Today in Novelist History (Part 2)

Literature Topics: Author - Essayist - Journalist - Jurist - Playwright - Poetess - Poetry - Scholar - Writer

Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 525

1869-08-23 - Edgar Lee Masters, poet/novelist (Spoon River Anthology)
Writer André GideWriter André Gide (1869-11-22) 1869-11-22 - Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)
1870-01-03 - Henry Handel Richardson, Australia, novelist (Richard Mahoney)
1870-07-08 - Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
1870-10-22 - Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)
1870-12-10 - Pierre Louijs, France, novelist/poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet)
1871-03-27 - Heinrich Mann, Germany, novelist/essayist (Blue Angel); bros of Thomas
1871-07-10 - Marcel Proust, France, novelist (Remembrance of Things Past)
1871-08-27 - Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)
Novelist Stephen CraneNovelist Stephen Crane (1871-11-01) 1871-11-01 - Stephen Crane, Newark, New Jersey, novelist/poet (Red Badge of Courage), (d. 1900)
1872-01-31 - Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)
1872-06-27 - Paul Laurence Dunbar, Dayton Ohio, poet/novelist (Oak & Ivory)
1872-12-21 - Albert P Terhune, US, novelist (Lad, a Dog)
1873-01-01 - Mariano Azuela, Mexico, novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
1873-01-20 - Johannes V Jensen, Denmark, novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)
1873-01-28 - Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)
1873-02-11 - Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
Novelist and Performer ColetteNovelist and Performer Colette (1873-01-28) 1873-03-10 - Jakob Wassermann, Germany, novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
1873-04-22 - Ellen Anderson Glasgow, US, novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942)
1873-05-17 - Dorothy Miller Richardson, Abingdon Berkshire, novelist
1873-05-17 - Henri Barbusse, Asnieres France, novelist (Le Feu)
1873-12-17 - Ford Madox Ford, England, novelist/editor (Inheritors)
1874-01-25 - [William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)
1874-03-22 - Ellen Glasgow, novelist
1874-05-29 - G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], London, English writer (Man Who Made Gold)
1874-08-26 - Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)
1875-04-01 - Edgar Wallace, England, novelist/playwright/journalist (Terror)
1875-04-15 - Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright/novelist (Poverty)
Novelist Thomas MannNovelist Thomas Mann (1875-06-06) 1875-06-06 - Thomas Mann, Germany, novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929)
1876-04-17 - Ian Hay, Scotland, novelist/playwright (PIp, Carrying On)
1876-09-15 - Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian novelist (d. 1938)
1877-07-02 - Hermann Hesse, Switzerland, novelist/poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), (d.1962)
1877-08-27 - Lloyd Cassel Douglas, novelist
1879-01-01 - Edward M Forster, England, novelist (Howards End, Passage to India)
1879-02-17 - Dorothy Canfield Fisher, US, novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
1879-02-23 - Norman Lindsay, Creswick Victoria, artist/novelist
Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann HesseNobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse (1877-07-02) 1879-04-14 - James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)
1880-02-20 - Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
1880-10-12 - Louis Hémon, French novelist (d. 1913)
1880-11-01 - Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
1880-11-06 - Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
1880-11-06 - Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)
1881-03-23 - Roger Martin du Guard, France, novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
1881-08-29 - Valery Nicolas Larbaud, France, novelist/translator (Enfantines)
1881-12-08 - Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)
Novelist & Poet James JoyceNovelist & Poet James Joyce (1882-02-02) 1882-02-02 - James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
