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Writer - Notable Historical Events

Walter RaleighNov 17, 1603

VoltaireMar 9, 1765

Andre GideNov 5, 1936

HitlerMay 6, 1938

Seth MacFarlaneMay 4, 2008

Mo YanOct 11, 2012

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Writer - Historical Events
Date Event
1603-11-17

English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

1618-10-29

English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.

1765-03-09

After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.

1868-06-23

Christopher Latham Sholes patents "Type-writer"

1897-07-25

Writer Jack London sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush where he will write his first successful stories.

1909-02-02

Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris

1914-01-16

Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia

1923-12-14

Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings)

1936-11-05

French writer Andre Gide criticizes Soviet regime

1936-11-24

Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize

1938-05-06

Dutch writer Maurits Dekker sentenced to 50 days for "offending a friendly head of state" (Hitler)

1966-05-23

The Beatles release "Paperback Writer"

1966-06-10

Beatles "Paperback Writer" is released in UK

1966-06-25

Beatles' "Paperback Writer" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

1974-02-13

Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

1986-10-21

US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

1988-10-14

Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize

1989-01-16

Police arrest writer Vaclav Havel in Prague

1993-01-24

Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

2008-05-04

Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

2012-10-11

Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

2016-06-26

Conservative Writer George Will Drops Out of GOP Over Trump

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Writer - Notable Birthdays

Niccolo MachiavelliMay 3, 1469

Blaise PascalJun 19, 1623

bossuetSep 27, 1627

VoltaireNov 21, 1694

Giacomo CasanovaApr 2, 1725

Marquis de SadeJun 2, 1740

Washington IrvingApr 3, 1783

Frederick Law OlmstedApr 26, 1822

Ambrose BierceJun 24, 1842

John DeweyOct 20, 1859

H. G. WellsSep 21, 1866

Du BoisFeb 23, 1868

Andre GideNov 22, 1869

Upton Beall SinclairSep 20, 1878

Damon RunyonOct 4, 1880

David Herbert LawrenceSep 11, 1885

Katherine MansfieldOct 14, 1888

Erle Stanley GardnerJul 17, 1889

Walter LippmannSep 23, 1889

Agatha ChristieSep 15, 1890

TolkienJan 3, 1892

Dorothy ParkerAug 22, 1893

E. B. WhiteJul 11, 1899

Jorge Luis BorgesAug 24, 1899

George OrwellJun 25, 1903

Rachel CarsonMay 25, 1907

Marshall McLuhanJul 21, 1911

Shirley JacksonDec 14, 1916

Cicely SaundersJun 22, 1918

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynDec 11, 1918

Isaac AsimovJan 2, 1920

Toshiro MifuneApr 1, 1920

Betty FriedanFeb 4, 1921

Alex HaleyAug 11, 1921

Jack KerouacMar 12, 1922

José SaramagoNov 16, 1922

Gabriel García MárquezMar 6, 1927

Imre KertészNov 9, 1929

William SafireDec 17, 1929

R. L. StineOct 8, 1943

Larry DavidJul 2, 1947

Bill JamesOct 5, 1949

Kathryn BigelowNov 27, 1951

James CameronAug 16, 1954

John GrishamFeb 8, 1955

Paul GrossApr 30, 1959

Craig FergusonMay 17, 1962

J. K. RowlingJul 31, 1965

Tina FeyMay 18, 1970

Seth RogenApr 15, 1982

Writer - Birthdays
Date Event
3-02-19

Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)

866-09-19

Leo VI Sophos, Byzantine Emperor (886-912)/writer (Problematica)

1304-02-24

Muhammad ibn Battutah, Arab travel writer (Travels in Asia & Africa)

1392-12-09

Peter, Prince/Regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa benfeitoria)

1406-01-13

Matteo Palmieri, Italian writer (Della vita civile)

1436-11-26

Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (d. 1463)

1458-09-11

Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia)

1469-05-03

Niccolo Machiavelli, Florence, Italy, politician/writer (Prince), d. 1527)

1475-12-24

Thomas Murner, German writer (d.c. 1537)

1501-02-24

Sixt(us) Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Suzanna)

1503-03-22

Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)

1515-03-28

Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint

1530-11-01

Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (d. 1563)

1533-02-14

Christianus Adrichomius, Dutch priest/writer (Vita Jesu Christi)

1534-02-05

Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)

1537-07-20

Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (d. 1604)

1538-04-26

Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)

1538-12-10

Giovanni Battista Guarini, Italian writer (Faithfull Shepherd)

1541-01-26

Florent Chrestien, French writer (d. 1596)

1549-03-11

Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)

1549-11-05

Philippe de Mornay (or Philippe Du-Plessis-Mornay), French writer (d. 1623)

1556-03-07

Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)

1565-09-28

Alessandro Tassoni, Modena Italy, political writer (Rape of Bucket)

1567-08-21

Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint

1568-02-11

Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (d. 1625)

1572-04-04

William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)

1574-07-01

Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (d. 1656)

1574-08-07

Robert Dudley, styled Earl of Warwick, English writer (d. 1649)

1575-08-15

Bartol Kašić, Croatian writer and linguist (d. 1650)

1576-10-07

John Marston, English writer (d. 1634)

1576-10-30

Enrico C Davila, Padua Italy, writer (Storia delguerre civili Francia)

1577-02-08

Robert Burton, writer, Anglican clergyman (Anatomy of Melancholy)

1579-08-01

Luís Vélez de Guevara, Écija, Spanish writer

1580-09-14

Francisco de Quevedo, Spanish writer (d. 1645)

1581-03-16

Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, Dutch historian and writer (d. 1647)

1585-02-12

Caspar Bartholin, Malmö, physician, theologian, writer on anatomy

1586-08-17

Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg)

1588-06-11

George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)

1589-01-08

Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatisch writer (Dubravka)

1591-02-25

Friedrich von Spee, German writer (d. 1635)

1592-03-28

Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Moravia, Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer

1593-08-09

Izaak Walton, England, biographer/fisherman/writer (Compleat Angler)

1594-03-25

Maria Tesselschade Roemers Visscher, Dutch writer

1594-11-17

Johan van Beverwijck, Dutch physician/writer (Treasure of Health)

1595-12-04

Jean Chapelain, French writer (d. 1674)

1596-08-18

Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)

1599-10-31

Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)

1600-01-17

Calderon, writer

1601-01-08

Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Spanish writer (d. 1658)

1601-08-22

Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667)

1604-08-04

François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (d. 1676)

1605-10-16

Charles C Dassoucy, French writer/singer

1605-10-19

Thomas Browne, British writer (Garden of Cyrus)

1606-05-23

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (d. 1682)

1607-11-15

Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1701)

1609-10-05

Paul Fleming, writer

1609-12-24

Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (d. 1683)

1613-09-15

François de La Rochefoucauld, French writer (d. 1680)

1616-10-02

A Gryphius, writer

1616-10-11

Andreas Gryphius, German writer (d. 1664)

1618-04-13

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (d. 1693)

1619-11-07

Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (d. 1692)

1619-12-28

Antoine Furetière, French writer (d. 1688)

1620-11-10

Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)

1621-11-20

Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)

1623-06-19

Blaise Pascal, mathematician/physicist/religious writer (Pascal)

1624-08-22

Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)

1624-10-30

Paul Pellisson, French writer (d. 1693)

1626-03-12

John Aubrey, English antiquary and writer (d. 1697)

1627-09-27

Jacques-Benigne bossuet, French bishop and writer (Louis XIV court preacher), (d. 1704)

1632-06-10

Esprit Fléchier, French writer and bishop (d. 1710)

1638-02-14

Sybilla Schwarz, writer

1639-02-06

Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (d. 1691)

1639-12-21

Jean Racin, writer

1640-06-05

Pu Songling, Chinese writer (d. 1715)

1644-10-02

François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (d. 1724)

1645-08-16

Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (d. 1696)

1647-08-12

Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (d. 1719)

1647-11-08

Pierre Bayle, French/Neth theologist/philosopher/writer

1648-01-01

Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)

1651-08-06

Francois Fenelon, France, writer (Playing for Time)

1652-01-07

Pavao Vitezovic, Croatia, writer/historian

1654-01-22

Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)

1655-02-07

Jean-Francois Regnard, French comedy writer (Slave in Algeria)

1657-02-11

Bernard Fontenelle, France, scientist/writer (Plurality of Worlds)

1657-03-24

Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (d. 1725)

1657-11-26

William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)

1658-02-18

Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (d. 1743)

1660-03-28

Arnold Houbraken, Dutch schilder/writer

1664-01-20

Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (d. 1718)

1666-04-17

Francois Valentijn, Dutch vicar/writer

1667-04-29

John Arbuthnot, Scottish writer (Alexander Pope)

1670-02-10

William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)

1672-01-18

Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (d. 1731)

1672-03-12

Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)

1674-01-15

Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (d. 1762)

1674-03-30

Jethro Tull, agricultural writer (Basildon), baptised

1674-07-17

Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)

1675-01-16

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (d. 1755)

1677-08-09

Jacob Campo Weyerman, South Neth's adventurer/painter/writer

1679-03-18

Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)

1681-06-26

Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (d. 1708)

1684-02-21

Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator)

1685-06-30

John Gay, British writer (d. 1732)

1685-12-17

Thomas Tickell, English writer (d. 1740)

1686-08-19

Eustace Budgell, English writer (d. 1737)

1688-02-04

Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)

1689-01-18

Charles de Montesquieu, France, philosopher/writer (Letters Persanes)

1689-07-09

Alexis Piron, French writer (d. 1773)

1692-02-14

Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (d. 1754)

1692-02-25

Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (d. 1775)

1694-09-22

Lord Chesterfield, letter writer; introduced Gregorian calendar (1752)

1694-11-21

Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)

1694-12-22

Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (d. 1768)

1695-04-08

Johann C Gunther, writer

1696-10-13

John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)

1700-09-30

Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (d. 1773)

1703-03-24

Jose F de Isla, [Francisco de Salazar], Spanish Jesuit/writer

1703-11-26

Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer (d. 1758)

1704-01-01

Soame Jenyns, English writer (d. 1787)

1704-02-12

Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (d. 1772)

1704-06-24

Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, French writer (d. 1771)

1706-03-04

Lauritz de Thurah, Danish architect and architectural writer (d. 1759)

1706-12-17

Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire)

1707-09-07

George-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, writer on natural history

1709-09-18

Samuel Johnson, Lichfield Staffordshire, England, lexicographer/writer (Boswell's Tour Guide)

1710-10-24

Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)

1710-11-08

Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)

1710-12-02

Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (d. 1783)

1712-03-22

Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)

1713-04-12

Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (d. 1796)

1714-02-26

James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)

1715-05-04

Richard Graves, English writer (d. 1804)

1715-08-06

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (d. 1747)

1715-11-05

John Brown, English writer (d. 1766)

1716-01-20

Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)

1716-12-16

Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (d. 1798)

1717-02-19

David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), (d. 2013)

1717-09-24

Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)

1717-12-16

Elizabeth Carter, English writer (d. 1806)

1718-05-23

William Hunter, obstetrician/medal writer

1718-07-18

Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (d. 1808)

1718-09-08

Francois-Thomas the Baculard d'Arnaud, sentimental writer

1719-10-17

Jacques Cazotte, French writer (d. 1792)

1720-01-13

Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808)

1720-03-13

Charles Bonnet, Swiss naturalist and writer (d. 1793)

1720-12-15

J F Beck, writer

1721-03-19

Tobias Smollett, Scottish writer, baptized

1722-02-19

Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (d. 1774)

1722-09-22

John Home, Scottish writer (d. 1808)

1722-12-01

A L Karschin, writer

1723-07-11

Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (d. 1799)

1723-12-26

Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (d. 1807)

1724-01-24

Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)

1724-10-31

Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)

1725-04-02

Giacomo Casanova, Venice, Italian writer, adventurer and famous lover

1726-12-01

Eggert Olafsson, Icelandic writer

1728-02-29

Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

1728-03-22

Anton Raphael Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter

1730-01-03

Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician

1730-02-21

Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter

1730-08-27

Hamann, writer

1731-02-25

Simon Stijl, Frisian physician/writer

1731-09-09

Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexican writer (d. 1787)

1731-12-06

S von Laroche, writer

1732-01-06

Matija A Reljkovic, Croatia, writer (Satir iliti divji covic)

1732-11-09

Julie de Lespinasse, French aristocrat, hostess and writer (d. 1776)

1733-07-22

Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)

1737-01-19

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Fr writer (Paul et Virgin)

1737-09-21

Francis Hopkinson, US, writer/lawyer (helped design Stars & Stripes)

1740-06-02

Marquis de Sade, Paris, French philosopher and writer (Justine). The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

1740-10-20

Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)

1741-12-10

Agatha "Aagje" Deken, Dutch writer (For the Elderly & Children)

1742-07-01

Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer (types of Lichtenberg)

1743-06-20

Anna L Barbauld, writer of hymns

1744-05-31

Richard Edgeworth, writer, Bath

1746-03-05

Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain

1746-09-04

Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised

1747-01-15

John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)

1749-03-09

Honore Mirabeau, French writer and politician (d. 1791)

1749-08-31

Radistschew, writer

1750-09-18

Tomas de Iriarte, Spanish writer (Fabulas Literarias)

1751-01-12

Jacob M R Lenz, writer (Das Leidende Weib)

1753-02-07

Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle/Thirsa)

1753-04-01

Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)

1754-11-26

Georg Forster, writer

1756-03-03

William Godwin, philosopher/political writer (Caleb Williams)

1758-08-09

Bruno Dalberg/Anonymus Belga, [Petrus the Wacker van Zon], writer

1758-09-01

Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch Staatscourant

1759-04-27

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)

1759-05-06

Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician

1759-05-26

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, writer/mother of Mary Shelley

1760-05-10

J P Hebel, writer

1760-10-01

William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek)

1761-05-13

Adrian Loosjes Pzn, publisher/writer (Mauritius Lijnslager)

1761-07-25

Charlotte von Kalb, German writer

1762-01-23

Christian A Vulpius, Germany, writer (Rinaldo Rinaldini)

1762-10-30

André Chénier, French writer (d. 1794)

1763-01-29

J G Seume, writer

1763-03-21

Jean Paul, writer

1764-02-15

Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Danske V'rker)

1766-07-09

J Schopenhauer, writer

1766-12-01

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)

1767-08-25

Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)

1767-10-23

H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer

1768-11-30

Jędrzej Śniadecki, Polish writer, physician, chemist and biologist (d. 1838)

1769-02-04

Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer

1769-08-30

Bonifacio Asioli, composer/music writer

1770-03-20

Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)

1770-03-28

Sophie Mereau, writer

1771-09-17

Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (d. 1816)

1772-01-04

Paul-Louis Courier, (de Mere), French writer/interpreter

1772-03-10

Friedrich von Schlegel, Germany, romantic writer/critic (Lucinde)

1772-05-02

Novalis, writer

1773-04-09

Étienne Aignan, French writer (d. 1824

1773-05-31

Ludwig Tieck, writer

1773-07-13

Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies about Art)

1774-10-18

Adolfs Muller, writer

1774-11-24

Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)

1775-01-30

Walter Savage Landor, Warwick, critic/writer (Imaginary Conversation)

1775-08-26

William Joseph Behr, German writer (d. 1851)

1776-01-24

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)

1778-11-25

Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (d. 1856)

1780-04-29

Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)

1780-08-19

Baranger, writer

1781-01-30

A v Chamisso, writer

1781-03-13

Karl F Schinkel, German architect/painter/writer (Schloss Tegel)

1782-03-04

Johann Wyss, Swiss folklorist/writer (Swiss Family Robinson)

1782-06-19

Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer (L'avenir)

1782-10-11

Steen Steensen Blicher, Denmk, poet/short-story writer (E Binddstouw)

1782-11-13

Esaias Tegnér, Swedish writer (d. 1846)

1783-01-23

Stendhal, [Marie Henri Beyle], France, writer (Le Rouge et de Noir)

1783-04-03

Washington Irving, New York City New York, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

1783-09-08

Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (d. 1872)

1784-10-19

Leigh Hunt, British writer (Lord Byron)

1785-04-04

Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King)

1785-05-18

John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)

1785-07-14

Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)

1785-08-15

Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)

1786-05-06

Ludwig Borne, writer

1786-09-18

Justinus AC Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer

1786-10-30

Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer (d. 1871)

1787-04-26

Ludwig Uhland, writer

1787-12-16

Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)

1787-12-28

Hermanus J Abbring, Dutch writer/engineer on Curacao

1788-03-01

Gheorghe Asachi, Romania, writer/humanist/politician

1790-05-12

[Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer

1790-10-21

Alphonse-Marie Louis de Lamartine, Macon France, writer (René)

1790-10-30

Rinse Posthumus, Frisian writer

1791-04-24

Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)

1791-09-20

Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)

1792-06-19

Gustav Schwab, writer

1793-03-03

Ch Sealsfield, writer

1793-03-11

Jan F Willems, Flemish writer/philologist

1793-07-20

Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Pan Jowiolski)

1794-05-17

Anna Brownell Jameson, Dublin, writer

1795-02-08

Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer

1795-09-06

Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)

1796-04-24

K L Immermann, writer

1796-06-22

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]

1796-07-03

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]

1796-10-04

John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)

1796-10-24

August v Platen, writer

1797-01-10

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (d. 1848)

1797-03-27

Alfred V Comte de Vigny, French musketeer/writer (Moise, Chatterton)

1797-10-04

J Gotthelf, writer

1798-01-14

Isaac da Costa, Dutch writer/lawyer

1798-04-02

H v Fallersleben, writer

1798-06-21

Wolfgang Menzel, German writer (d. 1873)

1799-05-26

Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)

1799-06-06

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)

1801-04-11

Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin)

1801-12-11

Grabbe, writer

1802-01-06

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

1802-09-13

Arnold Ruge, German philosopher and writer (d. 1880)

1802-11-29

Wilhelm Hauff, writer

1803-01-15

Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)

1803-04-07

Flora Tristan, writer

1803-08-13

Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)

1803-11-14

Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)

1804-05-05

Jacob Kats, Flemish writer (Earthly Paradise)

1804-12-23

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, French critic/writer (Informal Talk)

1805-02-04

William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)

1805-03-16

Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (d. 1861)

1805-07-29

Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)

1805-09-02

Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (d. 1851)

1805-09-06

Horatio Greenough, US, neo-classical sculptor/writer (Form & Function)

1806-01-20

Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)

1806-07-20

John Sterling, writer (Representative Victorian)

1807-06-30

Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer)

1807-07-22

Karolina Pawlowa, writer

1808-05-22

G de Nerval, writer

1808-06-27

Everhardus J Potgieter, Dutch writer/publisher (The Guide)

1808-11-02

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (d. 1889)

1809-01-01

John Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet (Silver Fleet)

1809-03-31

Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

1809-07-08

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja)

1809-09-21

Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator

1810-03-27

A Glabbrenner, writer

1810-04-06

Philip Gosse, intentor of institutional aquarium, writer (Omphalos)

1810-05-29

Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentina politician/writer

1810-06-17

F Freiligrath, writer

1810-12-11

Alfred de Musset, Paris, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine)

1811-01-09

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)

1811-08-30

Thomas Gautier, writer

1811-08-31

Theophile Gautier, Tarbas France, writer/poet (Albertus)

1812-01-15

Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer

1812-04-06

Aaron Bernstein, writer

1812-04-06

Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)

1812-05-23

Henri A Esquiros, French poet/writer (Les Vierges Folles)

1812-06-18

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

1813-02-11

Otto Ludwig, German writer and critic (d. 1865)

1813-03-18

Friedrich Hebbel, writer

1813-03-20

Matthias Keller, Ulm Germany, hymm writer (O Farther un High)

1814-01-10

Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)

1814-08-28

Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)

1814-09-08

Charles-Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (d. 1874)

1814-09-13

Nicolas Beets, [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura=

1814-10-03

Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)

1815-08-02

Adolf Friedrich von Schack, German writer (d. 1894)

1815-08-29

Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)

1815-10-17

Emanuel Geibel, writer

1816-07-13

Gustav Freytag, writer

1817-01-31

Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer (Groiler Encyclopaedia)

1817-04-18

George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)

1817-05-31

Georg Herwegh, writer

1817-08-24

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)

1817-09-05

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]

1818-02-12

Otto Ludwig, German writer (Die Heiterethei)

1818-09-13

Olivier Gloux, [Aimard], Fren world explorer/writer (Grande Flibuste)

1818-10-22

Leconte de Lisle, writer

1819-02-08

John Ruskin, writer/critic/artist/Gothic Revivalist (Prerafaelite)

1819-02-19

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

1819-07-19

Gottfried Keller, writer

1819-09-06

Nicolae Filimon, Romania, writer/critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi)

1819-12-30

Theodor Fontane, German writer (Effi Briest)

1820-02-02

Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)

1820-03-02

Multatuli, writer

1820-03-02

Eduard Douwes Dekker, [Multatuli], Dutch writer (Max Havelaar)

1821-02-11

Hermann Allmers, writer

1821-03-23

Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)

1821-04-23

Pierre Dupont, song writer

1821-07-03

F Kornberger, writer

1821-09-27

Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Grains de Mil)

1821-12-10

Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)

1822-02-08

Maxime Du Camp, France, writer/traveler (Les Buveurs de Cendres)

1822-04-26

Frederick Law Olmsted, Hartford, Connecticut, writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park)

1822-05-20

Emile Erckmann, [E-Chatrian], French writer (Waterloo)

1822-05-26

E de Goncourt, writer

1822-10-15

Alfred Meissner, Austrian physician/writer

1823-03-14

Théodore de Banville, French writer (d. 1891)

1823-06-30

Hendrik Jan Schimmel, Dutch writer/dramatist (2 Tudors)

1823-08-11

Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)

1825-01-11

Bayard Taylor, U.S. poet and writer (d. 1878

1825-01-21

Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)

1825-10-11

C F Meyer, writer

1826-01-06

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

1826-02-16

Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Gaudeamus)

1826-04-20

Dina M Craik, writer

1826-08-06

Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (d. 1915)

1826-12-18

Charles-A Chatrian, [Erckmann-C], French writer (L'ami Fritz)

1827-09-05

Goffredo Mameli, Italian poet and writer (d. 1849)

1827-10-21

Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer

1827-11-17

Petko Slavejkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 1895)

1828-02-14

Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (d. 1885)

1828-05-08

Jean Henri Dunant, Switz, writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA, Nobel 1901)

1828-09-09

Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]

1828-10-08

Francisque Sarcey, French writer/critic

1828-12-23

Mathilde Wesendonk, German writer/poet (Tagebuchblatter)

1829-02-13

Gerard Keller, writer (Netherlands Spectator)

1829-05-01

Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice

1829-07-05

Ignacio Mariscal, Writer and Mexican diplomat (d. 1910)

1829-07-08

Pierre A Vicomte de Ponson du Terrail, French serial writer

1830-01-02

Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer

1830-03-15

Paul von Heyse, Germany, writer (Nobel 1910)

1830-03-26

Eliza Laurillard, Dutch vicar/poet/writer

1830-05-20

Hector H Malot, French writer (Without Family)

1830-09-13

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (d. 1916)

1831-01-26

Mary Mapes Dodge, NYC, writer (Hans Brinker & the Silver Skates)

1831-02-16

Nikolai Leskow, writer

1831-03-23

Eduard Schlagintweit, German writer (d. 1866)

1831-03-29

Amelia Barr, writer

1831-06-26

Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Kriegs-Songs of War & Peace)

1831-07-09

Johan P van der Kellen, Dutch stamp cutter/lithographer/writer

1831-12-22

Mark Rutherford, writer

1832-06-10

Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)

1832-10-12

Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin)

1832-10-16

Vicente Riva Palacio, Mexico, writer/diplomat

1832-11-09

Émile Gaboriau, French writer (d. 1873)

1833-02-07

Ricardo Palma, Peru, writer/poet (Tradiciones Peruanas)

1833-03-26

Betsy Perk, [Christina E], Dutch journalist/writer/feminist

1833-09-30

Ferdinand von Saar, writer

1834-02-09

Felix Dahn, writer

1834-03-06

George du Maurier British illustrator and writer (d. 1896)

1834-09-09

Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant)

1834-09-17

Edouard Pailleron, French attorney/stage writer

1834-10-10

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finland, writer/poet (Nummisuutarit)

1835-02-14

Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer (Snikken en grimlachjes)

1835-07-27

Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1907)

1835-10-31

Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (d. 1923)

1836-01-02

Mendele Moykher Sforim, Jewish writer (d. 1917)

1836-01-27

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (masochism)

1836-05-17

Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (d. 1923)

1836-08-14

Walter Besant, writer/philanthropist (Rebel Queen)

1836-12-15

Edmond Picard, French/Belgian lawyer/writer (La forge Roussel)

1837-01-05

A Ch Swinburne, writer [or Apr 5]

1837-02-24

Rosalía de Castro, Santiago de Compostela Galician writer and poet ('Séculos Escuros') (d.1885)

1837-04-03

John Burroughs, writer/nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake)

1837-05-31

Ernest Daudet, French writer (White Terror)

1837-10-29

Harriet Powers, US, slave/writer (Creation of Animals)

1838-02-16

Henry Adams, Boston Mass, historian, writer (Education of Henry Adams)

1838-06-04

Servaas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flemish writer (Lute & Flute)

1838-06-17

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya/Chatterjee, Bengali writer and poet (Vande Mataram)

1838-10-06

Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (d. 1910)

1838-11-07

Auguste Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, French writer (d. 1889)

1839-03-09

Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)

1839-05-08

Francis W Warre-Cornish, English vice-provost of Eton/writer

1839-06-21

Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner)

1839-06-21

Machado de Assis, writer

1839-08-04

Walter Pater, London England, writer (Plato & Platoism)

1839-09-02

Henry George, land reformer/writer (Progress & Poverty)

1839-09-25

[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman, writer/feminist

1840-03-05

Constance Fenimore Woolson, NH, writer (Jupiter Lights)

1840-04-19

Andrea Bezzola, writer

1840-05-13

L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)

1840-06-03

Eugeen van Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Morning Twilight)

1840-08-17

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)

1840-09-02

Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (Eros)

1840-09-28

Rudolf Baumbach, Thuringia [Germany], writer of student drinking songs

1840-10-05

John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)

1841-09-13

Johannes de Koo, Dutch journalist/stage writer

1842-02-25

Karl May, German writer (Old Shatterhand/Winnetou)

1842-04-25

Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il santo/Leila)

1842-06-24

Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1843-02-22

Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)

1843-12-29

Elisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (d. 1916)

1844-03-04

Josip Jurcic, Slovenian writer (10th Brother)

1844-04-16

Anatole France, writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921)

1844-10-12

George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)

1846-03-20

Auguste Bender, writer

1846-04-04

Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (d. 1870)

1846-04-30

Rosalie Amstein, writer

1846-05-25

Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)

