Author Birthdays for June

  • Khawar Rizvi  81
    Poet
    Wednesday, June 1st 1938
  • Colleen McCullough  82
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 1st 1937
  • Bill Deedes  106
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 1st 1913
  • John Van Druten  118
    Playwright
    Saturday, June 1st 1901
  • Charles Kay Ogden  130
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, June 1st 1889
  • John Masefield  141
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Saturday, June 1st 1878
  • Ferdinand Raimund  229
    Playwright
    Tuesday, June 1st 1790
  • Dante Alighieri  754
    Poet
    Monday, June 1st 1265
  • Carol Shields  84

    Sunday, June 2nd 1935
  • Lester del Rey  104

    Wednesday, June 2nd 1915
  • Barbara Rym  106

    Monday, June 2nd 1913
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerup  162
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, June 2nd 1857
  • Thomas Hardy  179

    Tuesday, June 2nd 1840
  • Marquis de Sade  279

    Thursday, June 2nd 1740
  • Larry McMurtry  83

    Wednesday, June 3rd 1936
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley  89

    Tuesday, June 3rd 1930
  • Allen Ginsberg  93

    Thursday, June 3rd 1926
  • Buddy Wakefield  45
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1974
  • Joe Hill  47
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 4th 1972
  • John Hockenberry  63
    Journalist
    Monday, June 4th 1956
  • Val McDermid  64
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1955
  • Wendy Pini  68
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, June 4th 1951
  • Kenneth G. Ross  78
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, June 4th 1941
  • Robert Fulghum  82
    Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, June 4th 1937
  • Maurice Shadbolt  87
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1932
  • Ruth Westheimer  91
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, June 4th 1928
  • Elizabeth Jolley  96
    Novelist
    Monday, June 4th 1923
  • Jacques Roumain  112
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Patience Strong  112
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell  140
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, June 4th 1879
  • Apollon Maykov  198
    Poet
    Monday, June 4th 1821
  • Ken Follett  70

    Sunday, June 5th 1949
  • Margaret Drabble  80

    Monday, June 5th 1939
  • Alfred Kazin  104

    Saturday, June 5th 1915
  • Federico Garcia Lorca  121

    Sunday, June 5th 1898
  • Geraldine McCaughrean  68
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 6th 1951
  • Stephen Dixon  83

    Saturday, June 6th 1936
  • Harry Crews  84

    Thursday, June 6th 1935
  • Maxine Kumine  94

    Saturday, June 6th 1925
  • Thomas Mann  144

    Sunday, June 6th 1875
  • Alexander Pushkin  220

    Thursday, June 6th 1799
  • Louise Erdrich  65

    Monday, June 7th 1954
  • Orhan Pamuk  67

    Saturday, June 7th 1952
  • Elizabeth Bowen  120

    Wednesday, June 7th 1899
  • Sara Paretsky  72

    Sunday, June 8th 1947
  • John W. Campbell  109

    Wednesday, June 8th 1910
  • David Koepp  56
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, June 9th 1963
  • Aaron Sorkin  58
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1961
  • Patricia Cornwell  63
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 9th 1956
  • Gregory Maguire  65
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1954
  • Deyda Hydara  73
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • James Kelman  73
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • Joe Haldeman  76
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1943
  • Charles Webb  80
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1939
  • Keith Laumer  94
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 9th 1925
  • George Axelrod  97
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • John Gillespie Magee, Jr.  97
    Poet
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • Jurij Brězan  103
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1916
  • Bertha von Suttner  176
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1843
  • Maurice Sendak  91
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, June 10th 1928
  • Saul Bellow  104

    Thursday, June 10th 1915
  • Athol Fugard  87

    Saturday, June 11th 1932
  • William Styron  94

    Thursday, June 11th 1925
  • Sonia Manzano  69

    Monday, June 12th 1950
  • Anne Frank  90

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Brigid Brophy  90

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Djuna Barnes  127
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 12th 1892
  • Audrey Niffenegger  56

