Author Birthdays for June

  • Khawar Rizvi  80
    Poet
    Wednesday, June 1st 1938
  • Colleen McCullough  81
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 1st 1937
  • Bill Deedes  105
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 1st 1913
  • John Van Druten  117
    Playwright
    Saturday, June 1st 1901
  • Charles Kay Ogden  129
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, June 1st 1889
  • John Masefield  140
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Saturday, June 1st 1878
  • Ferdinand Raimund  228
    Playwright
    Tuesday, June 1st 1790
  • Dante Alighieri  753
    Poet
    Monday, June 1st 1265
  • Carol Shields  83

    Sunday, June 2nd 1935
  • Lester del Rey  103

    Wednesday, June 2nd 1915
  • Barbara Rym  105

    Monday, June 2nd 1913
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerup  161
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, June 2nd 1857
  • Thomas Hardy  178

    Tuesday, June 2nd 1840
  • Marquis de Sade  278

    Thursday, June 2nd 1740
  • Larry McMurtry  82

    Wednesday, June 3rd 1936
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley  88

    Tuesday, June 3rd 1930
  • Allen Ginsberg  92

    Thursday, June 3rd 1926
  • Buddy Wakefield  44
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1974
  • Joe Hill  46
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 4th 1972
  • John Hockenberry  62
    Journalist
    Monday, June 4th 1956
  • Val McDermid  63
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1955
  • Wendy Pini  67
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, June 4th 1951
  • Kenneth G. Ross  77
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, June 4th 1941
  • Robert Fulghum  81
    Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, June 4th 1937
  • Maurice Shadbolt  86
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1932
  • Ruth Westheimer  90
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, June 4th 1928
  • Elizabeth Jolley  95
    Novelist
    Monday, June 4th 1923
  • Jacques Roumain  111
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Patience Strong  111
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell  139
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, June 4th 1879
  • Apollon Maykov  197
    Poet
    Monday, June 4th 1821
  • Ken Follett  69

    Sunday, June 5th 1949
  • Margaret Drabble  79

    Monday, June 5th 1939
  • Alfred Kazin  103

    Saturday, June 5th 1915
  • Federico Garcia Lorca  120

    Sunday, June 5th 1898
  • Geraldine McCaughrean  67
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 6th 1951
  • Stephen Dixon  82

    Saturday, June 6th 1936
  • Harry Crews  83

    Thursday, June 6th 1935
  • Maxine Kumine  93

    Saturday, June 6th 1925
  • Thomas Mann  143

    Sunday, June 6th 1875
  • Alexander Pushkin  219

    Thursday, June 6th 1799
  • Louise Erdrich  64

    Monday, June 7th 1954
  • Orhan Pamuk  66

    Saturday, June 7th 1952
  • Elizabeth Bowen  119

    Wednesday, June 7th 1899
  • Sara Paretsky  71

    Sunday, June 8th 1947
  • John W. Campbell  108

    Wednesday, June 8th 1910
  • David Koepp  55
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, June 9th 1963
  • Aaron Sorkin  57
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1961
  • Patricia Cornwell  62
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 9th 1956
  • Gregory Maguire  64
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1954
  • Deyda Hydara  72
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • James Kelman  72
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • Joe Haldeman  75
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1943
  • Charles Webb  79
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1939
  • Keith Laumer  93
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 9th 1925
  • George Axelrod  96
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • John Gillespie Magee, Jr.  96
    Poet
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • Jurij Brězan  102
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1916
  • Bertha von Suttner  175
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1843
  • Maurice Sendak  90
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, June 10th 1928
  • Saul Bellow  103

    Thursday, June 10th 1915
  • Athol Fugard  86

    Saturday, June 11th 1932
  • William Styron  93

    Thursday, June 11th 1925
  • Sonia Manzano  68

    Monday, June 12th 1950
  • Anne Frank  89

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Brigid Brophy  89

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Djuna Barnes  126
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 12th 1892
  • Audrey Niffenegger  55

