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Author - Notable Historical Events

Noah WebsterApr 14, 1828

Edgar Allan PoeOct 3, 1849

Charles DickensDec 2, 1867

Beatrix PotterSep 4, 1893

Bram StokerMay 18, 1897

Albert CamusOct 17, 1957

John SteinbeckOct 25, 1962

Jean-Paul SartreOct 22, 1964

Alex HaleyApr 18, 1977

Aung San Suu KyiJul 20, 1989

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Author - Historical Events
Date Event
1774-08-01

Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen

1798-11-27

Rabbi Shneur Zalman, author (Tanya), released from St Petersburg jail

1828-04-14

First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

1840-01-29

First Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi Captain William Hobson arrives in the Bay of Islands, NZ

1849-10-03

American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

1867-12-02

In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States.

1893-09-04

English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

1897-05-18

Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.

1922-01-18

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin

1926-07-18

The South Africa author and journalist, Herman Charles Bosman, shoots and kills his stepbrother David Russell during a quarrel

1938-06-14

Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)

1944-02-10

Belgian resistance fighter and author Kamiel van Baelen arrested

1945-10-07

Dutch author A M de Jong's murderer Ton van Gog escapes

1957-10-17

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1962-10-25

American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1964-10-22

French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1966-02-20

Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR

1967-04-19

Yugoslav author Mihaljo Mihaljov sentenced 4½ years

1967-04-20

French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia

1967-11-17

French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia

1968-06-03

Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.

1969-11-12

Author Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from Soviet Writers Union

1970-10-08

Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1970-11-25

In Japan, author Yukio Mishima and two compatriots commit ritualistic suicide after an unsuccessful coup attempt.

1970-12-23

French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia

1977-04-18

Alex Haley, author of "Roots", awarded Pulitzer Prize

1985-10-17

French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1989-02-22

US authors demonstrate against Iranian death treats against Salman Rushdee, author of "Satanic Rituals"

1989-07-20

Burma government puts author Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest

1990-12-05

Salman Rushdie, author, ordered to death by Iran for blasphemy, appears in public for 1st time in 2 years

1998-02-05

Author Tom Clancy confirms he signed agreement to purchase Minnesota Vikings for slightly more than $200 million, an NFL franchise record

2016-02-20

Umberto Eco, famed author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

2016-11-15

Gwen Ifill, Award-Winning Political Reporter and Author, Dies at 61

2017-03-14

Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Author and Filmmaker, Dies at 51

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Author - Notable Birthdays

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraSep 29, 1547

Charles PerraultJan 12, 1628

Horace MannMay 4, 1796

Mary ShelleyAug 30, 1797

Victor HugoFeb 26, 1802

Alexandre DumasJul 24, 1802

Nathaniel HawthorneJul 4, 1804

Hans Christian AndersenApr 2, 1805

Edgar Allan PoeJan 19, 1809

Harriet Beecher StoweJun 14, 1811

Herman MelvilleAug 1, 1819

Lewis CarrollJan 27, 1832

Louisa May AlcottNov 29, 1832

Mark TwainNov 30, 1835

Bram StokerNov 8, 1847

Robert Louis StevensonNov 13, 1850

Selma LagerlöfNov 20, 1858

Arthur Conan DoyleMay 22, 1859

Jose Protacio RizalJun 19, 1861

Gerhart HauptmannNov 15, 1862

Rudyard KiplingDec 30, 1865

Beatrix PotterJul 28, 1866

Maxim GorkyMar 28, 1868

Lucy Maud MontgomeryNov 30, 1874

Helen KellerJun 27, 1880

Alan Alexander MilneJan 18, 1882

Virginia WoolfJan 25, 1882

Franz KafkaJul 3, 1883

Henry MillerDec 26, 1891

Aldous HuxleyJul 26, 1894

F Scott FitzgeraldSep 24, 1896

William FaulknerSep 25, 1897

C. S. LewisNov 29, 1898

Ernest HemingwayJul 21, 1899

Margaret MitchellNov 8, 1900

John SteinbeckFeb 27, 1902

Dr. SeussMar 2, 1904

T.H. WhiteMay 29, 1906

Anne Morrow LindberghJun 22, 1906

Simone de BeauvoirJan 9, 1908

Joy AdamsonJan 20, 1910

Albert CamusNov 7, 1913

Elizabeth SmartDec 27, 1913

Saul BellowJun 10, 1915

Roald DahlSep 13, 1916

Sir Arthur C. ClarkeDec 16, 1917

Jacqueline SusannAug 20, 1918

Pierre BertonJul 12, 1920

Kurt Vonnegut JrNov 11, 1922

Brendan BehanFeb 9, 1923

James BaldwinAug 2, 1924

Truman CapoteSep 30, 1924

Harper LeeApr 28, 1926

William Peter BlattyJan 7, 1928

Elie WieselSep 30, 1928

Chinua AchebeNov 16, 1930

Susan SontagJan 16, 1933

Margaret AtwoodNov 18, 1939

Anne RiceOct 4, 1941

Michael KingDec 15, 1945

Stephen KingSep 21, 1947

George R.R. MartinSep 20, 1948

Ken FollettJun 5, 1949

Arianna HuffingtonJul 15, 1950

Douglas AdamsMar 11, 1952

Stieg LarssonAug 15, 1954

Dan BrownJun 22, 1964

Stephenie MeyerDec 24, 1973

Author - Birthdays
Date Event
994-11-07

Muhammad ibn Hazm, historian/jurist/author of Islamic Spain

1391-10-30

Eduard, [Dom Duarte], King of Portugal (1433-38)/author

1441-02-09

Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author (Mahbub al-kulub)

1478-02-07

Sir Thomas More, English statesman, humanist, and author (d. 1535)

1478-12-06

Baldassare Castiglione, Italian diplomat and author (d. 1529)

1492-01-12

Andreas Alicatus, Italian author

1500-11-01

Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)

1514-02-22

Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)

1547-09-29

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

1561-11-21

Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/author

1592-04-20

John Eliot, St Germans Cornwall, English MP/author

1602-04-30

William Lilly, England, astrologer/author/almanac compiler

1611-01-07

James Harrington, England, political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)

1626-02-05

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné, French author (d. 1696)

1627-01-25

Robert Boyle, Ireld, physicist/chemist/author (experiments with color)

1628-01-12

Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)

1628-11-28

John Bunyan, England, cleric/author (Pilgrim's Progress)

1633-11-11

George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax/author (Character of a Trimmer)

1643-09-17

Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury/author

1668-05-08

Alain R Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier)

1686-08-01

Benedetto Marcello, Venice Italy, Italian author/composer (Lettera Famigliare)

1692-11-07

Johannes G Schnabel, German author/surgeon (Insel Felsenburg)

1696-12-22

James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)

1697-03-09

Friederike C Neuber, German actress/author (Allerkostbarste Schatz)

1697-04-01

Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)

1714-09-17

Gottlieb W Rabener, German author (Vom Misbrauch of the Satire)

1728-12-08

Johann G von Zimmermann, Swiss author

1729-01-01

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [NS=Jan 12]

1729-01-12

Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy & Inquiry) [OS=Jan 1]

1735-05-23

Charles Joseph, prince the Ligne, Belgian fieldmarshal/author

1738-07-24

Elizabeth "Betje" Wolff-Bekker, Dutch author/poet (Sara Burgerhart)

1740-09-12

Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (d. 1817)

1740-11-04

Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)

1741-09-11

Johann J Angel, German author (Herr Lorenz Stark)

1741-10-18

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, French general and author (d. 1803)

1743-09-22

Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)

1744-07-19

Heinrich Christian Boie, German author (d. 1806)

1752-06-13

Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina)

1753-11-03

August G Meissner, German author

1758-07-21

Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration)

1758-09-10

Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)

1758-11-16

Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (d. 1841)

1760-05-10

Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, soldier/author/composer (Marseillaise)

1762-11-16

Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess

1763-02-03

Caroline von Wolzogen, [von Lengefeld], German author

1763-03-09

William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)

1763-09-02

Caroline von Schelling, [Michaelis], German author

1765-03-04

Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)

1766-04-22

Madame de Staël, French author (d. 1817)

1770-06-20

Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)

1770-11-05

Etienne P de Senancour, French author (Obermann)

1771-03-22

Heinrich D Zschokke, Swiss author (Das Goldmacherdorf)

1771-05-26

Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German saloon owner/author

1771-06-03

Sydney Smith, Woodford Essex, preacher/reformer/author

1772-04-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (El Duque de Viseo)

1773-03-26

Nathaniel Bowditch, mathematician/astronomer/author (Marine Sextant)

1775-02-05

Margaretha J de Neufville, author (Small Pligten)

1779-07-15

Clement Clarke Moore, US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)

1779-08-22

James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)

1779-11-05

Washington Allston, US painter/author

1780-06-03

William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)

1785-02-21

Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German officer/author (Die Sterner)

1785-10-18

Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)

1788-09-22

Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)

1788-10-24

Sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)

1789-05-28

Bernard Severin Ingemann, Danish author (Tomorrow- og Aftensange)

1791-06-09

John Howard Payne, US, author/actor/diplomat (Home Sweet Home)

1791-09-01

Lydia Sigourney, US, religious author (How to Be Happy)

1792-09-26

William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born Waterford, Ireland (D.1842)

1792-11-13

Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)

1795-09-20

Peter of Limburg Brouwer, physician/classical/author

1795-10-16

William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)

1796-01-21

John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author

1796-05-04

Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

1796-07-26

George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes)

1797-08-30

Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)

1797-11-04

Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author

1800-04-16

William Chambers, author/publisher (Basis of Communication & Coding)

1800-11-23

Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)

1801-02-21

John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)

1802-01-06

Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)

1802-02-11

Lydia Maria Child, US, author/abolitionist (Juvenile Miscellany)

1802-02-26

Victor Hugo, France, author (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miserables)

1802-07-24

Alexandre Dumas, Aisne France, author (3 Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo), (d. 1870)

1803-01-03

Douglas William Jerrold, London, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag)

1803-09-28

Prosper Mérimée, French author (d. 1870)

1804-01-31

Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic

1804-07-04

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, author (House of 7 Gables, Scarlet Letter)

1805-04-02

Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark, author of 150 fairy tales

1805-10-23

Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)

1805-12-31

Marie-C-S de Flavigny Agoult, [Daniel Stern], French author (Knife)

1808-02-04

Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)

1808-04-26

Martha Finley, children's book author

1808-06-17

Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (d. 1845)

1808-12-06

Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author (Future)

1809-01-19

Edgar Allan Poe, Boston, author (Pit & the Pendulum)

1809-08-29

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Cambridge MA, physician/author (Old Ironsides)

1810-05-24

Abraham Geiger, theologian/author/leader of Reform Judaism

1811-03-03

Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)

1811-06-14

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

1811-09-06

Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot)

1811-09-15

Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author

1812-12-23

Samuel Smiles, Scotland, author (Self-Help, Character, Duty)

1813-11-30

Hermann Kurz, German author/poet

1814-01-17

Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)

1814-04-15

John Lothrop Motley, US, historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)

1815-10-29

Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)

1815-12-21

Thomas Couture, French painter/author

1817-09-14

Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Imense China)

1817-11-25

John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)

1817-11-30

Theodor Mommsen, Germ, historian/author (Imperial Lives, Nobel 1902)

1818-10-25

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]

1818-11-06

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]

1819-02-19

Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer

1819-03-26

Louise Otto, Germany, author/feminist

1819-05-27

Julia Ward Howe, US, author/lecturer (Battle Hymn of the Republic)

1819-08-01

Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)

1819-11-22

George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], Nuneaton England, author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner)

1820-03-30

Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)

1820-04-05

Nadar, [Félix Tournachon], French painter/cartoonist/author/ballonist

1821-03-16

Ernest Feydeau, French author (Georges Feydeau)

1822-01-07

Lucius C M Bakker, Frisian physician/author (Goethe)

1822-04-03

Edward Everett Hale, US, clergyman/author (Man without a Country)

1823-09-16

Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1823-10-20

Thomas Hughes, England, author (Tom Brown's School Days)

1824-12-10

George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)

1825-06-07

Richard D Blackmore, England, author (Norie, Lorna Doone)

1826-11-24

Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)

1827-04-10

Lewis Wallace, Major General (Union volunteers)/author (Ben Hur)

1827-06-12

Johanna Spyri, Hirzel Switzerland, Swiss children's author (Heidi) (d. 1901)

1827-09-01

Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Overbetuwsche Novellen)

1829-01-06

Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki], Japanese humorist/gesaku-author

1829-01-18

Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Blood to Bridge)

1829-02-15

Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Roland Blake)

1829-09-12

Charles Dudley Warner, Mass, newspaperman/author (Being a Boy)

1830-05-15

Martinus W van der Aa, author/Dutch head-editor (The Time)

1831-06-07

Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)

1831-09-08

Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author (Der Hungerpastor)

1831-10-15

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, author (Ramona)

1832-01-09

Félix-Gabriel Marchand, journalist, author and politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)

1832-01-13

Horatio Alger, Jr., Chelsea Massachusetts, American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)

1832-01-27

Lewis Carroll, [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], Halton, Cheshire, author (Alice in Wonderland), (d. 1898)

1832-02-26

John George Nicolay, US, author (Abe Lincoln's biographer)

1832-04-13

Juan Montalvo, Ecuadoran author (d. 1889)

1832-11-29

Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)

1832-12-08

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author "Pa Guds Veje" and Nobel laureate (d. 1910)

1833-08-11

Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)

1833-11-06

Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (d. 1908)

1834-11-13

Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco)

1835-02-15

Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)

1835-02-27

Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)

1835-08-27

Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter

1835-11-09

Emile Gaboriau, author (father of French detective novels)

1835-11-30

Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)

1835-12-04

Samuel Butler, England, author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh)

1835-12-18

Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)

1836-08-25

Bret Harte, US, author (Outcasts of Poker Flat)

1836-09-11

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (d. 1870)

1836-10-04

Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue)

1836-11-11

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US, author/editor (Story of a Bad Boy)

1837-03-01

Ion Creanga, Romanian fairy tale author (Amintiti the Copilarie)

1838-05-11

Walter Goodman, British painter, illustrator and author (d. 1912)

1838-11-14

August Senoa, Croatian author (Zlatarevo zlato)

1838-12-20

Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (d. 1926)

1839-05-27

Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (Roccaverdina)

1840-11-25

Hugo Verriest, Flemish author/poet (Flemish Movement)

1840-12-11

Kemal Bey, Turkey, poet/author (Fatherland-1872)

1841-03-04

Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (And fremmed Fugl)

1842-08-14

Henry Duff Trail, journalist/author

1843-04-15

Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)

1843-10-25

Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)

1844-03-31

Andrew Lang, Scotland, author (The Blue Fairy Book)

1846-05-05

Henryk Sienkiewicz, Poland, author (Quo Vadis, Nobel 1905)

1847-11-02

George Sorel, French Socialist thinker/author (violent revolutions)

1847-11-08

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1849-03-28

James Darmesteter, French author and antiquarian (d. 1894)

1849-07-12

William Osler, Canada, physician/author (circulatory system)

1849-07-29

Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)

1849-09-03

Sarah Orne Jewett, Maine, author (Country of the Pointed Firs)

1849-11-24

Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of childrens book (My Secret Garden)

1849-12-11

Ellen Key, Swedish theory/author/feminist (Courageous Woman)

1849-12-22

Fritz Mauthner, Bohemia, German author/philosopher (skepticism)

1850-03-26

Edward Bellamy, author (Looking Backward)

1850-06-27

Lafcadio Hearn, US, journalist/author (Chita)

1850-08-05

Guy de Maupassant, France, author (Boule de Suif)

1850-09-02

Eugene Field, author/journalist (Little Boy Blue)

1850-11-05

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)

1850-11-13

Robert Louis Stevenson, Edinburgh, Scotland, author (Treasure Island), (d. 1894)

1851-03-03

Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)

1851-07-15

Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (d. 1889)

1852-01-08

James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)

1852-02-08

Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russ author (Tjoma Kartashov) [NS=2/20]

1852-02-16

William Scarborough, Macon Ga, linguist/author (Birds of Aristophanes)

1852-02-20

Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)

1852-05-24

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham, author/politician

1853-01-11

Gustav Falke, German author/poet (Der Mann im Nebel)

1853-03-05

Howard Pyle, illustrator/painter/author (King Stork)

1854-01-01

James Frazer, Britain, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)

1854-08-02

Francis Marion Crawford, British author

1854-10-20

Alphonse Allais, French author/humorist (Pass the Bile)

1855-04-09

Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet

1856-03-04

Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)

1856-05-15

Lyman Frank Baum, NY, children's book author (Wizard of Oz)

1856-06-19

Elbert Hubbard, US, editor/publisher/author (Message to Garcia)

1856-06-22

Henry Rider Haggard, Norfolk, England, author (King Solomon's Mine, She, Dawn)

1856-08-17

Violet Paget, [Vernon Lee], British author (Satan the master)

1856-09-28

Kate Douglas Wiggins, author (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)

1857-04-20

Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/author (HW Knife Day)

1857-08-08

Henry Osborn, Conn, paleontologist/author (52 Years of Research)

1857-11-22

George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)

1858-01-05

Gustaf af Geijerstam, Swedish author (Boken om Lillebror)

1858-01-17

Tomas Carrasquilla, Colombian author (Frutos de mi Tierra)

1858-04-01

Arnold Aletrino, Dutch physician-criminologist/author (From Life)

1858-08-19

Edith Nesbit, England, children books author (Railway Children)

1858-11-20

Selma Lagerlöf, Mårbacka, Värmland, author and Nobel laureate (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils), (d. 1940)

1858-11-25

Alfred Capus, French author (d. 1922)

1859-01-13

Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)

1859-02-18

Sholem Aleichem, [Solomon Rabinowitz], author (Fiddler on the Roof)

1859-03-08

Kenneth Grahame, Scottish author (Wind in the Willows)

1859-05-22

Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

1859-06-22

Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)

1859-08-12

Katharine Lee Bates, US, author (America the Beautiful)

1859-10-15

Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet (Salmos do Prisoneiro)

1859-10-25

Stephanie H [Lapidoth-]Swarth, Dutch author (Lonely Flowers)

1860-01-11

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)

1860-02-11

Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author (Monsieur Venus)

1860-07-03

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, economist/lecturer/author/feminist

1860-08-14

Ernest T Seton, naturalist/painter/author (Buffalo Wind-1938)

1861-02-12

Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)

1861-06-19

Jose Protacio Rizal, Calamba City Laguna, optician/author/nationalist (Noli Me Tángere, El Filibusterismo)

1862-05-05

Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Lesson Joies Blondes, Maya)

1862-05-22

August Cuppens, Flemish author/pastor

1862-08-01

Montague Rhodes James, scholar/author/editor

1862-09-21

James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)

1862-10-04

Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)

1862-10-06

Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, US, politician/author (Progressive)

1862-11-15

Gerhart Hauptmann, Obersalzbrunn, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912), (d. 1946)

1863-03-03

Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (d. 1947)

1863-08-17

Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)

1863-12-31

Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Dizionario Moderno)

1864-01-16

Frank Bacon, actor/author (Lightnin)

1864-02-06

John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)

1864-02-14

Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)

1864-04-18

Richard Harding Davis, US, journalist/author (In The Fig)

1864-09-27

Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author

1865-02-03

Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Will Power)

1865-07-18

Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)

1865-12-30

Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), (d. 1936)

1866-01-30

Gelett Burgess, author (Purple Cow)

1866-07-28

Beatrix Potter, England, children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit")

1867-01-01

Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)

1867-02-07

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wisc, kid book author (Little House on Prarie)

