Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  52
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  61
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  65
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  68
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  71
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  77
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  78
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  93
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  102
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  199
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  203
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  439
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  63

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  76

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  94

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  140

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  75

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  94

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  98

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  114

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  131

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  48
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  53
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   58
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  60
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  63
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  95
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   98
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  100
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  105
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  114
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  159
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  226
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  414
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  72
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  84
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  129
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  168
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  205
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  45
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  84
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  84
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  87
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  92
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  92
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  107
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  129
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  135
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  137
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  144
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  150
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  192
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  209
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  303
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  54
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  63
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  65
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  70
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  76
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  87
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  90
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  92
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  420
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  485
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  66

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  67

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  88

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  117

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  122

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  134

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  211

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  69

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  84

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  85

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  91

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  92

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  96

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  104

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  119

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  147

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  387

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  65

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  88

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  106

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  115

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  116

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  134

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  140

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  57
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  71
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  72
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  82
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  86
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  97
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  105
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  121
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  121
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  126
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  126
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  140
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  48
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  63
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  68
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  77
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  81
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  87
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  92
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  129
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  133
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  138
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  142
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  152
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  159
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  244
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  18
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  48
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  51
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  52
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  57
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  195
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  215
    Short Stories, Children’s Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  352
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  53
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  71
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  86
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  92
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  92
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  93
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  103
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  117
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  151
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  155
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  443
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  53
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  60
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  60
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  64
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  64
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  69
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  74
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  80
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  92
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  94
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  99
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  102
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  120
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  133
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  146
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  160
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  174
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  233
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  247
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  278
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  586
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  84
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  98
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  110
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  116
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  123
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  44

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  59

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  59

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  79

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  86

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  88

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  93

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  94

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  155

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  93

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  96

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  133
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  604

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  57

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  74

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  88

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  108

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  115

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  116

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  329

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  620

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  43

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  57

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  67

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  86

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  97

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  109

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  120

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  121

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  128

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  137

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  171

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  65

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  81

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  98

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  110

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  146

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  156

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  54

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  54

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  63

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  69

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  83

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  94

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  98
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  125

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  240

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  417

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  75

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  79
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  134

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  138

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  149

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  41

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  60

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  67

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  67

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  71

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  76

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  82

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  91

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  103

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  119

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  128

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  134

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  146

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  60
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  69

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna – “Father Goose”  72

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  80

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  93

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  97

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  182

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  90

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  104

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  114

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  133

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  138

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  143

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  144

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  59

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  60

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  86

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  89

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  114

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  119

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  141

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  147

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  162
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  66
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  94
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  97
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  101
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  102
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  105
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  105
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  112
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  119
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  133
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  204
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  269
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  64
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  66
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  71
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  87
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  89
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  102
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  156
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  174
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  209
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  60
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  74
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  75
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  93
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  95
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  117
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  168
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  206
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  221
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  250
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  54
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  60
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  63
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  65
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  70
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  72
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  80
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  99
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  102
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  107
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  109
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  110
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  111
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  122
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  124
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  133
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  176
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  207
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, August 31st 1811
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