Author Birthdays for September

  • Scott Spencer  79
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • Mustafa Balel  79
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1945
  • C. J. Cherryh  82
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 1st 1942
  • Alan Dershowitz  86
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 1st 1938
  • Ron O'Neal  87
    Screenwriter
    Wednesday, September 1st 1937
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper  97
    Playwright, Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 1st 1927
  • Willem Frederik Hermans  103
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 1st 1921
  • Liz Carpenter  104
    Journalist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1920
  • Eleanor Hibbert  118
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 1st 1906
  • Andrei Platonov  125
    Novelist
    Friday, September 1st 1899
  • Blaise Cendrars  137
    Novelist, Poet
    Thursday, September 1st 1887
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs  149
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1875
  • Innokenty Annensky  169
    Poet
    Saturday, September 1st 1855
  • Daniel Defoe  364
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 1st 1660
  • Aimee Osbourne  41
    Columnist
    Friday, September 2nd 1983
  • Chris Kuzneski  55
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 2nd 1969
  • John S. Hall  64
    Poet
    Friday, September 2nd 1960
  • Walt Simonson  78
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 2nd 1946
  • Cleveland Amory  107
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 2nd 1917
  • Andreas Embirikos  123
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1901
  • Joseph Roth  130
    Journalist, Novelist
    Sunday, September 2nd 1894
  • Ion Dragoumis  146
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 2nd 1878
  • Hans Jæger  170
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 2nd 1854
  • Paul Bourget  172
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 2nd 1852
  • Eugene Field  174
    Children's Literature, Essayist
    Monday, September 2nd 1850
  • Lucretia Peabody Hale  204
    Journalist, Novelist
    Saturday, September 2nd 1820
  • Esteban Echeverría  219
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1805
  • William Somervile  349
    Poet
    Monday, September 2nd 1675
  • Kiran Desai  53
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1971
  • Spike Feresten  60
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 3rd 1964
  • Malcolm Gladwell  61
    Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1963
  • Sergei Dovlatov  83
    Novelist, Journalist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1941
  • Eduardo Galeano  84
    Novelist, Journalist
    Tuesday, September 3rd 1940
  • Caryl Churchill  86
    Playwright
    Saturday, September 3rd 1938
  • Cherry Wilder  94
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 3rd 1930
  • Alison Lurie  98
    Novelist
    Friday, September 3rd 1926
  • Mort Walker  101
    Comic Book Writer
    Monday, September 3rd 1923
  • Marguerite Higgins  104
    Journalist
    Friday, September 3rd 1920
  • Sally Benson  127
    Screenwriter, Short Stories
    Friday, September 3rd 1897
  • Sarah Orne Jewett  175
    Novelist
    Monday, September 3rd 1849
  • Yanka Dyagileva  58
    Poet
    Sunday, September 4th 1966
  • Ferenc Sánta  97
    Novelist, Screenwriter
    Sunday, September 4th 1927
  • Forrest Carter  99
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1925
  • Joan Aiken  100
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 4th 1924
  • Per Olof Sundman  102
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1922
  • Syd Hoff  112
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 4th 1912
  • Richard Wright  116
    Novelist
    Friday, September 4th 1908
  • Mary Renault  119
    Novelist
    Monday, September 4th 1905
  • Antonin Artaud  128
    Playwright
    Friday, September 4th 1896
  • Juliusz Słowacki  215
    Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 4th 1809
  • Constantijn Huygens  428
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 4th 1596
  • Richard Marsland  48
    Comedy Writer
    Sunday, September 5th 1976
  • Frederick Kempe  70
    Journalist
    Sunday, September 5th 1954
  • Dario Bellezza  80
    Poet, Playwright
    Tuesday, September 5th 1944
  • Jonathan Kozol  88
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1936
  • Luis Alcoriza  106
    Screenwriter
    Thursday, September 5th 1918
  • Frank Yerby  108
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1916
  • Nicanor Parra  110
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1914
  • Leila Mackinlay  114
    Novelist
    Monday, September 5th 1910
  • Josué de Castro  116
    Non-Fiction
    Saturday, September 5th 1908
  • Arthur Koestler  119
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 5th 1905
  • Victorien Sardou  193
    Playwright
    Monday, September 5th 1831
  • Goffredo Mameli  197
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 5th 1827
  • A. K. Tolstoy  207
    Poet, Novelist, Playwright
    Friday, September 5th 1817
  • Robert Fergusson  274
    Poet
    Saturday, September 5th 1750
  • Tommaso Campanella  456
    Non-Fiction, Poet
    Thursday, September 5th 1568
  • China Miéville  52
    Novelist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1972
  • Christopher Brookmyre  56
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1968
  • Christopher Nolan  59
    Poet, Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1965
  • Alice Sebold  61
    Novelist
    Friday, September 6th 1963
  • Jennifer Egan  62
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1962
  • Raymond Benson  69
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1955
  • Donna Haraway  80
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 6th 1944
  • Dan Cragg  85
    Novelist, Essayist
    Wednesday, September 6th 1939
  • Robert M. Pirsig  96
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1928
  • Carmen Laforet  103
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 6th 1921
  • Julien Green  124
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 6th 1900
  • Felix Salten  155
    Novelist
    Monday, September 6th 1869
  • William Lane  163
    Journalist
    Friday, September 6th 1861
  • Frances Wright  229
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 6th 1795
  • Diane Farr  51
    Memoirest
    Friday, September 7th 1973
  • Eric Hill  97

