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Gert von Paczensky (1925–2014), German journalist and writer
Susanne von Paczensky (1923–2010), German non-fiction author
Krzysztof Paczuski (1956-2004), Polish poet
Elifius Paffrath (1942–2016), German theater scholar, playwright and radio play author
Camille Paglia (* 1947), American cultural scientist and author
Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974), French writer
Boris Pahor (* 1913), Slovenian writer
Teuvo Pakkala (1862-1925), Finnish writer
Chuck Palahniuk (born 1962), American writer
Josep Palau i Fabre (1917–2008), Spanish writer and art critic
Aldo Palazzeschi (1885–1974), Italian writer and poet
Grace Paley (1922–2007), American writer
Reinhard Palm (1957–2014), Austrian author, translator and dramaturge
Connie Palmen (* 1955), Dutch writer
Lilli Palmer (1914–1986), German actress and author
Orhan Pamuk (* 1952), Turkish writer
Leif Panduro (1923–1977), Danish writer
Oskar Panizza (1853–1921), German writer
Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928–2014), German Protestant theologian and author
Christopher Paolini (* 1983), American author
Walter Papst (1924–2008), German designer and writer
Sara Paretsky (* 1947), American writer
Edith Pargeter (1913-1995), British writer ( Ellis Peters )
Paul Parin (1916–2009), Swiss ethno-psychoanalyst and writer
Goffredo Parise (1929–1986), Italian writer and journalist
Park Kyung-ni (1926–2008), South Korean writer
Park Min-gyu (* 1968), South Korean writer
Robert B. Parker (1932-2010), American writer
Stewart Parker (1941–1988), Northern Irish writer
Blaise Pascal (1623–1662), French writer
Viktor Paskow (1949–2009), Bulgarian writer
Fernando del Paso (1935–2018), Mexican writer and poet
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975), Italian writer and film director
Boris Pasternak (1890–1960), Russian writer
Oskar Pastior (1928–2006), German writer
Susann Pásztor (* 1957), German writer and translator
James Patterson (born 1947), American writer
Kurt Pätzold (1930–2016), German historian and author
Jean Paul , actually: Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825), German writer
Steven Paulsen (born 1955), Australian writer
Birgit Pausch (* 1942), German author
Randy Pausch (1960-2008), American author
Gudrun Pausewang (1928–2020), German writer
Jean-Jacques Pauvert (1926-2014), French publisher and author
Cesare Pavese (1908–1950), Italian writer
Pavao Pavličić (* 1946), Croatian writer
Miodrag Pavlović (1928–2014), Serbian poet, writer, dramaturge and editor
Henning Pawel (* 1944), German writer
Anna Pawełczyńska (1922–2014), Polish sociologist and author

Pe

Philippa Pearce (1920-2006), British writer
Christiern Pedersen (approx. 1480–1554), Danish writer
Michael Peinkofer (* 1969), German author, film journalist and translator
Ulrich Peltzer (* 1956), German writer
Sandro Penna (1906–1977), Italian poet and storyteller
Ernst Penzoldt (1892–1955), German writer
Georges Perec (1936–1982), French writer
Cristina Peri Rossi (* 1941), Uruguayan-Spanish writer
Dieter Perlowski (* 1950), German writer
Gilles Perrault (* 1931), French writer
Stan Persky (* 1941), Canadian writer, media commentator and university lecturer
Christer Persson (* 1943), Swedish writer
Leo Perutz (1882–1957), Austrian writer
Nossrat Peseschkian (1933–2010), Iranian-German psychotherapist and author
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746–1827), German writer
Žarko Petan (1929–2014), Slovenian writer
Elizabeth Peters (1927–2013), American crime novelist
Jochen Petersdorf (1934–2008), German satirist
Jan Petersen (1906–1969), German writer
Jens Petersen (* 1976), German writer
Vladislav Petković Dis (1880–1917), Serbian poet
Francesco Petrarca (1304-1374), Italian writer
Horst Petri (* 1936), German psychoanalyst and author
Valery Petrov (1920–2014), Bulgarian writer and translator
Rudolf Peyer (1929–2017), Swiss writer and translator
Roger Peyrefitte (1907-2000), French writer

Pf

William Pfaff (1928–2015), American author and publicist
Justus Pfaue (1942–2014), German writer and screenwriter
Erich Pfefferlen (* 1952), German writer
Hans Pfeiffer (1925–1998), German writer
Ferdinand Pfohl (1862–1949), German writer

Ph

Peter Philipp (1971–2014), German writer and cabaret artist
Susan Elizabeth Phillips (* 1948), American novelist

