Today in Novelist History (Part 2)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 532

  • 1869-07-29 Booth Tarkington, US, novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
  • 1869-08-23 Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
  • 1870-01-03 Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
  • 1870-07-08 Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
  • 1871-03-27 Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
  • 1871-07-10 Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
  • 1871-08-27 Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)

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1871-11-01 Stephen Crane, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1872-01-31 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)

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1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1872-12-21 Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
  • 1873-01-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

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1873-01-28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1873-02-11 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • 1873-03-10 Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1873-04-22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
  • 1873-05-17 Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
  • 1873-05-17 Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
  • 1873-12-17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • 1874-01-25 [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France
  • 1874-03-22 Ellen Glasgow, novelist
  • 1874-08-26 Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
  • 1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
  • 1875-04-15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)

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1875-06-06 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
  • 1876-09-15 Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)

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1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse

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1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1879-02-17 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
  • 1879-02-23 Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
  • 1879-04-14 James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
  • 1880-02-20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1880-10-12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
  • 1880-11-01 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • 1880-11-06 Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • 1880-11-06 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
  • 1881-03-23 Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1881-08-29 Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
  • 1881-12-08 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)

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1882-02-02 James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882-05-20 Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
  • 1883-02-20 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
  • 1884-02-01 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1884-03-13 Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
  • 1884-06-05 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
  • 1884-08-12 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1884-10-25 Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
  • 1885-02-07 Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
  • 1885-02-24 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885-07-21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1885-07-26 Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-08-31 DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
  • 1886-01-17 Ronald Firbank, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England
  • 1886-10-03 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
  • 1886-11-01 Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
  • 1887-10-06 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • 1888-02-20 Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • 1888-02-21 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)
  • 1888-07-17 Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
  • 1888-09-28 Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)
  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
  • 1889-02-10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
  • 1889-02-19 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
  • 1889-09-25 George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
  • 1889-10-18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • 1889-10-27 Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
  • 1889-11-26 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)

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1890-02-10 Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1890-05-15 Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)
  • 1891-04-13 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1891-05-15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
  • 1892-03-09 David Garnett, English novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)
  • 1892-03-09 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst)
  • 1892-07-01 James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
  • 1892-08-11 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
  • 1892-09-28 Elmer Rice, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene), born in NYC, New York
  • 1892-10-09 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)
  • 1893-01-03 Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
  • 1893-02-20 Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
  • 1893-02-28 Ben Hecht, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page), born in NYC, New York
  • 1893-06-13 Dorothy Leigh Sayers, English novelist (9 Taylors)
  • 1893-10-01 Faith Baldwin, New Rochelle NY, author/novelist (They Who Love)
  • 1894-01-02 Robert Nathan, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1894-03-17 Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
  • 1894-05-27 Dashiell Hammett, Maryland, detective novelist (Sam Spade, Maltese Falcon)
  • 1895-08-16 Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
  • 1896-01-14 John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
  • 1896-04-11 Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • 1896-04-23 Margaret Kennedy, novelist
  • 1896-05-03 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 244

  • 1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, NY playwright/director/novelist, dies at 74
  • 1967-05-17 Nigel Martin Balchin, novelist, dies
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1968-08-12 Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
  • 1969-08-27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist, dies
  • 1969-10-02 Katharine Susannah Prichard, novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • 1970-02-17 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • 1970-03-15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72

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1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-03 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • 1970-07-22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1972-08-14 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
  • 1973-02-22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73

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1974-06-09 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1976-03-19 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1976-08-09 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
  • 1977-03-15 Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
  • 1978-07-02 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • 1979-07-23 Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • 1979-08-08 Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
  • 1980-01-11 Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1980-02-09 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1981-05-23 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
  • 1981-10-07 Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)
  • 1984-03-04 Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
  • 1984-11-06 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1985-04-01 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1986-01-11 Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
  • 1986-01-27 L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
  • 1986-02-28 Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1986-04-15 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • 1986-08-16 Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
  • 1986-10-28 John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1987-02-02 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
  • 1987-04-11 Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83
  • 1987-12-17 Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)
  • 1988-12-25 Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1990-05-10 Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
  • 1990-06-26 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1990-11-24 Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-06-24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1991-10-12 Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
  • 1991-12-19 Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
  • 1992-02-16 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1992-04-13 Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
  • 1992-06-17 Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
  • 1992-10-24 Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
  • 1992-12-12 Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
  • 1993-10-21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66

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1993-11-25 Anthony Burgess, British novelist (A Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1994-03-13 Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59
  • 1994-06-16 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82
  • 1994-07-07 Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94
  • 1995-02-19 Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
  • 1995-03-08 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist, dies at 91
  • 1995-06-14 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • 1995-07-24 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
  • 1995-07-25 Janice Elliott, English novelist, dies at 63
  • 1995-08-07 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
  • 1995-10-13 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
  • 1995-12-02 [William] Robertson Davies, novelist essayist/dramatist, dies at 82
  • 1996-01-11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • 1996-02-12 Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
  • 1996-03-03 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • 1996-04-17 Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
  • 1996-10-19 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
  • 1996-10-21 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
  • 1997-01-19 James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
  • 1997-08-25 Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
  • 1997-10-14 Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
  • 1997-11-05 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1997-12-30 Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
  • 1998-04-27 Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
  • 1998-06-11 Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
  • 1998-08-13 Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1998-10-22 Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • 1999-01-11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1999-10-02 Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-11-18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88
  • 2000-01-02 Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • 2000-03-28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)

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2001-05-13 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 2001-05-17 Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • 2001-08-23 Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2001-12-28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
  • 2002-07-23 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • 2002-12-30 Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
  • 2003-07-14 Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2003-09-15 Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2004-02-28 Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
  • 2004-11-08 Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
  • 2005-01-07 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-19 K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
  • 2005-02-21 Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
  • 2005-02-21 Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2005-04-20 Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
  • 2005-06-12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005-07-06 Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)

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