1867-02-12

Hedwig Courths-Mahler, German author (Warbride) [or Febr 18]

1867-07-25

Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Ewige Hochzeit)

1867-08-14

John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)

1867-11-06

Marie Bregendahl, Danish author (Holger Hauge og hans Hustru)

1868-01-14

Catharina A M de Savornin Lohman, Dutch author (Belief)

1868-03-27

Patty Smith Hill, author/songwriter (Happy Birthday To You)

1868-03-28

Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)

1868-10-18

Ernst Didring, Swedish author (d. 1931)

1868-11-09

Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish author (Wrakken)

1869-01-23

Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)

1869-03-16

F. A. Forbes, Scottish author (d. 1936)

1869-09-07

Margot SE Scharten-Antink, Dutch author (Catherina, Sprotje)

1869-12-05

Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)

1870-02-03

Ada Negri, Italian poet/author (Il Libro di Mara)

1870-07-27

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)

1870-08-26

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]

1870-09-07

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]

1870-12-18

Saki, [Hector Hugo Munro], Burma, author (Reginald, When William Came)

1871-01-10

Enrica Freiin von Handel-Manzetti, Austrian author (Jesse & Maria)

1871-08-03

Vernon Louis Parrington, author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928)

1871-08-06

Emanuel Querido, [Joost Mendes], author/publisher

1871-11-10

Winston Churchill, US, author (Crisis, Crossing)

1872-01-24

Ethel Turner, Australian author (d. 1958)

1872-09-09

Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Negro trail-blazers)

1872-11-15

Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)

1872-12-28

Pío Baroja y Nessi, San Sebastián, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer)

1873-02-11

Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)

1873-04-26

Otto zur Linde, German author (Charon)

1873-05-03

[Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Kvinnen og Den)

1873-12-07

Willa Cather, US, author (My Antonia)

1874-01-14

Thornton Waldo Burgess, author (Peter Rabbit)

1874-02-03

Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)

1874-02-11

Elsa Beskow, [Maartman], Swedish children's book/fairy tales author

1874-04-18

Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, German author (d. 1941)

1874-07-01

Michel H Campen, author/critic (Bikoerim)

1874-08-03

Eugene Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra)

1874-11-18

Clarence Shepard Day, NYC, author (Life with Father)

1874-11-26

Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French author (Ecoute Israel)

1874-11-30

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Clifton Prince Edward Island, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables)

1875-01-12

Marika Stiernstedt, Swedish author (Ulla Bella)

1875-02-02

Annette Kolb, German/French author (Small Fanfare)

1875-03-14

Isadore Gilbert Mudge, US, librarian/author (Thackeray Dictionary)

1875-04-27

Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (Un homme si simple)

1875-09-01

Edgar Rice Burroughs, US, sci-fi author (Tarzan of Apes, Mars Saga)

1875-11-07

Augusta Anderson, Rosa and the Author

1875-11-27

Wladyslaw Orkan, [Szmaciarz-Smreczynsky], Pol author (Nowele Zebrane)

1876-05-10

Ivan Cankar, Slavs author (Hlapec Jernej-Njegova Pravica)

1876-06-11

Alfred L Kroeber, Hoboken NJ, author (Anthropologist looks at History)

1876-09-13

Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, author/publisher (Winesburg)

1877-01-17

May Gibbs, Australian children's author (d. 1969)

1877-02-17

Henri Vandeputte, Belgian author/poet (L'homme Jeune)

1877-02-18

Betsy Ranucci-Beckmann, [Theodora], Dutch author/actress (Dead Water)

1877-04-18

Vicente Sotto, Filipino patriot, author (d. 1950)

1877-11-14

René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author (Emergency Horn)

1877-12-31

Lawrence Beesley, English journalist and author (d. 1967)

1878-01-30

Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)

1878-04-06

Erich Mühsam, German author (d. 1934)

1878-12-31

Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet (El Crimen del Otro)

1879-01-15

Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (d. 1961)

1879-01-19

Marie Koenen, author/wife of Felix Rutten (Wassend Cereal)

1879-01-26

Ludovicus H [Lode] Baekelmans, Flemish (stage)author (Tille)

1879-06-04

Mabel Lucie Attwell, English children's author and illustrator (d. 1964)

1879-09-27

Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)

1879-11-19

Karel van den Oever, Flemish author/poet (Geuzenstad)

1880-06-17

Carl Van Fight, US author/critic (Red, Nigger Heaven)

1880-06-27

Helen Keller, Ala, blind-deaf author/lecturer had more sense than many

1880-07-31

Munshi Premchand, Indian Author (d. 1936)

1880-08-12

Marguerite "John" Radclyffe-Hall, author

1880-08-22

Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)

1880-11-25

Leonard S Woolf, English author/husband of Virginia Woolf

1880-11-25

Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)

1881-01-01

Carry van Bridges, [de Haan], Dutch author (Heleen, Eva)

1881-03-17

Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Less bror Harris)

1881-04-03

Margaret MJ "Daisy" Ashford, English author (Young Sisters)

1881-08-02

Ethel Mary Dell, English author (Storm Drift)

1881-08-13

Jacqueline [Pierrette] R van Stuwe, [Eline v S], Dutch author

1881-10-30

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)

1882-01-18

Alan Alexander Milne, Hampstead Middlesex, English author (Winnie-the-Pooh)

1882-01-25

Virginia Woolf [Adeline], London, author (Jacob's Room, To Lighthouse), (d. 1941)

1882-02-14

George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)

1882-04-30

Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (To the Invisible)

1882-10-11

Will Vesper, German author (Vom grossen Krieg)

1882-11-18

Wyndham Lewis, English author/painter (Tarr, Apes of God)

1883-02-15

Sax Rohmer (real name Arthur Henry Sarsfield Ward), English author of Dr Fu Manchu novels (d. 1959)

1883-03-27

Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (d. 1980)

1883-05-06

Jose Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher/author [or May 9]

1883-06-02

Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

1883-07-03

Franz Kafka, Czech, author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika)

1883-08-06

Scott Nearing, US sociologist/pacifist/author (The Good Life)

1883-09-10

Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist

1883-12-04

Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian author (d. 1969)

1884-01-18

Arthur Ransome, English author (Swallows & Amazons)

1884-01-20

A[braham P] Merritt, US, sci-fi author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!)

1884-03-18

Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (d. 1968)

1884-06-30

Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)

1884-08-26

Earl Biggers, author ("Charlie Chan" detective series)

1884-11-03

Apie [Adrian P] Prince, Dutch author (Me Own Way)

1884-11-10

Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/author (Bird Phoenix)

1885-06-26

Anna M F van Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 9/26]

1885-08-15

Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)

1885-08-28

Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)

1885-09-06

Franz T Csokor, Austrian author (Writings on the Wall)

1885-09-26

Anna M F "Annie" Wageningen-Salomons, author (Girl Student) [or 6/26]

1885-10-24

Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem)

1885-11-05

Will Durant, US, author/historian (Story of Civilization)

1886-02-23

Ventura Garcia Calderon, Peruvian diplomat/author

1886-02-28

Jose Gutierrez Solana, Spanish painter/author (Madrid Escenas)

1886-03-18

Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, Dutch author (Between Heaven & Earth)

1886-05-10

Karl Barth, Basel Switzerland, theologian/author (Action in Waiting)

1886-10-01

Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author

1886-11-15

René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (d. 1951)

1886-11-21

Harold G Nicolson, English diplomat/author (Good Behaviour)

1887-01-25

Diego Valeri, Italian author/poet (Le Gaie Tristezze)

1887-02-01

Charles Nordhoff, English-born author (d. 1947)

1887-02-10

[Fran J] Vital Celen, Flemish literary/author [or Feb 9]

1887-02-22

Mary Ellen Chase, educator/author (Windswept, 1959 Sarah Hale Award)

1887-02-24

Mary Ellen Chase, US linguistic/author (White Gate)

1887-09-07

Edith L Sitwell, English poetess/author (Wheels)

1887-10-10

Rie Cramer, [Marie Holman], Dutch cartoonist/author

1887-11-10

Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Erziehung vor Verdun)

1887-11-15

René Maran, Martinique, author (Batouala, Prix Goncourt)

1888-01-24

Hedwig "Vicki" Baum, Austrian/US author (Men Never Know)

1888-06-18

S S Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], author (Canary Murder Case)

1888-11-16

Henri [Ferdinand M J] Bosco, French author/poet (Gogol)

1888-11-24

Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)

1888-12-27

Thea von Harbou, German author and actress (d. 1954)

1889-02-10

Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)

1889-03-12

Þórbergur Þórðarson, Icelandic author (d. 1974)

1889-09-07

Bruce F Cummings, English author (Journal of a Disappointed Man)

1889-09-19

Sarah Delany, author/teacher

1889-11-24

Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author

1890-01-11

Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (d. 1954)

1890-03-25

Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Friesan author (De ljochte kimen)

1890-05-02

E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, US, sci-fi author (Triplanetary). Died 1965

1890-05-05

Christopher Morley, author (Kitty Foil)

1890-06-10

Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author

1890-09-10

Franz Werfel, Austria, author (40 Days of Musa Dagh)

1890-09-15

Claude McKaye, Jamaica/US author (Songs of Jamaica, Banjo)

1890-10-18

[Agathe] Henriette [M de Beaufort], Dutch author (Rembrandt)

1890-11-15

Richmal Crompton, British author (d. 1969)

1891-01-03

Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

1891-03-28

Karel MJF Cruysberghs, Flemish author

1891-04-30

Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Swart mar leaflik)

1891-05-15

David Vogel, Ukraine, author (Huwelijksleven)

1891-06-26

Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/(stage)author/resistance fighter

1891-08-26

Emmy van Lokhorst, Dutch author

1891-09-11

William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)

1891-11-05

Mary Dorna, Dutch author

1891-12-02

Charles H. Wesley, author writer and Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. (d. 1987)

1891-12-26

Henry Miller, Manhattan, New York, author/artist (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus), (d. 1980)

1892-02-18

Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World). Died 1944

1892-03-27

Thorne Smith, author (Topper, Rain in the Doorway, Stray Lamb)

1892-04-15

Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (d. 1983)

1892-05-19

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]

1892-05-31

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]

1892-06-12

Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)

1892-06-26

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, China, author (Good Earth-Nobel 1938)

1892-08-02

John Kieran, NYC, columnist/author (Natural History of NYC)

1892-10-27

Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author/mayor of Palmeira

1892-12-21

Rebecca West, [Cicily I F Andrews], Engl author (Meaning of Treason)

1892-12-25

Rebecca West, [Cicely Isabel Fairfield], English author

1893-01-13

Clarke Ashton Smith, US, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds, Genius Loci)

1893-03-03

Beatrice Wood, potter/artist/author

1893-08-10

Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slovenian author (Samorastniki)

1893-10-01

Faith Baldwin, New Rochelle NY, author/novelist (They Who Love)

1893-11-11

Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author

1893-11-14

Evert S J Kruythoff, Ned Antillean author (conservation flora)

1893-12-31

Max Lamberty, Flemish sociologist/author (Flemish Resurrection)

1894-05-20

Adela Rogers St John, journalist/author (Foreign Correspondent)

1894-06-13

Mark van Doren, Ill, author (Happy Critic, Transients)

1894-07-26

Aldous Huxley, Godalming, Surrey, English author (Brave New World, Island)

1894-08-17

Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author (Jorden)

1894-09-13

John B[oynton] Priestly, author (Good Companions)/wed Jessica Hawkes

1894-10-18

H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)

1894-10-21

Rampo Edogawa, Japanese author and critic (d. 1965)

1894-10-24

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)

1895-01-16

Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)

1895-01-24

Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Der Halbe Mensch)

1895-03-29

Ernst Jünger, German author (d. 1998)

1895-03-31

Vardis A Fisher, US author (Darkness & Deep)

1895-05-02

Peggy Bacon, Ridgefield Ct, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads)

1895-07-29

Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author

1895-08-10

Michail M Soschtschenko, Russian author

1895-10-08

Jeanne G van Schaik-Willing, Dutch author (Sinner & the Girl)

1895-10-18

Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Appearance at Kallista)

1895-11-05

Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)

1895-11-16

Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)

1895-11-17

Gregorio López y Fuentes, Mexican author (d. 1966)

1895-12-01

Henry Williamson, English author (d. 1977)

1895-12-19

Ingeborg Refling-Hagen, Norwegian author/poet (Loke Saar Havre)

1895-12-19

Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)

1896-01-20

Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Janne Kubik)

1896-04-21

Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)

1896-06-16

William Fitzgerald Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants)

1896-06-16

Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)

1896-09-20

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]

1896-09-24

F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)

1896-10-02

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]

1896-11-16

Joan Lindsay, Australian author (d. 1984)

1896-11-23

Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher

1896-11-27

Giovanni B Angioletti, Italian author (Il giorno del giudizio)

1896-12-05

(Lady Huxley) Juliette Baillot, author

1896-12-12

Eslanda Goode, US anthropology/author under Paul Robeson

1896-12-15

Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)

1897-01-08

Dennis Wheatley, British author (d. 1977)

1897-04-17

Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, Dutch author (Village by the River)

1897-05-22

Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (Waters of Babylon)

1897-06-08

John G. Bennett, British scientist and author (d. 1974)

1897-08-11

Enid Blyton, children's writer and fifth most popular author in the world (Famous Five, Secret Seven, The Adventure)

1897-08-20

Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian author (Det Store Spelet)

1897-09-25

William Faulkner, New Albany Mississippi, author (Sound & Fury-Nobel 1949), (d. 1962)

1897-10-08

Rouben Mamoulian, movie director/author (Mark of Zorro, Applause)

1897-11-01

Naomi Mitchison, author (African Heroes, Return to Fairy Hill)

1897-11-15

Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet/author (People's Palace)

1897-12-01

Manuel A Neat, Curacaos author (Nobleza di Coerazon)

1897-12-30

Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (d. 1976)

1898-01-06

Jan Filip Boon, Flemish author/editor (De Standaard 1929-39)

1898-01-23

Freda Utley, British scholar and author (d. 1978)

1898-05-23

Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)

1898-06-09

Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)

1898-06-27

Alexandra G "Alja" von Hoyer-Rachmanova, Russ/Aust author (Students)

1898-07-22

Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)

1898-08-20

Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (d. 1973)

1898-08-24

Malcolm Cowley, Belsano Penn, author (Flowering of New England)

1898-09-16

H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)

1898-11-12

Abraham J D van Oosten, Dutch poet/author (His Master's Voice)

1898-11-27

Fredric Warburg, publisher and author (d. 1981)

1898-11-29

C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Belfast, sci-fi author (Silver Chair), (d. 1963)

1899-01-14

Carlos Romulo, Filipino diplomat and author (d. 1985)

1899-03-08

Elmer Keith, Firearms enthusiast and Author (d. 1984)

1899-04-30

Jannetje Fisherman-Roosendaal, author (regional novels)

1899-07-21

Ernest Hemingway, Oak Park Illinois, author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), (d. 1961)

1899-11-02

Eddy [Charles E] du Perron, Dutch author/poet

1899-11-25

William R Burnett, US, author (Little Caesar)

1899-12-09

Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)

1900-04-16

Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)

1900-05-07

Bauke Tuinstra, Dutch/Frisian notary/author (Earste Keur)

1900-05-13

Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)

1900-05-14

Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)

1900-05-31

Helma Wolf-Catz, Dutch author (Undercurrent, Coral Reef)

1900-06-28

Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)

1900-07-25

Enrique Amorim, Uruguayan author (La victoria no viene sola)

1900-11-08

Margaret Mitchell, Atlanta, Georgia, author (Gone With the Wind), (d. 1949)

1900-11-18

Howard Thurman, theologian/author (Deep River, Deep in the Hunger)

1900-11-19

Anna Seghers, [Netty Radvanyi-Reiling], German author (7th Cross)

1900-12-16

Victor S Pritchett, literary critic/author (Myth Makers)

1900-12-21

Oda Schaefer, German author/poet (Die Windharfe, Ladies Only)

1901-02-20

René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)

1901-02-23

Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author (Mieke-serial)

1901-05-01

Antal Szerb, Hungarian author and historian (d. 1945)

1901-05-11

Mari Sandoz, Nebraska, author (Cheyenne Autumn)

1901-05-15

Xavier Herbert, Australian author (d. 1984)

1901-06-13

Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist (Obscure Blood)

1901-07-09

Barbara Cartland, romance author (Camfield #69)

1901-08-30

John Gunther, Chicago Ill, author/host (John Gunther's High Road)

1901-11-11

F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)

1902-01-05

Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English author (Cold Comfort Farm)

1902-01-19

Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)

1902-02-22

Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)

1902-02-25

Max Kommerell, German literary/author (Die Gefangenen)

1902-02-27

John Steinbeck, Salinas California, author (Grapes of Wrath-Nobel 1962)

1902-04-04

Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)

1902-04-04

Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)

1902-04-11

Quentin Reynolds, NYC, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI)

1902-04-28

Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (d. 1979)

1902-05-04

Cola [Nicolas] Debrot, Bonaire governor (Neth Antilles)/author

1902-05-10

Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37)

1902-07-25

Eric Hoffer, longshoreman/author (True Believer)

1902-08-10

Curt Siodmak, German-born author (d. 2000)

1902-09-13

Hermine Heijermans, Dutch actress/author

1902-11-02

Gyula Illyes, Hungarian author/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes)

1902-11-18

Jorgen Nielsen, Danish author (regional novels)

1902-12-23

Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)

1902-12-28

Mortimer J Adler, NYC, author (Encyclopedia Brittanica)

1903-02-21

Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)

1903-02-22

Morley Callaghan, Canada, author (Toronto Star, Native Argosy)

1903-03-03

Rabbe A Enckell, Fins author/poet (Lutad about Brunnen)

1903-04-20

Dagmar Edqvist, Swedish author (Kamrathustru-Wife & Comrade)

1903-05-05

James Beard, US, culinary expert/author (Delights & Prejudices)

1903-05-21

Manly Wade Wellman, Angola, sci-fi author (After Dark, Devil's Planet)

1903-07-10

John Wyndham P L B Harris, US, sci-fi author (Day of the Triffids)

1903-07-14

Irving Stone, US, author (Love is Eternal, Lust for Life)

1903-10-28

Evelyn A Waugh, London, author (Brideshead Revisited, Scoop)

1903-11-01

Jean Tardieu, author

1903-11-07

Lodewijk AM "Lou" Lichtveld, [Albert Helman], Suriname author

1903-12-08

Kathleen (Kitty) Rosalind Muggeridge, author

1903-12-10

William Plomer, Transvaal, author (Paper Houses, I Speak of Africa)

1903-12-17

Erskine P Caldwell, author (Tobacco Road, God's Little Acre)

1904-01-20

Theodore Brameld, author/educator (Use of Explosive Ideas)

1904-02-01

S J Perelman, Brooklyn, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)

1904-02-02

Buzurg Alavi, Persian author (Panjah va sih nafar, Namal'ha)

1904-02-25

Adelle Davis, author (Lets Stay Healthy)/nutritionist (died of cancer)

1904-02-27

James Thomas Farrell, US, author (Studs Lonigan trilogy)

1904-03-02

Dr. Seuss, [Theodor Geisel], Springfield, Massachusetts, children's author (Horton Hears a Who!)

