Author Birthdays for July

  • Jean Stafford  103

    Thursday, July 1st 1915
  • James M. Cain  126

    Friday, July 1st 1892
  • George Sand  214

    Sunday, July 1st 1804
  • Wislawa Szymborska  95

    Monday, July 2nd 1923
  • Hermann Hesse  141

    Monday, July 2nd 1877
  • William Le Queux  154

    Saturday, July 2nd 1864
  • Dave Barry  71

    Thursday, July 3rd 1947
  • Tom Stoppard  81

    Saturday, July 3rd 1937
  • M.F.K. Fisher  110

    Friday, July 3rd 1908
  • Franz Kafka  135

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1883
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman  158

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1860
  • Richard Rhodes  81

    Sunday, July 4th 1937
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne  214

    Wednesday, July 4th 1804
  • Craig Nova  73

    Thursday, July 5th 1945
  • Jean Cocteau  129
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, July 5th 1889
  • Kathryn Hulme  118

    Friday, July 6th 1900
  • Robert Heinlein  111

    Sunday, July 7th 1907
  • J.F. Powers  101

    Sunday, July 8th 1917
  • Richard Aldington  126

    Friday, July 8th 1892
  • Dean Koontz  73

    Monday, July 9th 1945
  • Oliver Sacks  85

    Sunday, July 9th 1933
  • Fanny Fern  107

    Sunday, July 9th 1911
  • Alice Munro  87

    Friday, July 10th 1931
  • John Wyndham  115

    Friday, July 10th 1903
  • Marcel Proust  147
    Novelist
    Monday, July 10th 1871
  • Harold Bloom  88

    Friday, July 11th 1930
  • E. B. White  119

    Tuesday, July 11th 1899
  • Donald E. Westlake  85

    Wednesday, July 12th 1933
  • Pablo Neruda  114

    Tuesday, July 12th 1904
  • Henry David Thoreau  201

    Saturday, July 12th 1817
  • Woody Guthrie  106

    Sunday, July 14th 1912
  • Richard Pini   68
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 15th 1950
  • Richard Russo  69
    Novelist
    Friday, July 15th 1949
  • Iris Murdoch  99
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 15th 1919
  • Linda Salzman  78

