Author Birthdays for May

  • Wes Anderson  50
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1969
  • Yasmina Reza  60
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1959
  • Joel Rosenberg  65
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 1st 1954
  • Sergio Infante  72
    Poet
    Thursday, May 1st 1947
  • Bobbie Ann Mason  79
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1940
  • Jacques Languirand  88
    Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, May 1st 1931
  • Terry Southern  95
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1924
  • Joseph Heller  96
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 1st 1923
  • Vladimir Colin  98
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 1st 1921
  • Wilfred Watson  108
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, May 1st 1911
  • Yiannis Ritsos  110
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1909
  • Giovannino Guareschi  111
    Journalist
    Friday, May 1st 1908
  • Sterling Allen Brown  118
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Antal Szerb  118
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Clément Pansaers  134
    Poet
    Friday, May 1st 1885
  • Harry Leon Wilson  152
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1867
  • Marcel Prévost  157
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 1st 1862
  • Laza Lazarević  168
    Short Stories, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 1st 1851
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd  172
    Journalist
    Saturday, May 1st 1847
  • Guido Gezelle  189
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1830
  • José de Alencar  190
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1829
  • James Clarence Mangan  216
    Poet
    Sunday, May 1st 1803
  • Joseph Addison  347
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, May 1st 1672
  • Jean de Joinville  795
    Biographer
    Wednesday, May 1st 1224
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  46
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1973
  • Maury Allen  87
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, May 2nd 1932
  • Jamal Abro  95
    Short Stories
    Friday, May 2nd 1924
  • A. M. Rosenthal  97
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1922
  • Dr. Spock  116
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 2nd 1903
  • E. E. Smith  129
    Novelist
    Friday, May 2nd 1890
  • Gottfried Benn  133
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Sunday, May 2nd 1886
  • Hedda Hopper  134
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 2nd 1885
  • Jurgis Baltrušaitis  146
    Poet
    Friday, May 2nd 1873
  • Clyde Fitch  154
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1865
  • Theodor Herzl  159
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1860
  • Jerome K. Jerome  160
    Novelist
    Monday, May 2nd 1859
  • Novalis  247
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, May 2nd 1772
  • William Inge  106

    Saturday, May 3rd 1913
  • Norman Corwin  109

    Tuesday, May 3rd 1910
  • Niccolo Machiavelli  550

    Monday, May 3rd 1469
  • David Guterson  63

    Friday, May 4th 1956
  • Graham Swift  70

    Wednesday, May 4th 1949
  • Josh Weinstein  53
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 5th 1966
  • Scott Westerfeld  56
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 5th 1963
  • Michael Palin  76
    Screenwriter, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ignacio Ramonet  76
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ervin Lázár  83
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, May 5th 1936
  • Bernard Pivot  84
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 5th 1935
  • Douglas Marland  85
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, May 5th 1934
  • Greg  88
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, May 5th 1931
  • Miklós Radnóti  110
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 5th 1909
  • Charles Exbrayat  113
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 5th 1906
  • James Beard  116
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 5th 1903
  • Christopher Morley  129
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist
    Monday, May 5th 1890
  • Nellie Bly  155
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 5th 1864
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz  173
    Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 5th 1846
  • Soren Kierkegaard  206

    Wednesday, May 5th 1813
  • Jeffery Deaver  69

    Saturday, May 6th 1950
  • Randall Jarrell  105

    Wednesday, May 6th 1914
  • Gaston Leroux  151

    Wednesday, May 6th 1868
  • Sigmund Freud  163

    Tuesday, May 6th 1856
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard  196

    Tuesday, May 6th 1823
  • Peter Carey  76

    Friday, May 7th 1943
  • Angela Carter  79

    Tuesday, May 7th 1940
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  92

    Saturday, May 7th 1927
  • Archibald MacLeish  127

    Saturday, May 7th 1892
  • Robert Browning  207

    Thursday, May 7th 1812
  • Pat Barker  76

    Saturday, May 8th 1943
  • Thomas Pynchon  82

    Saturday, May 8th 1937
  • Gary Snyder  89

    Thursday, May 8th 1930
  • Romain Gary  105

    Friday, May 8th 1914
  • Edmund Wilson  124

    Wednesday, May 8th 1895
  • Augusta Jane Evans  184
    Novelist
    Friday, May 8th 1835
  • Audrey Schulman  56

