Authors in History (Part 18)

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  • 1968-07-09 Lars Gyllenhaal, Swedish author
  • 1968-10-01 Jon Guenther, American author
  • 1969-01-19 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American author, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
  • 1969-02-20 Vaginal Davis, American drag queen, author and performance artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1969-04-18 Keith DeCandido, American sci-fi author (Star Trek), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-06-18 Christopher Largen, American author, born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1969-06-20 Michael Gerber, American parody author, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1969-07-18 Elizabeth Gilbert, American author (Eat Pray, Love), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Person of interestSheryl Sandberg

1969-08-28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.

Facebook Executive Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook Executive
Sheryl Sandberg
  • 1969-09-02 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-09-28 Ben Greenman, American author
  • 1969-11-13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • 1969-12-12 Sophie Kinsella, English author (Confessions of a Shopaholic), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1969-12-27 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist
  • 1970-01-16 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author, born in Holywood, United Kingdom
  • 1970-05-05 Naomi Klein, Canadian author (This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate) and activist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1970-05-23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • 1970-06-06 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1970-06-25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California
  • 1970-07-09 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author

Person of interestSamantha Power

1970-09-21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 1970-10-20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
  • 1970-11-11 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • 1970-12-18 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • 1971-01-09 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1971-01-18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • 1971-03-03 Tyler Florence, American chef, Food Network personality & cookbook author, born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1971-03-05 Yuri Lowenthal, American actor/author/painter
  • 1971-03-13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist (The Hipster Handbook), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1971-03-29 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • 1971-05-07 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • 1971-05-27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • 1971-07-02 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author
  • 1971-07-06 Kenya D. Williamson, American actress and author (Depth of Focus: A Novel), born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1971-07-17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1971-09-11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-12-01 John Schlimm, American author
  • 1972-03-23 Judith Godrèche, French actress and author
  • 1972-07-02 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • 1972-09-30 Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • 1972-10-29 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-12-26 Robert Muchamore, English children's author, born in Islington, London
  • 1973-03-18 Max Barry, Australian author
  • 1973-07-16 Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1973-11-03 Ben Fogle, British broadcaster and author (Channel 5, BBC), born in London, England

Person of interestStephenie Meyer

1973-12-24 Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,

  • 1974-01-26 Shannon Hale, American author, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1974-06-07 Edward "Bear" Grylls, British adventurer, author and TV presenter (Man vs. Wild), born in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland
  • 1974-09-09 Gok Wan [Kowkhyn Wan], British fashion consultant, author and TV presenter (How to Look Good Naked, Gok Cooks Chinese), born in Leicester, England
  • 1974-10-23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • 1974-11-08 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1974-11-08 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • 1975-04-04 Pamela Ribon, American screenwriter and author, born in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1975-04-11 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author, born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1975-08-20 Marcus Mastin, American author, born in Carthage, New York

Person of interestChai Jing

1976-01-01 Chai Jing, Chinese broadcaster, author and documentary maker (Under the Dome), born in Linfen, Shanxi Province

Journalist and Environmental Activist Chai Jing
Journalist and Environmental Activist
Chai Jing
  • 1976-03-23 Jayson Blair, American journalist and author
  • 1976-06-24 Louisa Leaman, English author
  • 1976-11-16 Danny Wallace, British author, born in Dundee, United Kingdom
  • 1976-12-20 Ramon Stoppelenburg, Dutch traveler and author, born in Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1977-08-24 John Green, American author (The Fault in Our Stars) and vlogger, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1977-09-15 Sophie Dahl, English model and author
  • 1978-03-11 Christopher Rice, American author (A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1978-05-07 Brian Clevinger, American author (Atomic Robo)
  • 1979-04-23 Yana Gupta, Czech actress and author (How To Love Your Body And Get The Body You Love), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • 1979-08-10 Ted Geoghegan, American filmmaker and author
  • 1980-11-21 Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1981-09-21 Nicole Richie, American socialite, author and TV personality (The Simple Life), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1983-06-12 Josh Dies, American author and musician (Showbread), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1983-10-05 Jesse Eisenberg, American actor, author and playwright (The Social Network), born in Queens, New York
  • 1984-04-16 Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author, born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1984-09-09 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984-09-23 Nathan Jendrick, American author
  • 1984-10-17 Randall Munroe, American webcomic author
  • 1984-10-23 Meghan McCain, American columnist, author, and TV host, born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1985-03-15 F.V.A. Morriello, Canadian author
  • 1985-04-16 Mark Baker, Welsh author and historian
  • 1985-09-21 Joe Wicks, British fitness coach, presenter and author (The Body Coach), born in Epsom, England
  • 1990-04-08 Jonghyun [Kim Jong-hyun], South Korean singer-songwriter, radio host, and author (SHINee), born in Jung District, Seoul, South Korea (d. 2017)
  • 1990-08-29 Sam Stern, British chef and author, born in Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Person of interestDavid Hogg

2000-04-12 David Hogg, American gun control activist and author (#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line) who as a student survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, born in Parkland, Florida

Author and Gun Control Activist David Hogg
Author and Gun Control Activist
David Hogg

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