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Novelist - Notable Historical Events

Agatha ChristieDec 3, 1926

Hermann HesseDec 10, 1946

Boris PasternakOct 23, 1958

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynFeb 13, 1974

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Novelist - Historical Events
Date Event
1926-12-03

Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

1946-12-10

German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

1958-10-23

Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1974-02-13

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

1974-09-19

The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

1980-03-06

French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)

1989-02-14

Ayatollah Khomeini orders Moslems to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

2007-06-12

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

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Novelist - Notable Birthdays

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraSep 29, 1547

Daniel DefoeSep 13, 1660

Jane AustenDec 16, 1775

James Fenimore CooperSep 15, 1789

Charles DickensFeb 7, 1812

Emily Jane BronteJul 30, 1818

DostoyevskyNov 11, 1821

Joseph ConradDec 3, 1857

Edith WhartonJan 24, 1862

Stephen CraneNov 1, 1871

Paul Laurence DunbarJun 27, 1872

ColetteJan 28, 1873

Thomas MannJun 6, 1875

Hermann HesseJul 2, 1877

James JoyceFeb 2, 1882

Boris PasternakFeb 10, 1890

Thomas WolfeOct 3, 1900

Graham GreeneOct 2, 1904

R.K. NarayanOct 10, 1906

William GoldingSep 19, 1911

Kenneth PatchenDec 13, 1911

James HerriotOct 3, 1916

Sidney SheldonFeb 11, 1917

Anthony BurgessFeb 25, 1917

Muriel SparkFeb 1, 1918

Mario PuzoOct 15, 1920

Norman MailerJan 31, 1923

Gabriel García MárquezMar 6, 1927

NaipaulAug 17, 1932

Roch CarrierMay 13, 1937

Peter BenchleyMay 8, 1940

Michael CrichtonOct 23, 1942

Alice WalkerFeb 9, 1944

Danielle SteelAug 14, 1947

Mo YanFeb 17, 1955

Novelist - Birthdays
Date Event
1547-09-29

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

1634-03-16

Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist

1640-12-14

(baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)

1660-09-13

Daniel Defoe, London, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe)

1689-08-19

Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)

1697-04-01

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

1707-02-15

Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist

1707-04-22

Henry Fielding, England, novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)

1713-11-24

Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1715-07-04

Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)

1730-11-10

Oliver Goldsmith, Ireland, novelist/dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer) (d. 1774)

1746-02-16

Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic

1763-10-24

Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)

1764-07-09

Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)

1767-01-01

Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)

1768-09-04

Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)

1771-08-15

Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)

1775-07-09

Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)

1775-12-16

Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

1779-05-02

John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)

1782-09-25

Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)

1785-03-07

Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)

1789-09-15

James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)

1791-10-01

Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)

1794-02-20

William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)

1796-12-17

Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865)

1799-05-20

Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)

1802-01-06

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

1803-05-17

Robert Smith Surtees, novelist

1804-01-20

Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)

1804-07-01

George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)

1807-08-08

Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)

1809-03-31

Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)

1810-09-29

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, London, novelist

1810-11-07

Fritz Reuter, German novelist

1811-07-18

William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)

1812-02-07

Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)

1812-06-18

Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)

1814-04-19

Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)

1814-06-08

Charles Reade, England, novelist (Cloister & Hearth)

1815-03-28

Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)

1815-04-24

Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)

1815-08-01

Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast

1816-04-21

Charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)

1818-01-14

Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)

1818-04-04

Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)

1818-07-30

Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848)

1818-10-28

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]

1818-11-09

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]

1819-02-19

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

1819-12-26

E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)

1820-01-17

Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)

1821-10-30

Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]

1821-11-11

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

1821-12-12

Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)

1824-01-08

William Wilkie Collins, English novelist (Woman in White)

1824-07-27

Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)

1826-01-06

Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

1828-02-12

George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)

1828-04-04

Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)

1830-12-17

Jules de Goncourt, France, novelist (Germinie)

1830-12-22

Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)

1833-02-06

José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)

