AskDefine | Define essayist

Dictionary Definition

essayist n : a writer of literary works [syn: litterateur]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. One who composes essays; a writer of short compositions.
    She was an essayist whose frequent contributions to the editorial pages of major newspapers had a loyal following.


Extensive Definition

This article is an abbreviated list of essayists - individuals notable for writing essays on various topics.
Note: An individual's country of birth is not always indicative of his or her nationality.








See also

essayist in Russian: Эссеист

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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