Author Birthdays for July

  • Jean Stafford  102

    Thursday, July 1st 1915
  • James M. Cain  125

    Friday, July 1st 1892
  • George Sand  213

    Sunday, July 1st 1804
  • Wislawa Szymborska  94

    Monday, July 2nd 1923
  • Hermann Hesse  140

    Monday, July 2nd 1877
  • William Le Queux  153

    Saturday, July 2nd 1864
  • Dave Barry  70

    Thursday, July 3rd 1947
  • Tom Stoppard  80

    Saturday, July 3rd 1937
  • M.F.K. Fisher  109

    Friday, July 3rd 1908
  • Franz Kafka  134

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1883
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman  157

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1860
  • Richard Rhodes  80

    Sunday, July 4th 1937
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne  213

    Wednesday, July 4th 1804
  • Craig Nova  72

    Thursday, July 5th 1945
  • Jean Cocteau  128
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, July 5th 1889
  • Kathryn Hulme  117

    Friday, July 6th 1900
  • Robert Heinlein  110

    Sunday, July 7th 1907
  • J.F. Powers  100

    Sunday, July 8th 1917
  • Richard Aldington  125

    Friday, July 8th 1892
  • Dean Koontz  72

    Monday, July 9th 1945
  • Oliver Sacks  84

    Sunday, July 9th 1933
  • Fanny Fern  106

    Sunday, July 9th 1911
  • Alice Munro  86

    Friday, July 10th 1931
  • John Wyndham  114

    Friday, July 10th 1903
  • Marcel Proust  146
    Novelist
    Monday, July 10th 1871
  • Harold Bloom  87

    Friday, July 11th 1930
  • E. B. White  118

    Tuesday, July 11th 1899
  • Donald E. Westlake  84

    Wednesday, July 12th 1933
  • Pablo Neruda  113

    Tuesday, July 12th 1904
  • Henry David Thoreau  200

    Saturday, July 12th 1817
  • Woody Guthrie  105

    Sunday, July 14th 1912
  • Richard Pini   67
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 15th 1950
  • Richard Russo  68
    Novelist
    Friday, July 15th 1949
  • Iris Murdoch  98
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 15th 1919
  • Linda Salzman  77

