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Austria

  • Robert Musil, an Austrian writer whose huge tome of an unfinished novel The Man Without Qualities is generally considered to be one of the most important modernist novels.
  • Stefan Zweig, one of the most famous authors in the world of the 1920s and 1930s. Long list of works.

Belgium

  • Neel Doff, Dutch proletarian writer working in Belgium, mostly in French.

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

  • Léon Daudet, a known conservative! Journalist, writer and famous for his memoirs. (Text?)

Germany

  • Edith Stein, also known as Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross, informally also known as Saint Edith Stein – was a German Roman Catholic philosopher and nun, regarded as a martyr and saint of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Franz Boas, a German-American pioneer of modern anthropology and has been called the “Father of American Anthropology”.
  • Walter Sickert, a German painter who had an important influence on distinctively British styles of avant-garde art in the 20th century.

Greece

Hungary

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Netherlands

Poland:

  • Janusz Korczak, although it is not currently known whether or not his works will actually enter into the public domain in 2013. Ongoing project to republish all of his works in Polish. Ref.
    Bruno Schulz, most known outside of Poland for Sklepy Cynamonowe.
  • Bronislaw_Malinowski, a Polish born British-naturalised citizen. One of the most important anthropologists of the 20th-century.
  • Bruno Schulz, a Polish writer and artist most famous for his collection of short stories The Street of Crocodiles (1934) which centre on a merchant family from a small town in the Galician region.

Portugal

Romania

  • William Pierpont Black (William Peter Negrescu), woodcarver and author born in Romania, later emigrated to New Zealand. Wrote much criticism on the then premier of New Zealand Joseph Ward. see here.

Slovakia

  • Terézia Vansová, author of Sirota Podhradských, the first ever Slovakian novel written by and published from a female author.

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom:

United States

  • Arthur Edward Waite, a scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and co-created the widely used Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
  • Grant Wood, an American painter from Iowa best known for his paintings depicting the rural American Midwest.

Canada

  • Lucy Maud Montgomery, a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.