Authors in History (Part 15)

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  • 1945-10-26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1945-11-12 Michael Bishop, American sci-fi author (Nebula, Stolen Faces)
  • 1945-11-12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1945-11-20 Rachid Mimouni, Algerian author, born in Boudouaou, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • 1945-11-26 Ethan Russell, American photographer and author (photographed covers for the Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who), born in Mt. Kisco, New York
  • 1945-12-12 Karl Edward Wagner, American sci-fi author (Bloodstone, Night Winds), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1994)

Person of interestMichael King

1945-12-15 Michael King, New Zealand historian and author (Penguin History of New Zealand), born in Wellington, New Zealand

Historian and Author Michael King
Historian and Author
Michael King
  • 1945-12-17 Jacqueline Wilson, English author
  • 1946-01-20 Susan Vreeland, American author (The Passion of Artemisia), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-03-12 Peter Whalley, British television writer and author
  • 1946-03-22 Rudy Rucker, American sci-fi author (Wetware) and one of the founders of cyberpunk, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1946-03-23 Alan Bleasdale, English author, playwright and scriptwriter (Are You Lonesome Tonight), born in Liverpool
  • 1946-05-12 L. Neil Smith, American sci-fi author
  • 1946-05-25 Janet Morris, American sci-fi author (Golden Sword, Tempus), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1946-06-08 Elizabeth A. Lynn, American sci-fi author (Watchtower, Red Hawk), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946-06-18 Russell Ash, British author ('the human Google'), born in Surrey, England
  • 1946-06-21 Trond Kirkvaag, Norwegian comedian and author, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2007)
  • 1946-07-03 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
  • 1946-08-15 Tony Robinson, English actor, comedian and author, born in Homerton, London
  • 1946-08-25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1946-09-09 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1946-09-15 Howard Waldrop, American sci-fi author
  • 1946-11-10 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1946-11-18 Alan Dean Foster, American sci-fi author (Midworld, Flinx in Flux)
  • 1946-12-16 Adriaan van Dis, Dutch author (Promised Country), born in Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands
  • 1946-12-19 Rosemary Conley, English businesswoman, author and broadcaster
  • 1947-01-08 Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947-01-10 George Alec Effinger, American sci-fi author (Nick of Time), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2002)
  • 1947-01-16 Magdalen Nabb, British author, born in Lancashire, United Kingdom (d. 2007)
  • 1947-01-23 Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1947-02-03 Paul Auster, American author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
  • 1947-03-06 Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author
  • 1947-03-10 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • 1947-03-17 James Morrow, American author

Person of interestJames Patterson

1947-03-22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1947-04-02 Camille Paglia, American author and social critic, born in Endicott, New York
  • 1947-04-12 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1947-04-18 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1947-04-20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author (The Best Little Boy in the World), born in NYC, New York
  • 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, born in Armonk, New York
  • 1947-07-07 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • 1947-07-31 Ian Beck, British children's illustrator and author, who illustrated Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" album cover, born in Brighton, East Sussex

Person of interestDanielle Steel

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel
  • 1947-08-24 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author (The Alchemist), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1947-09-19 Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don't Bite the Sun), born in London

Person of interestStephen King

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 and journalist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1947-11-22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1947-12-22 Brian C. Daley, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Person of interestIna Garten

1948-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1948-02-03 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1948-02-11 Susan Bernard, American author, actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Playboy playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-02-12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York
  • 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), born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1948-03-31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • 1948-04-02 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-04-21 Max Wyndham, 2nd Baron Egremont, English peer and author
  • 1948-04-22 Carol Drinkwater, Anglo-Irish actress (Father, All Creatures Great & Small) and author (The Haunted School, Provence), born in London
  • 1948-04-23 Pascal Quignard, French author (Les Ombres), born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, France

Person of interestTerry Pratchett

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
  • 1948-07-05 Julie Nixon Eisenhower, American author and the youngest daughter of Richard Nixon, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-07-22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1948-07-25 Brian Stableford, British sci-fi author (Day of Wrath), born in Shipley, Yorkshire
  • 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, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948-09-08 Lynn [Lorraine] Abbey, American sci-fi author (Black Flame), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 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, born in New York
  • 1949-01-27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1949-03-14 Michael Stedman, British World War I Historian and Author
  • 1949-04-12 Scott Turow, American lawyer and author (Presumed Innocent), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestChristopher Hitchens

1949-04-13 Christopher Hitchens, English author and columnist (Vanity Fair, New Statesman), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2011)

Author, Journalist and Orator Christopher Hitchens
Author, Journalist and Orator
Christopher Hitchens
  • 1949-05-03 Ken Hom, Chinese-American chef, author and BBC TV presenter (OBE for "services to culinary arts" 2009), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1949-05-04 Graham Swift, British author (Waterland, Last Orders), born in London

Person of interestKen Follett

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 (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-06-18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator
  • 1949-08-03 Reed Waller, American comic book author (Omaha the Cat Dancer)
  • 1949-09-22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949-10-01 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • 1949-11-23 Gayl Jones, American author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
  • 1949-12-08 Mary Gordon, American author
  • 1949-12-13 R. A. MacAvoy, American sci-fi author (Damiano's Lute, Raphael), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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