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Remembering authors on their birthdays!

DATES UNKNOWN:

  • Plato 428/7-348/7
  • Dante Alighieri 1265-1321
  • Wu Ch’eng-en 1505-1580
  • Shulamith Hareven 1930-2003

JANUARY
1: J.D. Salinger 1919-2010
Maria Edgeworth 1767-1849
Arthur Hugh Clough 1819-1861
E.M. Forster 1879-1970
2: Daisaku Ikeda 1928-
3: J.R.R. Tolkien 1892-1973
Douglas William Jerrold 1803-1857
4: Jacob Grimm 1785-1863
Max Eastman 1883-1969
Gao Xianjing 1940-
5: Umberto Eco 1932-
6: E.L. Doctorow 1931-
Carl Sandburg 1878-1967
Kalil Gibran 1883-1931
12: Jack London 1876-1916
13: Horatio Alger 1832-1899
Michael Bond 1926-
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun 1926-2003
15: Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968
Moliere 1622-1673
Franz Grillparzer 1791-1872
Goodman Ace 1899-1982
17: Anne Bronte 1820-1849
Anton Chekhov 1860-1904
Ronald Fiobank 1886-1926
William Stafford 1914-1993
19: Edgar Alan Poe 1809-1849
Augustine Birrell 1850-1933
Laura Z. Hobson 1900-1986
20: Natan Sharansky 1948-
22: Lord Byron 1788-1824
Joseph Wambaugh 1937-
Robert E. Howard 1906-1936
August Stindberg 1849-1912
24: Edith Wharton 1862-1937
25: William Sumerset Maugham 1874-1965
Virginia Woolf 1882-1941
27: Lewis Carroll 1832-1898
29: Thomas Paine 1737-1809
Edward Abbey 1927-1989
Romaine Rolland 1866-1944
30: Barbara Tuchman 1912-1989
Walter Savage Landor 1775-1864
Gelett Burgess 1866-1951
Lloyd Alexander 1924-2007
Shirley Hazzard 1931-

FEBRUARY
1: Langston Hughes 1902-1967
2: Ayn Rand 1905-1982
James Joyce 1882-1941
3: Gertrude Stein 1874-1946
5: Margaret Millar 1915-1994
John Guare 1938-
Jack Gould 1914-1993
6: Louis Dudek 1918-2001
Pramoedya Anata Toer 1925-2006
Dennis Norden 1922-
Keith Waterhouse 1929-
7: Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867-1957
Sinclair Lewis 1885-1951
Gay Talese 1932-
8: Jules Verne 1828-1905
John Grisham 1955-
9: Alice Walker 1944-
10: Bertolt Brecht 1898-1956
12: Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
Alice Roosevelt Longworth 1884-1980
13: Georges Simenon 1903-1989 Belgium
14: Fredrick Douglas 1817-1895 USA
17: Dorothy Canfield Fisher 1879-1958 USA
Andre Norton 1912-2005 USA
Margaret Truman 1924-2008 USA
Chaim Potok 1929-2002 USA
18: Toni Morrison 1931- USA
19: Charles Eastman 1858-1939 Sioux
20: Georges Bernanos 1888-1948 France
Ella Maillart 1903-1997 Switzerland
Alan Furst 1941- USA
21: Anne Grant 1755-1838 Scotland
Raymond Queneau 1903-1976 France
Anais Nin 1903-1977 USA
W.H. Auden 1907-1973 England
Jilly Cooper 1937- England
22: Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950 USA
23: W.E.B. DuBois 1868-1963 USA
Giovanni Pico Della Mirandolo 1463-1494 Italy
Rosalinda Castro 1837-1885 Spain
Kent Hasuf 1943- USA
Jane Hirshfield 1953- USA
24: Wilhelm Grimm 1786-1859 Germany
26: Victor Hugo 1802-1885 France
Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593 England
John George Nicolay 1832-1901 USA
Elizabeth Bibesco 1897-1945 England
Elizabeth George 1949- USA
27: John Steinbeck 1902-1968 USA
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 USA
Peter DeVries 1910-1993 USA

MARCH
2: John Irving 1942-
Theodore Geisel 1904-1991
6: Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475-1564
12: Jack Kerouac 1922-1969
18: John Updike 1932-2009
20: Henrik Ibsen 1828-1906
25: Flannery O’Connor 1925-1964
26: Tennessee Williams 1911-1983
Robert Frost 1874-1963
28: Mario Vargas Llosa 1936-

APRIL
2: Hans Christian Andersen 1805-1875
Emile Zola 1840-1902
3: Washington Irving 1783-1859
5: Booker T. Washington 1856-1915
13: Eudora Welty 1909-2001
15: Henry James 1843-1916
26: William Shakespeare 1564-1616
28: Harper Lee 1926-
Terry Pratchett 1948-

MAY
1: Joseph Heller 1923-1999
3: Niccolo Macchiavelli 1469-1527
5: Karl Marx 1818-1883
8: Peter Benchley 1940-2006
15: L. Frank Baum 1856-1919
16: Studs Terkel 1912-2008
19: Lorraine Hansberry 1930-1965
22: Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930
25: Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882
27: John Cheever 1912-1982
28: Ian Fleming 1908-1964
29: G.K. Chesterton 1874-1936
31: Walt Whitman 1819-1892

