Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  53
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  62
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  66
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  69
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  72
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  78
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  79
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  94
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  103
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  200
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  204
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  440
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  64

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  77

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  95

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  141

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  76

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  95

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  99

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  115

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  132

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  49
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  54
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   59
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  61
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  64
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  96
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   99
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  101
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  106
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  115
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  160
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  227
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  415
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  73
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  85
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  130
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  169
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  206
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  46
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  85
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  85
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  88
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  93
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  93
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  108
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  130
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  136
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  138
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  145
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  151
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  193
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  210
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  304
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  55
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  64
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  66
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  71
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  77
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  88
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  91
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  93
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  421
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  486
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  67

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  68

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  89

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  118

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  123

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  135

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  212

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  70

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  85

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  86

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  92

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  93

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  97

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  105

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  120

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  148

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  388

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  66

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  89

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  107

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  116

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  117

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  135

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  141

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  58
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  72
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  73
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  83
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  87
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  106
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  122
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  122
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  127
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  127
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  141
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  49
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  64
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  69
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  78
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  82
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  88
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  93
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  130
    Children's Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  134
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  139
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  143
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  153
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  160
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  245
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  19
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  49
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  52
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  53
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  58
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  196
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  216
    Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  353
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  54
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  72
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  87
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  93
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  93
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  94
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  104
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  118
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  152
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  156
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  444
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  54
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  61
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  61
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  65
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  65
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  70
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  75
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  81
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  93
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  95
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  100
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  103
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  121
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  134
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  147
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  161
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  175
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  234
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  248
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  279
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  587
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  85
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  99
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  111
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  117
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  124
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  45

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  60

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  60

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  80

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  87

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  89

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  94

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  95

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  156

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  94

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  97

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  134
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  605

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  58

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  75

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  89

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  109

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  116

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  117

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  330

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  621

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  44

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  58

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  68

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  87

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  98

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  110

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  121

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  122

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  129

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  138

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  172

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  66

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  82

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  99

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  111

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  147

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  157

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  55

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  55

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  64

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  70

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  84

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  95

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  99
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  126

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  241

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  418

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  76

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  80
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  135

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  139

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  150

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  42

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  61

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  68

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  68

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  72

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  77

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  83

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  92

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  104

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  120

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  129

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  135

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  147

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  61
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  70

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna - "Father Goose"  73

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  81

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  94

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  98

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  183

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  91

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  105

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  115

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  134

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  139

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  144

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  145

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  60

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  61

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  87

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  90

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  115

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  120

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  142

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  148

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  163
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  67
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  95
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  98
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  102
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  103
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  106
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  106
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  113
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  120
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  134
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  205
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  270
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  65
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  67
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  72
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  88
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  90
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  103
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  157
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  175
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  210
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  61
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  75
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  76
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  94
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  96
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  118
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  169
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  207
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  222
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  251
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  55
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  61
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  64
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  66
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  71
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  73
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  81
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  100
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  103
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  108
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  110
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  111
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  112
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  123
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  125
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  134
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  177
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  208
    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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