Author Birthdays for May

  • Wes Anderson  53
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1969
  • Yasmina Reza  63
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1959
  • Joel Rosenberg  68
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 1st 1954
  • Sergio Infante  75
    Poet
    Thursday, May 1st 1947
  • Bobbie Ann Mason  82
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1940
  • Jacques Languirand  91
    Playwright, Essayist, Novelist
    Friday, May 1st 1931
  • Terry Southern  98
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 1st 1924
  • Joseph Heller  99
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 1st 1923
  • Vladimir Colin  101
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 1st 1921
  • Wilfred Watson  111
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, May 1st 1911
  • Yiannis Ritsos  113
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1909
  • Giovannino Guareschi  114
    Journalist
    Friday, May 1st 1908
  • Sterling Allen Brown  121
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Antal Szerb  121
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, May 1st 1901
  • Clément Pansaers  137
    Poet
    Friday, May 1st 1885
  • Harry Leon Wilson  155
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 1st 1867
  • Marcel Prévost  160
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 1st 1862
  • Laza Lazarević  171
    Short Stories, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 1st 1851
  • Henry Demarest Lloyd  175
    Journalist
    Saturday, May 1st 1847
  • Guido Gezelle  192
    Poet
    Saturday, May 1st 1830
  • José de Alencar  193
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 1st 1829
  • James Clarence Mangan  219
    Poet
    Sunday, May 1st 1803
  • Joseph Addison  350
    Essayist, Poet, Playwright
    Sunday, May 1st 1672
  • Jean de Joinville  798
    Biographer
    Wednesday, May 1st 1224
  • Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  49
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1973
  • Maury Allen  90
    Journalist, Columnist
    Monday, May 2nd 1932
  • Jamal Abro  98
    Short Stories
    Friday, May 2nd 1924
  • A. M. Rosenthal  100
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1922
  • Dr. Spock  119
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 2nd 1903
  • E. E. Smith  132
    Novelist
    Friday, May 2nd 1890
  • Gottfried Benn  136
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist
    Sunday, May 2nd 1886
  • Hedda Hopper  137
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 2nd 1885
  • Jurgis Baltrušaitis  149
    Poet
    Friday, May 2nd 1873
  • Clyde Fitch  157
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 2nd 1865
  • Theodor Herzl  162
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 2nd 1860
  • Jerome K. Jerome  163
    Novelist
    Monday, May 2nd 1859
  • Novalis  250
    Novelist, Poet
    Saturday, May 2nd 1772
  • William Inge  109

    Saturday, May 3rd 1913
  • Norman Corwin  112

    Tuesday, May 3rd 1910
  • Niccolo Machiavelli  553

    Monday, May 3rd 1469
  • David Guterson  66

    Friday, May 4th 1956
  • Graham Swift  73

    Wednesday, May 4th 1949
  • Josh Weinstein  56
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 5th 1966
  • Scott Westerfeld  59
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 5th 1963
  • Michael Palin  79
    Screenwriter, Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ignacio Ramonet  79
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 5th 1943
  • Ervin Lázár  86
    Children's Literature
    Tuesday, May 5th 1936
  • Bernard Pivot  87
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 5th 1935
  • Douglas Marland  88
    Screenwriter
    Saturday, May 5th 1934
  • Greg  91
    Comic Book Writer
    Tuesday, May 5th 1931
  • Miklós Radnóti  113
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 5th 1909
  • Charles Exbrayat  116
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 5th 1906
  • James Beard  119
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 5th 1903
  • Christopher Morley  132
    Novelist, Poet, Essayist, Journalist
    Monday, May 5th 1890
  • Nellie Bly  158
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 5th 1864
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz  176
    Journalist, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 5th 1846
  • Soren Kierkegaard  209

    Wednesday, May 5th 1813
  • Jeffery Deaver  72

    Saturday, May 6th 1950
  • Randall Jarrell  108

    Wednesday, May 6th 1914
  • Gaston Leroux  154

    Wednesday, May 6th 1868
  • Sigmund Freud  166

    Tuesday, May 6th 1856
  • Elizabeth Drew Stoddard  199

    Tuesday, May 6th 1823
  • Peter Carey  79

    Friday, May 7th 1943
  • Angela Carter  82

    Tuesday, May 7th 1940
  • Ruth Prawer Jhabvala  95

    Saturday, May 7th 1927
  • Archibald MacLeish  130

    Saturday, May 7th 1892
  • Robert Browning  210

    Thursday, May 7th 1812
  • Pat Barker  79

    Saturday, May 8th 1943
  • Thomas Pynchon  85

    Saturday, May 8th 1937
  • Gary Snyder  92

    Thursday, May 8th 1930
  • Romain Gary  108

    Friday, May 8th 1914
  • Edmund Wilson  127

    Wednesday, May 8th 1895
  • Augusta Jane Evans  187
    Novelist
    Friday, May 8th 1835
  • Audrey Schulman  59

