Author Birthdays for May

  • Wes Anderson  51
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1969
  • Yasmina Reza  61
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1959
  • Joel Rosenberg  66
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 1st 1954
  • Sergio Infante  73
    Poet
    Thursday, May 1st 1947
  • Bobbie Ann Mason  80
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1940
  • Jacques Languirand  89
    Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, May 1st 1931
  • Terry Southern  96
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1924
  • Joseph Heller  97
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 1st 1923
  • Vladimir Colin  99
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 1st 1921
  • Wilfred Watson  109
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, May 1st 1911
  • Yiannis Ritsos  111
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1909
  • Giovannino Guareschi  112
    Journalist
    Friday, May 1st 1908
  • Sterling Allen Brown  119
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Antal Szerb  119
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Clément Pansaers  135
    Poet
    Friday, May 1st 1885
  • Harry Leon Wilson  153
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1867
  • Marcel Prévost  158
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 1st 1862
  • Laza Lazarević  169
    Short Stories, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 1st 1851
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd  173
    Journalist
    Saturday, May 1st 1847
  • Guido Gezelle  190
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1830
  • José de Alencar  191
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1829
  • James Clarence Mangan  217
    Poet
    Sunday, May 1st 1803
  • Joseph Addison  348
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, May 1st 1672
  • Jean de Joinville  796
    Biographer
    Wednesday, May 1st 1224
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  47
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1973
  • Maury Allen  88
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, May 2nd 1932
  • Jamal Abro  96
    Short Stories
    Friday, May 2nd 1924
  • A. M. Rosenthal  98
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1922
  • Dr. Spock  117
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 2nd 1903
  • E. E. Smith  130
    Novelist
    Friday, May 2nd 1890
  • Gottfried Benn  134
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Sunday, May 2nd 1886
  • Hedda Hopper  135
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 2nd 1885
  • Jurgis Baltrušaitis  147
    Poet
    Friday, May 2nd 1873
  • Clyde Fitch  155
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1865
  • Theodor Herzl  160
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1860
  • Jerome K. Jerome  161
    Novelist
    Monday, May 2nd 1859
  • Novalis  248
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, May 2nd 1772
  • William Inge  107

    Saturday, May 3rd 1913
  • Norman Corwin  110

    Tuesday, May 3rd 1910
  • Niccolo Machiavelli  551

    Monday, May 3rd 1469
  • David Guterson  64

    Friday, May 4th 1956
  • Graham Swift  71

    Wednesday, May 4th 1949
  • Josh Weinstein  54
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 5th 1966
  • Scott Westerfeld  57
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 5th 1963
  • Michael Palin  77
    Screenwriter, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ignacio Ramonet  77
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ervin Lázár  84
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, May 5th 1936
  • Bernard Pivot  85
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 5th 1935
  • Douglas Marland  86
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, May 5th 1934
  • Greg  89
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, May 5th 1931
  • Miklós Radnóti  111
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 5th 1909
  • Charles Exbrayat  114
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 5th 1906
  • James Beard  117
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 5th 1903
  • Christopher Morley  130
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist
    Monday, May 5th 1890
  • Nellie Bly  156
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 5th 1864
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz  174
    Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 5th 1846
  • Soren Kierkegaard  207

    Wednesday, May 5th 1813
  • Jeffery Deaver  70

    Saturday, May 6th 1950
  • Randall Jarrell  106

    Wednesday, May 6th 1914
  • Gaston Leroux  152

    Wednesday, May 6th 1868
  • Sigmund Freud  164

    Tuesday, May 6th 1856
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard  197

    Tuesday, May 6th 1823
  • Peter Carey  77

    Friday, May 7th 1943
  • Angela Carter  80

    Tuesday, May 7th 1940
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  93

    Saturday, May 7th 1927
  • Archibald MacLeish  128

    Saturday, May 7th 1892
  • Robert Browning  208

    Thursday, May 7th 1812
  • Pat Barker  77

    Saturday, May 8th 1943
  • Thomas Pynchon  83

    Saturday, May 8th 1937
  • Gary Snyder  90

    Thursday, May 8th 1930
  • Romain Gary  106

    Friday, May 8th 1914
  • Edmund Wilson  125

    Wednesday, May 8th 1895
  • Augusta Jane Evans  185
    Novelist
    Friday, May 8th 1835
  • Audrey Schulman  57

