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1926-12-03 Detective novelist Agatha Christie mysteriously disappears for 11 days

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie

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1946-12-10 German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

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1958-10-23 Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak

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1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 1980-03-06 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)

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1989-02-14 Ayatollah Khomeini orders Muslims to murder "Satanic Verses" novelist Rushdie

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1990-12-05 British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie appears in public for 1st time in 2 years after Iran called for his assassination
  • 2007-06-12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Famous Birthdays

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1547-09-29 Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), born in Alcalá de Henares, Spain (d. 1616)

  • 1634-03-16 Contessa Marie Madeleine La Fayette, novelist
  • 1640-12-14 (baptism date) - Aphra Behn, English playwright and novelist (d. 1689)

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1660-09-13 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • 1689-08-19 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
  • 1697-04-01 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • 1707-02-15 Claude Prosper, novelist, born in Paris, France
  • 1707-04-22 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 1713-11-24 Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1715-07-04 Christian F Gellert, Saxony, poet/novelist (Fables & Tales)
  • 1730-11-10 Oliver Goldsmith, Ireland, novelist/dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer) (d. 1774)
  • 1746-02-16 Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
  • 1763-10-24 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
  • 1767-01-01 Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
  • 1768-09-04 Francois René de Chateaubriand, France, poet/novelist (Atala)
  • 1771-08-15 Walter Scott, Scotland, novelist/poet (Lady of Lake)
  • 1775-07-09 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)

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1775-12-16 Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1779-05-02 John Galt, Scotland, novelist (Ayrshire Legatees, Lawrie Todd)
  • 1782-09-25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)
  • 1785-03-07 Alessandro Manzoni, Italy, poet/novelist (Betrothed)

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1789-09-15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans), born in Burlington, New Jersey

  • 1791-10-01 Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
  • 1794-02-20 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • 1796-12-17 Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Canadian novelist (d. 1865)
  • 1799-05-20 Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (d. 1850)
  • 1802-01-06 Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romania, author/novelist/writer (Gramatica)
  • 1803-05-17 Robert Smith Surtees, novelist
  • 1804-01-20 Eugène Sue, French novelist (d. 1857)
  • 1804-07-01 George Sand, France, (female) novelist (Valentine, Le Figaro)
  • 1807-08-08 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (d. 1892)
  • 1809-03-31 Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)
  • 1810-09-29 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England
  • 1810-11-07 Fritz Reuter, German novelist
  • 1811-07-18 William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)

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1812-02-07 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1812-06-18 Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
  • 1814-04-19 Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)
  • 1814-06-08 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
  • 1815-03-28 Arsène Houssaye, French novelist (d. 1896)
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1815-08-01 Richard Henry Dana, novelist/lawyer spent 2 years before mast

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1816-04-21 Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire

  • 1818-01-14 Zacharias Topelius, Finnish historical novelist (Surgeon's Stories)
  • 1818-04-04 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)

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1818-07-30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1818-10-28 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]
  • 1818-11-09 Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 1819-12-26 E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
  • 1820-01-17 Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)
  • 1821-10-30 Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]

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1821-11-11 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime and Punishment), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1881)

  • 1821-12-12 Gustave Flaubert, France, novelist (Madame Bovary)
  • 1824-07-27 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • 1826-01-06 Herman Grimm, Germany, writer/novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet/novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828-04-04 Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City)

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1828-09-09 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (War and Peace), born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1830-12-17 Jules de Goncourt, French novelist (Germinie), wrote with his brother Edmond de Goncourt, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • 1830-12-22 Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)
  • 1833-02-06 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (d. 1906)
  • 1837-03-01 William Dean Howells, US, novelist/critic/editor (Atlantic)
  • 1838-06-27 Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Bengali novelist (Anandamath)
  • 1840-04-02 Émile Zola, French novelist and critic (d. 1902)
  • 1840-06-02 Thomas Hardy, poet and novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd), born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset (d. 1928)
  • 1841-06-06 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (d. 1910)
  • 1843-05-10 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (d. 1920)
  • 1843-06-09 Bertha von Suttner, Austria, novelist/pacifist (Nobel 1905)
  • 1845-11-25 José Maria de Eça de Queirós, Portuguese novelist, born in Póvoa de Varzim (d. 1900)
  • 1849-01-22 August Strindberg, Sweden, dramatist/novelist (Apologia)
  • 1850-03-24 Silas Hocking, British novelist and preacher (d. 1935)
  • 1850-06-27 Ivan Vazov, Bulgaria, poet/novelist/playwright (Under the Yoke)
  • 1851-02-08 Kate O'Flaherty Chopin, writer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1904)
  • 1851-04-25 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist (d. 1901)
  • 1852-02-24 George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
  • 1852-09-02 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (d. 1935)
  • 1853-12-26 René Bazin, French novelist (d. 1932)

