Joan Didion Quotes

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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, (8 September 1886 – 1 September 1967) 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 ...more on Wikipedia

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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 (October 20, 1924 – June 13, 2014) was an American poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor born in an impoverished rural area of northern Wisconsin in 1924. He held a Ph.D in Victorian literature. His poetry career began in 1967 when his young son Richard died unexpectedly of spinal meningitis. The book commemorating this loss, Songs for a Son, was selected by poet Denise Levertov to be published by W. W. Norton in 1967, and it still remains in print. Songs for a Son began a flood of poetry. ...more on Wikipedia

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