Author Birthdays for July

  • Jean Stafford  105

    Thursday, July 1st 1915
  • James M. Cain  128

    Friday, July 1st 1892
  • George Sand  216

    Sunday, July 1st 1804
  • Wislawa Szymborska  97

    Monday, July 2nd 1923
  • Hermann Hesse  143

    Monday, July 2nd 1877
  • William Le Queux  156

    Saturday, July 2nd 1864
  • Dave Barry  73

    Thursday, July 3rd 1947
  • Tom Stoppard  83

    Saturday, July 3rd 1937
  • M.F.K. Fisher  112

    Friday, July 3rd 1908
  • Franz Kafka  137

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1883
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman  160

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1860
  • Richard Rhodes  83

    Sunday, July 4th 1937
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne  216

    Wednesday, July 4th 1804
  • Craig Nova  75

    Thursday, July 5th 1945
  • Jean Cocteau  131
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, July 5th 1889
  • Kathryn Hulme  120

    Friday, July 6th 1900
  • Robert Heinlein  113

    Sunday, July 7th 1907
  • J.F. Powers  103

    Sunday, July 8th 1917
  • Richard Aldington  128

    Friday, July 8th 1892
  • Dean Koontz  75

    Monday, July 9th 1945
  • Oliver Sacks  87

    Sunday, July 9th 1933
  • Fanny Fern  109

    Sunday, July 9th 1911
  • Alice Munro  89

    Friday, July 10th 1931
  • John Wyndham  117

    Friday, July 10th 1903
  • Marcel Proust  149
    Novelist
    Monday, July 10th 1871
  • Harold Bloom  90

    Friday, July 11th 1930
  • E. B. White  121

    Tuesday, July 11th 1899
  • Donald E. Westlake  87

    Wednesday, July 12th 1933
  • Pablo Neruda  116

    Tuesday, July 12th 1904
  • Henry David Thoreau  203

    Saturday, July 12th 1817
  • Woody Guthrie  108

    Sunday, July 14th 1912
  • Richard Pini   70
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 15th 1950
  • Richard Russo  71
    Novelist
    Friday, July 15th 1949
  • Iris Murdoch  101
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 15th 1919
  • Linda Salzman  80