1846-06-04

Josef Sittard, music writer

1846-07-11

Leon Bloy, French writer (d. 1917)

1846-08-16

Justus van Maurik, Dutch cigar manufacturer/writer/editor (Groene)

1846-08-22

B Amalie Skram-Alver, Norway, writer (Hellemyrsfolket)

1846-10-21

Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)

1847-04-07

J P Jacobsen, writer

1847-06-06

Gerben Postma, [Ids], Frisian writer (Swealtsjeblommen)

1847-08-20

Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (d. 1912)

1847-12-09

George Grossmith, English actor/writer (d. 1912)

1847-12-17

Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (d. 1916)

1848-01-18

Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer (d. 1925)

1848-02-05

Joris-Karl Huysmans, France, writer (Against the Grain)

1848-02-17

Louisa Lawson, Australian suffragist and writer (d. 1920)

1848-02-24

C Grant B Allen, Canadian writer (Woman Who Did)

1848-08-12

Macellus Emants, Dutch writer/poet (Along the Nile)

1848-10-05

Guido von List, German writer (d. 1919)

1849-02-04

Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Les Chansons de Gueux)

1849-02-18

Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer/politician (Garman og Worse)

1849-07-19

Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (d. 1906)

1849-12-21

James Lane Allen, US writer (Kentucky Cardinal)

1850-01-14

Pierre Loti, French writer (d. 1923)

1850-02-16

Octave Mirbeau, France, writer (Journal of a Lady's Maid)

1850-08-03

Paul A Daum, Dutch writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper)

1851-01-27

Rafael Obligado, Argentina, writer (Santos Vega)

1851-04-24

Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguaian writer (Ismael, Grito de Gloria)

1851-05-01

Laza Lazarević, Serbian writer and psychiatrist (d. 1891)

1851-09-15

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish countess/writer (Sirena Negra)

1852-03-05

Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)

1852-03-22

Theodor Birt, [Beatus Rhenanus], German classical/writer

1852-08-22

Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (Political Struggle in Italy)

1852-10-31

Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Revolt of Mother)

1853-04-30

Alfred v Berger, writer

1853-07-27

Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)

1853-11-12

Oskar Panizza, writer

1853-12-21

Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter)

1854-03-14

Alexandru Macedonski, Romanian writer (d. 1920)

1854-05-27

Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Jeune Belgium)

1854-08-12

Johannes P Kelly, Dutch [Kellij], actor/operetta writer

1854-09-02

Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (d. 1910)

1855-03-24

Olive Schreiner, South African writer (Portrait of a South African Woman)

1855-05-15

Eduard von Keyserling, Baltic German writer (Dritte Stiege)

1855-05-21

Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian poet/writer (Les Flammes Hautes)

1855-07-07

Ludwig Ganghofer, German writer (d. 1920)

1855-10-12

Jacobus of Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Death of My Cat) [or 9/12]

1855-12-30

Heinrich Hart, German writer (Song of Humanity)

1856-02-14

Frank Harris, England, journalist/writer (My Life & Loves)

1856-02-15

Frank Harris, Galway England, writer

1856-03-07

Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne)

1856-06-30

Gerrit Kalff, writer (history of Dutch writers)

1856-08-20

Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (d. 1909)

1856-08-27

Iwan Franko, writer

1856-09-23

William Archer, Scotland, writer (Green Goddess)

1857-01-09

Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)

1857-04-20

Hermann Bang, writer

1857-04-29

Edouard Rod, France/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e)

1857-07-21

A S C Wallis, [Adele SC von Antal-Opzoomer], Dutch writer

1857-07-24

Henrik Pontoppidan, Denmark, writer (Promised Country, Nobel 1917)

1857-09-30

Hermann Sudermann, German writer (Honor, That Ehre, Frau Sorge)

1858-01-27

Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Dutch/French/Belgian painter's model/writer

1858-05-11

Carl Hauptmann, writer

1858-06-20

Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)

1858-08-16

Arthur Achleitner, German writer (d. 1927)

1859-02-13

Frank van de Goes, Dutch writer/marxist theorist

1859-05-02

Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)

1859-05-03

Andy Adams, US writer (Log of a Cowboy)

1859-07-13

Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter

1859-08-04

Knut Hamsun, Norway, writer/Nazi (Hunger-Nobel 1920)

1859-09-11

Vjenceslav Novak, Croatian writer (d. 1905)

1859-09-21

Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (Sursum Corda, Ace Knave)

1859-10-20

John Dewey, philosopher, educational theorist/writer (Learn by doing)

1860-02-06

Johan [Eliza J] de Meester, Dutch journalist/writer (Geertje)

1860-02-24

Daniel Berkeley Updike, printer/publisher/writer (Printing Types)

1860-04-03

Frederik W van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden)

1860-09-14

Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)

1861-01-14

Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)

1861-02-13

Uchimura Kanzo, Tokyo, religious writer (How I Became a Christian)

1861-04-19

Warden Oncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish farmer/writer

1861-04-27

Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes-Digte)

1861-06-18

Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)

1861-09-11

Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)

1862-03-02

John Jay Chapman, US advocate/poet/writer (Learning & Other Essays)

1862-06-21

Johannes Schlaf, writer

1862-09-11

O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)

1862-10-13

Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)

1862-11-15

Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

1862-12-07

Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)

1862-12-14

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]

1862-12-16

Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)

1862-12-26

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]

1863-01-01

Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back)

1863-03-12

Gabriele D'Annunzio, Italy, writer/military hero (Intruder)

1863-04-12

Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding School)

1863-04-26

Arno Holz, writer

1863-06-10

Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)

1863-07-19

Hermann Bahr, Austria writer/director (New Men)

1863-11-18

Richard Dehmel, writer

1863-12-07

Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Forest King)

1864-01-25

Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)

1864-02-22

Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)

1864-04-01

Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer

1864-04-30

Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)

1864-07-18

Ricarda Huch, writer

1864-09-22

Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)

1864-09-28

Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)

1864-11-28

James Allen English writer (d. 1912)

1864-12-03

Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)

1865-02-12

Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland)

1865-02-19

Adrian van Oordt, Dutch writer (neo-romantic)

1865-03-10

Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/writer/sport-organizer

1865-05-05

Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)

1865-06-28

Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer/journalist (Remarkable Stories)

1865-07-02

Lili Braun, Prussia, feminist/socialist writer (Im Schatten Titanen)

1865-08-02

Irving Babbitt, US writer (Rousseau & Romanticism)

1865-08-15

Johan[nes] B Schepers, Frisian writer (Braga)

1865-09-08

Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top)

1865-09-23

Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)

1865-10-04

Max Halbe, writer

1865-10-11

Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Mot Karnaval)

1865-10-23

Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)

1865-12-28

Félix E Vallotton, Switz/French painter/writer (Chaste Suzanna)

1866-01-20

Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)

1866-01-29

Romain Rolland, France, writer (Jean-Christophe) (Nobel 1915)

1866-01-31

Emil Strauss, Germany, writer (Naked Man)

1866-02-07

Raf[ael] Verhulst, [Koen Ravestein], Flemish writer (Jesus of Nazarus)

1866-03-07

Paul Ernst, writer

1866-05-26

John Eigenhuis, writer (Tough Workers)

1866-06-20

Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], Dutch lawyer/detective writer

1866-07-11

R Beer-Hofmann, writer

1866-09-10

Jeppe Aakjær, Danish writer (d. 1930)

1866-09-21

H. G. Wells, Bromley, Kent, English writer (War of the Worlds, Kipps), (d. 1946)

1866-09-27

Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Fra Cancelliraadens Dage)

1867-01-21

Ludwig Thoma, German writer (d. 1921)

1867-01-29

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spain, writer (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse)

1867-04-23

Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher/writer (For the Young Ones)

1867-06-15

K Balmont, writer

1867-06-28

Luigi Pirandello, Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)

1867-08-12

Edith Hamilton, US, writer (Mythology)

1867-08-13

Rudolf Georg Binding, German songwriter/writer (Legenden Der Zeit)

1867-08-23

Marcel Schwob, Frans writer/journalist (Le Croisade des Enfants)

1867-12-22

Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic

1867-12-25

Alfred Kerr, writer

1868-01-19

Gustav Meyrink, writer

1868-02-23

William E B Du Bois, Great Barrington Massachusetts, civil rights activist and writer (Souls of Black Folk)

1868-03-03

Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher/writer

1868-04-26

Robert Herrick, US writer (Common lot)

1868-05-06

Gaston Leroux, French writer (d. 1927)

1868-05-28

Claude Anet, [Jean Schopfer], French writer (Fille Perdue)

1868-07-28

Thomas P Krag, Norwegian writer (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran)

1868-09-09

Mary Austin, Ill, feminist/nature writer (Land of Little Rain)

1868-10-24

Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (d. 1969)

1868-12-02

Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)

1869-02-07

Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Jan Cimbura)

1869-02-11

Else Lasker-Schüler, German writer (d. 1945)

1869-02-27

Alice Hamilton, physician/writer (workmen's compensation laws)

1869-03-14

Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)

1869-03-25

Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer

1869-04-01

Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (De Droom)

1869-06-26

Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (d. 1954)

1869-09-04

Geert A D Wumkes, Frisian theologist/writer (Frision Movement)

1869-11-22

Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)

1870-01-02

Ernst Barlach, writer

1870-02-18

William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)

1870-03-05

[B] Franc[lin] Norris, US, writer (McTeague, Octopus)

1870-08-27

Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican writer/poet

1870-10-10

Louise Mack, Australian writer (d. 1935)

1870-11-29

Andre Lichtenberger, French sociologist/writer (Le petit roi)

1871-01-26

Warner Fabian, [Samuel H Adams], US journalist/writer (Average Jones)

1871-02-09

Franc S Finzgar, Slovenian clergyman/writer (Our Blood)

1871-05-04

Mynona, writer

1871-05-06

Ch Morgenstern, writer

1871-05-18

Franiska zu Reventlow, writer

1871-06-17

Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

1871-07-15

Kunikida Doppo, Japanese writer (d. 1908)

1871-08-21

Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)

1871-09-23

Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer

1871-09-27

Grazia Deledda, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)

1871-10-03

Stijn Streuvels, [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Valschaard)

1872-01-15

Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)

1872-01-18

Paul Leautaud, [Maurice Boissard], France, writer (Petit ami)

1872-02-06

Theodor Lessing, writer [or Feb 8]

1872-03-20

Karin Michaelis, writer

1872-04-13

A Roda Roda, writer

1872-07-22

David D Salas, Antillian writer (Josefina)

1872-08-24

Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)

1872-10-01

Israel Querido, Dutch writer (Menschenwee)

1872-10-06

Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)

1872-10-08

John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone)

1872-10-27

Emily Post, authority on social behavior/writer (Etiquette)

1872-11-09

Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (d. 1941)

1872-12-08

J C Powys, writer

1872-12-28

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

1873-01-19

Hans E Blaich, writer

1873-06-21

Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)

1873-07-06

Paul Keller, German writer (Ferien vom Ich)

1873-09-28

Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], Warsaw Poland, biologist/writer

1874-01-04

Sven Fleuron, writer

1874-03-05

Arthur van Schendel, Dutch writer (The World a Dancing Party)

1874-04-28

Karl Kraus, writer

1874-04-30

Cyriel Verschaeve, Belgian priest/writer

1874-05-27

Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Eros Thanatos)

1874-05-29

G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], London, English writer (Man Who Made Gold)

1874-06-13

Leopoldo Lugones, Argentina, writer

1874-07-24

Oswald Chambers, Scottish minister and writer (d. 1917)

1874-07-29

August Stramm, writer

1874-08-06

Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)

1874-09-18

Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Vises Sten)

1874-10-14

Margarete Susman, writer

1874-12-12

Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Alastalon salissa)

1875-04-18

Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic, Croatian writer (d. 1938)

1875-04-29

Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)

1875-05-04

Ramiro de Maeztu y Whitney, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine)

1875-08-26

John Buchan, Scotland, Gov-Gen of Canada/writer (Battle of Somme)

1875-10-17

Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes & No!)

1875-10-31

Seerp Anema, poet/writer (Dutch Coasts)

1875-11-14

Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer: Conrad Pilater

1875-12-20

T F Powys, Wales, writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green)

1876-01-09

Hans Bethge, writer

1876-01-12

Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)

1876-01-17

Olga Fastrova, writer

1876-02-23

Agnes M Royden, writer

1876-03-31

Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (d. 1927)

1876-05-27

Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)

1876-06-23

Irvin S Cobb, Ky, writer/humorist (Old Judge Priest)

1876-08-12

Mary Roberts Rinehart, mystery writer (Miss Pinkerton)

1876-09-07

C.J. Dennis, Australian poet and writer (d. 1938)

1876-10-04

Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (d. 1958)

1876-10-11

G von Le Fort, writer

1876-12-15

Ferdinand Hardekopf, writer

1876-12-20

Jan Van Oudshoorn, [Jan K Feylbrief], Dutch writer (Maze of Senses)

1876-12-22

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Ital writer (Futurism e Futurista)

1877-02-17

Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (d. 1904)

1877-02-26

Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer (socialism)

1877-04-10

Alfred Kubin, writer

1877-05-26

Jean Schlumberger, French writer (La Mort de Sparte)

1877-06-09

Rudolf Borchardt, writer

1877-06-24

Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)

1877-09-28

Stanner E V Taylor, St Louis MO, director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona)

1877-12-14

Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music writer/composer (Leiecyclys)

1878-01-04

Alfred Edgar Coppard, England, writer (Black Dogs & Other Stories)

1878-01-14

Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French writer

1878-01-21

Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)

1878-01-22

Constance Collier, Windsor England, actress/writer (Kitty, Whirlpool)

1878-02-02

Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)

1878-03-10

Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God at Sea)

1878-03-14

Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Forces of the Future)

1878-03-24

Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N-Naeff], Dutch writer

1878-04-15

Robert Walser, writer

1878-06-12

James O Curwood, US, journalist/writer (Kazan the wolfdog)

1878-07-24

Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)

1878-08-02

Aino J M Kallas, Finnish writer (White Ship, Estonian Tales)

1878-08-10

Alfred Döblin, German writer (d. 1957)

1878-08-14

Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Aage og Else)

1878-09-20

Upton Beall Sinclair, Baltimore, Maryland, US writer (Jungle), (d. 1968)

1878-09-24

C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)

1878-11-25

Georg Kaiser, writer

1878-12-15

Hans Carossa, writer

1879-01-11

Antonio Beltramelli, writer

1879-01-19

Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)

1879-02-24

Herman Teirlinck, Belgian writer (Sun)

1879-03-04

Bernhard Kellermann, writer

1879-03-08

M Lichnowsky, writer

1879-04-20

Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)

1879-04-28

Franz Arnold, writer

1879-06-16

Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees the boy)

1879-09-25

Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and labor leader, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (d. 1963)

1879-09-26

Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria, writer (Fairy, Samodiva Fee)

1879-11-20

Franz Pfemfert, writer

1880-01-01

Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)

1880-02-21

Waldemar Bonsels, German writer (d. 1952)

1880-03-26

Duncan Hines, US, restaurant guide writer (Out of Kentucky Kitchens)

1880-04-10

Montague Summers, English writer (d. 1948)

1880-05-01

Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Tantum dic verbo)

1880-05-21

Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (d. 1967)

1880-06-10

Margit Kaffka, writer

1880-06-17

Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)

1880-06-19

Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung)

1880-07-20

Hermann earl Keyserling, German philosopher/writer

1880-08-23

Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)

1880-09-14

Paul Fechter, German writer (Der Zauberer Gottes)

1880-09-14

Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer (d. 1961)

1880-10-04

Damon Runyon, Manhattan, Kansas, journalist/writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), (d. 1946)

1880-10-14

Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Sak och sken)

1880-10-26

Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)

1880-11-06

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

1880-11-21

Franz Hessel, writer

1880-12-24

Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)

1880-12-28

Christian DFL Leipoldt, South african physician/writer/poet

1881-01-09

Giovanni Papini, Italy, writer (Il Diavolo)

1881-02-13

Eleanor Farjeon, English writer (Martin Pippin)

1881-02-16

Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Youth of a Poet)

1881-02-19

Paul Zech, writer

1881-03-04

Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)

1881-03-13

Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer

1881-03-25

Louis Dosfel, Flemish lawyer/writer (Assault!)

1881-03-25

Mary Gladys Webb, English writer (d. 1927)

1881-04-14

Anton Wildgans, Austrian writer/director (Burg Theater)

1881-04-17

Anton Wildgans, writer

1881-05-27

Rudolf Pannwitz, German writer

1881-06-01

Charles Kay Ogden, English writer and linguist (d. 1957)

1881-07-06

Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Quadriga, Pumpernickel)

1881-07-12

Ludwig Rubiner, writer [or June 12]

1881-07-19

Adriaan J Zoetmulder, Dutch writer/directer (Eindhovens Dagblad)

1881-08-01

Emilie Rose Macaulay, English writer

1881-09-25

Lu Xun, Chinese writer (d. 1936)

1881-10-11

Stark Young, US critic/writer (So Red the Rose)

1881-10-15

P G Wodehouse, British-American writer (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves)

1881-10-30

Lena Christ, writer

1881-12-31

Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pipelines, Jewish Song)

1882-01-14

Hendrik W van Loon, Netherland, commentator/writer (Story of America)

1882-01-27

Giuseppe Prezzolini, Italy, writer (La Voce, La Cultura Italiano)

1882-05-04

Wilhelm Lehmann, writer

1882-05-07

Willem Elsschot, [Alfons J de Ridder], Flemish writer (Mend)

1882-05-23

James Gleason, NYC, writer/actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool)

1882-06-04

Karl Valentin, German comic/writer

1882-07-18

Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet/historian (Paraguay)

1882-07-31

Grete Gulbransson, writer

1882-08-02

Johannes Tralow, writer

1882-08-30

Meijer de Hond, Dutch rabbi/writer

1882-10-29

Jean Giraudoux, French writer (d. 1944)

1882-11-02

Leo Perutz, writer

1883-01-01

Federigo Tozzi, Italian writer/journalist (La Torre, Tre Croci)

1883-01-10

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]

1883-02-03

Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)

1883-02-16

Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)

1883-03-09

Umberto Saba, writer

1883-03-17

Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)

1883-04-13

Demjan Bednyi, writer

1883-04-24

Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Brave soldier Schweik) [or April 30]

1883-04-25

Elsa Maxwell, Keokuk Iowa, writer (Jack Paar Show)

1883-04-27

Hubert Harrison, St Croix Virgin Island, writer/freedom fighter

1883-06-21

Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement) (d. 1958)

1883-07-29

Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)

1883-08-07

J Ringelnatz, writer

1883-08-11

Ernst Stadler, writer

1883-09-16

T. E. Hulme, English writer (d. 1917)

1883-10-22

Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)

1883-10-26

Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)

1883-11-23

Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Along the water front)

1883-12-28

A Wolfenstein, writer

1884-01-02

Jacques Chardonne, [Boutelleau], French writer (l'Epithalame)

1884-01-13

Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie, novel from the Jordan)

1884-03-11

Jan Lemaire, Dutch writer/actor (Beautiful Juliet)

1884-03-13

Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Bluthochzeit)

1884-03-13

Oskar Loerke, German writer (Longest Day-1926)

1884-04-02

Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))

1884-06-19

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)

1884-07-13

Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)

1884-08-10

Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (d. 1935)

1884-08-16

Hugo Gernsback, sci-fi writer (1960 Hugo)

1884-08-29

Ehm Welk, writer

1884-10-10

Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Bint)

1884-12-14

Regina Ullmann, writer

1885-01-15

Huang Yuanyong, Chinese writer (d. 1915)

1885-01-16

Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (d. 1967)

1885-01-17

E Ball-Hennings, writer

1885-02-02

Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer (I cavalli bianchi)

1885-02-24

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)

1885-03-06

Ringgold "Ring" Lardner, US sports writer (You Know Me Al)

1885-04-17

Isak Dinesen, Danish writer (Out of Africa, 7 Gothic Tales)

1885-04-17

Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)

1885-04-29

Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)

1885-05-10

Fritz v Unruh, writer

1885-06-26

Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac)

1885-06-28

Berthold Viertel, writer

1885-07-25

Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)

1885-08-17

Kurt Hiller, writer

1885-09-07

Harry Sinclair Lewis, US, writer (Babbitt, Nobel 1930)

1885-09-11

David Herbert Lawrence (DH), Eastwood Nottinghamshire, poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover) (d. 1930)

1885-11-09

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)

1885-12-06

Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (The General)

1886-01-14

Hugh Lofting, England, writer & illustrator (Dr Dolittle)

1886-01-28

Marthe Bibesco, Romanian writer (d. 1973)

1886-02-16

Van Wyck Brooks, NJ, literary historian/writer (Ordeal of Mark Twain)

1886-04-08

Margaret A Barnes, writer

1886-04-24

Kurt Pinthus, writer

1886-05-02

Gottfried Benn, writer

1886-05-10

Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)

1886-05-30

Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)

1886-06-19

Robert Herberigs, Flemish composer/writer (Hiawatha's Song)

1886-07-05

Felix Timmermans, Flemish writer/painter/cartoonist (Pallieter)

1886-07-23

Salvador de Madariaga y Rojo, writer/diplomat

1886-07-24

Junichiro Tanizaki, Japan, writer (Snow Dusting)

1886-09-08

Siegfried L Sassoon, English poet/writer (Counterattack)

1886-09-13

Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher "Father of the Harlem Renaissance"

1886-10-16

Armin T Wegner, writer

1886-11-07

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]

1886-11-17

Crane Wilbur, Athens NY, dir/writer (Bat, Canon City, Yellow Cargo)

1886-12-01

Rex Stout, Noblesville Indiana, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels)

1886-12-01

Willem E Crown, Antillian writer

1886-12-23

Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Message from the Madhouse)

1887-01-19

Alexander Woollcott, NJ, short story writer (Man Who Came to Dinner)

1887-02-09

Vital Celen, Flemish writer (Puppy Love)

1887-02-11

John van Melle, South African writer (Dawid Booysen)

1887-02-18

Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)

1887-02-26

Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)

1887-05-07

Henri Pourrat, French writer (Gaspard of the Montagnes)

1887-05-09

Jules Van de Leene, Belgian writer

1887-05-16

J van Hoddis, writer

1887-05-18

Ernst Wiechert, writer

1887-06-07

William Walraven, Dutch journalist/writer (Indian Daily)

1887-06-13

Bruno Frank, writer

1887-08-30

Adam Kuckhoff, writer

1887-09-01

Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Swiss poet/writer

1887-09-26

Edwin Keppel Bennett, English writer (d. 1958)

1887-10-04

Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)

1887-10-30

Georg Heym, writer

1887-11-03

Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)

1888-01-16

Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)

1888-02-10

G Ungaretti, writer

1888-02-17

Ronald Aburthnott Knox, English priest/writer (Viaduct Murder)

1888-03-05

Friedrich Schnack, German journalist/writer (Rosewood)

1888-03-08

Stuart Chase, NH, writer/economist (Tragedy of Waste)

1888-03-19

Josef Albers, German/US graphic artist/painter/writer (Bauhaus)

1888-03-20

S V Vegesack, writer

1888-03-29

Adrianus M de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak)

1888-04-06

Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Svarta Ballader)

1888-05-25

Miles Malleson, writer/actor (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock)

1888-06-10

Leo Weismantel, German writer (Der Reiter der Apocalypse)

1888-07-18

Sydney Horler, English detective writer

1888-07-23

Raymond Chandler, Chic, mystery writer (Farewell My Lovely)

1888-07-26

M Jouhandeau, writer

1888-08-16

T E Lawrence Tremadoc, [Lawrence of Arabia], Wales, soldier/writer

1888-08-31

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (La Obra de Trajano)

1888-10-14

Katherine Mansfield (Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry), Wellington New Zealand, short story writer (Aloe, Garden Party)

1888-10-25

Francois Pauwels, Dutch writer/attorney

1888-10-26

E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Segrande Eros)

1888-11-26

Franz Jung, writer

1888-12-07

Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)

1888-12-15

Artturi A Leinonen, Finnish journalist/writer (Kati)/politician

1888-12-23

Friedrich Wolf, writer

1889-02-06

Siegfried Kracauer, writer

1889-02-10

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

1889-03-27

Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu, Turkish writer/diplomat

1889-04-06

Gabriela Mistral, writer

1889-04-22

Ludwig Renn, writer

1889-04-23

Charles Warrell, big Chief I-Spy writer/teacher

1889-05-18

G Gunnarson, writer

1889-05-20

Margery Allingham, detective story writer

1889-07-02

Cor Hermus, Dutch actor/director/writer (A Mother)

1889-07-05

Jean Cocteau, France, writer/artist/director (Le Potamak, Orphée)

1889-07-17

Erle Stanley Gardner, Malden Mass., US detective writer (Perry Mason), (d. 1970)

1889-07-29

Karl Otten, writer

1889-08-05

Conrad P Aiken, US, Pulitzer poet/writer (Ushant/Conversation)

1889-08-12

Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)

1889-08-23

A Lichtenstein, writer

1889-09-23

Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion)

1889-09-25

C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Scottish writer and translator (d. 1930)

1889-10-05

Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (d. 1936)

1889-10-06

Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)

1889-12-08

W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse)

1889-12-11

Paul Kornfeld, writer

1889-12-30

Georg von der Vring, German painter/writer (Soldier Suhren)

1890-01-09

Karel Capek, Czech, writer (R U R); coined the word "robot"

1890-01-09

Kurt Tucholsky, German journalist/writer (Panther Tiger & Co)

1890-02-11

John P M L de Vries, fairy tale writer

1890-02-18

Lauri SA Haarla, Finnish (stage)writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja)

1890-03-12

A Evert Taube, Swedish writer/troubadour

1890-03-26

Jozef Arras, Flemish writer

1890-05-03

B Traven, writer

1890-06-25

Marchwitza, writer

1890-07-08

W Hasenvlever, writer

1890-08-04

Erich Weinert, writer

1890-08-20

H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, Rhode Island, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales)

1890-08-24

Jean Rhys, British writer (d. 1979)

1890-09-15

Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1890-09-24

Alan Herbert, England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)

1890-10-05

Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer

1890-10-13

Conrad Richter, writer (Light in the Forest)

1890-10-21

Gerrit Engelke, German writer/poet (Love Letters)

1890-10-29

Claire Goll, writer

1890-11-04

Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Bracke, Borgia)

1890-12-06

Rudolf Schlichter, German artist and writer (d. 1955)

1891-01-07

Zora Neale Hurston, American writer (d. 1960)

1891-01-08

Storm Jameson, English writer (d. 1986)

1891-01-09

August Gailit, Estonia, writer (Ekke Moor)

1891-01-26

Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)

1891-01-27

Ilja Ehrenburg, writer

1891-02-13

Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (d. 1985)

