Authors in History (Part 14)

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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,840

  • 1939-07-24 Barry [Norman] Malzberg, sci-fi author (Revelations, Beyond Apollo)
  • 1939-08-01 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 1939-11-17 Auberon Waugh, British author (d. 2001)

Person of interestMargaret Atwood

1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1939-12-18 Michael J Moorcock, England, sci-fi author (Alien Heat, Bull & Spear)
  • 1939-12-30 Glenda Adams, Australian author (d. 2007)
  • 1940-01-13 Edmund White, American author
  • 1940-02-02 Thomas M[ichael] Disch, American sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1940-03-22 Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian-American obstetrician, author, refugee and actor (The Killing Fields), born in Samrong Yong, Cambodia (d. 1996)
  • 1940-04-15 Jeffrey Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare, English novelist, born in Finsbury, London
  • 1940-04-23 Richard Monaco, American sci-fi author (Grail War, Final Quest), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-04-24 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1940-05-10 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You) (d. 2015)
  • 1940-05-24 Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and writer (Less than One, Nobel 1987), born in Leningrad, RSFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1996)
  • 1940-06-22 Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian author and director (Under the Olive Trees, Close Up, Taste of Cherry), born in Tehran (d. 2016)
  • 1940-07-14 Susan Howatch, English author
  • 1940-09-15 Norman [Richard] Spinrad, American sci-fi author (Child of Fortune)
  • 1940-09-25 Tim Severin, British author and explorer who replicated historic voyages, born in Assam, British India (d. 2020)
  • 1940-09-28 George Greenstein, author (Secret of a Jewish Baker)
  • 1940-10-21 Frances FitzGerald, American journalist/author (Fire in the Lake), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-10-27 Maxine Hong Kingston, American author (The Woman Warrior), born in Stockton, California
  • 1940-11-21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1940-11-22 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1940-11-24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author.
  • 1940-12-29 Brigitte Kronauer, German author (The Scheik of Aachen), born in Essen, Germany
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford, American author & scientist, born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1941-02-01 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • 1941-02-19 Stephen Dobyns, American author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • 1941-02-28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941-03-23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1941-05-27 Adriaan Venema, Dutch journalist/author (Mussert)
  • 1941-06-23 Roger McDonald, Australian author
  • 1941-06-27 James P. Hogan, British sci-fi author (Giants' Star), born in London (d. 2010)
  • 1941-07-14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941-08-07 Franco Columbu, Italian bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor and author (Mr. Olympia 1976, 81), born in Ollolai, Sardinia (d. 2019)
  • 1941-08-20 Jo Ramírez, Mexican motor racing team manager and author, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestAnne Rice

1941-10-04 Anne Rice, author (Interview with a Vampire), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Author Anne Rice
Anne Rice
  • 1941-11-15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • 1941-11-25 Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Indian Muslim Sufi, author, spiritual leader (d. 2001)
  • 1941-12-25 Lex Hixon, religious teacher/author
  • 1942-01-29 Robin Morgan, American poet, author, political theorist, academic, and former child actor (Dagmar-Mama), born in Lake Worth, Florida
  • 1942-02-26 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Nathan Sid, In Africa), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1942-03-05 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow; Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-03-07 Paul Preuss, American sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • 1942-03-25 Jacqueline Lichtenberg, American sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
  • 1942-03-26 Erica Jong [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • 1942-04-01 Samuel R. Delany Jr, American sci-fi author (Towers of Toron; Neveryona), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1942-05-12 Barry Longyear, American sci-fi author (City of Baraboo), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-05-19 James Topping, author of CP/M
  • 1942-06-30 Robert Ballard, American explorer and discoverer (discovered Titanic wreck in 1985), born in Wichita, Kansas

Person of interestIsabel Allende

1942-08-02 Isabel Allende, Chilean-American author (The House of the Spirits, City of the Beasts), born in Lima, Peru

  • 1942-08-23 Patricia McBride Lousada, American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author, born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1942-09-01 C[arolyn] J[anice] Cherryh, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Faded Sun Trilogy)
  • 1942-09-08 Ansen [Nancy Ann] Dibble, Dutch sci-fi author (Summerfair), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-15 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, American sci-fi author (Hotel Transylvania)
  • 1942-09-17 Robert Graysmith, American Zodiac killer researcher and author, born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1942-10-10 James Marshall, American illustrator and author (George and Martha, The Stupids), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1992)
  • 1942-10-19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • 1942-12-01 John Crowley, American sci-fi author (Deep, Beasts, Novelty)
  • 1942-12-09 Joe McGinniss, American author (The Selling of the President 1968), born in Rye, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-01-09 Robert Drewe, Australian author, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1943-02-13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2008)
  • 1943-02-14 Israël "Ischa" Meijer, Dutch journalist, critic and author (Een Dik Uur Ischa, Boezemvriend), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • 1943-02-19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • 1943-03-02 Peter Straub, American award-winning fantasy and horror author, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1943-03-16 Ursula Goodenough, American biologicst, Evolutionary Scholar, author and educator, born in NYC, New York

Person of interestBob Woodward

1943-03-26 Bob Woodward, American author and investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes), born in Geneva Illinois

Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward
Author and Investigative Reporter
Bob Woodward
  • 1943-04-16 Ewald Vanvugt, Dutch author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love), born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
  • 1943-04-20 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon), born in North Shields, England
  • 1943-05-07 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • 1943-05-13 Eve Babitz, American artist and author (Eve's Hollywood, Slow Days, Fast Company), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1943-06-04 Joyce Meyer, American Charismatic Christian author and speaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-06-05 Matthew Lesko, American author, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-06-09 Joe Haldeman, American sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1943-06-10 Simon Jenkins, British author and newspaper editor (Evening Standard, The Times), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1943-06-15 Xaveria Hollander [Vara de DeVries], Dutch author (The Happy Hooker), born in Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies
  • 1943-08-23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • 1943-09-03 Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • 1943-09-10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author (Conversations with God), born in Milwaulkee, Wisconsin
  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author (There Must be Some Mistake), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943-10-21 Tariq Ali, Pakistani author and historian
  • 1943-11-07 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary historian and author (The Swerve: How the World Became Modern), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1943-11-29 Sue Miller, American author
  • 1944-01-06 Henry Kravis, American businessman & author (The Money Machine), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1944-01-08 Terry Brooks, American fantasy fiction author (Sword of Shannara), born in Sterling, Illinois
  • 1944-01-09 Harun Farocki, German filmmaker & author (Nicht loeschbares Feur), born in Nový Jičín, Czech Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) & author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-01-26 Angela Davis, African American activist, author and professor, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1944-02-16 Richard Ford, American author (Sportswriter)
  • 1944-03-17 Patti Boyd, English model, photographer and author who married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton, born in Taunton, England
  • 1944-04-05 Ann Maxwell, American sci-fi author (Jaws of Menx), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1944-05-13 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
  • 1944-05-13 Armistead Maupin, American author
  • 1944-05-21 Janet Dailey, American Romance author, born in Storm Lake, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1944-05-26 Sam Posey, American auto racer (12 Hours of Sebring 1975; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1971 3rd) and TV commentator (ABC Sports), born in NYC, New York

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