    Thursday, May 9th 1963
  • Alan Bennett  86

    Wednesday, May 9th 1934
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset  137

    Wednesday, May 9th 1883
  • J. M. Barrie  160

    Wednesday, May 9th 1860
  • John Scalzi  51
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1969
  • Jon Ronson  53
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1967
  • Jonathan Roberts  64
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 10th 1956
  • John Diamond  67
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 10th 1953
  • Thomas Tessier  73
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Caroline B. Cooney  73
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford  87
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1933
  • Ettore Scola  89
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 10th 1931
  • Antonine Maillet  91
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 10th 1929
  • Nayantara Sahgal  93
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 10th 1927
  • Monica Dickens  105
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1915
  • Bel Kaufman  109
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1911
  • Olaf Stapledon  134
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1886
  • Ivan Cankar  144
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1876
  • Upendrakishore Ray  157
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 10th 1863
  • Benito Pérez Galdós  177
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1843
  • Johann Peter Hebel  260
    Short Stories, Poet
    Saturday, May 10th 1760
  • Jean Mairet  416
    Playwright
    Monday, May 10th 1604
  • Dusán Mukics  39
    Journalist
    Monday, May 11th 1981
  • Theresa Burke  64
    Journalist
    Friday, May 11th 1956
  • Mike Lupica  68
    Columnist
    Sunday, May 11th 1952
  • Jeremy Paxman  70
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 11th 1950
  • Rachel Billington  78
    Novelist
    Monday, May 11th 1942
  • Francisco Umbral  88
    Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 11th 1932
  • Stanley Elkin  90
    Novelist, Short Stories, Essayist
    Sunday, May 11th 1930
  • Marco Ferreri  92
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 11th 1928
  • Richard Feynman  102
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 11th 1918
  • Camilo Jose Cela  104
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1916
  • Saadat Hasan Manto  108
    Short Stories
    Saturday, May 11th 1912
  • Rose Ausländer  119
    Poet
    Saturday, May 11th 1901
  • Paulino Masip  121
    Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1899
  • János Batsányi  257
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 11th 1763
  • L. Neil Smith  74
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1946
  • George Carlin  83
    Comedy Writer
    Wednesday, May 12th 1937
  • Andrei Voznesensky  87
    Poet
    Friday, May 12th 1933
  • Marco Denevi  98
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1922
  • Farley Mowat  99
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 12th 1921
  • Albert Murray  104
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1916
  • Howard K. Smith  106
    Journalist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • James Bacon  106
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Bertus Aafjes  106
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Leslie Charteris  113
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1907
  • Benjamin Farjeon  182
    Novelist, Playwright
    Saturday, May 12th 1838
  • Edward Lear  208
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1812
  • Armistead Maupin  76
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 13th 1944
  • Eve Babitz  77
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1943
  • Bruce Chatwin  80
    Novelist, Travel Writer
    Monday, May 13th 1940
  • Roger Zelazny  83
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1937
  • Daphne du Maurier  113
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 13th 1907
  • Arthur Sullivan  178
    Playwright
    Friday, May 13th 1842
  • Alphonse Daudet  180
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 13th 1840
  • Eoin Colfer  55
    Novelist
    Friday, May 14th 1965
  • David Quantick  59
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 14th 1961
  • Christine Brennan  62
    Columnist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1958
  • Rudi Šeligo  85
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 14th 1935
  • Barbara Branden  91
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 14th 1929
  • Herbert W. Franke  93
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 14th 1927
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland  101
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1919
  • Hal Borland  120
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, May 14th 1900
  • Louis Verneuil  127
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 14th 1893
  • Alexander Kaufmann  203
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 14th 1817
  • Lauren Myracle  51

    Thursday, May 15th 1969
  • Paul Zindel  84

    Friday, May 15th 1936
  • Clifton Fadiman  116
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 15th 1904
  • Katherine Anne Porter  130