1882-05-20 - Sigrid Undset, Norway, novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
1883-02-20 - Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
1884-02-01 - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
1884-03-13 - Hugh S Walpole, NZ, novelist/playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40)
1884-06-05 - Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
1884-08-12 - Frank Arthur Swinnerton, England, novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
1884-10-25 - Eduardo Barrios, Chile, novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy)
1885-02-07 - Sinclair Lewis, novelist/social critic (Main Street, Nobel 1930)
1885-02-24 - Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
1885-07-21 - Frances Parkinson Keyes, novelist (Dinner at Antoine)
1885-07-26 - Andre Maurois, Elbeuf, France, novelist/biographer
1885-08-26 - Jules Romains, France, novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
1885-08-31 - DuBose Heyward, US novelist (Porgy)
1885-10-11 - Francois Mauriac, France, novelist/poet/playwright (Nobel 1952)
1886-01-17 - Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
1886-10-03 - Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Great Adventure)
1886-11-01 - Hermann Broch, Austria, novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment)
1887-10-06 - MartinLuis Guzman, Mexico, novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
1888-02-20 - Georges Bernanos, France, novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
1888-02-21 - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
1888-07-17 - Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
1888-09-28 - Herman McNeile, Cornwall England, soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond)
1889-01-30 - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
1889-02-10 - Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
1889-02-19 - Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
1889-09-25 - George Douglas Howard Cole, socialist/novelist
1889-10-18 - Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
1889-10-27 - Enid Bagnold, novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit)
1889-11-26 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (d. 1976)
Novelist & Poet Boris PasternakNovelist & Poet Boris Pasternak (1890-02-10) 1890-02-10 - Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)
1890-05-15 - Katherine Anne Porter, US, novelist (Ship of Fools)
1891-04-13 - Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
1891-05-15 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)
1892-03-09 - David Garnett, England, novelist/editor (Lady into Fox)
1892-03-09 - Vita Sackville-West, England, novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener
1892-07-01 - James M Cain, Minneapolis Mn, novelist (Postman Always Rings Twice)
1892-08-11 - Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (d. 1962)
1892-09-28 - Elmer Rice, NYC, playwright/director/novelist (Pulitzer-Street Scene)
1892-10-09 - Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)
1893-01-03 - Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, French novelist/essayist (Gilles)
1893-02-20 - Russel Crouse, journalist/novelist/playwright (Life with Father)
1893-02-28 - Ben Hecht, NYC, novelist/playwright/screenwriter (Front Page)
1893-06-13 - Dorothy Leigh Sayers, England, novelist (9 Taylors)
1893-10-01 - Faith Baldwin, New Rochelle NY, author/novelist (They Who Love)
1894-01-02 - Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist (Portrait of Jennie)
1894-03-17 - Paul Green, US, novelist/playwright (In Abraham's Bosom)
1895-08-16 - Albert Cohen, Swiss novelist (d. 1981)
1896-01-14 - John dos Passos, novelist (1919, Big Money, 42nd Parallel)
1896-04-11 - Léo-Paul Desrosiers, Quebec novelist (d. 1967)
1896-04-23 - Margaret Kennedy, novelist
1896-05-03 - Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (d. 1990)
1896-08-31 - Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
1897-01-28 - Valentin Kataev, Odessa Ukraine, novelist/playwright (Embezzled) Died 1986
1897-02-01 - Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 223

