Author Birthdays for July

  • Jean Stafford  104

    Thursday, July 1st 1915
  • James M. Cain  127

    Friday, July 1st 1892
  • George Sand  215

    Sunday, July 1st 1804
  • Wislawa Szymborska  96

    Monday, July 2nd 1923
  • Hermann Hesse  142

    Monday, July 2nd 1877
  • William Le Queux  155

    Saturday, July 2nd 1864
  • Dave Barry  72

    Thursday, July 3rd 1947
  • Tom Stoppard  82

    Saturday, July 3rd 1937
  • M.F.K. Fisher  111

    Friday, July 3rd 1908
  • Franz Kafka  136

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1883
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman  159

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1860
  • Richard Rhodes  82

    Sunday, July 4th 1937
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne  215

    Wednesday, July 4th 1804
  • Craig Nova  74

    Thursday, July 5th 1945
  • Jean Cocteau  130
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, July 5th 1889
  • Kathryn Hulme  119

    Friday, July 6th 1900
  • Robert Heinlein  112

    Sunday, July 7th 1907
  • J.F. Powers  102

    Sunday, July 8th 1917
  • Richard Aldington  127

    Friday, July 8th 1892
  • Dean Koontz  74

    Monday, July 9th 1945
  • Oliver Sacks  86

    Sunday, July 9th 1933
  • Fanny Fern  108

    Sunday, July 9th 1911
  • Alice Munro  88

    Friday, July 10th 1931
  • John Wyndham  116

    Friday, July 10th 1903
  • Marcel Proust  148
    Novelist
    Monday, July 10th 1871
  • Harold Bloom  89

    Friday, July 11th 1930
  • E. B. White  120

    Tuesday, July 11th 1899
  • Donald E. Westlake  86

    Wednesday, July 12th 1933
  • Pablo Neruda  115

    Tuesday, July 12th 1904
  • Henry David Thoreau  202

    Saturday, July 12th 1817
  • Woody Guthrie  107

    Sunday, July 14th 1912
  • Richard Pini   69
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 15th 1950
  • Richard Russo  70
    Novelist
    Friday, July 15th 1949
  • Iris Murdoch  100
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 15th 1919
  • Linda Salzman  79

