Author Birthdays for September

  • Scott Spencer  76
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • Mustafa Balel  76
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • C. J. Cherryh  79
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 1st 1942
  • Alan Dershowitz  83
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 1st 1938
  • Ron O'Neal  84
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, September 1st 1937
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper  94
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 1st 1927
  • Willem Frederik Hermans  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 1st 1921
  • Liz Carpenter  101
    Journalist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1920
  • Eleanor Hibbert  115
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  122
    Novelist
    Friday, September 1st 1899
  • Blaise Cendrars  134
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, September 1st 1887
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs  146
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1875
  • Innokenty Annensky  166
    Poet
    Saturday, September 1st 1855
  • Daniel Defoe  361
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1660
  • Aimee Osbourne  38
    Columnist
    Friday, September 2nd 1983
  • Chris Kuzneski  52
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 2nd 1969
  • John S. Hall  61
    Poet
    Friday, September 2nd 1960
  • Walt Simonson  75
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 2nd 1946
  • Cleveland Amory  104
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 2nd 1917
  • Andreas Embirikos  120
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1901
  • Joseph Roth  127
    Journalist, Novelist
    Sunday, September 2nd 1894
  • Ion Dragoumis  143
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 2nd 1878
  • Hans Jæger  167
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 2nd 1854
  • Paul Bourget  169
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 2nd 1852
  • Eugene Field  171
    Children's Literature, Essayist
    Monday, September 2nd 1850
  • Lucretia Peabody Hale  201
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, September 2nd 1820
  • Esteban Echeverría  216
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1805
  • William Somervile  346
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1675
  • Kiran Desai  50
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1971
  • Spike Feresten  57
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 3rd 1964
  • Malcolm Gladwell  58
    Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1963
  • Sergei Dovlatov  80
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1941
  • Eduardo Galeano  81
    Novelist, Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1940
  • Caryl Churchill  83
    Playwright
    Saturday, September 3rd 1938
  • Cherry Wilder  91
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1930
  • Alison Lurie  95
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1926
  • Mort Walker  98
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 3rd 1923
  • Marguerite Higgins  101
    Journalist
    Friday, September 3rd 1920
  • Sally Benson  124
    Screenwriter, Short Stories
    Friday, September 3rd 1897
  • Sarah Orne Jewett  172
    Novelist
    Monday, September 3rd 1849
  • Yanka Dyagileva  55
    Poet
    Sunday, September 4th 1966
  • Ferenc Sánta  94
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, September 4th 1927
  • Forrest Carter  96
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1925
  • Joan Aiken  97
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 4th 1924
  • Per Olof Sundman  99
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1922
  • Syd Hoff  109
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 4th 1912
  • Richard Wright  113
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1908
  • Mary Renault  116
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1905
  • Antonin Artaud  125
    Playwright
    Friday, September 4th 1896
  • Juliusz Słowacki  212
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 4th 1809
  • Constantijn Huygens  425
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 4th 1596
  • Richard Marsland  45
    Comedy Writer
    Sunday, September 5th 1976
  • Frederick Kempe  67
    Journalist
    Sunday, September 5th 1954
  • Dario Bellezza  77
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, September 5th 1944
  • Jonathan Kozol  85
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1936
  • Luis Alcoriza  103
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 5th 1918
  • Frank Yerby  105
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1916
  • Nicanor Parra  107
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1914
  • Leila Mackinlay  111
    Novelist
    Monday, September 5th 1910
  • Josué de Castro  113
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1908
  • Arthur Koestler  116
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1905
  • Victorien Sardou  190
    Playwright
    Monday, September 5th 1831
  • Goffredo Mameli  194
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 5th 1827
  • A. K. Tolstoy  204
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, September 5th 1817
  • Robert Fergusson  271
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1750
  • Tommaso Campanella  453
    Non-Fiction, Poet
    Thursday, September 5th 1568
  • China Miéville  49
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1972
  • Christopher Brookmyre  53
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1968
  • Christopher Nolan  56
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1965
  • Alice Sebold  58
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1963
  • Jennifer Egan  59
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1962
  • Raymond Benson  66
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1955
  • Donna Haraway  77
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 6th 1944
  • Dan Cragg  82
    Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1939
  • Robert M. Pirsig  93
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1928
  • Carmen Laforet  100
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1921
  • Julien Green  121
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1900
  • Felix Salten  152
    Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1869
  • William Lane  160
    Journalist
    Friday, September 6th 1861
  • Frances Wright  226
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 6th 1795
  • Diane Farr  48
    Memoirest
    Friday, September 7th 1973
  • Eric Hill  94

