Author Birthdays for May

  • Wes Anderson  48
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1969
  • Yasmina Reza  58
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1959
  • Joel Rosenberg  63
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 1st 1954
  • Sergio Infante  70
    Poet
    Thursday, May 1st 1947
  • Bobbie Ann Mason  77
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1940
  • Jacques Languirand  86
    Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, May 1st 1931
  • Terry Southern  93
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1924
  • Joseph Heller  94
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 1st 1923
  • Vladimir Colin  96
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 1st 1921
  • Wilfred Watson  106
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, May 1st 1911
  • Yiannis Ritsos  108
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1909
  • Giovannino Guareschi  109
    Journalist
    Friday, May 1st 1908
  • Sterling Allen Brown  116
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Antal Szerb  116
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Clément Pansaers  132
    Poet
    Friday, May 1st 1885
  • Harry Leon Wilson  150
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1867
  • Marcel Prévost  155
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 1st 1862
  • Laza Lazarević  166
    Short Stories, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 1st 1851
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd  170
    Journalist
    Saturday, May 1st 1847
  • Guido Gezelle  187
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1830
  • José de Alencar  188
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1829
  • James Clarence Mangan  214
    Poet
    Sunday, May 1st 1803
  • Joseph Addison  345
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, May 1st 1672
  • Jean de Joinville  793
    Biographer
    Wednesday, May 1st 1224
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  44
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1973
  • Maury Allen  85
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, May 2nd 1932
  • Jamal Abro  93
    Short Stories
    Friday, May 2nd 1924
  • A. M. Rosenthal  95
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1922
  • Dr. Spock  114
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 2nd 1903
  • E. E. Smith  127
    Novelist
    Friday, May 2nd 1890
  • Gottfried Benn  131
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Sunday, May 2nd 1886
  • Hedda Hopper  132
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 2nd 1885
  • Jurgis Baltrušaitis  144
    Poet
    Friday, May 2nd 1873
  • Clyde Fitch  152
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1865
  • Theodor Herzl  157
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1860
  • Jerome K. Jerome  158
    Novelist
    Monday, May 2nd 1859
  • Novalis  245
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, May 2nd 1772
  • William Inge  104

    Saturday, May 3rd 1913
  • Norman Corwin  107

    Tuesday, May 3rd 1910
  • Niccolo Machiavelli  548

    Monday, May 3rd 1469
  • David Guterson  61

    Friday, May 4th 1956
  • Graham Swift  68

    Wednesday, May 4th 1949
  • Josh Weinstein  51
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 5th 1966
  • Scott Westerfeld  54
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 5th 1963
  • Michael Palin  74
    Screenwriter, Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ignacio Ramonet  74
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ervin Lázár  81
    Children’s Literature
    Tuesday, May 5th 1936
  • Bernard Pivot  82
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 5th 1935
  • Douglas Marland  83
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, May 5th 1934
  • Greg  86
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, May 5th 1931
  • Miklós Radnóti  108
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 5th 1909
  • Charles Exbrayat  111
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 5th 1906
  • James Beard  114
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 5th 1903
  • Christopher Morley  127
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist
    Monday, May 5th 1890
  • Nellie Bly  153
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 5th 1864
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz  171
    Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 5th 1846
  • Soren Kierkegaard  204

    Wednesday, May 5th 1813
  • Jeffery Deaver  67

    Saturday, May 6th 1950
  • Randall Jarrell  103

    Wednesday, May 6th 1914
  • Gaston Leroux  149

    Wednesday, May 6th 1868
  • Sigmund Freud  161

    Tuesday, May 6th 1856
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard  194

    Tuesday, May 6th 1823
  • Peter Carey  74

    Friday, May 7th 1943
  • Angela Carter  77

    Tuesday, May 7th 1940
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  90

    Saturday, May 7th 1927
  • Archibald MacLeish  125

    Saturday, May 7th 1892
  • Robert Browning  205

    Thursday, May 7th 1812
  • Pat Barker  74

    Saturday, May 8th 1943
  • Thomas Pynchon  80

    Saturday, May 8th 1937
  • Gary Snyder  87

    Thursday, May 8th 1930
  • Romain Gary  103

    Friday, May 8th 1914
  • Edmund Wilson  122

    Wednesday, May 8th 1895
  • Augusta Jane Evans  182
    Novelist
    Friday, May 8th 1835
  • Audrey Schulman  54