    Wednesday, September 7th 1927
  • Edith Sitwell  137

    Wednesday, September 7th 1887
  • Elinor Wylie  139

    Monday, September 7th 1885
  • C. J. Dennis  148

    Thursday, September 7th 1876
  • Aleksandr Kuprin  154

    Wednesday, September 7th 1870
  • Tristan Bernard  158

    Friday, September 7th 1866
  • Angela Rawlings  46
    Poet
    Friday, September 8th 1978
  • Christopher Klim  62
    Novelist
    Saturday, September 8th 1962
  • Terry Tempest Williams  69
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1955
  • Jon Scieszka  70
    Children's Literature
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Michael Shermer  70
    Non-Fiction
    Wednesday, September 8th 1954
  • Ann Beattie  77
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1947
  • Jack Prelutsky  84
    Children's Literature
    Sunday, September 8th 1940
  • Michael Frayn  91
    Playwright, Novelist
    Friday, September 8th 1933
  • Robert W. Firestone  94
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1930
  • Grace Metalious  100
    Novelist
    Monday, September 8th 1924
  • Rasul Gamzatov  101
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1923
  • Gianni Brera  105
    Novelist, Journalist
    Monday, September 8th 1919
  • Jane Arbor  121
    Novelist
    Tuesday, September 8th 1903
  • Siegfried Sassoon  138
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1886
  • Alfred Jarry  151
    Playwright
    Monday, September 8th 1873
  • Wilhelm Raabe  193
    Novelist
    Thursday, September 8th 1831
  • Frédéric Mistral  194
    Poet
    Wednesday, September 8th 1830
  • Clarence Cook  196
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1828
  • Charles Étienne Brasseur de Bourbourg  210
    Non-Fiction
    Thursday, September 8th 1814
  • Eduard Mörike  220
    Poet
    Saturday, September 8th 1804
  • N. F. S. Grundtvig  241
    Non-Fiction
    Monday, September 8th 1783
  • August Wilhelm Schlegel  257
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1767
  • John Sheffield  377
    Poet
    Sunday, September 8th 1647
  • Ludovico Ariosto  550
    Poet
    Tuesday, September 8th 1474
  • Paul Goodman  113

