Author Birthdays for September

  • Scott Spencer  72
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • Mustafa Balel  72
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • C. J. Cherryh  75
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 1st 1942
  • Alan Dershowitz  79
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 1st 1938
  • Ron O’Neal  80
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, September 1st 1937
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper  90
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 1st 1927
  • Willem Frederik Hermans  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 1st 1921
  • Liz Carpenter  97
    Journalist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1920
  • Eleanor Hibbert  111
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  118
    Novelist
    Friday, September 1st 1899
  • Blaise Cendrars  130
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, September 1st 1887
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs  142
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1875
  • Innokenty Annensky  162
    Poet
    Saturday, September 1st 1855
  • Daniel Defoe  357
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1660
  • Aimee Osbourne  34
    Columnist
    Friday, September 2nd 1983
  • Chris Kuzneski  48
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 2nd 1969
  • John S. Hall  57
    Poet
    Friday, September 2nd 1960
  • Walt Simonson  71
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 2nd 1946
  • Cleveland Amory  100
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 2nd 1917
  • Andreas Embirikos  116
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1901
  • Joseph Roth  123
    Journalist, Novelist
    Sunday, September 2nd 1894
  • Ion Dragoumis  139
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 2nd 1878
  • Hans Jæger  163
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 2nd 1854
  • Paul Bourget  165
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 2nd 1852
  • Eugene Field  167
    Children’s Literature, Essayist
    Monday, September 2nd 1850
  • Lucretia Peabody Hale  197
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, September 2nd 1820
  • Esteban Echeverría  212
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1805
  • William Somervile  342
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1675
  • Kiran Desai  46
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1971
  • Spike Feresten  53
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 3rd 1964
  • Malcolm Gladwell  54
    Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1963
  • Sergei Dovlatov  76
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1941
  • Eduardo Galeano  77
    Novelist, Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1940
  • Caryl Churchill  79
    Playwright
    Saturday, September 3rd 1938
  • Cherry Wilder  87
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1930
  • Alison Lurie  91
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1926
  • Mort Walker  94
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 3rd 1923
  • Marguerite Higgins  97
    Journalist
    Friday, September 3rd 1920
  • Sally Benson  120
    Screenwriter, Short Stories
    Friday, September 3rd 1897
  • Sarah Orne Jewett  168
    Novelist
    Monday, September 3rd 1849
  • Yanka Dyagileva  51
    Poet
    Sunday, September 4th 1966
  • Ferenc Sánta  90
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, September 4th 1927
  • Forrest Carter  92
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1925
  • Joan Aiken  93
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 4th 1924
  • Per Olof Sundman  95
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1922
  • Syd Hoff  105
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, September 4th 1912
  • Richard Wright  109
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1908
  • Mary Renault  112
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1905
  • Antonin Artaud  121
    Playwright
    Friday, September 4th 1896
  • Juliusz Słowacki  208
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 4th 1809
  • Constantijn Huygens  421
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 4th 1596
  • Richard Marsland  41
    Comedy Writer
    Sunday, September 5th 1976
  • Frederick Kempe  63
    Journalist
    Sunday, September 5th 1954
  • Dario Bellezza  73
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, September 5th 1944
  • Jonathan Kozol  81
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1936
  • Luis Alcoriza  99
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 5th 1918
  • Frank Yerby  101
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1916
  • Nicanor Parra  103
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1914
  • Leila Mackinlay  107
    Novelist
    Monday, September 5th 1910
  • Josué de Castro  109
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1908
  • Arthur Koestler  112
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1905
  • Victorien Sardou  186
    Playwright
    Monday, September 5th 1831
  • Goffredo Mameli  190
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 5th 1827
  • A. K. Tolstoy  200
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, September 5th 1817
  • Robert Fergusson  267
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1750
  • Tommaso Campanella  449
    Non-Fiction, Poet
    Thursday, September 5th 1568
  • China Miéville  45
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1972
  • Christopher Brookmyre  49
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1968
  • Christopher Nolan  52
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1965
  • Alice Sebold  54
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1963
  • Jennifer Egan  55
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1962
  • Raymond Benson  62
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1955
  • Donna Haraway  73
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 6th 1944
  • Dan Cragg  78
    Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1939
  • Robert M. Pirsig  89
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1928
  • Carmen Laforet  96
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1921
  • Julien Green  117
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1900
  • Felix Salten  148
    Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1869
  • William Lane  156
    Journalist
    Friday, September 6th 1861
  • Frances Wright  222
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 6th 1795
  • Diane Farr  44
    Memoirest
    Friday, September 7th 1973
  • Eric Hill  90