    Thursday, June 13th 1963
  • Maurice G. Dantec  59

    Saturday, June 13th 1959
  • Whitley Strieber  73

    Wednesday, June 13th 1945
  • Dorothy L. Sayers  125

    Tuesday, June 13th 1893
  • William Butler Yeats  153

    Tuesday, June 13th 1865
  • John Edgar Wideman  77

    Saturday, June 14th 1941
  • Jerzy Kosinski  85

    Wednesday, June 14th 1933
  • Yasunari Kawabata  119

    Wednesday, June 14th 1899
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe  207

    Friday, June 14th 1811
  • Chris Morris  56
    Satirist, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 15th 1962
  • Ana Castillo  65

    Monday, June 15th 1953
  • Amy Clampitt  98

    Tuesday, June 15th 1920
  • Joyce Carol Oates  80

    Thursday, June 16th 1938
  • Ron Padgett  76

    Wednesday, June 17th 1942
  • John Hersey  104

    Wednesday, June 17th 1914
  • Richard Powers  61

    Tuesday, June 18th 1957
  • Amy Bloom  65

    Thursday, June 18th 1953
  • Chris Van Allsburg  69

    Saturday, June 18th 1949
  • Gail Godwin  81

    Friday, June 18th 1937
  • Salman Rushdie  71

    Thursday, June 19th 1947
  • Tobias Wolff  73

    Tuesday, June 19th 1945
  • E. Lynn Harris  63

    Monday, June 20th 1955
  • Vikram Seth  66

    Friday, June 20th 1952
  • Lillian Hellman  113

    Tuesday, June 20th 1905
  • Ian McEwan  70

    Monday, June 21st 1948
  • Francoise Sagan  83

    Friday, June 21st 1935
  • Mary McCarthy  106

    Friday, June 21st 1912
  • Jean-Paul Sartre  113

    Wednesday, June 21st 1905
  • Dan Brown  54

    Monday, June 22nd 1964
  • Joanna Scott  58

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1960
  • Octavia Butler  71

    Sunday, June 22nd 1947
  • Erich Maria Remarque  120

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1898
  • Julian Hawthorne  172

    Monday, June 22nd 1846
  • David Leavitt  57

    Friday, June 23rd 1961
  • Alexandru Odobescu  184

    Monday, June 23rd 1834
  • Lawrence Block  80

    Friday, June 24th 1938
  • Anita Desai  81

    Thursday, June 24th 1937
  • Ambrose Bierce  176

    Friday, June 24th 1842
  • Rebecca Harding Davis  187

    Friday, June 24th 1831
  • Nicholas Mosley  95

    Monday, June 25th 1923
  • George Orwell  115

    Thursday, June 25th 1903
  • Moses Hadas  118

    Monday, June 25th 1900
  • Robert Erskine Childers  148

    Saturday, June 25th 1870
  • J. J. Abrams  52
    Screenwriter
    Monday, June 27th 1966
  • Dan Jurgens  59
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, June 27th 1959
  • Anita Diamant  67
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1951
  • James P. Hogan  77
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1941
  • Ivan Doig  79
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 27th 1939
  • Kirkpatrick Sale  81
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, June 27th 1937
  • Lucille Clifton  82
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Saturday, June 27th 1936
  • Frank O’Hara  92
    Poet
    Sunday, June 27th 1926
  • Robert Aickman  104
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1914
  • João Guimarães Rosa  110
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1908
  • Catherine Cookson  112
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1906
  • Lafcadio Hearn  168
    Journalist
    Thursday, June 27th 1850
  • Louise von François  201
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1817
  • Mark Helprin  71

    Saturday, June 28th 1947
  • Eric Ambler  109

    Monday, June 28th 1909
  • Floyd Dell  131

    Tuesday, June 28th 1887
  • Luigi Pirandello  151

    Friday, June 28th 1867
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery  118

    Friday, June 29th 1900
  • Czeslaw Milosz  107

    Friday, June 30th 1911
  • William Hamilton Maxwell  226
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 30th 1792
  • John Gay  333

    Saturday, June 30th 1685
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