Scholarly writings on Buddhism are eminently useful because of the included references, the clarity with which scholars write, and most especially the (as disinterested as possible) scholarly perspective itself. This goes doubly for scholars who are also practicing Buddhists
. If anyone knows of any other people, alive or passed away, who fall under this particular category (and have published something) and who I have not included on the limited list below, please provide their names.
Also, since this is a Theravada forum, we're looking for people writing about Theravada Buddhism and the Pali Canon rather than Mahayana, Vajrayana, or secular Buddhism.
~~~Bhikkhu AnalayoBalangoda Ananda Maitreya TheroBhikkhu BodhiProfessor Rupert GethinBhante Henepola GunaratanaVenerable Mahasi SayadawKatukurunde Nanananda TheraPrayudh Payutto (Phra Bhramagunabhorn)Ajahn SujatoThanissaro BhikkhuMaurice Walshe
Updated again and added links where possible. Also, I've added that I'm looking for people related to Theravada. Thanks for the contributions.