1837-03-01

William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)

1838-06-27

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)

1840-04-02

Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)

1840-06-02

Thomas Hardy, England, poet/novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd)

1841-06-06

Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d.1910)

1843-05-10

Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)

1843-06-09

Bertha von Suttner, Austria, novelist/pacifist (Nobel 1905)

1845-11-25

José Maria de Eça de Queiroz, Portuguese novelist (d. 1900)

1849-01-22

August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)

1850-03-24

Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)

1850-06-27

Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)

1851-02-08

Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, novelist

1851-04-25

Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)

1852-02-24

George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)

1852-09-02

Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)

1853-12-26

René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)

1857-12-03

Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

1857-12-22

George [Robert] Gissing, England, novelist

1858-05-08

John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)

1859-07-06

Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)

1860-05-09

James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie, Scotland, novelist (Margaret Ogilvy, Peter Pan). Dies 1937.

1860-09-24

Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist

1861-12-19

Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)

1862-01-24

Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)

1862-02-17

Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)

1862-05-15

Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)

1862-11-04

Eden Phillpotts, England, novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

1863-02-09

Anthony Hope [Hopkins], London, novelist

1863-02-17

Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)

1864-10-17

Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)

1865-07-16

George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist

1866-09-07

Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)

1867-05-27

Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)

1867-07-24

Frederic Benson, novelist

1868-05-06

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)

1869-07-14

Owen Wister, US, novelist (Virginian)

1869-07-29

Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)

1869-08-23

Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)

1870-01-03

Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)

1870-07-08

Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)

1870-10-22

Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)

1870-12-10

Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)

1871-03-27

Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas

1871-07-10

Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)

1871-08-27

Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)

1871-11-01

Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)

1872-01-31

Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)

1872-06-27

Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)

1872-12-21

Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)

1873-01-01

Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)

1873-01-20

Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

1873-01-28

Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)

1873-02-11

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

1873-03-10

Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)

1873-04-22

Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)

1873-05-17

Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist

1873-05-17

Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)

1873-12-17

Ford Madox Ford, England, novelist/editor (Inheritors)

1874-01-25

[William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)

1874-03-22

Ellen Glasgow, novelist

1874-08-26

Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)

1875-04-01

Edgar Wallace, England, novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)

1875-04-15

Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

1875-06-06

Thomas Mann, Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)

1876-04-17

Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)

1876-09-15

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)

1877-07-02

Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)

1877-08-27

Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist

1879-01-01

Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)

1879-02-17

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)

1879-02-23

Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist

1879-04-14

James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)

1880-02-20

Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)

1880-10-12

Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)

1880-11-01

Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)

1880-11-06

Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)

1880-11-06

Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)

1881-03-23

Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)

1881-08-29

Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)

1881-12-08

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)

1882-02-02

James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

1882-05-20

Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)

1883-02-20

Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)

1884-02-01

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)

1884-03-13

Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)

1884-06-05

Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist

1884-08-12

Frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)

1884-10-25

Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)

1885-02-07

Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)

1885-02-24

Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)

1885-07-21

Frances Parkinson Keyes, novelist (Dinner at Antoine)

1885-07-26

Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer

1885-08-26

Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)

1885-08-31

DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)

1885-10-11

Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)

1886-01-17

Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)

1886-10-03

Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)

1886-11-01

Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)

1887-10-06

MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)

1888-02-20

Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)

1888-02-21

Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)

1888-04-26

Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)

1888-07-17

Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)

1888-09-28

Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)

1889-01-30

Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)

1889-02-10

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

1889-02-19

Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)

1889-09-25

George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist

1889-10-18

Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)

1889-10-27

Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)

1889-11-26

Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)

1890-02-10

Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

1890-05-15

Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)

1891-04-13

Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)

1891-05-15

Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)

1892-03-09

David Garnett, England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)

1892-03-09

Vita Sackville-West, England, novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener

1892-07-01

James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)

1892-08-11

Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)

1892-09-28

Elmer Rice, NYC, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene)

1892-10-09

Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

1893-01-03

Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)

1893-02-20

Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)

1893-02-28

Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)

