Maxim Gorky [pseudonym meaning "Maxim the Bitter" of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkov] Russian author considered the "Father of Soviet Revolutionary Literature" and founder of the doctrine of socialist realism.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling December 1865 – 18 January was an Indian-born English short-story writer, poet, and novelist chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children.
Leo Tolstoy Born: September 1828 Died: November 1910 Leo Tolstoy was a Russian novelist and writer. He is best known for his literary masterpieces "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina". He is often regarded as one of the greatest novelists ever.