Author Birthdays for April

  • Lachy Hulme  47
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, April 1st 1971
  • Gil Scott-Heron  69
    Poet
    Friday, April 1st 1949
  • Samuel R. Delany  76
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 1st 1942
  • Vladimir Posner  84
    Journalist
    Sunday, April 1st 1934
  • Rolf Hochhuth  87
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, April 1st 1931
  • Milan Kundera  89

    Monday, April 1st 1929
  • Anne McCaffrey  92

    Thursday, April 1st 1926
  • Maria Polydouri  116
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 1st 1902
  • Whittaker Chambers  117
    Journalist
    Monday, April 1st 1901
  • Edgar Wallace  143

    Thursday, April 1st 1875
  • Edmond Rostand  150
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, April 1st 1868
  • Joseph de Maistre  265
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, April 1st 1753
  • Antoine François Prévost  321
    Novelist
    Monday, April 1st 1697
  • John Wilmot  371
    Poet
    Monday, April 1st 1647
  • James Vance  65
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Thursday, April 2nd 1953
  • Emile Zola  178

    Thursday, April 2nd 1840
  • Hans Christian Andersen  213

    Tuesday, April 2nd 1805
  • Sandra Boynton  65
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, April 3rd 1953
  • Arlette Cousture  70
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 3rd 1948
  • Jonathan Lynn  75
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 3rd 1943
  • Herb Caen  102
    Columnist
    Monday, April 3rd 1916
  • George Derby  195
    Humorist
    Thursday, April 3rd 1823
  • Edward Everett Hale  196
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 3rd 1822
  • Washington Irving  235
    Short Stories
    Thursday, April 3rd 1783
  • George Herbert  425
    Poet
    Saturday, April 3rd 1593
  • Ned Vizzini  37
    Children’s Literature
    Saturday, April 4th 1981
  • Pamela Ribon  43
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 4th 1975
  • Roy Padrick  43
    Journalist
    Friday, April 4th 1975
  • David E. Kelley  62
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, April 4th 1956
  • Dan Simmons  70
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 4th 1948
  • Kitty Kelley  76
    Journalist
    Saturday, April 4th 1942
  • Maya Angelou  90
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 4th 1928
  • Emmett Williams  93
    Poet
    Saturday, April 4th 1925
  • Marguerite Duras  104
    Novelist, Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 4th 1914
  • Ernestine Gilbreth Carey  110
    Memoirist
    Saturday, April 4th 1908
  • Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin  116
    Novelist, Journalist, Poet
    Friday, April 4th 1902
  • Stanley G. Weinbaum  116
    Novelist
    Friday, April 4th 1902
  • Robert E. Sherwood  122
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 4th 1896
  • Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr.  130
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, April 4th 1888
  • Remy de Gourmont  160
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, April 4th 1858
  • Comte de Lautréamont  172
    Poet
    Saturday, April 4th 1846
  • Thomas Mayne Reid  200
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 4th 1818
  • Bettina von Arnim  233
    Novelist
    Monday, April 4th 1785
  • William Strachey  446
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Tuesday, April 4th 1572
  • Charles Cumming  47
    Novelist
    Monday, April 5th 1971
  • Jeff Gomez  48
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, April 5th 1970
  • Anu Garg  51
    Non-Fiction, Columnist
    Wednesday, April 5th 1967
  • Barbara Holland  85
    Children’s Literature, Short Stories
    Wednesday, April 5th 1933
  • Larry Felser  85
    Columnist
    Wednesday, April 5th 1933
  • Hugo Claus  89
    Novelist, Poet
    Friday, April 5th 1929
  • Arthur Hailey  98
    Novelist
    Monday, April 5th 1920
  • Rafiq Zakaria  98
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 5th 1920
  • Robert Bloch  101
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 5th 1917
  • Algernon Charles Swinburne  181
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, April 5th 1837