    Thursday, May 9th 1963
  • Alan Bennett  83

    Wednesday, May 9th 1934
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset  134

    Wednesday, May 9th 1883
  • J. M. Barrie  157

    Wednesday, May 9th 1860
  • John Scalzi  48
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1969
  • Jon Ronson  50
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1967
  • Jonathan Roberts  61
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 10th 1956
  • John Diamond  64
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 10th 1953
  • Thomas Tessier  70
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Caroline B. Cooney  70
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford  84
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1933
  • Ettore Scola  86
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 10th 1931
  • Antonine Maillet  88
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 10th 1929
  • Nayantara Sahgal  90
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 10th 1927
  • Monica Dickens  102
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1915
  • Bel Kaufman  106
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1911
  • Olaf Stapledon  131
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1886
  • Ivan Cankar  141
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1876
  • Upendrakishore Ray  154
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, May 10th 1863
  • Benito Pérez Galdós  174
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1843
  • Johann Peter Hebel  257
    Short Stories, Poet
    Saturday, May 10th 1760
  • Jean Mairet  413
    Playwright
    Monday, May 10th 1604
  • Dusán Mukics  36
    Journalist
    Monday, May 11th 1981
  • Theresa Burke  61
    Journalist
    Friday, May 11th 1956
  • Mike Lupica  65
    Columnist
    Sunday, May 11th 1952
  • Jeremy Paxman  67
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 11th 1950
  • Rachel Billington  75
    Novelist
    Monday, May 11th 1942
  • Francisco Umbral  85
    Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 11th 1932
  • Stanley Elkin  87
    Novelist, Short Stories, Essayist
    Sunday, May 11th 1930
  • Marco Ferreri  89
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 11th 1928
  • Richard Feynman  99
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 11th 1918
  • Camilo Jose Cela  101
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1916
  • Saadat Hasan Manto  105
    Short Stories
    Saturday, May 11th 1912
  • Rose Ausländer  116
    Poet
    Saturday, May 11th 1901
  • Paulino Masip  118
    Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1899
  • János Batsányi  254
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 11th 1763
  • L. Neil Smith  71
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1946
  • George Carlin  80
    Comedy Writer
    Wednesday, May 12th 1937
  • Andrei Voznesensky  84
    Poet
    Friday, May 12th 1933
  • Marco Denevi  95
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1922
  • Farley Mowat  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 12th 1921
  • Albert Murray  101
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1916
  • Howard K. Smith  103
    Journalist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • James Bacon  103
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Bertus Aafjes  103
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Leslie Charteris  110
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1907
  • Benjamin Farjeon  179
    Novelist, Playwright
    Saturday, May 12th 1838
  • Edward Lear  205
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1812
  • Armistead Maupin  73
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 13th 1944
  • Eve Babitz  74
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1943
  • Bruce Chatwin  77
    Novelist, Travel Writer
    Monday, May 13th 1940
  • Roger Zelazny  80
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1937
  • Daphne du Maurier  110
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 13th 1907
  • Arthur Sullivan  175
    Playwright
    Friday, May 13th 1842
  • Alphonse Daudet  177
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 13th 1840
  • Eoin Colfer  52
    Novelist
    Friday, May 14th 1965
  • David Quantick  56
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 14th 1961
  • Christine Brennan  59
    Columnist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1958
  • Rudi Šeligo  82
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 14th 1935
  • Barbara Branden  88
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 14th 1929
  • Herbert W. Franke  90
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 14th 1927
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland  98
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1919
  • Hal Borland  117
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, May 14th 1900
  • Louis Verneuil  124
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 14th 1893
  • Alexander Kaufmann  200
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 14th 1817
  • Lauren Myracle  48

    Thursday, May 15th 1969
  • Paul Zindel  81

    Friday, May 15th 1936
  • Clifton Fadiman  113
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 15th 1904
  • Katherine Anne Porter  127