1904-07-15

Rudolf Arnheim, German-born author (d. 2007)

1904-07-27

Agnes Yarnall, sculptor, artist, author laa, 1987

1904-08-03

Clifford D[onald] Simak, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Empire, Way Station)

1904-08-04

Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography)

1904-08-06

M Revis, [Willem Fisherman], author (Gelakte Brain)

1904-08-27

Norah Lofts, British author (d. 1983)

1904-09-19

Karen Aabye, Danish author (Less bedstemor there jomfru)

1904-10-21

Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet)

1904-11-14

Marya Mannes, NYC, author (The Reporter)

1904-11-28

Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a cold climate)

1904-12-06

Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie

1905-01-06

Eric Frank Russell, UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space, Dark Tides)

1905-03-01

Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)

1905-03-07

Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)

1905-07-04

Lionel Trilling, author (1969 Poses Award, Liberal Imagination)

1905-07-19

Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist: Red star over China

1905-08-20

Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (d. 1973)

1905-11-04

Martin Raschke, German author/publisher/war correspondent

1905-11-09

Erika Mann, German/US author (Other Germany)/daughter of Thomas Mann

1905-11-14

Sanoesi Pane, Indonesian author

1905-11-17

Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)

1905-12-01

Charles Finney, US, author (Circus of Dr Lao)

1906-01-22

Robert E[rvin] Howard, US, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror)

1906-02-24

Alexis Curvers, Belgian author (Tempo di Roma, Bourg-le-Rond)

1906-03-04

Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)

1906-05-09

Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats)

1906-05-16

Margret Rey, author and illustrator (d. 1996)

1906-05-29

T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1906-06-22

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Englewood New Jersey, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea)

1906-08-05

Francis Walder, [Francois Waldburger], Belgian author

1906-09-27

Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)

1906-10-29

Fredric [William] Brown, US, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home)

1906-11-07

Jan Vercammen, Flemish author/chief inspector LO (Primary Education)

1906-11-18

Klaus Mann, German/US author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann

1906-12-19

H Allen Smith, Ill, humorist/author (Low Man on Totem Pole)

1907-01-05

Anton Ingolic, Slavic author (After Splavih, After Prelomu)

1907-02-03

James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)

1907-02-11

E W Swanton, author & sports commentator

1907-04-12

Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)

1907-04-15

Gerald Abrahams, Liverpool, author (Teach Yourself Chess)

1907-04-22

Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)

1907-06-02

Dorothy West, US journalist/author (Living is Easy)

1907-06-16

John Hadfield, author/publisher (Love on a Branch Line)

1907-07-07

Robert A[nson] Heinlein, US, sci-fi author (4 Hugos, Red Planet)

1907-07-23

Elspeth Josceline Huxley, English author

1907-08-21

Miguel Torga, [Adolfo Correia da Rocha], Portuguese author

1907-10-16

Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)

1907-11-07

Maurits Mok, Dutch author/poet (Cheese & Bread Game)

1907-11-10

John Moore, English author (d. 1967)

1907-11-14

Astrid Lindgren, Swedish children book author (Pipi Longstocking)

1907-11-18

Halldis Vesaas-Moren, Norwegian author/poetess

1907-11-19

Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)

1907-11-21

Jim Bishop, author (The Day Lincoln was Shot)

1907-11-27

L[yon] Sprague de Camp, US, sci-fi author (Goblin Tower, Hand of Zei)

1907-11-28

Alberto Moravia, [Pincherle], Italian author (Indifferent Ones)

1907-11-30

Jacques Barzun, France, author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)

1907-12-04

Jo Boer, Dutch author (Catharina & the Magnolias)

1907-12-10

Rumer Godden, England, author (Thursday's Children)

1908-01-09

Simone de Beauvoir, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

1908-02-11

Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist

1908-02-25

Frank G Slaughter, author (Sangaree)

1908-03-22

Louis D L'Amour, Jamestown ND, author (Hondo, Jubal Sackett)

1908-04-04

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, author (Cheaper by the Dozen)

1908-04-09

Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)

1908-04-29

Jack [Stewart] Williamson, US, sci-fi author (Cometeers)

1908-05-28

Ian Lancaster Fleming, London, England, author (James Bond)

1908-06-30

Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)

1908-08-04

Osbert Lancaster, English cartoonist/author (Daily Express)

1908-09-04

Richard Wright, US, author (Native Son, Uncle Tom's Children)

1908-10-12

Ann Lane Petry, US journalist/author (Street)

1908-11-06

Fanny Leys, Flemish author (Ontwijding)

1908-11-12

Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)

1908-11-14

Harrison E Salisbury, journalist/author (50th Anniv of Soviet Union)

1908-11-21

Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)

1908-11-24

Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)

1908-12-03

Nigel M Balchin, [Mark Spade], English author (Business for Pleasure)

1908-12-07

Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist

1908-12-25

Quentin Crisp, English author (d. 1999)

1909-01-06

Keith Davis, voice tutor/author

1909-02-25

Edgar Pangborn, US, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy)

1909-03-31

Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator

1909-05-29

Neil R[onald] Jones, US, sci-fi author (Space War, Twin Worlds)

1909-06-26

Betty Askwith, author

1909-08-09

John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)

1909-11-09

Hendrik van Randwijk, Dutch author/founder (Vrij Netherland)

1909-11-13

Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Between Doubt & Tears)

1909-11-19

Moses Josiah Madiba, Seshego, Pietersburg (now Polokwane) district, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North

1909-11-23

Nigel Tranter, author/historian (River Realm, Robert the Bruce)

1909-11-24

Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)

1909-11-27

James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)

1909-12-11

Ronald McKie, Australian author (d. 1991)

1910-01-20

Joy Adamson, (born Friederike Viktoria Gessner) Troppau Austria-Hungary, naturalist/author (Born Free)

1910-01-28

Verda Bryant, American author

1910-02-06

Irmgard Keun, German author (d. 1982)

1910-02-27

Peter De Vries, Chicago, author (Reuben Reuben, Prick of Noon)

1910-04-12

Jorgen Rausch, German philosopher/author (End of the Playboys)

1910-05-23

Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)

1910-08-05

Jacquetta Hawkes, English archaeologist/author (A Country), (d. 1996)

1910-08-19

Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher

1910-12-02

Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)

1910-12-24

Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr, US, sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre)

1911-01-24

C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, US, sci-fi author (Judgment Night)

1911-05-10

Bel Kaufman, American author

1911-05-20

Gardner Fox, Brooklyn, New York, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna)

1911-06-17

Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)

1911-10-02

Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)

1911-10-15

James H[enry] Schmitz, Germany, sci-fi author (Lion Game)

1911-11-01

Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)

1911-11-12

William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian

1912-01-16

Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)

1912-01-30

Barbara Tuchman, US, historian/author (Pulitzer, Guns of August)

1912-02-12

R. F. Delderfield, English author (d. 1972)

1912-02-14

Edmund George Love, US, teacher/historian/author (A Small Bequest)=

1912-02-16

Bob Tadema Sporry, Dutch (female) author

1912-02-17

Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)

1912-02-20

Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)

1912-03-21

Peter Bull, actor/author (Executioner, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove)

1912-03-28

A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, UK, sci-fi author (Empress of Outer Space)

1912-04-09

Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)

1912-04-26

A. E. van Vogt, Canada, sci-fi author (Wizard of Linn) (d. 2000)

1912-05-08

George Woodcock, author

1912-05-16

Studs Terkel, NYC, author/host (Stud's Place, Working)

1912-06-12

Mary Lavin MacDonald Scott, author

1912-06-20

Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)

1912-07-20

Andrew Long, Scottish author (Blue Book of Fairy Tales)

1912-09-24

Ian Serraillier, children author

1912-11-16

Anton [Tom] Koolhaas, author (Weird White)

1912-11-30

Gordon Parks, Ft Scott KS, film director/author (Learning Tree)

1912-12-04

John W Pritchard, [Ian Wallace], US, sci-fi author (Megalomania)

1913-01-19

Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author

1913-02-20

Mary Durack, author

1913-03-18

William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author

1913-04-10

Stefan Heym, German/US author (Crusaders, Family Benda)

1913-05-03

Earl Blackwell, Atlanta Ga, author (Celebrity Register)

1913-06-02

Barbara Pym, romantic author (Very Private Eye), (d. 1980)

1913-06-02

Walter Andreas Schwarz, German singer and author (d. 1992)

1913-06-13

Etienne Leroux, major Afrikaans author.

1913-06-21

Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter

1913-06-23

Jacques Rabemananjara, Hungarian author/vice-president (Antsa)

1913-07-11

Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, US, sci-fi author (Space Lords)

1913-07-15

Ralph Hammond Innes, English author

1913-08-08

Daan Wildschut, painter/glazenier/author

1913-09-28

Edith Mary Ellis Peters Pargeter, author

1913-10-26

Stuart J[ames] Byrne, US, sci-fi author (Star Man, God Man)

1913-11-07

Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)

1913-12-18

Alfred Bester, US, science fiction author (Decievers, Starlight)

1913-12-27

Elizabeth Smart, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept)

1913-12-30

Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (d. 2002)

1914-03-29

Chapman Pincher, British journalist/author (about secret service)

1914-04-22

Charles Hubert Sisson, author/poet (Christopher Homm)

1914-05-16

Edward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author

1914-05-22

Vance Packard, Granville Summit Pa, author (Hidden Persuaders)

1914-06-17

John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)

1914-06-26

Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)

1914-06-27

Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)

1914-08-09

Tove Jansson, Finnish author (Moomins) (d. 2001)

1914-09-14

Robert McCloskey, American author (d. 2003)

1914-10-01

Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian and author (The Americans: The Democratic Experience - 1974 Pulitzer Prize)

1914-10-02

Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist, author, and occultist (d. 1952)

1914-10-30

Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)

1914-11-07

R[aphael] A[loysius] Lafferty, US, sci-fi author (Devil is Dead)

1914-11-23

[Arthur] Wilson "Bob" Tucker, US, sci-fi author (Time Masters)

1914-12-05

Hans Hellmut Kirst, German author (d. 1989)

1915-01-29

Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author

1915-02-03

Jann Willem Holsbergen, author (Zakenmensen Fair as Gold)

1915-02-11

Patrick Leigh Fermor, author

1915-02-15

Paul Ferris, British author

1915-02-23

Heinrich Schirmbeck, German author (Das Spiegellabyrinth)

1915-03-18

Richard Thomas Condon, author

1915-04-07

Henry Kuttner, US, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were)

1915-04-12

Emil [Theodore] Petaja, US, sci-fi author (Star Mill, Tramontane)

1915-05-10

Monica Dickens, author/founder (US Samaritians)

1915-05-26

Antonia Forest, British children's author (d. 2003)

1915-06-02

Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)

1915-06-10

Saul Bellow, Lachine Quebec, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976)

1915-06-26

Charlotte Zolotow, American author

1915-07-22

Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author. (d. 2000)

1915-07-29

Bruce R. McConkie, LDS apostle and author (d. 1985)

1915-08-15

Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish author/resistance fighter (Mensch op Weg)

1915-08-24

Alice B[radley] Sheldon, US, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful)

1915-12-07

Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], US, sci-fi author (Ginger Star)

1915-12-27

William Howell Masters, sex author/physician

1915-12-29

Charles L[eonard] Harness, US, sci-fi author (Paradox Men, Wolfhead)

1916-01-22

Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)

1916-03-11

Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)

1916-03-14

Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter

1916-03-19

Irving Wallace, author (People's Almanac, The Man) [or Mar 18]

1916-05-11

Camilo Jose Cela, Spain, author (La Colmena-1951)

1916-05-21

Harold Robbins, NYC, author (Moneychangers, Carpetbaggers, Betsy)

1916-07-14

Natalia Ginzburg, Italian author (Family dictionary)

1916-07-23

Ronald Ridout, school textbook author

1916-08-01

Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)

1916-08-28

Jack [Holbrook] Vance, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugo, Dirdir, Pnume), (d. 2013)

1916-09-04

Robert [Augustine] W[ard] Lowndes, US, sci-fi author (Puzzle Planet)

1916-09-13

Roald Dahl, Llandaff, Cardiff, author (Over to You, Taste, 2 Fables), (d. 1990).

1916-09-17

Mary [Florence Elinor] Stewart, UK, sci-fi author (Crystal Cave)

1916-10-16

George Turner, Australian author (d. 1997)

1916-10-28

Jessie Kesson, author

1916-11-08

Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)

1917-03-13

Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author

1917-03-21

Frank Hardy, Australian author (d. 1994)

1917-04-05

Robert [Albert] Bloch, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho)

1917-05-01

Louis G "Lo" van Hensbergen, actor/author (Amsterdam Affair)

1917-07-15

Robert Conquest, English author (Back to Life)

1917-09-10

Miguel Serrano, Chilean author and diplomat

1917-09-11

Jessica Lucy Mitford, author (American Way of Death)

1917-10-08

Walter Lord, American author (d. 2002)

1917-11-01

Margaret Taylor Burroughs, US author/house painter (Black Queen)

1917-11-01

Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, US, sci-fi author (Anything Box)

1917-11-11

[Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, US, sci-fi author (Earth War)

1917-12-16

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

1918-02-02

Hella [S Lelyveld-]Haasse, Dutch author (Cider for Poor People)

1918-02-06

Lothar-Günther Buchheim, German author (d. 2007)

1918-02-26

Theodore [Hamilton] Sturgeon, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar)

1918-04-08

Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)

1918-08-04

Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)

1918-08-20

Jacqueline Susann, Phila Pa, author (Valley of the Dolls), (d. 1974)

1918-09-02

Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)

1918-09-24

Richard Hoggart, author/warden (Goldsmith's College London)

1918-10-10

Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast

1918-11-29

Madeleine L'Engle, [Franklin], US, sci-fi author (Ilsa, Love Letters)

1918-12-09

Jerome Beatty Jr., American author

1919-01-24

Nora Beloff, journalist/author

1919-01-25

Edwin Newman, NYC, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment)

1919-03-24

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, author (Coney Island of the Mind)

1919-04-20

Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (d. 1943)

1919-05-16

Richard Mason, author

1919-06-05

Richard McClure Scarry, children's author/illustrator

1919-08-15

Benedict Kiely, Irish author

1919-08-31

Amrita Preetam, Indian poet and author (d. 2005)

1919-09-21

Aya Zikken, author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh)

1919-10-03

Boyd Bradfield Upchurch, [John Boyd], US, sci-fi author (IQ Merchant)

1919-10-31

Magnus Wenninger, American priest, author of Polyhedron models

1919-11-03

Jesús Blasco, Spanish comic book author (d. 1995)

1919-11-08

P. L. Deshpande, Indian author (d. 2000)

1919-11-26

Frederik Pohl, US, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), (d. 2013)

1920-01-20

Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (d. 2006)

1920-02-11

Daniel F[rancis] Galouye, US, sci-fi author (Dark Universe, Last Leap)

1920-02-25

Gérard Bessette, Canadian author (d. 2005)

1920-03-16

Sid Fleischman, American author

1920-03-19

Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (d. 2002)

1920-04-05

Rafique Zakaria, Indian author (d. 2005)

1920-05-09

Richard Adams, author (Day Gone By)

1920-05-09

William Tenn, American author

1920-06-16

John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)

1920-07-12

Pierre Berton, Whitehorse Yukon, Canadian author (War of 1812)

1920-08-22

Ray[mond Douglas] Bradbury, Ill, sci-fi author (Fahrenheit 451), (d. 2012)

1920-09-05

Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, Dutch author (Anna & her Father)

1920-10-08

Frank [Patrick] Herbert, US, sci-fi author (Dune)

1920-10-09

Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (d. 1976)

1920-11-26

Paul T B Rodenko, poet/author (Stolen Lover)

1921-01-25

Russell Reading Braddon, Australian author

1921-02-28

John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Fool of Heideloo)

1921-03-11

F[rancis] M[arion] Busby Jr, US, sci-fi author (Star Rebel)

1921-03-24

Wilson Harris, Guayanese author

1921-05-23

James [Benjamin] Blish, US/UK, sci-fi author (Hugo, Star Trek Reader)

1921-05-28

Heinz G. Konsalik, German author (d. 1999)

1921-05-31

Robert Arthur Ley, UK, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X)

1921-06-12

James Houston, Toronto, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak)

1921-07-02

Ben Kapen, Theatre of the Absurd: Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author

1921-07-14

Leon Garfield, English children's author (d. 1996)

1921-09-06

Carmen Laforet, Spanish author (d. 2004)

1921-09-12

Stanislaw Lem, Lwów, Poland, sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible)

1921-11-01

Ilse Aichinger, Austria, author

1921-11-26

Francoise Gilot, painter, designer, author living legacy award, 1984

1922-01-25

Raymond Baxter, British TV host/author (Fast Lady)

1922-01-26

Michael Bentine, England, author/comedian (Reluctant Jester)

1922-02-18

Helen Gurley Brown, Portland Maine, US author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, (d. 2012)

1922-02-18

Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (d. 1971)

1922-02-27

Mervyn Jones, author (Nobody's Fault, 5 Hungarian Writers)

1922-03-14

Colin Fletcher, author (Walking Through Time)

1922-03-27

Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)

1922-04-16

Christopher Samuel Youd, UK, sci-fi author (Tripods Trilogy), (d. 2012)

1922-05-23

Dennis Compton, author/crickleter

1922-05-30

Harry Clement Stubbs, US, sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld)

1922-06-28

Terje Stigen, Norwegian author (Det siste paradiset)

1922-07-12

James E[dwin] Gunn, US, sci-fi author (Station in Space, Immortal)

1922-08-03

Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author

1922-08-16

Louis E Lomax, author

1922-09-19

Damon [Francis] Knight, US, sci-fi author (CV, Beyond the Barrier)

1922-11-11

Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Ind, author (Slaughterhouse Five, Sirens of Titan)

1923-01-08

Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)

1923-01-23

Walter M[ichael] Miller Jr, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, View from Stars)

1923-02-02

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News)

1923-02-09

Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)

1923-03-08

Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)

1923-03-20

Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani Author, Journalist and Political Activist (d. 2006)

1923-04-17

Lloyd Biggle Jr, US, sci-fi author (Silence is Deadly)

1923-04-22

Paula Fox, US children's books author (Poor George)

1923-04-23

Avram Davidson, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!)

