Author Birthdays for July

  • Jean Stafford  107

    Thursday, July 1st 1915
  • James M. Cain  130

    Friday, July 1st 1892
  • George Sand  218

    Sunday, July 1st 1804
  • Wislawa Szymborska  99

    Monday, July 2nd 1923
  • Hermann Hesse  145

    Monday, July 2nd 1877
  • William Le Queux  158

    Saturday, July 2nd 1864
  • Dave Barry  75

    Thursday, July 3rd 1947
  • Tom Stoppard  85

    Saturday, July 3rd 1937
  • M.F.K. Fisher  114

    Friday, July 3rd 1908
  • Franz Kafka  139

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1883
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman  162

    Tuesday, July 3rd 1860
  • Richard Rhodes  85

    Sunday, July 4th 1937
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne  218

    Wednesday, July 4th 1804
  • Craig Nova  77

    Thursday, July 5th 1945
  • Jean Cocteau  133
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, July 5th 1889
  • Kathryn Hulme  122

    Friday, July 6th 1900
  • Robert Heinlein  115

    Sunday, July 7th 1907
  • J.F. Powers  105

    Sunday, July 8th 1917
  • Richard Aldington  130

    Friday, July 8th 1892
  • Dean Koontz  77

    Monday, July 9th 1945
  • Oliver Sacks  89

    Sunday, July 9th 1933
  • Fanny Fern  111

    Sunday, July 9th 1911
  • Alice Munro  91

    Friday, July 10th 1931
  • John Wyndham  119

    Friday, July 10th 1903
  • Marcel Proust  151
    Novelist
    Monday, July 10th 1871
  • Harold Bloom  92

    Friday, July 11th 1930
  • E. B. White  123

    Tuesday, July 11th 1899
  • Donald E. Westlake  89

    Wednesday, July 12th 1933
  • Pablo Neruda  118

    Tuesday, July 12th 1904
  • Henry David Thoreau  205

    Saturday, July 12th 1817
  • Woody Guthrie  110

    Sunday, July 14th 1912
  • Richard Pini   72
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 15th 1950
  • Richard Russo  73
    Novelist
    Friday, July 15th 1949
  • Iris Murdoch  103
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 15th 1919
  • Linda Salzman  82

