Annie Dillard - American author. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. She won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for her work "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek".
Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) German-born poet, novelist, and painter. Much of his writings explores the individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.