Novelist in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 301 - 400 of 530

  • 1914-04-26 Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
  • 1915-05-27 Herman Wouk, American novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-07-07 Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
  • 1915-10-24 Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
  • 1915-12-13 Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)
  • 1916-01-14 John Oliver Killens, novelist
  • 1916-03-24 Donald Hamilton, Swedish-American novelist (d. 2006)
  • 1916-04-26 Morris L West, Australia, novelist (Shoes of the Fisherman)
  • 1916-07-24 John D MacDonald, novelist (Deep Blue Goodbye)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Yerby American novelist (d. 1991)

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1916-10-03 James Herriot [Alfred Wight], English veterinarian and novelist (All Creatures Great and Small), born in Sunderland, County Durham (d. 1995)

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • 1916-11-08 Peter Weiss, Germany, Swedish author/dramatist/novelist (Marat/Sade)

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1917-02-11 Sidney Sheldon, novelist (1947 Academy Award, 1959 Tony, Bloodline)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1917-02-19 Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)

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1917-02-25 [John] Anthony Burgess [Wilson], essayist/novelist (A Clockwork Orange), born in Harpurhey, Lancashire (d. 1993)

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess
  • 1917-04-11 David Westheimer, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1917-05-22 Jean-Louis Laffitte Curtis, novelist
  • 1917-09-27 Louis Auchincloss, Lawrence NY, lawyer/novelist (Watchfires)
  • 1917-10-17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1918-01-26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)

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1918-02-01 Muriel Spark, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark

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1919-01-01 J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 1919-03-14 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • 1919-04-15 Meriol Trevor, novelist/biographer (Civil Prisoners)
  • 1919-07-15 Iris Murdoch, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1919-07-19 Robert Pinget, novelist/playwright
  • 1920-03-01 Howard Nemerov, US, 3rd US poet laureate/novelist (Blue Swallows)
  • 1920-03-11 D J Enright, England, poet/novelist (Some Men are Brothers)
  • 1920-03-15 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1920-04-05 Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)
  • 1920-05-08 Sloan Wilson, Norwalk, Conn, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1920-09-14 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist and poet, born in Paso de los Toros, Uruguay (d. 2009)

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1920-10-15 Mario Puzo, American novelist (The Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1921-01-05 Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Konolfingen, Bern, Swiss playwright and novelist (The Physicists, The Visit)
  • 1921-06-11 Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, Waterbury Ct, novelist (Crow & Heart)
  • 1921-08-25 Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)
  • 1921-11-06 James Jones, novelist (From Here to Eternity), born in Robinson Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1922-04-13 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top)
  • 1922-04-16 Kingsley Amis, English novelist (Lucky Jim, James Bond Dossier), born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1922-04-28 Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (d. 1987)
  • 1922-08-18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • 1922-12-22 Calder Willingham, novelist/scriptwriter

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1923-01-31 Norman Mailer, American novelist (Naked & the Dead, The Executioner's Song), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 1923-03-08 Sembene Ousmane, Senegalese author/novelist/director (Doctor Noir)
  • 1923-03-26 Elizabeth Jane Howard, British novelist (After Julius), (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-23 James Kirkup, travel writer/poet/novelist (African in Greenland)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-07-10 Jean Kerr, novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1924-02-06 Jin yong, Chinese novelist
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-07-30 William Gass, Fargo ND, novelist/philosopher (Omensetter's Luck)
  • 1924-08-03 Leon Uris, novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1924-08-28 Janet Frame, NZ, novelist (Intensive Care, Owls Do Cry)
  • 1924-09-22 Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • 1924-12-03 Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature
  • 1925-01-09 Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist
  • 1925-01-14 Yukio Mishima, Japan, novelist (Temple of Golden Pavilion)
  • 1925-02-20 Alex La Guma, Cape Town South Africa, novelist (A Walk in the Night)
  • 1925-03-14 John Barrington Wain, English novelist/poet (Hurry on Down)
  • 1925-03-25 Flannery O'Connor, GA, novelist (A Good Man is Hard to Find)
  • 1925-06-10 Nat Hentoff, columnist/novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society)
  • 1925-06-11 William Styron, Va, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice)
  • 1925-10-26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
  • 1926-01-20 Qurratulain Hyder, Pakistani novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1926-03-31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • 1926-04-23 James P Donleavy, novelist (Ginger Man, Onion Eaters), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-05-21 Robert Creeley, Mass, poet/novelist (Island)
  • 1926-09-03 Alison Lurie, US, novelist (War Between the Tates)

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1927-03-06 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), born in Aracataca, Colombia (d. 2014)

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 1927-05-25 Robert Ludlum, American spy novelist (Bourne Identity), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-06-02 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-12-24 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in Bronx, NY
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-07-16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1928-08-26 Naïm Kattan, Canadian novelist and essayist
  • 1929-01-27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • 1929-02-17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-03-18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • 1929-04-02 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
  • 1929-06-12 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner
  • 1929-07-27 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
  • 1929-10-24 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • 1930-05-10 June Knox-Mawer, British radio host/novelist (World of Islands)
  • 1930-05-27 John Barth, novelist (Sot-Weed Factor)
  • 1930-08-10 Barry Unsworth, novelist (Pascali's Island), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-10-26 John Arden, English novelist/playwright (Left Handed Liberty), (d. 2012)
  • 1930-12-15 Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)
  • 1931-02-18 Toni Morrison, Ohio, novelist (Tar Baby, Beloved, Song of Solomon)
  • 1931-03-16 Don Richard Carpenter, novelist
  • 1931-10-13 Janice Elliott, English novelist (d. 1995)
  • 1931-10-19 John le Carré, English novelist
  • 1932-03-18 John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
  • 1932-06-05 Christy Brown, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1932-06-12 Rona Jaffe, novelist (Mazes & Monsters)

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1932-08-17 V.S. Naipaul, British novelist (Middle Passage), born in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
Novelist
V. S. Naipaul

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1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)

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