1891-02-17

Georg Britting, writer

1891-03-14

John P Strijbos, Dutch writer (Wandering through South-Africa)

1891-03-24

John Knittel, writer

1891-03-29

Ivan Goll, writer

1891-04-19

Ricardo Bacchelli, Italian writer/poet (La Ronda)

1891-05-22

J R Becher, writer

1891-05-23

Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1974)

1891-06-06

Vladislac Vancura, writer

1891-06-22

Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)

1891-06-28

Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)

1891-07-08

Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Poor Part, Bruidstijd)

1891-07-08

Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Working Day)

1891-08-25

Alberto Savinio, [Andrea de Chirico], Italian writer/composer

1891-09-03

Bessie Annie Elizabeth Delany, dentist writer

1891-12-02

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

1892-01-03

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, South Africa, philologist/writer (Lord of Rings)

1892-01-06

Ludwig Berger, writer

1892-02-05

George Saiko, writer

1892-02-17

Theodor Plievier, German writer (Des Kaisers Kulis, Stalingrad)

1892-03-01

Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japan, writer (Rashomon in Kappa)

1892-03-09

Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Adel und Untergang)

1892-04-23

Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer

1892-04-23

R Huelsenbeck, writer

1892-05-31

Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)

1892-06-20

S M Tretjakow, writer

1892-07-08

Richard Aldington, writer

1892-07-12

Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)

1892-07-15

Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer

1892-07-21

Anton Schnack, German writer/poet

1892-10-28

Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Night Watch)

1892-11-16

Guo Moruo, Chinese writer (d. 1978)

1892-11-27

Pedro Salinas, writer

1892-12-06

F Osbert S Sitwell, London, poet/writer (Out of the Flame)

1893-01-15

Ivor Novello (David Ivor Davies, Cardiff Wales, composer/writer/actor (Truth Game)

1893-01-31

Freya Stark, English explorer/ travel writer

1893-04-20

Hermann Ungar, writer

1893-05-03

Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (d. 1975)

1893-05-09

William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)

1893-07-07

Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (d. 1981)

1893-07-20

Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (From Where I Came)

1893-07-21

Hans Fallada, writer

1893-08-22

Dorothy Parker, NJ, short story writer (1958 Marjorie Peabody Award), (d. 1967)

1893-09-17

Abel J Herzberg, Russ/Dutch writer (Persecution of Jews)

1893-09-18

William March, [Campbell], US, writer (Company K)

1893-10-09

M de Andrade, writer

1893-11-10

John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)

1893-11-14

Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (Madonna dei filosofi)

1893-12-01

Ernst Toller, writer

1894-01-22

Charles Morgan, England, writer (Fountain)

1894-03-09

Frank Arnau, German writer (d. 1976)

1894-04-07

Gerald Brenan, English writer

1894-05-27

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (d. 1961)

1894-06-13

Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]

1894-06-21

Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)

1894-07-13

Isaak Babel, Rus short-story writer/dramatist (Red Calvary) [or 6/13]

1894-07-22

O M Graf, writer

1894-08-24

Jean Rhys, [Ella Williams], Dominica, writer (Voyage in the Dark)

1894-08-31

Albert Facey, Australian writer (d. 1982)

1894-09-02

Joseph Roth, Austria, journalist/writer (Hotel Savoy)

1894-09-19

Cornelis Rijnsdorp, writer (Kings Children)

1894-12-10

Gertrud Kolmar, writer

1894-12-17

Hans Henny Jahnn, writer

1894-12-26

Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)

1895-01-13

Anton Betzner, writer

1895-01-14

George Richard Samways, children's writer

1895-01-24

Eugen Roth, writer

1895-03-05

Fritz Usinger, German writer (Eternal Struggle)

1895-03-30

Jean Giono, French writer (World Chant)

1895-04-15

Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Gente in Aspromonte)

1895-04-16

Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)

1895-04-23

Ngaio Marsh, New Zealand writer (d. 1982)

1895-04-30

Philippe Panneton, French Canadian physician, diplomat and writer (d. 1960)

1895-05-02

Alfred Kurella, writer

1895-05-06

Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (d. 1974)

1895-05-08

Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)

1895-05-11

Jan Parandowski, writer

1895-06-10

Immanuel Velikovsky, writer (Worlds in Collision)

1895-07-08

Anton G J van de Velde, Flemish writer/director (God & the Worms)

1895-07-24

Robert Graves, London England, writer/poet (I Claudius) [or 6/26]

1895-08-19

Andrzejewski, writer

1895-08-19

Arnoldt Bronnen, writer

1895-09-10

Kavi Samrat Viswanatha Satyanarayana, Telugu writer (d. 1976).

1895-10-04

Sergei Jessenin, writer

1895-10-06

Caroline Gordon, Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)

1895-10-11

H Schiebelhuth, writer

1895-10-19

Louis Mumford, cultural historian/city planner/writer

1895-11-08

Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)

1895-11-15

Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)

1895-11-25

Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)

1895-12-04

Nils FA Nilsson Piraten, Swedish writer (Bombi Bitt Och Jag)

1896-01-08

Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chile, writer (Men of the South)

1896-01-18

C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)

1896-02-02

Jane Wilde, writer

1896-02-03

Johannes Urzidil, writer

1896-02-04

Friedrich Glauser, writer

1896-02-07

Jacob Paludan, Danish pharmacist/writer (Jorgen Stein)

1896-02-18

Andre Breton, French writer (d. 1966)

1896-02-22

Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)

1896-03-01

Moriz Seeler, German writer and producer (d. 1942)

1896-03-10

Nancy Cunard, writer

1896-03-13

Dorothy Aldis, writer

1896-03-22

Giulia D De Albertis, writer

1896-03-24

Gianna Manzini, writer

1896-04-29

Walter Mehring, writer

1896-05-17

Hannah Tillich, writer

1896-07-04

Mao Dun, Chinese writer (d. 1981)

1896-07-16

Mauritius R J Dekker [Boris Robazki], Dutch writer (Merkteken)

1896-07-19

A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (Citadel, Shining Victory) (d. 1981)

1896-07-24

Hermann Kasack, German writer (Die Stadt hinter dem Strom)

1896-08-08

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Wash DC, writer (Yearling)

1896-08-21

Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Rose of Jericho)

1896-08-21

Roark Bradford, writer/humorist (Ol' Man Adan an' His Chillun)

1896-09-12

Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Il Libro Dell'Alpe)

1896-09-25

Elsa Triolet, writer

1896-11-07

Esdras Minville, Quebec writer, economist and sociologist (d. 1975)

1896-11-20

Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)

1896-11-22

Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]

1896-11-28

Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)

1896-12-03

John Urzidil, Austria/US writer (Die erbeuteten Frauen)

1896-12-04

Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]

1896-12-23

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Sicilian writer (Der Leopard)

1896-12-27

Louis Bromfield, Mansfield Ohio, writer (Early Autumn, Pulitzer-1926)

1897-03-19

L O'Flaherty, writer

1897-04-16

John B Glubb, British commandant/writer (A soldier with the Arabs)

1897-05-06

Paul Alverdes, German writer (Pfeiferstube)

1897-05-11

Izak W van der Merwe, [Boerneef], S Afr writer (Tweetalige Woordeboek)

1897-06-11

Bruno Frei, writer

1897-06-20

Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (d. 1973)

1897-07-24

Karl von Mechow, German writer (Auf Dem Wege, Vorsommer)

1897-07-30

Jacques de Kadt, Dutch politician/writer (Fascism is War!)

1897-08-07

Franz J Weinrich, [Heinrich Lerse], German writer (Himmlisches)

1897-08-11

Louise Bogan, Maine, writer (Sleeping Fury)

1897-08-11

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

1897-08-31

Marianne Bruns, writer

1897-09-03

Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)

1897-09-10

Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)

1897-09-18

John Mens, writer (People Without Money)

1897-09-26

Victor O Stomps, writer

1897-09-28

Muchtar Auesow, writer

1897-10-03

Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)

1897-11-23

Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Indian writer (d. 1999)

1897-11-28

Uno Choyo, writer

1897-11-29

Emiel van Hemeldonck, Belgian writer (Little Emperor)

1897-12-02

Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)

1897-12-03

Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)

1897-12-06

O W Cisek, writer

1897-12-10

Karl H Waggerl, Austria writer (Power of Love)

1897-12-26

Willie Corsari, [Wilhelmina A Schmidt], Dutch writer

1898-01-11

Hans Rudolf Krik, Danish writer/critic (Fiskerne, Slaven)

1898-01-22

Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch writer (Arid Earth)

1898-01-28

Wies Moens, Flemish writer/nazi

1898-01-29

Karl Bjarnhof, Danish blind journalist/writer (History of Sascha)

1898-02-10

Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)

1898-02-26

Julien de Valckenaere, Flemish writer

1898-02-27

Allison Danzig, sports writer (Tennis Pictorial History)

1898-03-29

Cecil Lewis, airman/writer

1898-03-30

Heinz Risse, writer

1898-04-01

Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)

1898-04-23

Edwin E Dwinger, German writer (General Vlassov)

1898-04-26

Vicente Aleixandre, Spain, writer (Ambito, Bird of Paper, Nobel 1977)

1898-05-07

Vera Chapman, writer

1898-05-10

Ariel Durant, writer (Story of Civilization)

1898-05-24

Kathleen Hale, British children book writer/illustrator (Orlando)

1898-05-25

Gustav Regler, writer

1898-05-31

Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter

1898-06-21

Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)

1898-07-09

Gerard Walschap, Flemish writer/journalist (Mary, Revolt in Congo)

1898-07-11

Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], Dutch writer/Radio Orange

1898-08-09

David de Jong, Dutch writer (Mutiny on the Canal)

1898-08-28

Ludwig Turek, writer

1898-09-15

John J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship's doctor/writer/poet (El Dorado)

1898-10-17

Mildred Knopf, cookbook writer

1898-10-17

Simon Vestdijk, Dutch writer/poet (5th Seal)

1898-11-14

Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)

1898-11-28

Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [OS]

1898-12-10

Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainian writer (Birth of Hero) [NS]

1899-02-03

Lao She, Chinese writer (d. 1966)

1899-02-23

Erich Kästner, German writer (d. 1974)

1899-02-24

Jacob Presser, Dutch historian/writer (Down-fall)

1899-03-03

Juri Olescha, writer

1899-03-30

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, well known Bengali writer (d. 1970)

1899-05-21

Ilse Lagner, writer

1899-05-31

Leonid Leonow, writer

1899-06-14

Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)

1899-06-24

Bruce Marshall, writer

1899-07-11

E. B. White, writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), (d. 1985)

1899-08-09

Pamela Lyndon Travers, Queensland, Australia, writer (Mary Poppins), (d. 1996)

1899-08-24

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentina, writer of fiction, essays (Labyrinths)

1899-08-24

Ruth Schaumann, German painter/writer (Rose, Black King)

1899-09-13

Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer

1899-09-30

Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic

1899-10-01

Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)

1899-10-09

Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)

1899-10-20

Marnix Gijsen, [baron Jan-Albert Goris], Flemish writer (Grote God Pan)

1899-11-23

Norman Hunter, writer

1899-12-04

Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Frisian farmer/writer

1900-01-05

Paula Ludwig, writer

1900-01-25

Theodosius Dobzhansky, Ukraine, genetist/writer (Mankind Evolving)

1900-01-25

Yojiro Ishizaka, Japanese writer (d. 1986)

1900-01-28

Hermann Kesten, German writer (Allert de Lange)

1900-02-01

Stephen Potter, humorist/writer (School for Scoundrels, Shipbuilders)

1900-02-19

Giorgos Seferis, writer

1900-02-22

Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk)

1900-02-28

Laura Z Hobson, writer

1900-03-15

Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer

1900-04-02

Roberto Arlt, Argentine writer (d. 1942)

1900-04-06

Leo Robin, US writer (Thanks For the Memory)

1900-04-11

Sandor Marai, Hungarian writer (d. 1989)

1900-04-19

Richard Arthur Warren Hughes, English writer (Fiction as Truth)

1900-04-28

Bruno Apitz, writer

1900-06-08

Herman J Friedericy, [H J Merlijn], writer (Last general)

1900-06-19

Laura Hobson, NYC, TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret)

1900-06-25

Izak D du Plessis, South African writer/director (3rd World)

1900-06-29

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)

1900-07-06

Emil Barth, writer

1900-07-06

Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)

1900-07-18

Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)

1900-07-19

Marc Turfkruijer, Flemish movie journalist/writer

1900-07-20

Maurice Gilliams, Flemish writer/poet/essayist (Maria's Life)

1900-09-06

Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)

1900-10-26

Karin Boye, writer

1900-12-21

Wischnewski, writer

1901-01-04

C. L. R. James, writer and journalist (d. 1989)

1901-01-08

Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)

1901-01-30

H E Nossak, writer

1901-01-31

Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer

1901-02-07

Bob den Doolaard, [Cornelis Spoelstra], Dutch writer (Grape Pickers)

1901-02-15

Christmas Humphreys, England, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)

1901-02-22

Stefan Lorant, writer

1901-04-01

Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)

1901-04-05

Chester Bowles, Mass, ambassador/writer (Conscience of a Liberal)

1901-04-11

Glenway Wescott, US writer (Apartment in Athens)

1901-04-14

Martin Kessel, writer

1901-05-02

Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)

1901-05-02

Willi Bredel, writer

1901-05-21

Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)

1901-05-30

Cornelia Otis Skinner, Chic, writer (When Our Hearts Were Young & Gay)

1901-06-01

John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)

1901-06-15

Peter Shankland, film maker/writer

1901-07-25

Walter Breedveld/Reinier de Muntel, writer (Een ship vergaat)

1901-08-15

Hans Lorbeer, writer

1901-08-28

Cornelis J Kelk, Dutch writer (Dance of Young Feet)

1901-10-14

Willem A Wagenaar, journalist/writer (Shanghai)

1901-10-15

Bernard von Brentano, German writer (Big Cats)

1901-12-09

Ödön von Horváth, Hungarian-born writer (d. 1938)

1901-12-21

Juan A de Zunzunegui y Loredo, Spanish writer

1902-01-14

F C Terborgh, [Reijnier Flaes], Dutch writer (De Turkenoorlog)

1902-01-26

Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer/essayist (Carnaval of the Citizens)

1902-01-26

Romney Brent, Saltillo Mexico, actor/writer (Dinner at the Ritz)

1902-02-26

Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)

1902-03-11

Josef Martin Bauer, writer

1902-03-20

Kathryn Forbes, short story writer (mama's bank account)

1902-03-22

Ellin Berlin, [MacKay], Mrs Irving Berlin, writer (Lace Curtain)

1902-03-29

Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)

1902-04-06

Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)

1902-04-21

Bernard J H "Ben" Stroman, recensent/writer (Jomtof & Blue Beard)

1902-04-23

Halldór Laxness, Icelandic writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1998)

1902-05-03

Seton I Miller, Chehalis WA, writer (Pete's Dragon, Istanbul)

1902-05-20

Hans Sahl, writer

1902-06-05

Hugo Huppert, writer

1902-06-08

Albe, [Renaut A Joostens], Flemish writer (Andalusian Diary)

1902-07-05

Frank Waters, writer

1902-07-09

Gerhard Pohl, German writer (Crazy Ferdinand)

1902-07-10

G Weisenborn, writer

1902-07-12

Gunther Anders, writer

1902-07-20

Dilys Powell, English writer (Descent from Parnassus)

1902-08-15

Jan RT Campert, writer (Song the 18 dead)

1902-09-10

Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Wegwerkers)

1902-09-22

F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)

1902-09-25

Ernst von Salomon, German writer (Kette Der Tausend Kraniche)

1902-12-17

Simon Drach, writer

1902-12-28

Shen Congwen, writer

1903-01-07

Albrecht Haushofer, writer

1903-01-11

Alan Paton, South Africa, writer (Cry, the Beloved Country)

1903-02-01

Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)

1903-02-06

Pieter G Buckinx, Flemish writer (Temptation of Poverty)

1903-02-13

Georges Simenon, Belgium, mystery writer (Snow Was Black)

1903-02-21

Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)

1903-03-22

Jochen Klepper, writer

1903-03-24

Malcolm Muggeridge, English writer (Observer of Life)

1903-04-03

Peter Huchel, writer

1903-04-15

Erich Arendt, writer [or Apr 16]

1903-04-27

Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)

1903-05-09

Walter Dehmel, writer

1903-05-28

Gaston Duribreux, Flemish writer (Golden Sail)

1903-06-17

Michail Swetlow, writer

1903-06-18

Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)

1903-06-23

Anthony Veiller, NYC, writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge)

1903-06-23

Hans C Branner, Danish writer (Toys, Horse Rider)

1903-06-25

George Orwell, [Eric A Blair], Bihar, British India, British writer (Animal Farm, 1984), (d. 1950)

1903-08-22

René Wellek, Vienna Austria, writer (Concepts of Criticism)

1903-08-25

Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)

1903-08-29

Ernst Kreuder, writer

1903-09-09

Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)

1903-09-26

Gerhard Nebel, writer

1903-12-04

Cornell Woolrich, US, writer (El Angel Negro)

1903-12-13

Jewgeni Petrow, writer

1903-12-13

John Piper, British writer (US Churches in WW I)/official war painter

1903-12-19

Theo Harych, writer

1904-01-14

Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)

1904-01-22

Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)

1904-02-07

Milton Krims, writer (Speed)

1904-02-17

Albert Kuyle, [Louis Kuitenbrouwer], Dutch writer (Jesus' Robe)

1904-02-19

Havank, [HF vqan der Kallen], Dutch thriller writer (St Eustache)

1904-03-04

George Gamow, nuclear physicist/cosmologist/writer (1, 2, 3...

1904-03-06

Hugh Williams, actor/writer (Charley's Aunt, Bank Holiday)

1904-03-11

Maurits Wertheim, Dutch writer (Isaac De Fuentes)

1904-05-22

Anne de Vries, writer (Bartje)

1904-06-11

Daphne Fielding, socialite/writer

1904-06-24

Kurt Kusenberg, German writer (Wein Auf Lebenszeit)

1904-07-30

Salvador Novo, Mexican writer (d. 1974)

1904-07-31

Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)

1904-08-26

Christopher W Bradshaw-Isherwood, Brit/US writer (Goodbye to Berlin)

1904-09-06

Karlo Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross)

1904-09-14

Anton Zischka, Austrian writer (Lebendiges Europa)

1904-10-06

Horst Lange, writer

1904-10-12

Ding Ling, Chinese writer (d. 1986)

1904-10-12

Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)

1904-10-13

Jutta Hecker, writer

1904-11-04

Walter Bauer, writer

1904-11-08

Cedric Belfrage English-born writer (d. 1990)

1904-12-26

Alentejo Carpentier, Cubans/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)

1905-01-31

Anna Blaman, [Johanna P Vrugt], Dutch writer (Wife & Friend)

1905-02-02

Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)

1905-02-07

Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)

1905-02-11

Beb [Elizabeth] Vuyk, Dutch/Indonesian writer (Camp diary)

1905-02-20

Jascha Golowanjuk, Swedish writer (Acrobat)

1905-03-01

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

1905-03-09

Rex Warner, English poet/writer (Wild Goose Chase)

1905-03-24

Andre Christiaens, Flemish writer (Unfindable Country)

1905-03-24

Pura Santillan-Castrence, Filipino writer and diplomat (d. 2007)

1905-04-02

Kurt Adler, therapist/writer

1905-04-08

Hans Scherfig, Danish marxist/writer (Idealister, Frydenholm)

1905-04-08

Helen B M Fennell Joseph, anti-apartheid writer (Side by Side)

1905-04-27

Julian Stryjkowski, writer

1905-05-24

Mikhail Sholokhov, USSR, writer (And Quiet Flows the Don, Nobel 1965)

1905-06-18

John Gardener, boatbuilder/writer

1905-06-21

Jean Paul Sartre, existentialist/writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined)

1905-07-20

Molly Mary Nesta Keane, writer

1905-07-21

Diana Trilling, writer

1905-07-25

Denys Watkins-Pitchford, writer and illustrator (d. 1990)

1905-08-08

Wachtang Ananjan, writer

1905-08-31

Dore Schary, producer/writer/director (Act 1, Boys Town, Big City)

1905-09-04

Mary Renault, [Mary Challens], writer (King Must Die, Funeral Games)

1905-09-05

Arthur Koestler, Hungary, British writer (Arrow in Blue)

1905-09-27

Vjekoslav Kaleb, Yugoslavia, writer (Splendor of the Fabric)

1905-09-30

Michael Powell, English director/screen writer/producer (Red Shoes)

1905-10-15

C. P. Snow, British writer (d. 1980)

1905-12-09

Dalton Trumbo, US, writer/film director (Johnny Got His Gun)

1905-12-11

Robert Henriques, English writer (d. 1967)

1905-12-12

Manès Sperber, Austrian-born writer (d. 1984)

1905-12-17

Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)

1905-12-31

Tadeusz Breza, writer

1906-01-03

Roman Brandstaetter, writer

1906-01-28

Allan Walker, actor/writer (Red Buttons Show)

1906-02-08

Henry Roth, Austria-Hungary/US writer (Call it Sleep)

1906-03-03

Artur Lundkvist, Swedish writer/Swedish Academy (Agadir)

1906-03-16

Francisco Ayala, writer

1906-04-08

Charles J B Jonckheere, Flemish poet/writer (Mirror of the Sea)

1906-04-16

Bep [Elisa H] Bakhuis, Dutch soccer star/writer

1906-04-23

Maria Arnoldo, [Adrianus Broeders], photographer/writer

1906-04-25

Sally Salminen, writer

1906-05-06

Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (d. 2005)

1906-05-16

Arturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuela, writer/minister (Lanzas Coloradas)

1906-06-06

Stefan Andres, writer

1906-06-23

Wolfgang Koeppen, writer

1906-06-26

Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia)

1906-07-09

Beene Dubbelboer, Dutch writer (Secret Resistance)

1906-07-27

Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and activist (d. 2000)

1906-08-03

Leonard Huizinga, Dutch journalist/writer (Adriaan & Olivier)

1906-08-05

John Huston, Nevada Mo, director/writer (African Queen, Chinatown)

1906-08-08

Andre Demedts, Flemish writer (Rainfall of the Days)

1906-08-25

Mollie Panter-Downes, writer

1906-09-22

Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor

1906-09-25

Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer

1906-09-25

Phyllis Pearsall, East Dulwich, London, British painter and writer (A to Z Map Company)

1906-09-30

John I M Stewart, British detective writer (Comedy of Terrors)

1906-09-30

Michael John Innes Mackintosh Stewart Innes, writer

1906-10-05

Leopold Kohr, writer/mentor of Fritz Schumacher

1906-10-16

Dino Buzzati, writer

1906-12-11

Birago Diop, Senegalees writer/ambassador (Leurres et Lueurs)

1907-02-17

Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)

1907-03-03

Aar van de Werfhorst, [Pieter G Jansen], Dutch writer

1907-03-20

Hugh MacLennan, Hugh MacLennan: Portrait of a Writer

1907-03-24

Lydia Korneevna Chukovskaya, writer

1907-04-18

Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)

1907-04-26

Theun de Vries, writer (February; PC Hooft prize 1981)

1907-05-09

Baldur von Schirach, German writer/nazi politician (Frame)

1907-05-12

Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)

1907-05-13

Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)

1907-05-25

Rachel Carson, conservationist/writer (silent springs)

1907-05-27

Rachel Louise Carson, biologist/ecologist/writer (Silent Spring)

1907-06-04

Jacques Roumain, Haitian writer (d. 1944)

1907-06-05

Rolf Bongs, writer

1907-06-11

Anton D Hildebrand, children's book writer (Man in the Moon)

1907-06-14

Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)

1907-08-02

Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)

1907-08-09

Berta Waterstradt, writer

1907-08-29

Joseph Wechsberg, Austria/US writer (Looking For a Bluebird)

1907-09-06

Elizabeth Morna MacTaggart Ferrars, crime writer

1907-09-12

Joe Lederer, Austrian actress/writer (Drei Tage Liebe)

1907-09-21

Helen Foster Snow, writer

1907-11-13

Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan)

1907-12-10

Michael Blankfort, US, writer/producer/director

1907-12-23

Manuel Lopes, Cape Verdean writer and poet (d. 2005)

1907-12-27

Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and writer (d. 1999)

1908-01-18

Jacob Bronowski, Łódź, Poland, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man

1908-01-23

Pak Saleman Siswowitono, Javan/Surinamese writer

1908-01-28

Hans [Hendrik AJ] Tiemeijer, Dutch actor/director/writer (Fear)

1908-02-15

Ypk fan der Fear, Frisian writer (Reade Runen)

1908-02-26

Leela Majumdar, Bengali writer (d. 2007)

1908-03-04

Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]

1908-03-05

Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)

1908-03-16

Robert Rossen director/writer (Hustler, All the King's Men, Mambo)

1908-03-17

Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]

1908-03-22

Albrecht Goes, writer

1908-03-26

Betty MacDonald, [Anne E Campbell Bard], US writer (Egg & I)

1908-03-27

Jacques [Izaak] den Haan, Dutch writer (Dangerous Book)

1908-04-11

Leo Rosten, writer/humourist

1908-05-01

Giovanni Guareschi, Italian writer (Don Camillo, Peppone)

1908-06-17

Jacob "Jimmy" Herman Huizinga, journalist/Writer

1908-06-23

Paulus Akkerman, [Paul fen Nijenborn], Frisian writer (Each om Each)

1908-06-27

João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (d. 1967)

1908-06-28

Mason Curry, Magazine Writer

1908-06-29

Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe)

1908-06-30

Winston Graham, British writer (d. 2003)

1908-07-01

Paul Hardy, Belgian writer (Best of Painted Furniture)

1908-07-03

Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)

1908-07-03

M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)

1908-07-14

Chaim Raphael, writer

1908-07-25

Joseph Mitchell, writer

1908-08-18

Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)

1908-08-18

Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)

1908-08-20

Jeanne Stern, writer

1908-08-21

M. M. Kaye, British writer (d. 2004)

1908-08-28

Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)

1908-09-09

Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (La belle estate)

1908-09-15

Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)

1908-10-10

David Alexander Reginald Herbert, writer

1908-10-12

Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)

1908-10-13

Werner Reinowski, writer

1908-10-25

Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (d. 2004)

1908-11-08

Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)

1908-11-23

Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1908-12-27

Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)

1909-01-30

Saul David Alinsky, Chicago Illinois, radical writer (John L Lewis)

1909-02-08

Henry Roth, writer

1909-02-11

Joseph L Mankiewicz, Wilkes-Barre PA, film writer/director (Sleuth)

1909-02-24

August William Derleth, Sauk City Wisc, writer (Judge Peck Mysteries)

1909-02-25

John Evan "Jasper" Weston Mather, writer

1909-03-07

Greta Schoon, writer

1909-03-14

Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)