    Wednesday, September 7th 1927
  • Edith Sitwell  130

    Wednesday, September 7th 1887
  • Elinor Wylie  132

    Monday, September 7th 1885
  • C. J. Dennis  141

    Thursday, September 7th 1876
  • Aleksandr Kuprin  147

    Wednesday, September 7th 1870
  • Tristan Bernard  151

    Friday, September 7th 1866
  • Angela Rawlings  39
    Poet
    Friday, September 8th 1978
  • Christopher Klim  55
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 8th 1962
  • Terry Tempest Williams  62
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1955
  • Jon Scieszka  63
    Children’s Literature
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Michael Shermer  63
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Ann Beattie  70
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1947
  • Jack Prelutsky  77
    Children’s Literature
    Sunday, September 8th 1940
  • Michael Frayn  84
    Playwright, Novelist
    Friday, September 8th 1933
  • Robert W. Firestone  87
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1930
  • Grace Metalious  93
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1924
  • Rasul Gamzatov  94
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1923
  • Gianni Brera  98
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, September 8th 1919
  • Jane Arbor  114
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 8th 1903
  • Siegfried Sassoon  131
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1886
  • Alfred Jarry  144
    Playwright
    Monday, September 8th 1873
  • Wilhelm Raabe  186
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 8th 1831
  • Frédéric Mistral  187
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1830
  • Clarence Cook  189
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1828
  • Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg  203
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1814
  • Eduard Mörike  213
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1804
  • N. F. S. Grundtvig  234
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1783
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel  250
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1767
  • John Sheffield  370
    Poet
    Sunday, September 8th 1647
  • Ludovico Ariosto  543
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1474
  • Paul Goodman  106

    Saturday, September 9th 1911
  • Cesare Pavese  109

    Wednesday, September 9th 1908
  • Phyllis A. Whitney  114

    Wednesday, September 9th 1903
  • James Hilton  117

    Sunday, September 9th 1900
  • Brassai  118

    Saturday, September 9th 1899
  • Mary Hunter Austin  149

    Wednesday, September 9th 1868
  • Joseph Henry Shorthouse  183

    Tuesday, September 9th 1834
  • Leo Tolstoy  189

    Tuesday, September 9th 1828
  • Zhang Chengzhi  69

    Friday, September 10th 1948
  • Stephen Jay Gould  76

    Wednesday, September 10th 1941
  • Mary Oliver  82

    Tuesday, September 10th 1935
  • Miguel Serrano  100

    Monday, September 10th 1917
  • Cyril Connolly  114

    Thursday, September 10th 1903
  • Georges Bataille  120

    Friday, September 10th 1897
  • Franz Werfel  127

    Wednesday, September 10th 1890
  • H.D.  131

    Friday, September 10th 1886
  • Jeppe Aakjær  151

    Monday, September 10th 1866
  • Hannah Webster Foster  259

    Sunday, September 10th 1758
  • Philip Ardagh  56

    Monday, September 11th 1961
  • Andrew Macdonald  84

    Monday, September 11th 1933
  • Jessica Mitford  100

    Tuesday, September 11th 1917
  • William Thomas Walsh  126

    Friday, September 11th 1891
  • D. H. Lawrence  132

    Friday, September 11th 1885
  • O. Henry  155

    Thursday, September 11th 1862
  • Vjenceslav Novak  158

    Sunday, September 11th 1859
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow  181

    Sunday, September 11th 1836
  • James Frey  48

    Friday, September 12th 1969
  • Jon Clinch  63

    Sunday, September 12th 1954
  • Michael Ondaatje  74

    Sunday, September 12th 1943
  • Stanislaw Lem  96

    Monday, September 12th 1921
  • H. L. Mencken  137

    Sunday, September 12th 1880
  • Tõnu Õnnepalu  55

    Thursday, September 13th 1962
  • Roald Dahl  101

    Wednesday, September 13th 1916
  • J. B. Priestley  123

    Thursday, September 13th 1894
  • Frances Newman  134

    Thursday, September 13th 1883
  • Sherwood Anderson  141

    Wednesday, September 13th 1876
  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  187

    Monday, September 13th 1830
  • Bernard MacLaverty  75

    Monday, September 14th 1942
  • Kate Millett  83

    Friday, September 14th 1934
  • Ivan Klima  86

    Monday, September 14th 1931
  • Larry Collins  88

    Saturday, September 14th 1929
  • Martin Caidin  90

    Wednesday, September 14th 1927
  • Michel Butor  91

    Tuesday, September 14th 1926
  • Abioseh Nicol  93

    Sunday, September 14th 1924
  • Mario Benedetti  97

    Tuesday, September 14th 1920
  • Hamlin Garland  157

    Friday, September 14th 1860
  • Howard Waldrop  71

    Sunday, September 15th 1946
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro  75

    Tuesday, September 15th 1942
  • Robert McCloskey  103

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares  103

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Betty Neels  107

    Thursday, September 15th 1910
  • Gunnar Ekelof  110

    Sunday, September 15th 1907
  • J. Slauerhoff  119

    Thursday, September 15th 1898
  • Agatha Christie  127

    Monday, September 15th 1890
  • Robert Benchley  128

    Sunday, September 15th 1889
  • Sharat Chandra Chatterji  141

    Friday, September 15th 1876
  • James Fenimore Cooper  228

    Tuesday, September 15th 1789
  • Justin Haythe  44

    Sunday, September 16th 1973
  • Nick Sagan  47

    Wednesday, September 16th 1970
  • Walt Becker  49

    Monday, September 16th 1968
  • Nancy Huston  64

    Wednesday, September 16th 1953
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  67

