As the title suggests, what's a single word to call someone who writes literature? (By Literature, I refer to great works such as those written by Keats, Joyce, Faulkner, Bronte, etc.)
Exempli gratia, we call someone who writes poetry a poet, a playwright writes drama etc. So, in general, what do we call someone who writes literature?
Any help is appreciated.
EDIT: By literature, I mean fictional works such as poetry, play, short-story, novel. Science fiction can also be considered. Some Feynman-esque papers might suffice to fall in the category. Although it excludes text books, scientific papers and the equivalent.