    Tuesday, July 16th 1940
  • Caroline Blackwood  87

    Thursday, July 16th 1931
  • Anita Brookner  90

    Monday, July 16th 1928
  • J. Michael Straczynski  64

    Saturday, July 17th 1954
  • James Purdy  95

    Tuesday, July 17th 1923
  • Christina Stead  116

    Thursday, July 17th 1902
  • Jared Hess  39
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1979
  • Alfian Sa’at  41
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, July 18th 1977
  • Alan Morrison  44
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1974
  • M.J. Alexander  57
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 18th 1961
  • Hunter S. Thompson  79
    Journalist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1939
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko  85
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1933
  • Margaret Laurence  92
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Robert Sloman  92
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Clifford Odets  112
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1906
  • Jessamyn West  116
    Novelist
    Friday, July 18th 1902
  • Nathalie Sarraute  118
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 18th 1900
  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe  168
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1850
  • Tristan Corbière  173
    Poet
    Friday, July 18th 1845
  • William Makepeace Thackeray  207
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 18th 1811
  • Garth Nix  55
    Novelist
    Friday, July 19th 1963
  • Aya Kitō  56
    Memoirist
    Thursday, July 19th 1962
  • Srđa Trifković  64
    Journalist
    Monday, July 19th 1954
  • Jayne Anne Phillips  66
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 19th 1952
  • Jayson Stark  67
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 19th 1951
  • Joseph Hansen  95
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • William A. Rusher  95
    Columnist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • Miltos Sachtouris  99
    Poet
    Saturday, July 19th 1919
  • Eve Merriam  102
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1916
  • A. J. Cronin  122
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 19th 1896
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky  125
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1893
  • Ferdinand Brunetière  169
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 19th 1849
  • Gottfried Keller  199
    Novelist
    Monday, July 19th 1819
  • Heinrich Christian Boie  274
    Poet
    Sunday, July 19th 1744
  • Dan Shaughnessy  65
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Thomas Friedman  65
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Adrian Păunescu  75
    Poet, Journalist
    Tuesday, July 20th 1943
  • Periklis Korovesis  77
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1941
  • Uwe Johnson  84
    Novelist
    Friday, July 20th 1934
  • Cormac McCarthy  85
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 20th 1933
  • Giannis Agouris  88
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1930
  • Frantz Fanon  93
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 20th 1925
  • Thomas Berger  94
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 20th 1924
  • Stanisław Albinowski  95
    Journalist
    Friday, July 20th 1923
  • George Johnston  106
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, July 20th 1912
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt  154
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 20th 1864
  • Sir George Trevelyan  180
    Biographer
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Augustin Daly  180
    Playwright
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Petrarch  714
    Poet
    Sunday, July 20th 1304
  • Sarah Waters  52
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 21st 1966
  • Michael Connelly  62
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 21st 1956
  • Ed Hinton  70
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 21st 1948
  • William S. Burroughs, Jr.  71
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1947
  • Tess Gallagher  75
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 21st 1943
  • John Gardner  85
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1933
  • Marshall McLuhan  107
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 21st 1911
  • Ernest Hemingway  119
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1899
  • Hart Crane  124
    Poet
    Saturday, July 21st 1894
  • Hans Fallada  125
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1893
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes  133
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 21st 1885
  • Paul Reuter  202
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 21st 1816
  • Matthew Prior  354
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1664
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.  54
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1964
  • Paul Quarrington  65
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1953
  • S. E. Hinton  70
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1948
  • Paul Schrader  72
    Screenwriter
    Monday, July 22nd 1946
  • Tom Robbins  82
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1936
  • Bryan Forbes  92
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 22nd 1926
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah  103
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1915
  • Wayne Robbins  104
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Ormond Robbins  104
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Stephen Vincent Benet  120
    Poet, Short Stories, Novelist
    Friday, July 22nd 1898
  • León de Greiff  123
    Poet
    Monday, July 22nd 1895
  • Janusz Korczak  140
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, July 22nd 1878
  • Frederick Rolfe – Baron Corvo  158
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 22nd 1860
  • Emma Lazarus  169
    Poet
    Sunday, July 22nd 1849
  • Mikhail Shcherbatov  285
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1733
  • Joel Stein  47
    Journalist
    Friday, July 23rd 1971
  • Thea Dorn  48
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 23rd 1970
  • Gardner Dozois  71
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1947
  • Lisa Alther  74
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 23rd 1944
  • Claude Fournier  87
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Guy Fournier  87
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.  90
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1928
  • Gérard Brach  91
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, July 23rd 1927
  • Gavin Lambert  94
    Screenwriter, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1924
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth  95
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1923
  • Davis Grubb  99
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1919
  • M. H. Abrams  106
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, July 23rd 1912
  • Raymond Chandler  130
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1888
  • Mark Andrew Smith  39
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, July 24th 1979
  • John Rosengren  54
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1964
  • Colleen Doran  55
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, July 24th 1963
  • Marc Jampole  68
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Arliss Ryan  68
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Geoff McQueen  71
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 24th 1947
  • Alfred Balk  88
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 24th 1930
  • Madeleine Ferron  96
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1922
  • John D. MacDonald  102
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1916
  • Robert Graves  123
    Poet, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1895
  • Jun’ichirō Tanizaki  132
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1886
  • Edward Plunkett  140
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 24th 1878
  • Oswald Chambers  144
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1874
  • E. F. Benson  151
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Vicente Acosta  151
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Frank Wedekind  154
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1864
  • Henrik Pontoppidan  161
    Novelist
    Friday, July 24th 1857
  • William Gillette  165
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1853
  • Alexandre Dumas  216
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1802
  • Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan  42
    Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1976
  • Claude Zidi  84
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 25th 1934
  • Alice Parizeau  88
    Novelist, Journalist
    Friday, July 25th 1930
  • Midge Decter  91
    Journalist
    Monday, July 25th 1927
  • Maria Gripe  95
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, July 25th 1923
  • Elias Canetti  113
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford  113
    Children’s Literature
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Max Dauthendey  151
    Poet
    Thursday, July 25th 1867
  • Pieter Langendijk  335
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1683
  • Rick Bragg  59
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 26th 1959
  • Hart Hanson  61
    Screenwriter
    Friday, July 26th 1957
  • Bernice Rubens  90
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ibn-e-Safi  90
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ana Maria Matute  92
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1926
  • Jan Berenstain  95
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, July 26th 1923
  • Jean Shepherd  97
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, July 26th 1921
  • Paul Gallico  121
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1897
  • Aldous Huxley  124
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1894
  • André Maurois  133
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 26th 1885
  • Antonio Machado  143
    Poet
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • Carl Jung  143
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • George Bernard Shaw  162
    Playwright
    Saturday, July 26th 1856
  • Cat Bauer  63

