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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    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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