1893-06-13

Dorothy Leigh Sayers, England, novelist (9 Taylors)

1893-10-01

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

1894-01-02

Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)

1894-03-17

Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)

1894-05-27

Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)

1895-08-16

Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)

1896-01-14

John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)

1896-04-11

Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)

1896-04-21

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

1896-04-23

Margaret Kennedy, novelist

1896-05-03

Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)

1896-08-31

Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)

1897-01-28

Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986

1897-02-01

Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)

1897-04-17

Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)

1897-07-26

Paul Gallico, NY, novelist

1897-08-10

Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)

1898-06-03

Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist

1898-06-22

Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)

1898-07-08

Alec Waugh, London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn

1899-01-17

Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)

1899-02-19

Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)

1899-03-08

Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)

1899-04-23

Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)

1899-05-19

Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/playwright

1899-06-07

Elizabeth Bowen, Dublin, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters)

1899-06-11

Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)

1899-08-03

Sally Benson, novelist

1899-08-24

Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)

1899-08-27

Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)

1900-05-01

Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)

1900-06-05

Barbara Gooden, novelist

1900-07-29

Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist (Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974)

1900-08-07

Taylor Caldwell, novelist

1900-09-07

"Janet" Taylor Caldwell, England, novelist (Melissa)

1900-09-09

James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)

1900-10-03

Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1900-11-22

Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)

1901-01-13

A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)

1901-11-03

Andre Malraux, [Berger], Paris, France, novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine)

1901-12-19

Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist

1902-07-17

Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)

1902-08-16

Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)

1902-09-20

Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)

1902-11-01

Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat)

1902-11-29

Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)

1903-02-19

Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)

1903-08-01

Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist

1903-08-19

James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)

1903-10-17

Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

1903-11-07

Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist

1904-02-04

MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)

1904-05-06

Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)

1904-07-14

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Poland, Yiddish novelist (Enemies-Nobel 1978)

1904-10-02

[Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)

1904-11-25

Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)

1905-01-31

John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)

1905-02-28

Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian

1905-03-01

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

1905-04-22

Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)

1905-05-16

H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)

1905-07-25

Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)

1905-10-15

Charles P Snow, England, novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)

1905-12-21

Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)

1906-04-27

Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)

1906-04-28

Pierre [Louis] Boileau, Paris France, novelist (Vertigo)

1906-05-29

Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)

1906-06-27

Catherine Cookson, England, novelist (Bannaman Legacy)

1906-10-10

R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)

1906-12-08

Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)

1906-12-15

Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)

1907-09-23

Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)

1908-01-23

Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist

1908-02-11

Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist

1908-07-07

Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)

1908-08-16

William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)

1908-08-31

William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)

1908-09-19

Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)

1908-10-10

Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)

1909-02-18

Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)

1909-03-07

Leo Malet, French crime novelist

1909-03-22

Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)

1909-03-28

Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)

1909-04-13

Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)

1909-06-19

Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)

1909-07-01

Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist

1909-07-08

Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)

1909-07-28

Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)

1909-10-07

Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)

1910-02-04

Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)

1910-02-22

Nicholas Monsarrat, Liverpool England, novelist

1910-12-19

Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)

1910-12-19

Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist

1911-07-27

Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)

1911-09-19

William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)

1911-12-13

Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)

1911-12-20

Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)

1911-12-31

Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)

1912-01-16

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

1912-02-11

Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)

1912-03-12

Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)

1912-04-29

Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic

1912-05-28

Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)

1912-06-21

Mary McCarthy, US, novelist (Group)

1912-07-20

George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)

1912-09-30

Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist

1913-02-27

Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)

1913-07-27

Eva Jones, poet/novelist

1914-02-05

William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)

1914-03-27

Budd Schulberg, NYC, novelist (On the Waterfront)

1914-04-04

Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)

1914-04-26

Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)

1915-05-27

Herman Wouk, NYC, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)

1915-07-07

Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)

1915-10-24

Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)

1915-12-13

Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)

1916-01-14

John Oliver Killens, novelist

1916-03-24

Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)

1916-04-26

Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)

1916-07-24

John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)

1916-09-05

Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991)