    Saturday, September 16th 1950
  • James Alan McPherson  74

    Thursday, September 16th 1943
  • Breyten Breytenbach  78

    Saturday, September 16th 1939
  • John Knowles  91

    Thursday, September 16th 1926
  • Laurence J. Peter  98

    Tuesday, September 16th 1919
  • H. A. Rey  119

    Friday, September 16th 1898
  • T. E. Hulme  134

    Sunday, September 16th 1883
  • Wendy Northcutt  54

    Tuesday, September 17th 1963
  • Lawrence Anthony  67
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 17th 1950
  • Ken Kesey  82

    Tuesday, September 17th 1935
  • Robert B. Parker  85

    Saturday, September 17th 1932
  • Frank O’Connor  114

    Thursday, September 17th 1903
  • William Carlos Williams  134

    Monday, September 17th 1883
  • Chris Hedges  61

    Tuesday, September 18th 1956
  • Francis Parker Yockey  100

    Tuesday, September 18th 1917
  • William March  124

    Monday, September 18th 1893
  • Samuel Johnson  308

    Wednesday, September 18th 1709
  • Susan Compo  62

    Monday, September 19th 1955
  • James Lipton  91

    Sunday, September 19th 1926
  • Damon Knight  95

    Tuesday, September 19th 1922
  • William Golding  106

    Tuesday, September 19th 1911
  • Mika Waltari  109

    Saturday, September 19th 1908
  • James Blaylock  67

    Wednesday, September 20th 1950
  • George R. R. Martin  69

    Monday, September 20th 1948
  • Keith Roberts  82

    Friday, September 20th 1935
  • Donald Hall  89

    Thursday, September 20th 1928
  • Geraldine Clinton Little  94

    Thursday, September 20th 1923
  • Stevie Smith  115

    Saturday, September 20th 1902
  • Charles Williams  131

    Monday, September 20th 1886
  • Maxwell Perkins  133

    Saturday, September 20th 1884
  • Upton Sinclair  139

    Friday, September 20th 1878
  • Kate Harrington  186

    Tuesday, September 20th 1831
  • Heather Brewer  44

    Friday, September 21st 1973
  • Ethan Coen  60

    Saturday, September 21st 1957
  • Stephen King  70

    Sunday, September 21st 1947
  • Fannie Flagg  73

    Thursday, September 21st 1944
  • Leonard Cohen  83

    Friday, September 21st 1934
  • H. G. Wells  151

    Friday, September 21st 1866
  • Rosamunde Pilcher  93

    Monday, September 22nd 1924
  • Dannie Abse  94

    Saturday, September 22nd 1923
  • Theodore Hook  229

    Monday, September 22nd 1788
  • John Home  295

    Tuesday, September 22nd 1722
  • Ana Marie Cox  45

    Saturday, September 23rd 1972
  • Peter David  61

    Sunday, September 23rd 1956
  • Anne Desclos – Pauline Réage  110

    Monday, September 23rd 1907
  • Jaroslav Seifert  116

    Monday, September 23rd 1901
  • Emma Orczy  152

    Saturday, September 23rd 1865
  • Mary Church Terrell  154

    Wednesday, September 23rd 1863
  • Szilvia Molnar  33

    Monday, September 24th 1984
  • Shamim Sarif  48

    Wednesday, September 24th 1969
  • Yves Navarre  77

    Tuesday, September 24th 1940
  • John Brunner  83

    Monday, September 24th 1934
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald  121

    Thursday, September 24th 1896
  • A. P. Herbert  127

    Wednesday, September 24th 1890
  • Charles Ferdinand Ramuz  139

    Tuesday, September 24th 1878
  • Horace Walpole  300

    Friday, September 24th 1717
  • William Faulkner  120

    Saturday, September 25th 1897
  • Mark Haddon  55

    Wednesday, September 26th 1962
  • Minette Walters  68

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Jane Smiley  68

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Andrea Dworkin  71

    Thursday, September 26th 1946
  • T. S. Eliot  129

    Wednesday, September 26th 1888
  • Joyce Johnson  82

    Friday, September 27th 1935
  • Jim Thompson  111

    Thursday, September 27th 1906
  • Grazia Deledda  146

    Wednesday, September 27th 1871
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky  83

    Saturday, September 29th 1934
  • Stan Berenstain  94

    Saturday, September 29th 1923
  • Miguel de Cervantes  470
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 29th 1547
  • W. S. Merwin  90

    Friday, September 30th 1927
  • Truman Capote  93

    Tuesday, September 30th 1924
  • Gertrude Atherton  160

    Wednesday, September 30th 1857
  • Ferdinand von Saar  184

    Monday, September 30th 1833

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