JUNE
2: Thomas Hardy 1840-1928
6: Alexander Pushkin 1799-1837
13: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939
14: Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896
16: Joyce Carol Oates 1938-
19: Salman Rushdie 1947-
25: George Orwell 1903-1950
27: Helen Keller 1880-1968
28: Jean Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778

JULY
3: Franz Kafka 1883-1924
4: Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804-1864
11: E.B. White 1899-1985
12: Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862
26: George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950
28: Beatrix Potter 1866-1943
30: Emily Bronte 1818-1848
31: J.K. Rowling 1965-

AUGUST
2: James Baldwin 1924-1987
Isabel Allende 1942-
6: Alfred Tennyson 1809-1892
7: Garrison Keillor 1942-
8: Beth Henley 1952-
9: Leonid Andreyev 1971-1919
15: Robert Bolt 1924-1995
Edna Ferber 1885-1968
Charles Bukowski 1920-1994
19: Ogden Nash 1902-1971
Herman Melville 1819-1891
Robert Stone 1937-
22: Ray Bradbury 1920-2012
Diane Setterfold 1964-
23: Nelson DeMille 1943-
24: Jorge Luis Borges 1899-1986
28: Johann von Goethe 1749-1832
30: Mary Shelley 1797-1851

SEPTEMBER
1: Edgar Rice Burroughs 1875-1950
3: Richard Wright 1908-1962
6: China Mieville 1972-
9: Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910
11: D.H. Lawrence 1885-1930
15: Agatha Christie 1890-1976
James Fenimore Cooper 1789-1851
19: Mike Royko 1932-1997
William Golding 1911-1993
20: Upton Sinclair 1878-1968
21: H.G. Wells 1866-1946
24: F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940
25: William Faulkner 1897-1962
26: T.S. Eliot 1888-1965
27: Stephen King 1947-
30: Truman Capote 1924-1984

OCTOBER
1: Faith Baldwin 1893-1978
2: Graham Greene 1904-1991
3: Gore Vidal 1925-2012
Thomas Wolfe 1900-1938
7: James Whitcomb Riley 1849-1916
9: Ted Solotaroff 1928-2008
10: Giuseppe Verdi 1813-1901
14 E.E. Cummings 1894-1962
15: Mario Puzo 1920-1999
P.D. Wodehouse 1881-1975
16: Noah Webster 1758-1843
Oscar Wilde 1854-1900
17: Arthur Miller 1915-2005
20: Arthur Rimbaud 1854-1891
22: Alfred Douglas 1870-1945
23: Michael Crichton 1942-2008
Augusten Burroughs 1965-
24: Emma Donoghue 1969-
25: Zadie Smith 1975-
27: Sylvia Plath 1932-1963
28: Ivan Turgenev 1818-1883
30: Ezra Pound 1885-1972
31: John Keats 1795-1821

NOVEMBER
1: Stephen Crane 1871-1900
8: Margaret Mitchell 1900-1949
Bram Stoker 1847-1912
10: Neil Gaiman 1960-
11: Fyoder Dostoevsky 1821-1881
Kurt Vonnegut 1922-2007
13: Robert Louis Stevenson 1850-1894
Margaret Atwood 1939-
20: Don DeLillo 1936-
21: Voltaire 1694-1778
22: Andre Gisle 1869-1951
24: Carlo Collodi 1826-1890
29: Louisa May Alcott 1832-1888
C.S. Lewis 1898-1963
30: Jonathan Swift 1667-1745
Mark Twain 1835-1910

DECEMBER
1: Tahar Ben Jelloun 1944-
2: Adolph Green 1914-2002
3: Joseph Conrad 1857-1924
7: Willa Cather 1873-1947
8: Henry Timrod 1829-1867
Mary Gordon 1949-
9: John Milton 1608-1674
William Drake 1899-1963
Joanna Trollope 1943-
10: Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
11: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 1918-2008
Ellen Key 1849-1926
12: Gustave Flaubert 1821-1880
Helen Dunmore 1952-
13: William Drummond 1585-1649
Heinrich Heine 1797-1856
14: Amy Hempel 1951-
15: Maxwell Anderson 1888-1959
Muriel Rukeyser 1913-1980
Betty Smith 1896-1972
Edna O’Brien 1932-
John Sladek 1937-2000
16: Jane Austen 1775-1817
Noel Coward 1899-1973
18: Saki 1870-1916
Christopher Frey 1907-2005
19: Elenor Porter 1868-1920
Ford Frick 1894-1978
Jean Genet 1910-1986
Derrick Jensen 1960-
20: Sandra Cisneros 1954-
Rebecca West 1892-1983
22: Giacomo Puccini 1858-1924
Jean Racine 1639-1699
25: Rod Serling 1924-1975
27: Arthur Murphy 1727-1805
John Sergeant Wise 1846-1913
Charles Olson 1910-1970
28: Sam Levinson 1911-1980
Guy Debord 1931-1994
30: Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
Vera Brittain 1893-1970
James Patrick Murray 1919-1998
William Gaddis 1922-1998