    Tuesday, July 16th 1940
  • Caroline Blackwood  88

    Thursday, July 16th 1931
  • Anita Brookner  91

    Monday, July 16th 1928
  • J. Michael Straczynski  65

    Saturday, July 17th 1954
  • James Purdy  96

    Tuesday, July 17th 1923
  • Christina Stead  117

    Thursday, July 17th 1902
  • Jared Hess  40
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1979
  • Alfian Sa'at  42
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, July 18th 1977
  • Alan Morrison  45
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1974
  • M.J. Alexander  58
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 18th 1961
  • Hunter S. Thompson  80
    Journalist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1939
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko  86
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1933
  • Margaret Laurence  93
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Robert Sloman  93
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Clifford Odets  113
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1906
  • Jessamyn West  117
    Novelist
    Friday, July 18th 1902
  • Nathalie Sarraute  119
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 18th 1900
  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe  169
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1850
  • Tristan Corbière  174
    Poet
    Friday, July 18th 1845
  • William Makepeace Thackeray  208
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 18th 1811
  • Garth Nix  56
    Novelist
    Friday, July 19th 1963
  • Aya Kitō  57
    Memoirist
    Thursday, July 19th 1962
  • Srđa Trifković  65
    Journalist
    Monday, July 19th 1954
  • Jayne Anne Phillips  67
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 19th 1952
  • Jayson Stark  68
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 19th 1951
  • Joseph Hansen  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • William A. Rusher  96
    Columnist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • Miltos Sachtouris  100
    Poet
    Saturday, July 19th 1919
  • Eve Merriam  103
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1916
  • A. J. Cronin  123
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 19th 1896
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky  126
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1893
  • Ferdinand Brunetière  170
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 19th 1849
  • Gottfried Keller  200
    Novelist
    Monday, July 19th 1819
  • Heinrich Christian Boie  275
    Poet
    Sunday, July 19th 1744
  • Dan Shaughnessy  66
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Thomas Friedman  66
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Adrian Păunescu  76
    Poet, Journalist
    Tuesday, July 20th 1943
  • Periklis Korovesis  78
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1941
  • Uwe Johnson  85
    Novelist
    Friday, July 20th 1934
  • Cormac McCarthy  86
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 20th 1933
  • Giannis Agouris  89
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1930
  • Frantz Fanon  94
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 20th 1925
  • Thomas Berger  95
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 20th 1924
  • Stanisław Albinowski  96
    Journalist
    Friday, July 20th 1923
  • George Johnston  107
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, July 20th 1912
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt  155
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 20th 1864
  • Sir George Trevelyan  181
    Biographer
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Augustin Daly  181
    Playwright
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Petrarch  715
    Poet
    Sunday, July 20th 1304
  • Sarah Waters  53
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 21st 1966
  • Michael Connelly  63
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 21st 1956
  • Ed Hinton  71
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 21st 1948
  • William S. Burroughs, Jr.  72
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1947
  • Tess Gallagher  76
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 21st 1943
  • John Gardner  86
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1933
  • Marshall McLuhan  108
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 21st 1911
  • Ernest Hemingway  120
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1899
  • Hart Crane  125
    Poet
    Saturday, July 21st 1894
  • Hans Fallada  126
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1893
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes  134
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 21st 1885
  • Paul Reuter  203
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 21st 1816
  • Matthew Prior  355
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1664
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.  55
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1964
  • Paul Quarrington  66
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1953
  • S. E. Hinton  71
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1948
  • Paul Schrader  73
    Screenwriter
    Monday, July 22nd 1946
  • Tom Robbins  83
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1936
  • Bryan Forbes  93
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 22nd 1926
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah  104
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1915
  • Wayne Robbins  105
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Ormond Robbins  105
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Stephen Vincent Benet  121
    Poet, Short Stories, Novelist
    Friday, July 22nd 1898
  • León de Greiff  124
    Poet
    Monday, July 22nd 1895
  • Janusz Korczak  141
    Children's Literature
    Monday, July 22nd 1878
  • Frederick Rolfe - Baron Corvo  159
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 22nd 1860
  • Emma Lazarus  170
    Poet
    Sunday, July 22nd 1849
  • Mikhail Shcherbatov  286
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1733
  • Joel Stein  48
    Journalist
    Friday, July 23rd 1971
  • Thea Dorn  49
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 23rd 1970
  • Gardner Dozois  72
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1947
  • Lisa Alther  75
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 23rd 1944
  • Claude Fournier  88
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Guy Fournier  88
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.  91
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1928
  • Gérard Brach  92
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, July 23rd 1927
  • Gavin Lambert  95
    Screenwriter, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1924
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth  96
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1923
  • Davis Grubb  100
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1919
  • M. H. Abrams  107
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, July 23rd 1912
  • Raymond Chandler  131
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1888
  • Mark Andrew Smith  40
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, July 24th 1979
  • John Rosengren  55
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1964
  • Colleen Doran  56
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, July 24th 1963
  • Marc Jampole  69
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Arliss Ryan  69
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Geoff McQueen  72
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 24th 1947
  • Alfred Balk  89
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 24th 1930
  • Madeleine Ferron  97
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1922
  • John D. MacDonald  103
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1916
  • Robert Graves  124
    Poet, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1895
  • Jun'ichirō Tanizaki  133
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1886
  • Edward Plunkett  141
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 24th 1878
  • Oswald Chambers  145
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1874
  • E. F. Benson  152
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Vicente Acosta  152
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Frank Wedekind  155
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1864
  • Henrik Pontoppidan  162
    Novelist
    Friday, July 24th 1857
  • William Gillette  166
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1853
  • Alexandre Dumas  217
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1802
  • Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan  43
    Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1976
  • Claude Zidi  85
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 25th 1934
  • Alice Parizeau  89
    Novelist, Journalist
    Friday, July 25th 1930
  • Midge Decter  92
    Journalist
    Monday, July 25th 1927
  • Maria Gripe  96
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 25th 1923
  • Elias Canetti  114
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford  114
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Max Dauthendey  152
    Poet
    Thursday, July 25th 1867
  • Pieter Langendijk  336
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1683
  • Rick Bragg  60
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 26th 1959
  • Hart Hanson  62
    Screenwriter
    Friday, July 26th 1957
  • Bernice Rubens  91
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ibn-e-Safi  91
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ana Maria Matute  93
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1926
  • Jan Berenstain  96
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 26th 1923
  • Jean Shepherd  98
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, July 26th 1921
  • Paul Gallico  122
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1897
  • Aldous Huxley  125
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1894
  • André Maurois  134
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 26th 1885
  • Antonio Machado  144
    Poet
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • Carl Jung  144
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • George Bernard Shaw  163
    Playwright
    Saturday, July 26th 1856
  • Cat Bauer  64