  • Sir Henry Rawlinson  208
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 5th 1810
  • Dash Shaw  35
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, April 6th 1983
  • Hirotada Ototake  42
    Columnist
    Tuesday, April 6th 1976
  • Joe Machine  45
    Poet
    Friday, April 6th 1973
  • Jack Canfora  49
    Playwright
    Sunday, April 6th 1969
  • Rob Epstein  63
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, April 6th 1955
  • Cleo Odzer  68
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 6th 1950
  • Homero Aridjis  78
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, April 6th 1940
  • Douglas Hill  83
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 6th 1935
  • Willis Hall  89
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 6th 1929
  • Julien Torma  116
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, April 6th 1902
  • Veniamin Kaverin  116
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 6th 1902
  • Dudley Nichols  123
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 6th 1895
  • Elinor Brent-Dyer  124
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, April 6th 1894
  • Lowell Thomas  126
    Journalist, Travel Writer
    Wednesday, April 6th 1892
  • Erich Mühsam  140
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Saturday, April 6th 1878
  • Aasmund Olavsson Vinje  200
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, April 6th 1818
  • Alexander Herzen  206
    Novelist, Essayist
    Monday, April 6th 1812
  • Nicolas Chamfort  277
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 6th 1741
  • Jean-Baptiste Rousseau  347
    Poet
    Monday, April 6th 1671
  • Julia Phillips  74
    Memoirist
    Friday, April 7th 1944
  • Hodding Carter III  83
    Journalist
    Sunday, April 7th 1935
  • Donald Barthelme  87
    Short Stories, Novelist
    Tuesday, April 7th 1931
  • James White  90
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 7th 1928
  • Johannes Mario Simmel  94
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Monday, April 7th 1924
  • Roger Lemelin  99
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Monday, April 7th 1919
  • Henry Kuttner  103
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 7th 1915
  • Robert Charroux  109
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 7th 1909
  • Walter Winchell  121
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, April 7th 1897
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas  128
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, April 7th 1890
  • Gabriela Mistral  129
    Poet
    Sunday, April 7th 1889
  • William Wordsworth  248
    Poet
    Saturday, April 7th 1770
  • Hugh Blair  300
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 7th 1718
  • Mehran Ghassemi  41
    Journalist
    Friday, April 8th 1977
  • Nnedi Okorafor  44
    Novelist
    Monday, April 8th 1974
  • Evan Davis  56
    Journalist
    Sunday, April 8th 1962
  • Jim Piddock  62
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, April 8th 1956
  • Barbara Kingsolver  63
    Novelist
    Friday, April 8th 1955
  • Seymour Hersh  81
    Journalist
    Thursday, April 8th 1937
  • Renzo De Felice  89
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 8th 1929
  • Glendon Swarthout  100
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, April 8th 1918
  • Emil Cioran  107
    Essayist
    Saturday, April 8th 1911
  • John Fante  109
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 8th 1909
  • Kate Heyhoe  63
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, April 9th 1955
  • Joolz Denby  63
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, April 9th 1955
  • Peter Gammons  73
    Journalist
    Monday, April 9th 1945
  • Carl Amery  96
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 9th 1922
  • Johannes Bobrowski  101
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, April 9th 1917
  • Lev Kopelev  106
    Non-Fiction, Memorist
    Tuesday, April 9th 1912
  • Rahul Sankrityayan  125
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Sunday, April 9th 1893
  • Charles Baudelaire  197
    Poet
    Monday, April 9th 1821
  • Étienne Aignan  245
    Playwright