    Tuesday, July 16th 1940
  • Caroline Blackwood  91

    Thursday, July 16th 1931
  • Anita Brookner  94

    Monday, July 16th 1928
  • J. Michael Straczynski  68

    Saturday, July 17th 1954
  • James Purdy  99

    Tuesday, July 17th 1923
  • Christina Stead  120

    Thursday, July 17th 1902
  • Jared Hess  43
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1979
  • Alfian Sa'at  45
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, July 18th 1977
  • Alan Morrison  48
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1974
  • M.J. Alexander  61
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 18th 1961
  • Hunter S. Thompson  83
    Journalist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1939
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko  89
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, July 18th 1933
  • Margaret Laurence  96
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Robert Sloman  96
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, July 18th 1926
  • Clifford Odets  116
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 18th 1906
  • Jessamyn West  120
    Novelist
    Friday, July 18th 1902
  • Nathalie Sarraute  122
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 18th 1900
  • Rose Hartwick Thorpe  172
    Poet
    Thursday, July 18th 1850
  • Tristan Corbière  177
    Poet
    Friday, July 18th 1845
  • William Makepeace Thackeray  211
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 18th 1811
  • Garth Nix  59
    Novelist
    Friday, July 19th 1963
  • Aya Kitō  60
    Memoirist
    Thursday, July 19th 1962
  • Srđa Trifković  68
    Journalist
    Monday, July 19th 1954
  • Jayne Anne Phillips  70
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 19th 1952
  • Jayson Stark  71
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 19th 1951
  • Joseph Hansen  99
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • William A. Rusher  99
    Columnist
    Thursday, July 19th 1923
  • Miltos Sachtouris  103
    Poet
    Saturday, July 19th 1919
  • Eve Merriam  106
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1916
  • A. J. Cronin  126
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 19th 1896
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky  129
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 19th 1893
  • Ferdinand Brunetière  173
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 19th 1849
  • Gottfried Keller  203
    Novelist
    Monday, July 19th 1819
  • Heinrich Christian Boie  278
    Poet
    Sunday, July 19th 1744
  • Dan Shaughnessy  69
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Thomas Friedman  69
    Journalist
    Monday, July 20th 1953
  • Adrian Păunescu  79
    Poet, Journalist
    Tuesday, July 20th 1943
  • Periklis Korovesis  81
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1941
  • Uwe Johnson  88
    Novelist
    Friday, July 20th 1934
  • Cormac McCarthy  89
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 20th 1933
  • Giannis Agouris  92
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 20th 1930
  • Frantz Fanon  97
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 20th 1925
  • Thomas Berger  98
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 20th 1924
  • Stanisław Albinowski  99
    Journalist
    Friday, July 20th 1923
  • George Johnston  110
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, July 20th 1912
  • Erik Axel Karlfeldt  158
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 20th 1864
  • Sir George Trevelyan  184
    Biographer
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Augustin Daly  184
    Playwright
    Friday, July 20th 1838
  • Petrarch  718
    Poet
    Sunday, July 20th 1304
  • Sarah Waters  56
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 21st 1966
  • Michael Connelly  66
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 21st 1956
  • Ed Hinton  74
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 21st 1948
  • William S. Burroughs, Jr.  75
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1947
  • Tess Gallagher  79
    Poet, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 21st 1943
  • John Gardner  89
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1933
  • Marshall McLuhan  111
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 21st 1911
  • Ernest Hemingway  123
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1899
  • Hart Crane  128
    Poet
    Saturday, July 21st 1894
  • Hans Fallada  129
    Novelist
    Friday, July 21st 1893
  • Frances Parkinson Keyes  137
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 21st 1885
  • Paul Reuter  206
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 21st 1816
  • Matthew Prior  358
    Poet
    Monday, July 21st 1664
  • Don Van Natta, Jr.  58
    Journalist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1964
  • Paul Quarrington  69
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1953
  • S. E. Hinton  74
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1948
  • Paul Schrader  76
    Screenwriter
    Monday, July 22nd 1946
  • Tom Robbins  86
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1936
  • Bryan Forbes  96
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 22nd 1926
  • Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah  107
    Essayist
    Thursday, July 22nd 1915
  • Wayne Robbins  108
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Ormond Robbins  108
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1914
  • Stephen Vincent Benet  124
    Poet, Short Stories, Novelist
    Friday, July 22nd 1898
  • León de Greiff  127
    Poet
    Monday, July 22nd 1895
  • Janusz Korczak  144
    Children's Literature
    Monday, July 22nd 1878
  • Frederick Rolfe - Baron Corvo  162
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 22nd 1860
  • Emma Lazarus  173
    Poet
    Sunday, July 22nd 1849
  • Mikhail Shcherbatov  289
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, July 22nd 1733
  • Joel Stein  51
    Journalist
    Friday, July 23rd 1971
  • Thea Dorn  52
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 23rd 1970
  • Gardner Dozois  75
    Short Stories
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1947
  • Lisa Alther  78
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 23rd 1944
  • Claude Fournier  91
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Guy Fournier  91
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 23rd 1931
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.  94
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1928
  • Gérard Brach  95
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, July 23rd 1927
  • Gavin Lambert  98
    Screenwriter, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1924
  • Cyril M. Kornbluth  99
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1923
  • Davis Grubb  103
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 23rd 1919
  • M. H. Abrams  110
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, July 23rd 1912
  • Raymond Chandler  134
    Novelist
    Monday, July 23rd 1888
  • Mark Andrew Smith  43
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, July 24th 1979
  • John Rosengren  58
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1964
  • Colleen Doran  59
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, July 24th 1963
  • Marc Jampole  72
    Poet, Journalist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Arliss Ryan  72
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1950
  • Geoff McQueen  75
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 24th 1947
  • Alfred Balk  92
    Journalist
    Thursday, July 24th 1930
  • Madeleine Ferron  100
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1922
  • John D. MacDonald  106
    Novelist
    Monday, July 24th 1916
  • Robert Graves  127
    Poet, Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1895
  • Jun'ichirō Tanizaki  136
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1886
  • Edward Plunkett  144
    Novelist, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 24th 1878
  • Oswald Chambers  148
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, July 24th 1874
  • E. F. Benson  155
    Novelist
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Vicente Acosta  155
    Poet
    Wednesday, July 24th 1867
  • Frank Wedekind  158
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1864
  • Henrik Pontoppidan  165
    Novelist
    Friday, July 24th 1857
  • William Gillette  169
    Playwright
    Sunday, July 24th 1853
  • Alexandre Dumas  220
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 24th 1802
  • Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan  46
    Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1976
  • Claude Zidi  88
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, July 25th 1934
  • Alice Parizeau  92
    Novelist, Journalist
    Friday, July 25th 1930
  • Midge Decter  95
    Journalist
    Monday, July 25th 1927
  • Maria Gripe  99
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 25th 1923
  • Elias Canetti  117
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Denys Watkins-Pitchford  117
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, July 25th 1905
  • Max Dauthendey  155
    Poet
    Thursday, July 25th 1867
  • Pieter Langendijk  339
    Playwright, Poet
    Sunday, July 25th 1683
  • Rick Bragg  63
    Journalist
    Sunday, July 26th 1959
  • Hart Hanson  65
    Screenwriter
    Friday, July 26th 1957
  • Bernice Rubens  94
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ibn-e-Safi  94
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, July 26th 1928
  • Ana Maria Matute  96
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1926
  • Jan Berenstain  99
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 26th 1923
  • Jean Shepherd  101
    Short Stories
    Tuesday, July 26th 1921
  • Paul Gallico  125
    Novelist
    Monday, July 26th 1897
  • Aldous Huxley  128
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 26th 1894
  • André Maurois  137
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 26th 1885
  • Antonio Machado  147
    Poet
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • Carl Jung  147
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 26th 1875
  • George Bernard Shaw  166
    Playwright
    Saturday, July 26th 1856
  • Cat Bauer  67