    Wednesday, September 7th 1927
  • Edith Sitwell  134

    Wednesday, September 7th 1887
  • Elinor Wylie  136

    Monday, September 7th 1885
  • C. J. Dennis  145

    Thursday, September 7th 1876
  • Aleksandr Kuprin  151

    Wednesday, September 7th 1870
  • Tristan Bernard  155

    Friday, September 7th 1866
  • Angela Rawlings  43
    Poet
    Friday, September 8th 1978
  • Christopher Klim  59
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 8th 1962
  • Terry Tempest Williams  66
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1955
  • Jon Scieszka  67
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Michael Shermer  67
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Ann Beattie  74
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1947
  • Jack Prelutsky  81
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, September 8th 1940
  • Michael Frayn  88
    Playwright, Novelist
    Friday, September 8th 1933
  • Robert W. Firestone  91
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1930
  • Grace Metalious  97
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1924
  • Rasul Gamzatov  98
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1923
  • Gianni Brera  102
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, September 8th 1919
  • Jane Arbor  118
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 8th 1903
  • Siegfried Sassoon  135
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1886
  • Alfred Jarry  148
    Playwright
    Monday, September 8th 1873
  • Wilhelm Raabe  190
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 8th 1831
  • Frédéric Mistral  191
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1830
  • Clarence Cook  193
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1828
  • Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg  207
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1814
  • Eduard Mörike  217
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1804
  • N. F. S. Grundtvig  238
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1783
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel  254
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1767
  • John Sheffield  374
    Poet
    Sunday, September 8th 1647
  • Ludovico Ariosto  547
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1474
  • Paul Goodman  110

    Saturday, September 9th 1911
  • Cesare Pavese  113

    Wednesday, September 9th 1908
  • Phyllis A. Whitney  118

    Wednesday, September 9th 1903
  • James Hilton  121

    Sunday, September 9th 1900
  • Brassai  122

    Saturday, September 9th 1899
  • Mary Hunter Austin  153

    Wednesday, September 9th 1868
  • Joseph Henry Shorthouse  187

    Tuesday, September 9th 1834
  • Leo Tolstoy  193

    Tuesday, September 9th 1828
  • Zhang Chengzhi  73

    Friday, September 10th 1948
  • Stephen Jay Gould  80

    Wednesday, September 10th 1941
  • Mary Oliver  86

    Tuesday, September 10th 1935
  • Miguel Serrano  104

    Monday, September 10th 1917
  • Cyril Connolly  118

    Thursday, September 10th 1903
  • Georges Bataille  124

    Friday, September 10th 1897
  • Franz Werfel  131

    Wednesday, September 10th 1890
  • H.D.  135

    Friday, September 10th 1886
  • Jeppe Aakjær  155

    Monday, September 10th 1866
  • Hannah Webster Foster  263

    Sunday, September 10th 1758
  • Philip Ardagh  60

    Monday, September 11th 1961
  • Andrew Macdonald  88

    Monday, September 11th 1933
  • Jessica Mitford  104

    Tuesday, September 11th 1917
  • William Thomas Walsh  130

    Friday, September 11th 1891
  • D. H. Lawrence  136

    Friday, September 11th 1885
  • O. Henry  159

    Thursday, September 11th 1862
  • Vjenceslav Novak  162

    Sunday, September 11th 1859
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow  185

    Sunday, September 11th 1836
  • James Frey  52

    Friday, September 12th 1969
  • Jon Clinch  67

    Sunday, September 12th 1954
  • Michael Ondaatje  78

    Sunday, September 12th 1943
  • Stanislaw Lem  100

    Monday, September 12th 1921
  • H. L. Mencken  141

    Sunday, September 12th 1880
  • Tõnu Õnnepalu  59

    Thursday, September 13th 1962
  • Roald Dahl  105

    Wednesday, September 13th 1916
  • J. B. Priestley  127

    Thursday, September 13th 1894
  • Frances Newman  138

    Thursday, September 13th 1883
  • Sherwood Anderson  145

    Wednesday, September 13th 1876
  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  191

    Monday, September 13th 1830
  • Bernard MacLaverty  79

    Monday, September 14th 1942
  • Kate Millett  87

    Friday, September 14th 1934
  • Ivan Klima  90

    Monday, September 14th 1931
  • Larry Collins  92

    Saturday, September 14th 1929
  • Martin Caidin  94

    Wednesday, September 14th 1927
  • Michel Butor  95

    Tuesday, September 14th 1926
  • Abioseh Nicol  97

    Sunday, September 14th 1924
  • Mario Benedetti  101

    Tuesday, September 14th 1920
  • Hamlin Garland  161

    Friday, September 14th 1860
  • Howard Waldrop  75

    Sunday, September 15th 1946
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro  79

    Tuesday, September 15th 1942
  • Robert McCloskey  107

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares  107

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Betty Neels  111

    Thursday, September 15th 1910
  • Gunnar Ekelof  114

    Sunday, September 15th 1907
  • J. Slauerhoff  123

    Thursday, September 15th 1898
  • Agatha Christie  131

    Monday, September 15th 1890
  • Robert Benchley  132

    Sunday, September 15th 1889
  • Sharat Chandra Chatterji  145

    Friday, September 15th 1876
  • James Fenimore Cooper  232

    Tuesday, September 15th 1789
  • Justin Haythe  48

    Sunday, September 16th 1973
  • Nick Sagan  51

    Wednesday, September 16th 1970
  • Walt Becker  53

    Monday, September 16th 1968
  • Nancy Huston  68

    Wednesday, September 16th 1953
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  71

