Author Birthdays for May

  • Wes Anderson  55
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1969
  • Yasmina Reza  65
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1959
  • Joel Rosenberg  70
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 1st 1954
  • Sergio Infante  77
    Poet
    Thursday, May 1st 1947
  • Bobbie Ann Mason  84
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1940
  • Jacques Languirand  93
    Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, May 1st 1931
  • Terry Southern  100
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1924
  • Joseph Heller  101
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 1st 1923
  • Vladimir Colin  103
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 1st 1921
  • Wilfred Watson  113
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, May 1st 1911
  • Yiannis Ritsos  115
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1909
  • Giovannino Guareschi  116
    Journalist
    Friday, May 1st 1908
  • Sterling Allen Brown  123
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Antal Szerb  123
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Clément Pansaers  139
    Poet
    Friday, May 1st 1885
  • Harry Leon Wilson  157
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1867
  • Marcel Prévost  162
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 1st 1862
  • Laza Lazarević  173
    Short Stories, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 1st 1851
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd  177
    Journalist
    Saturday, May 1st 1847
  • Guido Gezelle  194
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1830
  • José de Alencar  195
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1829
  • James Clarence Mangan  221
    Poet
    Sunday, May 1st 1803
  • Joseph Addison  352
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, May 1st 1672
  • Jean de Joinville  800
    Biographer
    Wednesday, May 1st 1224
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  51
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1973
  • Maury Allen  92
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, May 2nd 1932
  • Jamal Abro  100
    Short Stories
    Friday, May 2nd 1924
  • A. M. Rosenthal  102
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1922
  • Dr. Spock  121
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 2nd 1903
  • E. E. Smith  134
    Novelist
    Friday, May 2nd 1890
  • Gottfried Benn  138
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Sunday, May 2nd 1886
  • Hedda Hopper  139
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 2nd 1885
  • Jurgis Baltrušaitis  151
    Poet
    Friday, May 2nd 1873
  • Clyde Fitch  159
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1865
  • Theodor Herzl  164
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1860
  • Jerome K. Jerome  165
    Novelist
    Monday, May 2nd 1859
  • Novalis  252
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, May 2nd 1772
  • William Inge  111

    Saturday, May 3rd 1913
  • Norman Corwin  114

    Tuesday, May 3rd 1910
  • Niccolo Machiavelli  555

    Monday, May 3rd 1469
  • David Guterson  68

    Friday, May 4th 1956
  • Graham Swift  75

    Wednesday, May 4th 1949
  • Josh Weinstein  58
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 5th 1966
  • Scott Westerfeld  61
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 5th 1963
  • Michael Palin  81
    Screenwriter, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ignacio Ramonet  81
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ervin Lázár  88
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, May 5th 1936
  • Bernard Pivot  89
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 5th 1935
  • Douglas Marland  90
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, May 5th 1934
  • Greg  93
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, May 5th 1931
  • Miklós Radnóti  115
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 5th 1909
  • Charles Exbrayat  118
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 5th 1906
  • James Beard  121
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 5th 1903
  • Christopher Morley  134
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist
    Monday, May 5th 1890
  • Nellie Bly  160
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 5th 1864
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz  178
    Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 5th 1846
  • Soren Kierkegaard  211

    Wednesday, May 5th 1813
  • Jeffery Deaver  74

    Saturday, May 6th 1950
  • Randall Jarrell  110

    Wednesday, May 6th 1914
  • Gaston Leroux  156

    Wednesday, May 6th 1868
  • Sigmund Freud  168

    Tuesday, May 6th 1856
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard  201

    Tuesday, May 6th 1823
  • Peter Carey  81

    Friday, May 7th 1943
  • Angela Carter  84

    Tuesday, May 7th 1940
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  97

    Saturday, May 7th 1927
  • Archibald MacLeish  132

    Saturday, May 7th 1892
  • Robert Browning  212

    Thursday, May 7th 1812
  • Pat Barker  81

    Saturday, May 8th 1943
  • Thomas Pynchon  87

    Saturday, May 8th 1937
  • Gary Snyder  94

    Thursday, May 8th 1930
  • Romain Gary  110

    Friday, May 8th 1914
  • Edmund Wilson  129

    Wednesday, May 8th 1895
  • Augusta Jane Evans  189
    Novelist
    Friday, May 8th 1835
  • Audrey Schulman  61