    Thursday, May 9th 1963
  • Alan Bennett  85

    Wednesday, May 9th 1934
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset  136

    Wednesday, May 9th 1883
  • J. M. Barrie  159

    Wednesday, May 9th 1860
  • John Scalzi  50
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1969
  • Jon Ronson  52
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1967
  • Jonathan Roberts  63
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 10th 1956
  • John Diamond  66
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 10th 1953
  • Thomas Tessier  72
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Caroline B. Cooney  72
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford  86
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1933
  • Ettore Scola  88
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 10th 1931
  • Antonine Maillet  90
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 10th 1929
  • Nayantara Sahgal  92
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 10th 1927
  • Monica Dickens  104
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1915
  • Bel Kaufman  108
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1911
  • Olaf Stapledon  133
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1886
  • Ivan Cankar  143
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1876
  • Upendrakishore Ray  156
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 10th 1863
  • Benito Pérez Galdós  176
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1843
  • Johann Peter Hebel  259
    Short Stories, Poet
    Saturday, May 10th 1760
  • Jean Mairet  415
    Playwright
    Monday, May 10th 1604
  • Dusán Mukics  38
    Journalist
    Monday, May 11th 1981
  • Theresa Burke  63
    Journalist
    Friday, May 11th 1956
  • Mike Lupica  67
    Columnist
    Sunday, May 11th 1952
  • Jeremy Paxman  69
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 11th 1950
  • Rachel Billington  77
    Novelist
    Monday, May 11th 1942
  • Francisco Umbral  87
    Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 11th 1932
  • Stanley Elkin  89
    Novelist, Short Stories, Essayist
    Sunday, May 11th 1930
  • Marco Ferreri  91
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 11th 1928
  • Richard Feynman  101
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 11th 1918
  • Camilo Jose Cela  103
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1916
  • Saadat Hasan Manto  107
    Short Stories
    Saturday, May 11th 1912
  • Rose Ausländer  118
    Poet
    Saturday, May 11th 1901
  • Paulino Masip  120
    Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1899
  • János Batsányi  256
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 11th 1763
  • L. Neil Smith  73
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1946
  • George Carlin  82
    Comedy Writer
    Wednesday, May 12th 1937
  • Andrei Voznesensky  86
    Poet
    Friday, May 12th 1933
  • Marco Denevi  97
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1922
  • Farley Mowat  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 12th 1921
  • Albert Murray  103
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1916
  • Howard K. Smith  105
    Journalist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • James Bacon  105
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Bertus Aafjes  105
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Leslie Charteris  112
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1907
  • Benjamin Farjeon  181
    Novelist, Playwright
    Saturday, May 12th 1838
  • Edward Lear  207
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1812
  • Armistead Maupin  75
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 13th 1944
  • Eve Babitz  76
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1943
  • Bruce Chatwin  79
    Novelist, Travel Writer
    Monday, May 13th 1940
  • Roger Zelazny  82
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1937
  • Daphne du Maurier  112
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 13th 1907
  • Arthur Sullivan  177
    Playwright
    Friday, May 13th 1842
  • Alphonse Daudet  179
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 13th 1840
  • Eoin Colfer  54
    Novelist
    Friday, May 14th 1965
  • David Quantick  58
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 14th 1961
  • Christine Brennan  61
    Columnist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1958
  • Rudi Šeligo  84
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 14th 1935
  • Barbara Branden  90
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 14th 1929
  • Herbert W. Franke  92
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 14th 1927
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland  100
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1919
  • Hal Borland  119
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, May 14th 1900
  • Louis Verneuil  126
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 14th 1893
  • Alexander Kaufmann  202
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 14th 1817
  • Lauren Myracle  50

    Thursday, May 15th 1969
  • Paul Zindel  83

    Friday, May 15th 1936
  • Clifton Fadiman  115
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 15th 1904
  • Katherine Anne Porter  129