1916-10-03

James Herriot [Alfred Wight], Sunderland, County Durham, veterinarian/novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), (d. 1995)

1916-11-08

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

1917-02-11

Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

1917-02-19

Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)

1917-02-25

Anthony Burgess, essayist/novelist (Clockwork Orange)

1917-04-11

David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)

1917-05-22

Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist

1917-09-27

Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)

1917-10-17

Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)

1918-01-26

Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)

1918-02-01

Muriel Spark, Edinburgh Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)

1919-01-01

J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, NYC, novelist (Catcher in the Rye)

1919-03-14

Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)

1919-04-15

Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)

1919-07-15

Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)

1919-07-19

Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright

1919-08-01

Stanley Middleton, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, British novelist (Holiday, Three Wise Men)

1919-10-22

Doris Lessing, Kermanshah Iran, novelist (Golden Notebook), (d. 2013)

1919-11-11

Kalle Päätalo, Finnish novelist (d. 2000)

1919-12-19

Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)

1920-03-01

Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)

1920-03-11

D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)

1920-03-15

Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)

1920-04-05

Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)

1920-05-08

Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal

1920-06-28

A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright

1920-10-15

Mario Puzo, NYC, novelist (Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), (d. 1999)

1921-01-05

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)

1921-06-11

Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)

1921-08-03

Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)

1921-08-25

Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)

1921-11-06

James Jones, Robinson Ill, novelist (From Here to Eternity)

1922-04-13

John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)

1922-04-16

Kingsley Amis, London, novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier)

1922-04-28

Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)

1922-08-18

Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)

1922-12-22

Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter

1923-01-31

Norman Mailer, Long Branch NJ, NYC mayoral candidate/novelist (Naked & the Dead), (d. 2007)

1923-03-08

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

1923-03-26

Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)

1923-04-23

James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)

1923-05-01

Joseph Heller, Brooklyn New York, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award)

1923-07-10

Jean Kerr, Scranton Pa, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)

1923-12-20

Nadine Gordimer, Springs South Africa, novelist

1924-02-06

Jin yong, Chinese novelist

1924-07-20

Thomas Berger, US, novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man)

1924-07-30

William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)

1924-08-03

Leon Uris, Baltimore, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry)

1924-08-28

Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)

1924-09-22

Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist

1924-12-03

Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature

1925-01-09

Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist

1925-01-14

Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)

1925-02-20

Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)

1925-03-14

John Barrington Wain, England, novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)

1925-03-25

Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)

1925-06-10

Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)

1925-06-11

William Styron, Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)

1925-10-26

Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)

1926-01-20

Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)

1926-03-31

John Fowles, England, novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)

1926-04-23

James P Donleavy, Brooklyn, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters)

1926-05-21

Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)

1926-09-03

Alison Lurie, US, novelist (War Between the Tates)

1927-03-06

Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1927-05-25

Robert Ludlum, NYC, spy novelist (Bourne Identity)

1927-06-02

W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)

1927-12-24

Mary Higgins Clark, suspense novelist

1928-01-01

Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (French Connection)

1928-07-16

Anita Brookner, English novelist

1928-08-26

Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist

1929-01-27

Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)

1929-02-17

Chaim Potok, NYC, novelist (Promise)

1929-03-18

Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)

1929-04-02

Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)

1929-06-12

Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner

1929-07-27

Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist

1929-10-24

Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)

1930-05-10

June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)

1930-05-27

John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)

1930-08-10

Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)

1930-10-26

John Arden, England, novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)

1930-12-15

Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)

1931-02-18

Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)

1931-03-16

Don Richard Carpenter, novelist

1931-10-13

Janice Elliott, novelist

1931-10-19

John le Carré, English novelist

1932-03-18

John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)

1932-06-05

Christy Brown, Dublin, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days)

1932-06-12

Rona Jaffe, novelist (Mazes & Monsters)

1932-08-17

V.S. Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist (Middle Passage)

1932-08-20

Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist

1933-01-02

Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist

1933-01-09

Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist

1933-03-19

Philip Roth, Newark, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint)