    Thursday, May 9th 1963
  • Alan Bennett  90

    Wednesday, May 9th 1934
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset  141

    Wednesday, May 9th 1883
  • J. M. Barrie  164

    Wednesday, May 9th 1860
  • John Scalzi  55
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1969
  • Jon Ronson  57
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1967
  • Jonathan Roberts  68
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 10th 1956
  • John Diamond  71
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 10th 1953
  • Thomas Tessier  77
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Caroline B. Cooney  77
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford  91
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1933
  • Ettore Scola  93
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 10th 1931
  • Antonine Maillet  95
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 10th 1929
  • Nayantara Sahgal  97
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 10th 1927
  • Monica Dickens  109
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1915
  • Bel Kaufman  113
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1911
  • Olaf Stapledon  138
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1886
  • Ivan Cankar  148
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1876
  • Upendrakishore Ray  161
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 10th 1863
  • Benito Pérez Galdós  181
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1843
  • Johann Peter Hebel  264
    Short Stories, Poet
    Saturday, May 10th 1760
  • Jean Mairet  420
    Playwright
    Monday, May 10th 1604
  • Dusán Mukics  43
    Journalist
    Monday, May 11th 1981
  • Theresa Burke  68
    Journalist
    Friday, May 11th 1956
  • Mike Lupica  72
    Columnist
    Sunday, May 11th 1952
  • Jeremy Paxman  74
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 11th 1950
  • Rachel Billington  82
    Novelist
    Monday, May 11th 1942
  • Francisco Umbral  92
    Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 11th 1932
  • Stanley Elkin  94
    Novelist, Short Stories, Essayist
    Sunday, May 11th 1930
  • Marco Ferreri  96
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 11th 1928
  • Richard Feynman  106
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 11th 1918
  • Camilo Jose Cela  108
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1916
  • Saadat Hasan Manto  112
    Short Stories
    Saturday, May 11th 1912
  • Rose Ausländer  123
    Poet
    Saturday, May 11th 1901
  • Paulino Masip  125
    Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1899
  • János Batsányi  261
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 11th 1763
  • L. Neil Smith  78
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1946
  • George Carlin  87
    Comedy Writer
    Wednesday, May 12th 1937
  • Andrei Voznesensky  91
    Poet
    Friday, May 12th 1933
  • Marco Denevi  102
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1922
  • Farley Mowat  103
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 12th 1921
  • Albert Murray  108
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1916
  • Howard K. Smith  110
    Journalist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • James Bacon  110
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Bertus Aafjes  110
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Leslie Charteris  117
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1907
  • Benjamin Farjeon  186
    Novelist, Playwright
    Saturday, May 12th 1838
  • Edward Lear  212
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1812
  • Armistead Maupin  80
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 13th 1944
  • Eve Babitz  81
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1943
  • Bruce Chatwin  84
    Novelist, Travel Writer
    Monday, May 13th 1940
  • Roger Zelazny  87
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1937
  • Daphne du Maurier  117
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 13th 1907
  • Arthur Sullivan  182
    Playwright
    Friday, May 13th 1842
  • Alphonse Daudet  184
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 13th 1840
  • Eoin Colfer  59
    Novelist
    Friday, May 14th 1965
  • David Quantick  63
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 14th 1961
  • Christine Brennan  66
    Columnist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1958
  • Rudi Šeligo  89
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 14th 1935
  • Barbara Branden  95
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 14th 1929
  • Herbert W. Franke  97
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 14th 1927
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland  105
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1919
  • Hal Borland  124
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, May 14th 1900
  • Louis Verneuil  131
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 14th 1893
  • Alexander Kaufmann  207
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 14th 1817
  • Lauren Myracle  55

    Thursday, May 15th 1969
  • Paul Zindel  88

    Friday, May 15th 1936
  • Clifton Fadiman  120
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 15th 1904
  • Katherine Anne Porter  134

