Author Birthdays for September

  • Scott Spencer  74
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • Mustafa Balel  74
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • C. J. Cherryh  77
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 1st 1942
  • Alan Dershowitz  81
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 1st 1938
  • Ron O'Neal  82
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, September 1st 1937
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper  92
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 1st 1927
  • Willem Frederik Hermans  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 1st 1921
  • Liz Carpenter  99
    Journalist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1920
  • Eleanor Hibbert  113
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  120
    Novelist
    Friday, September 1st 1899
  • Blaise Cendrars  132
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, September 1st 1887
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs  144
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1875
  • Innokenty Annensky  164
    Poet
    Saturday, September 1st 1855
  • Daniel Defoe  359
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1660
  • Aimee Osbourne  36
    Columnist
    Friday, September 2nd 1983
  • Chris Kuzneski  50
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 2nd 1969
  • John S. Hall  59
    Poet
    Friday, September 2nd 1960
  • Walt Simonson  73
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 2nd 1946
  • Cleveland Amory  102
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 2nd 1917
  • Andreas Embirikos  118
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1901
  • Joseph Roth  125
    Journalist, Novelist
    Sunday, September 2nd 1894
  • Ion Dragoumis  141
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 2nd 1878
  • Hans Jæger  165
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 2nd 1854
  • Paul Bourget  167
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 2nd 1852
  • Eugene Field  169
    Children's Literature, Essayist
    Monday, September 2nd 1850
  • Lucretia Peabody Hale  199
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, September 2nd 1820
  • Esteban Echeverría  214
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1805
  • William Somervile  344
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1675
  • Kiran Desai  48
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1971
  • Spike Feresten  55
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 3rd 1964
  • Malcolm Gladwell  56
    Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1963
  • Sergei Dovlatov  78
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1941
  • Eduardo Galeano  79
    Novelist, Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1940
  • Caryl Churchill  81
    Playwright
    Saturday, September 3rd 1938
  • Cherry Wilder  89
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1930
  • Alison Lurie  93
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1926
  • Mort Walker  96
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 3rd 1923
  • Marguerite Higgins  99
    Journalist
    Friday, September 3rd 1920
  • Sally Benson  122
    Screenwriter, Short Stories
    Friday, September 3rd 1897
  • Sarah Orne Jewett  170
    Novelist
    Monday, September 3rd 1849
  • Yanka Dyagileva  53
    Poet
    Sunday, September 4th 1966
  • Ferenc Sánta  92
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, September 4th 1927
  • Forrest Carter  94
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1925
  • Joan Aiken  95
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 4th 1924
  • Per Olof Sundman  97
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1922
  • Syd Hoff  107
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 4th 1912
  • Richard Wright  111
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1908
  • Mary Renault  114
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1905
  • Antonin Artaud  123
    Playwright
    Friday, September 4th 1896
  • Juliusz Słowacki  210
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 4th 1809
  • Constantijn Huygens  423
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 4th 1596
  • Richard Marsland  43
    Comedy Writer
    Sunday, September 5th 1976
  • Frederick Kempe  65
    Journalist
    Sunday, September 5th 1954
  • Dario Bellezza  75
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, September 5th 1944
  • Jonathan Kozol  83
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1936
  • Luis Alcoriza  101
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 5th 1918
  • Frank Yerby  103
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1916
  • Nicanor Parra  105
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1914
  • Leila Mackinlay  109
    Novelist
    Monday, September 5th 1910
  • Josué de Castro  111
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1908
  • Arthur Koestler  114
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1905
  • Victorien Sardou  188
    Playwright
    Monday, September 5th 1831
  • Goffredo Mameli  192
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 5th 1827
  • A. K. Tolstoy  202
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, September 5th 1817
  • Robert Fergusson  269
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1750
  • Tommaso Campanella  451
    Non-Fiction, Poet
    Thursday, September 5th 1568
  • China Miéville  47
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1972
  • Christopher Brookmyre  51
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1968
  • Christopher Nolan  54
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1965
  • Alice Sebold  56
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1963
  • Jennifer Egan  57
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1962
  • Raymond Benson  64
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1955
  • Donna Haraway  75
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 6th 1944
  • Dan Cragg  80
    Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1939
  • Robert M. Pirsig  91
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1928
  • Carmen Laforet  98
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1921
  • Julien Green  119
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1900
  • Felix Salten  150
    Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1869
  • William Lane  158
    Journalist
    Friday, September 6th 1861
  • Frances Wright  224
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 6th 1795
  • Diane Farr  46
    Memoirest
    Friday, September 7th 1973
  • Eric Hill  92