1933-06-14

Jerzy Kosinski, novelist (Painted Bird, Being There)

1933-08-14

Bryce Courtenay, Johannesburg, South Africa, Australian novelist (The Power of One), (d. 2012)

1934-04-28

Lois Duncan, American novelist

1934-12-05

Joan Didion, US novelist/journalist (Salvador)

1935-01-30

Richard Brautigan, Tacoma Washington, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America)

1935-01-31

Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)

1935-05-11

Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)

1935-06-02

Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2

1935-06-21

Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], Cajarc France, novelist (Bonjour Trieste)

1936-08-24

A. S. Byatt, English novelist

1937-02-16

Paul Bailey, novelist

1937-04-04

Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)

1937-05-08

Thomas Pynchon, novelist (V)

1937-05-13

Roch Carrier, Sainte-Justine Quebec, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater)

1937-12-17

John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)

1938-05-26

Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist

1938-06-16

Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)

1938-07-16

Anita Brookner, art historian/novelist

1938-10-28

Anne Perry, English-born novelist

1939-03-14

Bertrand Blier, Paris France, novelist/director (Going Places)

1940-01-04

Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate

1940-05-04

Robin Cook, American novelist

1940-05-07

Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)

1940-05-08

Peter Benchley, NYC, novelist (Jaws, The Deep), (d. 2006)

1940-05-28

Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)

1941-01-18

Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist

1941-05-19

Nora Ephron, NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Michael, Heartburn), (d. 2012)

1941-06-24

Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist

1941-06-26

Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist

1941-08-12

Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright

1942-08-24

Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist

1942-10-23

Michael Crichton, Chicago, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), (d. 2008)

1943-08-02

Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration)

1943-08-23

Nelson DeMille, American novelist

1943-11-04

Marlene Jobert, novelist (Adventures of John Difool)

1944-01-03

Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke

1944-02-09

Alice Walker, US, novelist (Color Purple, Meridian)

1944-02-23

Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist

1944-02-23

John Sandford, American novelist

1944-09-25

Eugenia Zukerman, Cambridge Ms, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence)

1944-12-09

Ki Longfellow, American novelist

1945-01-06

Allen Appel, American novelist

1945-02-25

Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)

1945-03-18

Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress

1945-07-30

Patrick Modiano, French novelist

1945-12-08

John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist

1946-04-17

Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)

1946-05-17

F. Paul Wilson, American novelist

1946-10-18

James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter

1947-06-19

Salman Rushdie, Pak, novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses)

1947-08-02

Rose Tremain, novelist/playwright

1947-08-14

Danielle Steel, New York, American novelist (Wanderlust, The House)

1948-02-04

Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)

1948-02-29

Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist

1948-10-08

Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor

1949-01-12

Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist

1949-02-26

Elizabeth George, American novelist

1949-07-29

Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)

1949-08-25

Martin Amis, English novelist

1949-09-26

Jane Smiley, American novelist

1949-09-26

Minette Walters, English novelist

1950-02-23

Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)

1950-04-20

Steve Erickson, American novelist

1950-10-10

Nora Roberts, American novelist

1950-11-16

John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist

1951-03-04

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)

1951-11-02

Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic

1951-11-25

Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter

1951-12-20

Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter

1952-02-19

Amy Tan, American novelist

1952-03-12

Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist

1952-10-18

Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist

1952-10-21

Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist

1953-04-20

Sebastian Faulks, British novelist

1953-09-16

Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist

1953-11-18

Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1954-05-26

Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist

1954-11-11

Mary Gaitskill, American novelist

1955-02-03

Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist

1955-02-17

Mo Yan, Chinese novelist

1955-03-27

Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist

1955-04-08

Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist

1955-04-09

Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist

1955-07-27

Cat Bauer, American novelist

1955-08-02

Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian

1955-10-20

David Profumo, English novelist

1955-11-10

James Chapman, American novelist

1955-12-10

Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist

1956-05-20

William Michaelian, American novelist and poet

1957-01-07

Nicholson Baker, American novelist

1957-06-25

Miisa Linden, The Novelist

1958-01-27

James Grippando, American novelist

1958-02-15

Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist

1958-02-26

Michel Houellebecq, French novelist

1958-07-14

Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.