    Thursday, May 15th 1890
  • Arthur Schnitzler  162

    Thursday, May 15th 1862
  • L. Frank Baum  168

    Thursday, May 15th 1856
  • Eduard von Keyserling  169
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 15th 1855
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu  335
    Poet
    Sunday, May 15th 1689
  • Omar Khayyám  976
    Poet
    Monday, May 15th 1048
  • Adrienne Rich  95

    Thursday, May 16th 1929
  • Louis "Studs" Terkel  112

    Thursday, May 16th 1912
  • Jane Moore  62
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 17th 1962
  • F. Paul Wilson  78

    Friday, May 17th 1946
  • David Cope  83
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 17th 1941
  • Gary Paulsen  85
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 17th 1939
  • Dennis Potter  89

    Friday, May 17th 1935
  • Merle Miller  105
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1919
  • Henri Barbusse  151
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Dorothy Richardson  151
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Jacint Verdaguer  179
    Poet
    Saturday, May 17th 1845
  • Virginie Loveling  188
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 17th 1836
  • Tina Fey  54
    Screenwriter
    Monday, May 18th 1970
  • Nina Björk  57
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 18th 1967
  • Diane Duane  72
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 18th 1952
  • Yi Munyol  76
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 18th 1948
  • W. G. Sebald  80
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 18th 1944
  • Jeanie MacPherson  137
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 18th 1887
  • Bertrand Russell  152
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 18th 1872
  • Francis Bellamy  169
    Novelist
    Friday, May 18th 1855
  • John Wilson  239
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 18th 1785
  • Jodi Picoult  58
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 19th 1966
  • Gregory Poirier  63
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 19th 1961
  • Nora Ephron  83
    Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 19th 1941
  • Ruskin Bond  90
    Novelist, Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 19th 1934
  • Paul Erdman  92
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 19th 1932
  • Lorraine Hansberry  94

    Monday, May 19th 1930
  • Karel van het Reve  103
    Essayist
    Thursday, May 19th 1921
  • Merriam Modell  116
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 19th 1908
  • Anna Brownell Jameson  230
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, May 19th 1794
  • William Michaelian  68
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen  68
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Michel Vastel  84
    Journalist
    Monday, May 20th 1940
  • John Lucarotti  98
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 20th 1926
  • Wolfgang Borchert  103
    Playwright
    Friday, May 20th 1921
  • Gardner Fox  113
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Annie M. G. Schmidt  113
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce  139

    Wednesday, May 20th 1885
  • Sigrid Undset  142

    Saturday, May 20th 1882
  • Hector Malot  194
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 20th 1830
  • Honore de Balzac  225

    Monday, May 20th 1799
  • James Phelan  45

    Monday, May 21st 1979
  • Georgiy Gongadze  55
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 21st 1969
  • Richard Appel  61
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, May 21st 1963
  • Jeffrey Toobin  64
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 21st 1960
  • Elizabeth Buchan  76
    Novelist
    Friday, May 21st 1948
  • Robert Creeley  98

    Friday, May 21st 1926
  • Harold Robbins  108
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 21st 1916
  • Manly Wade Wellman  121
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 21st 1903
  • Suzanne Lilar  123
    Essayist, Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 21st 1901
  • Manuel Pérez y Curis  140
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 21st 1884
  • Alexander Pope  336

    Friday, May 21st 1688
  • Graham Linehan  56
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1968
  • Peter Matthiessen  97
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 22nd 1927
  • Jean-Louis Curtis  107
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 22nd 1917
  • Vance Packard  110
    Journalist
    Friday, May 22nd 1914
  • Hergé  117
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1907
  • Paul Viiding  120
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1904
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  165

