essayist essayist  /ˈɛ ˌseɪ ɪst/


  • (n) a writer of literary works


  1. Margaret Atwood has worn many literary hats novelist, poet, essayist, critic, historian but now she has added another one: orator.
  2. My biggest by farbesides my mother, who had an incredibly dark sense of humorwas Robert Benchley, a humor essayist.
  3. As essayist, she speaks for the old traditions: the French-speaking aristocrat reluctant to cut the cord to Europe.


  1. Bacon Academy reveals valedictorian, salutatorian, contest winner

    Bacon Academy announced the class of 2013 valedictorian and salutatorian as well as the Gilbert Lamb essayist.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Norwich Bulletin

  2. Maria Rodale: The Big Secret No One Tells You

    by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger As a former colleague of mine used to say--and I mean this in the kindest way...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  3. Erskine Academy graduates urged to wait before passing judgement

    "Give the whole experience the benefit of the doubt," Erskine Academy's second-honor essayist, told her fellow graduates Friday at the Augusta Civic Center.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Morning Sentinel


  1. Fadiman writes, "The familiar essayist didn't speak to the millions; he spoke to one reader, as if the two of them were sitting side by side in front of a crackling fire with their cravats loosened, their favourite stimulants at hand, and a long...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Anne Fadiman Source: Calcutta Telegraph

  2. Another Pulitzer Prize-winning US novelist, Philip Roth, said Updike was "our time's greatest man of letters, as brilliant a literary critic and essayist as he was a novelist and short story writer."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Philip Roth Source: EfluxMedia News

  3. Among the dead are a former adviser to Haitian President René Préval, aid workers and Georges Anglade, described by the newspaper as "an essayist and geographer who settled in Montreal after being jailed by the Duvalier regime."
    on Jan 19, 2010 By: Rene Preval Source: New York Times (blog)

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