1958-10-06

Joseph Finder, American novelist

1960-04-28

Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist

1960-05-07

Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist

1961-08-13

Tom Perrotta, American novelist

1961-10-16

Marc Levy, French novelist

1961-11-01

Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist

1962-09-07

Jennifer Egan, American novelist

1962-09-08

Christopher Klim, American novelist

1963-01-03

Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist

1963-09-06

Alice Sebold, American novelist

1963-12-02

Ann Patchett, American novelist

1965-01-31

Maija Paunio, The Novelist

1966-01-11

Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist

1966-03-27

Nina Jääskeläinen, The Novelist

1966-10-31

Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist

1966-11-30

David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter

1968-02-29

Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist

1968-03-23

Mitch Cullin, American novelist

1968-05-30

Kelley Armstrong, Novelist

1969-11-22

Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist

1970-08-12

Anthony Swofford, American novelist

1970-08-13

Will Clarke, American novelist

1970-11-22

Stel Pavlou, British novelist

1971-04-30

John Boyne, Irish novelist

1971-06-02

Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist

1974-02-07

Emma McLaughlin, American novelist

1974-08-17

Nicola Kraus, American novelist

1974-08-23

Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor

1975-10-27

Zadie Smith, British novelist

1977-03-28

Lauren Weisberger, American novelist

1979-05-21

James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist

1979-06-28

Florian Zeller, French novelist and playwright

1982-11-22

Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist

1983-11-17

Christopher Paolini, American novelist

Novelist - Notable Weddings

Charles DickensApr 2, 1836

Alexandre DumasFeb 1, 1840

Herman MelvilleAug 4, 1847

Fyodor DostoyevskyFeb 15, 1867

Bram StokerDec 4, 1878

Robert Louis StevensonMay 19, 1880

Edith WhartonApr 29, 1885

Hermann HesseAug 2, 1904

Thomas MannFeb 11, 1905

D. H. LawrenceJul 13, 1914

F. Scott FitzgeraldApr 3, 1920

Kenneth PatchenJun 28, 1934

George OrwellJun 9, 1936

Anthony BurgessJan 22, 1942

J. D. SalingerFeb 17, 1955

C. S. LewisApr 23, 1956

Chinua AchebeSep 10, 1961

Doris RobertsNov 10, 1963

Michael CrichtonJan 1, 1965

Danielle SteelSep 25, 1965

Alice WalkerMar 17, 1967

Norman MailerNov 11, 1980

Sidney SheldonOct 14, 1989

Novelist - Weddings
Date Event
1836-04-02

English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

1836-08-20

English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)

1840-02-01

Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

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

1867-02-15

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

1878-12-04

Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

1880-05-19

Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

1885-04-29

Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

1904-08-02

Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli

1905-02-11

Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

1914-07-13

British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

1918-04-12

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

1920-04-03

Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

1920-04-03

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

1924-01-11

Novelist Hermann Hesse (36) weds singer Ruth Wenger

1934-06-28

Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

1936-06-09

Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

1942-01-22

Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

1955-02-17

Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas

1956-04-23

Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

1958-03-27

Latin American and magic realism leading novelist and short story writer "One Hundred years of Solitude" Gabriel Garc

1961-09-10

Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

1963-11-10

Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

1965-01-01

Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

1965-09-25

Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

1967-03-17

Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

1975-09-13

Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

1978-04-15

Novelist Danielle Steel (30) weds William George Toth

1980-11-11

Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

1981-06-14

Novelist Danielle Steel (33) weds John Traina

1989-10-14

Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

1996-11-30

Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey

1997-08-28

British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West

1998-03-27

Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)