    Thursday, May 15th 1890
  • Arthur Schnitzler  158

    Thursday, May 15th 1862
  • L. Frank Baum  164

    Thursday, May 15th 1856
  • Eduard von Keyserling  165
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 15th 1855
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu  331
    Poet
    Sunday, May 15th 1689
  • Omar Khayyám  972
    Poet
    Monday, May 15th 1048
  • Adrienne Rich  91

    Thursday, May 16th 1929
  • Louis "Studs" Terkel  108

    Thursday, May 16th 1912
  • Jane Moore  58
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 17th 1962
  • F. Paul Wilson  74

    Friday, May 17th 1946
  • David Cope  79
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 17th 1941
  • Gary Paulsen  81
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 17th 1939
  • Dennis Potter  85

    Friday, May 17th 1935
  • Merle Miller  101
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1919
  • Henri Barbusse  147
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Dorothy Richardson  147
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Jacint Verdaguer  175
    Poet
    Saturday, May 17th 1845
  • Virginie Loveling  184
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 17th 1836
  • Tina Fey  50
    Screenwriter
    Monday, May 18th 1970
  • Nina Björk  53
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 18th 1967
  • Diane Duane  68
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 18th 1952
  • Yi Munyol  72
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 18th 1948
  • W. G. Sebald  76
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 18th 1944
  • Jeanie MacPherson  133
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 18th 1887
  • Bertrand Russell  148
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 18th 1872
  • Francis Bellamy  165
    Novelist
    Friday, May 18th 1855
  • John Wilson  235
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 18th 1785
  • Jodi Picoult  54
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 19th 1966
  • Gregory Poirier  59
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 19th 1961
  • Nora Ephron  79
    Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 19th 1941
  • Ruskin Bond  86
    Novelist, Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 19th 1934
  • Paul Erdman  88
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 19th 1932
  • Lorraine Hansberry  90

    Monday, May 19th 1930
  • Karel van het Reve  99
    Essayist
    Thursday, May 19th 1921
  • Merriam Modell  112
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 19th 1908
  • Anna Brownell Jameson  226
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, May 19th 1794
  • William Michaelian  64
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen  64
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Michel Vastel  80
    Journalist
    Monday, May 20th 1940
  • John Lucarotti  94
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 20th 1926
  • Wolfgang Borchert  99
    Playwright
    Friday, May 20th 1921
  • Gardner Fox  109
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Annie M. G. Schmidt  109
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce  135

    Wednesday, May 20th 1885
  • Sigrid Undset  138

    Saturday, May 20th 1882
  • Hector Malot  190
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 20th 1830
  • Honore de Balzac  221

    Monday, May 20th 1799
  • James Phelan  41

    Monday, May 21st 1979
  • Georgiy Gongadze  51
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 21st 1969
  • Richard Appel  57
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, May 21st 1963
  • Jeffrey Toobin  60
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 21st 1960
  • Elizabeth Buchan  72
    Novelist
    Friday, May 21st 1948
  • Robert Creeley  94

    Friday, May 21st 1926
  • Harold Robbins  104
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 21st 1916
  • Manly Wade Wellman  117
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 21st 1903
  • Suzanne Lilar  119
    Essayist, Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 21st 1901
  • Manuel Pérez y Curis  136
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 21st 1884
  • Alexander Pope  332

    Friday, May 21st 1688
  • Graham Linehan  52
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1968
  • Peter Matthiessen  93
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 22nd 1927
  • Jean-Louis Curtis  103
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 22nd 1917
  • Vance Packard  106
    Journalist
    Friday, May 22nd 1914
  • Hergé  113
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1907
  • Paul Viiding  116
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1904
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  161