    Thursday, May 9th 1963
  • Alan Bennett  88

    Wednesday, May 9th 1934
  • Jose Ortega y Gasset  139

    Wednesday, May 9th 1883
  • J. M. Barrie  162

    Wednesday, May 9th 1860
  • John Scalzi  53
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1969
  • Jon Ronson  55
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1967
  • Jonathan Roberts  66
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 10th 1956
  • John Diamond  69
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 10th 1953
  • Thomas Tessier  75
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Caroline B. Cooney  75
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 10th 1947
  • Barbara Taylor Bradford  89
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1933
  • Ettore Scola  91
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 10th 1931
  • Antonine Maillet  93
    Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, May 10th 1929
  • Nayantara Sahgal  95
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 10th 1927
  • Monica Dickens  107
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1915
  • Bel Kaufman  111
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1911
  • Olaf Stapledon  136
    Novelist
    Monday, May 10th 1886
  • Ivan Cankar  146
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1876
  • Upendrakishore Ray  159
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 10th 1863
  • Benito Pérez Galdós  179
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 10th 1843
  • Johann Peter Hebel  262
    Short Stories, Poet
    Saturday, May 10th 1760
  • Jean Mairet  418
    Playwright
    Monday, May 10th 1604
  • Dusán Mukics  41
    Journalist
    Monday, May 11th 1981
  • Theresa Burke  66
    Journalist
    Friday, May 11th 1956
  • Mike Lupica  70
    Columnist
    Sunday, May 11th 1952
  • Jeremy Paxman  72
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 11th 1950
  • Rachel Billington  80
    Novelist
    Monday, May 11th 1942
  • Francisco Umbral  90
    Journalist, Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, May 11th 1932
  • Stanley Elkin  92
    Novelist, Short Stories, Essayist
    Sunday, May 11th 1930
  • Marco Ferreri  94
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 11th 1928
  • Richard Feynman  104
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 11th 1918
  • Camilo Jose Cela  106
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1916
  • Saadat Hasan Manto  110
    Short Stories
    Saturday, May 11th 1912
  • Rose Ausländer  121
    Poet
    Saturday, May 11th 1901
  • Paulino Masip  123
    Playwright, Novelist
    Thursday, May 11th 1899
  • János Batsányi  259
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 11th 1763
  • L. Neil Smith  76
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1946
  • George Carlin  85
    Comedy Writer
    Wednesday, May 12th 1937
  • Andrei Voznesensky  89
    Poet
    Friday, May 12th 1933
  • Marco Denevi  100
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1922
  • Farley Mowat  101
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 12th 1921
  • Albert Murray  106
    Novelist
    Friday, May 12th 1916
  • Howard K. Smith  108
    Journalist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • James Bacon  108
    Columnist
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Bertus Aafjes  108
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1914
  • Leslie Charteris  115
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 12th 1907
  • Benjamin Farjeon  184
    Novelist, Playwright
    Saturday, May 12th 1838
  • Edward Lear  210
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 12th 1812
  • Armistead Maupin  78
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 13th 1944
  • Eve Babitz  79
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1943
  • Bruce Chatwin  82
    Novelist, Travel Writer
    Monday, May 13th 1940
  • Roger Zelazny  85
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 13th 1937
  • Daphne du Maurier  115
    Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 13th 1907
  • Arthur Sullivan  180
    Playwright
    Friday, May 13th 1842
  • Alphonse Daudet  182
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 13th 1840
  • Eoin Colfer  57
    Novelist
    Friday, May 14th 1965
  • David Quantick  61
    Journalist
    Sunday, May 14th 1961
  • Christine Brennan  64
    Columnist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1958
  • Rudi Šeligo  87
    Novelist, Playwright, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 14th 1935
  • Barbara Branden  93
    Non-Fiction
    Tuesday, May 14th 1929
  • Herbert W. Franke  95
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 14th 1927
  • Solange Chaput-Rolland  103
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 14th 1919
  • Hal Borland  122
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, May 14th 1900
  • Louis Verneuil  129
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 14th 1893
  • Alexander Kaufmann  205
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 14th 1817
  • Lauren Myracle  53

    Thursday, May 15th 1969
  • Paul Zindel  86

    Friday, May 15th 1936
  • Clifton Fadiman  118
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 15th 1904
  • Katherine Anne Porter  132

    Thursday, May 15th 1890
  • Arthur Schnitzler  160

    Thursday, May 15th 1862
  • L. Frank Baum  166

    Thursday, May 15th 1856
  • Eduard von Keyserling  167
    Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 15th 1855
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu  333
    Poet
    Sunday, May 15th 1689
  • Omar Khayyám  974
    Poet
    Monday, May 15th 1048
  • Adrienne Rich  93