1923-05-04

Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author

1923-05-20

Samuel Selvon, author

1923-05-25

John Weitz, spy/author/fashion designer (Friends in High Places)

1923-06-06

V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)

1923-06-08

Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest and author

1923-07-26

Jan Berenstain, American author, (d. 2012)

1923-08-31

Serafina K "Sera" Anstadt, Polish/Dutch actress/author

1923-09-13

Reninca, [Renée Lauwers], Flemish author (Seed in the Wind)

1923-10-15

Italo Calvino, Cuba, author (Winter's Night a Traveler)

1923-10-23

Ned Rorem, Richmond Indiana, composer/author (Sky Music)

1923-11-01

Edward A de Jongh, Antillian author (The Arch)

1923-11-01

Gordon R[upert] Dickson, Canada, sci-fi author (Genetic General)

1923-11-20

Nadine Gordimer, South African author (July's people, Nobel 1991)

1923-12-30

Sara A Lidman, Swedish author (Jag Och Min Son, Samtal in Hanoi)

1924-01-19

Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)

1924-01-30

Margaret Beda Nicholson, author (No Medals for the Major)

1924-01-30

Margaret Yorke [Margaret Beda Nicholson], Compton, Surrey, author (Patrick Grant novels), (d. 2012)

1924-02-01

Ben Weider, Quebec businessman and author

1924-02-06

Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Road to Rome)

1924-02-12

Hans Berghuis, Dutch author/poet (3 Women, Adam)

1924-04-18

Raf de Linde, [Raphael van Hecke], author (Vaarwel on Gertrude)

1924-05-09

Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)

1924-08-02

James Baldwin, New York, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), (d. 1987)

1924-08-17

Evan Connell, Kansas City, Missouri, author (The Patriot), (d. 2013)

1924-09-14

Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat and author (d. 1994)

1924-09-27

Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)

1924-09-30

Truman Capote, New Orleans Louisiana, American author (In Cold Blood)

1924-10-10

James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)

1924-11-21

Christopher Tolkien, British author

1924-12-15

Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)

1925-01-17

Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)

1925-01-19

Nina [Mary] Bawden, English author (Afternoon of a Good Woman), (d. 2012)

1925-02-04

Russell Hoban, US children's book author (Riddley Walker/Pilgermann)

1925-02-13

Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author

1925-02-20

Pramudya Ananta Tur, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa)

1925-02-22

Edward Gorey, Chicago, author/artist (Curious Sofa)

1925-03-12

Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, UK, sci-fi author (Deathworld Trilogy), (d. 2012)

1925-04-02

George MacDonald Fraser, poet/author (Flashman at the Charge)

1925-06-09

[John] Keith Laumer, [Anthony LeBaron], US, sf author (Retief's War)

1925-08-12

Norris McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

1925-08-12

Ross McWhirter, author (Guinness Book of World Records)

1925-08-18

Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)

1925-08-28

Arkadi N Strugazki, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika)

1925-09-04

Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)

1925-10-03

Gore Vidal, West Point NY, author (Myra Breckinridge, Lincoln), (d. 2012)

1925-10-20

Art Buchwald, Mt Vernon NY, columnist/author (Have I Ever Lied to You)

1925-10-29

Dominick Dunne, American author

1925-11-03

Dieter Wellershoff, German author (Minotaur)

1925-11-13

Inez van Dullemen, Dutch author

1925-11-24

William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)

1925-12-08

Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (d. 2000)

1925-12-25

Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born author (d. 1998)

1926-01-13

Carolyn Heilbrun, [Amanda Cross], author (Lady Ottoline's Album)

1926-01-13

Pamela M Cunnington, English architect/author (Change of Use)

1926-01-19

Libera Carlier, Flemish author (Action Station Go!)

1926-02-20

Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)

1926-02-28

Svetlana Alliluyeva, daughter of Josef Stalin/author (My Life)

1926-03-03

James Ingram Merrill, US poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)

1926-04-01

Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, US, sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums)

1926-04-28

Harper Lee, Monroeville Alabama, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird)

1926-04-30

Edmund Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Seed of Light, All Fool's Day)

1926-05-13

Wallace Breem, British author

1926-05-19

Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author

1926-05-26

Phyllis Gotlieb, Canadian author

1926-06-25

Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet

1926-07-08

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, author/physician/educator

1926-07-11

Frederick Buechner, American author

1926-07-15

Driss Chraïbi, Moroccan author

1926-07-26

Ana María Matute, Spanish author

1926-08-06

J[anet] O[pal] Jeppson, [nee Janet Asimov], author (2nd Experiment)

1926-08-14

Alice Adams, US author

1926-09-03

John R[obert] Jones, US, sci-fi author (White Regiment, Lizard War)

1926-09-11

Alfred Slote, author (Love & Tennis, Omega Station)

1926-11-04

Reuben Singer, Author! Author!

1926-11-24

Alan Owen, English author (Maggie May, Ronnie Barker Show)

1926-11-25

Poul [William] Anderson, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Mirkheim)

1926-11-27

Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author

1927-01-29

Edward Abbey, US author (Desert Solitaire)

1927-02-01

Galway Kinnell, Providence RI, author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares)

1927-02-10

Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)

1927-03-27

Anthony Lewis, New York USA, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet)

1927-03-28

Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (d. 2007)

1927-05-10

Nayantara Sahgal, Indian author

1927-05-11

Zilpha Keatly Snyder, US, sci-fi author (Headless Cupid)

1927-05-11

Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)

1927-05-30

Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US, author (American Glass Animals)

1927-07-16

Shirley Hughes, author/illustrator

1927-08-01

Franklyn Perring, London, English Botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962)

1927-08-09

Daniel Keyes, American author

1927-08-24

David Ireland, Australian author

1927-09-07

Eric Hill, British children's Author

1927-11-23

Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)

1927-12-16

Peter [Malcolm] Dickinson, Zambia, sci-fi author (Heartsease)

1928-01-07

William Peter Blatty, NYC, author/director (The Exorcist)

1928-01-09

Judith Krantz, NYC, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle)

1928-01-30

Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster

1928-02-05

Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend

1928-02-14

Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)

1928-02-24

Michael Harrington, St Louis, socialist/author (Fragments of Century)

1928-03-30

Tom Sharpe, English historian/author (Riotous Assembly, Want), (d. 2013)

1928-04-07

James White, UK, sci-fi author (Star Surgeon, Star Healer)

1928-04-17

Cynthia Ozick, US, author (Pagan Rabbi & Other Stories)

1928-04-30

Hugh Hood, Canadian author (d. 2000)

1928-05-08

Theodore Sorenson, presidential advisor (JFK)/author (1000 Days)

1928-06-08

Kat[i]e [Gertrude] Wilhelm, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Hamlet Trap)

1928-06-10

Maurice Sendak, NYC, author/illustrator (Where The Wild Things Are), (d. 2012)

1928-07-02

Pavel Kohout, Czech, director/author (Poor Murderer)

1928-07-04

Patrick Tilley, UK, sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)

1928-07-16

Robert Sheckley, US, sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap)

1928-07-23

Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)

1928-09-06

Robert M. Pirsig, American author

1928-09-10

Leo P[atrick] Kelley, US, sci-fi author (Dead Moon, Vacation in Space)

1928-09-29

Ankie [Johanna A Hoving-]Peypers, Dutch author/poet

1928-09-30

Elie Wiesel, Romania, author (Souls on Fire)/Nazi hunter (Nobel 1986)

1928-10-04

Alvin Toffler, author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave)

1928-10-05

Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)

1928-10-12

Thomas Burnett Swann, US, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur)

1928-11-11

Carlos Fuentes, Panama City, Panama, author (The Death of Artemio Cruz), (d. 2012)

1928-12-16

Philip K[indred] Dick, Chicago Illinois, US, sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Blade Runner)

1929-01-26

Jules Feiffer, NYC, cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders)

1929-02-16

Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)

1929-02-18

Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)

1929-03-29

Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator

1929-04-26

Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)

1929-06-02

Norton Juster, American author and archi

1929-06-25

Eric Carle, American author

1929-07-08

Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)

1929-07-31

Lynne Reid Banks, British author

1929-08-27

Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)

1929-10-07

Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)

1929-10-12

Robert Coles, Milton Mass, author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973)

1929-10-21

Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin, US, sci-fi author (Tombs of Atuan)

1929-11-16

Renate Rubinstein, [Tamar], German/Ned's author/columnist (Tamar)

1929-11-21

Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)

1929-12-24

Mary Higgins Clark, Bronx NY, author (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch)

1930-01-12

Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)

1930-01-16

Norman Podhoretz, Brooklyn NY, author/editor (NY Post)

1930-05-18

Barbara Goldsmith, New Rochelle, author (Little Gloria Happy At Last)

1930-05-18

Fred[erick Thomas] Saberhagen, US, sci-fi author (Book of Swords)

1930-06-03

Marion [Eleanor] Zimmer Bradley [Breen], sci-fi author (Storm Queen)

1930-06-09

Lin[wood] [Vrooman] Carter, US, sci-fi author (Thongor of Lemuria)

1930-07-28

Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)

1930-07-30

Thomas Sowell, author/activist

1930-08-19

D[avid] G[uy] Compton, UK, sci-fi author (Synthajoy, Radio Plays)

1930-08-30

Warren Burger, US, author (The Midas Touch)

1930-09-03

Cherry Barbara Grimm, [Lockett], NZ, sci-fi author (Nearest Fire)

1930-09-08

Robert W. Firestone, Author, Artist, Clinical Psychologist

1930-09-25

Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)

1930-09-29

Colin Dexter, author

1930-11-12

Tonke Dragt, Dutch children book author (Towers of February)

1930-11-14

Ornelio Martina, Antillian author/governor of Curacao

1930-11-15

J[ames] G[raham] Ballard, China, sci-fi author (Drowned World)

1930-11-16

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian author (Christmas in Biafra), (d. 2013)

1930-12-08

John Morressy, US, sci-fi author (Starbrat, Greymantle, Kingsbane)

1931-01-06

E. L. Doctorow, American author

1931-01-09

Algi[rda]s [Jonas] Budrys, Prussia, sci-fi author (Man of Earth)

1931-01-27

Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)

1931-01-30

Shirley Hazzard, Australian author (Transit of Venus)

1931-01-30

Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author

1931-02-02

Judith Viorst, American author

1931-02-11

Larry Merchant, author/boxing commentator (Showtime)

1931-02-12

Janwillem van de Wetering, Dutch author

1931-03-02

Tom Wolfe, Richmond Va, journalist/author (Right Stuff)

1931-03-08

John McPhee, author (Back to ——)

1931-03-10

Georges Dor, Quebec author, playwright, singer and songwriter (d. 2001)

1931-03-22

Leslie Thomas, author

1931-04-09

Bill Gilbert, Wash DC, sports author (They Also Served, Big E)

1931-05-07

Gene [Rodman] Wolfe, US, sci-fi author (Soldier of Arete)

1931-05-28

Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)

1931-06-26

Colin Wilson, author (Afterlife, Book of Great Mysteries), (d. 2013)

1931-07-03

Andres Burnier, [Catharina Dessaur], criminologist/author (Jongensuur)

1931-07-07

David Eddings, US, sci-fi author (Belgariad, Malloreon)

1931-07-10

Alice Munro, author (Dance of the Happy Shades)

1931-07-10

Julian May, US, sci-fi author (Golden Torc, Magnificat)

1931-07-23

Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter

1931-08-07

Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author

1931-08-12

William Goldman, author

1931-09-12

Kristin Hunter, [Eggleston], US author (God Bless the Child)

1931-09-24

Brian Glanville, author/journalist

1931-11-15

Jan Terlouw, Dutch MP (D-66)/author (Winters in Wartime)

1931-11-28

Dervla Murphy, travel author (Full Tilt, In Ethiopia with a Mule)

1931-11-28

Rinus Ferdinandusse, editor/author (Nude on Fence)

1931-12-03

Franz Josef Degenhardt, German author

1931-12-31

Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)

1932-01-05

Umberto Eco, Italian author (Name of the Rose)

1932-01-18

Robert Anton Wilson, US, sci-fi author (Trick Top Hat)

1932-01-26

Ronald Allison, British author/broadcaster

1932-02-07

Gay Talese, author (Honor Thy Father)

1932-02-12

Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (d. 2003)

1932-05-09

Gavin Lyall, author (Conduct of Major Maxim)

1932-05-19

Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)

1932-05-29

Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth

1932-08-14

Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)

1932-08-15

Robert L[ull] Forward, US, sci-fi author (Dragon's Egg, Starquake)

1932-08-28

Carlene Polite, US dancer/activist/author (Sister X)

1932-08-31

Robert [Franklin] Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time)

1932-09-19

Mike Royko, Chicago, journalist (Chic Daily News)/author (Boss)

1932-09-28

Michael G[reatrex] Coney, Canada, sci-fi author (Cat Karina)

1932-09-30

Shintaro Ishihara, Japanese author and politician (Governor of Tokyo)

1932-10-06

Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women's International Center)

1932-10-23

Vasily Belov, Northern Krai, USSR, author (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), (d. 2012)

1932-11-08

Ben[jamin William] Bova, US, sci-fi author (Exiled from Earth)

1932-11-09

Marian Christy, Ridgefield Ct, author (Invasions of Privacy)

1933-01-09

Sonia Garmers, [Justina], Curacao, author (Dear Queen)

1933-01-13

Ron[ald Joseph] Goulart, US, sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)

1933-01-15

Ernest J. Gaines, American author

1933-01-16

Susan Sontag, NYC, author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)

1933-02-12

Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)

1933-03-06

William Davis, author/broadcaster (Battle at Bull Run)

1933-04-10

Rokusuke Ei, Japanese lyricist and author

1933-04-15

Boris Strugatski, USSR, sci-fi author (Tale of Troika)

1933-05-10

Barbara Taylor Bradford, author

1933-07-12

Donald E. Westlake, American author

1933-07-20

Cormac McCarthy, American author

1933-08-07

Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle, US, sci-fi author (Mercenary, Red Dragon)

1933-08-09

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, Japanese television personality and children's author

1933-09-11

William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (d. 2002)

1933-10-10

Gerald Masters, South African/British author (Pan Book of Dates)

1933-11-29

David Reuben, author (Everything You Wanted to Know about Sex)

1933-12-11

Earnest P van Altena, author/interpreter (Chansons van Earnest)

1933-12-31

Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005)

1934-02-27

[Navarre] Scott Momaday, US author (House Made of Dawn, Pulitzer 1969)

1934-03-13

Barry Hughart, American author

1934-03-20

David Malouf, Australian author

1934-05-19

Ruskin Bond, Indian author

1934-05-27

Harlan [Jay] Ellison, US, sci-fi author (7 Hugos, Doomsman, Babylon 5)

1934-08-06

Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob, UK, sci-fi author (Chthon, Phthor)

1934-08-16

Diana Wynne Jones, UK, sci-fi author (Drowned Ammet, Witch Week)

1934-08-18

Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author (Helter-Skelter)

1934-09-14

Kate Millett, St Paul Minn, feminist/author (Sexual Politics)

1934-09-24

John Brunner, [Kilian Houston], UK, sci-fi author (100th Millennium)

1934-09-27

Dick Schaap, sportscaster/author (Bo Knows Bo, Instant Replay)

1934-10-09

Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author

1934-11-04

Judith Herzberg, Dutch poetess/author (Charlotte Life or Theater)

1934-11-09

Carl Sagan, Bkln, astronomer/author/professor (Cosmos, Broca's Brain)

1935-01-15

Robert Silverberg, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Regan's Planet)

1935-01-17

Paul O[sborne] Williams, US, sci-fi author (Ends of the Circle)

1935-01-18

Raymond Briggs, English author (Fungus the Bogeyman)

1935-02-15

Susan Brownmiller, Brooklyn, feminist author (Against Our Wills)

1935-03-01

Judith Rossner, author (Looking for Mr Goodbar)

1935-03-12

John Gross, author (Age of Kipling, Dickens & 20th Century)

1935-05-07

Isobel Warren, Canadian author

1935-07-05

John Gilmore, American true crime author

1935-07-31

Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist

1935-08-22

E. Annie Proulx, American author

1935-08-27

Michael Holroyd, author

1935-09-09

Gopal Baratham, Singaporean author

1935-09-17

Ken Kesey, author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)

1935-11-18

Rodney Hall, Australian author

1935-11-28

Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)

1935-12-05

Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)

1936-01-03

Betty Rollin, actress (Crossing Delancey)/author (Last Wish)

1936-01-10

Burnum Burnum, Australian Aboriginal activist, actor, author and dreamer (d. 1997)

1936-01-23

Jerry Kramer, Green Bay Packer, author (Instant Replay)

1936-01-27

Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)

1936-03-22

Alan Bleasdale, author/playwright (Are You Lonesome Tonight)

1936-03-31

Marge Piercy, author (Small Changes, Gone for Soldiers)

1936-04-03

Reginald Hill, British crime author (Andrew Dalziel and Peter Pascoe novels)

1936-05-15

Donald [Anthony] Moffitt, US, sci-fi author (Jupiter Theft)

1936-07-22

Tom Robbins, American author

1936-08-07

Richard L[ouis] Tierney, US, sci-fi author (Winds of Zarr)

1936-09-27

Gordon Honeycombe, broadcaster/author

1936-11-06

K Schippers, [Gerard Stigter], Dutch author

1936-11-20

Don DeLillo, American author

1936-11-30

Abbie Hoffman, aka Free, Yippie/activist/author (Steal this Book)

1937-01-01

Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)

1937-02-15

Gregory Mcdonald, American author

1937-02-22

Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)

1937-04-09

Barrington J[ohn] Bayley, UK, sci-fi author (Collision Course)

1937-04-23

Victoria Glendinning, author (Edith Sitwell A Unicorn Among Lions)

1937-05-13

Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)

1937-06-01

Colleen McCullough, Wellington, Australian author (Tim, Indecent Obsession)

1937-06-04

Robert Fulghum, American author

1937-06-16

Erich Segal, Brooklyn NY, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story)

1937-06-18

Gail Godwin, US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)

1937-06-25

Mirabel Morgan, author (Total Woman)

1937-07-05

Brooke Hayward, Los Angeles California, author (Haywire)

1937-07-18

Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)

1937-08-12

Walter Dean Myers, African-American author

1937-08-16

Andrew J[efferson V] Offutt, US, sci-fi author (Undying Wizard)

1937-08-18

William George Rushton, London, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3)

1937-09-10

Jared Diamond, American biologist and author

1937-09-17

Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)

1937-10-04

Jackie Collins, London, British author (The Stud, Lucky)

1937-11-27

Gail Sheehy, author (Hustling)

1937-12-02

Brian Lumley, England, sci-fi author (Compleat Crow, Psychomech)

1937-12-15

John [Thomas] Sladek, US, sci-fi author (Tik-Tok, Bugs)

1938-01-02

Hans Herbjørnsrud, Norwegian author

1938-01-16

Jô Soares, Brazilian author, musician and TV personality

1938-01-17

John Bellairs, US, sci-fi author (Chessmen of Doom)

1938-01-25

Shotaro Ishinomori, Japanese manga author (d. 1998)

1938-02-12

Judy Blume, author (Wifey)

1938-02-22

Ishmael Reed, US, author (Last Days of Louisiana Red)

1938-03-01

Michael J[oseph] Kurland, US, sci-fi author (Infernal Device)

1938-04-22

Adam Raphael, English journalist and author

1938-04-30

Larry [Van Cott] Niven, US, sci-fi author (5 Hugo, Neutron Star)

1938-06-02

Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author

1938-08-25

Frederick Forsyth, author (Day of the Jackal, Deceiver, Odessa File)

1938-09-13

Judith Martin, author/journalist/columnist (Miss Manners)

1938-11-09

Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author

1938-12-28

Janet Hough Bryant, author/performing artist/educator

1939-01-10

David Horowitz, American author and political commentator

1939-01-29

Germaine Greer, Melbourne Australia, feminist/author (Female Eunich)

1939-02-02

Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)

1939-02-11

Jane [Hyatt] Yolen, US, sci-fi author (Spider Jane, Heart's Blood)

1939-02-15

Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)

1939-03-08

Jim Bouton, Newark NJ, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four)

1939-03-15

Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author

1939-04-20

Peter S. Beagle, American author

1939-05-04

Amos Oz, Jerusalem, Israel, author (My Michael)

1939-05-17

Gary Paulsen, American author

1939-06-05

Margaret Drabble, British author (Needle's Eye)

1939-06-09

Charles Webb, author

1939-06-11

Christina Crawford, author, Joan's daughter (Mommie Dearest)

1939-06-15

Brian Jacques, British author

1939-07-02

M[ichael] A[nthony] Foster, US, sci-fi author (Gameplayers of Zan)

1939-07-24

Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)

1939-09-06

Dan Cragg, American soldier and author

1939-10-05

Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright

1939-10-08

Harvey Pekar, American author

1939-11-17

Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)

1939-11-18

Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet

1939-12-18

Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)

1939-12-30

Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)

1940-01-13

Edmund White, American author

1940-02-02

Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)

1940-04-15

Jeffrey Archer, England, (Tory-Commons)/author (Matter of Honor)

1940-04-23

Richard Monaco, US, sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest)

1940-04-24

Sue Grafton, American author

1940-05-10

Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You)

1940-05-24

Joseph Brodsky, USSR, author (Less than 1, Nobel 1987)

1940-06-22

Abbas Kiarostami, author/director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up)

1940-07-14

Susan Howatch, English author

1940-09-15

Norman [Richard] Spinrad, US, sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)

1940-09-25

Timothy Severin, author/explorer

1940-09-28

George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)

1940-10-21

Frances FitzGerald, NYC, journalist/author (Fire in the Lake)

1940-10-27

Maxine Hong Kingston, US, author

1940-11-21

Richard Marcinko, American author

1940-11-22

Terry Gilliam, Minneapolis, comedy author-animator (Monty Python)

1940-11-24

Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.