1909-03-29

Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish writer (Gnome Patjoepelke)

1909-04-07

Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)

1909-04-27

Muriel C Bradbrook, English writer (That Infidel Place)

1909-05-01

Janis Ritsos, writer

1909-05-05

Miklos Radnoti, writer

1909-05-24

Louis Fornberg, writer

1909-05-28

John Schepens, [Jean Baudoux], Flemish journalist/writer (Polyfoto)

1909-06-25

Daniel Fuchs, US writer (Summer in Williamsburg)

1909-06-28

Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

1909-08-19

Jerzy Andrzejewski, Warsaw Poland, writer (Ashes & Diamonds)

1909-08-22

Stojan T Daskalov, Bulgaria, writer (A Farm)

1909-10-10

Luc van Brabant, Flemish writer/erotic poet

1909-11-25

Hugh Davson, physiologist/writer

1909-12-01

Jan Koplowitz, writer

1909-12-12

Armand H F Boni, the Good One, Flemish poet/writer

1909-12-21

Seicho Matsumoto, Japanese mystery writer and journalist (d. 1992)

1910-01-01

Russ Bender, actor/writer (Amazing Colossal Man, Space Monster)

1910-01-02

Ulrich Becher, writer

1910-01-06

Wright Morris, US writer

1910-02-01

Michael Kanin, Rochester NY, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year)

1910-03-09

Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Survivor)

1910-03-15

An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, children book writer (Skating Race)

1910-03-22

Nicholas Monsarret, England, writer (Cruel Sea)

1910-04-02

Joeri German, Russian writer

1910-04-28

Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)

1910-06-03

Wilfred Thesiger, explorer/writer

1910-06-08

John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Moon is Hell)

1910-06-13

Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Galician writer (d. 1999)

1910-07-02

Hans Gunther Adler, German writer

1910-07-27

Bea Marcia Anastasia verbrook Christoforides, writer

1910-07-27

Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)

1910-08-02

Lou Zara, NYC, writer (Stump the Authors)

1910-08-02

Roger MacDougall, writer (d. 1993)

1910-08-09

Robert H van Gulik, Dutch diplomat/writer (Judge Ti)

1910-08-17

R Peyrefitte, writer

1910-08-25

J B Charles, [Willem H Nagel], criminologist/writer

1910-08-30

Donald Bisset, Dutch children book writer/actor (Battle of the Sexes)

1910-09-15

Richard Baerlein, racing writer

1910-09-23

Elliot Roosevelt, son of FDR/writer (Murder in the Oval Office)

1910-09-27

Giles William Playfair, writer

1910-11-13

William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)

1910-11-14

Eric Lawson Malpass, writer

1910-12-05

Abraham L Polonsky, US writer/director (Tell them Willie Boy is Here)

1910-12-30

Paul Frederic Bowles, US composer/writer (Shelting Sky)

1911-01-14

Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)

1911-02-08

Henri Knap, Dutch resistance fighter/journalist/writer

1911-02-12

Frank Hercules, writer

1911-02-16

Hal Porter, Australia, writer (Tilted Cross, Paper Chase)

1911-02-23

Walter Ernest Allen, writer/critic

1911-03-13

L[aFayette] Ron Hubbard, sci-fi writer/scientologist (Dianetics)

1911-04-01

Evert H "Bep" Bakhuys, Dutch soccer star/writer

1911-04-08

Emil Mihai Cioran, writer/aphorist

1911-04-10

Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)

1911-04-17

Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin, writer

1911-04-28

Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)

1911-04-30

Luise Rinser, writer

1911-05-15

Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann)

1911-05-16

Olaff J de Landell, [JB Wemmerslager van Sparwoude], writer

1911-05-20

Annie M G Schmidt, writer (Fam Doorsnee, Jip & Janneke)

1911-05-27

Torolf Elster, Norwegian journalist/writer (Frihet och demokrati)

1911-06-02

Xia Hong, writer

1911-06-12

Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)

1911-06-15

W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)

1911-06-24

Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer

1911-06-30

Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)

1911-07-09

Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (d. 1968)

1911-07-12

Johanna Moosdorf, writer

1911-07-21

Marshall McLuhan, Canada, writer (Medium is the Massage)

1911-08-23

Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)

1911-09-09

Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)

1911-09-16

Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

1911-10-19

Hilde Spiel, writer

1911-11-12

Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)

1911-11-18

Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (d. 2000)

1911-12-11

Nagib Machfus, Egyptian writer (Nobel 1988)

1911-12-15

Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)

1911-12-24

Malcolm MacEwen, writer

1912-01-06

Jacques Cesar Ellul, writer

1912-01-18

William Sansom, English writer (Loving Eye)

1912-01-27

Lawrence Durrell, Darjeeling, Indian/British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet)

1912-02-15

George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)

1912-02-19

Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)

1912-02-27

Kusumagraj, Indian writer (d. 1999)

1912-03-15

Louis Paul Boon, Flemish writer (Kapellekensbaan)

1912-04-20

Soewarsil Djojopoespito, Indonesia, writer (Toe the Line)

1912-05-02

Marten Toonder, writer/cartoonist (Mr Bommel)

1912-05-06

Barend Roest Crollius, painter/writer (Chronicle Sins of Youth)

1912-05-08

Gertrud Fussenegger, [Dorn], Austrian writer (Mohrenlegende)

1912-05-15

Alexis Kagame, Rwanda, priest/writer

1912-05-27

John Cheever, writer (Wapshot Chronicle)

1912-05-30

Julian Gustave Symons, writer

1912-06-12

Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist

1912-06-29

John Toland, US, political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971)

1912-07-01

Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer

1912-07-27

Hilde Domin, writer

1912-08-10

Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)

1912-08-14

Eva Strittmatter, writer

1912-08-23

Jara Ribnikar, writer

1912-09-02

Johan Daisne, [Herman Thiery], Belgian writer (magic realism)

1912-09-20

Marianne Kunvari, writer

1912-10-06

Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator

1912-10-10

Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist

1912-12-08

Jura Soyfer, writer

1913-01-01

Eliot Janeway, financial writer (Economics of Chaos)

1913-01-14

Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)

1913-01-29

Peter von Zahn, German journalist and writer (d. 2001)

1913-02-14

Ab [Albert] Visser, Dutch poet/writer (Man Without a Head)

1913-02-20

Rex Tucker, TV writer/director

1913-02-26

Hermann Lenz, writer

1913-03-02

Godfried [Jan Arnold] Bomans, Dutch humorist/writer (Pieter Bas)

1913-03-03

Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)

1913-03-04

Taos Amrouche, Algerian writer and singer (d. 1976)

1913-03-13

Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer

1913-03-18

Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)

1913-04-04

Jerome Weidman, US writer (Tenderloin)

1913-06-17

Felix Hartlaub, writer

1913-06-18

Sylvia Porter, financial writer (Sylvia Porter's Money Book)

1913-06-23

Molly Harris, actress/writer (Immortal)

1913-07-01

Jo Sinclair, writer

1913-07-11

Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)

1913-08-03

Mel Tolkin, Ukrainian-born television comedy writer (d. 2007)

1913-08-11

Angus Wilson, England, writer (Mulberry Bush-1955)

1913-08-21

Victor Rosow, writer

1913-08-26

Tschakowski, writer

1913-09-12

Kenneth Lo, cookery writer/restaurateur

1913-10-06

Meret Oppenheim, writer

1913-10-10

Claude Simon, writer

1913-10-19

Vasco Pratolini, Italian writer (Le ragazze di San Frediano)

1913-12-08

Delmore Schwartz, US, poet/short story writer/critic (Shenandoah)

1914-01-18

Arno Schmidt, writer

1914-01-26

Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)

1914-02-04

Alfred Andersch, German writer (Red Head)

1914-02-07

Ralph Whitlock, writer

1914-02-17

Per-Jakez Helias, writer/teacher

1914-03-01

Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man, Shadow & Cast)

1914-03-13

W.O. Mitchell, Canadian writer (d. 1998)

1914-03-28

Bohumil Hrabal, writer

1914-03-31

Octavio Paz, Mexico, writer/diplomat (Salamandra, Topoemas)

1914-04-22

Hans Baumann, writer

1914-04-22

Jan de Hartog, Dutch/English writer (Holland's Glory)

1914-04-25

Claude Mauriac, writer

1914-04-25

Ross Lockridge, Jr., American writer (d. 1948)

1914-04-26

Horace Leonard Gold, Sci-Fi writer/editor

1914-05-08

Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)

1914-05-09

Josef Muller-Brockmann, graphic designer/writer

1914-05-12

Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer

1914-05-23

Barbara Ward, economist/writer (Only One Earth)

1914-05-24

George Tabori, writer

1914-06-04

Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist

1914-06-08

KuBa, writer

1914-06-14

Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)

1914-06-22

Lilo Hardel, writer

1914-06-27

Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor/writer (Farce Major)

1914-06-29

Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")

1914-07-17

James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)

1914-07-18

John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)

1914-08-15

Peter Nicholson Gunn, writer

1914-08-26

Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (d. 1984)

1914-08-27

Catherine Marshall, editor/writer

1914-09-15

Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (d. 1999)

1914-10-04

Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)

1914-10-17

Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman)

1914-11-22

Peter Woolridge Townsend, war hero courtier writer

1914-12-27

Giuseppe Berto, Italian writer (Heaven Sees Red)

1915-01-01

Francois Bondy, writer

1915-01-06

Alan Watts, Kent England, writer (Book on the Taboo)

1915-01-06

John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)

1915-01-12

Paul Jarrico, American writer (d. 1997)

1915-01-20

C W Ceram, [Kurt W Marek], German/US writer (March of Archaeology)

1915-03-11

Karl Krolow, writer

1915-03-22

Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)

1915-04-04

Jan Drda, Czech writer (Nema Barikada, Mestecko Na Dlani)

1915-04-04

Lars G Ahlin, Swedish writer (Death of Me)

1915-04-13

Bert [Albert L F] Peleman, [Dirk Dyckmans], Flemish writer

1915-04-13

Stephan Hermlin, writer

1915-04-15

Ernest Borneman, sexual researcher psychotherapist writer/musicologist

1915-04-16

Gerard McLarnon, actor/writer

1915-04-18

Joy Gresham Lewis, American writer, wife of C. S. Lewis (d. 1960)

1915-04-25

William Goyen, writer

1915-05-06

Theodore H White, historian/writer (Making of President)

1915-06-05

Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)

1915-07-01

Jean Stafford, US writer (Boston Adventure, Lion & Carpenter)

1915-07-04

Christine Lavant, writer

1915-08-03

Sal Santen, Dutch writer

1915-08-24

James Tiptree, Jr., American writer (d. 1987)

1915-08-26

Humphrey Searle, England, writer (20th Century counterpoint)

1915-10-15

W Weyrauch, writer

1915-12-08

George Scheuer, writer/journalist

1915-12-09

Herbert Huncke, writer

1915-12-20

Aziz Nesin, writer

1915-12-29

Robert Ruark, US writer (Something of Value)

1916-01-06

Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)

1916-01-29

Barbara Skelton, writer

1916-03-04

Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (Botteghe Oscure)

1916-03-08

R W Schnell, writer

1916-04-12

Brian Connell, writer/broadcaster

1916-04-12

Beverly Cleary, American writer

1916-05-11

C J Cela, writer

1916-05-28

Walker Percy, Birmingham Ala, writer (Adventures of a Bad Catholic)

1916-06-25

Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)

1916-07-06

Unica Zorn, writer

1916-08-15

Aleks Çaçi, Albanian writer

1916-08-18

Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)

1916-08-28

C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]

1916-09-14

Eric Bentley, England, critic/writer (In Search of Theater)

1916-10-03

Angeles Alvarino Deleira, biologist/oceanographer/writer

1916-10-27

Kazimierz Brandys, writer

1916-11-11

Eladio Rusconi, writer/publisher/businessman

1916-12-04

Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer (d. 1994)

1916-12-09

Wolfgang Hildesheimer, German/Swiss architect/writer (Mozart biog)

1916-12-14

Shirley Jackson, San Francisco, California, writer (Road Through the Wall), (d. 1965)

1916-12-17

Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (d. 2000)

1916-12-19

Adriaan van der Veen, Dutch writer (Sister at Sea)

1917-01-06

Guillermo Rosario, Dutch Antilles, writer (E rais ku no ke muri)

1917-01-08

Peter Taylor, US writer

1917-02-22

Jane Bowles, writer

1917-03-02

David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)

1917-03-03

Bert van Aerschot, Flemish writer (Elevator, Women)

1917-03-16

Samael Aun Weor, Colombian writer (d. 1977)

1917-04-09

Johannes Bobrowski, writer

1917-04-28

Joop Waasdorp, Dutch writer (Naked Life)

1917-04-28

Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)

1917-05-21

Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)

1917-07-24

John Hillaby, writer/traveller

1917-08-17

P Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Singular Love)

1917-08-17

Safa Khulusi, writer

1917-11-23

Hugh Joseph Charles James L'Etang, medical writer

1917-12-15

Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, linguist and writer of Pakistan (d. 2005)

1917-12-27

Onni Palaste, Finnish writer

1918-01-30

Jarl Andre Bjerke, [Bernhard Borge], Norwegian poet/writer

1918-03-09

Mickey Spillane, [Frank], Brooklyn NY, mystery writer (I the Jury)

1918-03-15

Richard Ellmann, US, literary scholar/writer (Oscar Wilde)

1918-03-18

Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)

1918-03-20

Donald Featherstone, British writer and wargamer

1918-04-13

Audrey Barker, writer

1918-04-23

Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)

1918-05-16

Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)

1918-06-20

Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer

1918-06-22

Cicely Saunders, Barnet, Hertfordshire, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice (d. 2005)

1918-06-28

Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)

1918-07-29

Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer

1918-08-03

James MacGregor Burns, political writer (The Lion & the Fox)

1918-08-07

Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter

1918-08-18

Elsa Morante, writer

1918-10-13

Robert Walker, Salt Lake City Utah, actor/writer (Bataan, Mme Curie)

1918-10-29

Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)

1918-12-11

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1918-12-12

Nilda Pinto, [NM Geerdink-Jesurun P], Curacao writer (Nanzi)

1919-02-06

Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)

1919-03-07

Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Djakarta)

1919-04-30

Valeer [Valerius V] van Kerkhove, Flemish writer/producer

1919-07-02

Jean Craighead George, American writer

1919-07-31

Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Aushchwitz)

1919-09-08

Gianni Brera, (Giovanni Luigi Brera), Italian journalist and writer (d. 1992)

1919-09-10

Lex van Delden, Dutch composer/writer

1919-09-16

Laurence J. Peter, Canadian born educator and writer (d. 1990)

1919-10-15

Edwin C Tubb, Brits sci-fi writer (Earth is Heaven, Earthfall)

1919-10-16

Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)

1919-12-29

Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist/writer (De dei is forroun/Havank-T)

1920-01-01

Roger Peacock, writer

1920-01-02

Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

1920-01-04

Benito Perez Galdos, Spanish writer (Fortunata y Jacinta)

1920-01-22

Piet Van Lishout, Flemish writer (Eva & I)

1920-02-10

Alexander Comfort, English poet/writer (Wreath for the Living)

1920-02-13

Bryant Boudleaux, Shellman Ga, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)

1920-02-15

Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)

1920-02-16

Hubert van Herreweghen, Flemish writer/journalist

1920-02-19

Jaan Kross, Estonian writer (d. 2007)

1920-02-26

Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)

1920-03-06

Roger Price, Charleston WV, actor/writer (Who's There, Droodles)

1920-03-10

Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)

1920-03-21

Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (d. 1970)

1920-03-31

Marga [Sara Voeten-] Minco, Dutch writer (Bitter Herb)

1920-04-01

Toshiro Mifune, Tsing-tao China, writer/actor (Shogun)

1920-04-11

Marlen Haushofer, writer

1920-04-17

Bengt N Anderberg, Swedish poet/writer (Kain)

1920-04-29

Edward Blishen, writer teacher/broadcaster

1920-05-02

Otto Buchsbaum, Austrian writer and ecological activist (d. 2000)

1920-05-15

Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet

1920-06-05

Cornelius Ryan, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)

1920-06-11

Irving Howe, US, writer/critic (World of Our Fathers)

1920-06-18

Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)

1920-08-02

Louis Pauwels, writer/editor

1920-08-02

Phyllis James, mystery writer

1920-08-03

P D James, mystery writer (Cover Her Face)

1920-08-03

Phyllis D "P D" James, English thriller writer (Innocent Blood)

1920-08-07

Jan Walravens, Flemish writer (Motionless at Sea)

1920-08-09

Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist and writer

1920-08-16

Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, US writer (Hollywood: A Novel)

1920-08-22

W Schnurre, writer

1920-08-30

Ben Cami, Flemish writer/poet (Rose from Mud)

1920-09-01

Hubert Lampo, Flemish writer/essayist (Coming of Joachim Stiller)

1920-10-09

Jens Bjorneboe, Norway, poet/writer (Dikt, Jonas)

1920-10-17

Miguel Delibes, Spanish writer

1920-10-31

Dick Francis, Wales, jockey/detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes)

1920-11-03

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Australian writer (d. 1993)

1920-12-07

Tatamkulu Afrika, South African poet and writer (d. 2002)

1920-12-10

Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (d. 1977)

1921-01-13

Dachine Rainer, British writer (d. 2000)

1921-01-19

Patricia Highsmith, [Plangman], US/Swiss writer (Strangers on a Train)

1921-01-20

Bernt Engelmann, Germany, writer

1921-02-04

Betty Friedan, Peoria, Illinois, American feminist writer and feminist (Feminine Mystique)

1921-02-15

Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (d. 1985)

1921-02-24

Ludvig Aschkenazy, writer

1921-03-15

Madelyn Pugh, American television writer

1921-03-23

Wolfgang Altendorfer, writer

1921-05-06

Erich Freid, writer

1921-05-12

Farley Mowat, Canadian writer and naturalist

1921-05-20

W Borchert, writer

1921-06-11

Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer

1921-06-12

H C Artmann, writer

1921-06-12

Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)

1921-06-29

Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)

1921-07-12

Trevor Illtyd Williams, scientific writer

1921-07-26

Jean Shepherd, American writer (d. 1999)

1921-08-05

Terry Becker, The Writer

1921-08-07

M J bin Gorion, writer

1921-08-11

Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)

1921-09-01

Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (Mandarins on Sulfuric Acid)

1921-09-19

Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator & writer (d. 1997)

1921-09-30

Eileen Zhang Ailing Chang, writer

1921-10-20

Hans Warren, Dutch writer/poet/critic (Secret Diary)

1921-11-27

Ole Sarvig, Danish writer/critic (Limbo, Glem Ikke)

1921-12-29

Dobrica Cosic, writer

1922-01-11

Ernle Bradford, English historian and writer (d. 1986)

1922-01-25

Jules P de Palm, Antilles writer

1922-02-15

Herman Kahn, NJ, writer (Thinking About the Unthinkable)

1922-02-16

Paul van 't Veer, Dutch journalist/writer (Het Vrije Volk)

1922-03-08

H Kipphardt, writer

1922-03-12

Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues)

1922-03-13

Jim Rodger, sports writer

1922-03-15

Louis Boon, writer

1922-03-16

Geoffrey Freeman Allen, railway writer

1922-03-25

Tobias Schneebaum, New York City, American writer, anthropologist and explorer (d. 2005)

1922-04-09

Carl Amery, writer

1922-04-11

Antoine Blondin, writer

1922-04-27

Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor

1922-05-12

Marco Denevi, Argentine writer (d. 1998)

1922-05-15

Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun

1922-05-22

Bernie Diamond, The Letter Writer

1922-05-30

Hal Clement, American writer (d. 2003)

1922-06-27

Herbert Ziergiebel, writer

1922-07-10

Derek Prouse, writer actor/film festival director (Le Scandale)

1922-07-24

Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer

1922-07-26

Blake Edwards, OK, writer/director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's)

1922-07-27

Norman Lear, TV writer/producer (All in The Family)

1922-08-09

Philip Larkin, Coventry England, writer (North Ship, Jill)

1922-08-17

Paul Wiens, writer

1922-08-23

Pierre Gauvreau, Quebec painter, television writer and producer

1922-08-25

Ronnie Potsdammer, Dutch singer/song writer/programmer

1922-08-29

Emile Habibi, writer

1922-09-04

Per Olof Sundman, Swedish writer and politician (d. 1992)

1922-09-09

Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer

1922-10-10

Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)

1922-10-15

Agustina Bessa-Luís, Portuguese writer

1922-11-15

Giorgio Manganelli, writer

1922-11-16

José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel laureate

1922-12-11

Grace Paley, writer (1970 Arts & Letters Award)

1922-12-16

Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist

1922-12-29

William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)

1923-01-06

Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)

1923-01-08

Iva Michiels, [Rik Ceuppens], Flemish writer (Ksiega Alfa)

1923-01-10

Ingeborg Drewitz, writer

1923-01-21

Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer

1923-01-25

Eva Zeller, writer

1923-02-05

Stephen J Cannell, TV producer/writer

1923-03-01

Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)

1923-03-02

Orrin Keepnews, American writer and critic

1923-03-04

Patrick Moore, England, astronomer/writer (A-Z of Astronomy), (d. 2012)

1923-03-11

A X Gwerder, writer

1923-03-27

Shūsaku Endō, Tokyo Japan, writer ("Silence")

1923-03-29

Julia Montgomery Walsh, political consultant/writer

1923-03-30

Herbert Asmodi, writer

1923-04-17

Norman Potter, cabinetmaker designer/writer

1923-04-18

Leif Panduro, Danish writer ('k Have varnish on traditions)

1923-04-21

John Mortimer, English barrister and writer

1923-04-23

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

1923-05-12

Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)

1923-06-04

Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)

1923-06-25

Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer

1923-06-25

Nicholas Mosley, British writer

1923-07-10

G. A. Kulkarni, Indian (Marathi) writer (d. 1987)

1923-07-23

Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)

1923-07-25

Maria Gripe, Swedish writer (d. 2007)

1923-08-04

Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi, Pakistani satirical and humor writer

1923-08-30

Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist (d. 1969)

1923-09-22

Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer

1923-09-24

Ladislav Fuks, writer

1923-10-05

Stig H Dagerman, Swedish writer (Burned Child)

1923-12-05

Tendrjakow, writer

1923-12-10

Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)

1923-12-14

Gerard K "Simon" van het Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys)

1923-12-16

Tip [Silvio A] Marugg, Antillian writer (Weekend pilgrimage)

1923-12-21

Intizar Hussain, Urdu writer and columnist of Pakistan

1923-12-23

Leonard Stern, NYC, producer/TV writer (Phil Silvers Show, Get Smart)

1924-01-30

Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)

1924-02-01

H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)

1924-02-17

Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist

1924-03-08

Victor "Toby" Neuberg, teacher/writer

1924-03-15

Juij Bondarew, writer

1924-03-28

Gerhart Fritsch, writer

1924-04-07

Johannes Mario Simmel, Austrian writer

1924-04-24

Sir Clement Freud, British writer, radio personality, and politician

1924-05-01

Terry Southern, writer

1924-05-02

Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (d. 2004)

1924-06-14

Solouchin, writer

1924-06-17

Gotthold Gloger, writer

1924-06-19

Wassil Bykau, writer

1924-06-27

Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer

1924-07-11

Claus Bremer, writer

1924-07-19

Sybren Polet, [Sijbe Minnema], Dutch writer/poet (Mannekino)

1924-08-17

Evan S Connell, US writer

1924-08-22

James Kirkwood, LA CA, actor/writer (Hired Wife)

1924-08-23

Ephraim Kishon, writer

1924-09-04

Joan Aiken, Romania, writer of children's songs

1924-09-27

Josef Skvorecky, Czechoslovakia, writer and publisher (End of the Nylon Age, The Cowards) (d. 2012)

1924-10-05

Jose Donoso, writer

1924-10-15

Marguerite Andersen, German writer

1924-10-18

Frank Liedel, [Leo van Assche], Flemish writer (Kaperbrief)

1924-10-29

Zbigniew Herbert, writer

1924-12-25

Rod Serling, Syracuse NY, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery)

1925-01-07

Gerald Malcolm Durrell, Britain, zoologist/writer (Mockery Bird)

1925-01-20

E Cardenal, writer

1925-01-20

Eugen Gomringer, writer

1925-01-21

Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer

1925-02-07

H Eisenreich, writer

1925-02-27

Richard AFM Auwerda, Dutch journalist/writer

1925-03-21

Peter Brook, London, director (1776)/TV writer

1925-05-27

Tony Hillerman, American writer

1925-06-03

Gerhard Zwerenz, writer

1925-06-07

Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)

1925-06-18

Rex Collings, writer/publisher

1925-07-07

Yvonne Mitchell, London England, writer (Johnny Nobody, Genghis Khan)

1925-07-24

Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica)

1925-08-01

Ernst Jandl, writer

1925-08-07

Felice Bryant, Milwaukee, rock writer (Bye Bye Love)

1925-08-17

John Hawkes, US writer (2nd Skin)

1925-08-25

Thea Astley, Australian writer, (d. 2004)

1925-08-26

Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)

1925-08-30

Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator

1925-10-08

Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, writer/critic

1925-10-11

Elmore Leonard, US writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), (d. 2013)

1925-10-13

Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)

1925-10-28

Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (d. 2006)

1925-11-15

Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)

1925-11-24

Alun Owen, North Wales, writer (Hard Days Night)/actor (Servant)

1925-11-27

John Maddox, British science writer and editor

1925-12-10

Carolyn Ashley Kizer, US writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985)

1925-12-19

Tankred Torst, writer

1926-01-13

Michael Bond, British writer

1926-01-17

Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer

1926-01-22

Tom Blackburn, writer

1926-02-04

John Edward Caulwell Hearne, writer

1926-02-08

Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)

1926-03-12

John C[lellon] Holmes, US writer (Horn)

1926-03-17

Siegfried Lenz, German writer (Ein Kriegsende)

1926-03-21

Andre Delvaux, Heverie Belgium, director/writer (Benvenuta)

1926-04-14

Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)

1926-05-04

G Reinshagen, writer

1926-06-14

Hermann Kant, writer

1926-06-27

Frank O'Hara, writer

1926-07-01

Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster

1926-07-02

Octavian Paler, Romanian writer, journalist, (d. 2007)

1926-07-17

Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer

1926-07-18

Robert Sloman, writer (d. 2005)

1926-07-18

Margaret Laurence, Canadian writer (d. 1987)

1926-07-19

Max Sordam, Suriname warden/writer (Dictionary Sranantongo)

1926-07-23

Ludvik Vaculik, writer

1926-08-06

Christa Reinig, writer

1926-08-12

Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)

1926-08-14

René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)

1926-08-17

Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)

1926-09-16

John Knowles, US writer (Morning in Antibes)

1926-09-19

James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio

1926-10-02

Jan Morris, travel writer (Among the Cities, Hong Kong, Journeys)

1926-10-15

Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)

1926-11-23

Christopher Logue, British poet/stage writer (Trials)

1926-12-09

Jan Křesadlo, Czech writer (d. 1995)

1926-12-17

Jeremy Brooks, writer

1927-01-12

Leopold Ahsen, writer

1927-02-03

Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)

1927-02-28

Bernard Frank, oriental scholar/writer

1927-03-06

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

1927-03-07

Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)

1927-03-17

Nancy Sheehan, writer

1927-03-18

George Plimpton, NYC, sports writer (Paper Lion)

1927-03-24

Martin Walser, writer

1927-04-24

Patrick Bowles, writer/translator

1927-05-01

Roland Verhavert, Flemish screen writer (Sea Gulls Die in the Harbor)

1927-05-14

Herbert W. Franke, Austrian writer

1927-05-27

Jan Blokker, Dutch writer/journalist (VPRO, People's Newspaper)

1927-05-28

Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)

1927-05-29

Dick Hillenius, Dutch biologist/writer

1927-07-05

W M Diggelmann, writer

1927-07-18

Ludwig Harig, writer

1927-07-19

Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer/journalist (Albania Defiant)

1927-07-29

Harry K V Mulisch, writer (Message to King Rat)

1927-07-31

Walter Vogt, writer

1927-08-08

Elis Juliana, Antillian writer/poet (Lady of the Night: A flower)

1927-08-08

Juri Kasakow, writer

1927-09-14

Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (d. 1997)

1927-10-16

Günter Grass, German writer, Nobel Prize laureate

1927-10-20

Oskar Pastior, writer

1927-11-24

Ahmadou Kourouma, Ivorian writer (d. 2003)

1927-12-16

G Randall P D Garrett, US, sci-fi writer (Takeoff (too)!)