    Thursday, May 15th 1890
  • Arthur Schnitzler  155

    Thursday, May 15th 1862
  • L. Frank Baum  161

    Thursday, May 15th 1856
  • Eduard von Keyserling  162
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 15th 1855
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu  328
    Poet
    Sunday, May 15th 1689
  • Omar Khayyám  969
    Poet
    Monday, May 15th 1048
  • Adrienne Rich  88

    Thursday, May 16th 1929
  • Louis “Studs” Terkel  105

    Thursday, May 16th 1912
  • Jane Moore  55
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 17th 1962
  • F. Paul Wilson  71

    Friday, May 17th 1946
  • David Cope  76
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 17th 1941
  • Gary Paulsen  78
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 17th 1939
  • Dennis Potter  82

    Friday, May 17th 1935
  • Merle Miller  98
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1919
  • Henri Barbusse  144
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Dorothy Richardson  144
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Jacint Verdaguer  172
    Poet
    Saturday, May 17th 1845
  • Virginie Loveling  181
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 17th 1836
  • Tina Fey  47
    Screenwriter
    Monday, May 18th 1970
  • Nina Björk  50
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 18th 1967
  • Diane Duane  65
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 18th 1952
  • Yi Munyol  69
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 18th 1948
  • W. G. Sebald  73
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 18th 1944
  • Jeanie MacPherson  130
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 18th 1887
  • Bertrand Russell  145
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 18th 1872
  • Francis Bellamy  162
    Novelist
    Friday, May 18th 1855
  • John Wilson  232
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 18th 1785
  • Jodi Picoult  51
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 19th 1966
  • Gregory Poirier  56
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 19th 1961
  • Nora Ephron  76
    Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 19th 1941
  • Ruskin Bond  83
    Novelist, Short Stories, Children’s Literature
    Saturday, May 19th 1934
  • Paul Erdman  85
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 19th 1932
  • Lorraine Hansberry  87

    Monday, May 19th 1930
  • Karel van het Reve  96
    Essayist
    Thursday, May 19th 1921
  • Merriam Modell  109
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 19th 1908
  • Anna Brownell Jameson  223
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, May 19th 1794
  • William Michaelian  61
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen  61
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Michel Vastel  77
    Journalist
    Monday, May 20th 1940
  • John Lucarotti  91
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 20th 1926
  • Wolfgang Borchert  96
    Playwright
    Friday, May 20th 1921
  • Gardner Fox  106
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Annie M. G. Schmidt  106
    Children’s Literature
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce  132

    Wednesday, May 20th 1885
  • Sigrid Undset  135

    Saturday, May 20th 1882
  • Hector Malot  187
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 20th 1830
  • Honore de Balzac  218

    Monday, May 20th 1799
  • James Phelan  38

    Monday, May 21st 1979
  • Georgiy Gongadze  48
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 21st 1969
  • Richard Appel  54
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, May 21st 1963
  • Jeffrey Toobin  57
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 21st 1960
  • Elizabeth Buchan  69
    Novelist
    Friday, May 21st 1948
  • Robert Creeley  91

    Friday, May 21st 1926
  • Harold Robbins  101
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 21st 1916
  • Manly Wade Wellman  114
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 21st 1903
  • Suzanne Lilar  116
    Essayist, Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 21st 1901
  • Manuel Pérez y Curis  133
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 21st 1884
  • Alexander Pope  329

    Friday, May 21st 1688
  • Graham Linehan  49
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1968
  • Peter Matthiessen  90
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 22nd 1927
  • Jean-Louis Curtis  100
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 22nd 1917
  • Vance Packard  103
    Journalist
    Friday, May 22nd 1914
  • Hergé  110
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1907
  • Paul Viiding  113
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1904
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  158