    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō  161
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Catulle Mendès  179
    Poet
    Saturday, May 22nd 1841
  • Gérard de Nerval  212
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1808
  • Mitchell Albom  62
    Novelist
    Friday, May 23rd 1958
  • Jane Kenyon  73
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1947
  • Jack McCarthy  81
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 23rd 1939
  • Peter Preston  82
    Journalist
    Monday, May 23rd 1938
  • M. Scott Peck  84
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 23rd 1936
  • Friedrich Achleitner  90
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1930
  • Karlheinz Deschner  96
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, May 23rd 1924
  • James Blish  99
    Novelist
    Monday, May 23rd 1921
  • Robert Bernstein  101
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Friday, May 23rd 1919
  • Celestine Sibley  106
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1914
  • Margaret Wise Brown  110
    Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1910
  • Scott O'Dell  122
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1898
  • Pär Lagerkvist  129
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1891
  • Margaret Fuller  210
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 23rd 1810
  • Giuseppe Parini  291
    Satirist, Poet
    Monday, May 23rd 1729
  • Michael Chabon  57

    Friday, May 24th 1963
  • Walter Moers  63

    Friday, May 24th 1957
  • Bob Dylan  79

    Saturday, May 24th 1941
  • Joseph Brodsky  80

    Friday, May 24th 1940
  • William Trevor  92

    Thursday, May 24th 1928
  • Luc Sante  66

    Tuesday, May 25th 1954
  • Jamaica Kincaid  71
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1949
  • Raymond Carver  82
    Short Stories, Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1938
  • John Gregory Dunne  88
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1932
  • Robert Ludlum  93
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1927
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton  217
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson  217
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan  56
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 26th 1964
  • Alan Hollinghurst  66
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1954
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya  82
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 26th 1938
  • Phyllis Gotlieb  94
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1926
  • Henriette Roosenburg  104
    Journalist
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Moondog  104
    Poet
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Antonia Forest  105
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 26th 1915
  • Pierre Daninos  107
    Humorist
    Monday, May 26th 1913
  • Henry Ephron  108
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 26th 1912
  • Maxwell Bodenheim  128
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, May 26th 1892
  • Edmond de Goncourt  198

    Sunday, May 26th 1822
  • Harlan Ellison  86

    Sunday, May 27th 1934
  • John Barth  90

    Tuesday, May 27th 1930
  • Marijane Meaker  93

    Friday, May 27th 1927
  • Tony Hillerman  95

    Wednesday, May 27th 1925
  • Herman Wouk  105

    Thursday, May 27th 1915
  • John Cheever  108

    Monday, May 27th 1912
  • Dashiell Hammett  126

    Sunday, May 27th 1894
  • Arnold Bennett  153

    Monday, May 27th 1867
  • Barney Rosset  98

    Sunday, May 28th 1922
  • Walker Percy  104

    Sunday, May 28th 1916
  • Patrick White  108

    Tuesday, May 28th 1912
  • Ian Fleming  112

    Thursday, May 28th 1908
  • Andrew Clements  71
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 29th 1949
  • Andre Brink  85
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 29th 1935
  • Paul R. Ehrlich  88
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, May 29th 1932
  • Lars Bo  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 29th 1924
  • Bernard Clavel  97
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1923
  • T.H. White  114
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1906
  • Alfonsina Storni  128
    Poet
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • Max Brand  128
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • G. K. Chesterton  146
    Novelist
    Friday, May 29th 1874
  • Michael Piller  72
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 30th 1948
  • Hal Clement  98
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 30th 1922
  • Pita Amor  102
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1918
  • Joseph Stein  108
    Playwright
    Thursday, May 30th 1912
  • Harry Bernstein  110
    Memoirest
    Monday, May 30th 1910
  • Countee Cullen  117
    Poet
    Saturday, May 30th 1903
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner  121
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 30th 1899
  • Randolph Bourne  134
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 30th 1886
  • Félix Arnaudin  176
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1844
  • Robin Wasserman  42
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 31st 1978
  • John Connolly  52
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1968
  • Lynne Truss  65
    Non-Fiction, Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 31st 1955
  • Bernard Goldberg  75
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 31st 1945
  • Al Young  81
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, May 31st 1939
  • Robie Macauley  101
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 31st 1919
  • George R. Stewart  125
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1895
  • Konstantin Paustovsky  128
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, May 31st 1892
  • Walt Whitman  201
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1819
  • Ludwig Tieck  247
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1773
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