    Friday, April 9th 1773
  • Johann Matthias Gesner  327
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 9th 1691
  • Philippe Néricault Destouches  338
    Playwright
    Tuesday, April 9th 1680
  • John M. Ford  61
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, April 10th 1957
  • David Helvarg  67
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 10th 1951
  • Nick Auf der Maur  76
    Journalist
    Friday, April 10th 1942
  • Paul Theroux  77
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 10th 1941
  • Claudio Magris  79
    Essayist, Columnist
    Monday, April 10th 1939
  • Bella Akhmadulina  81
    Poet
    Saturday, April 10th 1937
  • David Halberstam  84
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 10th 1934
  • Rokusuke Ei  85
    Essayist
    Monday, April 10th 1933
  • Roger Gaillard  95
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 10th 1923
  • Stefan Heym  105
    Novelist, Journalist
    Thursday, April 10th 1913
  • Montague Summers  138
    Novelist, Non-Fiction, Poet
    Saturday, April 10th 1880
  • Joseph Pulitzer  171
    Journalist
    Saturday, April 10th 1847
  • Forceythe Willson  181
    Poet
    Monday, April 10th 1837
  • Lew Wallace  191
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 10th 1827
  • William Hazlitt  240
    Essayist
    Friday, April 10th 1778
  • Hugo Grotius  435
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, April 10th 1583
  • Benjamin Heath  1848
    Essayist
    Tuesday, April 10th 0170
  • Walid Soliman  43
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, April 11th 1975
  • Sergey Lukyanenko  50
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 11th 1968
  • Jeremy Clarkson  58
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, April 11th 1960
  • Peter Windsor  66
    Journalist
    Friday, April 11th 1952
  • James Patrick Kelly  67
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 11th 1951
  • Dorothy Allison  69
    Novelist
    Monday, April 11th 1949
  • John Milius  74
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, April 11th 1944
  • Ellen Goodman  77
    Columnist
    Friday, April 11th 1941
  • Mark Strand  84
    Poet
    Wednesday, April 11th 1934
  • Tony Brown  85
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 11th 1933
  • David Westheimer  101
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 11th 1917
  • Leo Rosten  110
    Humorist, Short Stories, Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 11th 1908
  • Attila József  113
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 11th 1905
  • Sándor Márai  118
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, April 11th 1900
  • Léo-Paul Desrosiers  122
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, April 11th 1896
  • Bernard O’Dowd  152
    Poet, Journalist
    Wednesday, April 11th 1866
  • Stefanos Thomopoulos  159
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 11th 1859
  • Christopher Smart  296
    Poet
    Saturday, April 11th 1722
  • Tama Janowitz  61
    Novelist
    Friday, April 12th 1957
  • Jon Krakauer  64
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 12th 1954
  • Ralph Wiley  66
    Journalist
    Saturday, April 12th 1952
  • Scott Turow  69
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 12th 1949
  • Tom Clancy  71
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 12th 1947
  • Georgios Balanos  74
    Journalist
    Wednesday, April 12th 1944
  • Alan Ayckbourn  79
    Playwright
    Wednesday, April 12th 1939
  • Leonid Derbenyov  87
    Poet
    Sunday, April 12th 1931
  • Beverly Cleary  102
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, April 12th 1916
  • Ida Pollock  110
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 12th 1908
  • Hardie Gramatky  111
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, April 12th 1907
  • José Gautier Benítez  167
    Poet
    Saturday, April 12th 1851
  • Alexander Ostrovsky  195
    Playwright
    Saturday, April 12th 1823
  • Guillaume Thomas François Raynal  305
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, April 12th 1713
  • Joachim Camerarius  518
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 12th 1500
  • Bill Pronzini  75

