Today in Novelist History (Part 3)

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

Historical Events

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 525

1897-04-17 - Thornton N Wilder, US, novelist/playwright (Our Town)
1897-07-26 - Paul Gallico, NY, novelist
1897-08-10 - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch novelist (Ciske the Rat)
1898-06-03 - Rosa Chacel, spanish novelist
1898-06-22 - Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
1898-07-08 - Alec Waugh, London, novelist (Island in the Sun); brother of Evelyn
1899-01-17 - Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
1899-02-19 - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
1899-03-08 - Eric Linklater, Scotland, novelist/poet (Blue Swallows)
1899-04-23 - Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)
1899-05-19 - Leonid Maksimovich Leonov, novelist/playwright
1899-06-07 - Elizabeth Bowen, Dublin, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters)
1899-06-11 - Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
1899-08-03 - Sally Benson, novelist
1899-08-24 - Johan J Fabricius, Dutch novelist (Island of Demons)
1899-08-27 - C.S. (Cecil Scott )Forester, England, historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower). Died. 1966
1900-05-01 - Ignazio Silone, Italy, novelist/politician (Bread & Wine)
1900-06-05 - Barbara Gooden, novelist
1900-07-29 - Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist (Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974)
1900-08-07 - Taylor Caldwell, novelist
1900-09-07 - "Janet" Taylor Caldwell, England, novelist (Melissa)
1900-09-09 - James Hilton, English novelist (Goodbye Mr Chips)
Novelist Thomas WolfeNovelist Thomas Wolfe (1900-10-03) 1900-10-03 - Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)
1900-11-22 - Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
1901-01-13 - A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
1901-11-03 - Andre Malraux, [Berger], Paris, France, novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine)
1901-12-19 - Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, NYC, anthropologist/novelist
1902-07-17 - Christina Stead, Australia, novelist (Man Who Loved Children)
1902-08-16 - Georgette Heyer, England, novelist (Friday's Child)
Novelist André MalrauxNovelist André Malraux (1901-11-03) 1902-11-01 - Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat)
1902-11-29 - Carlo Levi, Italy, painter/novelist (Of Fear & Freedom)
1903-02-19 - Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
1903-08-01 - Paul George Vincent O'Shaughnessy Horgan, novelist
1903-08-19 - James Gould Cozzens, US, novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor)
1903-10-17 - Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)
1903-11-07 - Albert Helman, [Lou Lichtveld], Suriname politician/novelist
1904-02-04 - MacKinlay Kantor, Webster City Iowa, novelist (Andersonville)
1904-05-06 - Harry Martinson, Sweden, novelist/poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974)
1904-07-14 - Isaac Bashevis Singer, Poland, Yiddish novelist (Enemies-Nobel 1978)
Writer Graham GreeneWriter Graham Greene (1904-10-02) 1904-10-02 - [Henry] Graham Greene, England, prolific novelist (Brighton Rock)
1904-11-25 - Ba Jin, Chinese novelist (d. 2005)
1905-01-31 - John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist (Appointment at Samarra)
1905-03-01 - Pol le Roy, Flemish author/novelist/writer (Stroom)
1905-04-22 - Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
1905-05-16 - H[erbert] E[rnest] Bates, novelist (Feast for July, Love for Lydia)
1905-07-25 - Elias Canetti, Bulgarian/British novelist (Life-Terms, Nobel 1981)
1905-10-15 - Charles P Snow, England, novelist/scientist (Death Under Sail)
1905-12-21 - Anthony Powell, England, novelist (Infants of Spring)
1906-04-27 - Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)
1906-04-28 - Pierre [Louis] Boileau, Paris France, novelist (Vertigo)
1906-05-29 - Terence Hanbury White, Bombay India, novelist (England Have My Bones)
1906-06-27 - Catherine Cookson, England, novelist (Bannaman Legacy)
Novelist R.K. NarayanNovelist R.K. Narayan (1906-10-10) 1906-10-10 - R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (d. 2001)
1906-12-08 - Richard Llewellyn, Wales, novelist (How Green Was My Valley)
1906-12-15 - Betty Smith, novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn)
1907-09-23 - Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
1908-01-23 - Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist
1908-02-11 - Sutan Takdir Alishahbana, Indonesian linguistic/author/novelist
1908-07-07 - Harriette Arnow, Wayne Co, Ky, novelist (Dollmaker)
1908-08-16 - William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
1908-08-31 - William Saroyan, US, novelist/playwright (Time of Your Life)
1908-09-19 - Mika Waltari, novelist (Egyptian)
1908-10-10 - Mercè Rodoreda, Catalan novelist (d. 1983)
1909-02-18 - Wallace Stegner, novelist/critic (Pulitzer-1971-Angle of Repose)
1909-03-22 - Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
1909-03-28 - Nelson Algren, US, novelist (Man with the Golden Arm)
1909-04-13 - Eudora Welty, Jackson Ms, novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973)
1909-06-19 - Osamu Dazai, Japan, novelist (Tsugaru, No Longer Human)
1909-07-01 - Juan Carlos Onetti, novelist
1909-07-08 - Petar Segedin, Croatian novelist (Holy Devil)
1909-07-28 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (Under the Volcano)
1909-10-07 - Anni Blomqvist, Finnish novelist (d. 1990)
1910-02-04 - Uys Krige, South African playwright/novelist (Orphan of the Desert)
1910-02-22 - Nicholas Monsarrat, Liverpool England, novelist
1910-12-19 - Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1910-12-19 - Jose Lezama Lima, Havana Cuba, poet/novelist
1911-07-27 - Rayner Heppenstall, British novelist (d. 1981)
Nobel Laureate and Novelist William GoldingNobel Laureate and Novelist William Golding (1911-09-19) 1911-09-19 - William Golding, Cornwall England, novelist (Lord of the Flies-Nobel 1983), (d. 1993)
1911-12-13 - Kenneth Patchen, Niles, Ohio, poet/novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), (d. 1972)
1911-12-20 - Hortense Calisher, NYC, novelist (Arts & Letters 1967)
1911-12-31 - Dal Stivens, Australian novelist (d. 1997)
1912-01-16 - Franz Tumler, Austria, author/novelist (Cloak, Aufruf)
1912-02-11 - Roy Fuller, Failsworth, Lancashire, English poet/novelist (Lost Season)
1912-03-12 - Kylie Tennant, novelist (Battlers, Lost Haven)
1912-04-29 - Terence de Vere White, novelist/critic
1912-05-28 - Patrick White, Australia, novelist (Happy Valley, Nobel 1973)
Poet/Novelist Kenneth PatchenPoet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen (1911-12-13) 1912-06-21 - Mary McCarthy, US, novelist (Group)
1912-07-20 - George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (d. 1970)
1912-09-30 - Oliver Charles Anderson, novelist
1913-02-27 - Irwin Shaw, US, novelist (Rich Man Poor Man)
1913-07-27 - Eva Jones, poet/novelist
1913-11-07 - Albert Camus, Algeria, author (The Just-Nobel 1957), (d. 1960)
1914-02-05 - William S Burroughs, St Louis, novelist (Naked Lunch)
1914-03-27 - Budd Schulberg, NYC, novelist (On the Waterfront)
1914-04-04 - Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
1914-04-26 - Bernard Malamud, US, novelist (Fixer, Natural, Pulitizer 1967)
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (1913-11-07) 1915-05-27 - Herman Wouk, NYC, novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War)
1915-07-07 - Margaret Walker Alexander, poet/novelist (For My People)
1915-10-24 - Marghanita Laski, British Journalist and Novelist(d. 1988)
1915-12-13 - Ross MacDonald, detective novelist (Goodbye Look)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 223 of 223

