Author Birthdays for August

  • James St. James  58
    Novelist
    Monday, August 1st 1966
  • Madison Smartt Bell  67
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 1st 1957
  • Howard Kurtz  71
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 1st 1953
  • Jim Carroll  74
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1950
  • Mark Alan Stamaty  77
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 1st 1947
  • Étienne Roda-Gil  83
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 1st 1941
  • Ram Loevy  84
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 1st 1940
  • Ernst Jandl  99
    Poet
    Saturday, August 1st 1925
  • Anne Hébert  108
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, August 1st 1916
  • Herman Melville  205
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 1st 1819
  • Richard Henry Dana Jr.  209
    Novelist
    Tuesday, August 1st 1815
  • Luis Vélez de Guevara  445
    Playwright, Novelist
    Wednesday, August 1st 1579
  • Caleb Carr  69

    Tuesday, August 2nd 1955
  • Isabel Allende  82

    Sunday, August 2nd 1942
  • James Baldwin  100

    Saturday, August 2nd 1924
  • Aino Kallas  146

    Friday, August 2nd 1878
  • Steven Millhauser  81

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1943
  • Leon Uris  100

    Sunday, August 3rd 1924
  • P. D. James  104

    Tuesday, August 3rd 1920
  • Clifford D. Simak  120

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1904
  • Rupert Brooke  137

    Wednesday, August 3rd 1887
  • John August  54
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 4th 1970
  • Dennis Lehane  59
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1965
  • Tim Winton   64
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1960
  • Allison Hedge Coke  66
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1958
  • Billy Bob Thornton  69
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 4th 1955
  • Mushtaq Ahmad Yusufi  101
    Humorist
    Saturday, August 4th 1923
  • Helen Thomas   104
    Journalist, Columnist
    Wednesday, August 4th 1920
  • Iceberg Slim  106
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 4th 1918
  • Robert Hayden  111
    Poet
    Monday, August 4th 1913
  • Witold Gombrowicz  120
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 4th 1904
  • Knut Hamsun  165
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 4th 1859
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley  232
    Poet
    Saturday, August 4th 1792
  • François Hédelin  420
    Playwright
    Wednesday, August 4th 1604
  • Ron Silliman  78
    Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1946
  • Wendell Berry  90
    Novelist, Poet
    Sunday, August 5th 1934
  • Conrad Potter Aiken  135
    Novelist, Poet
    Monday, August 5th 1889
  • Guy de Maupassant  174
    Short Stories
    Monday, August 5th 1850
  • Ivar Aasen  211
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 5th 1813
  • Karenna Gore Schiff  51
    Journalist
    Monday, August 6th 1973
  • Diane di Prima  90
    Poet
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Piers Anthony  90
    Novelist
    Monday, August 6th 1934
  • Chalmers Johnson  93
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1931
  • Elisabeth Beresford  98
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Norman Wexler  98
    Screenwriter
    Friday, August 6th 1926
  • Constance Heaven  113
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1911
  • John Middleton Murry  135
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1889
  • Scott Nearing  141
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, August 6th 1883
  • Louella Parsons  143
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 6th 1881
  • Charles Fort  150
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, August 6th 1874
  • Paul Claudel  156
    Poet, Playwright
    Thursday, August 6th 1868
  • Thomas Alexander Browne  198
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 6th 1826
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson  215
    Poet
    Sunday, August 6th 1809
  • Luc de Clapiers  309
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 6th 1715
  • John Birmingham  60
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1964
  • Vladimir Sorokin  69
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 7th 1955
  • Anne Fadiman  71
    Novelist
    Friday, August 7th 1953
  • Marty Appel  76
    Biographer
    Saturday, August 7th 1948
  • Garrison Keillor  82
    Humorist
    Friday, August 7th 1942
  • Charles E. Rice  93
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 7th 1931
  • Romeo Muller  96
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 7th 1928
  • Sue Kaufman  98
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 7th 1926
  • Georg Stiernhielm  426
    Poet
    Friday, August 7th 1598
  • Alonso de Ercilla  491
    Poet
    Monday, August 7th 1533
  • Jostein Gaarder  72

    Friday, August 8th 1952
  • Randy Shilts  73

    Wednesday, August 8th 1951
  • Terry Nation  94

    Friday, August 8th 1930
  • Nina Berberova  123

    Thursday, August 8th 1901
  • Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings  128