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1857-12-03 Joseph Conrad, Berdychiv, Poland, novelist (Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness), (d. 1924)

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1857-12-22 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist
  • 1858-05-08 John Meade Falkner, novelist (Moonfleet)
  • 1859-07-06 Verner von Heidenstam, Sweden, poet/novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916)
  • 1860-05-09 J.M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), born in Kirriemuir, Angus (d. 1937)
  • 1860-09-24 Samuel Rutherford Crockett, novelist
  • 1861-12-19 Italo Svevo, Trieste Austria, Italian novelist (La Coscienza di Zeno)

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1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in New York City (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1862-02-17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1862-05-15 Arthur Schnitzler, Austria, playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-02-17 Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1864-10-17 Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
  • 1865-07-16 George A Birmingham, [Rev James Owen Hannay], novelist
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (d. 1947)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1867-07-24 Frederic Benson, novelist
  • 1868-04-21 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Common lot), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1868-05-06 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
  • 1869-07-14 Owen Wister, US, novelist (Virginian)

Famous Weddings


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1836-04-02 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1836-08-20 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)

HeartWedding of Interest

1840-02-01 Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

HeartWedding of Interest

1847-08-04 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville

HeartWedding of Interest

1854-06-29 English Novelist and author of "Jane Eyre" Charlotte Brontë marries curate Arthur Bell Nicholls

HeartWedding of Interest

1857-01-10 Novelist Jules Verne (28) weds Honorine de Viane Morel

Novelist Jules Verne
Novelist
Jules Verne

HeartWedding of Interest

1862-09-23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy

HeartWedding of Interest

1867-02-15 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

1878-12-04 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker

HeartWedding of Interest

1880-05-19 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

HeartWedding of Interest

1885-04-29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

HeartWedding of Interest

1904-08-02 Novelist Hermann Hesse (27) weds Maria Bernoulli

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

HeartWedding of Interest

1905-02-11 Novelist Thomas Mann (29) weds Katia Pringsheim (21) in Munich, Germany

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann

HeartWedding of Interest

1914-07-13 British poet and novelist D. H. Lawrence (28) weds Frieda Weekley (34) after obtaining Frieda's divorce from her 1st husband

  • 1918-04-12 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton
  • 1920-04-03 Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral

HeartWedding of Interest

1920-04-03 Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

1934-06-28 Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen

HeartWedding of Interest

1936-06-09 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

HeartWedding of Interest

1942-01-22 Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess

HeartWedding of Interest

1955-02-17 Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-04-23 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • 1958-03-27 Latin American and magic realism leading novelist and short story writer "One Hundred years of Solitude" Gabriel Garc

HeartWedding of Interest

1961-09-10 Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe

HeartWedding of Interest

1963-11-10 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-01-01 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

HeartWedding of Interest

1965-09-25 Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

HeartWedding of Interest

1967-03-17 Novelist Alice Walker (23) weds civil rights lawyer Melvyn Leventhal in New York City

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker

HeartWedding of Interest

1980-11-11 Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer

HeartWedding of Interest

1989-10-14 Novelist Sidney Sheldon (72) weds Alexandra Sheldon in Las Vegas, Nevada

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1996-11-30 Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey
  • 1997-08-28 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
  • 1998-03-27 Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)
  • 1999-06-26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

Famous Divorces

  • 1929-07-03 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1978-04-14 Novelist Danielle Steel (30) divorces Danny Zugelder after almost 3 years of marriage

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1993-03-02 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins

Famous Deaths

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  • 1638-01-27 Gonzalo de Céspedes y Meneses, Spanish novelist
  • 1655-07-28 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
  • 1688-08-31 John Bunyan, preacher/novelist/author (Pilgrim's Progress), dies

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1731-04-24 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • 1771-09-17 Tobias George Smollett, novelist (Adv of Roderick Random), dies at 50
  • 1789-01-23 John Cleland, English novelist (b. 1709)
  • 1793-12-23 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (b. 1697)
  • 1804-01-04 Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
  • 1806-10-28 Charlotte Turner Smith, British poet and novelist (b. 1749)