    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō  158
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Catulle Mendès  176
    Poet
    Saturday, May 22nd 1841
  • Gérard de Nerval  209
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1808
  • Mitchell Albom  59
    Novelist
    Friday, May 23rd 1958
  • Jane Kenyon  70
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1947
  • Jack McCarthy  78
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 23rd 1939
  • Peter Preston  79
    Journalist
    Monday, May 23rd 1938
  • M. Scott Peck  81
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 23rd 1936
  • Friedrich Achleitner  87
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1930
  • Karlheinz Deschner  93
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, May 23rd 1924
  • James Blish  96
    Novelist
    Monday, May 23rd 1921
  • Robert Bernstein  98
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Friday, May 23rd 1919
  • Celestine Sibley  103
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1914
  • Margaret Wise Brown  107
    Children’s Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1910
  • Scott O’Dell  119
    Novelist, Children’s Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1898
  • Pär Lagerkvist  126
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1891
  • Margaret Fuller  207
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 23rd 1810
  • Giuseppe Parini  288
    Satirist, Poet
    Monday, May 23rd 1729
  • Michael Chabon  54

    Friday, May 24th 1963
  • Walter Moers  60

    Friday, May 24th 1957
  • Bob Dylan  76

    Saturday, May 24th 1941
  • Joseph Brodsky  77

    Friday, May 24th 1940
  • William Trevor  89

    Thursday, May 24th 1928
  • Luc Sante  63

    Tuesday, May 25th 1954
  • Jamaica Kincaid  68
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1949
  • Raymond Carver  79
    Short Stories, Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1938
  • John Gregory Dunne  85
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1932
  • Robert Ludlum  90
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1927
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton  214
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson  214
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan  53
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 26th 1964
  • Alan Hollinghurst  63
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1954
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya  79
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 26th 1938
  • Phyllis Gotlieb  91
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1926
  • Henriette Roosenburg  101
    Journalist
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Moondog  101
    Poet
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Antonia Forest  102
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, May 26th 1915
  • Pierre Daninos  104
    Humorist
    Monday, May 26th 1913
  • Henry Ephron  105
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 26th 1912
  • Maxwell Bodenheim  125
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, May 26th 1892
  • Edmond de Goncourt  195

    Sunday, May 26th 1822
  • Harlan Ellison  83

    Sunday, May 27th 1934
  • John Barth  87

    Tuesday, May 27th 1930
  • Marijane Meaker  90

    Friday, May 27th 1927
  • Tony Hillerman  92

    Wednesday, May 27th 1925
  • Herman Wouk  102

    Thursday, May 27th 1915
  • John Cheever  105

    Monday, May 27th 1912
  • Dashiell Hammett  123

    Sunday, May 27th 1894
  • Arnold Bennett  150

    Monday, May 27th 1867
  • Barney Rosset  95

    Sunday, May 28th 1922
  • Walker Percy  101

    Sunday, May 28th 1916
  • Patrick White  105

    Tuesday, May 28th 1912
  • Ian Fleming  109

    Thursday, May 28th 1908
  • Andrew Clements  68
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, May 29th 1949
  • Andre Brink  82
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 29th 1935
  • Paul R. Ehrlich  85
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, May 29th 1932
  • Lars Bo  93
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 29th 1924
  • Bernard Clavel  94
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1923
  • T.H. White  111
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1906
  • Alfonsina Storni  125
    Poet
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • Max Brand  125
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • G. K. Chesterton  143
    Novelist
    Friday, May 29th 1874
  • Michael Piller  69
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 30th 1948
  • Hal Clement  95
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 30th 1922
  • Pita Amor  99
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1918
  • Joseph Stein  105
    Playwright
    Thursday, May 30th 1912
  • Harry Bernstein  107
    Memoirest
    Monday, May 30th 1910
  • Countee Cullen  114
    Poet
    Saturday, May 30th 1903
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner  118
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 30th 1899
  • Randolph Bourne  131
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 30th 1886
  • Félix Arnaudin  173
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1844
  • Robin Wasserman  39
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, May 31st 1978
  • John Connolly  49
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1968
  • Lynne Truss  62
    Non-Fiction, Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 31st 1955
  • Bernard Goldberg  72
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 31st 1945
  • Al Young  78
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, May 31st 1939
  • Robie Macauley  98
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 31st 1919
  • George R. Stewart  122
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1895
  • Konstantin Paustovsky  125
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, May 31st 1892
  • Walt Whitman  198
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1819
  • Ludwig Tieck  244
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1773

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