    Saturday, August 8th 1896
  • Sara Teasdale  140

    Friday, August 8th 1884
  • Emilie Flygare-Carlén  217

    Saturday, August 8th 1807
  • Jonathan Kellerman  75

    Tuesday, August 9th 1949
  • Graeme C. Gibson  90

    Thursday, August 9th 1934
  • Tetsuko Kuroyanagi  91

    Wednesday, August 9th 1933
  • Daniel Keyes  97

    Tuesday, August 9th 1927
  • Frank M. Robinson  98

    Monday, August 9th 1926
  • Philip Larkin  102

    Wednesday, August 9th 1922
  • Tove Jansson  110

    Sunday, August 9th 1914
  • P. L. Travers  125

    Wednesday, August 9th 1899
  • Leonid Andreyev  153

    Wednesday, August 9th 1871
  • John Dryden  393

    Saturday, August 9th 1631
  • Mark Doty  71

    Monday, August 10th 1953
  • Barry Unsworth  94

    Sunday, August 10th 1930
  • Jorge Amado  112

    Saturday, August 10th 1912
  • Ward Moore  121

    Monday, August 10th 1903
  • Curt Siodmak  122

    Sunday, August 10th 1902
  • Panait Istrati  140

    Sunday, August 10th 1884
  • Alfred Döblin  146

    Saturday, August 10th 1878
  • David Brooks  63
    Journalist
    Friday, August 11th 1961
  • Tom Miller  77
    Travel Writer
    Monday, August 11th 1947
  • Marilyn vos Savant  78
    Columnist
    Sunday, August 11th 1946
  • Andre Dubus  88
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, August 11th 1936
  • Fernando Arrabal  92
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, August 11th 1932
  • Alex Haley  103
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1921
  • Angus Wilson  111
    Novelist
    Monday, August 11th 1913
  • Enid Blyton  127
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Louise Bogan  127
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 11th 1897
  • Eiji Yoshikawa  132
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Hugh MacDiarmid  132
    Poet
    Thursday, August 11th 1892
  • Oliver W. F. Lodge  146
    Poet
    Sunday, August 11th 1878
  • Anthony Swofford  54
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1970
  • Ann M. Martin  69
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1955
  • Jim Beaver  74
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 12th 1950
  • Réjean Ducharme  83
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, August 12th 1941
  • Walter Dean Myers  87
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, August 12th 1937
  • William Goldman  93
    Novelist, Playwright,Screenwriter
    Wednesday, August 12th 1931
  • Wallace Markfield  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1926
  • Zerna Sharp  135
    Children's Literature
    Monday, August 12th 1889
  • Keith Murdoch  139
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 12th 1885
  • Radclyffe Hall  144
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 12th 1880
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart  148
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 12th 1876
  • Jacinto Benavente  158
    Playwright
    Sunday, August 12th 1866
  • Katharine Lee Bates  165
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Friday, August 12th 1859
  • Robert Southey  250
    Poet
    Friday, August 12th 1774
  • Piper Reese  24
    Journalist
    Sunday, August 13th 2000
  • Will Clarke  54
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 13th 1970
  • Amélie Nothomb  57
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1967
  • Sean Hood  58
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 13th 1966
  • Tom Perrotta  63
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 13th 1961
  • Goldwin Smith  201
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 13th 1823
  • Vladimir Odoevsky  221
    Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, August 13th 1803
  • William Wotton  358
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 13th 1666
  • Brannon Braga  59
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, August 14th 1965
  • Danielle Steel  77
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 14th 1947
  • Lee Hoffman  92
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 14th 1932
  • Alice Adams  98
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • René Goscinny  98
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, August 14th 1926
  • Russell Baker  99
    Journalist, Essayist
    Friday, August 14th 1925
  • B. A. Santamaria  109
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 14th 1915
  • Alice Rivaz  123
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 14th 1901
  • John Galsworthy  157
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, August 14th 1867
  • Ernest Thayer  161
    Poet
    Friday, August 14th 1863
  • Robert Hayman  449
    Poet
    Thursday, August 14th 1575
  • Rob Thomas  59
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 15th 1965
  • Victor Shenderovich  66
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Simon Baron-Cohen  66
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, August 15th 1958
  • Mary Jo Salter  70
    Poet
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Stieg Larsson  70
    Novelist, Journalist
    Sunday, August 15th 1954
  • Garry Disher  75
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1949
  • Linda Ellerbee  80
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1944
  • Janusz Zajdel  86
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1938
  • Sami Michael  98
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 15th 1926
  • Robert Bolt  100
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Friday, August 15th 1924
  • Benedict Kiely  105
    Novelist
    Friday, August 15th 1919
  • Aleks Çaçi  108
    Essayist
    Tuesday, August 15th 1916
  • Jan Brzechwa  126
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Monday, August 15th 1898
  • Edna Ferber  139
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 15th 1885
  • Sri Aurobindo  152
    Poet
    Thursday, August 15th 1872
  • E. Nesbit  166
    Poet, Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 15th 1858
  • Thomas-Alfred Bernier  180
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 15th 1844
  • Thomas de Quincey  239
    Novelist
    Monday, August 15th 1785
  • Sir Walter Scott  253
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 15th 1771
  • Matthias Claudius  284
    Poet
    Monday, August 15th 1740
  • Luigi Pulci  592
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 15th 1432
  • Diana Wynne Jones  90
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 16th 1934
  • Charles Bukowski  104
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 16th 1920
  • William Keepers Maxwell, Jr.  116
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 16th 1908
  • Georgette Heyer  122
    Novelist
    Saturday, August 16th 1902
  • Albert Cohen  129
    Novelist
    Friday, August 16th 1895
  • Nicola Kraus  50