1927-12-18

Sterling Lanier, US, writer (Hiero's Journey)

1927-12-27

Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer

1927-12-31

Dieter Noll, writer

1928-01-02

Gerhard Amanshauser, writer

1928-01-02

Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer

1928-01-16

William Kennedy, US writer

1928-02-25

Larry Gelbart, writer/producer/actor (Oh God!, M*A*S*H)

1928-02-25

Richard Stern, US writer

1928-03-03

Gudrun Pausewang, Eastern Bohemia, German writer

1928-03-04

Alan Sillitoe, Brit, writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner)

1928-04-01

Dimitri Frenkel Frank, Dutch writer/director (Hadimassa)

1928-04-04

Monty Norman, composer/writer

1928-04-23

Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet

1928-05-05

Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)

1928-05-24

William Trevor, Brit writer (Children of Dynmouth, Fools of Fortune)

1928-06-02

John Anthony Bowden Cuddon, writer/teacher

1928-06-05

Otto V Walter, writer

1928-06-13

Jean Villain, writer

1928-06-19

Barry Took, English comedy writer (d. 2002)

1928-06-28

Harold Evans, English journalist and writer; editor of The Sunday Times

1928-07-03

Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)

1928-07-03

G B Fuchs, writer

1928-07-04

Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer/essayist/critic

1928-07-18

Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer

1928-07-19

John Bratby, painter/writer (Breakdown)

1928-07-20

Pavel Kohout, writer

1928-07-26

Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet (d. 1980)

1928-08-31

Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer

1928-09-02

Peter Mansfield, writer

1928-10-04

Torben Ulrich, Danish musician, writer, filmmaker and tennis player

1928-10-21

Mario Pinto, the Andrade, writer/president MPLA (Angola)

1928-10-24

Gabriel Laub, Polish writer

1928-12-12

Chinghiz Aitmatov, Soviet-born Kyrgyz writer (Jamila)

1928-12-22

Piero Angelo, Italian writer (Control)

1928-12-31

Veijo Meri, writer

1929-02-06

Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer

1929-03-09

Marie Cardinal, writer

1929-03-13

J D Slater, writer

1929-03-29

Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

1929-04-01

Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)

1929-04-05

Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)

1929-04-06

Willis Hall, British writer

1929-04-29

W Kempowski, writer

1929-05-03

Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist

1929-05-14

Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)

1929-05-16

Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)

1929-05-26

Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)

1929-06-06

Viktor Konezki, writer

1929-07-07

R Baumgart, writer

1929-07-24

Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist

1929-08-08

Rose Nyland, writer

1929-08-31

Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer

1929-09-14

Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)

1929-10-24

James Brosnan, baseball player/writer (Long Season)

1929-10-24

Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)

1929-10-25

Peter Rohmkorf, writer

1929-11-09

Imre Kertész, Budapest, concentration camp survivor, writer, Nobel laureate (2002)

1929-11-11

H M Enzensberger, writer

1929-11-12

Michael Ende, writer

1929-11-23

Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer

1929-12-08

Goffredo Parise, writer

1929-12-17

William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

1929-12-30

Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)

1930-01-23

Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)

1930-01-29

John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)

1930-02-12

Gerhard Rohm, writer

1930-02-17

Ruth Rendell, English writer

1930-02-23

Gerry Davis, writer

1930-02-23

Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)

1930-02-25

Erica Pedretti, writer

1930-02-27

Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)

1930-03-27

Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Bird Watching)

1930-04-08

Julien Van Remoortere, [Piet Mortelman], Flemish writer (Fist)

1930-04-12

Bryan Magee, writer

1930-04-25

Paul Mazursky, Brooklyn, writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson)

1930-05-11

Stanley L Elkin, Brooklyn New York, American writer/professor (Living End)

1930-06-05

Alifa Rifaat, Egyptian writer (d. 1996)

1930-07-06

Francoise Mallet-Joris, [F Lilar], Belgian writer (Signs & Wonders)

1930-07-06

H J Heise, writer

1930-07-12

Gordon Pinsent, Canadian actor, director, and writer

1930-07-25

Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and essayist (d. 1990)

1930-08-01

Lionel Bart [Begleiter], Stepney, London, English pop music composer and writer (Oliver!)

1930-08-03

James Komack, NYC, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father)

1930-08-08

Terry Nation, writer (Dr Who, Blake 7)

1930-09-25

H Heckmann, writer

1930-12-15

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

1930-12-27

Wilfrid Sheed, England, writer (Boys of Winter, Hack)

1931-01-10

Peter Barnes, English writer (d. 2004)

1931-01-16

Vladimir Skutina, writer playwright/journalist

1931-01-20

Sawako Ariyoshi, Japanese writer (Compound Pollution, Doctor's Wife)

1931-01-25

Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio

1931-01-27

John Hopkins, writer

1931-02-10

Thomas Bernhard, writer

1931-02-16

A Kolleritsch, writer

1931-02-28

Jack Thieuloy, writer

1931-03-07

Donald Barthelme, US, writer (Snow White)

1931-03-13

Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Berlin, actor/director/writer (Solo Sunday)

1931-03-22

Igor Hajek, translator/writer

1931-04-07

Donald Barthelme, Phila Pa, writer (Snow White, Sadness)

1931-05-02

Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)

1931-05-04

Thomas Stuttaford, British doctor and writer

1931-05-05

Greg, Belgian comic-book writer (Achille Talon) (d, 1999)

1931-05-16

Peter Levi, poet/writer

1931-06-23

Urs Jaeggi, writer

1931-07-15

Clive Cussler, Aurora Illinois, writer (Raise The Titantic, Sahara)

1931-07-16

Caroline Blackwood, writer

1931-08-14

Frederic Raphael, writer (After the War, California Time)

1931-08-29

Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist

1931-10-17

Ernst Hinterberger, Austrian writer

1931-10-27

Nawal el-Saadawi, Egyptian writer

1931-12-17

Yvonne Keuls, [Bamberg], Dutch writer (Jan Rap & Co)

1931-12-25

Carlos Castaneda, US, writer/mystic (Eagle's Gift, Fire From Within)

1931-12-30

Richard Christ, writer

1932-01-12

Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer

1932-02-04

Ivan Davis, Electra Texas, pianist/writer (Hunger, Corn is Green)

1932-02-14

Alexander Kluge, writer

1932-02-16

A Appelfeld, writer

1932-02-20

Adrian Cristobal, Filipino writer (d. 2007)

1932-03-09

Heere Heeresma, Dutch writer (Han de Wit goes in development aid)

1932-03-28

Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu)

1932-03-30

Ted Morgan, Swiss-born writer

1932-03-31

John Jakes, Chicago, writer (Sir Scoundrel, Great Women Reporters)

1932-04-13

Barney Simon, theatre director/writer

1932-04-21

Elaine May, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors)

1932-04-23

Jim Fixx, jogger/writer (Jim Fixx on Running)

1932-05-08

Julieta Campos, Cuban-Mexican writer (d. 2007)

1932-05-21

G Wohmann, writer

1932-05-25

John Grogery Dunne, US writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions)

1932-06-01

Philo [Rolf] Bregstein, Dutch writer (Dingen die niet Voorbijgaan)

1932-06-04

Maurice Shadbolt, New Zealand writer

1932-06-11

Athol Fugard, Middleburg South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot)

1932-06-27

Joachim Wohlgemuth, writer

1932-07-10

Jorgen Becker, writer

1932-08-11

Fernando Arrabal, Spanish song/romance writer (Baal Babilonia)

1932-08-31

Benito Wogatzki, writer

1932-09-29

Robert Benton, Texas, writer/director (Kramer vs Kramer)

1932-12-19

Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer

1932-12-28

Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer

1932-12-28

Manuel Puig, Argentina, writer (Blood of Requited Love)

1933-02-01

Reynolds Price, US writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)

1933-04-17

Penelope Lively, writer

1933-04-24

Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer and biographer

1933-05-08

Alistair Service, writer/publisher

1933-06-16

Joachim Nowotny, writer

1933-06-17

Harry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (d. 2006)

1933-07-18

Aad Nuis, Dutch writer/undersecretary of Education (D66)

1933-07-21

Brigitte Reimann, writer

1933-07-21

John C Gardner, scholar/writer (Grendel, Sunlight Dialogues)

1933-07-31

Cees Nooteboom, Dutch writer

1933-08-13

Madhur Jaffrey, cookbook writer/actress (Shakespeare Wallah)

1933-08-16

Reiner Kunze, writer

1933-08-22

Irmtraud Morgner, writer

1933-10-06

Horst Bingle, writer

1933-10-24

Norman Rush, American writer

1934-01-08

Alexandra Ripley, American writer (d. 2004)

1934-03-27

Istvan Csurka, Budapest, Hungary, politician and writer, (d. 2012)

1934-05-13

Adolf Muschg, writer

1934-05-25

David J Burke, Liverpool England, writer

1934-06-01

Willy Roggeman, Flemish writer (Goldfish, Nardis)

1934-06-21

Wulf Kirsten, writer

1934-07-03

Manfred Bieler, writer

1934-07-17

Rainer Kisch, writer

1934-07-20

Uwe Johnson, German writer

1934-08-05

Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer

1934-09-23

Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx)

1934-10-07

Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], US, poet/writer

1934-10-07

[Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], US writer (Black Music)

1934-10-26

Ulrich Plentzdorf, writer

1934-11-18

Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer and ambassador

1935-01-28

David John Lodge, English writer (Soul & Bodies)

1935-03-21

Hubert Fichte, writer

1935-03-23

Barry Cryer, comedian/writer (Goodies Rule-OK, All You Need is Cash)

1935-03-24

Peter Bichsel, writer

1935-03-27

Abelardo Castillo, Argentine writer

1935-03-31

Judith Rossner, US, writer (August)

1935-04-06

John Pepper Clark, Nigeria, writer (Horn, Song of a Goat)

1935-04-14

Erich von Däniken, Zofingen, Aargau, Swiss writer (Chariots of the Gods)

1935-05-05

Douglas Marland, West Sand Lake NY, soap opera writer (Gen Hospital)

1935-05-19

F R Fries, writer

1935-05-29

Andre P Brink, South African writer (Dry White Season)

1935-06-07

Harry Crews, US writer/actor (Indian Runner), (d. 2012)

1935-06-12

Christoph Meckel, writer

1935-08-12

Karl Mickel, writer

1935-08-23

Roy Strong, writer/art historian/director (Victoria & Albert Museum)

1935-08-27

Frank Yablans, NYC, writer (North Dallas Forty)

1935-08-29

William Friedkin, Chicago, Illinois, American director/producer/writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection)

1935-09-20

Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell)

1935-10-07

Thomas M Keneally, Australian writer (Schindler's List)

1935-10-30

Agota Kristof, Hungarian writer

1935-11-18

Frank Joseph Kofsky, teacher/writer

1935-12-13

Thomas Wakefield, writer

1935-12-31

Rolf Haufs, writer

1936-01-09

Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer

1936-02-18

Jean Auel, American writer

1936-03-01

Jean-Edern Hallier, writer

1936-03-07

Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)

1936-03-18

Hans Peter Bleuel, writer

1936-03-28

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru, writer (Aunt Julia)/pres candidate

1936-05-11

Ulrich Berkes, writer

1936-05-17

Lars Gustafsson, writer

1936-05-22

M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)

1936-05-25

Tom T Hall, Olive Hill Ky, country singer/writer (Harper Valley PTA)

1936-06-25

Paul Nowee, Dutch western writer (Eagle's Eye)

1936-06-28

Gisela Kraft, writer

1936-08-04

Assia Djebar, Algerian writer and filmmaker

1936-08-30

Fabrizia Ramondino, writer

1936-09-05

Jonathan Kozol, American writer, sociologist

1936-10-04

Sally Mary Caroline Belfrage, writer

1936-10-05

Vaclav Havel, writer/pres Czechoslovakia (1989-92)

1936-11-15

Wolf Biermann, writer

1936-11-23

Robert Barnard, British mystery writer

1936-11-29

Gerti Tetzner, writer

1936-12-05

James Lee Burke, American writer

1936-12-06

David Ossman, Santa Monica, California, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre)

1936-12-17

Frank Martinus Arion, [F Efraim M], Antilles, writer (Double Play)

1936-12-22

James Burke, British writer

1937-01-09

K Schlesinger, writer

1937-01-22

Joseph Wambaugh, East Pittsburgh Pa, police writer (Onion Fields)

1937-01-25

Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer

1937-01-31

Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)

1937-02-13

Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)

1937-03-08

Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)

1937-03-20

Elizabeth Gille, writer translator/editor

1937-04-29

Jill Paton Walsh, English writer

1937-05-02

Gisela Elsner, writer

1937-05-02

Lorenzo Music, Brooklyn New York, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield)

1937-05-03

Nélida Piñon, Brazilian writer

1937-05-08

Daniel Robberechts, Belgian writer (Labia Majora)

1937-05-20

Teddy Randazzo, song writer (I'm on the Outside Looking In)

1937-06-07

Bert sugar, Washington D.C., sports writer (Sting like a Bee), (d. 2012)

1937-07-11

Pai Hsien-yung, Taiwanese writer

1937-07-17

Jose Ignacio Cabrujas, writer

1937-08-21

Robert Stone, US writer (Who'll Stop the Rain, WUSA)

1937-09-30

Jurek Becker, writer

1937-10-19

Nicholas Palmer, television writer/producer

1937-11-30

Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Writer

1937-12-11

Jim Harrison, American writer

1937-12-31

Nicolas Born, writer

1938-01-05

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan writer

1938-01-06

Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader

1938-01-31

Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)

1938-02-18

Elke Erb, writer

1938-04-03

Jeff Barry, Brooklyn New York, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her)

1938-05-04

Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer

1938-05-12

Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident

1938-05-17

Trinus Riemersma, Dutch-Frisian writer (Conquest of Leeuwarden)

1938-05-21

Urs Widmer, writer

1938-05-25

Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)

1938-06-16

Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer

1938-06-24

Lawrence Block, American writer

1938-07-28

Robert Hughes, [Studley Forrest], Australia, writer/critic (Barcelona)

1938-08-05

Tim Preece, The Ghost Writer

1938-08-15

Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish writer

1938-08-22

Dale Hawkins, music writer (Suzy Q)

1938-08-24

Mason Williams, Abilene Tx, writer (Smother Brothers Hour)

1938-12-28

Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician

1938-12-29

Mike Getz, The Writer

1939-01-10

William Levy, Dutch writer

1939-01-12

Helmut Eisendle, writer

1939-01-12

Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)

1939-02-05

Jane Bryant Quinn, newscaster/financial writer (Everyone's Money Book)

1939-03-05

Charles Fuller, US writer (Zooman, Soldier Story)

1939-03-08

George William Reed, astronomy writer/cartoonist (Dark Sky Legacy)

1939-03-15

Robert Nye, writer (Facts of Life & other fiction, 3 Views of Man)

1939-04-21

Helen Prejean, American writer

1939-04-22

Jason Miller, Scranton PA, actor/writer (Exorcist, Light of Day)

1939-05-07

Volker Braun, writer

1939-05-29

Nanette Newman, writer/actress (Endless Game, Of Human Bondage)

1939-06-17

Hanna Johansen, writer

1939-07-03

Jay Tarses, Balt Md, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory)

1939-07-14

George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer

1939-07-16

Marion Pitt, social worker/writer

1939-09-27

Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer

1939-10-07

Clive James, Australian television presenter and writer

1939-10-09

Pierre Mertens, French/Belgian writer (Lettres Clandestines)

1939-12-02

Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician

1939-12-05

Horst Bastian, writer

1939-12-11

Thomas McGuane, US, writer (Colf Feet, Tom Horn, Missouri Breaks)

1940-01-05

Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)

1940-03-03

Germán Castro Caycedo, Colombian writer and journalist

1940-03-07

Harald Gerlach, writer

1940-03-12

M.A. Numminen, Finnish singer and writer

1940-04-02

Peter Haining, writer/editor (Anatomy of Witchcraft)

1940-04-20

Jan Cremer, Dutch writer/sculptor (I, John Cremer)

1940-05-13

Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)

1940-06-25

A.J. Quinnell, British writer (d. 2005)

1940-09-14

Leo H Ferrier, Suriname writer (Atman)

1940-09-24

Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)

1940-10-28

Susan Harris, American television writer and producer

1940-12-05

Peter Pohl, Swedish writer

1940-12-07

Kumar Shahani, writer/director (Kasbam Tarang, Maya Darpan)

1940-12-29

Brigitte Kronauer, writer

1940-12-29

Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist (Come off that Roof)

1941-03-13

Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)

1941-03-18

Wolfgang Bauer, writer

1941-04-10

Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)

1941-05-19

Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist

1941-05-28

Guntram Vesper, writer

1941-06-14

John Edgar Widerman, US writer

1941-07-05

Barbara Frischmuth, writer

1941-09-03

Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)

1941-10-04

Roy Blount, Jr., American writer

1941-10-10

Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa, writer/environmentalist

1941-10-21

Marina Ripa, Rome Italy, countess/writer (My First 40 Years)

1941-10-25

Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)

1941-11-20

Haseena Moin, Pakistani television drama writer and Urdu playwright

1941-12-04

Humberto Solas, director/writer (Lucia)

1942-01-05

Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)

1942-03-02

John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)

1942-03-25

Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Show)

1942-03-27

Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)

1942-04-08

Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)

1942-04-13

Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.

1942-04-17

Mario Brenta, writer/director (Maicol, Barnabo of the Mountains)

1942-05-11

Rachel Billington, British writer

1942-06-21

Henry S. Taylor, American writer

1942-06-24

Gerhart Roth, writer

1942-07-09

Hermann Burger, writer

1942-07-25

Felix Ph Ingold, writer

1942-08-22

Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (d. 1993)

1942-09-14

Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer

1942-12-06

Peter Handke, Austrian writer

1942-12-19

Jean-Patric Manchette, thriller writer

1943-01-04

Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer

1943-01-06

Osvaldo Soriano, writer

1943-02-01

Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer

1943-02-13

F C Delius, writer

1943-02-18

Graeme Garden, Scottish writer

1943-03-01

Franz Hohler, writer

1943-03-03

Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point)

1943-03-13

Andre Techine, director/writer (Scene of the Crime, Rendez-Vous)

1943-03-23

Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)

1943-04-03

Jonathan Lynn, Bath England, writer/actor (Greedy, Bar Mitzvah Boy)

1943-04-08

James Herbert, London, horror writer (The Rats), (d. 2013)

1943-05-15

Harve Brosten, comedy writer/producer/director (All in the Family)

1943-06-05

Ann Craft, researcher/writer

1943-06-09

Joe Haldeman, science fiction writer

1943-08-21

Hugh Wilson, American director, writer and actor

1943-09-12

Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-born writer

1943-09-16

James Alan McPherson, American writer

1943-10-08

R. L. Stine, Columbus, Ohio, children's book writer (Goosebumps)

1943-11-26

Marilynne Robinson, American writer

1944-01-11

Mohammed Abed Elhai, Sudanese writer and academic (d. 1989)

1944-01-29

Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)

1944-02-21

Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)

1944-02-28

Colin Nutley, director/writer (Such is Life, Black Jack)

1944-03-07

Jorgen Theobaldy, writer

1944-03-14

Peter Paul Zahl, writer

1944-03-15

Jacques Doillon director/writer (La Fille de Quinze Ans)

1944-04-08

Christoph Hein, writer

1944-04-11

John Milius, writer (Red Dawn, 1941, Big Wednesday)

1944-05-02

F Innerhofer, writer

1944-05-10

Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)

1944-05-12

Eva Demski, writer

1944-05-18

W. G. Sebald, German-born writer (d. 2001)

1944-06-27

Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)

1944-07-21

Buchi Emecheta, Nigerian/English writer (Price of Bride)

1944-08-19

Bodil Malmsten, Swedish writer

1944-08-21

Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)

1944-09-06

Gordon DeMarco, writer/activist

1944-11-16

Hugo Dittberner, writer

1944-12-01

Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin

1944-12-01

Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco

1944-12-20

G Wolfgruber, writer

1945-01-22

Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)

1945-01-30

Michael Dorris, writer

1945-02-15

Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer

1945-02-19

Thomas Brasch, writer

1945-03-04

Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)

1945-03-14

Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer

1945-03-31

Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer

1945-04-07

Megas, Icelandic singer, songwriter and writer

1945-04-30

Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)

1945-04-30

Claude van de Berge, [Rony MF Pauwels], Flemish writer (Graph Theory)

1945-05-04

Monika van Paemel, Belgian writer (Accursed Fathers)

1945-06-04

Daniel Topolski, writer/photographer/rowing coach

1945-06-19

Tobias Wolff, US writer (This Boy's Life)

1945-06-23

Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer.

1945-07-13

Jean-Pierre E Plooij, Dutch writer (Duvelsmoer)

1945-09-01

Mustafa Balel, Turkish writer

1945-10-16

Paul Monette, writer

1945-10-26

Pat Conroy, American writer (Great Santini, Prince of Tides)

1945-10-27

John Kane, actor/writer

1946-01-19

Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)

1946-01-21

Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)

1946-01-25

Silvio Blatter, writer

1946-02-25

F Xaver Kroetz, writer

1946-03-12

Peter Whalley, British television writer and author

1946-03-19

Bigas Luna, director/writer (Anguish)

1946-04-14

Tom Monteleone, US writer (Dark Star & Illumination)

1946-06-10

Mensje F van Keulen-van der Steen, Dutch writer (Bleeker's Summer)

1946-06-12

Harry Glasper, English writer

1946-06-17

Peter Rosei, Austrian writer

1946-06-28

Robert L Asprin, US, sci-fi writer (Thieves World, Cold Cash War)

1946-07-28

Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist

1946-08-11

Marilyn Vos Savant, St Louis Mo, writer/world's highest IQ (228)

1946-08-31

Jerome Corsi, American writer

1946-10-10

Mildred Grieveson (aka: Anne Mather, Caroline Fleming, Cardine Fleming), English writer

1946-10-17

Drusilla Modjeska, Australian writer and editor

1946-10-19

Philip Pullman, English writer

1946-10-20

Elfriede Jelinek, writer

1946-12-14

Anthonius A M "Ton" Kors, Dutch writer (Hannie Schaft)

1946-12-16

Adriaan van Dis, Dutch TV host/writer (Promised Country)

1946-12-17

Eugene Levy, Hamilton Canada, comedian/writer (SCTV)

1947-01-07

Shobha De, Indian writer

1947-02-17

Dallas Adams, British actor/painter/writer (Terror From Within)

1947-03-03

Clifton Snider, American poet and writer

1947-03-09

Keri Hulme, New Zealandic writer

1947-03-30

Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer

1947-05-01

Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer

1947-05-12

catherine yronwode, American writer and editor

1947-05-14

Karin Struck, writer

1947-05-26

Piers Gray, critic/writer

1947-06-16

-minu, Swiss columnist and writer

1947-06-28

Mark Helprin, US writer

1947-07-02

Larry David, Brooklyn NY, actor/comedian/writer (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm)

1947-07-24

Geoffrey McQueen, TV Writer

1947-08-07

Ann Beattie, writer

1947-09-08

Ann Beattie, Wash DC, short story writer (NYer Magazine)

1947-09-16

Enrique Krauze, Mexican historian and writer

1947-09-22

Robert Morace, American writer

1947-09-28

Gillian Rose, philosopher/writer

1947-11-14

P J O'Rourke, writer (Easy Money)

1947-11-16

Ebby Thust, German boxing promoter and writer

1947-12-04

Ursula Krechel, writer

1947-12-08

Kati-Claudia Fofonoff, Skolt Sámi writer

1948-01-12

William Nicholson, English writer

1948-01-20

Nancy Kress, American writer

1948-02-23

Doug Moench, American comic book writer

1948-02-25

Aldo Busi, Italian writer

1948-03-04

James Ellroy, American writer

1948-03-14

Billy Crystal, Long Beach, New York, American actor, writer, producer (Soap, City Slickers)

1948-04-03

Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer

1948-04-04

Dan Simmons, American writer

1948-04-13

Amy Robinson, Trenton NJ, writer/actress (Mean Streets)

1948-06-21

Ian McEwan, English writer

1948-06-21

Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer

1948-07-17

Ron Asheton, Washington DC, guitarist and song writer (Iggy Pop), (d. 2009).