1941-01-30

Gregory Benford, American author and scientist

1941-02-01

Jerry Spinelli, children's author

1941-02-19

Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)

1941-02-28

Alice May Brock, American author

1941-03-23

Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author

1941-04-27

Jennings Michael Burch, American author

1941-05-27

Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)

1941-06-23

Roger McDonald, Australian author

1941-06-27

James P[atrick] Hogan, UK, sci-fi author (Giants' Star)

1941-07-14

Maulana Karenga, American author and activist

1941-08-20

Jo Ramirez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author

1941-10-04

Anne Rice, New Orleans LA, author (Interview with a Vampire)

1941-11-15

Daniel Manus Pinkwater, US, sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)

1941-11-25

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)

1941-12-25

Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author

1942-02-26

Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)

1942-03-05

Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)

1942-03-07

Paul Preuss, US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)

1942-03-25

Jacqueline Lichtenberg, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)

1942-03-26

Erica Jong, [Mann], NYC, author (Fear of Flying)

1942-04-01

Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)

1942-04-04

Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)

1942-05-12

Barry B[rookes] Longyear, US, sci-fi author (City of Baraboo)

1942-05-19

James Topping, author of CP/M

1942-06-30

Robert Ballard, explorer/geologist/author/discoverer (Titanic in 1985)

1942-08-02

Isabel Allende, Chilean author

1942-09-01

C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)

1942-09-08

Nancy Ann Dibble, Netherlands, sci-fi author (Summerfair)

1942-09-15

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, US, sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)

1942-10-04

Norman Pearlstine, Norman Pearlstine, Editor and Author

1942-10-19

Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney

1942-11-01

Shere Hite, author/sex therapist

1942-12-01

John Crowley, US, sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)

1942-12-09

Joe McGinniss, Rye NY, author (Selling of President 1968)

1942-12-30

Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident

1943-01-09

Robert Drewe, Australian author

1943-02-13

Leo Frankowski, US, sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)

1943-02-19

Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer

1943-03-02

Peter Straub, American author

1943-04-16

Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)

1943-04-20

Ian Watson, UK, sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)

1943-05-07

Peter Carey, Australian author

1943-06-05

Matthew Lesko, American author

1943-06-09

Joe [William] Haldeman, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Worlds Apart)

1943-06-15

Xaviera Hollander, Dutch author

1943-09-03

Mick Farren, UK, sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid)

1943-09-10

Neale Donald Walsch, American author

1943-10-10

Frederick Barthelme, American author

1943-10-21

Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian

1943-11-29

Sue Miller, American author

1944-01-06

Henry Kravis, author (The Money Machine)

1944-01-08

Terry Brooks, US, sci-fi author (Sword of Shannara)

1944-01-24

David Gerrold, [Jerrold David Friedman], author (World of Star Trek)

1944-02-16

Richard Ford, US author (Sportswriter)

1944-03-17

Pattie Boyd, English photographer and author (Mrs George Harrison/Mrs Eric Clapton)

1944-04-05

Ann [Elizabeth] Maxwell, US, sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx)

1944-05-13

Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer

1944-05-13

Armistead Maupin, American author

1944-05-21

Janet Dailey, US, author

1944-05-26

Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author

1944-06-14

Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)

1944-07-09

Glen [Charles] Cook, US, sci-fi author (Shadowline, Star's End)

1944-10-02

Vernor [Steffen] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (Witling, True Names)

1944-10-18

Katherine Kurtz, UK, sci-fi author (Deryni Rising, Saint Camber)

1944-11-24

Claudia Dreifus, interviewer/author (7 Stories)

1944-12-02

Botho Strauß, German author

1944-12-17

Jack L[aurence] Chalker, US, sci-fi author (Saga of Well World)

1945-01-06

Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)

1945-01-13

[Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)

1945-03-15

Mark J Green, Brooklyn New York, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System)

1945-03-20

Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author

1945-06-13

Whitley Strieber, American author

1945-07-09

Dean R[ay] Koontz, US, sci-fi author (Star Quest, Beastchild)

1945-08-14

Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer

1945-09-24

David A[llen] Drake, US, sci-fi author (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot)

1945-10-26

Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author

1945-11-12

Michael Bishop, US, sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)

1945-11-12

Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author

1945-11-20

Rachid Mimouni, author

1945-12-12

Karl Edward Wagner, US, sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds)

1945-12-15

Michael King, Wellington, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand)

1945-12-17

Jacqueline Wilson, English author

1946-02-26

Phyllis Eisenstein, US, sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile)

1946-03-12

Peter Whalley, British television writer and author

1946-03-22

Rudy/Rudolf [von Bittner] Rucker, US, sci-fi author (Wetware)

1946-05-12

L. Neil Smith, American science fiction author

1946-05-25

Janet E[llen] Morris, US, sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus)

1946-06-08

Elizabeth A Lynn, US, sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk)

1946-06-12

John Steinbeck IV, New York NY, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck

1946-06-18

Russell Ash, British author

1946-06-21

Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author

1946-07-13

Michael Shea, US, sci-fi author (Fat Face, Polyphemus), (d. 2014)

1946-08-25

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author

1946-09-09

Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author

1946-09-15

Howard Waldrop, American science fiction author

1946-11-18

Alan Dean Foster, US, sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)

1946-12-19

Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster

1947-01-08

Don Bendell, American author & karate master

1947-01-10

George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)

1947-01-16

Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)

1947-02-03

Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)

1947-03-06

Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author

1947-03-10

Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author

1947-03-17

James Morrow, American author

1947-04-02

Camille Paglia, Endicott NY, author and social critic

1947-04-12

Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author

1947-04-18

Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)

1947-04-20

Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author

1947-05-10

Caroline Cooney, American author

1947-05-10

Thomas Tessier, American author

1947-05-13

Stephen R Donaldson, US, sci-fi author (Lord Foul's Bane)

1947-06-22

Octavia E[stelle] Butler, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)

1947-07-03

Dave Barry, American humorist and author

1947-07-07

Howard Rheingold, American author

1947-08-14

Daniele Steel, NYC, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy)

1947-08-23

Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)

1947-08-24

Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author

1947-09-19

Tanith Lee, UK, sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun)

1947-09-21

Stephen King, Portland, Maine, sci-fi/horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo)

1947-10-09

Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer

1947-11-22

Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author

1947-12-22

Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)

1948-02-03

Henning Mankell, Swedish author

1948-02-12

Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author

1948-02-16

Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher

1948-02-29

Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)

1948-03-04

Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author

1948-03-15

Kate Bornstein, American author

1948-03-16

Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)

1948-03-17

William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)

1948-03-20

Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)

1948-04-02

Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)

1948-04-23

Pascal Quignard, French author

1948-04-28

Terry Pratchett, English author

1948-06-23

Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author

1948-07-22

S. E. Hinton, American author

1948-07-25

Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)

1948-08-02

Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)

1948-08-07

Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author

1948-08-28

Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)

1948-09-08

Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)

1948-09-20

George R. R. Martin, Bayonne, New Jersey, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire)

1948-09-20

George R.R. Martin, Bayonne New Jersey, American author (A Song of Ice and Fire)

1948-10-18

Ntozake Shange, American author

1948-11-24

Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)

1949-01-26

Jonathan Carroll, American author

1949-01-27

Ethan Mordden, American author

1949-03-14

Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author

1949-04-13

Christopher Hitchens, Portsmouth England, author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman)

1949-05-04

Graham Swift, British author

1949-06-05

Ken Follett, Cardiff, Wales, spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions)

1949-06-14

Harry Turtledove, American author

1949-06-18

Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator

1949-08-03

Reed Waller, American comic book author

1949-09-22

Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)

1949-10-01

Isaac Bonewits, American author

1949-11-23

Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)

1949-12-08

Mary Gordon, US, author

1949-12-13

R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael)

1950-01-16

Brian Castro, Australian author

1950-01-25

Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)

1950-03-12

Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author

1950-04-10

Barry M. Riemer, American author

1950-06-05

J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author

1950-06-24

Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)

1950-07-06

John Byrne, American comic book author & artist

1950-07-15

Arianna Huffington, Athens, Greek-born author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post

1950-09-07

Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)

1950-09-17

Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)

1950-09-18

Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)

1950-09-20

James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)

1950-10-06

David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)

1950-10-27

Fran Lebowitz, author/actress (Resident Alien)

1950-11-04

Charles Frazier, American author

1950-11-25

Alexis Wright, Australian author

1950-11-29

Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)

1950-12-23

Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author

1950-12-30

Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author

1951-01-01

Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)

1951-02-10

Roxanne Pulitzer, Glendale California, author (Prize Pulitzer)

1951-03-20

Curt Smith, American author and media host

1951-04-11

James Patrick Kelly, American author

1951-06-04

Charles Dickinson, American author

1951-07-16

Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)

1951-08-08

Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)

1951-08-20

Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)

1951-08-24

Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)

1951-08-24

Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)

1951-09-01

Timothy Zahn, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)

1951-09-20

Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic

1951-09-30

Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)

1951-10-18

Terry McMillan, American author

1951-11-18

Justin Raimondo, American author

1951-12-08

Bill Bryson, American author

1951-12-22

Charles de Lint, Neth, sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow)

1952-01-12

Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author

1952-01-12

Walter Mosley, American author

1952-02-29

Tim[othy] Powers, Buffalo, New York, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare)

1952-03-11

Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

1952-03-23

Kim Stanley Robinson, American author

1952-05-18

Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)

1952-05-29

Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)

1952-07-17

Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)

1952-08-03

Frank Schaeffer, American author

1952-08-08

Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author

1952-10-05

Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)

1952-12-03

Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)

1952-12-30

Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)

1953-01-09

Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author

1953-02-10

John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)

1953-03-06

Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author

1953-03-12

Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author

1953-04-28

Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet

1953-05-17

Yoko Shimada, Kumamota Japan, author (Kir Royal)/actress (Shogun)

1953-07-09

Thomas Ligotti, American author

1953-08-14

Cliff Johnson, American computer game author

1953-08-31

György Károly, Hungarian author

1953-09-22

Geoff Gilpin, American author

1953-09-30

S.M. Stirling, Canadian-born author

1953-10-26

Jennifer Roberson, US, sci-fi author (Shapechangers, Sword-Maker)

1953-12-29

Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)

1954-01-28

Rick Warren, American pastor and author

1954-02-02

Ina Garten, American author and TV personality

1954-02-16

Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)

1954-03-04

Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)

1954-04-14

Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)

1954-05-01

Joel Rosenberg, science fiction author

1954-06-06

Cynthia Rylant, American author

1954-06-07

Louise Erdrich, American author

1954-07-17

J. Michael Straczynski, American author

1954-07-26

Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)

1954-08-15

Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

1954-08-29

Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)

1954-09-05

Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive

1954-11-06

Catherine Crier, Dallas, Texas, American journalist and author (The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game)

1954-11-08

Kazuo Ishiguro, British author

1954-11-16

Andrea Barrett, American author

1954-12-03

Grace Andreacchi, American author

1954-12-13

Tamora Pierce, American author

1954-12-15

Mike Ratledge, author (2DAY & NEWDAY)/ratledgm@spawar.navy.mil

1955-01-13

Jay McInerney, author (Bright Lights, Big City)

1955-01-27

Alexander Stuart, British author

1955-01-30

Judith Tarr, US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)

1955-04-28

Nicky Gumbel, British author and priest

1955-06-17

Gail Jones, Australian author

1955-07-14

L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist

1955-08-12

Ann M. Martin, American author

1955-11-23

Steven Brust, [Karl Zoltan], US, sci-fi author (Yendi, Jhereg)

1955-11-26

Tracy [Raye] Hickman, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)

1956-03-09

Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General

1956-03-11

D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer

1956-05-04

David Guterson, American author

1956-05-14

Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)

1956-05-20

Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author

1956-06-09

Patricia Cornwell, American author

1956-06-25

Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author

1956-07-21

Michael Connelly, American author

1956-08-02

Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist/astrophysicist and author

1956-09-18

Chris Hedges, American journalist and author

1956-10-24

Dale Maharidge, American author

1956-10-27

Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer

1957-03-14

Andrew Robinson, British author

1957-03-14

Tad Williams, American author

1957-04-10

John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)

1957-04-17

Nick Hornby, English author

1957-07-03

Faye Resnick, author (Nicole Brown Simpson-Private Diary)

1957-10-19

Doug Kirby, American author and travel guide

1957-11-13

Ronald Shusett, Hamburg Germany, author (Project Mankind)

1957-11-30

Joël Champetier, French Canadian author

1957-12-14

Gary Ferris, American author

1957-12-22

Susan Powter, diet guru/author/talk show host (Susan Powter Show)

1958-04-21

Michael Zarnock, American author and columnist

1958-05-25

Dorothy Straight, 4 year old author (How World Begun)

1958-07-05

Meredith Ann Pierce, US, sci-fi author (Darkangel)

1958-08-24

Chris Offutt, American author

1958-08-27

Tom Lanoye, Belgian author

1958-10-20

Lynn Flewelling, American fantasy author

1958-10-23

Michael Eric Dyson, American activist, professor, author

1959-01-12

Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper

1959-01-24

David Mills, American author

1959-04-30

W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist

1959-08-17

Jonathan Franzen, American author

1959-10-31

Neal Stephenson, American author

1959-12-27

Gerina Dunwich, American author

1960-01-02

Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author

1960-01-31

Grant Morrison, British comic book author

1960-02-04

Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)

1960-03-28

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist

1960-06-05

Margo Lanagan, Australian author

1960-08-04

Tim Winton, Australian author

1960-10-23

Randy Pausch, American computer science professor, author

1961-01-11

Jasper Fforde, British author

1961-02-04

Stewart O'Nan, American author

1961-02-14

Phillip Hamilton, American author

1961-04-25

Dinesh D'Souza, American author

1961-06-03

Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author

1961-06-12

Jim Goad, American author

1961-07-23

André Ducharme, Canadian (Québécois) humorist (Rock et Belles Oreilles) and author

1961-08-20

Greg Egan, Australian author

1961-09-26

Will Self, English author

1961-10-04

Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese author

1961-11-13

Edwin "Rick" Bakker, Dutch author: Rick's Report, AIDS Diary

1961-11-23

Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author

1961-12-08

Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney

1961-12-30

Douglas Coupland, Canadian author

1962-01-03

Francesca Lia Block, American author

1962-01-17

Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author

1962-02-20

Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author

1962-04-02

Mark Shulman, American children's author

1962-09-02

Jon Berkeley, author and illustrator

1962-09-13

Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author

1962-10-19

Tracy Chevalier, American author

1962-11-12

Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist

1962-11-12

Neal Shusterman, American author

1963-03-04

Janey Lee Grace, English singer, author, television presenter and radio disc jockey

1963-05-24

Michael Chabon, American author

1963-06-09

Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author

1963-06-25

Yann Martel, Canadian author

1963-07-19

Garth Nix, Australian author

1963-09-17

Wendy Northcutt, Author of the Darwin Awards

1963-10-04

Koji Ishikawa (children's book author and illustrator)Japanese children's author

1963-12-23

Donna Tartt, American author

1963-12-30

Chandler Burr, American author

1964-06-22

Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

1964-07-03

Joanne Harris, British author

1964-07-24

Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author

1964-07-26

Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark)

1964-08-07

John Birmingham, Australian author

1964-10-01

Jonathan Sarfati, Australian-born chess player, scientist, and author

1964-10-07

Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author

1964-11-29

Cork Graham, American journalist, actor and author

1964-12-26

Elizabeth Kostova, American author

1965-03-04

Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician

1965-07-29

Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author

1965-09-28

Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)

1965-11-28

Erwin Mortier, Belgian author

1965-12-31

Nicholas Sparks, American author

1966-03-04

Dav Pilkey, American author

1966-03-30

Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author

1966-07-14

Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator

1966-08-01

James St. James, American author and nightlife personality

1966-09-24

Michael J. Varhola, American author

1966-10-12

Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author

1966-11-30

Wil Mara, American author

1967-02-01

Meg Cabot, American author

1967-05-10

Jon Ronson, British journalist and author

1967-05-25

Poppy Z. Brite, American author

1968-02-11

Mo Willems, American author and screenwriter

1968-03-10

Felice Arena, Australian children's author

1968-03-28

Iris Chang, American author (d. 2004)

1968-04-11

Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author

1968-07-09

Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author

1968-10-01

Jon Guenther, American author

1969-01-19

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author

1969-04-18

Keith R.A. DeCandido, American author

1969-06-14

Michael Gerber, American parody author

1969-06-18

Christopher Largen, American author

1969-09-02

Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author

1969-09-28

Ben Greenman, American author

1969-11-13

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author

1969-12-27

Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist

1970-01-16

Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author

1970-05-05

Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist

1970-05-23

Blake Schwendiman, American author

1970-06-06

Sarah Dessen, American author

1970-06-25

Ariel Gore, American journalist and author

1970-07-09

Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author

1970-09-06

Paul Miller, American composer and author

1970-10-20

Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author

1970-11-11

Lee Battersby, Australian author

1970-12-18

Miles Marshall Lewis, American author

1971-01-09

Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author

1971-03-03

Tyler Florence, chef, Food Network personality, & cookbook author

1971-03-05

Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter

1971-03-13

Robert Lanham, American author and satirist

1971-03-29

Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen

1971-05-27

Kaur Kender, Estonian author

1971-07-02

Evelyn Lau, Canadian author

1971-07-17

Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist

1971-09-11

Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author

1971-12-01

John Schlimm, American author

1972-03-23

Judith Godrèche, French actress and author

1972-07-02

Darren Shan, Irish children's author

1972-07-19

Adriaan J Zoetmulder, author/director (Eindhovens Newspaper)

1972-09-30

Ari Behn, Norwegian author

1972-12-26

Robert Muchamore, English children's author

1973-03-18

Max Barry, Australian author

1973-07-16

Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author

1973-12-24

Stephenie Meyer, Hartford, Connecticut, Author (Twilight)

1974-01-26

Shannon Hale, American author

1974-10-23

Derek Landy, Lusk, Ireland, author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)

1974-11-08

Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1974-11-08

Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author

1975-04-04

Pamela Ribon, American author, actress

1975-04-11

Walid Soliman, Tunisian author

1975-08-20

Marcus Mastin, American author

1976-03-23

Jayson Blair, American journalist and author

1976-06-24

Louisa Leaman, English author

1976-11-16

Danny Wallace, British author

1976-12-20

Ramon Stoppelenburg, world traveler and Dutch author

1977-08-01

Damien Saez, French musician, songwriter, and author

1977-08-24

John Green, American author/Nerdfighter

1978-03-11

Christopher Rice, American author

1978-05-07

Brian Clevinger, American author

1979-08-10

Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author

1980-11-21

Alec Brownstein, American author, director

1981-04-28

Nancy Redd, Filmmaker & Author Tonya Lee Lewis Live

1983-06-12

Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread)

1984-04-16

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author

1984-09-23

Nathan Jendrick, American author

1984-10-17

Randall Munroe, American webcomic author

1985-03-15

F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author

1985-04-16

Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian

1989-02-16

Carole Catanzaro, The Author

1990-08-29

Sam Stern, British chef and author

1991-05-23

Sarah Jarosz, Christina Ricci; author Ian Rankin.

