Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Spanish writer and diplomat Ángel Ganivet García (1865-1898), engraved by Alfredo de Oro Sanz (1962- ), and issued by Spain on October 6, 1998 to commemorate the centenary of the author's death, Scott No. 2957, Edifil No. 3586, plus an image of a photograph of Ángel Ganivet. Bonus: Hand.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Niccolo Tommaseo (1802-1874), an Italian linguist, journalist, essayist, and dictionary editor, designed by Italian artist Tullio Mele (1929-2008), printed by lithography, and issued by San Marino on December 12, 1974 to commemorate the centenary of the writer's death, Scott No. 851, plus an image of the 1881 portrait of Niccolo Tommaseo by Czech artist Josef Mukarovský (1851-1921) which was the model for this stamp's design.
Here is an image of a stamp honoring Sergey Timofeyevich Aksakov (1791-1859), a 19th-century Russian writer best known for his semi-autobiographical tales of family life, and also for his books about hunting and fishing, designed by Vasili Vasilievich Zavialov (1906-1972), printed by lithography, and issued by Russia (USSR) in April, 1959, Scott No. 2178B, Zagorski No. 2205, plus an image of a detail from the painted portrait of Sergey Aksakov by Russian Realist painter Vasily Grigorevich Perov (1834-1882) which was probably a model for this stamp's design. Bonuses: Birds, gun.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of German novelist and playwright Johannes Tralow (1882-1968), best known for his "Ottoman Tetralogy" of historical novels, designed by Gerhard Wilhelm August Stauf (1924-1996), engraved by Gerhard Faulwasser, and issued by East Germany (DDR) on January 25, 1972, Scott No. 1349, Michel No. 1731, plus a photo of Johannes Tralow.
A belated Happy Birthday (July 26) to Irish playwright and polemicist George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), who wrote more than sixty plays, was the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Shaw, designed by Serban Zainea (1907-1990), and issued by Romania on November 1, 1956 to commemorate the playwright's birth centenary, Scott No. 1124, plus an image of a photograph of Bernard Shaw which may have been the model for this stamp's design.
Here is an image of a stamp illustrating a scene from La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades ("The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes and of His Fortunes and Adversities"), a Spanish picaresque novella about a young boy cast among beggars and thieves, and published in 1554 anonymously because of its anticlerical content, engraved by Juan Carlos Heras Vicario (1961- ) and Alfredo de Oro Sanz nació (1962- ), and issued by Spain on May 8, 1997 as one of the "Spanish Literature" series, Scott No. 2890, Edifil No. 3483
Here are images of the five stamps in a set featuring portraits of French novelist and writer Alphonse Daudet (1840-1897) and illustrating scenes from a collection of short stories he wrote entitled Lettres de Mon Moulin ("Letters from my Mill," 1869), designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert (1928- ), engraved by, respectively, French engravers: Roger Fenneteaux, Eugène Lacaque, Pierre Forget, Claude Jumelet and Georges Bétemps, and issued by Monaco on November 25, 1969 to commemorate the centenary of the publication of this literary work, Scott Nos. 743-47. Many topical theme bonuses here!
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of José María Pemán (1897-1981), the writer of the popular 1960s Spanish TV series El Séneca, and depicting the eponymous leading character, played by Spanish film and television actor Antonio Martelo (1904-1970), engraved by Vicente Morant Flores (1965- ), and issued by Spain on May 8, 1997 to commemorate the TV series, Scott No. 2891, Edifil No. 3484, plus a YouTube link to a short clip from an episode of El Séneca.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Lakshminath Bezbaroa (1864–1938), an Assamese writer of essays, plays, fiction, poetry and satires, printed by photogravure, and issued by India on October 5, 1968 to commemorate the writer's birth centenary, Scott No. 470, plus an image of a photo of Lakshminath Bezbaroa. Note: There is confusion regarding Lakshminath Bezbaroa's date of birth because although he was actually born in 1864, official records mistakenly recorded the year as 1868.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of French novelist and memoirist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (1804-1876), best known by her pen name George Sand, designed and engraved by Pierre Albuisson (1952- ), and issued by France on March 20, 2004 to commemorate the bicentenary of the author's birth, Scott No. 3006, Y&T No. 3645, plus an image of a painted portrait (1835) of George Sand which was probably a model for this stamp's design, and a photo of her house (which is now a museum) in the village of Nohant, in the Indre department of France, which is also depicted on this stamp.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Stéphanie Corinna Bille (1912-1979), a French-speaking Swiss writer of short stories, novels and poetry, designed and combined engraved by Pierre Schopfer (1943- ) and lithography, and issued by Switzerland on May 14, 1996, Scott No. 970, plus an image of a photograph of S. Corinna Bille in 1974. Bonus: Autograph.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Iris von Roten (1917-1990), a Swiss journalist, writer, feminist, jurist and a lawyer, designed and combined engraved by Pierre Schopfer (1943- ) and lithography, and issued by Switzerland on May 14, 1996, Scott No. 971, plus an image of a photograph of Iris von Roten. Bonus: Autograph.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Austrian writer and art historian George Saiko (1892-1962), designed by Friedl Weyss-Lampel, engraved by Rudolf Toth, and issued by Austria on February 5, 1992 to commemorate the writer's birth centenary, Scott No. 1558, plus an image of a photograph of George Saiko.
Here is an image of a stamp featuring a portrait of Bulgarian historian and philologist Marin Stoyanov Drinov (1838-1906), a founding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (then the Bulgarian Literary Society), as well as its first chairman, designed by D. Russinov, printed by lithography, and issued by Bulgaria on October 1, 1969 to commemorate the centenary of the Academy's founding, Scott No. 1818, Michel No. 1964, plus an image of a photograph of Marin Drinov which was probably the model for this stamp's design.