    Tuesday, July 16th 1940
  • Caroline Blackwood  86

    Thursday, July 16th 1931
  • Anita Brookner  89

    Monday, July 16th 1928
  • J. Michael Straczynski  63

    Saturday, July 17th 1954
  • James Purdy  94

    Tuesday, July 17th 1923
  • Christina Stead  115

    Thursday, July 17th 1902
  • Jared Hess  38
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1979
  • Alfian Sa’at  40
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, July 18th 1977
  • Alan Morrison  43
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1974
  • M.J. Alexander  56
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 18th 1961
  • Hunter S. Thompson  78
    Journalist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1939
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko  84
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1933
  • Margaret Laurence  91
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Robert Sloman  91
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Clifford Odets  111
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1906
  • Jessamyn West  115
    Novelist
    Friday, July 18th 1902
  • Nathalie Sarraute  117
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 18th 1900
  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe  167
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1850
  • Tristan Corbière  172
    Poet
    Friday, July 18th 1845
  • William Makepeace Thackeray  206
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 18th 1811
  • Garth Nix  54
    Novelist
    Friday, July 19th 1963
  • Aya Kitō  55
    Memoirist
    Thursday, July 19th 1962
  • Srđa Trifković  63
    Journalist
    Monday, July 19th 1954
  • Jayne Anne Phillips  65
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 19th 1952
  • Jayson Stark  66
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 19th 1951
  • Joseph Hansen  94
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • William A. Rusher  94
    Columnist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • Miltos Sachtouris  98
    Poet
    Saturday, July 19th 1919
  • Eve Merriam  101
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1916
  • A. J. Cronin  121
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 19th 1896
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky  124
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1893
  • Ferdinand Brunetière  168
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 19th 1849
  • Gottfried Keller  198
    Novelist
    Monday, July 19th 1819
  • Heinrich Christian Boie  273
    Poet
    Sunday, July 19th 1744
  • Dan Shaughnessy  64
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Thomas Friedman  64
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Adrian Păunescu  74
    Poet, Journalist
    Tuesday, July 20th 1943
  • Periklis Korovesis  76
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1941
  • Uwe Johnson  83
    Novelist
    Friday, July 20th 1934
  • Cormac McCarthy  84
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 20th 1933
  • Giannis Agouris  87
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1930
  • Frantz Fanon  92
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 20th 1925
  • Thomas Berger  93
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 20th 1924
  • Stanisław Albinowski  94
    Journalist
    Friday, July 20th 1923
  • George Johnston  105
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, July 20th 1912
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt  153
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 20th 1864
  • Sir George Trevelyan  179
    Biographer
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Augustin Daly  179
    Playwright
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Petrarch  713
    Poet
    Sunday, July 20th 1304
  • Sarah Waters  51
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 21st 1966
  • Michael Connelly  61
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 21st 1956
  • Ed Hinton  69
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 21st 1948
  • William S. Burroughs, Jr.  70
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1947
  • Tess Gallagher  74
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 21st 1943
  • John Gardner  84
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1933
  • Marshall McLuhan  106
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 21st 1911
  • Ernest Hemingway  118
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1899
  • Hart Crane  123
    Poet
    Saturday, July 21st 1894
  • Hans Fallada  124
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1893
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes  132
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 21st 1885
  • Paul Reuter  201
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 21st 1816
  • Matthew Prior  353
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1664
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.  53
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1964
  • Paul Quarrington  64
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1953
  • S. E. Hinton  69
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1948
  • Paul Schrader  71
    Screenwriter
    Monday, July 22nd 1946
  • Tom Robbins  81
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1936
  • Bryan Forbes  91
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 22nd 1926
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah  102
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1915
  • Wayne Robbins  103
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Ormond Robbins  103
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Stephen Vincent Benet  119
    Poet, Short Stories, Novelist
    Friday, July 22nd 1898
  • León de Greiff  122
    Poet
    Monday, July 22nd 1895
  • Janusz Korczak  139
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, July 22nd 1878
  • Frederick Rolfe – Baron Corvo  157
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 22nd 1860
  • Emma Lazarus  168
    Poet
    Sunday, July 22nd 1849
  • Mikhail Shcherbatov  284
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1733
  • Joel Stein  46
    Journalist
    Friday, July 23rd 1971
  • Thea Dorn  47
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 23rd 1970
  • Gardner Dozois  70
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1947
  • Lisa Alther  73
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 23rd 1944
  • Claude Fournier  86
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Guy Fournier  86
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.  89
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1928
  • Gérard Brach  90
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, July 23rd 1927
  • Gavin Lambert  93
    Screenwriter, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1924
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth  94
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1923
  • Davis Grubb  98
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1919
  • M. H. Abrams  105
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, July 23rd 1912
  • Raymond Chandler  129
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1888
  • Mark Andrew Smith  38
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, July 24th 1979
  • John Rosengren  53
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1964
  • Colleen Doran  54
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, July 24th 1963
  • Marc Jampole  67
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Arliss Ryan  67
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Geoff McQueen  70
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 24th 1947
  • Alfred Balk  87
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 24th 1930
  • Madeleine Ferron  95
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1922
  • John D. MacDonald  101
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1916
  • Robert Graves  122
    Poet, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1895
  • Jun’ichirō Tanizaki  131
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1886
  • Edward Plunkett  139
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 24th 1878
  • Oswald Chambers  143
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1874
  • E. F. Benson  150
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Vicente Acosta  150
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Frank Wedekind  153
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1864
  • Henrik Pontoppidan  160
    Novelist
    Friday, July 24th 1857
  • William Gillette  164
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1853
  • Alexandre Dumas  215
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1802
  • Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan  41
    Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1976
  • Claude Zidi  83
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 25th 1934
  • Alice Parizeau  87
    Novelist, Journalist
    Friday, July 25th 1930
  • Midge Decter  90
    Journalist
    Monday, July 25th 1927
  • Maria Gripe  94
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, July 25th 1923
  • Elias Canetti  112
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford  112
    Children’s Literature
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Max Dauthendey  150
    Poet
    Thursday, July 25th 1867
  • Pieter Langendijk  334
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1683
  • Rick Bragg  58
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 26th 1959
  • Hart Hanson  60
    Screenwriter
    Friday, July 26th 1957
  • Bernice Rubens  89
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ibn-e-Safi  89
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ana Maria Matute  91
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1926
  • Jan Berenstain  94
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, July 26th 1923
  • Jean Shepherd  96
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, July 26th 1921
  • Paul Gallico  120
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1897
  • Aldous Huxley  123
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1894
  • André Maurois  132
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 26th 1885
  • Antonio Machado  142
    Poet
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • Carl Jung  142
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • George Bernard Shaw  161
    Playwright
    Saturday, July 26th 1856
  • Cat Bauer  62

