Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  54
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  63
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  67
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  70
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  73
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  79
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  80
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  95
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  104
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  201
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  205
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  441
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  65

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  78

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  96

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  142

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  77

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  96

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  100

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  116

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  133

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  50
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  55
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   60
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  62
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  65
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  97
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   100
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  102
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  107
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  116
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  161
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  228
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  416
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  74
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  86
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  131
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  170
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  207
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  47
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  86
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  86
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  89
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  94
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  94
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  109
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  131
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  137
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  139
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  146
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  152
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  194
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  211
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  305
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  56
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  65
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  67
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  72
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  78
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  89
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  92
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  94
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  422
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  487
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  68

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  69

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  90

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  119

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  124

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  136

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  213

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  71

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  86

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  87

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  93

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  94

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  98

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  106

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  121

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  149

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  389

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  67

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  90

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  108

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  117

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  118

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  136

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  142

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  59
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  73
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  74
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  84
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  88
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  99
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  107
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  123
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  123
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  128
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  128
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  142
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  50
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  65
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  70
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  79
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  83
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  89
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  94
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  131
    Children's Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  135
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  140
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  144
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  154
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  161
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  246
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  20
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  50
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  53
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  54
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  59
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  197
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  217
    Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  354
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  55
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  73
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  88
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  94
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  94
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  95
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  105
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  119
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  153
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  157
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  445
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  55
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  62
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  62
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  66
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  66
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  71
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  76
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  82
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  94
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  96
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  101
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  104
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  122
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  135
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  148
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  162
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  176
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  235
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  249
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  280
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  588
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  86
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  100
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  112
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  118
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  125
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  46

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  61

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  61

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  81

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  88

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  90

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  95

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  96

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  157

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  95

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  98

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  135
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  606

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  59

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  76

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  90

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  110

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  117

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  118

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  331

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  622

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  45

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  59

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  69

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  88

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  99

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  111

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  122

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  123

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  130

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  139

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  173

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  67

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  83

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  100

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  112

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  148

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  158

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  56

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  56

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  65

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  71

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  85

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  96

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  100
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  127

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  242

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  419

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  77

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  81
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  136

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  140

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  151

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  43

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  62

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  69

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  69

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  73

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  78

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  84

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  93

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  105

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  121

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  130

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  136

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  148

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  62
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  71

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna - "Father Goose"  74

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  82

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  95

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  99

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  184

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  92

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  106

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  116

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  135

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  140

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  145

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  146

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  61

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  62

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  88

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  91

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  116

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  121

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  143

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  149

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  164
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  68
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  99
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  103
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  104
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  107
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  107
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  114
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  121
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  135
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  206
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  271
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  66
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  68
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  73
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  89
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  91
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  104
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  158
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  176
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  211
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  62
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  76
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  77
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  95
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  97
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  119
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  170
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  208
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  223
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  252
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  56
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  62
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  65
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  67
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  72
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  74
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  82
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  101
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  104
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  109
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  111
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  112
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  113
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  124
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  126
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  135
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  178
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  209
    Poet, Novelist
    Saturday, August 31st 1811
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