    Tuesday, July 16th 1940
  • Caroline Blackwood  89

    Thursday, July 16th 1931
  • Anita Brookner  92

    Monday, July 16th 1928
  • J. Michael Straczynski  66

    Saturday, July 17th 1954
  • James Purdy  97

    Tuesday, July 17th 1923
  • Christina Stead  118

    Thursday, July 17th 1902
  • Jared Hess  41
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1979
  • Alfian Sa'at  43
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, July 18th 1977
  • Alan Morrison  46
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1974
  • M.J. Alexander  59
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 18th 1961
  • Hunter S. Thompson  81
    Journalist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1939
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko  87
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1933
  • Margaret Laurence  94
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Robert Sloman  94
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Clifford Odets  114
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1906
  • Jessamyn West  118
    Novelist
    Friday, July 18th 1902
  • Nathalie Sarraute  120
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 18th 1900
  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe  170
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1850
  • Tristan Corbière  175
    Poet
    Friday, July 18th 1845
  • William Makepeace Thackeray  209
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 18th 1811
  • Garth Nix  57
    Novelist
    Friday, July 19th 1963
  • Aya Kitō  58
    Memoirist
    Thursday, July 19th 1962
  • Srđa Trifković  66
    Journalist
    Monday, July 19th 1954
  • Jayne Anne Phillips  68
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 19th 1952
  • Jayson Stark  69
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 19th 1951
  • Joseph Hansen  97
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • William A. Rusher  97
    Columnist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • Miltos Sachtouris  101
    Poet
    Saturday, July 19th 1919
  • Eve Merriam  104
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1916
  • A. J. Cronin  124
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 19th 1896
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky  127
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1893
  • Ferdinand Brunetière  171
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 19th 1849
  • Gottfried Keller  201
    Novelist
    Monday, July 19th 1819
  • Heinrich Christian Boie  276
    Poet
    Sunday, July 19th 1744
  • Dan Shaughnessy  67
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Thomas Friedman  67
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Adrian Păunescu  77
    Poet, Journalist
    Tuesday, July 20th 1943
  • Periklis Korovesis  79
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1941
  • Uwe Johnson  86
    Novelist
    Friday, July 20th 1934
  • Cormac McCarthy  87
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 20th 1933
  • Giannis Agouris  90
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1930
  • Frantz Fanon  95
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 20th 1925
  • Thomas Berger  96
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 20th 1924
  • Stanisław Albinowski  97
    Journalist
    Friday, July 20th 1923
  • George Johnston  108
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, July 20th 1912
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt  156
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 20th 1864
  • Sir George Trevelyan  182
    Biographer
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Augustin Daly  182
    Playwright
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Petrarch  716
    Poet
    Sunday, July 20th 1304
  • Sarah Waters  54
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 21st 1966
  • Michael Connelly  64
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 21st 1956
  • Ed Hinton  72
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 21st 1948
  • William S. Burroughs, Jr.  73
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1947
  • Tess Gallagher  77
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 21st 1943
  • John Gardner  87
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1933
  • Marshall McLuhan  109
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 21st 1911
  • Ernest Hemingway  121
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1899
  • Hart Crane  126
    Poet
    Saturday, July 21st 1894
  • Hans Fallada  127
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1893
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes  135
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 21st 1885
  • Paul Reuter  204
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 21st 1816
  • Matthew Prior  356
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1664
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.  56
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1964
  • Paul Quarrington  67
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1953
  • S. E. Hinton  72
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1948
  • Paul Schrader  74
    Screenwriter
    Monday, July 22nd 1946
  • Tom Robbins  84
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1936
  • Bryan Forbes  94
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 22nd 1926
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah  105
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1915
  • Wayne Robbins  106
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Ormond Robbins  106
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Stephen Vincent Benet  122
    Poet, Short Stories, Novelist
    Friday, July 22nd 1898
  • León de Greiff  125
    Poet
    Monday, July 22nd 1895
  • Janusz Korczak  142
    Children's Literature
    Monday, July 22nd 1878
  • Frederick Rolfe - Baron Corvo  160
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 22nd 1860
  • Emma Lazarus  171
    Poet
    Sunday, July 22nd 1849
  • Mikhail Shcherbatov  287
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1733
  • Joel Stein  49
    Journalist
    Friday, July 23rd 1971
  • Thea Dorn  50
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 23rd 1970
  • Gardner Dozois  73
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1947
  • Lisa Alther  76
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 23rd 1944
  • Claude Fournier  89
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Guy Fournier  89
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.  92
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1928
  • Gérard Brach  93
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, July 23rd 1927
  • Gavin Lambert  96
    Screenwriter, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1924
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth  97
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1923
  • Davis Grubb  101
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1919
  • M. H. Abrams  108
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, July 23rd 1912
  • Raymond Chandler  132
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1888
  • Mark Andrew Smith  41
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, July 24th 1979
  • John Rosengren  56
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1964
  • Colleen Doran  57
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, July 24th 1963
  • Marc Jampole  70
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Arliss Ryan  70
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Geoff McQueen  73
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 24th 1947
  • Alfred Balk  90
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 24th 1930
  • Madeleine Ferron  98
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1922
  • John D. MacDonald  104
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1916
  • Robert Graves  125
    Poet, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1895
  • Jun'ichirō Tanizaki  134
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1886
  • Edward Plunkett  142
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 24th 1878
  • Oswald Chambers  146
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1874
  • E. F. Benson  153
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Vicente Acosta  153
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Frank Wedekind  156
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1864
  • Henrik Pontoppidan  163
    Novelist
    Friday, July 24th 1857
  • William Gillette  167
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1853
  • Alexandre Dumas  218
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1802
  • Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan  44
    Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1976
  • Claude Zidi  86
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 25th 1934
  • Alice Parizeau  90
    Novelist, Journalist
    Friday, July 25th 1930
  • Midge Decter  93
    Journalist
    Monday, July 25th 1927
  • Maria Gripe  97
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 25th 1923
  • Elias Canetti  115
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford  115
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Max Dauthendey  153
    Poet
    Thursday, July 25th 1867
  • Pieter Langendijk  337
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1683
  • Rick Bragg  61
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 26th 1959
  • Hart Hanson  63
    Screenwriter
    Friday, July 26th 1957
  • Bernice Rubens  92
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ibn-e-Safi  92
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ana Maria Matute  94
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1926
  • Jan Berenstain  97
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 26th 1923
  • Jean Shepherd  99
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, July 26th 1921
  • Paul Gallico  123
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1897
  • Aldous Huxley  126
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1894
  • André Maurois  135
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 26th 1885
  • Antonio Machado  145
    Poet
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • Carl Jung  145
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • George Bernard Shaw  164
    Playwright
    Saturday, July 26th 1856
  • Cat Bauer  65

