Author Birthdays for June

  • Khawar Rizvi  83
    Poet
    Wednesday, June 1st 1938
  • Colleen McCullough  84
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 1st 1937
  • Bill Deedes  108
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 1st 1913
  • John Van Druten  120
    Playwright
    Saturday, June 1st 1901
  • Charles Kay Ogden  132
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, June 1st 1889
  • John Masefield  143
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Saturday, June 1st 1878
  • Ferdinand Raimund  231
    Playwright
    Tuesday, June 1st 1790
  • Dante Alighieri  756
    Poet
    Monday, June 1st 1265
  • Carol Shields  86

    Sunday, June 2nd 1935
  • Lester del Rey  106

    Wednesday, June 2nd 1915
  • Barbara Rym  108

    Monday, June 2nd 1913
  • Karl Adolph Gjellerup  164
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, June 2nd 1857
  • Thomas Hardy  181

    Tuesday, June 2nd 1840
  • Marquis de Sade  281

    Thursday, June 2nd 1740
  • Larry McMurtry  85

    Wednesday, June 3rd 1936
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley  91

    Tuesday, June 3rd 1930
  • Allen Ginsberg  95

    Thursday, June 3rd 1926
  • Buddy Wakefield  47
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1974
  • Joe Hill  49
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 4th 1972
  • John Hockenberry  65
    Journalist
    Monday, June 4th 1956
  • Val McDermid  66
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1955
  • Wendy Pini  70
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, June 4th 1951
  • Kenneth G. Ross  80
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, June 4th 1941
  • Robert Fulghum  84
    Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, June 4th 1937
  • Maurice Shadbolt  89
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 4th 1932
  • Ruth Westheimer  93
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, June 4th 1928
  • Elizabeth Jolley  98
    Novelist
    Monday, June 4th 1923
  • Jacques Roumain  114
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Patience Strong  114
    Poet
    Tuesday, June 4th 1907
  • Mabel Lucie Attwell  142
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, June 4th 1879
  • Apollon Maykov  200
    Poet
    Monday, June 4th 1821
  • Ken Follett  72

    Sunday, June 5th 1949
  • Margaret Drabble  82

    Monday, June 5th 1939
  • Alfred Kazin  106

    Saturday, June 5th 1915
  • Federico Garcia Lorca  123

    Sunday, June 5th 1898
  • Geraldine McCaughrean  70
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 6th 1951
  • Stephen Dixon  85

    Saturday, June 6th 1936
  • Harry Crews  86

    Thursday, June 6th 1935
  • Maxine Kumine  96

    Saturday, June 6th 1925
  • Thomas Mann  146

    Sunday, June 6th 1875
  • Alexander Pushkin  222

    Thursday, June 6th 1799
  • Louise Erdrich  67

    Monday, June 7th 1954
  • Orhan Pamuk  69

    Saturday, June 7th 1952
  • Elizabeth Bowen  122

    Wednesday, June 7th 1899
  • Sara Paretsky  74

    Sunday, June 8th 1947
  • John W. Campbell  111

    Wednesday, June 8th 1910
  • David Koepp  58
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, June 9th 1963
  • Aaron Sorkin  60
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1961
  • Patricia Cornwell  65
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 9th 1956
  • Gregory Maguire  67
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1954
  • Deyda Hydara  75
    Journalist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • James Kelman  75
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 9th 1946
  • Joe Haldeman  78
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 9th 1943
  • Charles Webb  82
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1939
  • Keith Laumer  96
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 9th 1925
  • George Axelrod  99
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • John Gillespie Magee, Jr.  99
    Poet
    Friday, June 9th 1922
  • Jurij Brězan  105
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1916
  • Bertha von Suttner  178
    Novelist
    Friday, June 9th 1843
  • Maurice Sendak  93
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, June 10th 1928
  • Saul Bellow  106

    Thursday, June 10th 1915
  • Athol Fugard  89

    Saturday, June 11th 1932
  • William Styron  96

    Thursday, June 11th 1925
  • Sonia Manzano  71

    Monday, June 12th 1950
  • Anne Frank  92

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Brigid Brophy  92

    Wednesday, June 12th 1929
  • Djuna Barnes  129
    Novelist
    Sunday, June 12th 1892
  • Audrey Niffenegger  58