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1817-07-18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1818-05-14 Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • 1839-08-03 Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (b. 1763)
  • 1839-09-17 Ethel Mary Dell, [Mrs G T Savage], romantic novelist, dies
  • 1840-01-06 Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
  • 1841-07-27 Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, poet/novelist, dies
  • 1848-07-04 Francois Rene de Chateaubriand, French novelist (Atala)/diplomat, dies

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1848-12-19 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1849-05-28 Anne Brontë, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at 29
  • 1850-05-24 Jane Porter, novelist (Scottish Chiefs), dies at 74

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1851-02-01 Mary Shelley, novelist (Frankenstein), dies of a brain tumour at 53

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley

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1855-03-31 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), dies at 38

  • 1857-08-03 Eugène Sue, French novelist (b. 1804)
  • 1865-11-12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • 1869-01-30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • 1869-02-04 Johan M Dautzenberg, Flemish author/novelist (Future), dies at 60
  • 1875-10-10 Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)
  • 1879-02-11 Willem J van Zeggelen, Dutch author/novelist/writer, dies at 67
  • 1880-05-08 Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)
  • 1880-12-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English novelist (Adam Bede, Middlemarch), dies on her 61st birthday

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1881-02-09 Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

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1881-04-19 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, dies of bronchitis at 76

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1882-01-06 Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist (Two Years Before the Mast) (b. 1815)
  • 1883-10-22 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • 1890-07-16 Gottfried Keller, German-Swiss novelist and poet, dies at 70
  • 1892-02-05 Emilie Flygare-Carlén, Swedish novelist (b. 1807)

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1894-12-03 Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, dies at 45

  • 1896-07-16 Edmond-Louis-Antoine Huot de Goncourt, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1896-07-16 William Hamilton Gibson, illustrator/author/novelist, dies

BattleExecution

1896-12-30 Jose Protacio Rizal, Filipino nationalist and novelist ('Noli Me Tángere', 'El Filibusterismo') is executed by firing squad at 35

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1900-01-20 Richard D Blackmore, English novelist (Lorna Doone), dies at 74

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1900-11-30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer/Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer/Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1901-05-13 Leopoldo Alas y Ureña, a.k.a. "Clarín", Spanish novelist and literary critic (b. 1851)
  • 1901-06-09 Walter Besant, novelist/philanthropist, dies
  • 1903-12-28 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist, dies at 46
  • 1906-03-01 José María de Pereda, Spanish novelist (b. 1833)
  • 1910-05-18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-11-20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1911-01-24 David Graham Phillips, American journalist and novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1911-04-25 Emilio Salgari, Italian novelist (b. 1862)
  • 1911-09-11 Louis Henri Boussenard, French novelist (b. 1847)
  • 1912-04-24 Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
  • 1913-01-13 Thomas P Krag, Norw author/novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), dies at 44
  • 1915-01-03 James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • 1916-12-09 Natsume Sōseki, Japanese novelist (b. 1867)
  • 1917-11-03 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist (b. 1846)
  • 1920-01-04 Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843)
  • 1921-05-13 Jean Aicard, French poet and novelist (b. 1848)
  • 1923-11-05 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1924-01-02 Sabine Baring-Gould, English composer and novelist (b. 1834)
  • 1928-01-11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • 1931-03-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1932-07-07 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)
  • 1932-07-20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • 1932-09-05 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • 1933-01-21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • 1933-09-24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1935-12-25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic (b. 1852)
  • 1937-01-14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1937-08-14 Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
  • 1938-12-23 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Chimes), dies at 70
  • 1939-09-07 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940-02-29 Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
  • 1940-03-04 Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
  • 1940-11-22 Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-01-13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1941-03-13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • 1941-11-06 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1943-12-02 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, US novelist/playwright (Counsel Widow), dies at 78
  • 1945-12-28 Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
  • 1946-05-19 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1947-03-12 "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
  • 1947-11-17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • 1947-12-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • 1948-03-06 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
  • 1952-02-09 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • 1952-03-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1954-04-25 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies

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1954-08-03 Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1958-08-22 Roger Martin du Gard, novelist/playwright, dies
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61

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1960-05-30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-07-16 John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
  • 1962-07-27 Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • 1962-09-07 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-02-11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1964-01-17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
  • 1965-03-28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1966-10-30 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)