Author - Notable Weddings

John MiltonNov 12, 1656

Victor HugoOct 12, 1822

Wilhelm GrimmMay 15, 1825

Harriet BeecherJan 6, 1836

Charles DarwinNov 11, 1838

Mary Baker EddyDec 10, 1843

Herman MelvilleAug 4, 1847

Gerhart HauptmannMay 5, 1885

Arthur Conan DoyleAug 5, 1885

Anton ChekhovMay 25, 1901

Joyce KilmerJun 9, 1908

Lucy Maud MontgomeryJul 5, 1911

Virginia WoolfAug 10, 1912

ColetteDec 19, 1912

Upton SinclairApr 12, 1913

A.A. MilneJun 4, 1913

Beatrix PotterOct 15, 1913

T. S. EliotJun 26, 1915

Maurice MaeterlinckFeb 15, 1919

Aldous HuxleyJul 10, 1919

F. Scott FitzgeraldApr 3, 1920

Ernest HemingwaySep 3, 1921

Margaret MitchellSep 2, 1922

Dr. SeussNov 29, 1927

Charles LindberghMay 27, 1929

William FaulknerJun 20, 1929

John SteinbeckJan 14, 1930

H. L. MenckenAug 27, 1930

Damon RunyonJul 7, 1932

Muriel SparkSep 3, 1937

John Kenneth GalbraithSep 17, 1937

Jacqueline SusannApr 2, 1939

William GoldingSep 30, 1939

Albert CamusDec 3, 1940

Isaac AsimovJul 26, 1942

Jack KerouacAug 22, 1944

Kurt Vonnegut JrSep 1, 1945

W.E.B. Du BoisFeb 27, 1951

Mickey MantleDec 23, 1951

Arthur C. ClarkeJun 15, 1953

Roald DahlJul 2, 1953

Anne RiceOct 14, 1961

Peter BenchleySep 19, 1964

Ken FollettSep 5, 1968

Jim MorrisonJun 21, 1970

Jonas SalkJun 29, 1970

Stephen KingJan 7, 1971

Pierre TrudeauMar 4, 1971

Aung San Suu KyiJan 1, 1972

Tom StoppardFeb 11, 1972

Martin ScorseseDec 30, 1975

Michael CrichtonDec 31, 1978

John GrishamMay 8, 1981

Robin GibbJul 31, 1985

Arianna HuffingtonApr 12, 1986

Jorge Luis BorgesApr 26, 1986

Douglas AdamsNov 25, 1991

J. K. RowlingOct 16, 1992

Author - Weddings
Date Event
1656-11-12

English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock

1662-02-24

English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

1735-07-09

Author, poet, critic and lexicographer and writer of the first English dictionary Dr. Samuel Johnson (25) marries the widow Elizabeth "Tetty" Porter, 21 years his senior.

1822-10-12

"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" author Victor Hugo (20) weds Adele Fourcher

1825-05-15

Author Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

1836-01-06

Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

1838-11-11

Emma Wedgwood accepts Charles Darwin's marriage proposal (English Naturalist later author of Origin of the Species)

1839-01-29

English Naturalist and author of Origin of the Species Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

1843-12-10

Author and religious leader Mary Baker Eddy (22) weds building contractor George Washington Glover (32) in Tilton, New Hampshire

1847-08-04

Author of Moby Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

1854-06-29

English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Bronte marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

1884-05-01

"Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1885-05-05

Author Gerhart Hauptmann (22) weds Marie Thienemann

1885-08-05

Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins

1885-08-25

"Little House On The Prairie" author Laura Ingalls Wilder (18) weds Almonzo James Wilder (28)

1885-08-29

Pulitzer Prize-winning American author (Age of Innocence) Edith Jones (23), marries Edward "Teddy" Wharton (36)

1901-05-25

Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

1907-09-18

Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

1908-06-09

Poet Joyce Kilmer (21) weds author Aline Murray (19)

1911-07-05

"Anne of Green Gables" author Lucy Maud Montgomery (36) weds Ewen MacDonald in Prince Edward Island, Canada

1912-08-10

British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

1912-12-19

Author Colette (39) weds "Le Matin" newspaper editor Henri de Jouvenel

1913-04-12

Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

1913-06-04

Author A.A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt

1913-10-15

Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

1914-01-14

Danish "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen (28), pen name Isak Dinesen marries her 2nd cousin Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke

1914-12-24

Agatha Miller (later best selling detective author) marries aviator Archibald Christie

1915-06-26

Author T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

1919-02-15

Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

1919-07-10

Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

1920-04-03

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

1921-09-03

American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (22) marries 1st wife Hadley Richardson (29)

1922-09-02

"Gone With The Wind" author Margaret Mitchell (21) weds Red Berrien Upshaw

1923-10-14

"All Quiet on the Western Front" author Erich Maria Remarque (25) weds Ilse Jutta Zambona

1927-04-23

Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

1927-11-29

Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

1929-05-27

Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

1929-06-20

Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

1930-01-14

Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

1930-08-27

Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

1932-07-07

Author Damon Runyon (51) weds Patrice Amati del Grande

1932-07-19

"Rebecca" author Daphne DuMaurier (25) weds commander of the I Airborne Corps Lt. Gen. Frederick Browning (35)

1932-10-04

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

1936-12-28

British best-selling romantic author Barbara Cartland (35) marries 2nd husband Hugh McCorquodale

1937-09-03

Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia

1937-09-17

Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York

1939-04-02

Author Jacqueline Susann (20) weds Irving Mansfield at Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia

1939-09-30

Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding (28) weds analytic chemist Ann Brookfield

1940-11-05

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn

1940-12-03

Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

1941-06-03

Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

1942-07-26

Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

1943-03-29

Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

1944-08-22

Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

1945-09-01

Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox

1946-03-14

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

1946-08-10

Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

1948-10-21

Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld

1950-12-28

Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

1951-02-27

Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

1951-12-23

MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

1952-03-24

Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

1953-06-15

Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

1953-07-02

Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York

1956-03-19

Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)

1961-10-14

Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)

1961-10-14

Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas

1961-10-14

Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis

1964-09-19

Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

1968-08-06

Children's author Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (64) weds Audrey Stone Dimond

1968-09-05

Author Ken Follett (19) weds Mary Emma Ruth Elson

1970-06-21

"The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) weds author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony

1970-06-29

Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

1971-01-07

American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

1971-03-04

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

1972-01-01

Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

1972-02-11

Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

1973-11-30

Science fiction author Issac Asimov marries 2nd wife psychoanalyst and science fiction author Janet Jeppson

1973-11-30

Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) weds author Janet Jeppson (47)

1975-12-30

Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois

1977-09-30

"Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard

1978-12-31

Best-selling author Michael Crichton (36) weds lawyer Kathleen St. Johns

1979-11-24

Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

1980-09-05

Lawyer Kathleen St. Johns divorces best-selling author Michael Crichton (37) after nearly 2 years of marriage

1981-05-08

Author John Grisham (26) weds Renee Jones

1981-10-22

Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

1983-12-15

Author Roald Dahl (36) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

1985-07-31

Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

1985-11-08

Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

1986-04-12

Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)

1986-04-26

Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

1991-11-25

Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson

1992-07-04

US actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone

1992-10-16

Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

1997-10-04

MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York

2001-12-26

"Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland

2002-05-24

Princess Martha Louise of Norway (30) weds author Ari Behn (29) in Trondheim

2006-02-03

"The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

2011-01-02

Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California

2013-09-06

Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

Author - Notable Divorces

Ernest HemingwayNov 4, 1940

Isaac AsimovNov 16, 1973

Author - Divorces
Date Event
1927-03-10

American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

1940-11-04

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

1945-12-21

American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.

1973-11-16

Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author - Notable Deaths

Niccolo MachiavelliJun 21, 1527

James VIMar 27, 1625

Charles PerraultMay 16, 1703

James Fenimore CooperSep 14, 1851

Washington IrvingNov 28, 1859

Louisa May AlcottMar 6, 1888

Harriet Beecher StoweJul 1, 1896

Stephen CraneJun 5, 1900

Oscar WildeNov 30, 1900

Mark TwainApr 21, 1910

Rudyard KiplingJan 18, 1936

Edith WhartonAug 11, 1937

F Scott FitzgeraldDec 21, 1940

Virginia WoolfMar 28, 1941

Lucy Maud MontgomeryApr 24, 1942

Dion FortuneJan 8, 1946

George OrwellJan 21, 1950

George Bernard ShawNov 2, 1950

A.A. MilneJan 31, 1956

Albert CamusJan 4, 1960

Ernest HemingwayJul 2, 1961

William FaulknerJul 6, 1962

Hermann HesseAug 9, 1962

Aldous HuxleyNov 22, 1963

C. S. LewisNov 22, 1963

T.H. WhiteJan 17, 1964

Rachel CarsonApr 14, 1964

Shirley JacksonAug 8, 1965

Helen KellerJun 1, 1968

Upton Beall SinclairNov 25, 1968

John SteinbeckDec 20, 1968

Jacqueline SusannSep 21, 1974

Joy AdamsonJan 3, 1980

Henry MillerJun 7, 1980

Truman CapoteAug 25, 1984

E. B. WhiteOct 1, 1985

Elizabeth SmartMar 4, 1986

Simone de BeauvoirApr 14, 1986

Jorge Luis BorgesJun 14, 1986

Roald DahlNov 23, 1990

Dr. SeussSep 24, 1991

Isaac AsimovApr 6, 1992

William GoldingJun 19, 1993

James HerriotFeb 23, 1995

Mario PuzoJul 2, 1999

Steve AllenOct 30, 2000

Anne Morrow LindberghFeb 7, 2001

Douglas AdamsMay 11, 2001

Stieg LarssonNov 9, 2004

Pierre BertonNov 30, 2004

Peter BenchleyFeb 11, 2006

Muriel SparkApr 13, 2006

Sidney SheldonJan 30, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut JrApr 11, 2007

Sir Arthur C. ClarkeMar 19, 2008

Michael CrichtonNov 4, 2008

Anne McCaffreyNov 21, 2011

Author - Deaths
Date Event
833-07-20

Ansegis/Ansegius, French abbot of Fontenelle/author, dies at about 63

967-11-20

Aboe al-Faradj al-Isfahani, Arabic author (Book of Liederen), dies

1171-11-02

Dionysius bar Salibi, author (Diarbekir), dies

1272-11-19

David of Augsburg, Franciscan minister/author, dies

1321-09-13

Dante Alighieri, author (Divine Comedy), dies

1400-10-25

Geofrey Chaucer, author (Canterbury Tales), dies in London

1471-03-24

Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d'Arthur), dies at 55

1501-01-03

Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59

1527-06-21

Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

1535-07-06

Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57

1542-10-27

Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies

1547-01-11

Pietro Bembo, Italian author, literary theorist, and Catholic cardinal (b. 1470)

1553-04-09

Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua/Pantagruel), dies at 49

1563-02-02

Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54

1573-11-07

Solomon Luria (Maharshal), talmudic author (Yam Shel Shelomo), dies

1587-04-18

John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies

1594-07-16

Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (b. 1558)

1596-12-08

Luis de Carabajal, 1st Jewish author in America, executed in Mexico

1625-03-27

James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

1632-11-27

John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40

1640-01-25

Robert Burton, author (Anatomy of Melancholy), dies

1645-09-08

Francisco Gomez Quevedo y Villegas, Spanish author/poet, dies at 64

1648-03-12

Tirso de Molina, Spanish author, dies at about 63

1649-06-20

Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, author, dies

1654-08-19

Yom Tov Lipmann Heller, rabbi/author (Tosefot Yom Tov), dies

1666-08-24

Francisco M the Melo, Portuguese author (Obras Morales), dies at 57

1667-02-20

David ben Samuel Halevi, rabbi/author (Shulchan Aruch), dies

1667-08-13

Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)

1672-04-22

Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar/author/poet (Hercules), dies at 73

1684-09-05

John Uytenhage van Lacks, lawyer/author, drowned at 48

1688-08-31

John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies

1701-04-04

Joseph Haines, entertainer and author

1703-05-16

Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

1726-05-14

Moshe Darshan, Rabbi/author (Torat Ahsam), dies

1747-11-17

Alain R Lesage, French author (Le diable boiteux), dies at 79

1754-07-04

Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author (b. 1680)

1754-10-08

Henry Fielding, English lawyer/author (Tom Jones), dies at 47

1771-01-11

Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, marquis d'Argens, French author, dies at 66

1777-12-12

Albrecht von Haller, Swiss physician/biologist/author, dies at 69

1781-11-02

Jose F de Isla, Spanish Jesuit/author, dies at 78

1789-09-28

Thomas Day, author, killed by fall from a horse at Wargrave Berkshire

1793-02-06

Carlo Goldoni, Italian author (L'avaro), dies at 85

1793-12-23

Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)

1797-07-09

Edmund Burke, British author/parliament leader (Reflections), dies at 68

1797-09-10

Mary Wollstonecraft, English author (b. 1759)

1802-06-28

Johann J Angel, German author/director, dies at 60

1807-12-03

Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies

1809-09-07

Caroline Schelling, [Michaelis], German author and academic dies at 46

1811-12-08

Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe(b. 1787)

1814-12-13

Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79

1816-07-23

Elizabeth Hamilton, author (Cats: A Celebration), dies at 68

1817-04-02

Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (b. 1740)

1817-07-14

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël, Swiss author (b. 1766)

1818-10-22

Joachim H Campe, German theory/author, dies at 72

1820-04-20

Arthur Young, author (Annals of Agriculture), dies

1821-08-01

Elizabeth Inchbald (Simpson), actress/author (Lady Abbess), dies at 68

1823-02-07

Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58

1827-11-28

Dov Baer Schneersohn, Lubavitch leader/author (Imirei Binah), dies

1831-03-09

Friedrich M Klinger, German (stage)author (Plimplamplasko), dies at 79

1833-03-07

Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German author, dies at 61

1835-06-18

William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)

1836-06-26

Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, author/composer (Marseillaise), dies

1839-05-17

Archibald Alison, Scottish author (b. 1757)

1839-11-06

Hayim Rapoport, Rabbi of Ostrowiec/author (Maxim Chayyim), dies

1841-04-30

Peter Andreas Heiberg, Danish author and philologist (b. 1758)

1841-08-24

Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)

1842-03-23

Stendhal, [Marie-Henri Beyle], French author (Lamiel), dies at 59

1842-08-10

Captain William Hobson, first British Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi dies of a stroke aged 49

1842-10-30

Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784)

1843-01-04

Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess, dies at 80

1843-07-09

Washington Allston, US painter/author, dies at 63

1845-07-12

Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian author (b. 1808)

1847-01-11

Caroline von Wolzogen [von Lengefeld], German author, dies at 83

1848-08-09

Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies

1851-09-14

James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

1855-03-31

Charlotte Bronte, English author (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

1856-01-12

Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language, (b. 1815)

1856-07-15

Margaretha J de Neufville, author (The Kidnap), dies at 81

1857-03-11

Manuel Jose Quintana, Spanish author/poet (A la paz), dies at 84

1858-03-03

Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54

1858-10-10

Karl A Varnhagen von Ense, German author/poet/diplomat, dies at 73

1859-11-28

Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

1859-12-08

Thomas de Quincey, English author (b. 1785)

1860-05-23

Albert Richard Smith, author/lecturer, dies

1862-02-24

Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72

1864-09-17

Walter Savage Landor, author, dies

1866-09-26

Carl Almqvist, Swedish author (Amorina), dies at 72

1868-01-28

Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Witiko), commits suicide at 62

1868-08-25

Costache Negruzzi, Romanian author/poet, dies at about 60

1869-02-04

Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60

1869-11-12

Gheorghe Asachi, author/humanist (1st newspaper in Moldavia), dies

1869-12-06

Jan de Liefde II, Dutch vicar/author (People's Welfare), dies at 54

1870-09-12

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)

1870-09-23

Prosper Mérimée, French author (b. 1803)

1871-04-29

John Gelinde van Blom, Fries notary/author, dies at 75

1872-04-27

Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70

1873-01-18

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, English author (b. 1803)

1873-04-25

Walter de la Mare, Engl poet/author (Behold the Dreamer), dies at 43

1873-10-29

Ernest Feydeau, French author, dies at 52

1874-04-14

Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch author/engineer on Curacao, dies at 86

1875-11-17

Hilario Ascasubi, Argentina author (pampa, gauchos & indians), dies

1876-03-05

Marie d'Agoult, [pen name Daniel Stern], French author and mother of composer Franz Liszt's children, dies at 70

1876-05-07

William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)

1876-06-08

George Sand, French author (Indiana, Consuelo), dies at 71

1877-03-09

Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author (Neth Spectator), dies at 58

1878-04-25

Anna Sewell, English author (b. 1820)

1878-12-19

Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)

1879-02-11

Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67

1879-03-30

Thomas Couture, French painter/author, dies at 63

1879-10-31

Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)

1880-06-05

Jacobus J Cremer, painter/author (Betuwsche Novellen), dies at 52

1881-04-11

Kristian Mandrup Elster, Norwegian author (Torn Trondal), dies at 40

1881-08-02

Marcus Andrews Hislop Clarke, author (His Natural Life) at 35

1883-02-01

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies

1883-05-20

William Chambers, author/publisher, dies

1885-05-13

Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies

1885-11-08

Johannes Kneppelhout, [Klikspaan], Dutch humorist/author, dies at 71

1886-07-16

Ned Buntline, [Edward Zane Carroll Judson], author, dies

1886-07-29

Solomon Gazfried, rabbi/author (Kitzur Shulchan Aruch), dies

1886-08-22

Jose da Silva Mendes Leal, Portuguese author (Indiana), dies at 67

1887-02-10

Ellen Wood, English author (Pomeroy Abbey), dies at 73

1888-01-29

Edward Lear, poet/author, dies at 75

1888-03-06

Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

1888-03-24

Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)

1888-07-04

Theodor Storm, German judge/author (Schimmelreiter), dies at 70

1889-01-17

Juan Montalvo, Ecuadorian author (Siete Tratados), dies at 56

1889-07-11

Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34

1889-08-02

Eduardo Gutiérrez, Argentinian author (b. 1851)

1889-12-31

Ion Creanga, Romanian (fairy tales) author, dies at 52

1890-08-03

Louise Ackermann-Choquet, French author (Journal), dies at 76

1890-09-22

Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author, dies at 79

1891-08-22

Jan Neruda, Czech author (b. 1834)

1891-09-27

Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

1893-01-15

Fanny Kemble, British actress and author (b. 1809)

1893-02-13

Ignacio M Altamirano, Mexican author (El Zarco), dies at 58

1893-07-06

Guy de Maupassant, French author (b. 1850)

1894-02-25

James Morrison Steele Mackaye, US actor/author/director, dies at 51

1895-11-27

French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name

1896-02-22

Thomas Hughes, politican/author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, Brighton

1896-07-01

Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

1896-07-16

William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies

1898-03-01

George Bruce Malleson, English officer in India, author (b. 1825)

1898-05-22

Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48

1898-09-20

Theodor Fontane, German author (Der Stechlin), dies at 78

1899-07-18

Horatio Alger Jr, American clergyman/author (Disagreeeable Woman), dies

1900-06-05

Stephen Crane, author (Red Badge of Courage), dies at 28

1900-11-30

Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

1901-01-14

Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76

1901-07-07

Johanna Spyri, Swiss author children's classic "Heidi"(b. 1827)