    Tuesday, April 13th 1943
  • J. M. G. Le Clezio  78

    Saturday, April 13th 1940
  • Seamus Heaney  79

    Thursday, April 13th 1939
  • Eudora Welty  109

    Tuesday, April 13th 1909
  • Samuel Beckett  112

    Friday, April 13th 1906
  • Nella Larsen  127

    Monday, April 13th 1891
  • Tina Rosenberg  58
    Journalist
    Thursday, April 14th 1960
  • Bruce Sterling  64
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 14th 1954
  • Anne Michaels  60

    Tuesday, April 15th 1958
  • Henry James  175

    Saturday, April 15th 1843
  • Mark Baker  33
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, April 16th 1985
  • Amelia Atwater-Rhodes  34
    Novelist
    Monday, April 16th 1984
  • J. Neil Schulman  65
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 16th 1953
  • Ioan Mihai Cochinescu  67
    Novelist
    Monday, April 16th 1951
  • Margot Adler  72
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 16th 1946
  • Sarah Kirsch  83
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 16th 1935
  • Kingsley Amis  96

    Sunday, April 16th 1922
  • Gerard McLarnon  103
    Playwright
    Friday, April 16th 1915
  • Berton Roueché  108
    Medical Writer
    Saturday, April 16th 1910
  • Tristan Tzara  122
    Poet, Essayist
    Thursday, April 16th 1896
  • Germaine Guèvremont  125
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 16th 1893
  • John Millington Synge  147
    Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, April 16th 1871
  • José de Diego  152
    Journalist, Poet
    Monday, April 16th 1866
  • Anatole France  174
    Poet, Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, April 16th 1844
  • Octave Crémazie  191
    Poet
    Monday, April 16th 1827
  • Charles Montagu  357
    Poet
    Saturday, April 16th 1661
  • Nick Hornby  61

    Wednesday, April 17th 1957
  • Hervé Bazin  107
    Novelist
    Monday, April 17th 1911
  • Thornton Wilder  121

    Saturday, April 17th 1897
  • Robert Dean Frisbie  122
    Travel Writer
    Friday, April 17th 1896
  • Isak Dinesen  133

    Friday, April 17th 1885
  • Keith R. A. DeCandido  49
    Novelist
    Friday, April 18th 1969
  • John Podhoretz  57
    Columnist
    Tuesday, April 18th 1961
  • Régis Wargnier  70
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, April 18th 1948
  • Jerzy Stuhr  71
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 18th 1947
  • Kathy Acker  71
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Playwright
    Friday, April 18th 1947
  • Robert Christgau  76
    Journalist, Essayist
    Saturday, April 18th 1942
  • Nigel Kneale  96
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, April 18th 1922
  • Shinobu Hashimoto  100
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, April 18th 1918
  • Joy Davidman  103
    Poet
    Sunday, April 18th 1915
  • Claire Martin  104
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 18th 1914
  • Norbert Davis  109
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 18th 1909
  • László Németh  117
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Thursday, April 18th 1901
  • Vicente Sotto  136
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 18th 1882
  • Abd-ru-shin  143
    Essayist
    Sunday, April 18th 1875
  • Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić  144
    Children’s Literature
    Saturday, April 18th 1874
  • Richard Harding Davis  154
    Novelist, Playwright, Journalist
    Monday, April 18th 1864
  • Alexander Shirvanzade  160
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, April 18th 1858
  • Thomas Middleton  438
    Poet, Playwright
    Friday, April 18th 1580
  • Barry Brown  67
    Playwright
    Thursday, April 19th 1951
  • Walter Stewart  87
    Journalist
    Sunday, April 19th 1931
  • José Echegaray  102
    Playwright
    Wednesday, April 19th 1916
  • Richard Hughes  118
    Novelist, Playwright, Poet
    Thursday, April 19th 1900
  • Elizabeth Dilling  124
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 19th 1894
  • Louis Amédée Achard  204
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 19th 1814
  • Harris Wittels  34
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 20th 1984
  • Robert Crais  65
    Novelist
    Monday, April 20th 1953
  • Sebastian Faulks  65
    Novelist
    Monday, April 20th 1953
  • Steve Erickson  68
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 20th 1950
  • Andrew Tobias  71
    Journalist, Columnist
    Sunday, April 20th 1947
  • David Leland  71
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, April 20th 1947
  • Arto Paasilinna  76
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, April 20th 1942
  • Peter S. Beagle  79
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 20th 1939
  • Jiří Dienstbier  81
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 20th 1937
  • Richard Hillary  99
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 20th 1919
  • Edward L. Beach, Jr.  100
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 20th 1918
  • Henry de Montherlant  123
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Saturday, April 20th 1895
  • Daniel Varujan  134
    Poet
    Sunday, April 20th 1884
  • Vladimir Vidrić  143
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 20th 1875
  • Dinah Craik  192
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, April 20th 1826
  • Pietro Aretino  526
    Playwright, Poet, Satirist
    Wednesday, April 20th 1492
  • Michael Zarnock  60
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 21st 1958
  • Barbara Park  71
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, April 21st 1947
  • Helen Prejean  79
    Memoirest
    Friday, April 21st 1939
  • John Clifford Mortimer  95