    Saturday, September 9th 1911
  • Cesare Pavese  116

    Wednesday, September 9th 1908
  • Phyllis A. Whitney  121

    Wednesday, September 9th 1903
  • James Hilton  124

    Sunday, September 9th 1900
  • Brassai  125

    Saturday, September 9th 1899
  • Mary Hunter Austin  156

    Wednesday, September 9th 1868
  • Joseph Henry Shorthouse  190

    Tuesday, September 9th 1834
  • Leo Tolstoy  196

    Tuesday, September 9th 1828
  • Zhang Chengzhi  76

    Friday, September 10th 1948
  • Stephen Jay Gould  83

    Wednesday, September 10th 1941
  • Mary Oliver  89

    Tuesday, September 10th 1935
  • Miguel Serrano  107

    Monday, September 10th 1917
  • Cyril Connolly  121

    Thursday, September 10th 1903
  • Georges Bataille  127

    Friday, September 10th 1897
  • Franz Werfel  134

    Wednesday, September 10th 1890
  • H.D.  138

    Friday, September 10th 1886
  • Jeppe Aakjær  158

    Monday, September 10th 1866
  • Hannah Webster Foster  266

    Sunday, September 10th 1758
  • Philip Ardagh  63

    Monday, September 11th 1961
  • Andrew Macdonald  91

    Monday, September 11th 1933
  • Jessica Mitford  107

    Tuesday, September 11th 1917
  • William Thomas Walsh  133

    Friday, September 11th 1891
  • D. H. Lawrence  139

    Friday, September 11th 1885
  • O. Henry  162

    Thursday, September 11th 1862
  • Vjenceslav Novak  165

    Sunday, September 11th 1859
  • Fitz Hugh Ludlow  188

    Sunday, September 11th 1836
  • James Frey  55

    Friday, September 12th 1969
  • Jon Clinch  70

    Sunday, September 12th 1954
  • Michael Ondaatje  81

    Sunday, September 12th 1943
  • Stanislaw Lem  103

    Monday, September 12th 1921
  • H. L. Mencken  144

    Sunday, September 12th 1880
  • Tõnu Õnnepalu  62

    Thursday, September 13th 1962
  • Roald Dahl  108

    Wednesday, September 13th 1916
  • J. B. Priestley  130

    Thursday, September 13th 1894
  • Frances Newman  141

    Thursday, September 13th 1883
  • Sherwood Anderson  148

    Wednesday, September 13th 1876
  • Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  194

    Monday, September 13th 1830
  • Bernard MacLaverty  82

    Monday, September 14th 1942
  • Kate Millett  90

    Friday, September 14th 1934
  • Ivan Klima  93

    Monday, September 14th 1931
  • Larry Collins  95

    Saturday, September 14th 1929
  • Martin Caidin  97

    Wednesday, September 14th 1927
  • Michel Butor  98

    Tuesday, September 14th 1926
  • Abioseh Nicol  100

    Sunday, September 14th 1924
  • Mario Benedetti  104

    Tuesday, September 14th 1920
  • Hamlin Garland  164

    Friday, September 14th 1860
  • Howard Waldrop  78

    Sunday, September 15th 1946
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro  82

    Tuesday, September 15th 1942
  • Robert McCloskey  110

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Adolfo Bioy Casares  110

    Tuesday, September 15th 1914
  • Betty Neels  114

    Thursday, September 15th 1910
  • Gunnar Ekelof  117

    Sunday, September 15th 1907
  • J. Slauerhoff  126

    Thursday, September 15th 1898
  • Agatha Christie  134

    Monday, September 15th 1890
  • Robert Benchley  135

    Sunday, September 15th 1889
  • Sharat Chandra Chatterji  148

    Friday, September 15th 1876
  • James Fenimore Cooper  235

    Tuesday, September 15th 1789
  • Justin Haythe  51

    Sunday, September 16th 1973
  • Nick Sagan  54

    Wednesday, September 16th 1970
  • Walt Becker  56

    Monday, September 16th 1968
  • Nancy Huston  71

    Wednesday, September 16th 1953
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  74

    Saturday, September 16th 1950
  • James Alan McPherson  81

    Thursday, September 16th 1943
  • Breyten Breytenbach  85

    Saturday, September 16th 1939
  • John Knowles  98

    Thursday, September 16th 1926
  • Laurence J. Peter  105

    Tuesday, September 16th 1919
  • H. A. Rey  126

    Friday, September 16th 1898
  • T. E. Hulme  141

    Sunday, September 16th 1883
  • Wendy Northcutt  61

    Tuesday, September 17th 1963
  • Lawrence Anthony  74
    Non-Fiction
    Sunday, September 17th 1950
  • Ken Kesey  89

