Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  51
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  60
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  64
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  67
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  70
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  76
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  77
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  92
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  101
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  198
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  202
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  438
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  62

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  75

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  93

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  139

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  74

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  93

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  97

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  113

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  130

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  47
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  52
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   57
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  59
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  62
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  94
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   97
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  99
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  104
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  113
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  158
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  225
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  413
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  71
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  83
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  128
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  167
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  204
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  44
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  83
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  83
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  86
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  91
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  91
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  106
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  128
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  134
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  136
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  143
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  149
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  191
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  208
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  302
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  53
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  62
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  64
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  69
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  75
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  86
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  89
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  91
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  419
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  484
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  65

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  66

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  87

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  116

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  121

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  133

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  210

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  68

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  83

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  84

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  90

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  91

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  95

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  103

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  118

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  146

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  386

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  64

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  87

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  105

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  114

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  115

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  133

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  139

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  56
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  70
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  71
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  81
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  85
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  104
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  120
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  120
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  125
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  125
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  139
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  47
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  62
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  67
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  76
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  80
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  86
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  91
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  128
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  132
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  137
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  141
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  151
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  158
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  243
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  17
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  47
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  50
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  51
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  56
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  194
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  214
    Short Stories, Children’s Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  351
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  52
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  70
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  85
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  91
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  91
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  92
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  102
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  116
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  150
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  154
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  442
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  52
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  59
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  59
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  63
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  63
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  68
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  73
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  79
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  91
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  93
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  98
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  101
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  119
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  132
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  145
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  159
    Poet, Children’s Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  173
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  232
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  246
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  277
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  585
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  83
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  97
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  109
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  115
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  122
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  43

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  58

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  58

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  78

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  85

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  87

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  92

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  93

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  154

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  92

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  95

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  132
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  603

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  56

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  73

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  87

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  107

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  114

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  115

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  328

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  619

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  42

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  56

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  66

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  85

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  96

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  108

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  119

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  120

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  127

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  136

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  170

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  64

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  80

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  97

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  109

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  145

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  155

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  53

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  53

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  62

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  68

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  82

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  93

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  97
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  124

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  239

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  416

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  74

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  78
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  133

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  137

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  148

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  40

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  59

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  66

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  66

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  70

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  75

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  81

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  90

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  102

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  118

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  127

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  133

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  145

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  59
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  68

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna – “Father Goose”  71

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  79

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  92

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  96

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  181

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  89

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  103

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  113

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  132

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  137

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  142

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  143

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  58

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  59

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  85

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  88

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  113

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  118

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  140

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  146

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  161
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  65
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  93
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  96
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  100
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  101
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  104
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  104
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  111
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  118
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  132
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  203
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  268
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  63
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  65
    Children’s Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  70
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  86
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  88
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  101
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  155
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  173
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  208
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  59
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  73
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  74
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  92
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  94
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  116
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  167
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  205
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  220
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  249
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  53
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  59
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  62
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  64
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  69
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  71
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  79
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  98
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  101
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  106
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  108
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  109
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  110
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  121
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  123
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  132
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  175
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  206
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, August 31st 1811

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    2 Comments to Author Birthdays for August

    1. Linda DeLia says:

      Your work is fabulous! My friend and I are creating a Booklovers’ Calendar for 2012, and I’m using your sites for a last check for some of the dates for which we didn’t have our own authors (I was an English professor, though we are including popular authors as well as more classical ones.) Great sites!

    2. aparna sharma says:

      thankful 2 u!
      such a fabulous work

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