    Thursday, May 15th 1890
  • Arthur Schnitzler  157

    Thursday, May 15th 1862
  • L. Frank Baum  163

    Thursday, May 15th 1856
  • Eduard von Keyserling  164
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 15th 1855
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu  330
    Poet
    Sunday, May 15th 1689
  • Omar Khayyám  971
    Poet
    Monday, May 15th 1048
  • Adrienne Rich  90

    Thursday, May 16th 1929
  • Louis "Studs" Terkel  107

    Thursday, May 16th 1912
  • Jane Moore  57
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 17th 1962
  • F. Paul Wilson  73

    Friday, May 17th 1946
  • David Cope  78
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 17th 1941
  • Gary Paulsen  80
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 17th 1939
  • Dennis Potter  84

    Friday, May 17th 1935
  • Merle Miller  100
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1919
  • Henri Barbusse  146
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Dorothy Richardson  146
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Jacint Verdaguer  174
    Poet
    Saturday, May 17th 1845
  • Virginie Loveling  183
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 17th 1836
  • Tina Fey  49
    Screenwriter
    Monday, May 18th 1970
  • Nina Björk  52
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 18th 1967
  • Diane Duane  67
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 18th 1952
  • Yi Munyol  71
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 18th 1948
  • W. G. Sebald  75
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 18th 1944
  • Jeanie MacPherson  132
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 18th 1887
  • Bertrand Russell  147
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 18th 1872
  • Francis Bellamy  164
    Novelist
    Friday, May 18th 1855
  • John Wilson  234
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 18th 1785
  • Jodi Picoult  53
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 19th 1966
  • Gregory Poirier  58
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 19th 1961
  • Nora Ephron  78
    Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 19th 1941
  • Ruskin Bond  85
    Novelist, Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 19th 1934
  • Paul Erdman  87
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 19th 1932
  • Lorraine Hansberry  89

    Monday, May 19th 1930
  • Karel van het Reve  98
    Essayist
    Thursday, May 19th 1921
  • Merriam Modell  111
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 19th 1908
  • Anna Brownell Jameson  225
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, May 19th 1794
  • William Michaelian  63
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen  63
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Michel Vastel  79
    Journalist
    Monday, May 20th 1940
  • John Lucarotti  93
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 20th 1926
  • Wolfgang Borchert  98
    Playwright
    Friday, May 20th 1921
  • Gardner Fox  108
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Annie M. G. Schmidt  108
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce  134

    Wednesday, May 20th 1885
  • Sigrid Undset  137

    Saturday, May 20th 1882
  • Hector Malot  189
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 20th 1830
  • Honore de Balzac  220

    Monday, May 20th 1799
  • James Phelan  40

    Monday, May 21st 1979
  • Georgiy Gongadze  50
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 21st 1969
  • Richard Appel  56
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, May 21st 1963
  • Jeffrey Toobin  59
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 21st 1960
  • Elizabeth Buchan  71
    Novelist
    Friday, May 21st 1948
  • Robert Creeley  93

    Friday, May 21st 1926
  • Harold Robbins  103
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 21st 1916
  • Manly Wade Wellman  116
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 21st 1903
  • Suzanne Lilar  118
    Essayist, Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 21st 1901
  • Manuel Pérez y Curis  135
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 21st 1884
  • Alexander Pope  331

    Friday, May 21st 1688
  • Graham Linehan  51
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1968
  • Peter Matthiessen  92
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 22nd 1927
  • Jean-Louis Curtis  102
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 22nd 1917
  • Vance Packard  105
    Journalist
    Friday, May 22nd 1914
  • Hergé  112
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1907
  • Paul Viiding  115
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1904
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  160