    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō  165
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Catulle Mendès  183
    Poet
    Saturday, May 22nd 1841
  • Gérard de Nerval  216
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1808
  • Mitchell Albom  66
    Novelist
    Friday, May 23rd 1958
  • Jane Kenyon  77
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1947
  • Jack McCarthy  85
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 23rd 1939
  • Peter Preston  86
    Journalist
    Monday, May 23rd 1938
  • M. Scott Peck  88
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 23rd 1936
  • Friedrich Achleitner  94
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1930
  • Karlheinz Deschner  100
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, May 23rd 1924
  • James Blish  103
    Novelist
    Monday, May 23rd 1921
  • Robert Bernstein  105
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Friday, May 23rd 1919
  • Celestine Sibley  110
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1914
  • Margaret Wise Brown  114
    Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1910
  • Scott O'Dell  126
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1898
  • Pär Lagerkvist  133
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1891
  • Margaret Fuller  214
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 23rd 1810
  • Giuseppe Parini  295
    Satirist, Poet
    Monday, May 23rd 1729
  • Michael Chabon  61

    Friday, May 24th 1963
  • Walter Moers  67

    Friday, May 24th 1957
  • Bob Dylan  83

    Saturday, May 24th 1941
  • Joseph Brodsky  84

    Friday, May 24th 1940
  • William Trevor  96

    Thursday, May 24th 1928
  • Luc Sante  70

    Tuesday, May 25th 1954
  • Jamaica Kincaid  75
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1949
  • Raymond Carver  86
    Short Stories, Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1938
  • John Gregory Dunne  92
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1932
  • Robert Ludlum  97
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1927
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton  221
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson  221
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan  60
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 26th 1964
  • Alan Hollinghurst  70
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1954
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya  86
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 26th 1938
  • Phyllis Gotlieb  98
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1926
  • Henriette Roosenburg  108
    Journalist
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Moondog  108
    Poet
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Antonia Forest  109
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 26th 1915
  • Pierre Daninos  111
    Humorist
    Monday, May 26th 1913
  • Henry Ephron  112
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 26th 1912
  • Maxwell Bodenheim  132
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, May 26th 1892
  • Edmond de Goncourt  202

    Sunday, May 26th 1822
  • Harlan Ellison  90

    Sunday, May 27th 1934
  • John Barth  94

    Tuesday, May 27th 1930
  • Marijane Meaker  97

    Friday, May 27th 1927
  • Tony Hillerman  99

    Wednesday, May 27th 1925
  • Herman Wouk  109

    Thursday, May 27th 1915
  • John Cheever  112

    Monday, May 27th 1912
  • Dashiell Hammett  130

    Sunday, May 27th 1894
  • Arnold Bennett  157

    Monday, May 27th 1867
  • Barney Rosset  102

    Sunday, May 28th 1922
  • Walker Percy  108

    Sunday, May 28th 1916
  • Patrick White  112

    Tuesday, May 28th 1912
  • Ian Fleming  116

    Thursday, May 28th 1908
  • Andrew Clements  75
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 29th 1949
  • Andre Brink  89
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 29th 1935
  • Paul R. Ehrlich  92
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, May 29th 1932
  • Lars Bo  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 29th 1924
  • Bernard Clavel  101
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1923
  • T.H. White  118
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1906
  • Alfonsina Storni  132
    Poet
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • Max Brand  132
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • G. K. Chesterton  150
    Novelist
    Friday, May 29th 1874
  • Michael Piller  76
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 30th 1948
  • Hal Clement  102
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 30th 1922
  • Pita Amor  106
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1918
  • Joseph Stein  112
    Playwright
    Thursday, May 30th 1912
  • Harry Bernstein  114
    Memoirest
    Monday, May 30th 1910
  • Countee Cullen  121
    Poet
    Saturday, May 30th 1903
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner  125
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 30th 1899
  • Randolph Bourne  138
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 30th 1886
  • Félix Arnaudin  180
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1844
  • Robin Wasserman  46
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 31st 1978
  • John Connolly  56
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1968
  • Lynne Truss  69
    Non-Fiction, Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 31st 1955
  • Bernard Goldberg  79
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 31st 1945
  • Al Young  85
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, May 31st 1939
  • Robie Macauley  105
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 31st 1919
  • George R. Stewart  129
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1895
  • Konstantin Paustovsky  132
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, May 31st 1892
  • Walt Whitman  205
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1819
  • Ludwig Tieck  251
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1773
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