By Any Other Name: Writers Named Ann

February 7, 2015 § 1 Comment

There have been many writers named “Ann” throughout the years, dating back to at least the seventeenth century. Here is a starting list:

Ann Bancroft (b. 1955), American adventurer, author, and teacher.
Ann Bannon (b. 1932), pen name of American pulp fiction author Ann Weldy.
Ann Baynard (1672-1697), English natural philosopher and writer.
Ann Beattie (b. 1947), American novelist and short story writer.
Ann Eliza Bleecker (1752-1783), American correspondent and poet.
Ann Brashares (b. 1967), American novelist.
Ann Bridge (1889-1974), pen name of English novelist and traveler Mary Ann O’Malley (also known as “Cottie Sanders”).
Ann Nolan Clark (1896-1995), American children’s book writer.
Ann Cleeves (b. 1954), English crime fiction author.
Ann Turner Cook (b. 1926), American mystery author.
Ann C. Crispin (1950-2013), American sci-fi author.
Ann Dally (1929-2007), English author and psychiatrist.
Ann Darr (1920-2007), American educator and poet.
Ann Diamond (b. 1951), Canadian novelist, poet, and short story writer.
Ann Marie Di Mambro (b. 1950), Scottish playwright and screenwriter.
Ann Downer (b. 1960), American fantasy author and poet.
Ann, Lady Fanshawe (1625-1680), English memoirist.
Ann Fienup-Riordan (b. 1948), American anthropologist and author.
Ann Fisher-Wirth (b. 1947), American author and poet.
Ann Smith Franklin (1696-1763), American editor, publisher, and writer.
Ann Fagan Ginger (b. 1925), American activist, lawyer, teacher, and writer.
Ann Granger (b. 1949), pen name of English novelist Patricia Ann Granger, who also published as “Ann Hulme”.
Ann Griffiths (1776-1805), Welsh hymnwriter and poet.
Ann Hood (b. 1956), American novelist and short story writer.
Ann Harriet Hughes (1852-1910), Welsh novelist who wrote under the pen name “Gwyneth Vaughan”.
Ann Ireland (b. 1953), Canadian novelist.
Ann Jebb (1735-1812), English activist, reformer, and writer, who sometimes published under the pen name “Priscilla”.
Ann Jellicoe (b. 1927), English actress, director, and playwright.
Ann Jonas (1932-2013), American children’s book writer and illustrator.
Ann Jones (b. 1937), American activist, author, and journalist.
Ann Kelly (b. 1941), English children’s book writer and poet.
Ann Lauterbach (b. 1943), American essayist, poet, and professor.
Ann Major (b. 1946), pen name of American romance author Margaret Major Cleaves.
Ann M. Martin (b. 1955), American children’s book writer.
Ann (A.E.) Maxwell (b. 1944), American novelist who often collaborates with her husband, Evan Maxwell, and who also publishes under the pen names “Elizabeth Lowell” and “Lowell Charters”.
Ann Moray (1909-1981), Welsh novelist and singer.
Ann Oakley (b. 1944), English activist, sociologist, and writer.
Ann Packer (b. 1959), American novelist and short story writer.
Ann Patchett (b. 1963), American novelist.
Ann Peebles (b. 1947), American singer and songwriter.
Ann Petry (1908-1997), American novelist and short story writer.
Ann Plato (c. 1824-sometime after 1841), American author, educator, and poet.
Ann Quin (1936-1973), English novelist.
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), English Gothic novelist.
Ann Rinaldi (b. 1934), American novelist.
Ann Ronnell (1906/08-1993), American composer and lyricist.
Ann Rule (1931-2015), American crime author who also published under the pen names “Andy Stack”, “Arthur Stone”, and “Chris Hansen”.
Ann Schlee (b. 1934), English novelist.
Ann Eliza Smith (1819-1905), American author and poet.
Ann Stanford (1916-1987), American editor, educator, poet, and translator.
Ann S. Stephens (1810-1886), American editor and novelist.
Ann Thwaite (b. 1932), English biographer and children’s book writer.
Ann Turnbull (b. 1943), English children’s book writer.
Ann Turner (b. 1945), American children’s book writer and poet.
Ann Yearsley (1753-1806), English poet and writer.
Ann Zwinger (1925-2014), American naturalist and writer.

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