    Wednesday, July 27th 1955
  • Kathleen Norris  72

    Sunday, July 27th 1947
  • Bharati Mukherjee  79

    Saturday, July 27th 1940
  • Jack Higgins  90

    Saturday, July 27th 1929
  • Elizabeth Hardwick  103

    Thursday, July 27th 1916
  • Rayner Heppenstall  108

    Thursday, July 27th 1911
  • Julien Gracq  109

    Wednesday, July 27th 1910
  • Joseph Mitchell  111

    Monday, July 27th 1908
  • Hilaire Belloc  149

    Wednesday, July 27th 1870
  • Vladimir Korolenko  166

    Wednesday, July 27th 1853
  • Giosuè Carducci  184

    Monday, July 27th 1835
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils  195
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 27th 1824
  • James Piotr Montague  40
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1979
  • William T. Vollman  60
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 28th 1959
  • Sarah Schulman  61
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, July 28th 1958
  • John Feinstein  63
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1956
  • Randall Wallace  70
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 28th 1949
  • Fahmida Riaz  73
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1946
  • Jim Davis  74
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 28th 1945
  • Tonia Marketaki  77
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 28th 1942
  • Francis Veber  82
    Screenwriter, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 28th 1937
  • Natalie Babbitt  87
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 28th 1932
  • Jean Roba  89
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, July 28th 1930
  • John Ashbery  92
    Poet
    Thursday, July 28th 1927
  • Malcolm Lowry  110
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, July 28th 1909
  • Beatrix Potter  153
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, July 28th 1866
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins  175
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1844
  • Fabre d'Églantine  269
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 28th 1750
  • Chang-Rae Lee  54

    Thursday, July 29th 1965
  • Dean Pitchford  68

    Sunday, July 29th 1951
  • Harry Mulisch  92
    Novelist
    Friday, July 29th 1927
  • Edwin O'Connor  101

    Monday, July 29th 1918
  • Chester B. Himes  110

    Thursday, July 29th 1909
  • Stanley Kunitz  114

    Saturday, July 29th 1905
  • Eyvind Johnson  119

    Sunday, July 29th 1900
  • Don Marquis  141

    Monday, July 29th 1878
  • Eric Alfred Knudsen  147

    Monday, July 29th 1872
  • Booth Tarkington  150

    Thursday, July 29th 1869
  • Cherie Priest  44

    Wednesday, July 30th 1975
  • Kate Phillips  53

    Saturday, July 30th 1966
  • Patrick Modiano  74

    Monday, July 30th 1945
  • Alexander Trocchi  94

    Thursday, July 30th 1925
  • Willian Gass  95

    Wednesday, July 30th 1924
  • Emily Bronte  201

    Thursday, July 30th 1818
  • Samuel Rogers  256

    Saturday, July 30th 1763
  • Ahmad Akbarpour  49
    Novelist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • Dave Wedge  49
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • J. K. Rowling  54
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1965
  • Andrew Marr  60
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1959
  • João Barreiros  67
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1952
  • Steve Miller  69
    Short Stories
    Monday, July 31st 1950
  • Jonathan Dimbleby  75
    Journalist, Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 31st 1944
  • Yvon Deschamps  84
    Humorist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1935
  • Cees Nooteboom  86
    Novelist
    Monday, July 31st 1933
  • Lynne Reid Banks  90
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 31st 1929
  • Gilles Carle  91
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 31st 1928
  • Primo Levi  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1919
  • Irv Kupcinet  107
    Columnist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1912
  • Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn  110
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Saturday, July 31st 1909
  • Brett Halliday  115
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 31st 1904
  • Premchand  139
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1880
  • Peter Rosegger  176
    Poet
    Monday, July 31st 1843
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