1948-08-23

Andrei Pleşu, Romanian writer, essayist

1948-09-10

Zhang Chengzhi, Chinese writer

1948-10-05

Zoran Živković, Serbian writer

1948-11-23

Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer

1948-11-29

David Rintoul, The Ghost Writer

1948-12-02

T. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer

1948-12-14

Boudewijn Buch, Dutch writer/TV host

1949-01-01

Peter Dormer, arts writer

1949-01-14

Lawrence Kasdan, Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)

1949-01-14

Mary Robison, American writer

1949-02-09

Janet Issaca Ashford, writer

1949-02-19

William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer

1949-03-26

Patrick Süskind, German writer

1949-03-30

Leslie Joan Corn, theatre producer/director/writer

1949-04-01

Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)

1949-04-12

Scott Turow, American writer

1949-05-18

Stuart Gannes, Detroit Mich, writer (Fortune)

1949-08-09

Jonathan Kellerman, American writer

1949-08-22

Þórarinn Eldjárn, Icelandic writer

1949-10-05

Bill James [George William James], Holton Kansas, American baseball writer and statistician

1949-10-14

Katha Pollitt, American writer

1949-10-23

Nick Tosches, American writer

1949-12-07

Tom Waits, California, rocker/song writer (Blue Valentine)

1949-12-31

Susan Shwartz, American writer

1950-01-17

Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer

1950-01-24

Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer

1950-04-22

Jancis Robinson, wine writer/broadcaster

1950-05-28

Ian Bradley, British writer and academic

1950-08-12

Jim Beaver, American actor and writer

1950-09-05

Paul William Roberts, Canadian writer

1950-10-05

Edward P. Jones, American writer

1950-11-03

Joe Queenan, American writer

1950-11-03

Massimo Mongai, Italian writer

1950-11-16

John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist

1951-04-16

Ioan Mihai Cochinescu, Romanian writer and photographer

1951-04-19

Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)

1951-05-03

Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer

1951-05-21

Al Franken, comedian/writer/actor (SNL, Stuart Saves His Family)

1951-06-04

Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist

1951-06-05

Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.

1951-08-15

Ann Biderman, American film and television writer

1951-09-27

Jim Shooter, American comic book writer

1951-09-29

Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)

1951-10-03

Bernard Cooper, American writer

1951-11-06

John Falsey, American television writer and producer

1951-11-09

Bill Mantlo, American comic book writer

1951-11-27

Kathryn Bigelow, San Carlos, California, American director, producer and writer (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)

1951-12-28

Ian Buruma, Anglo-Dutch scholar and writer on Japan and the Far East.

1952-01-14

Maureen Dowd, American writer

1952-01-21

Louis Menand, American writer and critic

1952-03-01

Steven Barnes, American writer

1952-03-02

Mark Evanier, American writer

1952-04-29

David Icke, English writer

1952-05-25

Al Sarrantonio, American writer

1952-06-14

Leon Wieseltier, American writer.

1952-07-12

Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer

1952-07-31

João Barreiros, Portuguese writer

1952-08-29

Karen Hesse, American children's writer

1952-09-10

Gerry Conway, Marvel comics writer (Punisher)

1952-10-06

Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer

1952-10-21

Patti Davis [Patricia Ann Reagan], singer/actress/writer, Ronald and Nancy's daughter

1952-11-06

Michael Cunningham, American writer

1952-11-16

Robin McKinley, American writer

1952-11-30

Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist

1953-04-16

J. Neil Schulman, American writer

1953-06-26

James Anderson, writer

1953-07-20

Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer

1953-08-07

Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman

1953-08-10

Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer

1953-08-21

Ivan Stang, American writer

1953-09-29

Jean-Claude Lauzon, Montreal, director/writer (Leola, Night Zoo)

1953-10-14

Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer

1953-11-05

Joyce Maynard, American writer

1953-11-18

Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist

1953-12-14

Joe Toplyn, Boston, comedic writer (Late Night with David Letterman)

1953-12-15

J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer

1954-01-15

Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer

1954-02-07

Brian Morton, Scottish writer

1954-02-09

Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor

1954-03-09

Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)

1954-05-14

Jens Sparschuh, German writer

1954-05-18

Martyn Wiley, writer/broadcaster

1954-06-09

Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer

1954-06-15

James Belushi, The Ghost Writer

1954-06-21

Robert Menasse, Austrian writer

1954-08-16

James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (True Lies, Titanic)

1954-10-19

Deborah Blum, American writer

1954-12-20

Sandra Cisneros, American writer

1955-01-25

Errol Trotman-Harewood, The Ghost Writer

1955-02-08

John Grisham, writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief)

1955-02-08

Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer

1955-02-16

Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)

1955-03-10

Juliusz Machulski, Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)

1955-04-09

Kate Heyhoe, American food writer

1955-06-01

Ralph Morse, British actor, singer and writer of historical dramas

1955-06-04

Paul Stewart, English writer

1955-06-23

Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer

1955-07-06

William Wall, Irish writer

1955-07-09

Fred Norris, comedy writer/singer (Howard Stern Show)

1955-08-07

Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer

1955-08-22

Will Shetterly, writer

1955-11-13

John Lanzillotto, The Technical Writer

1956-01-10

Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer

1956-01-13

Jay McInerney, writer (Bright Lights, Big City)

1956-03-05

Mark Handley, writer (Nell)

1956-03-06

Peter Roebuck, cricketer (Somerset opening batsman & SMH writer)

1956-03-11

D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer

1956-04-04

David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer

1956-04-08

Jim Piddock, English actor, writer and producer

1956-04-28

Jeremy John Beadle, writer/broadcaster

1956-09-07

Diane Warren, American song writer

1956-09-17

Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher

1956-09-23

Peter David, American writer

1956-10-06

Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist

1956-11-26

Don Lake, Canadian television writer

1957-01-13

Lorrie Moore, American writer

1957-01-14

Anchee Min, Chinese writer

1957-01-17

Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer

1957-01-22

Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist

1957-01-27

Frank Miller, US, comicbook writer (Batman-The Dark Knight Returns)

1957-02-07

Richard Cook, British jazz writer (d. 2007)

1957-03-07

Robert Harris, The Ghost Writer

1957-05-25

Edward Lee, American writer

1957-07-09

Tim Kring, American writer and producer

1957-07-16

Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer

1957-07-26

Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer

1957-08-01

Taylor Negron [Brad Taylor], Glendale, California, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money)

1957-11-14

Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)

1957-11-14

Michael J Fitzgerald, American writer

1957-12-25

Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)

1958-02-03

Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)

1958-02-04

Werner Schwab, writer

1958-02-04

Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer

1958-02-07

Matt Ridley, British science writer

1958-02-19

Helen Fielding, English writer

1958-03-09

Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer

1958-03-16

Kate Worley, American comic book writer (d. 2004)

1958-04-15

Dolores Gordon-Smith, British Writer

1958-04-15

Benjamin Zephaniah, British writer

1958-05-23

Mitch Albom, American writer

1958-08-04

Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer

1958-09-10

Chris Columbus, writer/director (Mrs Doubtfire, Nine Months)

1958-09-11

Phoef Sutton, American television writer and producer

1958-10-20

Neil Barry, The Italian Writer

1958-10-29

David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker

1958-12-02

George Saunders, American writer

1958-12-27

Steffen Mensching, writer

1959-03-05

David Fury, American television writer and producer

1959-03-15

Lisa Holton, American writer

1959-03-18

Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director

1959-03-22

Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive

1959-04-30

Paul Gross, Calgary Alberta, Canadian actor, director, and writer

1959-06-27

Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer

1959-07-26

Rick Bragg, American writer

1959-07-29

Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist

1959-10-17

Ron Drummond, American writer

1959-10-22

Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)

1959-11-03

Hal Hartley, American film director and writer

1959-12-01

Billy Childish, English painter, writer and musician

1960-01-06

Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer

1960-01-28

Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer

1960-03-13

Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist

1960-03-23

Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)

1960-04-24

Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

1960-04-29

Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer

1960-07-13

Ian Hislop, English writer, editor of Private Eye

1960-08-16

Timothy Hutton, The Ghost Writer

1960-09-16

Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer

1960-11-04

Marc Awodey, American artist and writer

1960-11-10

Neil Gaiman, English writer

1960-11-27

Kevin Henkes, American children's book writer/illustrator

1960-12-19

Michelangelo Signorile, American writer

1960-12-20

Nalo Hopkinson, Canadian writer

1961-01-17

Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director

1961-01-24

Vince Russo, American writer

1961-03-25

Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer

1961-04-11

Vincent Gallo, Buffalo, New York, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny)

1961-06-09

Aaron Sorkin, American writer

1961-07-15

Jean-Christophe Grangé, French writer and screenwriter

1961-08-13

Stuart Maconie, English music writer and broadcaster

1961-09-11

Philip Ardagh, British writer

1961-09-27

Irvine Welsh, Scottish writer

1961-10-23

Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer

1961-11-01

Kim Krizan, California, writer/actress (Slacker, Dazed & Confused)

1961-11-01

Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist

1961-11-24

Arundhati Roy, Indian writer

1961-12-18

Thomas Strittmatter, writer

1961-12-29

Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer

1962-01-03

Ulrike Lang, writer

1962-01-12

Joe Quesada, American comic book writer

1962-01-23

Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist

1962-02-21

Chuck Palahniuk, American writer

1962-02-21

David Foster Wallace, American writer

1962-03-02

Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer

1962-03-21

Mark Waid, American comic book writer

1962-05-17

Craig Ferguson, Glasgow, Scottish actor, writer and comedian

1962-05-17

Lise Lyng Falkenberg, Danish writer

1962-05-27

Steven Brill, American film writer and director

1962-07-08

Rob Burnett, North Caldwell NJ, head writer (David Letterman)

1962-07-22

Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac)

1962-09-22

Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer

1962-11-22

Victor Pelevin, Russian writer

1962-11-30

Daniel Keys Moran, American writer

1963-01-14

Steven Soderbergh, Atlanta, Georgia, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic)

1963-02-19

Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer

1963-03-26

Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer

1963-04-27

Russell T. Davies, Welsh television writer and executive producer of Doctor Who

1963-05-08

Robin Jarvis, British writer

1963-05-21

Richard Appel, American writer

1963-06-24

Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer

1963-08-29

Elizabeth Brown, minister healer/writer

1963-10-13

Colin Channer, Jamaican writer

1963-11-13

Thilo Timothy Newman, Hamburg Germany, writer (Freejack, Alien)

1963-12-24

Caroline Aherne, British comedienne, writer and actress

1964-01-20

Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer

1964-02-19

Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer

1964-03-07

Bret Easton Ellis, American writer

1964-05-07

Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)

1964-08-08

Anastasia Ashman, American writer

1964-08-24

Dana Gould, American comedian and writer

1964-08-25

Marti Noxon, American television writer and producer

1964-08-25

Volker Langhoff, The Ghost Writer

1964-09-03

Spike Feresten, American television writer

1965-01-06

Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer

1965-01-18

Dave Attell, American writer and comedian

1965-04-25

Peter Wick, Long Strange Trip, or The Writer, the Naked Girl, and the Guy with a Hole in His Head

1965-05-14

Eoin Colfer, Irish writer

1965-06-12

Filip Topol, Czech musician and writer

1965-07-31

J. K. Rowling, Gloucestershire England, writer (Harry Potter)

1965-08-04

Dennis Lehane, American crime writer

1965-08-15

Rob Thomas, American writer

1965-09-05

Christopher Nolan, Ireland, handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock)

1965-10-23

Augusten Burroughs, American writer

1965-11-11

Max Mutchnick, American TV writer and producer

1965-11-30

Lee Klein, American Writer

1965-12-15

Clayton Nemrow, The Ghost Writer

1965-12-28

Martine Robine, newspaper writer/Miss Junior Miss-France (1984)

1965-9-10

Marko Sanginetto, The Writer

1965-9-29

Michael Ming, The Writer

1966-06-27

J. J. Abrams, American television writer and producer

1966-07-16

Johnny Vaughan, English writer and broadcaster

1966-10-13

Robert Seeliger, The Ghost Writer

1966-10-17

Mark Gatiss, English actor and writer

1966-10-19

Jon Favreau, actor/writer (Swingers)

1966-10-28

Andy Richter, Yorkville IL, writer/sidekick (Conan O'Brien)

1966-11-16

Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer

1966-11-20

Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist

1966-12-13

Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker

1966-12-27

Wendy Coakley-Thompson, American writer

1967-01-25

Mark Bamford, American writer/director

1967-03-04

Andrew Osmond, English writer

1967-04-07

Artemis Gounaki, composer, writer and music producer

1967-05-26

Phil Doyle, Australian writer

1967-06-12

Icíar Bollaín, Spanish actress, director and writer

1967-07-07

Jason R Rich, Irvington NY, writer (Celebrity Teen Talk)

1967-08-13

Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer

1967-08-18

Brian Michael Bendis, American comic book writer

1967-10-03

Rob Liefeld, American comic book writer and artist

1967-10-10

Jonathan Littell, French-American writer

1967-12-14

Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer

1968-01-12

Heather Mills, Aldershot England, model/writer (Out on a Limb)

1968-01-17

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer, Dutch writer

1968-01-29

Edward Burns, Queens, New York, American actor, director, writer (Brothers McMullen, Saving Private Ryan)

1968-02-16

Warren Ellis, British comic book writer

1968-04-19

Craig McNeil, American writer, lawyer, and military officer

1968-06-06

François Avard, Canadian writer and scenarist

1968-07-07

Jeff VanderMeer, American writer

1968-07-09

Vardis A Fisher, US writer (Darkness & Deep), dies at 73

1968-07-24

Colleen Doran, American comic book writer and artist

1968-09-06

Christopher Brookmyre, Scottish writer

1968-09-11

Paul Mayeda Berges, American film writer and director

1968-09-16

Walt Becker, American director and writer

1969-01-17

Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director

1969-01-27

Patton Oswalt, American actor and writer

1969-01-28

Mo Rocca, American writer and comedian

1969-02-12

Darren Aronofsky, American director and writer

1969-03-27

Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer

1969-05-01

Wes Anderson, American director and writer

1969-05-03

Daryl F. Mallett, American writer/editor

1969-05-10

John Scalzi, American writer

1969-07-05

Jenji Kohan, American television writer and producer

1969-09-03

Noah Baumbach, Brooklyn, New York, writer, director and independent film maker (The Squid and the Whale)

1969-09-12

James Frey, American writer

1969-09-15

Jim Curtiss, American writer

1969-12-16

Jerry Johnson, The Writer

1970-02-12

Judd Winick, writer and artist

1970-02-27

Michael A. Burstein, American writer

1970-02-28

Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket

1970-03-12

Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher

1970-05-18

Tina Fey, Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, American writer/actress (Saturday Night Live)

1970-05-25

Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)

1970-06-17

Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian

1970-07-23

Thea Dorn, German writer

1970-07-31

Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer

1970-08-22

Charlie Connelly, English writer

1971-01-07

Tina Anderson, American comic book writer

1971-02-28

Tristan Louis, American writer

1971-03-04

Shavar Ross, American actor-turned film director, writer, film producer and editor

1971-03-20

Touré, American writer

1971-04-14

Peter Gibson, American writer

1971-08-07

Katia Boutin, The Ghost Writer

1971-10-27

Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer

1971-11-11

Jennifer Celotta, American TV producer and writer

1972-02-04

Denis Behnke, The Ghost Writer

1972-05-24

Greg Berlanti, American television writer and producer

1972-06-21

Alon Hilu, Israeli writer

1972-09-06

China Miéville, English writer

1972-09-29

Robert Webb, British actor, comedian, and writer

1972-12-05

Angela Shelton, American actress & writer

1973-01-25

Geoff Johns, American comic book writer

1973-07-25

Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer

1973-09-16

Justin Haythe, American writer

1973-11-08

Vanesa Littlecrow, Puerto Rican cartoonist, dancer, writer and model

1973-11-19

Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer

1974-03-20

Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer

1974-04-08

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer

1974-04-24

Eric Kripke, American television writer, director and producer

1974-10-14

Jay Walker, Writer's Block

1974-10-17

Ariel Levy, American feminist writer

1975-01-28

David Zingler, American writer

1975-02-13

Iván González, Puerto Rican writer and musician

1975-02-24

Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller

1975-04-25

Chris Lilley, Australian actor, comedian, and writer

1975-06-13

Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director

1975-06-24

Chad Michael, The Writer

1975-11-24

Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer

1975-11-28

Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer

1975-12-06

Noel Clarke, English actor and writer

1975-12-07

Nikola Wapzarow, writer

1975-12-19

Jon Smith, British writer

1976-02-25

Rashida Jones, American actress, writer, model, and musician

1976-03-02

Glenn Rubenstein, American writer and journalist

1976-03-15

Jose Sanchez Zolliker, Mexican writer

1976-05-10

Rob Malda, American internet writer/editor (Slashdot)

1976-09-09

Chace Ambrose, American actor and writer

1976-12-29

Danny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer

1977-03-19

Jorma Taccone, American writer and comedian

1977-04-15

Jeremiasz Prokopowicz, The Ghost Writer

1977-04-24

Siarhey Balakhonau, Belarusian writer

1977-07-18

Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright

1978-05-04

Shaenon K. Garrity, American webcomics writer and artist

1978-05-05

Morgan Pehme, American filmmaker and writer

1978-06-03

Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer

1978-10-14

Justin Brannan, American musician, writer

1978-11-30

Emil Steiner, American writer

1979-12-11

Rider Strong, San Francisco, California, American actor, writer and director (Boy Meets World)

1980-01-22

Subhash Ram Prajapati, Nepalese Writer

1980-02-03

Sarah Lewitinn, American writer

1981-10-31

Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer

1981-11-07

Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician, writer and film-maker

1981-11-13

Rivkah, American comic book writer and artist

1981-9-14

Nyasha Hatendi, The Ghost Writer

1982-04-15

Seth Rogen, Canadian actor and writer

1982-05-26

David Reed, British writer and comedian

1982-06-24

Brian Fitzgerald, American writer

1982-08-31

G. Willow Wilson, American journalist and comic book writer

1983-03-04

Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer

1983-11-14

C E Gadda, writer

1984-05-28

J.R. Writer, Killa Season

1984-09-24

Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer

1985-09-20

David Allen, American composer and writer

1986-07-03

Steven Emerson, Writer's Cramp

1987-11-19

Nuno Nolasco, The Italian Writer

1988-01-04

Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer

1988-05-09

Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer

1988-9-14

Jonathan Butler, The Copy-Writer

1990-04-03

Naani Bandreddi, Rudra: The Writer

1992-9-27

Zachary Schramm, Writer's Day

1995-02-11

Justin Ryan, Writer's Cramp

Writer - Notable Weddings

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheOct 14, 1806

James Fenimore CooperJan 1, 1811

Edgar Allan PoeMay 16, 1836

Nathaniel HawthorneJul 9, 1842

Mark TwainFeb 2, 1870

Ambrose BierceDec 25, 1871

Oscar WildeMay 29, 1884

Rudyard KiplingJan 18, 1893

Joseph ConradMar 24, 1896

Erle Stanley GardnerApr 9, 1912

Upton SinclairApr 12, 1913

TolkienMar 22, 1916

Walter LippmannMay 24, 1917

Henry MillerJun 24, 1924

Margaret MitchellJul 4, 1925

Graham GreeneOct 15, 1927

Enrico FermiJul 19, 1928

Frank Lloyd WrightAug 25, 1928

E. B. WhiteNov 13, 1929

Agatha ChristieSep 11, 1930

James JoyceJul 4, 1931

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynApr 7, 1940

James HerriotNov 5, 1941

Jack KerouacAug 22, 1944

Dorothy ParkerAug 17, 1950

Patricia NealJul 2, 1953

Ted HughesJun 16, 1956

Gabriel García MárquezMar 27, 1958

Jorge Luis BorgesAug 4, 1967

R. L. StineJun 22, 1969

Ingmar BergmanNov 11, 1971

William Peter BlattyJul 20, 1975

Gloria SwansonFeb 2, 1976

Carl BernsteinApr 14, 1976

Robert GouletOct 17, 1982

Byron NelsonNov 15, 1986

Janeane GarofaloAug 16, 1992

Larry DavidMar 31, 1993

Brooke ShieldsApr 4, 2001

Tina FeyJun 3, 2001

Mariska HargitayAug 28, 2004

Sacha Baron CohenMar 15, 2010

Drew BarrymoreJun 2, 2012

Writer - Weddings
Date Event
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.

1806-10-14

German writer, artist and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe marries mistress Christiane Vulpius in Weimar

1811-01-01

Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

1816-12-30

English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft

1836-05-16

US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

1842-07-09

American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

1850-03-14

French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine

1862-09-23

Russian writer ("War and peace") Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

1870-02-02

American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY

1871-12-25

Writer Ambrose Bierce (29) weds Mary Ellen Day

1880-05-16

British writer Mary Anne Evans, pen name George Eliot, aged 60 marries John Cross, 20 years her junior

1884-05-29

Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

1893-01-18

British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London

1896-03-24

Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

1912-04-09

Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (22) weds Natalie Talbert

1913-04-12

Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

1916-03-22

British writer ('Lord of the Rings'), poet and professor J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien marries Edith Mary Bratt at St. Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic Church, Warwick

1917-05-24

Writer Walter Lippmann (27) weds Faye Albertson

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

1923-03-23

Writer Anaïs Nin (Delta of Venus) marries banker and artist Hugh Parker Guiler in Havana, Cuba

1924-06-24

American writer Henry Miller (31) marries 2nd wife June Smerth (21) in Hoboken, New Jersey.

1924-08-28

British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

1925-04-15

Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

1925-07-04

American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell (24) marries 2nd husband John Marsh (29)

1927-10-15

Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

1928-07-19

Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

1928-08-25

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

1929-11-13

Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

1930-09-11

Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

1931-07-04

Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

1937-07-11

Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall

1938-03-26

Writer Walter Lippmann (48) weds second wife Helen Byrne Armstrong

1940-01-02

Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.

1940-04-07

Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya

1941-06-03

Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

1941-11-05

Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

1943-10-20

British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

1944-08-22

Writer Jack Kerouac (22) weds author Edie Kerouac Parker

1945-06-13

"Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas

1947-09-27

Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

1950-06-14

American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

1950-08-17

Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

1950-11-17

Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

1953-07-02

British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal

1955-03-17

Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband

1956-06-16

British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1958-03-27

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

1958-03-27

Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

1959-04-01

American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein

1966-06-15

English writer of blockbusters, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman

1966-07-06

American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett

1966-11-18

Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

1967-08-04

Writer Jorge Luis Borges (67) weds old friend Elsa Astete Millán

1968-08-09

Detective writer Erle Stanley Gardner (79) weds his long-time secretary Agnes Jean Bethell

1969-06-22

Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

1971-11-11

Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

1973-04-18

American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

1975-07-20

"The Exorcist" writer William Peter Blatty (47) weds tennis player Linda Tuero (24) in Las Vegas

1976-02-02

Actress Gloria Swanson (76) weds writer William Dufty (60)

1976-04-14

The Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein (32) weds writer and director Nora Ephron (34) at a civil ceremony in Manhattan

1978-11-04

"The Nanny" actress Fran Drescher (20) weds writer and director Peter Marc Jacobson (20)

1980-11-27

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

1982-10-17

Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

1983-08-16

musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher

1986-04-26

Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

1986-06-21

The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

1986-11-15

Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

1992-08-16

Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

1993-03-31

Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

1993-11-13

"Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

1995-05-07

Eldest son of Shirley Jones and screenplay writer Shaun Cassidy (36) weds actress Susan Diol (30) in Westwood, California

1998-06-27

The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California

1999-07-28

"Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

2001-04-04

Actress and model Brooke Shields (35) weds sitcom writer Chris Henchy (37) in Catalina Island, California

2001-06-03

Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004-07-03

Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California

2004-08-28

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

2004-10-02

"Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California

2005-06-09

"Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California

2005-09-02

"Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (43) weds director and writer Noah Baumbach (36) in Los Angeles

2005-09-24

"King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles

2005-10-09

"The O.C." writer and talk show host Regis Philbin's daughter Jennifer Joy Philbin (31) weds NBC comedy series "The Office" writer Michael Schur (32) at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in New York City

2006-04-29

"The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii

2007-01-09

"Ugly Betty" actress Ashley Jensen (37) weds actor and writer Terence Beesley in a ceremony in the woods of Big Sur, California

2007-05-05

Actress and singer Brittany Murphy (29) weds writer and director Simon Monjack (37) at their home in Los Angeles City

2008-05-31

"Law & Order" actress Alana De La Garza (31) weds writer Michael Roberts in Orlando, Orange County, Florida

2009-05-09

"The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California

2010-01-09

Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

2010-03-15

Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France

2010-09-25

Actress Emily Deschanel (33) weds writer-actor David Hornsby (34) in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles

2011-08-13

"The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois

2012-06-02

Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California

2012-07-07

"The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City

2013-06-28

Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York

2013-07-13

TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California

2014-05-25

Happy Endings actress Casey Wilson (33) weds comedy writer David Caspe (35) in Ojai, California

Writer - Notable Divorces

Margaret MitchellOct 16, 1924

Walter LippmannDec 9, 1937

Larry DavidJul 13, 2007

Writer - Divorces
Date Event
1924-10-16

American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien (Red) Upshaw

1937-12-09

Writer Walter Lippmann (48) divorces first wife Faye Albertson after 20 years of marriage

2006-04-20

Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding

2007-07-13

Environmental activist Laurie Lennard (49) divorces writer Larry David (60) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

2010-11-15

"Single White Female" actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (48) divorces writer Noah Baumbach (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Writer - Notable Deaths

Miguel de Cervantes SaavedraApr 23, 1616

Charles PerraultMay 16, 1703

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetApr 12, 1704

Jonathan SwiftOct 19, 1745

VoltaireMay 30, 1778

Denis DiderotJul 31, 1784

Benjamin FranklinApr 17, 1790

Giacomo CasanovaJun 4, 1798

Thomas PaineJun 8, 1809

Marquis de SadeDec 2, 1814

Johann Wolfgang von GoetheFeb 22, 1832

Edgar Allan PoeOct 7, 1849

Wilhelm GrimmDec 16, 1859

Henry David ThoreauMay 6, 1862

GrimmSep 20, 1863

Nathaniel HawthorneMay 19, 1864

Charles DickensJun 9, 1870

Alexandre DumasDec 5, 1870

Hans Christian AndersenAug 4, 1875

Richard BurtonOct 20, 1890

Herman MelvilleSep 28, 1891

Alfred Lord TennysonOct 6, 1892

Lewis CarrollJan 14, 1898

Frederick Law OlmstedAug 28, 1903

Anton ChekhovJul 15, 1904

Bram StokerApr 20, 1912

Ambrose BierceJan 11, 1914

Katherine MansfieldJan 9, 1923

Franz KafkaJun 3, 1924

Joseph ConradAug 3, 1924

David Herbert LawrenceMar 2, 1930

Arthur Conan DoyleJul 7, 1930

Maxim GorkyJun 18, 1936

Thomas WolfeSep 15, 1938

Selma LagerlöfMar 16, 1940

Rabindranath TagoreAug 7, 1941

Beatrix PotterDec 22, 1943

Gerhart HauptmannJun 6, 1946

H. G. WellsAug 13, 1946

Damon RunyonDec 10, 1946

Margaret MitchellAug 16, 1949

Andre GideFeb 19, 1951

Thomas MannAug 12, 1955

Brendan BehanMar 20, 1964

Dorothy ParkerJun 7, 1967

Tony HancockJun 25, 1968

Jack KerouacOct 21, 1969

Erle Stanley GardnerMar 11, 1970

Kenneth PatchenJan 8, 1972

TolkienSep 2, 1973

Miguel AsturiasJun 9, 1974

Agatha ChristieJan 12, 1976

Jean-Paul SartreApr 15, 1980

Tennessee WilliamsFeb 25, 1983

James BaldwinNov 30, 1987

Samuel BeckettDec 22, 1989

Graham GreeneApr 3, 1991

Alex HaleyFeb 10, 1992

Benjamin SpockMar 15, 1998

Susan SontagDec 28, 2004

Saul BellowApr 5, 2005

Cicely SaundersJul 14, 2005

Betty FriedanFeb 4, 2006

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAug 3, 2008

José SaramagoJun 18, 2010

Robin GibbMay 20, 2012

Gabriel García MárquezApr 17, 2014

Writer - Deaths
Date Event
79-08-25

Gaius Plinius Secundus, [Pliny the Elder], Roman admiral/writer, dies during eruption of Mount Vesuvius

899-10-26

Alfred the Great, writer/king of Wessex (871-99), dies

1078-02-22

Johannes van Fecamp, Italian mystic writer, dies

1092-10-14

Aboe Ali Hasan ibn Nizam al-Moelk, writer (Sijasetname), assassinated

1113-06-19

Odo/Odardus van Kamerijk, French writer/bishop of Kamerijk, dies

1125-10-21

Cosmas of Prague, Bohemian writer

1133-12-18

Hildebert, French writer

1142-04-21

Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079)

1213-02-22

Wibert of Gembloers, benediction/writer/abbot of Gembloers, dies

1296-11-01

Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)

1298-07-14

Jacob de Voragine, Italian bishop/writer (Golden Legend), dies

1331-10-27

Aboe al-Fida, [Aboelfeda], Arabic writer/sultan of Hama, dies

1345-04-14

Richard Aungerville, English bishop and writer (b. 1287)

1412-04-02

Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????)