1999-06-26

Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

Novelist - Notable Divorces

Danielle SteelApr 14, 1978

Novelist - Divorces
Date Event
1929-07-03

American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

1978-04-14

Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Novelist - Notable Deaths

Daniel DefoeApr 24, 1731

Jane AustenJul 18, 1817

Emily Jane BronteDec 19, 1848

Mary ShelleyFeb 1, 1851

Fyodor DostoyevskyFeb 9, 1881

Robert Louis StevensonDec 3, 1894

Jose Protacio RizalDec 30, 1896

James JoyceJan 13, 1941

ColetteAug 3, 1954

Sylvia PlathFeb 11, 1963

Anthony BurgessNov 25, 1993

R.K. NarayanMay 13, 2001

Norman MailerNov 10, 2007

J. D. SalingerJan 27, 2010

Chinua AchebeMar 21, 2013

Gabriel García MárquezApr 17, 2014

Novelist - Deaths
Date Event
1638-01-27

Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist

1655-07-28

Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris

1688-08-31

John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies

1731-04-24

Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

1771-09-17

Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50

1789-01-23

John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)

1793-12-23

Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)

1804-01-04

Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies

1806-10-28

Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)

1817-07-18

Jane Austen, English novelist, dies at 41

1818-05-14

Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)

1837-01-29

Aleksandr Pushkin, poet/novelist (Golden Cockeral), killed in a duel

1839-08-03

Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)

1839-09-17

Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies

1840-01-06

Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)

1841-07-27

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies

1848-07-04

Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies

1848-12-19

Emily Jane Bronte, English novelist, dies at 30

1849-05-28

Anne Bronte, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies

1850-05-24

Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74

1851-02-01

Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

1857-08-03

Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)

1865-11-12

Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)

1869-01-30

William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)

1869-02-04

Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60

1875-10-10

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)

1879-02-11

Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67

1880-05-08

Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)

1880-12-22

George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], Victorian novelist (Adam Bede), dies on 61st birthday

1881-02-09

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

1881-04-19

Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl (Beaconsfield)/novelist, dies

1882-01-06

Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)

1883-10-22

Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)

1890-07-16

Gottfried Keller, novelist/poet, dies

1892-02-05

Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)

1894-12-03

Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

1896-07-16

Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74

1896-07-16

William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies

1896-12-30

Jose Protacio Rizal, Filippino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

1900-01-20

Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74

1901-05-13

Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)

1901-06-09

Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies

1903-12-28

George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46

1906-03-01

José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)

1910-05-18

Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)

1911-01-24

David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)

1911-04-25

Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)

1911-09-11

Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)

1912-04-24

Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81

1913-01-13

Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44

1915-01-03

James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30

1916-12-09

Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)

1917-11-03

Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)

1920-01-04

Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)

1921-05-13

Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)

1923-11-05

Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)

1924-01-02

Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)

1928-01-11

Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87

1931-03-27

Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies aged 63

1932-07-07

Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)

1932-07-20

René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)

1932-09-05

Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)

1933-01-21

George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)

1933-09-24

Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)

1935-12-25

Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)

1937-01-14

Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)

1937-08-14

Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48

1939-09-07

Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)

1940-02-29

Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies

1940-03-04

Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)

1940-11-22

Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67

1941-01-13

James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

1941-03-13

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)

1941-11-06

Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)

1944-05-16

George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78

1945-12-28

Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74

1946-05-19

Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)

1947-03-12

"Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)

1947-11-17

Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1947-12-07

Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)

1948-03-06

Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)

1952-02-09

Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies

1952-03-01

Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)

1954-04-25

Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies

1954-08-03

Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

1958-08-22

Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies

1960-05-10

Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)

1960-07-16

John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66

1962-07-27

Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies

1962-09-07

Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)

1963-02-11

Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

1964-01-17

Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

1965-03-28

Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)

1966-10-30

Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)

1967-05-08

Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74

1967-05-17

Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies

1967-10-14

Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)

1968-08-12

Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)

1969-08-27

Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies

1969-10-02

Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85

1970-02-17

Schmuel J Agnon, novelist (Nobel 1966), dies

1970-03-15

Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72

1970-07-22

George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)