    Wednesday, September 7th 1927
  • Edith Sitwell  132

    Wednesday, September 7th 1887
  • Elinor Wylie  134

    Monday, September 7th 1885
  • C. J. Dennis  143

    Thursday, September 7th 1876
  • Aleksandr Kuprin  149

    Wednesday, September 7th 1870
  • Tristan Bernard  153

    Friday, September 7th 1866
  • Angela Rawlings  41
    Poet
    Friday, September 8th 1978
  • Christopher Klim  57
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 8th 1962
  • Terry Tempest Williams  64
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1955
  • Jon Scieszka  65
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Michael Shermer  65
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Ann Beattie  72
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1947
  • Jack Prelutsky  79
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, September 8th 1940
  • Michael Frayn  86
    Playwright, Novelist
    Friday, September 8th 1933
  • Robert W. Firestone  89
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1930
  • Grace Metalious  95
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1924
  • Rasul Gamzatov  96
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1923
  • Gianni Brera  100
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, September 8th 1919
  • Jane Arbor  116
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 8th 1903
  • Siegfried Sassoon  133
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1886
  • Alfred Jarry  146
    Playwright
    Monday, September 8th 1873
  • Wilhelm Raabe  188
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 8th 1831
  • Frédéric Mistral  189
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1830
  • Clarence Cook  191
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1828
  • Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg  205
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1814
  • Eduard Mörike  215
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1804
  • N. F. S. Grundtvig  236
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1783
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel  252
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1767
  • John Sheffield  372
    Poet
    Sunday, September 8th 1647
  • Ludovico Ariosto  545
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1474
  • Paul Goodman  108

    Saturday, September 9th 1911
  • Cesare Pavese  111

    Wednesday, September 9th 1908
  • Phyllis A. Whitney  116

    Wednesday, September 9th 1903
  • James Hilton  119

    Sunday, September 9th 1900
  • Brassai  120

    Saturday, September 9th 1899
  • Mary Hunter Austin  151

    Wednesday, September 9th 1868
  • Joseph Henry Shorthouse  185

    Tuesday, September 9th 1834
  • Leo Tolstoy  191

    Tuesday, September 9th 1828
  • Zhang Chengzhi  71

    Friday, September 10th 1948
  • Stephen Jay Gould  78

    Wednesday, September 10th 1941
  • Mary Oliver  84

    Tuesday, September 10th 1935
  • Miguel Serrano  102

    Monday, September 10th 1917
  • Cyril Connolly  116

    Thursday, September 10th 1903
  • Georges Bataille  122

    Friday, September 10th 1897
  • Franz Werfel  129

    Wednesday, September 10th 1890
  • H.D.  133

    Friday, September 10th 1886
  • Jeppe Aakjær  153

    Monday, September 10th 1866
  • Hannah Webster Foster  261

    Sunday, September 10th 1758
  • Philip Ardagh  58

    Monday, September 11th 1961
  • Andrew Macdonald  86

    Monday, September 11th 1933
  • Jessica Mitford  102

    Tuesday, September 11th 1917
  • William Thomas Walsh  128

    Friday, September 11th 1891
  • D. H. Lawrence  134

    Friday, September 11th 1885
  • O. Henry  157

    Thursday, September 11th 1862
  • Vjenceslav Novak  160

    Sunday, September 11th 1859
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow  183

    Sunday, September 11th 1836
  • James Frey  50

    Friday, September 12th 1969
  • Jon Clinch  65

    Sunday, September 12th 1954
  • Michael Ondaatje  76

    Sunday, September 12th 1943
  • Stanislaw Lem  98

    Monday, September 12th 1921
  • H. L. Mencken  139

    Sunday, September 12th 1880
  • Tõnu Õnnepalu  57

    Thursday, September 13th 1962
  • Roald Dahl  103

    Wednesday, September 13th 1916
  • J. B. Priestley  125

    Thursday, September 13th 1894
  • Frances Newman  136

    Thursday, September 13th 1883
  • Sherwood Anderson  143

    Wednesday, September 13th 1876
  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  189

    Monday, September 13th 1830
  • Bernard MacLaverty  77

    Monday, September 14th 1942
  • Kate Millett  85

    Friday, September 14th 1934
  • Ivan Klima  88

    Monday, September 14th 1931
  • Larry Collins  90

    Saturday, September 14th 1929
  • Martin Caidin  92

    Wednesday, September 14th 1927
  • Michel Butor  93

    Tuesday, September 14th 1926
  • Abioseh Nicol  95

    Sunday, September 14th 1924
  • Mario Benedetti  99

    Tuesday, September 14th 1920
  • Hamlin Garland  159

    Friday, September 14th 1860
  • Howard Waldrop  73

    Sunday, September 15th 1946
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro  77

    Tuesday, September 15th 1942
  • Robert McCloskey  105

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares  105

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Betty Neels  109

    Thursday, September 15th 1910
  • Gunnar Ekelof  112

    Sunday, September 15th 1907
  • J. Slauerhoff  121

    Thursday, September 15th 1898
  • Agatha Christie  129

    Monday, September 15th 1890
  • Robert Benchley  130

    Sunday, September 15th 1889
  • Sharat Chandra Chatterji  143

    Friday, September 15th 1876
  • James Fenimore Cooper  230

    Tuesday, September 15th 1789
  • Justin Haythe  46

    Sunday, September 16th 1973
  • Nick Sagan  49

    Wednesday, September 16th 1970
  • Walt Becker  51

    Monday, September 16th 1968
  • Nancy Huston  66

    Wednesday, September 16th 1953
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  69