    Saturday, August 17th 1974
  • Jonathan Franzen  65

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Eric Schlosser  65

    Monday, August 17th 1959
  • Alexander Theroux  85

    Thursday, August 17th 1939
  • V. S. Naipaul  92

    Wednesday, August 17th 1932
  • Ted Hughes  94

    Sunday, August 17th 1930
  • John Hawkes  99

    Monday, August 17th 1925
  • Evan Connell  100

    Sunday, August 17th 1924
  • Gene Stratton-Porter  161

    Monday, August 17th 1863
  • Brian Aldiss  99

    Tuesday, August 18th 1925
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet  102

    Friday, August 18th 1922
  • Nettie Palmer  139
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 18th 1885
  • Jami  610

    Thursday, August 18th 1414
  • Jonathan Coe  63

    Saturday, August 19th 1961
  • Bodil Malmsten  80

    Saturday, August 19th 1944
  • Frank McCourt  94

    Tuesday, August 19th 1930
  • Quentin Bell  114

    Friday, August 19th 1910
  • James Gould Cozzens  121

    Wednesday, August 19th 1903
  • Ogden Nash  122

    Tuesday, August 19th 1902
  • Samuel Richardson  335

    Friday, August 19th 1689
  • Íñigo López de Mendoza  626

    Sunday, August 19th 1398
  • Marcus Mastin  49

    Wednesday, August 20th 1975
  • Greg Egan  63

    Sunday, August 20th 1961
  • Greg Bear  73

    Monday, August 20th 1951
  • Vasily Aksyonov  92

    Saturday, August 20th 1932
  • Jacqueline Susann  103

    Saturday, August 20th 1921
  • William Lindsay Gresham  115

    Friday, August 20th 1909
  • Vilhelm Moberg  126

    Saturday, August 20th 1898
  • Tarjei Vesaas  127

    Friday, August 20th 1897
  • H. P. Lovecraft  134

    Wednesday, August 20th 1890
  • Edgar Guest  143

    Saturday, August 20th 1881
  • Boleslaw Prus  177

    Friday, August 20th 1847
  • Ivan Stang  71

    Friday, August 21st 1953
  • Robert Stone  87

    Saturday, August 21st 1937
  • Christopher Robin Milne  104

    Saturday, August 21st 1920
  • M. M. Kaye  116

    Friday, August 21st 1908
  • Aubrey Beardsley  152

    Wednesday, August 21st 1872
  • Emilio Salgari  162

    Thursday, August 21st 1862
  • Diane Setterfield  60

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Diane Setterfield  60

    Saturday, August 22nd 1964
  • Will Shetterly  69

    Monday, August 22nd 1955
  • Þórarinn Eldjárn  75

    Monday, August 22nd 1949
  • E. Annie Proulx  89

    Thursday, August 22nd 1935
  • James Kirkwood, Jr.  100

    Friday, August 22nd 1924
  • Ray Bradbury  104
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 22nd 1920
  • Dorothy Parker  131

    Tuesday, August 22nd 1893
  • James Kirke Paulding  246

    Saturday, August 22nd 1778
  • Georges de Scudéry  423

    Wednesday, August 22nd 1601
  • Nelson DeMille  81

    Monday, August 23rd 1943
  • Lewis Nordan  85
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 23rd 1939
  • Will Cuppy  140

    Saturday, August 23rd 1884
  • Alexander Grin  144

    Monday, August 23rd 1880
  • Edgar Lee Masters  155

    Monday, August 23rd 1869
  • John Green  47

    Wednesday, August 24th 1977
  • Chris Offutt  66

    Sunday, August 24th 1958
  • Orson Scott Card  73

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Oscar Hijuelos  73

    Friday, August 24th 1951
  • Paulo Coelho  77

    Sunday, August 24th 1947
  • Howard Jacobson  82

    Monday, August 24th 1942
  • A. S. Byatt  88

    Monday, August 24th 1936
  • David Ireland  97

    Wednesday, August 24th 1927
  • James Tiptree, Jr.  109

    Tuesday, August 24th 1915
  • Jorge Luis Borges  125

    Thursday, August 24th 1899
  • Jean Rhys  134

    Sunday, August 24th 1890
  • Earl Derr Biggers  140

    Sunday, August 24th 1884
  • Max Beerbohm  152

    Saturday, August 24th 1872
  • Tim Burton  66
    Screenwriter
    Monday, August 25th 1958
  • Martin Amis  75