    Thursday, May 16th 1929
  • Louis "Studs" Terkel  110

    Thursday, May 16th 1912
  • Jane Moore  60
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 17th 1962
  • F. Paul Wilson  76

    Friday, May 17th 1946
  • David Cope  81
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 17th 1941
  • Gary Paulsen  83
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 17th 1939
  • Dennis Potter  87

    Friday, May 17th 1935
  • Merle Miller  103
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1919
  • Henri Barbusse  149
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Dorothy Richardson  149
    Novelist, Journalist
    Saturday, May 17th 1873
  • Jacint Verdaguer  177
    Poet
    Saturday, May 17th 1845
  • Virginie Loveling  186
    Poet, Novelist
    Tuesday, May 17th 1836
  • Tina Fey  52
    Screenwriter
    Monday, May 18th 1970
  • Nina Björk  55
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 18th 1967
  • Diane Duane  70
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 18th 1952
  • Yi Munyol  74
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 18th 1948
  • W. G. Sebald  78
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 18th 1944
  • Jeanie MacPherson  135
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 18th 1887
  • Bertrand Russell  150
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 18th 1872
  • Francis Bellamy  167
    Novelist
    Friday, May 18th 1855
  • John Wilson  237
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 18th 1785
  • Jodi Picoult  56
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 19th 1966
  • Gregory Poirier  61
    Screenwriter
    Friday, May 19th 1961
  • Nora Ephron  81
    Screenwriter, Novelist, Playwright
    Monday, May 19th 1941
  • Ruskin Bond  88
    Novelist, Short Stories, Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 19th 1934
  • Paul Erdman  90
    Novelist, Non-Fiction
    Thursday, May 19th 1932
  • Lorraine Hansberry  92

    Monday, May 19th 1930
  • Karel van het Reve  101
    Essayist
    Thursday, May 19th 1921
  • Merriam Modell  114
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 19th 1908
  • Anna Brownell Jameson  228
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, May 19th 1794
  • William Michaelian  66
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Ingvar Ambjørnsen  66
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 20th 1956
  • Michel Vastel  82
    Journalist
    Monday, May 20th 1940
  • John Lucarotti  96
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, May 20th 1926
  • Wolfgang Borchert  101
    Playwright
    Friday, May 20th 1921
  • Gardner Fox  111
    Comic Book Writer
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Annie M. G. Schmidt  111
    Children's Literature
    Saturday, May 20th 1911
  • Dorita Fairlie Bruce  137

    Wednesday, May 20th 1885
  • Sigrid Undset  140

    Saturday, May 20th 1882
  • Hector Malot  192
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 20th 1830
  • Honore de Balzac  223

    Monday, May 20th 1799
  • James Phelan  43

    Monday, May 21st 1979
  • Georgiy Gongadze  53
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 21st 1969
  • Richard Appel  59
    Screenwriter
    Tuesday, May 21st 1963
  • Jeffrey Toobin  62
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 21st 1960
  • Elizabeth Buchan  74
    Novelist
    Friday, May 21st 1948
  • Robert Creeley  96

    Friday, May 21st 1926
  • Harold Robbins  106
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 21st 1916
  • Manly Wade Wellman  119
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 21st 1903
  • Suzanne Lilar  121
    Essayist, Novelist, Playwright
    Tuesday, May 21st 1901
  • Manuel Pérez y Curis  138
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 21st 1884
  • Alexander Pope  334

    Friday, May 21st 1688
  • Graham Linehan  54
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1968
  • Peter Matthiessen  95
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 22nd 1927
  • Jean-Louis Curtis  105
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 22nd 1917
  • Vance Packard  108
    Journalist
    Friday, May 22nd 1914
  • Hergé  115
    Comic Book Writer
    Wednesday, May 22nd 1907
  • Paul Viiding  118
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1904
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  163

    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Tsubouchi Shōyō  163
    Playwright
    Sunday, May 22nd 1859
  • Catulle Mendès  181
    Poet
    Saturday, May 22nd 1841
  • Gérard de Nerval  214
    Poet
    Sunday, May 22nd 1808
  • Mitchell Albom  64
    Novelist
    Friday, May 23rd 1958
  • Jane Kenyon  75
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1947
  • Jack McCarthy  83
    Poet
    Tuesday, May 23rd 1939
  • Peter Preston  84
    Journalist
    Monday, May 23rd 1938
  • M. Scott Peck  86
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, May 23rd 1936
  • Friedrich Achleitner  92
    Poet
    Friday, May 23rd 1930
  • Karlheinz Deschner  98
    Non-Fiction
    Friday, May 23rd 1924
  • James Blish  101
    Novelist
    Monday, May 23rd 1921
  • Robert Bernstein  103
    Comic Book Writer, Playwright
    Friday, May 23rd 1919
  • Celestine Sibley  108
    Columnist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1914
  • Margaret Wise Brown  112
    Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1910
  • Scott O'Dell  124
    Novelist, Children's Literature
    Monday, May 23rd 1898
  • Pär Lagerkvist  131
    Poet, Playwright, Novelist
    Saturday, May 23rd 1891
  • Margaret Fuller  212
    Journalist
    Wednesday, May 23rd 1810
  • Giuseppe Parini  293
    Satirist, Poet
    Monday, May 23rd 1729
  • Michael Chabon  59

