Novelist in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 401 - 500 of 537

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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)
  • 1933-01-02 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • 1933-01-09 Wilbur Smith, Zambian-British novelist
  • 1933-03-19 Philip Roth, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-06-14 Jerzy Kosinski, novelist (Painted Bird, Being There)
  • 1933-07-13 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), born in Wakefield (d. 2017)
  • 1933-08-14 Bryce Courtenay, Australian novelist (The Power of One), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2012)
  • 1934-04-28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-12 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), born in Aluu (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-05 Joan Didion, US author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1935-01-30 Richard Brautigan, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935-01-31 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist (Catch, Personal Matter)
  • 1935-05-11 Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)
  • 1935-06-02 Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
  • 1935-06-21 Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], French novelist (Bonjour Trieste), born in Cajarc, France
  • 1936-08-24 A. S. Byatt, English novelist (The Virgin in the Garden), born in Sheffield, England
  • 1937-02-16 Paul Bailey, English novelist and biographer, born in London
  • 1937-04-04 Ian St James, novelist (Balfour Conspiracy, Vengeance, Money Stones)
  • 1937-05-08 Thomas Pynchon, American novelist (V, Gravity's Rainbow), born in Glen Cove, New York

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1937-05-13 Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec

Novelist and Author of
Novelist and Author of "contes"
Roch Carrier
  • 1937-08-21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-12-17 John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • 1938-05-26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1938-06-16 Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)
  • 1938-10-28 Anne Perry, English-born novelist
  • 1939-03-14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-03-15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1940-01-04 Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940-05-04 Robin Cook, American novelist
  • 1940-05-07 Angela Carter, English novelist and journalist (d. 1992)

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1940-05-08 Peter Benchley, American novelist (Jaws, The Deep), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 1940-05-28 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), born in Dalkey, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
  • 1941-05-19 Nora Ephron, NY, novelist/screenwriter/director (Michael, Heartburn), (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1941-06-26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist
  • 1941-08-12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • 1942-08-24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist and newspaper columnist

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1942-10-23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist/playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • 1943-08-23 Nelson DeMille, American novelist
  • 1943-11-04 Marlene Jobert, novelist (Adventures of John Difool)
  • 1944-01-03 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke

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1944-02-09 Alice Walker, American novelist (Color Purple, Meridian), born in Putnam County, Georgia

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker
  • 1944-02-23 Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • 1944-02-23 John Sandford, American novelist
  • 1944-09-25 Eugenia Zukerman, flutist/novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944-12-09 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • 1945-01-06 Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1945-02-25 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • 1945-03-18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
  • 1945-07-30 Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1945-12-08 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1946-04-17 Clare Francis, yachtswoman/novelist (Come Hell or High Water)
  • 1946-05-17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • 1946-10-18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1947-08-07 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1948-02-04 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • 1948-02-29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist
  • 1948-10-08 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor
  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist
  • 1949-07-29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • 1949-09-26 Minette Walters, English novelist
  • 1950-02-25 Neil Jordan, Irish director (Crying Game) and novelist, born in Sligo
  • 1950-04-20 Steve Erickson, American novelist
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1951-03-04 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1951-11-02 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic
  • 1951-11-25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • 1951-12-20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter
  • 1952-02-19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-07-06 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 1952-10-18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • 1952-10-21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • 1953-04-20 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist
  • 1953-09-16 Nancy Huston, Canadian-born novelist and essayist
  • 1953-11-18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • 1954-05-26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1955-01-13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955-02-03 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist

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1955-02-17 Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

Novelist Mo Yan
Novelist
Mo Yan
  • 1955-03-27 Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist
  • 1955-04-08 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • 1955-04-09 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • 1955-07-27 Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1955-10-20 David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1955-11-10 James Chapman, American novelist
  • 1955-12-10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1956-05-20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • 1957-01-07 Nicholson Baker, American novelist

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