    Wednesday, July 27th 1955
  • Kathleen Norris  73

    Sunday, July 27th 1947
  • Bharati Mukherjee  80

    Saturday, July 27th 1940
  • Jack Higgins  91

    Saturday, July 27th 1929
  • Elizabeth Hardwick  104

    Thursday, July 27th 1916
  • Rayner Heppenstall  109

    Thursday, July 27th 1911
  • Julien Gracq  110

    Wednesday, July 27th 1910
  • Joseph Mitchell  112

    Monday, July 27th 1908
  • Hilaire Belloc  150

    Wednesday, July 27th 1870
  • Vladimir Korolenko  167

    Wednesday, July 27th 1853
  • Giosuè Carducci  185

    Monday, July 27th 1835
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils  196
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 27th 1824
  • James Piotr Montague  41
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1979
  • William T. Vollman  61
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 28th 1959
  • Sarah Schulman  62
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, July 28th 1958
  • John Feinstein  64
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1956
  • Randall Wallace  71
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 28th 1949
  • Fahmida Riaz  74
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1946
  • Jim Davis  75
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 28th 1945
  • Tonia Marketaki  78
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 28th 1942
  • Francis Veber  83
    Screenwriter, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 28th 1937
  • Natalie Babbitt  88
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 28th 1932
  • Jean Roba  90
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, July 28th 1930
  • John Ashbery  93
    Poet
    Thursday, July 28th 1927
  • Malcolm Lowry  111
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, July 28th 1909
  • Beatrix Potter  154
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, July 28th 1866
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins  176
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1844
  • Fabre d'Églantine  270
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 28th 1750
  • Chang-Rae Lee  55

    Thursday, July 29th 1965
  • Dean Pitchford  69

    Sunday, July 29th 1951
  • Harry Mulisch  93
    Novelist
    Friday, July 29th 1927
  • Edwin O'Connor  102

    Monday, July 29th 1918
  • Chester B. Himes  111

    Thursday, July 29th 1909
  • Stanley Kunitz  115

    Saturday, July 29th 1905
  • Eyvind Johnson  120

    Sunday, July 29th 1900
  • Don Marquis  142

    Monday, July 29th 1878
  • Eric Alfred Knudsen  148

    Monday, July 29th 1872
  • Booth Tarkington  151

    Thursday, July 29th 1869
  • Cherie Priest  45

    Wednesday, July 30th 1975
  • Kate Phillips  54

    Saturday, July 30th 1966
  • Patrick Modiano  75

    Monday, July 30th 1945
  • Alexander Trocchi  95

    Thursday, July 30th 1925
  • Willian Gass  96

    Wednesday, July 30th 1924
  • Emily Bronte  202

    Thursday, July 30th 1818
  • Samuel Rogers  257

    Saturday, July 30th 1763
  • Ahmad Akbarpour  50
    Novelist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • Dave Wedge  50
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • J. K. Rowling  55
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1965
  • Andrew Marr  61
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1959
  • João Barreiros  68
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1952
  • Steve Miller  70
    Short Stories
    Monday, July 31st 1950
  • Jonathan Dimbleby  76
    Journalist, Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 31st 1944
  • Yvon Deschamps  85
    Humorist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1935
  • Cees Nooteboom  87
    Novelist
    Monday, July 31st 1933
  • Lynne Reid Banks  91
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 31st 1929
  • Gilles Carle  92
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 31st 1928
  • Primo Levi  101
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1919
  • Irv Kupcinet  108
    Columnist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1912
  • Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn  111
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Saturday, July 31st 1909
  • Brett Halliday  116
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 31st 1904
  • Premchand  140
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1880
  • Peter Rosegger  177
    Poet
    Monday, July 31st 1843
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