    Saturday, September 16th 1950
  • James Alan McPherson  76

    Thursday, September 16th 1943
  • Breyten Breytenbach  80

    Saturday, September 16th 1939
  • John Knowles  93

    Thursday, September 16th 1926
  • Laurence J. Peter  100

    Tuesday, September 16th 1919
  • H. A. Rey  121

    Friday, September 16th 1898
  • T. E. Hulme  136

    Sunday, September 16th 1883
  • Wendy Northcutt  56

    Tuesday, September 17th 1963
  • Lawrence Anthony  69
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 17th 1950
  • Ken Kesey  84

    Tuesday, September 17th 1935
  • Robert B. Parker  87

    Saturday, September 17th 1932
  • Frank O'Connor  116

    Thursday, September 17th 1903
  • William Carlos Williams  136

    Monday, September 17th 1883
  • Chris Hedges  63

    Tuesday, September 18th 1956
  • Francis Parker Yockey  102

    Tuesday, September 18th 1917
  • William March  126

    Monday, September 18th 1893
  • Samuel Johnson  310

    Wednesday, September 18th 1709
  • Susan Compo  64

    Monday, September 19th 1955
  • James Lipton  93

    Sunday, September 19th 1926
  • Damon Knight  97

    Tuesday, September 19th 1922
  • William Golding  108

    Tuesday, September 19th 1911
  • Mika Waltari  111

    Saturday, September 19th 1908
  • James Blaylock  69

    Wednesday, September 20th 1950
  • George R. R. Martin  71

    Monday, September 20th 1948
  • Keith Roberts  84

    Friday, September 20th 1935
  • Donald Hall  91

    Thursday, September 20th 1928
  • Geraldine Clinton Little  96

    Thursday, September 20th 1923
  • Stevie Smith  117

    Saturday, September 20th 1902
  • Charles Williams  133

    Monday, September 20th 1886
  • Maxwell Perkins  135

    Saturday, September 20th 1884
  • Upton Sinclair  141

    Friday, September 20th 1878
  • Kate Harrington  188

    Tuesday, September 20th 1831
  • Heather Brewer  46

    Friday, September 21st 1973
  • Ethan Coen  62

    Saturday, September 21st 1957
  • Stephen King  72

    Sunday, September 21st 1947
  • Fannie Flagg  75

    Thursday, September 21st 1944
  • Leonard Cohen  85

    Friday, September 21st 1934
  • H. G. Wells  153

    Friday, September 21st 1866
  • Rosamunde Pilcher  95

    Monday, September 22nd 1924
  • Dannie Abse  96

    Saturday, September 22nd 1923
  • Theodore Hook  231

    Monday, September 22nd 1788
  • John Home  297

    Tuesday, September 22nd 1722
  • Ana Marie Cox  47

    Saturday, September 23rd 1972
  • Peter David  63

    Sunday, September 23rd 1956
  • Anne Desclos - Pauline Réage  112

    Monday, September 23rd 1907
  • Jaroslav Seifert  118

    Monday, September 23rd 1901
  • Emma Orczy  154

    Saturday, September 23rd 1865
  • Mary Church Terrell  156

    Wednesday, September 23rd 1863
  • Szilvia Molnar  35

    Monday, September 24th 1984
  • Shamim Sarif  50

    Wednesday, September 24th 1969
  • Yves Navarre  79

    Tuesday, September 24th 1940
  • John Brunner  85

    Monday, September 24th 1934
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald  123

    Thursday, September 24th 1896
  • A. P. Herbert  129

    Wednesday, September 24th 1890
  • Charles Ferdinand Ramuz  141

    Tuesday, September 24th 1878
  • Horace Walpole  302

    Friday, September 24th 1717
  • William Faulkner  122

    Saturday, September 25th 1897
  • Mark Haddon  57

    Wednesday, September 26th 1962
  • Minette Walters  70

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Jane Smiley  70

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Andrea Dworkin  73

    Thursday, September 26th 1946
  • T. S. Eliot  131

    Wednesday, September 26th 1888
  • Joyce Johnson  84

    Friday, September 27th 1935
  • Jim Thompson  113

    Thursday, September 27th 1906
  • Grazia Deledda  148

    Wednesday, September 27th 1871
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky  85

    Saturday, September 29th 1934
  • Stan Berenstain  96

    Saturday, September 29th 1923
  • Miguel de Cervantes  472
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 29th 1547
  • W. S. Merwin  92

    Friday, September 30th 1927
  • Truman Capote  95

    Tuesday, September 30th 1924
  • Gertrude Atherton  162

    Wednesday, September 30th 1857
  • Ferdinand von Saar  186

    Monday, September 30th 1833
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