    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō  160
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Catulle Mendès  178
    Poet
    Saturday, May 22nd 1841
  • Gérard de Nerval  211
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1808
  • Mitchell Albom  61
    Novelist
    Friday, May 23rd 1958
  • Jane Kenyon  72
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1947
  • Jack McCarthy  80
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 23rd 1939
  • Peter Preston  81
    Journalist
    Monday, May 23rd 1938
  • M. Scott Peck  83
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 23rd 1936
  • Friedrich Achleitner  89
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1930
  • Karlheinz Deschner  95
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, May 23rd 1924
  • James Blish  98
    Novelist
    Monday, May 23rd 1921
  • Robert Bernstein  100
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Friday, May 23rd 1919
  • Celestine Sibley  105
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1914
  • Margaret Wise Brown  109
    Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1910
  • Scott O'Dell  121
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1898
  • Pär Lagerkvist  128
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1891
  • Margaret Fuller  209
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 23rd 1810
  • Giuseppe Parini  290
    Satirist, Poet
    Monday, May 23rd 1729
  • Michael Chabon  56

    Friday, May 24th 1963
  • Walter Moers  62

    Friday, May 24th 1957
  • Bob Dylan  78

    Saturday, May 24th 1941
  • Joseph Brodsky  79

    Friday, May 24th 1940
  • William Trevor  91

    Thursday, May 24th 1928
  • Luc Sante  65

    Tuesday, May 25th 1954
  • Jamaica Kincaid  70
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1949
  • Raymond Carver  81
    Short Stories, Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1938
  • John Gregory Dunne  87
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1932
  • Robert Ludlum  92
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1927
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton  216
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson  216
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan  55
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 26th 1964
  • Alan Hollinghurst  65
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1954
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya  81
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 26th 1938
  • Phyllis Gotlieb  93
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1926
  • Henriette Roosenburg  103
    Journalist
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Moondog  103
    Poet
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Antonia Forest  104
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 26th 1915
  • Pierre Daninos  106
    Humorist
    Monday, May 26th 1913
  • Henry Ephron  107
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 26th 1912
  • Maxwell Bodenheim  127
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, May 26th 1892
  • Edmond de Goncourt  197

    Sunday, May 26th 1822
  • Harlan Ellison  85

    Sunday, May 27th 1934
  • John Barth  89

    Tuesday, May 27th 1930
  • Marijane Meaker  92

    Friday, May 27th 1927
  • Tony Hillerman  94

    Wednesday, May 27th 1925
  • Herman Wouk  104

    Thursday, May 27th 1915
  • John Cheever  107

    Monday, May 27th 1912
  • Dashiell Hammett  125

    Sunday, May 27th 1894
  • Arnold Bennett  152

    Monday, May 27th 1867
  • Barney Rosset  97

    Sunday, May 28th 1922
  • Walker Percy  103

    Sunday, May 28th 1916
  • Patrick White  107

    Tuesday, May 28th 1912
  • Ian Fleming  111

    Thursday, May 28th 1908
  • Andrew Clements  70
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 29th 1949
  • Andre Brink  84
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 29th 1935
  • Paul R. Ehrlich  87
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, May 29th 1932
  • Lars Bo  95
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 29th 1924
  • Bernard Clavel  96
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1923
  • T.H. White  113
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1906
  • Alfonsina Storni  127
    Poet
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • Max Brand  127
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • G. K. Chesterton  145
    Novelist
    Friday, May 29th 1874
  • Michael Piller  71
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 30th 1948
  • Hal Clement  97
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 30th 1922
  • Pita Amor  101
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1918
  • Joseph Stein  107
    Playwright
    Thursday, May 30th 1912
  • Harry Bernstein  109
    Memoirest
    Monday, May 30th 1910
  • Countee Cullen  116
    Poet
    Saturday, May 30th 1903
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner  120
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 30th 1899
  • Randolph Bourne  133
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 30th 1886
  • Félix Arnaudin  175
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1844
  • Robin Wasserman  41
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 31st 1978
  • John Connolly  51
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1968
  • Lynne Truss  64
    Non-Fiction, Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 31st 1955
  • Bernard Goldberg  74
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 31st 1945
  • Al Young  80
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, May 31st 1939
  • Robie Macauley  100
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 31st 1919
  • George R. Stewart  124
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1895
  • Konstantin Paustovsky  127
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, May 31st 1892
  • Walt Whitman  200
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1819
  • Ludwig Tieck  246
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1773
  • 010203040506070809101112
    Share

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.