Novelists in History (Part 6)

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  • 1941-08-12 Réjean Ducharme, Quebec novelist and playwright
  • 1942-06-25 Michel Tremblay, Canadian novelist and playwright (Les Belles-Sœurs), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-08-24 Howard Jacobson, British novelist (The Finkler Question) and newspaper columnist, born in Manchester, England

Person of interestMichael Crichton

1942-10-23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1943-05-20 Justin Cartwright, British novelist (In Every Face I Meet), born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1943-07-16 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), born in Aguas Claras, Holguín Province, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • 1943-08-02 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • 1943-10-18 Elena Ferrante, pseudonymous Italian novelist (Neapolitan Novels), born in Naples, Italy (claimed)
  • 1943-11-04 Marlene Jobert, French actress and novelist (Adventures of John Difool), born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1944-01-03 Blanche d'Alpuget, Australian novelist, biographer and second wife of Bob Hawke

Person of interestAlice Walker

1944-02-09 Alice Walker, American novelist (The Color Purple, Meridian), born in Putnam County, Georgia

Novelist Alice Walker
Novelist
Alice Walker
  • 1944-02-23 Bernard Cornwell, English historical novelist
  • 1944-02-23 John Sandford, American novelist
  • 1944-08-25 Sherley Anne Williams, American poet and novelist (Dessa Rose), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1944-09-25 Eugenia Zukerman, American flutist and novelist (Deceptive Cadence), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1944-11-28 Rita Mae Brown, American poet, novelist (Rubyfruit Jungle), screenwriter (Long Hot Summer), and mystery writer (Mrs. Murphy), born in Hanover, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-12-09 Ki Longfellow, American novelist (The Secret Magdalene), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1945-01-06 Allen Appel, American novelist, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-01-30 Michael Dorris, American novelist & scholar, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1997)
  • 1945-02-25 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • 1945-03-18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1945-07-30 Patrick Modiano, French novelist (Nobel 2014), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1945-12-08 John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist
  • 1946-04-17 Clare Francis, British yachtswoman and novelist (Come Hell or High Water), born in Thames Ditton, Surrey
  • 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)

Person of interestSalman Rushdie

1947-06-19 Salman Rushdie, British-Indian novelist (Midnight's Children, Satanic Verses), born in Mumbai, India

Novelist Salman Rushdie
Novelist
Salman Rushdie
  • 1947-09-08 Ann Beattie, American novelist and short story writer (Chilly Scenes of Winter), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-01-11 Terry Goodkind, American epic fantasy novelist (The Sword of Truth), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1948-12-02 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1949-03-26 Patrick Süskind, German novelist and screenwriter ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer"), born in Ambach, Bavaria, Germany
  • 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
  • 1949-11-23 Gayl Jones, American novelist (Corregidora), and poet (Song for Anninho), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 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
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 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
  • 1951-10-03 Bernard Cooper, American novelist and short story writer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 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
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 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 writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1954-11-16 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1955-01-13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955-02-03 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist

Person of interestMo Yan

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

Novelist Mo Yan
Novelist
Mo Yan
  • 1955-03-27 Patrick McCabe, Irish novelist (The Butcher Boy), born in Clones, County Monaghan
  • 1955-04-08 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist (The Poisonwood Bible), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 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.

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