    Friday, May 24th 1963
  • Walter Moers  65

    Friday, May 24th 1957
  • Bob Dylan  81

    Saturday, May 24th 1941
  • Joseph Brodsky  82

    Friday, May 24th 1940
  • William Trevor  94

    Thursday, May 24th 1928
  • Luc Sante  68

    Tuesday, May 25th 1954
  • Jamaica Kincaid  73
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1949
  • Raymond Carver  84
    Short Stories, Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1938
  • John Gregory Dunne  90
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1932
  • Robert Ludlum  95
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1927
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton  219
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson  219
    Poet
    Wednesday, May 25th 1803
  • Caitlín R. Kiernan  58
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 26th 1964
  • Alan Hollinghurst  68
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1954
  • Lyudmila Petrushevskaya  84
    Novelist, Playwright
    Thursday, May 26th 1938
  • Phyllis Gotlieb  96
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 26th 1926
  • Henriette Roosenburg  106
    Journalist
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Moondog  106
    Poet
    Friday, May 26th 1916
  • Antonia Forest  107
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 26th 1915
  • Pierre Daninos  109
    Humorist
    Monday, May 26th 1913
  • Henry Ephron  110
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 26th 1912
  • Maxwell Bodenheim  130
    Poet, Novelist
    Thursday, May 26th 1892
  • Edmond de Goncourt  200

    Sunday, May 26th 1822
  • Harlan Ellison  88

    Sunday, May 27th 1934
  • John Barth  92

    Tuesday, May 27th 1930
  • Marijane Meaker  95

    Friday, May 27th 1927
  • Tony Hillerman  97

    Wednesday, May 27th 1925
  • Herman Wouk  107

    Thursday, May 27th 1915
  • John Cheever  110

    Monday, May 27th 1912
  • Dashiell Hammett  128

    Sunday, May 27th 1894
  • Arnold Bennett  155

    Monday, May 27th 1867
  • Barney Rosset  100

    Sunday, May 28th 1922
  • Walker Percy  106

    Sunday, May 28th 1916
  • Patrick White  110

    Tuesday, May 28th 1912
  • Ian Fleming  114

    Thursday, May 28th 1908
  • Andrew Clements  73
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, May 29th 1949
  • Andre Brink  87
    Novelist
    Wednesday, May 29th 1935
  • Paul R. Ehrlich  90
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, May 29th 1932
  • Lars Bo  98
    Novelist
    Thursday, May 29th 1924
  • Bernard Clavel  99
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1923
  • T.H. White  116
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 29th 1906
  • Alfonsina Storni  130
    Poet
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • Max Brand  130
    Novelist
    Sunday, May 29th 1892
  • G. K. Chesterton  148
    Novelist
    Friday, May 29th 1874
  • Michael Piller  74
    Screenwriter
    Sunday, May 30th 1948
  • Hal Clement  100
    Novelist
    Tuesday, May 30th 1922
  • Pita Amor  104
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1918
  • Joseph Stein  110
    Playwright
    Thursday, May 30th 1912
  • Harry Bernstein  112
    Memoirest
    Monday, May 30th 1910
  • Countee Cullen  119
    Poet
    Saturday, May 30th 1903
  • Cornelia Otis Skinner  123
    Playwright
    Tuesday, May 30th 1899
  • Randolph Bourne  136
    Essayist
    Sunday, May 30th 1886
  • Félix Arnaudin  178
    Poet
    Thursday, May 30th 1844
  • Robin Wasserman  44
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, May 31st 1978
  • John Connolly  54
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1968
  • Lynne Truss  67
    Non-Fiction, Journalist, Essayist
    Tuesday, May 31st 1955
  • Bernard Goldberg  77
    Journalist
    Thursday, May 31st 1945
  • Al Young  83
    Novelist, Poet
    Wednesday, May 31st 1939
  • Robie Macauley  103
    Novelist
    Saturday, May 31st 1919
  • George R. Stewart  127
    Novelist
    Friday, May 31st 1895
  • Konstantin Paustovsky  130
    Novelist, Poet
    Tuesday, May 31st 1892
  • Walt Whitman  203
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1819
  • Ludwig Tieck  249
    Poet
    Monday, May 31st 1773
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