Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  55
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  64
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  68
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  71
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  74
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  80
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  81
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  96
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  105
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  202
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  206
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  442
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  66

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  79

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  97

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  143

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  78

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  97

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  101

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  117

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  134

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  51
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  56
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   61
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  63
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  66
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  98
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   101
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  103
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  108
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  117
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  162
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  229
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  417
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  75
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  87
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  132
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  171
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  208
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  48
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  87
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  87
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  90
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  95
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  95
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  110
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  132
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  138
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  140
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  147
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  153
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  195
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  212
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  306
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  57
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  66
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  68
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  73
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  79
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  90
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  93
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  95
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  423
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  488
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  69

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  70

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  91

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  120

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  125

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  137

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  214

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  72

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  87

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  88

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  94

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  95

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  99

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  107

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  122

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  150

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  390

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  68

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  91

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  109

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  118

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  119

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  137

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  143

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  60
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  74
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  75
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  85
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  89
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  108
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  124
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  124
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  129
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  129
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  143
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  51
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  66
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  71
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  80
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  84
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  90
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  95
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  132
    Children's Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  136
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  141
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  145
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  155
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  162
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  247
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  21
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  51
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  54
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  55
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  60
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  198
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  218
    Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  355
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  56
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  74
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  89
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  95
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  95
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  96
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  106
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  120
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  154
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  158
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  446
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  56
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  63
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  63
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  67
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  67
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  72
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  77
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  83
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  95
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  97
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  102
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  105
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  123
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  136
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  149
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  163
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  177
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  236
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  250
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  281
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  589
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  87
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  101
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  113
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  119
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  126
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  47

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  62

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  62

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  82

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  89

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  91

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  96

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  97

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  158

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  96

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  99

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  136
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  607

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  60

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  77

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  91

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  111

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  118

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  119

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  332

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  623

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  46

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  60

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  70

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  89

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  100

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  112

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  123

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  124

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  131

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  140

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  174

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  68

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  84

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  101

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  113

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  149

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  159

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  57

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  57

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  66

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  72

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  86

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  97

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  101
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  128

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  243

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  420

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  78

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  82
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  137

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  141

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  152

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  44

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  63

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  70

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  70

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  74

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  79

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  85

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  94

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  106

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  122

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  131

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  137

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  149

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  63
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  72

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna - "Father Goose"  75

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  83

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  96

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  100

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  185

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  93

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  107

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  117

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  136

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  141

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  146

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  147

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  62

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  63

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  89

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  92

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  117

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  122

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  144

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  150

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  165
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  69
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  97
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  100
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  104
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  105
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  108
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  108
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  115
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  122
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  136
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  207
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  272
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  67
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  69
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  74
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  90
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  92
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  105
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  159
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  177
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  212
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  63
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  77
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  78
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  96
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  98
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  120
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  171
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  209
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  224
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  253
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  57
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  63
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  66
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  68
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  73
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  75
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  83
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  102
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  105
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  110
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  112
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  113
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  114
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  125
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  127
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  136
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  179
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  210
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, August 31st 1811
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    2 Comments to Author Birthdays for August

    1. Linda DeLia says:

      Your work is fabulous! My friend and I are creating a Booklovers’ Calendar for 2012, and I’m using your sites for a last check for some of the dates for which we didn’t have our own authors (I was an English professor, though we are including popular authors as well as more classical ones.) Great sites!

    2. aparna sharma says:

      thankful 2 u!
      such a fabulous work

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