    Saturday, April 21st 1923
  • Norman Panama  104
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, April 21st 1914
  • Charlotte Bronte  202

    Sunday, April 21st 1816
  • Blake Fitzpatrick  33
    Screenwriter
    Monday, April 22nd 1985
  • Ana María Shua  67
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, April 22nd 1951
  • Paul Davies  72
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, April 22nd 1946
  • Louise Glück  75
    Poet
    Thursday, April 22nd 1943
  • Janet Evanovich  75
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 22nd 1943
  • Adam Raphael  80
    Journalist
    Friday, April 22nd 1938
  • Jason Miller  88
    Playwright
    Tuesday, April 22nd 1930
  • Paula Fox  95
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 22nd 1923
  • William Jay Smith  100
    Poet
    Monday, April 22nd 1918
  • Jan de Hartog  104
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, April 22nd 1914
  • Indro Montanelli  109
    Journalist
    Thursday, April 22nd 1909
  • Ivan Yefremov  110
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 22nd 1908
  • Robert Choquette  113
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, April 22nd 1905
  • Vladimir Nabokov  119
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, April 22nd 1899
  • Ellen Glasgow  145
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 22nd 1873
  • Germaine de Staël  252
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 22nd 1766
  • Henry Fielding  311
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, April 22nd 1707
  • Pierre Labrie  46
    Poet
    Sunday, April 23rd 1972
  • Arthur Phillips  49
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 23rd 1969
  • Michael Moore  64
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, April 23rd 1954
  • Pascal Quignard  70
    Novelist
    Friday, April 23rd 1948
  • Barry Hannah  76
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 23rd 1942
  • Jim Fixx  86
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, April 23rd 1932
  • J.P. Donleavy  92
    Novelist
    Friday, April 23rd 1926
  • Avram Davidson  95
    Novelist
    Monday, April 23rd 1923
  • Maurice Druon  100
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 23rd 1918
  • Halldor Laxness  116
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, April 23rd 1902
  • Ngaio March  119
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 23rd 1899
  • William Shakespeare  454
    Playwright
    Thursday, April 23rd 1564
  • Georg Fabricius  502
    Poet
    Sunday, April 23rd 1516
  • Siarhey Balakhonau  41
    Poet
    Sunday, April 24th 1977
  • Eric Kripke  44
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, April 24th 1974
  • Damon Lindelof  45
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, April 24th 1973
  • Eric Bogosian  65
    Novelist
    Friday, April 24th 1953
  • Christian Bobin  67
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 24th 1951
  • David Morrell  75
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 24th 1943
  • Sue Grafton  78
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 24th 1940
  • Shirley MacLaine  84
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, April 24th 1934
  • Patricia Bosworth  85
    Journalist
    Monday, April 24th 1933
  • Clement Freud  94
    Journalist
    Thursday, April 24th 1924
  • Doris Burn  95
    Children’s Literature
    Tuesday, April 24th 1923
  • Robert Penn Warren  113
    Poet
    Monday, April 24th 1905
  • Elizabeth Goudge  118
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 24th 1900
  • Anthony Trollope  203
    Novelist
    Monday, April 24th 1815
  • Darcey Steinke  56
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, April 25th 1962
  • Dinesh D’Souza  57
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, April 25th 1961
  • James Fenton  69
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, April 25th 1949
  • Bertrand Tavernier  77
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 25th 1941
  • Ted Kooser  79
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 25th 1939
  • Paul Mazursky  88
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 25th 1930
  • Corín Tellado  91
    Novelist
    Monday, April 25th 1927
  • Sammy Drechsel  93
    Journalist
    Saturday, April 25th 1925
  • Ross Lockridge, Jr.  104
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 25th 1914
  • Edward R. Murrow  110
    Journalist
    Saturday, April 25th 1908
  • Walter de la Mare  145
    Poet, Novelist
    Friday, April 25th 1873
  • Leopoldo Alas  166
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 25th 1852
  • Roger Boyle  397
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, April 25th 1621
  • Joanne Gobure  36
    Poet
    Monday, April 26th 1982
  • Roxana Saberi  41
    Journalist
    Tuesday, April 26th 1977
  • Richard Mitchell  89
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, April 26th 1929
  • Morris West  102
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, April 26th 1916
  • Bernard Malamud  104
    Novelist
    Sunday, April 26th 1914
  • A. E. van Vogt  106
    Novelist
    Friday, April 26th 1912
  • Vicente Aleixandre  120
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 26th 1898
  • Anita Loos  130
    Screenwriter, Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, April 26th 1888
  • Ğabdulla Tuqay  132
    Poet
    Monday, April 26th 1886
  • Artemus Ward  184
    Humor Writer
    Saturday, April 26th 1834
  • Ludwig Uhland  231
    Poet
    Thursday, April 26th 1787
  • Dana Milbank  50
    Columnist
    Saturday, April 27th 1968
  • Jason Whitlock  51
    Journalist
    Thursday, April 27th 1967
  • Russell T Davies  55
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, April 27th 1963
  • August Wilson  73
    Playwright
    Friday, April 27th 1945
  • Helen Hodgman  73
    Novelist
    Friday, April 27th 1945
  • Ruth Glick  76
    Novelist
    Monday, April 27th 1942
  • Jennings Michael Burch  77
    Memoirest
    Sunday, April 27th 1941
  • Gilbert Sorrentino  89
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 27th 1929
  • Martin Gray  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 27th 1922
  • Edwin Morgan  98
    Poet
    Tuesday, April 27th 1920
  • Jacques de Bourbon-Busset  106
    Novelist, Essayist
    Saturday, April 27th 1912
  • Yórgos Theotokás  112
    Novelist
    Friday, April 27th 1906
  • Cecil Day-Lewis  114
    Poet
    Wednesday, April 27th 1904
  • Jules Lemaître  165
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, April 27th 1853
  • Mary Wollstonecraft  259
    Novelist
    Friday, April 27th 1759
  • Diane Johnson  84