    Thursday, June 13th 1963
  • Maurice G. Dantec  62

    Saturday, June 13th 1959
  • Whitley Strieber  76

    Wednesday, June 13th 1945
  • Dorothy L. Sayers  128

    Tuesday, June 13th 1893
  • William Butler Yeats  156

    Tuesday, June 13th 1865
  • John Edgar Wideman  80

    Saturday, June 14th 1941
  • Jerzy Kosinski  88

    Wednesday, June 14th 1933
  • Yasunari Kawabata  122

    Wednesday, June 14th 1899
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe  210

    Friday, June 14th 1811
  • Chris Morris  59
    Satirist, Screenwriter
    Friday, June 15th 1962
  • Ana Castillo  68

    Monday, June 15th 1953
  • Amy Clampitt  101

    Tuesday, June 15th 1920
  • Joyce Carol Oates  83

    Thursday, June 16th 1938
  • Ron Padgett  79

    Wednesday, June 17th 1942
  • John Hersey  107

    Wednesday, June 17th 1914
  • Richard Powers  64

    Tuesday, June 18th 1957
  • Amy Bloom  68

    Thursday, June 18th 1953
  • Chris Van Allsburg  72

    Saturday, June 18th 1949
  • Gail Godwin  84

    Friday, June 18th 1937
  • Salman Rushdie  74

    Thursday, June 19th 1947
  • Tobias Wolff  76

    Tuesday, June 19th 1945
  • E. Lynn Harris  66

    Monday, June 20th 1955
  • Vikram Seth  69

    Friday, June 20th 1952
  • Lillian Hellman  116

    Tuesday, June 20th 1905
  • Ian McEwan  73

    Monday, June 21st 1948
  • Francoise Sagan  86

    Friday, June 21st 1935
  • Mary McCarthy  109

    Friday, June 21st 1912
  • Jean-Paul Sartre  116

    Wednesday, June 21st 1905
  • Dan Brown  57

    Monday, June 22nd 1964
  • Joanna Scott  61

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1960
  • Octavia Butler  74

    Sunday, June 22nd 1947
  • Erich Maria Remarque  123

    Wednesday, June 22nd 1898
  • Julian Hawthorne  175

    Monday, June 22nd 1846
  • David Leavitt  60

    Friday, June 23rd 1961
  • Alexandru Odobescu  187

    Monday, June 23rd 1834
  • Lawrence Block  83

    Friday, June 24th 1938
  • Anita Desai  84

    Thursday, June 24th 1937
  • Ambrose Bierce  179

    Friday, June 24th 1842
  • Rebecca Harding Davis  190

    Friday, June 24th 1831
  • Nicholas Mosley  98

    Monday, June 25th 1923
  • George Orwell  118

    Thursday, June 25th 1903
  • Moses Hadas  121

    Monday, June 25th 1900
  • Robert Erskine Childers  151

    Saturday, June 25th 1870
  • J. J. Abrams  55
    Screenwriter
    Monday, June 27th 1966
  • Dan Jurgens  62
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, June 27th 1959
  • Anita Diamant  70
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1951
  • James P. Hogan  80
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1941
  • Ivan Doig  82
    Novelist
    Tuesday, June 27th 1939
  • Kirkpatrick Sale  84
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, June 27th 1937
  • Lucille Clifton  85
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Saturday, June 27th 1936
  • Frank O'Hara  95
    Poet
    Sunday, June 27th 1926
  • Robert Aickman  107
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1914
  • João Guimarães Rosa  113
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 27th 1908
  • Catherine Cookson  115
    Novelist
    Wednesday, June 27th 1906
  • Lafcadio Hearn  171
    Journalist
    Thursday, June 27th 1850
  • Louise von François  204
    Novelist
    Friday, June 27th 1817
  • Mark Helprin  74

    Saturday, June 28th 1947
  • Eric Ambler  112

    Monday, June 28th 1909
  • Floyd Dell  134

    Tuesday, June 28th 1887
  • Luigi Pirandello  154

    Friday, June 28th 1867
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery  121

    Friday, June 29th 1900
  • Czeslaw Milosz  110

    Friday, June 30th 1911
  • William Hamilton Maxwell  229
    Novelist
    Saturday, June 30th 1792
  • John Gay  336

    Saturday, June 30th 1685
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    1. Jessica Maciag says:

      Thank you for compiling such an extraordinarily comprehensive site. I work at a library and I only wished I’d found you before. Thanks again!

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