    Wednesday, July 27th 1955
  • Kathleen Norris  71

    Sunday, July 27th 1947
  • Bharati Mukherjee  78

    Saturday, July 27th 1940
  • Jack Higgins  89

    Saturday, July 27th 1929
  • Elizabeth Hardwick  102

    Thursday, July 27th 1916
  • Rayner Heppenstall  107

    Thursday, July 27th 1911
  • Julien Gracq  108

    Wednesday, July 27th 1910
  • Joseph Mitchell  110

    Monday, July 27th 1908
  • Hilaire Belloc  148

    Wednesday, July 27th 1870
  • Vladimir Korolenko  165

    Wednesday, July 27th 1853
  • Giosuè Carducci  183

    Monday, July 27th 1835
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils  194
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 27th 1824
  • James Piotr Montague  39
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1979
  • William T. Vollman  59
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 28th 1959
  • Sarah Schulman  60
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, July 28th 1958
  • John Feinstein  62
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1956
  • Randall Wallace  69
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 28th 1949
  • Fahmida Riaz  72
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1946
  • Jim Davis  73
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 28th 1945
  • Tonia Marketaki  76
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 28th 1942
  • Francis Veber  81
    Screenwriter, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 28th 1937
  • Natalie Babbitt  86
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, July 28th 1932
  • Jean Roba  88
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, July 28th 1930
  • John Ashbery  91
    Poet
    Thursday, July 28th 1927
  • Malcolm Lowry  109
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, July 28th 1909
  • Beatrix Potter  152
    Children’s Literature
    Saturday, July 28th 1866
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins  174
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1844
  • Fabre d’Églantine  268
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 28th 1750
  • Chang-Rae Lee  53

    Thursday, July 29th 1965
  • Dean Pitchford  67

    Sunday, July 29th 1951
  • Harry Mulisch  91
    Novelist
    Friday, July 29th 1927
  • Edwin O’Connor  100

    Monday, July 29th 1918
  • Chester B. Himes  109

    Thursday, July 29th 1909
  • Stanley Kunitz  113

    Saturday, July 29th 1905
  • Eyvind Johnson  118

    Sunday, July 29th 1900
  • Don Marquis  140

    Monday, July 29th 1878
  • Eric Alfred Knudsen  146

    Monday, July 29th 1872
  • Booth Tarkington  149

    Thursday, July 29th 1869
  • Cherie Priest  43

    Wednesday, July 30th 1975
  • Kate Phillips  52

    Saturday, July 30th 1966
  • Patrick Modiano  73

    Monday, July 30th 1945
  • Alexander Trocchi  93

    Thursday, July 30th 1925
  • Willian Gass  94

    Wednesday, July 30th 1924
  • Emily Bronte  200

    Thursday, July 30th 1818
  • Samuel Rogers  255

    Saturday, July 30th 1763
  • Ahmad Akbarpour  48
    Novelist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • Dave Wedge  48
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • J. K. Rowling  53
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1965
  • Andrew Marr  59
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1959
  • João Barreiros  66
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1952
  • Steve Miller  68
    Short Stories
    Monday, July 31st 1950
  • Jonathan Dimbleby  74
    Journalist, Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 31st 1944
  • Yvon Deschamps  83
    Humorist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1935
  • Cees Nooteboom  85
    Novelist
    Monday, July 31st 1933
  • Lynne Reid Banks  89
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, July 31st 1929
  • Gilles Carle  90
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 31st 1928
  • Primo Levi  99
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1919
  • Irv Kupcinet  106
    Columnist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1912
  • Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn  109
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Saturday, July 31st 1909
  • Brett Halliday  114
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 31st 1904
  • Premchand  138
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1880
  • Peter Rosegger  175
    Poet
    Monday, July 31st 1843
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