1972-08-14

Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86

1973-02-22

Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73

1976-03-19

Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)

1976-08-09

Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65

1977-03-15

Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)

1978-07-02

Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)

1979-07-23

Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)

1979-08-08

Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)

1980-01-11

Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)

1980-02-09

Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)

1981-05-23

Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)

1981-10-07

Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)

1984-03-04

Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)

1984-11-06

Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)

1985-04-01

Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)

1986-01-11

Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)

1986-01-27

L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74

1986-02-28

Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)

1986-04-15

Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75

1986-08-16

Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)

1986-10-28

John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)

1987-02-02

Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)

1987-04-11

Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83

1987-12-17

Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)

1988-12-25

Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)

1990-05-10

Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73

1990-06-26

Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)

1990-11-24

Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)

1991-01-22

Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)

1991-06-24

Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)

1991-10-12

Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)

1991-12-19

Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81

1992-02-16

Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51

1992-04-13

Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84

1992-06-17

Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63

1992-10-24

Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48

1992-12-12

Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)

1993-10-20

James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66

1993-11-25

Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

1994-03-13

Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59

1994-06-16

Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82

1994-07-07

Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96

1994-08-08

Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94

1995-02-19

Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72

1995-03-08

Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist, dies at 91

1995-06-14

Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74

1995-07-24

Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64

1995-07-25

Janice Elliott, novelist, dies at 63

1995-08-07

Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66

1995-10-13

Henry Roth, novelist (Call it Sleep), dies at 89

1995-12-02

[William] Robertson Davies, novelist essayist/dramatist, dies

1996-01-11

Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87

1996-02-12

Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)

1996-03-03

Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86

1996-04-17

Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82

1996-10-19

Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84

1996-10-21

Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71

1997-01-19

James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84

1997-08-25

Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78

1997-10-14

Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81

1997-11-05

James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)

1997-12-30

Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)

1998-04-27

Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)

1998-06-11

Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)

1998-08-13

Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)

1998-10-22

Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)

1999-01-11

Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)

1999-10-02

Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)

1999-11-18

Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)

2000-01-02

Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)

2000-03-28

Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)

2001-05-13

R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

2001-05-17

Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)

2001-08-23

Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)

2001-12-28

William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)

2002-07-23

Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)

2002-12-30

Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)

2003-07-14

Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)

2003-09-15

Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)

2004-02-28

Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist

2004-11-08

Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)

2005-01-07

Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)

2005-01-19

K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)

2005-02-21

Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)

2005-02-21

Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)

2005-04-20

Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)

2005-06-12

Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)

2005-07-06

Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)

2005-08-09

Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)

2005-11-07

Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)

2005-11-08

David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)

2006-04-30

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist

2007-01-01

A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)

2007-04-03

Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)

2007-04-11

Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)

2007-08-28

Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)

2007-10-10

Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)

2007-10-24

Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)

2007-11-10

Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

2007-11-12

Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)

2009-01-27

John Updike, American Novelist (b. 1932)

2009-02-18

Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)

2009-04-11

Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)

2009-04-19

J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)

2009-05-17

Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet (b. 1920)

2009-08-05

Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)

2009-08-22

Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)

2009-11-03

Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)

2010-01-21

Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)

2010-01-27

J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)

2010-02-14

Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)

2010-03-12

Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)

2010-07-09

Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)

2010-08-14

Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)

2010-10-05

Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)

2010-10-12

Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)

2012-02-24

Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92

2012-03-28

John Arden, English novelist/playwright, dies at 81

2012-06-05

Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81

2012-07-30

Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72

2012-11-22

Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79

2013-02-10

W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85

2013-03-21

Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

2013-04-03

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85

2013-11-17

Doris Lessing, Iranian-British novelist and Nobel laureate, dies at 94

2014-01-02

Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90

2014-04-17

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

2016-05-20

Novelist and euthanasia advocate Gillian Mears dies aged 51

2016-07-03

Poet and award-winning Falstaff novelist Robert Nye dies aged 77

2016-09-18

Field of Dreams novelist WP Kinsella dies, aged 81.

2016-10-05

Gloria Naylor, award-winning novelist, dies aged 66

2017-04-26

Philosophical novelist Robert Pirsig dies aged 88


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