    Tuesday, September 17th 1935
  • Robert B. Parker  92

    Saturday, September 17th 1932
  • Frank O'Connor  121

    Thursday, September 17th 1903
  • William Carlos Williams  141

    Monday, September 17th 1883
  • Chris Hedges  68

    Tuesday, September 18th 1956
  • Francis Parker Yockey  107

    Tuesday, September 18th 1917
  • William March  131

    Monday, September 18th 1893
  • Samuel Johnson  315

    Wednesday, September 18th 1709
  • Susan Compo  69

    Monday, September 19th 1955
  • James Lipton  98

    Sunday, September 19th 1926
  • Damon Knight  102

    Tuesday, September 19th 1922
  • William Golding  113

    Tuesday, September 19th 1911
  • Mika Waltari  116

    Saturday, September 19th 1908
  • James Blaylock  74

    Wednesday, September 20th 1950
  • George R. R. Martin  76

    Monday, September 20th 1948
  • Keith Roberts  89

    Friday, September 20th 1935
  • Donald Hall  96

    Thursday, September 20th 1928
  • Geraldine Clinton Little  101

    Thursday, September 20th 1923
  • Stevie Smith  122

    Saturday, September 20th 1902
  • Charles Williams  138

    Monday, September 20th 1886
  • Maxwell Perkins  140

    Saturday, September 20th 1884
  • Upton Sinclair  146

    Friday, September 20th 1878
  • Kate Harrington  193

    Tuesday, September 20th 1831
  • Heather Brewer  51

    Friday, September 21st 1973
  • Ethan Coen  67

    Saturday, September 21st 1957
  • Stephen King  77

    Sunday, September 21st 1947
  • Fannie Flagg  80

    Thursday, September 21st 1944
  • Leonard Cohen  90

    Friday, September 21st 1934
  • H. G. Wells  158

    Friday, September 21st 1866
  • Rosamunde Pilcher  100

    Monday, September 22nd 1924
  • Dannie Abse  101

    Saturday, September 22nd 1923
  • Theodore Hook  236

    Monday, September 22nd 1788
  • John Home  302

    Tuesday, September 22nd 1722
  • Ana Marie Cox  52

    Saturday, September 23rd 1972
  • Peter David  68

    Sunday, September 23rd 1956
  • Anne Desclos - Pauline Réage  117

    Monday, September 23rd 1907
  • Jaroslav Seifert  123

    Monday, September 23rd 1901
  • Emma Orczy  159

    Saturday, September 23rd 1865
  • Mary Church Terrell  161

    Wednesday, September 23rd 1863
  • Szilvia Molnar  40

    Monday, September 24th 1984
  • Shamim Sarif  55

    Wednesday, September 24th 1969
  • Yves Navarre  84

    Tuesday, September 24th 1940
  • John Brunner  90

    Monday, September 24th 1934
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald  128

    Thursday, September 24th 1896
  • A. P. Herbert  134

    Wednesday, September 24th 1890
  • Charles Ferdinand Ramuz  146

    Tuesday, September 24th 1878
  • Horace Walpole  307

    Friday, September 24th 1717
  • William Faulkner  127

    Saturday, September 25th 1897
  • Mark Haddon  62

    Wednesday, September 26th 1962
  • Minette Walters  75

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Jane Smiley  75

    Monday, September 26th 1949
  • Andrea Dworkin  78

    Thursday, September 26th 1946
  • T. S. Eliot  136

    Wednesday, September 26th 1888
  • Joyce Johnson  89

    Friday, September 27th 1935
  • Jim Thompson  118

    Thursday, September 27th 1906
  • Grazia Deledda  153

    Wednesday, September 27th 1871
  • Stuart M. Kaminsky  90

    Saturday, September 29th 1934
  • Stan Berenstain  101

    Saturday, September 29th 1923
  • Miguel de Cervantes  477
    Novelist, Poet, Playwright
    Monday, September 29th 1547
  • W. S. Merwin  97

    Friday, September 30th 1927
  • Truman Capote  100

    Tuesday, September 30th 1924
  • Gertrude Atherton  167

    Wednesday, September 30th 1857
  • Ferdinand von Saar  191

    Monday, September 30th 1833
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