Novelists in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 501 - 596 of 596

  • 1946-05-17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist
  • 1946-10-18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1947-01-07 Shobha De, Indian columnist & novelist, born in Satara, India
  • 1947-03-09 Keri Hulme, New Zealand novelist, poet and short-story writer, born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1947-04-18 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1947-09-08 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-02-04 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • 1948-02-29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist (Ghost Train), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • 1948-10-08 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist, born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1949-07-29 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • 1949-08-25 Martin Amis, English novelist (London Fields), born in Swansea, Wales
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-09-26 Minette Walters, English novelist (The Ice House), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
  • 1950-02-25 Neil Jordan, Irish director (Crying Game) and novelist, born in Sligo
  • 1950-04-20 Steve Erickson, American novelist (American Nomad), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist (Angels Fall), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-03-04 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1951-09-20 Javier Marías, Spanish translator and novelist (Corazón tan blanco), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1951-11-02 Thomas Mallon, American novelist and critic (Henry and Clara), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1951-11-25 Arturo Pérez Reverte, Spanish novelist and war reporter
  • 1951-12-20 Peter May, Scottish novelist and scriptwriter, born in Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American novelist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-02-19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-06-20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet and novelist (A Suitable Boy), born in Calcutta. India
  • 1952-07-06 Hilary Mantel, English novelist (Wolf Hall), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 1952-10-18 Bảo Ninh, Vietnamese novelist
  • 1952-10-21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1953-04-20 Sebastian Faulks, British novelist (The Girl at the Lion d'Or), born in Donnington, Berkshire
  • 1953-09-16 Nancy Huston, Canadian novelist (Cantique des plaines) and essayist, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1953-11-18 Alan Moore, British comic book writer and novelist
  • 1954-05-26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • 1954-07-04 Chang-dong Lee, South Korean filmmaker and novelist (Secret Sunshine, Poetry), born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1955-01-13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955-02-03 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist

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1955-02-17 Mo Yan, Chinese novelist and nobel laureate (Red Sorghum Clan, The Republic of Wine), born in Gaomi, Shandong, China

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  • 1955-03-27 Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
  • 1955-04-08 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • 1955-04-09 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist, born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • 1955-07-27 Cat Bauer, American novelist (Harley, Like a Person), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1955-10-20 David Profumo, English novelist
  • 1955-11-10 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • 1955-12-10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and novelist (The Deep End of the Ocean), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-05-13 Richard Madeley, British TV presenter, journalist, columnist and novelist (Richard & Judy, The Wright Stuff), born in Romford, Essex
  • 1956-05-20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • 1957-01-07 Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1958-01-27 James Grippando, American novelist
  • 1958-02-15 Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • 1958-02-26 Michel Houellebecq, French novelist, born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion
  • 1958-04-15 Dolores Gordon-Smith, British novelist (The Jack Haldean Murder Series), born in Glossop, Derbyshire
  • 1958-07-14 Joe Keenan, American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
  • 1958-10-06 Joseph Finder, American novelist
  • 1960-04-28 Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • 1960-05-07 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist (Las edades de Lulú), born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1961-08-13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist (Little Children), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1961-10-16 Marc Levy, French novelist
  • 1961-11-01 Louise Boije af Gennäs, Swedish writer and novelist (Stjärnor utan svindel)
  • 1962-09-07 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-09-08 Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton)
  • 1963-01-03 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • 1963-05-24 Michael Chabon, American novelist (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963-09-06 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963-12-02 Ann Patchett, American novelist (Bel Canto), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1965-10-22 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • 1966-01-11 Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • 1966-10-31 Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist (Three Day Road), born in Willowdale, North York, Ontario
  • 1966-11-30 David Nicholls, English novelist and screenwriter
  • 1968-02-29 Gonzalo Lira, Chilean-American novelist
  • 1968-03-23 Mitch Cullin, American novelist
  • 1968-05-30 Kelley Armstrong, Canadian novelist (Women of the Otherworld), born in Sudbury, Ontario
  • 1969-01-12 David Mitchell, English novelist (Cloud Atlas), born in Southport, England
  • 1969-11-22 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • 1970-08-12 Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  • 1970-08-13 Will Clarke, American novelist (The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1970-11-22 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • 1971-01-09 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian novelist & cultural critic, born in Brockville, Canada
  • 1971-04-30 John Boyne, Irish novelist (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1971-06-02 Anthony Montgomery, American film and television actor and graphic novelist
  • 1973-09-16 Justin Haythe, American novelist (The Honeymoon), born in London
  • 1974-02-07 Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • 1974-08-17 Nicola Kraus, American novelist
  • 1974-08-23 Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1975-10-25 Zadie Smith, British novelist (White Teeth, On Beauty, Swing Time), born in Brent, London, England
  • 1977-03-28 Lauren Weisberger, American novelist
  • 1979-05-21 James Clancy Phelan, Australian novelist
  • 1979-06-28 Florian Zeller, French novelist (La Fascination du Pire) and playwright, born in Paris
  • 1982-11-22 Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist
  • 1983-11-17 Christopher Paolini, American novelist
  • 1988-11-22 Suresh Guptara and Jyoti Guptara, British-Indian novelists

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