Novelist Norman MailerNovelist Norman Mailer (2007-11-10) 2007-11-10 - Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84
2007-11-12 - Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
2009-01-27 - John Updike, American Novelist (b. 1932)
2009-02-18 - Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
2009-04-11 - Corín Tellado, Spanish romance novelist (b. 1927)
2009-04-19 - J.G. Ballard, British novelist. (b. 1930)
2009-05-17 - Mario Benedetti, Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet (b. 1920)
2009-08-05 - Budd Schulberg, American screenwriter and novelist (b. 1914)
2009-08-22 - Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
2009-11-03 - Francisco Ayala, Spanish novelist (b. 1906)
2010-01-21 - Paul Quarrington, Canadian novelist, playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, musician and educator (b. 1953)
Novelist J. D. SalingerNovelist J. D. Salinger (2010-01-27) 2010-01-27 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist (b. 1919)
2010-02-14 - Dick Francis, British jockey-turned-novelist (b. 1920)
2010-03-12 - Miguel Delibes, Spanish novelist (b. 1920)
2010-07-09 - Jessica Anderson, Australian novelist (b. 1916)
2010-08-14 - Tahar Wattar, Algerian novelist (b. 1936)
2010-10-05 - Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
2010-10-12 - Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
2012-02-24 - Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
2012-03-28 - John Arden, English novelist/playwright, dies at 81
2012-06-05 - Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
2012-07-30 - Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72
2012-11-22 - Bryce Courtenay, South African-born Australian novelist, dies from stomach cancer at 79


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