    Thursday, June 13th 1963
  • Maurice G. Dantec  60

    Saturday, June 13th 1959
  • Whitley Strieber  74

    Wednesday, June 13th 1945
  • Dorothy L. Sayers  126

    Tuesday, June 13th 1893
  • William Butler Yeats  154

    Tuesday, June 13th 1865
  • John Edgar Wideman  78

    Saturday, June 14th 1941
  • Jerzy Kosinski  86

    Wednesday, June 14th 1933
  • Yasunari Kawabata  120

    Wednesday, June 14th 1899
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe  208

    Friday, June 14th 1811
  • Chris Morris  57
    Satirist, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 15th 1962
  • Ana Castillo  66

    Monday, June 15th 1953
  • Amy Clampitt  99

    Tuesday, June 15th 1920
  • Joyce Carol Oates  81

    Thursday, June 16th 1938
  • Ron Padgett  77

    Wednesday, June 17th 1942
  • John Hersey  105

    Wednesday, June 17th 1914
  • Richard Powers  62

    Tuesday, June 18th 1957
  • Amy Bloom  66

    Thursday, June 18th 1953
  • Chris Van Allsburg  70

    Saturday, June 18th 1949
  • Gail Godwin  82

    Friday, June 18th 1937
  • Salman Rushdie  72

    Thursday, June 19th 1947
  • Tobias Wolff  74

    Tuesday, June 19th 1945
  • E. Lynn Harris  64

    Monday, June 20th 1955
  • Vikram Seth  67

    Friday, June 20th 1952
  • Lillian Hellman  114

    Tuesday, June 20th 1905
  • Ian McEwan  71

    Monday, June 21st 1948
  • Francoise Sagan  84

    Friday, June 21st 1935
  • Mary McCarthy  107

    Friday, June 21st 1912
  • Jean-Paul Sartre  114

    Wednesday, June 21st 1905
  • Dan Brown  55

    Monday, June 22nd 1964
  • Joanna Scott  59

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1960
  • Octavia Butler  72

    Sunday, June 22nd 1947
  • Erich Maria Remarque  121

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1898
  • Julian Hawthorne  173

    Monday, June 22nd 1846
  • David Leavitt  58

    Friday, June 23rd 1961
  • Alexandru Odobescu  185

    Monday, June 23rd 1834
  • Lawrence Block  81

    Friday, June 24th 1938
  • Anita Desai  82

    Thursday, June 24th 1937
  • Ambrose Bierce  177

    Friday, June 24th 1842
  • Rebecca Harding Davis  188

    Friday, June 24th 1831
  • Nicholas Mosley  96

    Monday, June 25th 1923
  • George Orwell  116

    Thursday, June 25th 1903
  • Moses Hadas  119

    Monday, June 25th 1900
  • Robert Erskine Childers  149

    Saturday, June 25th 1870
  • J. J. Abrams  53
    Screenwriter
    Monday, June 27th 1966
  • Dan Jurgens  60
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, June 27th 1959
  • Anita Diamant  68
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1951
  • James P. Hogan  78
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1941
  • Ivan Doig  80
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 27th 1939
  • Kirkpatrick Sale  82
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, June 27th 1937
  • Lucille Clifton  83
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Saturday, June 27th 1936
  • Frank O'Hara  93
    Poet
    Sunday, June 27th 1926
  • Robert Aickman  105
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1914
  • João Guimarães Rosa  111
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1908
  • Catherine Cookson  113
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1906
  • Lafcadio Hearn  169
    Journalist
    Thursday, June 27th 1850
  • Louise von François  202
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1817
  • Mark Helprin  72

    Saturday, June 28th 1947
  • Eric Ambler  110

    Monday, June 28th 1909
  • Floyd Dell  132

    Tuesday, June 28th 1887
  • Luigi Pirandello  152

    Friday, June 28th 1867
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery  119

    Friday, June 29th 1900
  • Czeslaw Milosz  108

    Friday, June 30th 1911
  • William Hamilton Maxwell  227
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 30th 1792
  • John Gay  334

    Saturday, June 30th 1685
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    One Comment to Author Birthdays for June

    1. Jessica Maciag says:

      Thank you for compiling such an extraordinarily comprehensive site. I work at a library and I only wished I’d found you before. Thanks again!

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