Author in History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1947-07-03 Dave Barry, American humorist and author
  • 1947-07-07 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • 1947-08-14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1947-08-23 Willy Russell, author/playwright (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita)
  • 1947-08-24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author
  • 1947-09-19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London

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1947-09-21 Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie, Shining, Kujo), born in Portland, Maine

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • 1947-10-09 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • 1947-11-22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1947-12-22 Brian C Daley, US, sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • 1948-02-03 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1948-02-12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
  • 1948-02-16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • 1948-02-29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • 1948-03-04 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • 1948-03-15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • 1948-03-16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • 1948-03-17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • 1948-03-20 Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • 1948-03-31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • 1948-04-02 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
  • 1948-04-23 Pascal Quignard, French author

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1948-04-28 Terry Pratchett, English author of fantasy novels (Discworld), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 2015)

Novelist Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
  • 1948-05-31 Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and author (Noble Prize for Literature 2015), born in Stanislav, Ukraine
  • 1948-06-23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • 1948-07-22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1948-07-25 Brian M[ichael] Stableford, UK, sci-fi author (Day of Wrath)
  • 1948-08-02 Robert P Holdstock, UK, sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth)
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1948-09-08 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, US, sci-fi author (Black Flame)
  • 1948-09-20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-10-18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1948-11-24 Spider Robinson, Canada, sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Callahan's Secret)
  • 1949-01-26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • 1949-01-27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1949-03-14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1949-04-13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England
  • 1949-05-04 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London

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1949-06-05 Ken Follett, Welsh spy author (Eye of the Needle, Lie Down with Lions), born in Cardiff, Wales

Author Ken Follett
Ken Follett
  • 1949-06-14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • 1949-06-18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • 1949-08-03 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • 1949-09-22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949-10-01 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • 1949-11-23 Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
  • 1949-12-08 Mary Gordon, US, author
  • 1949-12-13 R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, US, sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael)
  • 1950-01-16 Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • 1950-01-25 Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place), born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1950-03-12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1950-04-10 Barry M. Riemer, American author
  • 1950-06-05 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950-06-24 Mercedes R Lackey, US, sci-fi author (Arrow's Fall, Magic's Pawn)
  • 1950-07-06 John Byrne, American comic book author & artist

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1950-07-15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • 1950-09-07 Peggy Noonan, author (What I Saw at the Revolution)
  • 1950-09-17 Lawrence Anthony, Johannesberg, South Africa, conservationist and author, (d. 2012)
  • 1950-09-18 Helene Weijel, author (In the Street Without a Coat)
  • 1950-09-20 James P[aul] Blaylock, US, sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus)
  • 1950-10-06 David Brin, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • 1950-10-27 Fran Lebowitz, author/actress (Resident Alien)
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1950-11-25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 1950-11-29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, US, sci-fi author (Caverns, Reefs, Lava)
  • 1950-12-23 Ilchi Lee, Korean educator and author
  • 1950-12-30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1951-01-01 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • 1951-02-10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • 1951-03-20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • 1951-04-11 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author
  • 1951-07-16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], US, sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-20 Greg[ory Dale] Bear, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
  • 1951-08-24 Orson Scott Card, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1951-09-01 Timothy Zahn, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • 1951-09-30 Nicholas Yermakov, US, sci-fi author (Epiphany, Jehad, Clique)
  • 1951-10-18 Terry McMillan, American author
  • 1951-11-18 Justin Raimondo, American author
  • 1951-12-08 Bill Bryson, American author
  • 1951-12-22 Charles de Lint, Canadian sci-fi author (Moonhear, Mulengro, Yarrow), born in Bussum, Netherlands
  • 1952-01-12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • 1952-02-29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York

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1952-03-11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • 1952-03-23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 1952-05-18 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • 1952-05-29 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • 1952-07-17 Robert R[ick] McCammon, US, sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)
  • 1952-08-03 Frank Schaeffer, American author
  • 1952-08-08 Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
  • 1952-10-05 Clive Barker, English author and film director (Hellraiser, Lord of Illusions)
  • 1952-12-03 Mel Smith, author, actor, and comedian (Morons From Outer Space), (d. 2013)
  • 1952-12-30 Somtow Sucharitkul, [SP Somtow], Thailand, sf author (Utopia Hunters)
  • 1953-01-09 Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author
  • 1953-02-10 John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
  • 1953-03-06 Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author

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