    Saturday, September 16th 1950
  • James Alan McPherson  78

    Thursday, September 16th 1943
  • Breyten Breytenbach  82

    Saturday, September 16th 1939
  • John Knowles  95

    Thursday, September 16th 1926
  • Laurence J. Peter  102

    Tuesday, September 16th 1919
  • H. A. Rey  123

    Friday, September 16th 1898
  • T. E. Hulme  138

    Sunday, September 16th 1883
  • Wendy Northcutt  58

    Tuesday, September 17th 1963
  • Lawrence Anthony  71
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 17th 1950
  • Ken Kesey  86

    Tuesday, September 17th 1935
  • Robert B. Parker  89

    Saturday, September 17th 1932
  • Frank O'Connor  118

    Thursday, September 17th 1903
  • William Carlos Williams  138

    Monday, September 17th 1883
  • Chris Hedges  65

    Tuesday, September 18th 1956
  • Francis Parker Yockey  104

    Tuesday, September 18th 1917
  • William March  128

    Monday, September 18th 1893
  • Samuel Johnson  312

    Wednesday, September 18th 1709
  • Susan Compo  66

    Monday, September 19th 1955
  • James Lipton  95

    Sunday, September 19th 1926
  • Damon Knight  99

    Tuesday, September 19th 1922
  • William Golding  110

    Tuesday, September 19th 1911
  • Mika Waltari  113

    Saturday, September 19th 1908
  • James Blaylock  71

    Wednesday, September 20th 1950
  • George R. R. Martin  73

    Monday, September 20th 1948
  • Keith Roberts  86

    Friday, September 20th 1935
  • Donald Hall  93

    Thursday, September 20th 1928
  • Geraldine Clinton Little  98

    Thursday, September 20th 1923
  • Stevie Smith  119

    Saturday, September 20th 1902
  • Charles Williams  135

    Monday, September 20th 1886
  • Maxwell Perkins  137

    Saturday, September 20th 1884
  • Upton Sinclair  143

    Friday, September 20th 1878
  • Kate Harrington  190

    Tuesday, September 20th 1831
  • Heather Brewer  48

    Friday, September 21st 1973
  • Ethan Coen  64

    Saturday, September 21st 1957
  • Stephen King  74

    Sunday, September 21st 1947
  • Fannie Flagg  77

    Thursday, September 21st 1944
  • Leonard Cohen  87

    Friday, September 21st 1934
  • H. G. Wells  155

    Friday, September 21st 1866
  • Rosamunde Pilcher  97

    Monday, September 22nd 1924
  • Dannie Abse  98

    Saturday, September 22nd 1923
  • Theodore Hook  233

    Monday, September 22nd 1788
  • John Home  299

    Tuesday, September 22nd 1722
  • Ana Marie Cox  49

    Saturday, September 23rd 1972
  • Peter David  65

    Sunday, September 23rd 1956
  • Anne Desclos - Pauline Réage  114

    Monday, September 23rd 1907
  • Jaroslav Seifert  120

    Monday, September 23rd 1901
  • Emma Orczy  156

    Saturday, September 23rd 1865
  • Mary Church Terrell  158

    Wednesday, September 23rd 1863
  • Szilvia Molnar  37

    Monday, September 24th 1984
  • Shamim Sarif  52

    Wednesday, September 24th 1969
  • Yves Navarre  81

    Tuesday, September 24th 1940
  • John Brunner  87

    Monday, September 24th 1934
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald  125

    Thursday, September 24th 1896
  • A. P. Herbert  131

    Wednesday, September 24th 1890
  • Charles Ferdinand Ramuz  143

    Tuesday, September 24th 1878
  • Horace Walpole  304

    Friday, September 24th 1717
  • William Faulkner  124

    Saturday, September 25th 1897
  • Mark Haddon  59

    Wednesday, September 26th 1962
  • Minette Walters  72

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Jane Smiley  72

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Andrea Dworkin  75

    Thursday, September 26th 1946
  • T. S. Eliot  133

    Wednesday, September 26th 1888
  • Joyce Johnson  86

    Friday, September 27th 1935
  • Jim Thompson  115

    Thursday, September 27th 1906
  • Grazia Deledda  150

    Wednesday, September 27th 1871
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky  87

    Saturday, September 29th 1934
  • Stan Berenstain  98

    Saturday, September 29th 1923
  • Miguel de Cervantes  474
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 29th 1547
  • W. S. Merwin  94

    Friday, September 30th 1927
  • Truman Capote  97

    Tuesday, September 30th 1924
  • Gertrude Atherton  164

    Wednesday, September 30th 1857
  • Ferdinand von Saar  188

    Monday, September 30th 1833
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