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Jean Piaget (1896–1980), Swiss developmental psychologist and author
Felice Picano (born 1944), American writer
Othmar Pickl (1927–2008), Austrian historian and author
Jodi Picoult (* 1967), American writer
Rosamunde Pilcher (1924–2019), British romance novelist
Doris Pilkington (1937–2014), Aboriginal writer from Australia
Pindar (522/518 - around 442 BC), Greek writer
Claudia Piñeiro (* 1960), Argentine writer
Ramiro Pinilla (1923-2014), Spanish writer
Harold Pinter (1930-2008), British writer, Nobel Prize 2005
Heinz Piontek (1925–2003), German writer
Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936), Italian writer, Nobel Prize in 1934
Akif Pirinçci (* 1959), Turkish-German writer
Liaty Pisani (* 1950), Italian writer
Pitigrilli (d. I. Dino Segre; 1893–1975), Italian writer
Siegfried Pitschmann (1930–2002), German writer
Ruth Pitter (1897–1992), British poet
Hermann Peter Piwitt (* 1935), German writer

Pl

Arno Plack (1930–2012), German philosopher and writer
Hermann Plahn (1865–?), German writer
Belva Plain (1915-2010), American writer
Richard Plant (1910–1998), German-American writer
August Graf von Platen (1796–1835), German writer
Alan Plater (1935-2010), British writer
Sylvia Plath (1932–1963), American poet and prose writer
Plato (427–347 BC), Greek writer
Titus Maccius Plautus (250–184 BC), Roman writer
Ulrich Plenzdorf (1934–2007), German writer
Thomas Pletzinger (* 1975), German writer
Peter Plichta (* 1939), German chemist and writer
Gaius Secundus Plinius, also: Pliny the Elder (23–79), Roman writer
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, also: Pliny the Younger (61–113), Roman writer
Jürgen Ploog (1935–2020), German writer and publicist
Plotinus (around 205 – around 270), Greek writer
Benno Pludra (1925–2014), German author of children's and young people's books
Erika Pluhar (* 1939), Austrian writer and performing artist
Plutarch (around 45– after 120), Greek writer

Po

Erich Friedrich Podach (1894–1967), Hungarian-German literary scholar and ethnologist
Norbert Podewin (1935–2014), German historian, biographer and essayist
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), American writer
Otto Pöggeler (1928–2014), German philosopher and author
Frederik Pohl (1919–2013), American science fiction author
Ilse Pohl (1907-2010), German writer
Wolfgang Pohrt (1945–2018), German political publicist
Alfred Polgar (1873–1955), Austrian writer
Anna Politkowskaja (1958–2006), Russian essayist
Wolfgang Pollanz (* 1954), Austrian writer
Jean-Bertrand Pontalis (1924–2013), French psychoanalyst and writer
Claude Ponti (* 1948), French children's book illustrator and writer
Giuseppe Pontiggia (1934-2003), Italian writer
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), English writer
Yevgeny Popov (* 1946), Russian writer
Steffen Popp (* 1978), German poet, writer and translator
Bernhard Pörksen (* 1969), German media scientist and author
Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980), American writer
Peter Porter (1929-2010), British poet of Australian descent
Alan Posener (* 1949), British-German journalist and biographer
Julius Posener (1904–1996), German architectural historian and critic
Karl Postl, known as Charles Sealsfield (1793–1864), German writer
Neil Postman (1931-2003), American essayist
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), American poet
Anthony Powell (1905-2000), British writer

Pr

Peter Prange (* 1955), German writer
Heribert Prantl (* 1953), German journalist and essayist
Terry Pratchett (1948-2015), British writer
Vasco Pratolini (1913–1991), Italian writer
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (1927-2013), British writer
Albert Precht (1947–2015), Austrian non-fiction author
Richard David Precht (* 1964), German writer and philosopher
François Maher Presley (* 1961), German author
Mirjam Pressler (1940–2019), German writer and translator
Andreas Pretzel (* 1961), German cultural historian and author
Otfried Preußler (1923–2013), German writer
Costanzo Preve (1943–2013), Italian philosopher and author
Anthony Price (1928-2019), British writer
Gerhard Priesemann (1925–2011), German poet
John Boynton Priestley (1894-1984), English writer
Anatoly Pristavkin (1931-2008), Russian writer
Gert Prokop (1932–1994), German writer
Rüdiger Proske (1916–2010), German journalist and book author
Annie Proulx (* 1935), Canadian-American writer
Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French writer

Ps

Alexander Pschera (* 1964), German author, publicist and translator

Pooh

Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785–1871), German writer
Manuel Puig (1932–1990), Argentine writer
James Purdy (1914–2009), American writer
Alexander Sergejewitsch Pushkin (1799–1837), Russian writer
Hilary Putnam (1926–2016), American philosopher and author
Jesco von Puttkamer (1933–2012), author of German descent
Reiner Putzger (* 1940), German writer and speech educator
Mario Puzo (1920–1999), American writer

Py

Thomas Pynchon (* 1937), American writer