1425-07-21

Manuel Paleologus, Byzantine Emperor (1391-1425)/writer, dies

1438-09-09

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

1449-05-20

Peter, Prince/regent of Portugal/writer (Virtuosa Benfeitoria), dies

1463-06-04

Flavio Biondi, Italian writer (Rome instaurata), dies at about 65

1463-06-17

Princess Catherine of Portugal, writer (b. 1436)

1471-05-01

Thomas a Kempis, spiritual writer (Navolging of Christ), dies at 91

1478-02-22

Hendrik Herp (Herpius/Harphius), writer (Spieghel volcomenheit), dies

1483-06-25

Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, English writer

1498-07-27

Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77

1501-05-22

Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66

1502-02-01

Olivier de la Marche, Flemish writer/poet/governor, dies

1517-10-02

John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37

1529-02-02

Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer (b. 1478)

1529-02-08

Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and diplomat (b. 1478)

1535-03-01

Bernardo Accolti, [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies

1536-02-03

Garcia de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies

1549-01-28

Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80

1553-12-14

Hanibal Lucić, Croatian writer (b. 1485)

1554-06-19

Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius], German writer (Judith), dies at 53

1557-08-01

Olaus Magnus, Swedish writer (b. 1490)

1561-02-26

Jorge de Montemayor, Spanish writer

1563-08-18

Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)

1569-05-10

Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer

1571-02-14

Benvenuto Cellini, Ital sculptor/writer (Perseus), dies at 70

1573-12-30

Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian writer (b. 1504)

1580-07-25

Baltazar Alvarez, Spanish jesuit/writer, dies at 47

1580-08-19

Andrea Palladio, architect/writer (Il Redentore, Venice), dies at 71

1582-10-04

Theresia van Avila, Spanish mystic writer, dies

1583-02-18

Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (b. 1503)

1584-03-10

Thomas Norton, English politician and writer (b. 1532)

1584-08-22

Jan Kochanowski, Polish writer (b. 1530)

1585-06-20

Christianus Adrichomius, writer (Theatrum Terrae Sanctae), dies at 52

1587-04-08

John Foxe, English writer (b. 1516)

1592-09-03

Robert Greene, English writer (b. 1558)

1592-09-13

Michel de Montaigne, French writer (b. 1533)

1594-04-29

Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer

1596-10-03

Florent Chrestien, French writer (b. 1541)

1604-03-13

Arnaud d'Ossat, French diplomat and writer (b. 1537)

1611-02-08

Jan H Van Linschoten, traveller/writer (Reys-Gheschrift), dies

1612-01-04

Henry L Spieghel, Dutch merchant/writer, dies at 62

1612-11-20

John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)

1613-09-15

Thomas Overbury, English writer (b. 1581)

1615-08-15

Cornelis C Vrancx, Flemish poet/writer (Comfort of Soles), dies

1616-04-23

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish writer (Don Quixote), dies at 69

1616-04-23

El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Peruvian writer (b. 1539)

1616-10-17

John Pitts, Catholic scholar and writer. (b. 1560)

1616-11-23

Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)

1617-10-11

Franchois Vranck, economist/writer (Deduction), dies at about 62

1617-11-10

Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer

1620-01-17

Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59

1620-03-09

Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59

1621-06-21

Kryštof Harant, Polish soldier, writer, and composer (b. 1564)

1621-08-03

Guillaume du Vair, French writer (b. 1556)

1621-08-15

John Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1582)

1622-12-28

Francois de Sales, French bishop of Geneva/writer/saint, dies at 55

1623-11-11

Philippe de Mornay, French writer (b. 1549)

1625-06-01

Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)

1627-05-23

Luis de Gongora y Argote, poet/writer, dies

1629-06-24

Carolus Scribani, Italian/Flemish jesuit/writer, dies at 67

1630-02-12

Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)

1635-04-25

Alessandro Tassoni, Ital political writer (Rape of Bucket), dies at 69

1635-08-07

Friedrich von Spee, German writer (b. 1591)

1636-12-09

Giovanni B Aleotti, Ital writer/theater architect, dies at about 90

1636-12-09

Fabian Birkowski, Polish writer (b. 1566)

1638-12-10

Ivan [Dzivo F] Gundulic, Dalmatian writer (Osman), dies at 49

1643-09-20

Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer

1644-11-10

Luís Vélez de Guevara, Spanish writer (b. 1579)

1645-08-28

Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (b. 1583)

1647-01-29

Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)

1648-02-02

George Abbot, English writer

1649-09-06

Robert Dudley, English navigator/writer (Arcano del Mare), dies

1650-10-21

Pedro de Espinosa, Spanish poet/writer, dies

1652-10-20

Antonio Coello, Spanish writer (b. 1611)

1653-05-26

Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)

1654-02-18

Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac, French writer (b. 1594)

1654-06-27

Johann V Andreae, German vicar/writer (Christenburg), dies at 67

1654-12-05

Jean François Sarrazin, French writer

1656-02-27

Johan van Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer/writer/interpreter, dies

1656-09-08

Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)

1658-11-15

Jacobus Revius, [Reefsen], theologist/writer/poet, dies at about 72

1658-12-06

Gracian, writer, dies

1659-06-03

Morgan Llwyd, Welsh Puritan preacher and writer (b. 1619)

1661-08-07

Jin Shengtan, Chinese editor, writer and critic (b. 1608)

1662-05-23

John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)

1664-07-16

A Gryphius, writer, dies at 47

1665-09-12

Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (b. 1596)

1667-05-02

George Wither, English writer (b. 1588)

1667-07-11

John Fox, Amsterdam writer, buried

1669-05-14

Georges de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1601)

1669-05-16

Reyer Anslo, writer/poet, dies at about 42

1670-11-15

Jan Amos Komensky [Comenius], Czech-speaking Moravian teacher, educator and writer, dies at 78

1673-12-15

Margaret Cavendish, English writer (b. 1623)

1674-02-22

Jean Chapelain, French writer (b. 1595)

1674-03-08

Charles Sorel, sieur de Souvigny, French writer (b. 1597)

1674-06-14

Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)

1676-07-25

François Hédelin, abbé d'Aubignac, French writer (b. 1604)

1676-08-17

Grimmelshausen, writer, dies

1676-10-28

Jean Desmarets, French writer (b. 1595)

1679-04-18

Hofmannswaldau, writer, dies

1679-10-12

William Gurnall, English writer (b. 1617)

1680-02-17

Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)

1680-03-17

Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld, writer, dies

1680-09-11

Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)

1682-04-14

Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)

1682-09-08

Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Spanish writer (b. 1606)

1682-10-19

Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)

1683-01-15

Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)

1683-12-15

Izaak Walton, English writer (b. 1593)

1686-04-19

Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (b. 1610)

1688-05-14

Antoine Furetière, French writer (b. 1619)

1690-10-03

Robert Barclay, Scottish writer (b. 1648)

1691-02-01

George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56

1691-07-30

Daniel Georg Morhof, German writer and scholar (b. 1639)

1692-11-06

Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)

1693-02-07

Paul Pellisson, French writer (b. 1624)

1693-04-09

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy, French writer (b. 1618)

1693-05-25

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, comtesse de la Fayette, French writer (b. 1634)

1693-12-13

Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies

1695-03-05

Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)

1696-04-17

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, French writer (b. 1626)

1696-05-10

Jean de La Bruyère, French writer (b. 1645)

1699-01-21

Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)

1701-03-15

Jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (b. 1624)

1701-06-02

Madeleine de Scudéry, French writer (b. 1607)

1701-09-15

Edmé Boursault, French writer (b. 1638)

1703-05-16

Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

1704-04-12

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French bishop and writer, dies at 77

1706-12-03

Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)

1707-01-10

Philibert, comte de Gramont, French writer (b. 1621)

1707-06-16

Marie d'Orleans-Longueville, Duchess de Nemours, sovereign princess of Neuchâtel and writer (b. 1625)

1708-04-30

Simon de Vries, book seller/writer (Unequal), dies

1708-12-22

Hedwig Sophia, duchess of Holstein-Gottorp, Swedish writer (b. 1681)

1710-02-16

Esprit Fléchier, French writer and Bishop of Nîmes (b. 1632)

1711-03-19

Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)

1713-02-15

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies

1713-05-20

Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)

1715-01-07

François Fénelon, French-Catholic theologian and writer (b. 1651)

1715-02-25

Pu Songling, Chinese writer (b. 1640)

1718-01-06

Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)

1719-06-17

Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47

1719-09-07

John Harris, English writer

1719-09-21

Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)

1719-10-14

Arnold Houbraken, painter/writer), dies at 59

1720-04-21

Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646)

1723-02-26

Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)

1723-03-15

Johann C Gunther, writer, dies at 27

1724-02-12

Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)

1724-10-02

François-Timoléon de Choisy, French writer (b. 1644)

1725-06-29

Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)

1727-08-06

Francois Valentijn, vicar/writer, dies at 61

1729-10-09

Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)

1731-12-26

Antoine Houdar de la Motte, French writer (b. 1672)

1734-02-01

John Floyer, English physician and writer (b. 1649)

1735-04-05

William Derham, English minister and writer (b. 1657)

1735-09-18

Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51

1736-07-16

Thomas Yalden, poet/fable writer, dies

1737-05-04

Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686)

1742-03-23

Jean-Baptiste Dubos, French writer (b. 1670)

1743-04-29

Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)

1743-08-05

John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)

1745-10-19

Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies at 77

1747-03-09

Jacob Campo Weyerman, S Neth adventurer/painter/writer, dies at 69

1747-05-28

Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues, French writer (b. 1715)

1749-08-13

J E Schlegel, writer, dies

1749-12-10

Gabrielle Chôtelet, [La belle Emilie], writer (Voltaire), dies at 42

1750-02-08

Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)

1750-05-03

John Willison, Scottish minister and writer (b. 1680)

1750-06-15

Marguerite De Launay, Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)

1754-01-28

Ludvig Holberg, Danish lawyer/writer (Hendrig og Pernille), dies at 69

1754-05-14

Pierre-Claude Nivelle de La Chaussée, French writer (b. 1692)

1754-12-12

Wu Jingzi, Chinese writer (b. 1701)

1755-02-10

Montesquieu, French writer (b. 1689)

1755-03-02

Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (b. 1675)

1756-02-25

Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)

1757-03-01

Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)

1761-07-04

Samuel Richardson, English writer (b. 1689)

1762-06-17

Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon, French writer (b. 1674)

1762-08-21

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689)

1763-02-12

Pierre de Marivaux, French writer (b. 1688)

1764-05-10

Picander, [Christian Henrici], German writer (Die Weiberprobe), dies

1764-09-23

Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)

1766-12-12

Johann Christoph Gottsched, German writer (b. 1700)

1768-03-01

Hermann Samuel Reimarus, German philosopher and writer (b. 1694)

1768-03-18

Lawrence Sterne, writer (Sentimental Journey France & Italy), dies

1768-05-16

Cornelis Writer, fleet supervisor, dies at about 81

1769-12-13

C F Gellert, writer, dies at 54

1772-03-26

Charles Pinot Duclos, French writer (b. 1704)

1773-01-21

Alexis Piron, French writer (b. 1689)

1773-05-15

Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (b. 1710)

1773-08-03

Stanisław Konarski, Polish writer (b. 1700)

1773-08-22

George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)

1773-11-16

John Hawkesworth, English writer

1774-08-11

Tiphaigne de la Roche, French writer (b. 1722)

1775-06-23

Karl Ludwig, Freiherr von Pöllnitz, German adventurer and writer (b. 1692)

1775-11-21

John Hill, British writer

1776-04-29

Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)

1778-05-30

Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], French writer (Candide), dies at 42

1778-07-03

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer/composer (Pygmalion), dies

1778-08-11

Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies

1778-08-28

Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/shipminister, dies

1779-06-29

Anton R Mengs, German writer/neo-classic painter Madrid, dies at 51

1783-09-06

Bertinazzi, Italian actor and writer (b. 1710)

1784-07-31

Denis Diderot, French writer/philosopher, dies at 70

1784-12-13

Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer (b. 1709)

1785-04-14

William Whitehead, English writer (b. 1715)

1785-11-18

Louis Philip I, Duke of Orléans, French soldier and writer (b. 1725)

1787-12-18

Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)

1788-03-29

Charles Wesley, hymn writer, dies

1789-01-23

Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)

1790-04-17

Benjamin Franklin, US, US Founding Father, inventor ambassador and writer (Poor Richards Almanac), dies at 84

1790-06-29

Feike H Van de Crew, Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis), dies

1790-12-12

Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)

1791-04-19

Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi's World), dies

1791-05-09

Francis Hopkinson, US writer/music/lawyer, dies at 53

1791-10-10

C F D Schubart, writer, dies

1791-10-12

A L Karschin, writer, dies at 68

1792-05-24

Jakob M R Lenz, writer (That Soldier), dies

1792-08-25

Jacques Cazotte, French writer (b. 1719)

1794-04-13

Nicolas Chamfort, French writer (b. 1741)

1794-06-08

G A Borger, writer, dies

1795-04-30

Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (b. 1716)

1796-03-06

Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer (b. 1713)

1797-03-02

Horace [Horatio] Walpole, British horror writer, dies at 79

1797-07-11

Ienăchiţă Văcărescu, Wallachian writer (b. 1740)

1798-01-22

Matija A Reljkovic, Croatian writer (Satire of Wild Man), dies at 66

1798-02-13

Wilhelm H Wackenroder, German writer (Fantasies of Art), dies at 24

1798-02-25

Louis-Jules Mancini-Mazarini, Duc de Nivernais, French diplomat and writer (b. 1716)

1798-06-04

Giacomo Casanova, Italian adventurer/writer/librarian and womanizer, dies at 73

1799-02-24

Georg C Lichtenberg, German physicist/writer, dies at 56

1799-12-31

Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723)

1800-03-29

Marc René, marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer (b. 1714)

1801-03-25

Novalis, writer, dies at 28

1801-09-01

Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies

1802-09-24

Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (b. 1749)

1803-02-18

J W L Gleim, writer, dies

1803-06-22

Wilhelm Heinse, writer, dies

1803-08-28

Charles L Fournier, Flemish writer/painter, dies

1803-10-08

Vittorio A Alfieri, Italian earl/writer (Filippo), dies at 54

1803-11-05

Ch de Laclos, writer, dies

1804-05-24

Simon Style, Fries medical/writer, dies at 73

1804-11-23

Richard Graves, British writer (b. 1715)

1805-08-03

Christopher Anstey, English writer (b. 1724)

1805-11-08

Francois-Thomas de Baculard d'Arnaud, French writer, dies at 87

1805-12-27

Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Trois Femmes), dies at 65

1806-02-19

Elizabeth Carter, English writer (b. 1717)

1806-10-31

Sophie Mereau, writer, dies at 36

1807-02-18

S von Laroche, writer, dies at 75

1807-04-18

Erasmus Darwin, physician writer and botanist (Influence), dies (b. 1731)

1807-12-19

Friedrich Melchior, baron von Grimm, German writer (b. 1723)

1808-05-28

Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)

1808-09-05

John Home, Scottish writer (b. 1722)

1808-09-13

Saverio Bettinelli, Italian writer (b. 1718)

1809-06-08

Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

1810-06-13

J G Seume, writer, dies at 47

1811-01-08

Friedrich Nicolai, writer, dies

1812-02-06

Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104

1812-11-15

Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57

1813-01-20

C M Wieland, writer, dies at 79

1814-01-21

Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, French writer and botanist (b. 1737)

1814-06-15

Charles Palissot de Montenoy, French writer/politician, dies at 84

1814-09-22

A W Iffland, writer, dies

1814-12-02

Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

1815-01-21

M Claudius, writer, dies at 74

1816-08-09

Johann August Apel, German jurist and writer (b. 1771)

1817-10-16

Manuel C Piar, Curacaos/Venezulian freedom writer, dies

1818-02-28

Adriaan Loosjes Pzn, Dut publisher/writer (Moral Stories), dies at 56

1819-03-10

Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, writer, dies

1819-03-23

August v Kotzebue, writer, dies

1819-06-26

Slome Duikelar, [Abraham J Swalff], Yiddish writer, dies

1821-02-26

Joseph de Maistre, Savoyard diplomat and writer (b. 1753)

1822-04-03

Friedrich Bertuch, writer, dies

1822-06-25

Ernst T Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer, dies at 46

1824-02-08

Rhijnvis Feith, Dutch mayor/writer (Zwolle, Julia), dies at 71

1824-05-26

Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)

1824-06-21

Étienne Aignan, French writer (b. 1773)

1825-04-10

Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53

1825-04-16

John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84

1825-11-14

Jean Paul, writer, dies at 62

1826-04-03

Reginald Heber, bishop & hymn writer, dies

1826-06-03

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)

1826-09-22

J P Hebel, writer, dies at 66

1826-10-03

Jens I Baggesen, Danish writer/linguist (Labyrinth), dies

1827-06-26

Christian A Vulpius, German writer (Ornaldo Ornaldini), dies

1827-11-18

Wilhelm Hauff, writer, dies at 24

1830-01-17

W Waiblinger, writer, dies

1830-12-08

H Benjamin Constant, French politician/writer, dies at 63

1831-01-21

Achim v Arnim, writer, dies at 49

1832-02-22

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, dies at 82

1832-03-22

J W Goethe, writer, dies at 82

1832-09-21

Walter Scott, Scottish attorney/poet/writer (Ivanhoe), dies

1833-05-10

Francois GJS Andrieux, French writer/politician, dies at 74

1834-09-16

Antoine-Vincent Arnault, French writer (Guillaume the Nassau), dies

1835-03-25

Friederike Blum, writer, dies

1835-05-16

Felicia Dorothea Hemans, poet/hymn writer, dies

1835-12-05

August v Platen, writer, dies at 39

1836-04-07

William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)

1836-09-12

Grabbe, writer, dies at 34

1837-02-10

Alexander S Pushkin, writer, dies at 37

1837-02-12

Ludwig Borne, writer, dies at 50

1837-02-13

Mariano José de Larra, Spanish journalist and writer (b. 1809

1837-06-14

Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)

1837-06-19

Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle

1838-04-17

J Schopenhauer, writer, dies at 71

1838-08-21

A v Chamisso, writer, dies at 57

1839-04-11

John Galt, Scottish writer (Last of the Lairds), dies at 59

1840-08-25

K L Immermann, writer, dies at 44

1841-01-03

Wilhelmus Kist, writer/director of Dutch (Official) Gazette, dies at 82

1841-04-29

A Bertrand, writer, dies

1841-10-09

Karl F Schinkel, German painter/writer (Neue Wache), dies at 60

1842-04-07

Henrik A Bjerregaard, Norw writer/poet (Fjeldeventyret), dies at 50

1842-07-28

C Brentano, writer, dies at 63

1842-10-02

William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies

1842-12-07

Thomas Hamilton, Scottish writer (b. 1789)

1844-09-27

Charles Nodier, French writer (History du chien the Brisquet), dies

1844-10-12

Claude Tillier, French journalist/writer (My Uncle Benjamin), dies

1844-11-14

Flora Tristan, writer, dies at 41

1845-05-02

August Pauly, German writer (Real Encyclopedia), dies at 48

1845-05-15

Samuel I Wiselius, Dutch lawyer/businessman/writer, dies at 76

1846-01-10

Etienne P de Senancour, French writer (De l'Amour), dies at 75

1846-02-09

Henry Gally Knight, architect/writer, dies

1846-02-22

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]

1846-03-06

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [NS]

1847-05-20

Mary Lamb, writer, dies

1848-05-25

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer (b. 1797)

1848-05-31

Eugénie de Guérin, French writer (b. 1805)

1848-06-27

Zschokke, writer, dies

1849-09-03

Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austria writer/physician, dies

1849-10-07

Edgar Allan Poe, American writer, poet and critic, dies in Baltimore at 40

1850-01-27

J Gottfried Schadow, German sculptor/cartoonist/writer, dies at 85

1850-08-18

H de Balzac, writer, dies at 51

1850-08-22

Nikolaus Lenau, writer, dies at 48

1851-01-19

Esteban Echeverría, Argentine writer (b. 1805)

1851-05-22

Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (b. 1755)

1851-08-01

William Joseph Behr, German writer (b. 1775)

1852-03-04

Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43

1852-04-02

Theodor Althaus, writer, dies

1852-05-12

John Richardson, Canadian writer (War of 1812), dies

1852-09-14

James F Cooper, writer, dies at 62

1853-04-28

Ludwig Tieck, writer, dies at 79

1854-02-17

Hugues F R de Lamennais, French priest/writer, dies at 71

1854-04-15

Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)

1854-10-22

J Gotthelf, writer, dies at 57

1854-12-09

Almeida Garrett, Portuguese writer (b. 1799)

1855-01-25

Dorothy Wordsworth, writer, dies at 83

1855-01-26

Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)

1855-05-27

Nikolaj A Bestoezjev, Russ writer/painter (Account of Holland), dies

1856-08-29

Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)

1856-08-30

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (b. 1811)

1857-07-29

Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)

1859-01-20

B v Arnim, writer, dies at 73

1859-04-30

Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67

1859-07-20

Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Fantasy), dies

1859-08-10

George Staunton, writer

1859-09-28

Rinse Posthumus, Fries writer, dies

1859-12-16

Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

1860-05-14

Ludwig Bechstein, German writer (b. 1801)

1861-05-09

Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)

1861-06-29

Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55

1862-02-21

Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75

1862-05-06

Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

1862-11-13

Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75

1863-09-20

Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

1863-12-13

Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50

1863-12-24

W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52

1864-02-15

Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies

1864-05-17

N Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59

1864-05-19

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

1864-05-26

Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71

1865-01-16

Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)

1865-02-25

Otto Ludwig, German writer (Zwischen Himmel und Erde), dies at 47

1865-06-15

Edmun Ruffin, US secessionist/writer, commits suicide

1865-12-24

Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, British painter and writer (b. 1793)

1866-01-15

M T d'Azeglio, writer, dies

1869-10-13

Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Fren writer (Tableau Historique), dies

1870-01-21

Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)

1870-06-09

Charles Dickens, English writer (David Copperfield), dies at 58

1870-06-20

Jules de Goncourt, writer, dies at 39

1870-11-24

Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)

1870-12-05

Alexandre Dumas, French writer, dies at 68

1871-01-10

Pierre A du Terrail, French writer, dies at 41

1871-01-29

Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, French Canadian writer and Seigneur (b. 1786)

1871-04-21

Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies

1871-12-16

Willibald Alexis, German writer (Schloss Avalon), dies at 73

1872-04-20

Ljudwit Gaj, Croatian writer/poet (Pjesma iz Zagorja), dies at 62

1872-09-02

Nicolai Grundtvig, Danish writer and philosopher (b. 1783)

1872-10-23

Theophile Gautier, French poet/writer/historian/critic, dies at 61

1872-11-28

Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)

1872-12-31

Aleksis Kivi, [Stenvall], Finnish writer/poet (Kanervala), dies at 38

1873-02-07

Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)

1873-04-28

A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88

1873-05-14

Gideon Brecher, Austrian physician and writer (b. 1797)

1873-09-20

Lulu Strauss und Torney, German poetess/writer, dies

1873-09-28

Emile Gaboriau, detective writer (Monsieur Lecoq), dies at 37

1874-01-08

Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, French writer and historian (b. 1814)

1874-01-19

H v Fallersleben, writer, dies at 75

1874-07-12

Fritz Reuter, writer, dies at 63

1875-01-23

Charles Kingsley, English vicar/writer (Westward Ho!), dies at 55

1875-02-03

Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies at 66

1875-04-07

Georg Herwegh, writer, dies at 57

1875-08-04

Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer, dies at 70

1875-10-24

Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer

1875-12-20

Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75

1876-02-24

Jan Pieter Heije, Dutch physician/writer/poet, dies at 67

1876-03-18

F Freiligrath, writer, dies at 65

1876-04-03

Henriette Davidis, writer, dies

1876-05-24

Henry Kingsley, English/Australian writer, dies at 46

1876-06-01

Christo Botew, writer, dies

1876-06-07

George Sand, writer, dies at 71

1876-07-15

Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82

1876-09-25

A Glabbrenner, writer, dies at 66

1877-12-12

Jose M de Alencar, Brazilian writer/minister of Justice, dies at 48

1879-02-11

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

1879-09-28

Nathan C Meeker, US, poet/writer, murdered

1879-10-14

F Kornberger, writer, dies at 58

1879-10-28

Marie Roch Louis Reybaud, French writer (b. 1799)

1880-03-25

Ludmilla Assing, writer, dies

1881-02-02

Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59

1881-05-03

Josip Jurcic, Slovic writer (Schone Vida), dies

1881-05-11

Henri-Frederic Amiel, Swiss/French writer (Journal Intime), dies at 59

1881-07-26

George Borrow, writer, dies

1881-11-07

John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)

