Author in History (Part 14)

Historical Events

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  • 1947-04-12 Tom Clancy, Baltmore Maryland, American author
  • 1947-04-18 Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
  • 1947-04-20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author
  • 1947-05-10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947-05-10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1947-05-13 Stephen R Donaldson, American sci-fi author (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Lord Foul's Bane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1947-06-22 Octavia E[stelle] Butler, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Wild Seed)
  • 1947-07-03 Dave Barry, American humorist and author
  • 1947-07-07 Howard Rheingold, American author

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1947-08-14 Danielle Steel, author (Rememberance, Zoya, Star, Daddy), born in NYC, New York

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1947-08-23 Willy Russell, English playwright and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita), born in Whiston, England
  • 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, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron)
  • 1948-02-03 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)

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1948-02-12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York

Inventor and Author Raymond Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Raymond Kurzweil
  • 1948-02-16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • 1948-02-29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, American 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, American sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • 1948-03-17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canadian sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • 1948-03-20 Pamela Sargent, American 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, American 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 Holdstock, English sci-fi author (Ghost Dance, Labyrinth), born in Hythe, England (d. 2009)
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author
  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N[eel] McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV)
  • 1948-09-08 Lynn/Marilyn [Lorraine] Abbey, American 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, Canadian 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 (d. 2011)
  • 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, American author
  • 1949-12-13 R[oberta] A[nn] MacAvoy, American 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 NYC, New York (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, American 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, American sci-fi author (Elfin Ship, Homunculus), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-10-06 David Brin, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Sundiver, Postman)
  • 1950-10-27 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1950-11-25 Alexis Wright, Australian author
  • 1950-11-29 Kevin O'Donnell Jr, American 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
  • 1951-05-27 Norma Jean Almodovar, American author (Cop to Call Girl) and sex worker activist, born in Binghampton, New York
  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author
  • 1951-07-16 Esther M Friesner[-Stutzman], American sci-fi author (Witchwood Cradle)
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-20 Greg[ory Dale] Bear, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Eon, Eternity)
  • 1951-08-24 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War)
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1951-09-01 Timothy Zahn, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Cobra Strike)
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish author, translator and academic
  • 1951-09-30 Nicholas Yermakov, American 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, American 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, American sci-fi author (Baal, Mystery Walk)

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