For the British essayists, they are more talked about than known.
The Essayists, for instance, are often dull, but they write like scholars and gentlemen.
Essayists: people who write essays; that is, short compositions on any subject.
Able as our writers are, they are nearly all essayists or journalists.
He is fond of history, too, and among the essayists he loves his Emerson.