    Wednesday, July 27th 1955
  • Kathleen Norris  75

    Sunday, July 27th 1947
  • Bharati Mukherjee  82

    Saturday, July 27th 1940
  • Jack Higgins  93

    Saturday, July 27th 1929
  • Elizabeth Hardwick  106

    Thursday, July 27th 1916
  • Rayner Heppenstall  111

    Thursday, July 27th 1911
  • Julien Gracq  112

    Wednesday, July 27th 1910
  • Joseph Mitchell  114

    Monday, July 27th 1908
  • Hilaire Belloc  152

    Wednesday, July 27th 1870
  • Vladimir Korolenko  169

    Wednesday, July 27th 1853
  • Giosuè Carducci  187

    Monday, July 27th 1835
  • Alexandre Dumas, fils  198
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 27th 1824
  • James Piotr Montague  43
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1979
  • William T. Vollman  63
    Novelist
    Tuesday, July 28th 1959
  • Sarah Schulman  64
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, July 28th 1958
  • John Feinstein  66
    Journalist
    Saturday, July 28th 1956
  • Randall Wallace  73
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, July 28th 1949
  • Fahmida Riaz  76
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1946
  • Jim Davis  77
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, July 28th 1945
  • Tonia Marketaki  80
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 28th 1942
  • Francis Veber  85
    Screenwriter, Playwright
    Wednesday, July 28th 1937
  • Natalie Babbitt  90
    Children's Literature
    Thursday, July 28th 1932
  • Jean Roba  92
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, July 28th 1930
  • John Ashbery  95
    Poet
    Thursday, July 28th 1927
  • Malcolm Lowry  113
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, July 28th 1909
  • Beatrix Potter  156
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, July 28th 1866
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins  178
    Poet
    Sunday, July 28th 1844
  • Fabre d'Églantine  272
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, July 28th 1750
  • Chang-Rae Lee  57

    Thursday, July 29th 1965
  • Dean Pitchford  71

    Sunday, July 29th 1951
  • Harry Mulisch  95
    Novelist
    Friday, July 29th 1927
  • Edwin O'Connor  104

    Monday, July 29th 1918
  • Chester B. Himes  113

    Thursday, July 29th 1909
  • Stanley Kunitz  117

    Saturday, July 29th 1905
  • Eyvind Johnson  122

    Sunday, July 29th 1900
  • Don Marquis  144

    Monday, July 29th 1878
  • Eric Alfred Knudsen  150

    Monday, July 29th 1872
  • Booth Tarkington  153

    Thursday, July 29th 1869
  • Cherie Priest  47

    Wednesday, July 30th 1975
  • Kate Phillips  56

    Saturday, July 30th 1966
  • Patrick Modiano  77

    Monday, July 30th 1945
  • Alexander Trocchi  97

    Thursday, July 30th 1925
  • Willian Gass  98

    Wednesday, July 30th 1924
  • Emily Bronte  204

    Thursday, July 30th 1818
  • Samuel Rogers  259

    Saturday, July 30th 1763
  • Ahmad Akbarpour  52
    Novelist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • Dave Wedge  52
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1970
  • J. K. Rowling  57
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1965
  • Andrew Marr  63
    Journalist
    Friday, July 31st 1959
  • João Barreiros  70
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1952
  • Steve Miller  72
    Short Stories
    Monday, July 31st 1950
  • Jonathan Dimbleby  78
    Journalist, Non-Fiction
    Monday, July 31st 1944
  • Yvon Deschamps  87
    Humorist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1935
  • Cees Nooteboom  89
    Novelist
    Monday, July 31st 1933
  • Lynne Reid Banks  93
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, July 31st 1929
  • Gilles Carle  94
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, July 31st 1928
  • Primo Levi  103
    Novelist
    Thursday, July 31st 1919
  • Irv Kupcinet  110
    Columnist
    Wednesday, July 31st 1912
  • Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn  113
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Saturday, July 31st 1909
  • Brett Halliday  118
    Novelist
    Sunday, July 31st 1904
  • Premchand  142
    Novelist
    Saturday, July 31st 1880
  • Peter Rosegger  179
    Poet
    Monday, July 31st 1843
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