1902-08-31

Mathilde Wesendonk, German author/poetess, dies at 73

1903-11-13

Wilhelm von Polenz, German author (Country of Zukunft), dies

1904-09-26

Lafcadio Hearn, author (Soul of the Great Ball), dies at 54

1904-11-18

Justus van Maurik, cigar manufacturer/author/head of Red Guard, dies

1905-03-15

B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norwegian author (Paa St Jorgen), dies at 58

1905-03-24

Jules Verne, sci-fi author (Around the World in 80 Days), dies at 77

1905-09-18

George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie), dies at 80

1906-11-14

Hendrik J Schimmel, author/dramatist, dies

1907-07-19

Hector H Malot, French lawyer/author (Alone in the World), dies at 77

1908-04-11

Henry Bird, English Chess player and author (b. 1829)

1908-07-05

Jonas Lie, Norwegian author (b. 1833)

1908-07-20

Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)

1908-11-08

Victorien Sardou, French opera author (Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77

1909-06-10

Edward Everett Hale, American author (b. 1822)

1910-04-21

Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

1910-06-05

O. Henry, American author (b. 1862)

1910-11-15

Wilhelm Raabe, [Jakob Corvinus], German author, dies at 79

1910-11-20

Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (Anna Karenina), dies at 82 [NS]

1911-01-03

Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)

1911-11-09

Howard Pyle, American author (b. 1853)

1912-04-13

Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author (b. 1886)

1912-04-15

William T. Stead American author and journalist. (b. 1849)

1912-10-24

Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83

1913-01-13

Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44

1914-01-04

Silas Weir Mitchell, US physician/author (Free Quaker), dies at 84

1915-01-15

Fannie Farmer, American culinary figure and author dies aged 57

1915-11-28

Luigi Capuana, Sicilian author/critic (C'era una Volta), dies at 76

1916-07-18

Benjamin C. Truman, American journalist and author

1916-07-22

James Whitcomb Riley, American author and poet (b. 1849)

1916-11-15

Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)

1916-11-22

Jack London, author, dies at 40

1918-09-04

Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51)

1918-11-13

Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28

1918-12-11

Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42

1918-12-22

Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83

1919-05-06

Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62

1919-05-17

Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)

1919-10-22

Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30

1920-05-11

William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83

1920-06-05

Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)

1920-11-08

Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57

1922-08-02

[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, Dutch author/feminist, dies at 82

1922-11-18

Marcel Proust, French author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51

1923-01-23

Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)

1923-06-29

Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73

1923-08-24

Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66

1923-11-19

French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59

1924-03-19

Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71

1924-05-01

August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62

1924-11-22

Herman Heijermans Jr, author (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies

1924-12-06

Gene Stratton-Porter, American author, screenwriter and naturalist (b. 1863)

1925-02-22

Nina David, [Mrs Radcliffe N Salomon], poet/author, dies

1926-04-23

Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies

1926-04-25

Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76

1927-06-14

Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)

1927-11-17

Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1928-05-16

Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies

1928-11-17

Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)

1928-11-21

Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies

1930-09-23

Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62

1930-10-03

Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73

1931-01-11

James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852)

1931-08-27

Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)

1931-10-13

Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868)

1931-12-10

Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69

1932-04-10

Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56

1932-07-06

Kenneth Grahame, English author (b. 1859)

1932-11-16

Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51

1932-11-22

William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)

1933-05-21

John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69

1933-07-08

Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)

1934-06-21

[James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)

1934-08-18

Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61

1935-02-13

Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78

1935-08-31

Abraham Isaac Kook, rabbi/author (Hokhmat Ha-kodesh), dies

1935-10-11

Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)

1936-01-17

Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

1936-01-18

Rudyard Kipling, author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

1936-06-11

Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)

1936-08-15

Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64

1936-08-22

Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99

1936-10-25

Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76

1937-02-05

Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75

1937-03-19

Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58

1937-08-11

Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75

1937-12-29

Don Marquis, American author (b. 1878)

1938-02-16

Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64

1938-04-12

Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65

1938-04-19

Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75

1938-07-21

Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)

1938-08-25

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67

1938-12-25

Karel Čapek, Czech author (b. 1890)

1939-03-27

Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57

1939-04-10

Alfredo Panzini, Ital author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75

1939-05-22

Jiri Mahen, Czech author (b. 1882)

1940-03-01

Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)

1940-05-10

Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56

1940-05-14

Emma Goldman, US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies

1940-11-28

Nicolae Iorga, author/president of Romania, murdered by fascist

1940-12-21

F Scott Fitzgerald, author (Zelda), dies of a heart attack at 44

1941-02-05

Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)

1941-03-28

Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], author (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

1941-04-27

Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)

1941-06-20

Stephanie H (Lapidoth-)Swarth, author (Lonely flowers, dies

1941-11-07

Albin Zollinger, Swiss poet/author (Das Gewitter), dies at 46

1942-02-18

Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)

1942-04-24

Karin Boye, Swedish author (b. 1900)

1942-04-24

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

1942-05-19

[Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69

1943-01-08

Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)

1943-03-13

Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)

1943-08-30

A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58

1943-09-23

Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)

1943-10-07

Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)

1943-11-24

Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38

1943-12-07

John Bouber, [Blom], actor/author (Bluejackets), dies at 22

1944-03-10

David Vogel, Ukrainian author, dies in Auschwitz at 52

1944-05-12

Arthur T Quiller-Couch [Q], British author/critic, dies at 80

1944-05-16

Max Brand, [Frederick Schiller Faust], western author, dies

1944-05-16

George Ade, American author (b. 1866)

1944-11-28

Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist, dies at 43

1945-07-20

Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)

1945-10-08

Felix Salten, Austrian author (b. 1869)

1945-12-23

Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39

1946-01-08

Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

1946-07-27

Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72

1946-08-13

H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79

1946-11-14

Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies

1947-01-04

Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71

1947-11-06

Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66

1947-11-12

Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82

1947-12-15

Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)

1948-02-06

Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38

1948-05-22

Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57

1949-01-22

William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)

1950-01-21

George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

1950-02-13

Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)

1950-02-18

Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56

1950-03-02

M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76

1950-03-19

Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74

1950-11-02

George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), dies at 94

1950-11-26

Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83

1951-01-05

Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51

1951-01-07

René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)

1951-02-13

Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)

1951-05-13

Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65

1951-12-18

Augusta Anderson, Rosa and the Author

1952-02-13

Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)

1952-11-21

Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82

1953-01-09

Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89

1953-03-20

Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60

1953-04-04

Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93

1953-06-30

Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79

1953-07-16

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82

1953-07-20

Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)

1953-11-09

Dylan Thomas, author-poet (Adv in skin trade), dies in NY at 39

1954-05-30

Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67

1954-11-04

Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31

1954-12-20

James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54

1955-11-01

W H van Eemlandt, [Haasse], author (Treasure Hunter of Amstel), dies

1956-01-31

A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

1956-05-13

Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54

1956-07-08

Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75

1956-10-30

Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

1956-11-23

Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61

1957-02-10

Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90

1957-02-18

Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies

1957-03-07

Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)

1957-07-15

Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87

1957-07-19

Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Ital author (Kaputt), dies at 59

1957-07-28

Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)

1957-10-25

Lord Dunsany, [Edward J M D Plunkett], author (Jorkens), dies at 79

1957-11-26

Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies

1957-11-27

Margot SE Scharten-Antink, author (Catherina/Sprotje), dies at 88

1957-12-17

Dorothy Sayers, [Atherton Fleming], author (Whose body), dies at 64

1958-02-03

Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42

1958-04-08

Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)

1958-06-26

Martinus Ballings, Flemish jesuit/author (Vocation), dies at 93

1958-07-22

Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author, dies at 62

1958-10-08

Ran Bosilek, Bulgarian author (b. 1886)

1958-11-16

Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87

1958-12-22

Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75

1959-06-01

Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)

1959-06-17

Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68

1959-07-15

Vance Palmer, Australian author (b. 1885)

1960-01-02

Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79

1960-01-04

Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

1960-01-09

Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)

1960-01-12

Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60

1960-01-28

Zora Neale Hurston, American author (b. 1891)

1960-06-17

Pierre Reverdy, French author/poet (North-South), dies at 70

1960-09-10

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63

1960-09-14

M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)

1960-11-28

Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France

1961-07-02

Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate, dies from suicide at 61

1961-07-12

Mazo de la Roche, Canadian author (b. 1879)

1961-08-14

Clarke Ashton Smith, sci-fi author (Lost Worlds), dies at 68

1961-09-23

Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65

1961-11-01

Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author, dies at 97

1961-11-07

Antonius F "Anton" Coolen, author (Peelwerkers), dies at 64

1962-03-11

Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79

1962-05-12

Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67

1962-07-06

William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

1962-08-01

Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62

1962-08-09

Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

1962-09-07

Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)

1962-11-23

Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62

1963-03-29

Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64

1963-10-11

Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73

1963-11-01

Elsa Maxwell, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

1963-11-22

Aldous Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69

1963-11-22

C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

1963-11-22

William R Titterton, English author (Candle of the Stars), dies at 87

1964-01-06

Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67

1964-01-10

A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46

1964-01-17

T.H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

1964-04-14

Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

1964-09-03

Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)

1964-11-11

H[enry] Beam Piper, US, sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60

1964-11-29

Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher/author (Bartje), dies at 60

1964-12-09

Edith L Sitwell, English poet/author (Wheels), dies at 77

1965-03-13

George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65

1965-03-17

Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62

1965-04-08

Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70

1965-05-03

Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76

1965-05-11

Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57

1965-07-28

Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)

1965-08-08

Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

1965-09-30

E[dward] E[lmer] "Doc" Smith, sci-fi author (Triplanetary), dies at 75

1965-11-16

Alexander King, author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 66

1965-12-16

William Somerset Maugham, English author (Razor's Edge), dies at 91

1966-01-18

Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85

1966-03-10

Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64

1966-04-02

Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66

1966-04-25

Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70

1966-08-06

Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53

1966-08-18

Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75

1966-12-26

Ina Boudier-Baker, Dutch author (Poverty), dies at 88

1967-06-03

Arthur Mitchell Ransome, critic/children's book author, dies

1967-09-29

Carson McCullers, US author (Heart is a Lonely Hunter), dies at 50

1968-02-23

Fannie Hurst, US author (Anatomy of Me), dies at 78

1968-04-16

Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82

1968-05-01

Harold G Nicolson, English author (English sense of humor), dies at 71

1968-06-01

Helen Keller, blind & deaf/author (Let us Have Faith), dies at 87

1968-06-09

Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)

1968-07-14

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76

1968-07-22

Giovanni Guareschi, Italian author: Don Camillo/Peppone, dies at 60

1968-09-02

Ernest Claes, Belgium, author (The White), dies at 82

1968-09-24

Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47

1968-11-04

Paul JM Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author, dies at 78

1968-11-07

Willem A Wagenaar, Dutch journalist/author (3,000 meter), dies

1968-11-25

Upton Beall Sinclair, US author (Jungle), dies at 90

1968-11-26

Arnold Zweig, German antifascist/author (Junge frau 1914), dies at 81

1968-11-28

Enid Mary Blyton, author (Before I Go To Sleep), dies at 70

1968-12-20

John Steinbeck, author (Grapes of Wrath, Nobel Prize 1940, 1962), dies at 66

1969-01-05

Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83

1969-01-11

Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)

1969-03-11

John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65

1969-03-23

Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87

1969-04-05

Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73

1969-04-05

Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84

1969-07-24

Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64

1969-08-27

Erika Mann, German/US author/daughter of Thomas Mann, dies

1969-11-05

Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies

1969-12-26

Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67

1970-03-15

Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72

1970-05-17

Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61

1970-05-27

Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78

1970-05-29

John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68

1970-06-07

E. M. Forster, English author (b. 1879)

1970-11-25

Yukio Mishima, Japanese author/nationalist (Harakiri), dies at 45

1970-11-28

Jan Drda, Czech author (Nema Barikada), dies at 55

1970-12-31

Cyril M Scott, English composer/author (Alchemist), dies at 91

1971-03-19

Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82

1971-03-19

Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79

1971-03-23

Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72

1971-04-13

Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)

1971-11-10

Walter Van Tilburg Clark, US author (Ox-Bow Incident), dies at 62

1972-02-15

Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66

1972-03-11

Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65

1972-04-16

Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72

1972-08-17

Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76

1972-08-26

Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63

1972-09-21

Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76

1972-12-07

Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91

1973-03-06

Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80

1973-03-06

Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67

1973-03-16

M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68

1973-05-14

Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)

1973-07-16

Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91

1973-08-08

Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)

1973-09-30

Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)

1973-11-04

Karl H Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75

1973-12-13

Henry Green, English author (b. 1905)

1974-01-21

Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48

1974-07-29

Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)

1974-08-08

Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67

1974-09-21

Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), dies of cancer at 53

1974-11-07

Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)

1974-12-01

Lajos Zilahy, Hungarian/US author (Angry Angel), dies at 83

1975-01-03

Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77

1975-03-13

Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82

1975-03-13

Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75

1975-06-08

William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78

1975-07-04

Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)

1975-07-29

James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54

1975-11-01

Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italian poet/author/director, murdered at 53

1976-02-01

Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66

1976-05-05

Thomas Burnett Swann, sci-fi author (Day of Minotaur), dies at 47

1976-05-06

Karel M J F Cruysberghs, Flemish author (On the Pulpit), dies at 85

1976-05-09

Jens Bjørneboe, Norwegian author (b. 1920)

1976-08-25

Eyvind Johnson, Swedish author (Nobel-1974), dies at 76

1976-10-11

Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author (b. 1897)

1976-11-23

Andre Malraux, [Berger], author (Conquerors)/min of Culture, dies at 75

1977-01-14

Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)

1977-02-01

Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72

1977-02-27

John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)

1977-08-13

Henry Williamson, English author (Tarka the Otter), dies

1977-08-26

HA Rey, author of popular constellation book, dies at 78

1977-10-11

MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)

1978-01-21

Freda Utley, British scholar and author. (b. 1898)

1978-02-28

Eric Frank Russell, sci-fi author (Hugo, Deep Space), dies at 73

1978-03-18

Faith Baldwin, US author (They Who Love), dies at 84

1978-03-24

Brackett Hamilton Leigh, [Douglass], author (Ginger Star), dies at 62

1978-08-22

Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78

1979-03-26

Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63

1979-04-29

Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)

1979-06-07

Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)

1979-08-26

Mika Waltari, Finnish author (b. 1908)

1979-10-16

Johan Borgen, Norwegian author (b. 1903)

1980-01-03

Joy Adamson, Czech conservationist and author (Born Free), killed by her servant at 69

1980-01-14

Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)

1980-01-16

Anna van Wageningen-Salomons, Dut author (Unspoilt Dream), dies at 94

1980-06-07

Henry Miller, American artist/author, dies at 88

1980-09-17

Katherine A Porter, US author (Ship of Fools, Pulit-66), dies at 90

1980-09-25

Marie Under, Estonian author and poet (b. 1883)

1980-09-25

Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)

1980-10-27

Judy LaMarsh, Canadian politician, author and broadcaster (b. 1924)

1981-01-06

A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84

1981-04-01

D[ennis] F[eltham] Jones, sci-fi author (Colossus), dies at 65

1981-05-25

Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898)

1981-08-18

Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88

1981-09-06

Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)

1981-10-17

Albert Cohen, Swiss author (b. 1895)

1981-10-25

Ariel Durant, US author (Story of Civilization), dies at 83

1981-11-07

Will Durant, US author (story of civilization), dies at 96

1982-03-02

Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53

1982-03-06

Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77

1982-03-23

Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85

1982-04-30

Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)

1982-06-18

John Cheever, Pulitzer prize winning author, dies at 70 in Ossining

1982-08-08

Hermine Heijermans, author (Snikken en Smartlapjes), dies at 80

1982-11-22

Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80

1983-01-30

[Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65

1983-04-15

Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor (b. 1892)

1983-05-11

Zenna [Chlarson] Henderson, author (Anything Box), dies at 65

1983-07-13

Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (b. 1909)

1983-08-15

Benjamin V Cohen, US author of New Deal-legislation, dies at 88

1983-09-09

Reuben Singer, Author! Author!

1983-10-14

Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist

1983-10-20

Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)

1983-12-13

Mary Renault [Challans], British author (Funeral games), dies at 78

1984-06-06

A[rthur] Bertram Chandler, author (Empress of Outer Space), dies at 72

1984-08-08

Ellen Raskin, American author(b.1928)

1984-08-25

Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

1984-10-26

Laurie Langenbach, author, dies at 37

1984-11-01

Norman Krasna, author (Dear Ruth), dies of a heart attack at 74

1984-11-10

Xavier Herbert, Australian author (b. 1901)

1984-11-12

Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)

1984-12-23

Joan Lindsay, Australian author (b. 1896)

1985-01-02

Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76

1985-01-21

James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)

1985-02-19

Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies

1985-08-05

Theodore Sturgeon, sci-fi author (Hugo, It, Caviar), dies at 67

1985-08-30

Taylor Caldwell, English-born author (b. 1900)

1985-09-19

Italo Calvino, sci-fi author (T-Zero, Mr Palomar), dies at 61

1985-10-01

E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86

1985-12-14

Stanley G[rauman] Weinbaum, US, sci-fi author (Red Peri), dies at 85

1986-01-12

Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86

1986-01-16

Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)

1986-01-24

L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74

1986-02-11

Frank [Patrick] Herbert, sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65

1986-03-04

Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

1986-04-05

Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82

1986-04-14

Simone de Beauvoir, French author (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

1986-06-11

Robert E Howard, sci-fi author (Conan the Conqueror), dies at 80

1986-06-14

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

1986-06-21

Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author (b. 1923)

1986-12-19

V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)

1986-12-24

Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75

1987-01-04

Peggy Bacon, author/illustrator (Off With Their Heads), dies at 91

1987-01-05

Margaret Laurence, Canadian author, dies at 60

1987-04-04

C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76

1987-05-19

Alice B[radley] Sheldon, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71

1987-05-19

James Tiptree, Jr, American author (b. 1915)

1987-07-29

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (b. 1894)

1987-09-03

Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukraine architect/author (Soldiers), dies at 76

1987-09-15

Bob Tadema Sporry, author, dies at 75

1987-09-30

Alfred Bester, sci-fi author (Dark Side of Earth), dies at 73

1987-10-18

Theodore Brameld, author (Use of Explosive Ideas), dies at 83

1987-11-24

Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)

1987-12-17

Marguerite Yourcenard, author (Memoirs of Hadrien), dies at 84

1987-12-27

Rewi Alley, NZ author, pro Chinese communist, dies at 90 in Beijing

1987-12-31

[Gordon] Randall [P D] Garrett, author (Lord Darcy), dies at 60

1988-01-27

Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)

1988-02-06

Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies

1988-04-25

Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83

1988-05-05

Michael Shaara, American author (b. 1928)

1988-07-15

Eleanor Estes, author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82

1988-08-24

Max Shulman, author (Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap), dies at 69

1988-09-30

Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86

1988-10-12

Ruth Manning-Sanders, author of children's books (b. 1895)

1989-03-14

Edward Abbey (environmental author), dies after surgery at 62

1989-06-19

Isidore Feinstein Stone, author (I F Stone's Weekly), dies at 81

1989-07-23

Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)

1989-10-09

Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)

1989-10-25

Mary McCarthy, author (Group), dies, at 77

1989-12-19

Dorothea "Stella" Gibbons, English journalist/author, dies at 87

1990-01-04

Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57

1990-01-12

Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70

1990-03-12

Wallace Breem, British author (b. 1926)

1990-06-29

Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74

1990-11-07

Lawrence Durrell, Indian/English author (Alexandria Quartet, Mount Olive), dies at 78

1990-11-08

Anya Seton, US author, dies

1990-11-14

K L Poll, journalist/author, dies

1990-11-23

Renate Rubinstein, author/columnist (Tamar), dies

1990-11-23

Roald Dahl, British short story author (Sweet Mystery of Life), dies at 74

1990-11-30

Horst Bienek, German author, dies

1990-12-24

Thorbjørn Egner, Norwegian author (b. 1922)

