Novelist in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 536

  • 1897-07-26 Paul Gallico, American novelist (The Snow Goose), born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1897-08-10 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
  • 1898-06-03 Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
  • 1898-06-22 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Osnabrück, Germany (d. 1970)
  • 1898-07-08 Alec Waugh, English novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn, born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1899-01-17 Nevil Shute [Norway], novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice), born in London, England
  • 1899-02-19 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-08 Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
  • 1899-04-23 Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1899-06-07 Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1899-06-11 Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
  • 1899-08-03 Sally Benson, novelist
  • 1899-08-24 Johan Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons), born in Bandung, Java, Indonesia (d. 1981)
  • 1899-08-27 Cecil Scott Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower) (d. 1966)

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1899-10-19 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, born in Guatemala City (d. 1974)

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1900-05-01 Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
  • 1900-06-05 Barbara Gooden, novelist
  • 1900-07-29 Eyvind Johnson, Swedish novelist (Return to Ithaca), Nobel Prize (1974), born in Svartbjörnsbyn (d. 1976)
  • 1900-09-07 Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), born in Manchester, England (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-09 James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)

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1900-10-03 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d.1938)

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1900-11-22 Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)

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1901-11-03 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1901-12-19 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1902-07-17 Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
  • 1902-08-16 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1975)
  • 1902-09-20 Stevie [Florence Margaret] Smith, Kingston upon Hull, English poet and novelist (Not Waving but Drowning)
  • 1902-11-01 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1943)
  • 1902-11-29 Carlo Levi, Italian painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
  • 1903-02-19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1903-08-01 Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
  • 1903-08-19 James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1903-10-17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
  • 1903-11-07 Albert Helman [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician and novelist, born in Paramaribo, Suriname (d. 1996)
  • 1904-02-04 MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
  • 1904-05-06 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
  • 1904-07-14 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish Yiddish novelist (Enemies-Nobel 1978)
  • 1904-08-26 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Goodbye to Berlin), born in High Lane, Cheshire (d. 1986)

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1904-10-02 [Henry] Graham Greene, English novelist (Brighton Rock, The Power and the Glory), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire (d. 1991)

  • 1904-11-25 Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1905-01-31 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
  • 1905-02-28 Glyn Jones, Wales, novelist, poet and literary historian
  • 1905-03-01 Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • 1905-05-16 H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
  • 1905-07-25 Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-British author (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981), born in Ruse, Bulgaria (d. 1994)
  • 1905-10-15 Charles P Snow, English novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
  • 1905-12-21 Anthony Powell, English novelist (Infants of Spring)

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1906-04-13 Samuel Beckett, Irish novelist and playwright (Waiting for Godot, Nobel 1969), born in Foxrock, Ireland (d. 1989)

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1906-04-27 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
  • 1906-04-28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-05-29 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1906-06-27 Catherine Cookson, English novelist (Bannaman Legacy)

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1906-10-10 R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)

Novelist R.K. Narayan
Novelist
R.K. Narayan
  • 1906-12-08 Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
  • 1906-12-15 Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
  • 1907-09-23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1908-01-23 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
  • 1908-02-11 Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
  • 1908-07-07 Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
  • 1908-07-14 Chaim Raphael, English Jewish scholar and novelist, born in Middlesbrough (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1908-08-31 William Saroyan, American novelist and playwright (Time of Your Life), born in Fresno, California (d. 1981)
  • 1908-09-19 Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
  • 1908-10-10 Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
  • 1909-02-18 Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
  • 1909-03-07 Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • 1909-03-22 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • 1909-03-28 Nelson Algren, American novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
  • 1909-04-13 Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
  • 1909-06-19 Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
  • 1909-07-01 Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
  • 1909-07-08 Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
  • 1909-07-28 Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
  • 1909-10-07 Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
  • 1910-02-04 Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
  • 1910-03-22 Nicholas Monsarrat, English novelist (The Cruel Sea), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-12-19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • 1910-12-19 Jose Lezama Lima, poet/novelist, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1911-07-27 Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)

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1911-09-19 William Golding, English novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), born in Newquay, Cornwall (d. 1993)

Nobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding
Nobel Laureate and Novelist
William Golding
  • 1911-12-11 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 2006)

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1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Poet/Novelist
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1911-12-20 Hortense Calisher, American novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-12-31 Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
  • 1912-01-16 Franz Tumler, Austrian author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
  • 1912-02-11 Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
  • 1912-03-12 Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
  • 1912-04-29 Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
  • 1912-05-28 Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
  • 1912-06-21 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Group)
  • 1912-07-20 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
  • 1912-09-30 Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist
  • 1913-02-27 Irwin Shaw, American novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
  • 1913-07-27 Eva Jones, poet/novelist
  • 1913-08-28 Robertson Davies, Canadian novelist essayist/dramatist, born in Thamesville, Ontario (d. 1995)
  • 1914-02-05 William S Burroughs, novelist (Naked Lunch), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1914-03-27 Budd Schulberg, novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-04-04 Marguerite Duras, French novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 254 of 254

  • 2005-06-12 Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2005-07-06 Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2005-08-09 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • 2005-11-07 Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
  • 2005-11-08 David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 2006-04-30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist
  • 2006-08-30 Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist (Palace Walk, Sugar Street) and first Arabic writer to win a Nobel Prize (1988), dies at 94
  • 2007-01-01 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)

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2007-01-30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-04-03 Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
  • 2007-04-11 Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • 2007-08-28 Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
  • 2007-10-10 Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
  • 2007-10-24 Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)

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2007-11-10 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 2007-11-12 Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2009-01-27 John Updike, American Novelist (b. 1932)
  • 2009-02-18 Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
  • 2009-04-11 Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)
  • 2009-04-19 J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)
  • 2009-05-17 Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet, dies from respiratory and intestinal problems at 88
  • 2009-08-05 Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)
  • 2009-08-22 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2009-11-03 Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
  • 2010-01-21 Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)

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2010-01-27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 2010-02-14 Dick Francis, British jockey and detective writer (Whip Hand, High Stakes), dies at 89
  • 2010-03-12 Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-07-09 Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-08-14 Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
  • 2010-10-05 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-10-12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • 2012-02-24 Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-28 John Arden, English novelist and playwright (Left Handed Liberty), dies at 81
  • 2012-06-05 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • 2012-07-30 Maeve Binchy [Snell], Irish novelist (Light a Penny Candle), dies at 72
  • 2012-11-22 Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79
  • 2013-02-10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85

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2013-03-21 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart), dies at 82

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2013-11-17 Doris Lessing, Iranian novelist and Nobel laureate (Adore, Memoirs of a Survivor, Golden Notebook), dies at 94
  • 2014-01-02 Elizabeth Jane Howard, English novelist, dies at 90

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2014-04-17 Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez
  • 2014-07-13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • 2015-01-10 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83
  • 2016-03-10 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, dies at 87
  • 2016-03-26 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), dies at 78
  • 2016-06-15 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), dies at 82
  • 2016-06-29 Elechi Amadi, Nigerian novelist (The Concubine), dies at 82
  • 2016-07-09 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Falstaff), dies at 77
  • 2016-08-24 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist (La Modification), dies at 89
  • 2017-02-28 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, dies at 93
  • 2017-03-27 David Storey, British novelist and playwright (This Sporting Life), dies at 83