Marguerite Yourcenar June 1903 – 17 December was a Belgian-born French novelist and essayist. Winner of the Prix Femina and the Erasmus Prize, she was the first woman elected to the Académie française, in and the seventeenth person to occupy Seat
Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal (1874–1929), was an Austrian novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist. In 1900, Hofmannsthal met the composer Richard Strauss for the first time. He later wrote libretti for several of his operas, including Elektra, Der Rosenkavalier with Harry von Kessler, Ariadne auf Naxos, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die ägyptische Helena, and Arabella. He was a member of the avant garde group Young Vienna (Jung Wien).