1881-12-13

August Senoa, Croatian writer (Kletva [The Curse]), dies at 43

1882-01-03

William H Ainsworth, English writer (Guy Fawkes), dies at 76

1882-12-06

A Trollope, writer, dies

1883-09-03

Iwan Turgenjew, writer, dies at 64

1884-04-06

Emanuel Geibel, writer, dies at 68

1884-06-18

Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74

1884-08-01

Heinrich Laube, writer, dies

1885-01-06

Peter C Asbjornsen, Norwegian fairy tale writer, dies at 72

1885-02-14

Jules Vallès, French writer (b. 1832)

1885-05-22

Victor(-Marie) Hugo, French writer (Les Miserables), dies at 83

1885-05-29

Alfred von Meissner, Austria physician/writer (Ziska), dies at 63

1885-07-15

Rosalia de Castro, Spanish writer and poet in the Galician language ('Séculos Escuros') (b. 1837)

1886-01-18

Michal Czajchovski, [Sadik Pasja], writer, dies

1886-04-09

Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60

1886-05-01

Conrad Busken Huet, writer (Country of Rubens)

1887-02-19

Eduard Douwes Dekker (pen name Multatuli), Dutch writer (Max Havelaar), dies at 66

1887-09-14

Friedrich T Vischer, German philosopher/writer (Auch einer), dies

1888-12-02

Mehmed N Kemal Bey, Turkish writer/journalist (Vatan), dies at 47

1889-04-23

Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, French writer (b. 1808)

1889-08-19

Jean MMPA de Villiers de l'isle-Adam, French writer (Axel), dies at 60

1889-09-23

Wilkie (William) Collins, English writer (Moonstone), dies (b. 1824)

1890-07-15

Gottfried Keller, writer, dies at 70

1890-09-03

Charles-A Chatrian, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 63

1890-10-20

Sir Richard Burton, British explorer and writer (b. 1821)

1890-10-26

Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian writer (Pinocchio), dies

1891-03-15

Théodore de Banville, French writer (b. 1823)

1891-09-28

Herman Melville, writer (Billy Budd, Moby Dick), dies at 72

1891-10-15

Gilbert Arthur a Beckett, English writer (b. 1837)

1891-12-11

Johan C J van Schagen, Dutch poet/writer (Narrenwijsheid), dies

1892-01-02

George B Airy, English astronomer/writer, dies at 90

1892-10-06

Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate, dies at 83

1893-07-07

Guy de Maupassant, writer, dies at 42

1893-12-14

Karolina Pawlowa, writer, dies at 86

1894-01-19

Francois Haverschmidt, Dutch writer, dies at 58

1894-04-08

Bankim C Chattopadhyaya, writer (Mrinalini, Anandamath), dies at 55

1894-07-05

Betty Paoli, writer, dies

1894-07-18

Leconte de Lisle, writer, dies at 75

1894-10-07

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American writer (b. 1809)

1895-03-05

Nikolai Leskow, writer, dies at 64

1895-03-06

Camilla Collett, Norwegian writer and feminist (b. 1813)

1895-03-09

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer (Masochism), dies at 59

1895-04-30

Gustav Freytag, writer, dies at 78

1895-10-31

Franz Hedrich, Austria writer, dies at about 62

1895-11-27

French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas (b. 1824), son of the French author of the same name

1895-12-25

Raul d'Avila Pompeia, Brazilian writer (Boarding-school), dies at 32

1895-12-30

LP Hartley, British writer, dies

1896-02-15

E J Nicholson, writer, dies

1896-03-26

Nanny v Hof, writer, dies

1896-03-28

E Rundle Charles, writer, dies

1896-05-13

Nora Perry, writer, dies

1896-10-03

William Morris, artist and writer associated with Arts and Crafts movement, dies at 62 London

1897-02-06

Ebenezer C Brewer, British writer (Dictionary of Phrase & Fable), dies

1897-05-23

Aleko Konstantinov, Bulgarian writer (To Chicago & Back), dies at 34

1897-12-16

Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin sur les Alpes), dies at 57

1898-01-14

Lewis Carroll, writer (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 65

1898-03-12

Zacharias Topelius, Finnish-Swedish writer (b. 1818)

1898-03-31

Edward Noyes Westcott, US attorney/writer (David Harum), dies

1898-09-14

Paul A Daum, writer/founder/editor (Batavian Newspaper), dies

1898-11-28

C F Meyer, writer, dies at 73

1899-01-10

Gerard Keller, Dutch writer (Vlugmaren), dies at 69

1899-01-25

Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies

1899-03-14

Emile Erckmann, French writer (Waterloo), dies at 76

1899-03-18

Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35

1899-05-15

Francisque Sarcey, French writer (Le Temps), dies at 70

1899-10-28

C Grant B Allen, Canada, British writer (Woman Who Did), dies

1900-01-20

John Ruskin, English writer (Dearest Mama Talbot), dies of flu at 81

1900-08-16

Eca de Queiroz, writer, dies

1900-10-20

Charles Dudley Warner, US writer (As We Go), dies at 70

1901-06-16

Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies

1902-05-05

Bret Harte, writer, dies at 65

1902-06-18

Samuel Butler, British writer (Erewhom), dies at 66

1902-09-28

Emile Zola, French writer (Nana/Germinal/J'accuse), dies at 62

1902-10-25

Frank Norris, writer, dies at 32

1902-10-25

[B] Frank[lin] Norris, US writer (Pit), dies at 32

1903-02-22

Frederick William Farrar, writer/dean (Canterbury 1895-1903), dies

1903-03-04

Joseph H Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), dies at 68

1903-03-13

Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura), dies at 88

1903-07-17

James A McNeill Whistler, US/Brit writer (Bride Tomorrow), dies at 69

1903-07-30

Servas Daems, [Peeter Klein], Flem writer (Wheelbarrows), dies at 65

1903-08-28

Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park) dies aged 81

1904-02-01

Peter PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer, dies at 76

1904-02-22

Leslie Stephen, English writer and critic (b. 1832)

1904-04-16

Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812)

1904-05-07

Peter Hille, writer, dies

1904-07-15

Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

1904-10-21

Isabelle Eberhardt, Swiss explorer and writer (b. 1877)

1905-02-12

Marcel Schwob, French writer/journalist (Coeur double), dies

1905-02-15

Lewis Wallace, US diplomat/writer (Ben Hur), dies at 77

1905-09-21

Rudolf Baumbach, writer of German student drinking songs, dies at 64

1905-10-28

Alphonse Allais, French humorist/writer (Le chat noir), dies

1906-03-30

Betsy Perk, [Christina E], journalist/writer/feminist, dies at 73

1906-04-06

Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57

1906-06-11

Heinrich Hart, German writer (Das Lied der Menschheit), dies at 50

1906-07-19

Ferdinand Brunetière, French writer and critic (b. 1849)

1906-09-19

Maria Georgina Grey, British writer and founder of the Girls' Day School Trust (b. 1816)

1907-02-16

Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1835)

1907-03-19

Thomas Bailey Aldrich, US writer (Stillwater Tragedy), dies at 70

1907-05-12

J K Huysmans, writer, dies at 59

1907-08-24

Pieter Louis Tak, writer (Chronicle), dies at 58

1907-11-01

Alfred Jarry, writer, dies at 33

1908-01-04

Antony Winkler Prins, writer (Groiller Encyclopaedia), dies at 70

1908-01-09

Wilhelm Busch, writer, dies

1908-01-14

Holger Drachmann, writer, dies

1908-01-25

Ouida, English writer (b. 1839)

1908-03-12

Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (L'idioma Gentile), dies at 61

1908-06-09

Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os meus amores), dies at 46

1908-07-10

Eliza Laurillard, vicar/poet/writer, dies at 78

1908-07-10

Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (b. 1839)

1908-09-29

Joaquim M Machado de Assis, Brazil writer (Dom Casmurro), dies at 69

1908-12-22

Marie Jungius, Dutch teacher/fairy tale writer, dies at 44

1909-05-18

George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81

1909-06-24

Sarah Orne Jewett, American writer (b. 1849)

1909-07-22

D v Liliencron, writer, dies at 65

1909-08-15

Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)

1909-10-16

Jakub Bart-Ćišinski, Sorbian writer (b. 1856)

1909-10-18

Alfredo Oriani, Italian writer (La rivolta ideal), dies

1910-01-29

Edouard Rod, French/Swiss writer (Mishel' Tes'e), dies at 52

1910-02-01

Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44

1910-02-08

Hans Jæger, Norwegian writer and political activist (b. 1854)

1910-03-20

Félix Tournachon, [Nadar], French writer/photographer, dies at 89

1910-04-26

Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77

1910-05-22

Jules Renard, French writer (Le plaisir the rompre), dies at 46

1910-07-03

Julius Slabbe, Belgian writer, dies

1910-10-30

J Henri Dunant, Swiss writer/founder (Red Cross, YMCA), dies

1910-11-20

Leo Tolstoi, Russian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 [OS]

1911-03-07

Antonio Fogazzarro, Italian writer/poet (Il Santo, Leila), dies at 68

1912-01-03

Felix Dahn, writer, dies at 77

1912-01-16

Georg Heym, writer, dies at 24

1912-01-29

Hermann Bang, writer, dies at 54

1912-03-01

George Grossmith, English actor and comic writer (b. 1847)

1912-03-30

Karl May, German writer (Winnetou/Kara Ben Nemsi), dies at 70

1912-04-20

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

1912-05-14

August Strindberg, Swedish writer (Deaddans), dies at 63

1912-05-19

Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (b. 1847)

1912-06-09

Ion Luca Caragiale, Romanian writer (b. 1852)

1912-10-30

Preston Lockwood, British(?) actor/writer, dies

1913-07-08

Louis Hémon, French-born writer (b. 1880)

1914-01-11

Ambrose Bierce, American writer and satirist, dies at 71

1914-03-31

Ch Morgenstern, writer, dies at 42

1914-04-02

Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)

1914-06-06

Walter T Watts-Dunton, England, lawyer/poet/writer (Aylwin), dies

1914-06-21

Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)

1914-07-11

Julius Rodenberg, [Levy], German writer (Die Deutsche Rundschau), dies

1914-09-22

Alain-Fournier, French writer (Grand Meaulnes), dies in battle at 27

1914-09-25

A Lichtenstein, writer, dies at 25

1914-10-30

Ernst Stadler, writer, dies at 31

1914-11-04

Georg Trakl, writer, dies at 27

1915-03-11

Thomas Alexander Browne, Australian writer (b. 1826)

1915-04-17

Johannes P Kelly, [Kellij], Dutch actor/operetta writer, dies at 60

1915-09-02

August Stramm, writer, dies at 41

1916-01-15

Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)

1916-02-06

Rubén Darío, Nicaraguan writer (b. 1867)

1916-02-14

Petko J Todorov, Bulgaria writer (Zmejova), dies at 36

1916-02-28

Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

1916-03-12

M v Ebner-Eschenbach, writer, dies at 39

1916-05-13

Sholem Aleichem, yiddish writer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies

1916-05-28

Ivan Franko, Ukrainian writer (b. 1856)

1916-06-07

Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)

1916-06-14

João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)

1916-09-04

José Echegaray y Eizaguirre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

1916-09-27

Emile A G Verhaeren, Belgian writer (Les Heures du Soir), dies at 61

1916-11-14

Saki, British writer (b. 1870)

1917-02-16

Octave Mirbeau, French writer (b. 1848)

1917-04-24

Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies

1917-05-01

Jose E Rodo, Uruguayan writer (Motivos de proteo), dies

1917-12-08

Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)

1918-03-09

[Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53

1918-07-25

Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47

1918-08-29

Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51

1918-10-13

Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies

1918-11-29

Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40

1918-12-02

Margit Kaffka, writer, dies at 38

1919-01-08

Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59

1919-02-05

Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62

1919-05-21

Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies

1919-08-30

Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies

1919-09-12

Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48

1919-10-08

Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies

1919-10-13

Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)

1920-01-01

Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57

1920-02-08

Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56

1920-02-26

Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38

1920-03-08

Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69

1920-03-21

Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37

1920-04-10

Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53

1920-06-30

Lena Christ, writer, dies at 38

1920-09-16

Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32

1920-12-12

Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75

1921-05-12

Emilia Pardo Bazan, Spanish writer (La sirena negra), dies

1921-05-22

Marie E Wilton, writer, dies

1921-06-18

Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies

1921-06-18

Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37

1921-08-08

Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio), dies at 59

1921-08-26

Ludwig Thoma, writer, dies

1921-09-13

Italo Svevo, writer, dies at 59

1921-09-30

Oskar Panizza, writer, dies at 77

1921-12-25

Korolenko, writer, dies

1922-01-27

Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81

1922-10-28

Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer/poet (Flemish Motion), dies

1923-01-03

Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39

1923-01-09

Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (Dove's Nest), dies of tuberculosis at 34

1923-03-08

Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (b. 1835)

1923-06-10

Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies

1923-07-16

Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60

1923-10-14

Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies

1923-11-23

Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)

1923-11-26

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60

1923-12-01

Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)

1923-12-12

Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20

1924-01-28

Simon Abramsz, Dutch writer (Artist book), dies at 56

1924-02-24

Edmond Picard, Fren/Belgium writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87

1924-03-29

Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71

1924-05-06

Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47

1924-05-08

Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23

1924-05-10

Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (L'ave), dies at 58

1924-06-03

Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

1924-06-30

Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet/writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42

1924-08-03

Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

1924-10-09

Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)

1924-10-12

Anatole France, writer, dies at 80

1924-10-13

Anatole France, [Jacques Thibault], writer (Ecrivain Francais), dies

1924-12-29

Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)

1925-02-18

James Lane Allen, US writer (Choir Invisible), dies at 75

1925-05-12

Amy Lowell, writer, dies at 51

1925-05-13

Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies

1925-05-14

Henry Rider Haggard, English writer (Dawn, She), dies

1925-06-04

Pierre Louys, [PF Louis], French writer (Aphrodite), dies

1925-07-13

Gerben Postma [Ids], Fries writer (Lytse Fryske Spraekleare), dies

1925-08-01

John Pieter Veth, painter/lithographer/etcher/writer, dies at 61

1925-08-17

Ioan Slavici, Transylvanian writer of Romanian origin (b. 1848)

1925-09-29

E Runar Schildt, Finnish writer (Galgmannen), dies at 36

1925-10-24

Jindrich S Baar, Czech pastor/writer (Lusy), dies at 56

1925-12-23

A S C Wallis, [Adele von Antal-Opzoomer], writer (Vorstengunst), dies

1925-12-25

Sergei Jessenin, writer, dies at 30

1925-12-29

Félix E Vallotton, Swiss painter/writer (Chaste Susanne), dies at 60

1926-05-21

Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40

1926-06-04

Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

1926-08-01

Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies

1926-10-06

Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies

1926-10-13

Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61

1926-12-12

Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77

1926-12-29

Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51

1927-03-03

Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)

1927-03-31

Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)

1927-04-15

Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)

1927-05-28

Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies

1927-07-24

Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)

1927-07-25

Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies

1927-07-30

Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies

1927-08-13

James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49

1927-09-29

Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)

1927-10-22

Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)

1927-11-23

S Przybyszewski, writer, dies

1928-03-18

Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32

1928-04-29

Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61

1928-05-04

Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63

1928-06-17

Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

1928-08-14

Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37

1928-09-13

Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66

1928-12-01

José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)

1928-12-16

Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)

1929-01-09

Heiner Muller, writer, dies

1929-08-23

Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies

1929-10-04

John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

1929-10-26

Arno Holz, writer, dies at 66

1929-10-28

Hermann Ungar, writer, dies at 36

1930-02-06

Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17

1930-02-24

Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74

1930-03-02

David Herbert Lawrence (DH), English poet/writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies at 44

1930-03-12

Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

1930-03-13

Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77

1930-03-15

Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51

1930-03-29

Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies

1930-04-14

W Majakowski, writer, dies at 36

1930-07-07

Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

1930-08-29

William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)

1931-01-09

Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies

1931-05-17

Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies

1931-10-21

A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69

1932-02-10

R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76

1932-04-27

Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899)

1932-05-03

Anton Wildgans, Austr writer (Dies Irae)/dir Burgtheater, dies at 51

1932-06-12

René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies

1932-06-16

Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies

1932-06-19

Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies

1932-07-25

Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]

1932-08-05

Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies

1932-08-10

Slang, writer, dies

1932-08-20

Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59

1932-12-04

Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64

1932-12-12

Egon Richter, writer, dies

1933-01-28

Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80

1933-01-31

John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65

1933-05-13

Paul Ernst, writer, dies at 67

1933-07-15

Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67

1933-09-25

Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)

1933-10-11

Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies

1933-12-26

Lunatscharski, writer, dies

1934-01-01

Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60

1934-01-08

Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)

1934-01-15

Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70

1934-03-26

Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51

1934-06-06

Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)

1934-07-06

Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73

1934-08-30

Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79

1934-10-09

J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered

1934-11-16

Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies

1935-04-18

Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (b. 1884)

1935-05-20

Ivans, [Jacob van Schevichaven], lawyer/detective writer, dies at 68

1935-08-30

Henri Barbusse, French writer (Le feu), dies at 62

1935-09-26

Andy Adams, US writer (Cattle fire), dies at 76

1935-12-14

Stanley G Weinbaum, US, sci-fi writer (Martian Odyssey), dies

1935-12-21

Kurt Tucholsky, Ger journalist/writer (Panter, Tiger & Co), dies at 45

1935-12-28

Clarence Day, writer (Life with Father), dies

1936-02-22

Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74

1936-03-19

John Larkin IV, actor/writer (Charlie Chan in Panama), dies at 63

1936-04-23

Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)

1936-06-12

Karl Kraus, writer, dies at 62

1936-06-14

G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62

1936-06-16

Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies

1936-06-18

Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

1936-08-11

Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)

1936-10-05

Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38

1936-10-19

Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)

1936-10-28

E G Winkler, writer, dies

1936-12-10

Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Enrico IV, Nobel 1934), dies at 69

1937-02-01

Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies

1937-02-13

C A Bernoulli, writer, dies

1937-03-06

Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37

1937-03-10

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)

1937-03-15

H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46

1937-04-04

Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69

1937-06-19

James M Barrie, Scottish writer (Dear Brutus/Peter Pan), dies

1937-07-10

Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71

1937-08-22

David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies

1937-09-10

Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)

1937-10-16

Jean de Brunhoff, French writer (b. 1899)

1938-03-01

G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74

1938-03-16

Egon Friedell, writer, dies

1938-04-02

Alice Berend, writer, dies

1938-05-04

Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist/writer (Nobel 1935), dies at 48

1938-06-07

Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies

1938-06-22

C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)

1938-08-03

Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies

1938-08-04

Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70

1938-09-15

Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 37

1938-09-21

Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)

1938-10-24

Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68

1938-11-20

Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)

1938-12-08

Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)

1938-12-23

Robert Herrick, US writer (Chimes), dies at 70

1938-12-27

O Mandelstam, writer, dies

1939-02-16

Jura Soyfer, writer, dies at 26

1939-03-07

John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)

1939-04-11

SS Van Dine, [William Huntingdon Wright], detective writer, dies at 50

1939-05-22

Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45

1939-06-05

Frank Van de Goes, writer/marxist theorist, dies

1939-06-06

Ford Madox Ford, writer, dies at 65

1939-06-13

Volter A Kilpi, Finnish writer (Suljetuilla Porteilla), dies at 64

1939-06-26

Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65

1939-09-09

S M Tretjakow, writer, dies at 47 [or Aug 9]

1939-09-18

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)

1939-10-23

Zane Grey, US western writer (Spirit of the Border), dies at 67

1939-12-19

Karl Wagenfeld, Low German writer (Lucifer, Death & Devil), dies at 70

1940-01-01

Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)

1940-01-04

Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59

1940-01-18

Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74

1940-01-31

René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56

1940-02-01

Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)

1940-03-10

Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)

1940-03-16

Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

1940-05-14

Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies

1940-05-14

Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38

1940-05-23

Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35

1940-06-07

James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39

1940-06-16

DuBose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies

1940-06-21

Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40

1940-06-21

W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49

1940-09-03

Otto V Ekelund, Swedish poet/writer (Hafvets Stjorna), dies at 59

1940-09-26

Walter Benjamin, writer, dies at 48

1940-09-27

Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48

1940-12-22

Nathanael West, [Weinstein], US writer (Cool Million), dies at 37

1941-01-06

Franz Hessel, writer, dies at 60

1941-02-02

Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78

1941-03-08

Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64

1941-03-13

Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46

1941-03-17

Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46

1941-03-17

Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46

1941-04-04

Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29

1941-06-01

Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies

1941-06-15

Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)

1941-07-21

Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)

1941-08-07

Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer, dies at 80

1941-08-31

Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies

1941-10-26

Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)

1941-10-31

Herwarth Walden, writer, dies at 63

1941-12-09

Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)

1942-01-14

Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)

1942-02-23

Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60

1942-04-08

Alfred Mombert, writer, dies

1942-04-15

Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61

1942-04-25

Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52

1942-04-30

J van Hoddis, writer, dies at 54

1942-06-15

Vera Figner, writer, dies

1942-07-26

Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)

1942-10-10

Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68

1942-11-19

Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)

1942-12-24

K Balmont, writer, dies at 75

1943-02-13

William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55

1943-03-23

Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72

1943-04-30

Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85

1943-07-01

Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed

1943-08-05

Adam Kuckhoff, writer, dies at 55

1943-08-21

Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86

1943-08-24

Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies

1943-10-18

Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55

1943-10-19

Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered

1943-10-29

Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55

1943-12-02

Nordahl Grieg, writer, dies

1943-12-22

Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit") dies aged 77

1943-12-23

Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64

1944-01-04

Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies

1944-01-21

Gustaaf DFL Schamelhout, Flemish physician/writer, dies at 74

1944-01-31

Jean Giraudoux, French writer (b. 1882)

1944-02-04

Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)

1944-03-05

Max Jacob, French writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67

1944-03-11

Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62

1944-03-28

Stephen Butler Leacock, writer/economist (Literary Lapses), dies at 75

1944-04-05

Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90

1944-08-25

Mussa Dshalil, writer, dies

1944-09-25

Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68

1944-10-16

John Eigenhuis, writer (The Dike), dies at 78

1944-10-24

Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54

1944-11-30

Max Halbe, writer, dies at 79

1944-12-02

Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67

1944-12-30

Romain Roland, French writer/pacifist (Nobel 1915), dies at 78

1945-01-03

Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)

1945-01-10

Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67

1945-01-22

A Wolfenstein, writer, dies at 61

1945-02-22

Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)

1945-02-23

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62

1945-02-25

Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)

1945-03-04

Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)

1945-03-07

Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82

1945-03-16

Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52

1945-03-27

Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42

1945-04-03

Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43

1945-04-10

Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)

1945-04-23

Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42

1945-04-28

Hans Bloesch, writer, dies

1945-05-15

Charles Williams, UK writer (b. 1886)

1945-06-20

Bruno Frank, writer, dies at 58

1945-06-21

Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53

1945-08-20

A Roda Roda, writer, dies at 73

1945-08-26

Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54

1945-09-20

William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)

1945-09-26

R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78

1946-02-01

Hans Betghe, writer, dies at 70

1946-02-04

Margarete Boie, writer, dies

1946-02-05

George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77

1946-04-12

F Guicciardi, writer, dies

1946-06-06

Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

1946-06-16

Ludwig Winder, writer, dies

1946-08-13

H. G. Wells, English writer, dies at 79

1946-09-07

Paul Zech, writer, dies at 65

1946-09-09

Mynona, writer, dies at 74

1946-09-11

Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)

1946-12-10

Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

1946-12-25

W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67

1947-01-24

Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60

1947-02-05

Hans Fallada, writer, dies at 53

1947-04-12

Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies

1947-04-24

Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)

1947-05-23

C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68

1947-09-26

Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61

1947-10-08

Felix Salten, [Siegmund Salzmann], Austria writer (Bambi), dies at 78

1947-10-13

Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter, dies

1947-11-17

Ricarda Huch, writer, dies at 83

1948-01-07

Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies

1948-01-08

Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60

1948-02-09

Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65

1948-03-03

Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51

1948-03-10

Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)

1948-03-31

Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62

1948-04-08

Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40

1948-06-30

Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78

1948-07-04

Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)

1948-07-05

G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60

1948-08-10

E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63

1948-08-10

Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)

1948-09-08

Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)

1948-10-12

Alfred Kerr, writer, dies at 80

1948-10-31

Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Han], writer, dies

1948-11-23

Stanner E V Taylor, US director/writer (Lucky Jim, Ramona), dies at 71

1949-05-21

Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42

1949-05-22

Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies

1949-06-10

Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)

1949-08-16

Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

1949-10-06

Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70

1949-12-03

Elin Pelin, writer, dies

1949-12-28

W Hervey Allen, US writer/poet (Anthony Adverse), dies at 60

1950-01-11

Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77

1950-02-27

Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58

1950-03-12

L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78

1950-04-08

Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63

1950-05-06

Agnes Smedley, writer, dies

1950-08-24

Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63

1950-08-27

Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41

1950-09-06

Olaf Stapledon, British writer and philosopher (b. 1886)

1950-09-29

Balthazar H Verhagen, Neth/South African dramatist/writer, dies

1950-10-13

Ernest Haycox, American writer (b. 1899)

1950-10-31

Carel T Scharten, Dutch poet/writer (Lost Paradise), dies at 72

1950-11-25

Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)

1950-12-14

Albrecht Schaeffer, German writer (Heroische Fahrt), dies at 65

1951-01-10

Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65

1951-01-10

Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65

1951-02-19

Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

1951-03-06

Ivor Novello, actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58

1951-03-07

Ivor Novello, British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58

1951-04-09

Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies

1951-05-25

Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)

1951-05-30

Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64

1951-06-02

John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71

1951-07-31

J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies

1951-08-28

Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32

1951-12-05

Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)

1951-12-10

Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)

1951-12-23

Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66

1952-01-26

Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87

1952-02-16

Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies

1952-02-19

Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92

1952-04-05

Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75

1952-04-23

Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60

1952-06-13

Max Pulver, writer, dies

1952-08-12

David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)

1952-09-19

Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies

1952-10-03

Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56

1952-12-30

Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies

1953-04-14

Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84

1953-04-20

Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62

1953-04-22

Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75

1953-05-28

Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)

1953-08-11

Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies

1953-09-24

Berthold Viertel, writer, dies at 68

1953-10-05

Friedrich Wolf, writer, dies at 64

1953-11-08

Iwan Bunin, writer, dies at 83

1953-11-08

John van Melle, South African writer (Bart Nel), dies at 66

1953-12-19

Rudolf Leonhard, writer, dies

1954-01-01

Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)

1954-01-16

Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies

1954-03-28

Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69

1954-05-15

William March, American writer (b. 1893)

1954-05-26

Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74

1954-05-27

Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies

1954-06-01

Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)

1954-08-01