    Saturday, April 28th 1934
  • Michael H. Hart  86
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 28th 1932
  • Harper Lee  92
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 28th 1926
  • Alistair MacLean  96

    Friday, April 28th 1922
  • Robert J. Sawyer  58
    Novelist
    Friday, April 29th 1960
  • David Icke  66
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, April 29th 1952
  • Jill Paton Walsh  81
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Thursday, April 29th 1937
  • Rod McKuen  85
    Poet
    Saturday, April 29th 1933
  • Walter Kempowski  89
    Novelist
    Monday, April 29th 1929
  • Elmer Kelton  92
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 29th 1926
  • Edward Blishen  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 29th 1920
  • Jack Williamson  110
    Novelist
    Wednesday, April 29th 1908
  • Egon Erwin Kisch  133
    Journalist
    Wednesday, April 29th 1885
  • Rafael Sabatini  143
    Novelist
    Thursday, April 29th 1875
  • Constantine P. Cavafy  155
    Poet
    Wednesday, April 29th 1863
  • Thomas Adolphus Trollope  208
    Travel Writer
    Sunday, April 29th 1810
  • Charles Nodier  238
    Short Stories
    Saturday, April 29th 1780
  • John Arbuthnot  351
    Satirist
    Friday, April 29th 1667
  • John Boyne  47
    Novelist
    Friday, April 30th 1971
  • Stefan Kisyov  55
    Novelist
    Tuesday, April 30th 1963
  • W. Thomas Smith, Jr.  59
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, April 30th 1959
  • Annie Dillard  73

    Monday, April 30th 1945
  • Larry Niven  80
    Novelist
    Saturday, April 30th 1938
  • Hugh Hood  90
    Novelist
    Monday, April 30th 1928
  • Sri Sri  108
    Poet
    Saturday, April 30th 1910
  • Humberto Mauro  121
    Screenwriter
    Friday, April 30th 1897
  • Jaroslav Hašek  135
    Novelist
    Monday, April 30th 1883
  • Alice B. Toklas  141

    Monday, April 30th 1877
  • Juhan Liiv  154
    Poet
    Saturday, April 30th 1864
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