1991-01-01

Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81

1991-02-07

John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist

1991-03-14

Margery Sharp, children's author (b. 1905)

1991-05-02

Ronald McKie, Australian author (b. 1909)

1991-05-03

Jersy Kosinski, author (Being There), dies at 57

1991-06-06

Sylvia Porter, economist/author (Money Book), dies at 77

1991-07-10

Gerome Ragal, author (Hair), dies of cancer at 48

1991-09-24

Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

1991-11-08

Patrick Hamilton, author (Gaslight, Rope, Angel Street), dies at 45

1991-11-26

Francois Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies in Phila

1992-02-14

Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61

1992-03-27

Anita Colby, US model/actress/author (Pepsi Coke), dies at 77

1992-04-06

Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi author (I Robot), dies from kidney failure at 72

1992-05-02

Lee Salk, baby doctor/author, dies of cardiac arrest at 65

1992-05-08

Margaretha D Ferguson-Wigerink, author (Fear on Java), dies

1992-06-22

M F K Fisher, cook book author, dies of Parkinson Disease at 83

1992-08-15

Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies

1992-08-29

Mary Norton, children book author (Borrowers), dies at 88

1992-10-07

Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62

1992-10-13

James Marshall, illustrator/author (The Stupids), dies at 50

1992-11-09

William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92

1992-11-17

Audre Lorde, St Croix' feminist author (Black Unicorn), dies

1992-12-25

Monica Dickens, English/US journalist/author, dies at 77

1993-01-11

Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50

1993-01-18

Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)

1993-01-22

Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75

1993-02-13

Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91

1993-02-26

Fletcher Knebel, author (7 Days in May), commits suicide at 81

1993-03-24

John Hersey, Pulitzer prize author (Hiroshima), dies at 78

1993-03-28

Scott Cunningham, Occult author (b. 1956)

1993-04-14

Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85

1993-05-09

Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61

1993-05-09

Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author

1993-06-19

William Golding, author (Lord of the Flies, Nobel 1983), dies at 81

1993-07-10

Masugi Ibuse, Japanese author (Kuroi ame (Black rain)), dies at 95

1993-07-10

Ruth Krauss, author (Carrot Seed), dies at 91

1993-07-13

Edwin "Rick" Bakker, author (Rick's Report/AIDS Diary), dies at 31

1993-08-01

Lea Verschuuren-Smulders, Dut author (Kleutertje Luister), dies at 72

1993-09-08

Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Egyptian philosopher/author/diplomat, dies at 88

1993-09-11

Erich Leinsdorf, Austria/US conductor/author (Cadenza), dies at 81

1993-12-04

Margaret Landon, US author (Anna & the King of Siam), dies at 90

1994-02-14

Christopher Lasch, author (Culture of Narcissism), dies at 61

1994-03-09

Charles Bukowski, author/poet, dies of leukemia at 73

1994-03-10

Robert Shea, author, dies of cancer

1994-03-12

Sandra Paretti, German/Swiss author (Drums of Winter), dies at 59

1994-04-16

Samuel Selvon, author, dies at 70

1994-04-23

Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30

1994-05-03

Richard Scarry, author/illustrator of children's books, dies at 74

1994-05-10

Phyllis Flowerdew, school Reading text author, dies at 81

1994-05-24

John Barrington Wain, author, dies at 69

1994-06-11

Kitty Rosalind Muggeridge, author, dies at 90

1994-06-26

A "Bob" den Doolaard, author (Inn with the horseshoe), dies at 93

1994-07-01

Johanna Ader-Appels, resistance fighter/author, dies

1994-07-11

James Topping, author of CP/M, dies at 52

1994-07-27

Rosa Chacel, Spanish author, dies at 96

1994-08-09

Aartje W "Mien" van It Sant-van Bommel, author, dies at 93

1994-08-14

Elias Canetti, Bulgaria/British author (Nobel 1981), dies at 89

1994-08-16

Earnest Pawel, Polish/US author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74

1994-08-23

Paolo Volponi, Italian communist/author (Machina Mondiale), dies at 70

1994-09-01

Pieter C "Piet" Author, sailor/corrector, dies at 71

1994-09-06

James Clavell, author/director (King Rat, Shogun), dies at 69

1994-09-07

James Clavell, author (Shogun, Tai-Pan), dies at 69

1994-09-09

Keith Davis, voice Tutor/Author, dies at 85

1994-09-17

Henk Figee, author/publisher (Shoes of the Sea), dies at 46

1994-09-24

Otto F Walther, Swiss publisher/author (Der Stumme), dies at 66

1994-09-26

Jessie Kesson, author, dies at 77

1994-09-28

Juliette Lady Huxley Baillot, author, dies at 96

1994-10-30

Nyanaponika, [Siegmund Feniger), German scholar/author, dies at 93

1994-11-02

David Feinberg, AIDS activist/author, dies at 37

1994-11-15

Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)

1994-12-03

Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies

1994-12-05

Ronald Ridout, school textbook author, dies at 78

1994-12-16

Mary Durack, author dies at 81

1994-12-26

Johannes J "Joop" Klant, Neth/South African economist/author, dies

1994-12-27

Hans Berghuis, author/poet (Kleitabletten), dies at 70

1994-12-27

Sadi de Gorter, Dutch author/diplomat (Abscess), dies at 82

1995-01-22

Christopher Francis Palmer, orchestrator/Author, dies at 48

1995-01-27

Jean Tardieu, author, dies at 91

1995-01-28

George Woodcock, author, dies at 82

1995-01-30

Gerald M Durrell, British zoologist/author (Mockery Bird), dies at 70

1995-02-06

Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/author (Notes on notes), dies at 65

1995-02-12

Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author (L'Honneur de la Tribu), dies at 49

1995-02-23

James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Scottish author (All Creatures Great & Small), dies at 78

1995-03-06

Helene Weijel, author (In Two Worlds), dies at 44

1995-03-18

Frederic Ramsey Jr, folklorist/author, dies at 80

1995-03-21

Daan Wildschut, Dutch painter/author, dies at 81

1995-03-23

Irving Shulman, author/screenwriter, dies at 81

1995-03-23

Russell Reading Braddon, author, dies at 74

1995-04-01

Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50

1995-04-02

Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90

1995-04-28

Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67

1995-07-21

Elleston Trevor, author, dies

1995-10-14

Edith Pargeter, author (Brother Cadfael), dies of a stroke at 82

1995-10-22

Kingsley Amis, author, dies of injuries from a fall at 73

1995-11-01

Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author, dies at 53

1995-11-14

Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies of pneumonia at 84

1995-11-16

Jack Finney, author (Body Snatchers), dies at 84

1995-12-03

Robertson Davies (author), dies at 82

1995-12-18

Ross Thomas, author, dies at 69

1996-01-16

Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)

1996-03-19

William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author, dies at 83

1996-04-09

Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81

1996-06-15

Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast, dies at 77

1996-07-23

Jessica Lucy Mitford, author, dies at 78

1996-10-29

James Leo Herlihy, author (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66

1996-11-26

Michael Bentine, Brit author/comedian (Reluctant Jester), dies at 74

1996-12-11

William George Rushton, actor (TW3)/author/cartoonist, dies at 59

1996-12-16

Quentin Bell, artist author/teacher, dies at 86

1996-12-21

Margaret E Rey, author of children's books, dies at 90

1996-12-29

William Thomas Pennar Davies, poet author/theologian, dies at 85

1997-03-05

Samm Sinclair Baker, American diet author (b. 1909)

1997-04-09

Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80

1997-04-13

Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)

1997-06-08

George Turner, Australian author (b. 1916)

1997-06-16

Dal Stivens, Australian author (b. 1911)

1997-08-02

William S Burroughs, author (Naked Lunch), dies at 83

1997-09-06

P. H. Newby, British author and BBC radio director (b. 1918)

1997-10-16

James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90

1998-02-07

Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)

1998-02-08

Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)

1998-02-13

Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58

1998-02-18

Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69

1998-06-10

Hammond Innes, English author (b. 1914)

1998-09-02

Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)

1998-12-14

Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)

1998-12-20

Chester P. Lyons, Canadian naturalist and author (b. 1915)

1999-01-02

Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)

1999-01-25

Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)

1999-02-07

José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)

1999-02-08

Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)

1999-06-20

Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)

1999-07-02

Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

1999-09-09

Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)

1999-11-27

Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)

1999-12-12

Joseph Heller, American author (b. 1923)

2000-01-09

Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)

2000-01-22

Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)

2000-01-26

Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)

2000-01-26

A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)

2000-02-13

James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)

2000-03-26

Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)

2000-05-21

Barbara Cartland, English author (b. 1901)

2000-07-22

Carmen Martín Gaite, Spanish author (b. 1925)

2000-09-02

Curt Siodmak, German-born author (b. 1907)

2000-10-30

Steve Allen, American comedian, author, and composer (b. 1921)

2000-12-11

Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (b. 1915)

2001-01-16

Auberon Waugh, British author and journalist (b. 1939)

2001-02-07

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

2001-03-12

Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)

2001-05-11

Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

2001-06-27

Tove Jansson, Finnish author (b. 1914)

2001-07-03

Mordecai Richler, Canadian author (b. 1931)

2001-07-18

James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)

2001-07-23

Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)

2001-07-24

Georges Dor, Canadian author, composer, singer and playwright (b. 1931)

2001-07-31

Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)

2001-09-11

Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)

2001-11-10

Ken Kesey, American author (b. 1935)

2001-11-25

Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (b. 1941)

2001-11-28

William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)

2001-11-29

John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)

2001-12-15

Christopher Hitchens, author and journaist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman) dies of oesophageal cancer aged 62.

2001-12-16

Stefan Heym, German author (b. 1913)

2002-01-28

Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)

2002-03-04

Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)

2002-03-14

Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)

2002-04-15

Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)

2002-04-27

George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)

2002-07-23

William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)

2002-09-05

David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)

2002-11-02

Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)

2002-12-12

Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)

2002-12-24

Kjell Aukrust, Norwegian author (b. 1920)

2003-01-05

Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)

2003-02-07

Augusto Monterroso, Guatemalan author (b. 1921)

2003-02-13

Axel Jensen, Norwegian author (b. 1932)

2003-02-20

Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)

2003-03-04

Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)

2003-03-06

John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)

2003-03-11

Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)

2003-03-12

Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)

2003-04-16

Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909)

2003-07-16

Carol Shields, Canadian author (b. 1935)

2003-10-03

William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)

2003-11-28

Antonia Forest, British children's author (b. 1915)

2003-12-02

Alan Davidson, British author (b. 1924)

2004-01-04

Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)

2004-01-10

Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)

2004-04-26

Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)

2004-05-24

Milton Shulman, Canadian author and critic (b. 1913)

2004-06-28

Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)

2004-07-08

Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)

2004-09-27

John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)

2004-11-09

Iris Chang, Asian author (b. 1968)

2004-11-09

Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

2004-11-24

Arthur Hailey, British-born author (b. 1920)

2004-11-30

Pierre Berton, Canadian author, dies of heart failure at 84

2005-01-04

Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)

2005-01-04

Humphrey Carpenter, English author (b. 1946)

2005-01-15

Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)

2005-01-15

Walter Ernsting, German author (b. 1920)

2005-01-20

Miriam Louisa Rothschild, British zoologist, entomologist, and author (b. 1908)

2005-02-11

Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)

2005-02-20

Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)

2005-03-30

O. V. Vijayan, Indian author and cartoonist (b. 1930)

2005-04-26

Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917)

2005-06-27

Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)

2005-08-23

Ninjalicious, Canadian author and urban explorer (b. 1973)

2005-09-26

Helen Cresswell, British author

2005-11-13

Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)

2005-11-26

Stan Berenstain, children's author, (d. 2005)

2005-12-04

Errol Brathwaite, New Zealand author (b. 1924)

2005-12-08

Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915)

2005-12-09

Robert Sheckley, American author (b. 1928)

2005-12-14

Trevanian, American author (b. 1931)

2005-12-16

Kenneth Bulmer, English author (b. 1921)

2005-12-30

Rona Jaffe, American author (b. 1932)

2006-02-11

Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

2006-02-24

Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)

2006-02-27

Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)

2006-03-01

Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)

2006-03-16

David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)

2006-03-22

Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)

2006-04-13

Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

2006-05-01

Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)

2006-05-28

Thorleif Schjelderup, Norwegian author and ski jumper (b. 1920)

2006-06-11

Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)

2006-06-14

Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)

2006-06-28

Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)

2006-07-06

Tom Weir, Scottish climber, author and broadcaster (b. 1914)

2006-07-17

Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)

2006-08-09

Philip E. High, science fiction author (b. 1914)

2006-08-16

Alex Buzo, Australian playwright and author (b. 1944)

2006-09-04

Colin Thiele, Australian author and educator (b. 1920)

2006-09-08

Hilda Bernstein, English-born South African author, artist, and activist (b. 1915)

2006-09-11

Joachim Fest, German journalist and author (b. 1926)

2006-09-25

John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

2006-11-01

William Styron, American author (b. 1925)

2006-11-03

Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)

2006-11-27

Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)

2006-12-18

Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistani author, journalist and political activist (b. 1923)

2006-12-21

Ben Kapen, Theatre of the Absurd: Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author

2007-01-11

Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)

2007-01-30

Sidney Sheldon, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1917)

2007-01-31

Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)

2007-02-03

Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)

2007-02-06

Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)

2007-02-11

Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (b. 1927)

2007-04-11

Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

2007-04-14

June Callwood, Canadian journalist, author and social activist (b. 1924)

2007-04-23

Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)

2007-04-23

David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)

2007-05-11

Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)

2007-05-17

Lloyd Alexander, author (b. 1924)

2007-05-30

Jean-Claude Brialy, French actor and author (b. 1933)

2007-07-11

Glenda Adams, Australian author (b. 1939)

2007-08-03

John Gardner, British author (b. 1926)

2007-08-30

Michael Jackson, British beer and whiskey author/expert. (b. 1942)

2007-09-06

Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)

2007-09-11

Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)

2007-09-16

Robert Jordan, author of the Wheel of Time series (b. 1948)

2007-10-01

Ned Sherrin, English broadcaster, author and stage director (b. 1931)

2007-11-04

Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)

2007-11-16

Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author (b. 1946)

2008-01-02

George MacDonald Fraser, British author (b. 1925)

2008-02-09

Christopher Hyatt Occultist, Philosopher and Author.

2008-02-27

William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)

2008-03-04

Gary Gygax, Fantasy author and role-playing games creator. (b. 1938)

2008-03-18

Andrew Britton, Author (b. 1981)

2008-03-19

Sir Arthur C. Clarke, English science fiction author and inventor (b. 1917)

2008-05-22

Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946)

2008-07-04

Thomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (b. 1940)

2008-08-23

John Russell, British-born American art critic and author

2008-09-12

David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

2008-11-04

Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

2008-12-31

Donald E. Westlake, American author (b. 1933)

2009-01-09

T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)

2009-01-16

John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)

2009-03-13

James Purdy, American author, dies at 94

2009-07-03

John A. Keel, American Fortean, television scriptwriter, author of The Mothman Prophecies (b. 1930)

2009-07-19

Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)

2009-07-24

E. Lynn Harris, American Author (b. 1955)

2009-08-21

Rex Shelley, Singaporean author (b. 1930)

2009-11-20

Max Robertson, British sports commentator, radio and television presenter and author (b. 1915)

2009-11-29

Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)

2009-12-15

Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)

2010-04-15

Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)

2010-07-02

Beryl Bainbridge, Author (b. 1932)

2010-11-20

Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)

2010-11-23

James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)

2010-12-24

Elisabeth Beresford, British author and creator of The Wombles (b. 1926)

2011-01-04

Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)

2011-02-05

Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)

2011-05-26

Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)

2011-05-27

Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)

2011-06-04

Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)

2011-06-21

Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)

2011-11-21

Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85

2011-11-25

Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85

2011-12-13

Russell Hoban, American author (creator of the 'Frances' series), dies at 86

2012-01-07

Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77

2012-01-12

Reginald Hill, British crime author, dies of brain cancer at 75

2012-02-10

Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53

2012-02-24

Jan Berenstain, American author dies from a stroke at 88

2012-03-02

Lawrence Anthony, South African conservationist and author, dies from heart attack at 61

2012-05-08

Maurice Sendak, American author/illustrator, dies at 83

2012-05-15

Carlos Fuentes, Mexican author, dies from a haemorrhage at 83

2012-06-05

Ray Bradbury, American author, dies at 91

2012-06-26

Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71

2012-07-31

Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86

2012-08-13

Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90

2012-08-15

Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87

2012-08-22

Nina Bawden, English author, dies at 87

2012-10-25

Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104

2012-12-04

Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80

2012-12-09

Sir Patrick Moore, English amateur astronomer and author, dies from an infection at 89

2013-01-10

Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88

2013-03-25

Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85

2013-05-16

Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88

2013-05-26

Jack Vance, American science fiction author, dies at 96

2013-06-06

Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85

2013-06-09

Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59

2013-06-23

Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87

2013-07-19

Mel Smith, English comedian and author, dies from a heart attack at 60

2013-08-20

Elmore Leonard, American author, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

2013-09-02

Frederik Pohl, American science fiction author, dies at 93

2013-10-01

US Author Tom Clancy 'The Hunt for Red October' dies aged 66

2013-10-12

Oscar Hijuelos, American author, dies from a heart attack at 62

2014-02-16

Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, dies at 67

2016-02-19

Umberto Eco, Author of 'The Name of the Rose,' Dead at 84

2016-02-19

Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Author, Dies at 89

2016-02-29

Angus, Thongs And Full-Frontal Snogging author Louise Rennison dies aged 64

2016-03-01

Angus, Thongs author, Louise Rennison, dies aged 63

2016-03-05

Prince Of Tides Author Pat Conroy Dies Aged 70

2016-03-15

Hotel Du Lac Author Anita Brookner Dies Aged 87

2016-03-21

Author Barry Hines, whose book inspired the film Kes, dies aged 76

2016-03-28

Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall, dies aged 78

2016-03-29

Marxist blogger and author Max Edwards dies of cancer aged 16

2016-04-11

Howard Marks, former drug smuggler, and author of bestselling autobiography 'Mr Nice', dies aged 70

2016-04-26

Warsaw Ghetto author Martin Gray dies aged 93 in Belgium

2016-06-21

Author and former Mail deputy editor Nicholas Gordon dies aged 68

2016-06-25

Michael Herr, author of Dispatches, dies aged 76

2016-06-30

Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock, dies aged 87

2016-07-02

The Concubine Author, Elechi Amadi Dies Aged 82

2016-07-12

Destiny author Sally Beauman dies aged 71

2016-07-13

Destiny author Sally Beauman dies aged 71

2016-07-16

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

2016-08-04

Publisher, author and political agitator Mel Hurtig dies at 84

2016-12-30

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down, dies aged 96

2017-01-03

John Berger, author of 'Ways of Seeing', dies aged 90

2017-01-04

John Berger, art critic and Ways of Seeing author, dies aged 90

2017-01-15

'The Exorcist' Author And Filmmaker William Blatty Dies Aged 89

2017-03-22

British author Colin Dexter, creator of Inspector Morse, dies aged 86

2017-03-31

Anarchist Cookbook author William Powell dies aged 66

2017-04-25

Robert Pirsig: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author dies aged 88

2017-05-02

Best-Selling Author Jean Stein Jumps to Her Death in New York

2017-05-27

Tree of Smoke author Denis Johnson dies aged 67

2017-06-06

Poet and author Helen Dunmore dies aged 64

2017-09-08

Kate Millett, feminist activist, artist and author of Sexual Politics, dies aged 82

2017-09-14

Acclaimed author JP Donleavy dies aged 91

2017-11-09

Antonio Carluccio, celebrity chef and author, dies aged 80


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