    Wednesday, July 27th 1955
  • Kathleen Norris  70

    Sunday, July 27th 1947
  • Bharati Mukherjee  77

    Saturday, July 27th 1940
  • Jack Higgins  88

    Saturday, July 27th 1929
  • Elizabeth Hardwick  101

    Thursday, July 27th 1916
  • Rayner Heppenstall  106

    Thursday, July 27th 1911
  • Julien Gracq  107

    Wednesday, July 27th 1910
  • Joseph Mitchell  109

    Monday, July 27th 1908
  • Hilaire Belloc  147

    Wednesday, July 27th 1870
  • Vladimir Korolenko  164

    Wednesday, July 27th 1853
  • Giosuè Carducci  182

    Monday, July 27th 1835
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils  193
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 27th 1824
  • James Piotr Montague  38
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1979
  • William T. Vollman  58
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 28th 1959
  • Sarah Schulman  59
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, July 28th 1958
  • John Feinstein  61
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1956
  • Randall Wallace  68
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 28th 1949
  • Fahmida Riaz  71
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1946
  • Jim Davis  72
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 28th 1945
  • Tonia Marketaki  75
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 28th 1942
  • Francis Veber  80
    Screenwriter, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 28th 1937
  • Natalie Babbitt  85
    Children’s Literature
    Thursday, July 28th 1932
  • Jean Roba  87
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, July 28th 1930
  • John Ashbery  90
    Poet
    Thursday, July 28th 1927
  • Malcolm Lowry  108
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, July 28th 1909
  • Beatrix Potter  151
    Children’s Literature
    Saturday, July 28th 1866
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins  173
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1844
  • Fabre d’Églantine  267
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 28th 1750
  • Chang-Rae Lee  52

    Thursday, July 29th 1965
  • Dean Pitchford  66

    Sunday, July 29th 1951
  • Harry Mulisch  90
    Novelist
    Friday, July 29th 1927
  • Edwin O’Connor  99

    Monday, July 29th 1918
  • Chester B. Himes  108

    Thursday, July 29th 1909
  • Stanley Kunitz  112

    Saturday, July 29th 1905
  • Eyvind Johnson  117

    Sunday, July 29th 1900
  • Don Marquis  139

    Monday, July 29th 1878
  • Eric Alfred Knudsen  145

    Monday, July 29th 1872
  • Booth Tarkington  148

    Thursday, July 29th 1869
  • Cherie Priest  42

    Wednesday, July 30th 1975
  • Kate Phillips  51

    Saturday, July 30th 1966
  • Patrick Modiano  72

    Monday, July 30th 1945
  • Alexander Trocchi  92

    Thursday, July 30th 1925
  • Willian Gass  93

    Wednesday, July 30th 1924
  • Emily Bronte  199

    Thursday, July 30th 1818
  • Samuel Rogers  254

    Saturday, July 30th 1763
  • Ahmad Akbarpour  47
    Novelist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • Dave Wedge  47
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • J. K. Rowling  52
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1965
  • Andrew Marr  58
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1959
  • João Barreiros  65
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1952
  • Steve Miller  67
    Short Stories
    Monday, July 31st 1950
  • Jonathan Dimbleby  73
    Journalist, Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 31st 1944
  • Yvon Deschamps  82
    Humorist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1935
  • Cees Nooteboom  84
    Novelist
    Monday, July 31st 1933
  • Lynne Reid Banks  88
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, July 31st 1929
  • Gilles Carle  89
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 31st 1928
  • Primo Levi  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1919
  • Irv Kupcinet  105
    Columnist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1912
  • Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn  108
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Saturday, July 31st 1909
  • Brett Halliday  113
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 31st 1904
  • Premchand  137
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1880
  • Peter Rosegger  174
    Poet
    Monday, July 31st 1843

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