1970-03-15 - Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
1970-07-22 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
1972-08-14 - Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
1973-02-22 - Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
1975-10-27 - Rex Stout, American mystery writer (b. 1886)
1976-03-19 - Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
1976-08-09 - Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65
1977-03-15 - Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
1978-07-02 - Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
1979-07-23 - Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
1979-08-08 - Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (b. 1910)
1980-01-11 - Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
1980-02-09 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
1981-05-23 - Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911)
1981-10-07 - Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)
1984-03-04 - Ernest Buckler, Canadian novelist (b. 1908)
1984-11-06 - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
1985-04-01 - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
1986-01-11 - Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
1986-01-27 - L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
1986-02-28 - Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
1986-04-15 - Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
1986-08-16 - Jaime Saenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
1986-10-28 - John Braine, British novelist (b. 1922)
1987-02-02 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
1987-04-11 - Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83
1987-12-17 - Marguerite Yourcenar, Belgian novelist (b. 1903)
1988-12-25 - Ooka Shohei, Japanese novelist (b. 1909)
1990-05-10 - Walker Percy, physician/novelist (Lancelot), dies of cancer at 73
1990-06-26 - Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (b. 1909)
1990-11-24 - Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
1991-01-22 - Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
1991-06-24 - Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
1991-10-12 - Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
1991-12-19 - Ernest K Gann, US adventure novelist, dies at 81
1992-02-16 - Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
1992-04-13 - Wallace Stegner, novelist (Pulitzer 1972), dies at 84
1992-06-17 - Frederick Exley, novelist (Fan's Note), dies at 63
1992-10-24 - Laurie Colwin, novelist (Happy All the Time), dies at 48
1992-12-12 - Suzanne Lilar, Belgian essayist, novelist and playwright (b. 1901)
1993-10-20 - James Leo Herlihy, novelist (Midnight Cowboy), dies at 66
Novelist Anthony BurgessNovelist Anthony Burgess (1993-11-25) 1993-11-25 - Anthony Burgess, novelist (Clockwork Orange), dies of cancer at 76
1994-03-13 - Sandra Paretti, romantic novelist, dies at 59
1994-06-16 - Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic, dies at 82
1994-07-07 - Rosa Chacel, spanish Novelist, dies at 96
1994-08-08 - Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/Playwright, dies at 94
1995-02-19 - Calder Willingham, novelist/Scriptwriter, dies at 72
1995-03-08 - Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist, dies at 91
1995-06-14 - Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
1995-07-24 - Don Richard Carpenter, novelist, dies at 64
1995-07-25 - Janice Elliott, novelist, dies at 63
1995-08-07 - Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner, dies at 66
1995-10-13 - Henry Roth, novelist (Call it Sleep), dies at 89
1995-12-02 - [William] Robertson Davies, novelist essayist/dramatist, dies
1996-01-11 - Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
1996-02-12 - Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)
1996-04-17 - Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
1996-10-19 - Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist, dies at 84
1996-10-21 - Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
1997-01-19 - James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
1997-08-25 - Robert Pinget, novelist/Playwright, dies at 78
1997-10-14 - Harold Robbins, salacious novelist, dies at 81
1997-11-05 - James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter (b. 1946)
1997-12-30 - Shinichi Hoshi, Japanese novelist (b. 1926)
1998-04-27 - Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
1998-06-11 - Catherine Cookson, British novelist (b. 1906)
1998-08-13 - Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
1998-10-22 - Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
1999-01-11 - Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
1999-10-02 - Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
1999-11-18 - Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910)
2000-01-02 - Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
2000-03-28 - Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
Novelist R.K. NarayanNovelist R.K. Narayan (2001-05-13) 2001-05-13 - R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (b. 1906)
2001-05-17 - Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
2001-08-23 - Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
2001-12-28 - William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
2002-07-23 - Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
2002-12-30 - Mary Wesley, English novelist (b. 1912)
2003-07-14 - Éva Janikovszky, Hungarian novelist (b. 1926)
2003-09-15 - Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)
2004-02-28 - Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
2004-11-08 - Peter Mathers, English-born Australian novelist (b. 1931)
2005-01-07 - Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
2005-01-19 - K. Sello Duiker, South African novelist (b. 1974)
2005-02-21 - Gérard Bessette, Quebec novelist and poet (b. 1920)
2005-02-21 - Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Cuban novelist (b. 1929)
2005-04-20 - Fumio Niwa, Japanese novelist (b. 1904)
2005-06-12 - Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
2005-07-06 - Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
2005-08-09 - Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
2005-11-07 - Harry Thompson, English-born comedian and novelist (b. 1960)
2005-11-08 - David Westheimer, American novelist (b. 1917)
2006-04-30 - Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist
2007-01-01 - A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
2007-04-03 - Marion Eames, Welsh novelist (b. 1921)
2007-04-11 - Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
2007-08-28 - Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (b. 1935)
2007-10-10 - Mehmed Uzun, Contemporary Kurdish writer and novelist. (b. 1953)
2007-10-24 - Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)


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