    Thursday, August 25th 1949
  • Charles Ghigna - "Father Goose"  78

    Sunday, August 25th 1946
  • Frederick Forsyth  86

    Thursday, August 25th 1938
  • Thea Astley  99

    Tuesday, August 25th 1925
  • Brian Moore  103

    Thursday, August 25th 1921
  • Bret Harte  188

    Thursday, August 25th 1836
  • Naïm Kattan  96

    Sunday, August 26th 1928
  • Julio Cortazar  110

    Wednesday, August 26th 1914
  • Christopher Isherwood  120

    Friday, August 26th 1904
  • Jules Romains  139

    Wednesday, August 26th 1885
  • Guillaume Apollinaire  144

    Thursday, August 26th 1880
  • John Buchan  149

    Thursday, August 26th 1875
  • Zona Gale  150

    Wednesday, August 26th 1874
  • Jeanette Winterson  65

    Thursday, August 27th 1959
  • Tom Lanoye  66

    Wednesday, August 27th 1958
  • Antonia Fraser  92

    Saturday, August 27th 1932
  • Ira Levin  95

    Tuesday, August 27th 1929
  • Norah Lofts  120

    Saturday, August 27th 1904
  • C. S. Forester  125

    Sunday, August 27th 1899
  • Lloyd C. Douglas  147

    Monday, August 27th 1877
  • Theodore Dreiser  153

    Sunday, August 27th 1871
  • Ivan Franko  168
    Poet
    Wednesday, August 27th 1856
  • Rita Dove  72
    Poet
    Thursday, August 28th 1952
  • Janet Frame  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1924
  • Fernando Fernán Gómez  103
    Novelist, Playwright
    Sunday, August 28th 1921
  • Jack Kirby  107
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, August 28th 1917
  • Jack Vance  108
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1916
  • Boris Pahor  111
    Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • Robertson Davies  111
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, August 28th 1913
  • John Betjeman  118
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 28th 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  125
    Novelist
    Monday, August 28th 1899
  • Vance Palmer  139
    Novelist
    Friday, August 28th 1885
  • Sheridan Le Fanu  210
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 28th 1814
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  275
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, August 28th 1749
  • Michael P. Kube-McDowell  70
    Novelist
    Sunday, August 29th 1954
  • Karen Hesse  72
    Children's Literature
    Friday, August 29th 1952
  • Temple Grandin  77
    Non-Fiction, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1947
  • Lise Payette  93
    Columnist
    Saturday, August 29th 1931
  • Thom Gunn  95
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1929
  • Luther Davis  108
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 29th 1916
  • Maurice Maeterlinck  162
    Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Friday, August 29th 1862
  • Edward Carpenter  180
    Poet
    Thursday, August 29th 1844
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.  215
    Poet
    Tuesday, August 29th 1809
  • Anna Politkovskaya  66
    Journalist
    Saturday, August 30th 1958
  • Molly Ivins  80
    Columnist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1944
  • R. Crumb  81
    Comicbook Writer
    Monday, August 30th 1943
  • Laurent de Brunhoff  99
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, August 30th 1925
  • Charmian Clift  101
    Essayist
    Thursday, August 30th 1923
  • John Gunther  123
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1901
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar  174
    Journalist
    Friday, August 30th 1850
  • Agoston Haraszthy  212
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, August 30th 1812
  • Mary Shelly  227
    Novelist
    Wednesday, August 30th 1797
  • Joseph Dennie  256
    Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, August 30th 1768
  • Raymond P. Hammond  60
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1964
  • Julie Brown  66
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, August 31st 1958
  • Gary Webb  69
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1955
  • György Károly  71
    Poet
    Monday, August 31st 1953
  • Lowell Ganz  76
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, August 31st 1948
  • Jerome Corsi  78
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, August 31st 1946
  • Martin Bell  86
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1938
  • Amrita Pritam  105
    Poet, Novelist
    Sunday, August 31st 1919
  • Daniel Schorr  108
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1916
  • Edward Brongersma  113
    Journalist
    Thursday, August 31st 1911
  • Ferenc Fejtő  115
    Journalist
    Tuesday, August 31st 1909
  • William Saroyan  116
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, August 31st 1908
  • William Shawn  117
    Journalist, Editor
    Saturday, August 31st 1907
  • Félix-Antoine Savard  128
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1896
  • Albert Facey  130
    Memoirist
    Friday, August 31st 1894
  • DuBose Heyward  139
    Novelist
    Monday, August 31st 1885
  • Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin  182
    Journalist
    Wednesday, August 31st 1842
  • Théophile Gautier  213
    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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