September Author Birthdays

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Some September author birthdays!

 

Edgar Rice Burroughs (TarzanJohn Carter of Mars)  9/1

Lucretia Hale (The Peterkin Papers) 9/2

Syd Hoff (Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal, many other children’s books, political cartoons, and books for adults)  9/3

Anthony Browne (Willy and Hugh, Willy and the Wimp, Bear Hunt)  9/11

Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Tales of the Unexpected)  9/13

William H Armstrong (Sounder)  9/14

John Steptoe (Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Mother Crocodile)  9/14

James Fenimore Cooper (Last of the Mohicans, Leatherstocking Tales)  9/15

Tomie DePaola (Strega Nona, Bill and Pete, Oliver Button is a Sissy)  9/15

Robert McCloskey (Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal)  9/15

H.A. Rey (Curious George, Katy-No-Pocket)  9/16

Vicki Cobb (Science Experiments You Can Eat, Marie Curie: A Photographic Story of a Life) 9/17

Miska Petersham (7 Stories for Wide-Awakes; A Story Book of the Things We Wear: Wool, Cotton, Silk, Rayon)  9/19

H.G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau)  9/21

Taro Yashima (Crow Boy, Seashore Story)  9/21

Jane Curry (Back in the Beforetime, Mindy’s Mysterious Miniature, Abaloc series)  9/24

Wilson Rawls (Where the Red Fern Grows, Summer of the Monkeys)  9/24

Paul Goble (Iktomi and the Berries: A Plains Indian Story; The Boy and his Mud Horses)  9/27

Bernard Waber (Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile; The House on East 88th Street)  9/27

Kate Douglas Wiggin (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm)  9/28

Stan Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears series)  9/29

Edgar D’Aulaire (Norse Gods and Giants, Trolls) 9/30

August Author Birthdays

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August author birthdays! Did I miss one of your favorites? Let me know so I can add it!

August 1

Herman Melville

Amy Friedman

Madison Smartt Bell


August 2

James Baldwin

Isabel Allende

Beverly Coyle

Holling C Holling

 

August 3

PD James

Leon Uris

Marvin Bell

Mary Calhoun

Walter Kirn

 

August 4

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Knut Hamsun

Mary While Calstom

 

August 5

Guy deMaupassant

Conrad Aiken

Wendell Berry

 

August 6

Lord Alfred Tennyson

Norma Farber

Piers Anthony

Barbara Cooney

 

August 7

Garrisson Keillor

Betsy Byars

 

August 8

Sara Teasdale

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Valerie Sayers

 

August 9

John Dryden

Philip Larkin

Daniel Keyes

Johnathan Kellerman

Seymour Simon

Pamela L Travers

 

August 10

Suzanne Collins

 

August 11

Alex Haley

Andre Dubus

Joanna Cole

Don Freeman

 

August 12

Edith Hamilton

William Goldman

Walter Dean Meyers

Gail Parent

Ruth Stiles Gannett

 

August 14

Russell Baker

William Kittredge

Alice Provensen

 

August 15

Sir Walter Scott

Edith Nesbit

Stieg Larsson

Mary Jo Salter


August 16

Wallace Thurman

William Maxwell

Charles Bukowski

Diana Wynne Jones

 

August 17

Ted Hughes

VS Naipaul

 

August 18

Paula Danziger

Brian Pinkney

 

August 19

Samuel Richardson

Ogden Nash

James Gould Cozzens

 

August 20

HP Lovecraft

Jacqueline Susann

Jeff Brown

 

August 21

XJ Kennedy

Robert Stone

Arthur Yorinks

 

August 22

Dorothy Parker

Ray Bradbury

Annie Proulx

 

August 23

Edgar Lee Masters

Robert Irwin

Melanie Rae Thon

 

August 24

Jorge Luis Borges

Jean Rhys

AS Byatt

 

August 25

CHarles Wright

Lane Smith


August 26

Christoper Isherwood

Julio Cortázar

Barbara Ehrenreich

 

August 27

Theodore Dreiser

CS Forster

Ira Levin

William Least Heat-Moon

Lisa Yee

Suzy Cline

Ann Rinaldi

Sarah Stewart

 

August 28

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sir John Betjeman

Janet Frame

Rita Dove

Robert Duvoisin

Allen Say

Tasha Tudor

 

August 29

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Preston Sturges

Karen Hesse

 

August 30

Mary Shelley

Virginia Lee Burton

Helen Craig

July Author Birthdays

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July author birthdays!  Missed one of your favorites? Let me know so I can add it!

July 1
George Sand (1804)
William Strunk (1869)
James M. Cain (1892)

July 2
Hermann Hesse (1877)
Wislawa Szymborska (1923)

July 3
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860)
Franz Kafka (1883)
M.F.K. Fisher (1908)
Tom Stoppard (1937)

July 4
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804)
Lionel Trilling (1905)
Neil Simon (1927)

July 5
Jean Cocteau (1889)
Naomi Long Madgett (1923)

July 6
Verner von Heidenstam (1859)

July 7
Robert Heinlein (1907)

July 8
Elizabeth Kübler-Ross (1926)
Anna Quindlen (1952)

July 9
Ann Radcliffe (1764)
Oliver Sacks (1933)
June Jordan (1936)

July 10
Marcel Proust (1871)
Alice Munro (1931)
Jean Kerr (1922)

July 11
Susan Bogert Warner (1819)
E.B. White (1899)
Harold Bloom (1930)
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (1938)

July 12
Henry David Thoreau (1817)
Pablo Neruda (1904)
Donald Westlake (1933)

July 13
Isaac Babel (1894)
Wole Soyinka (1934)

July 14
Irving Stone (1903)

July 15
Clement Clarke Moore (1779)
Iris Murdoch (1919)

July 16
Anita Brookner (1928)
Reinaldo Arenas (1943)

July 17
Erle Stanley Gardner (1889)
Christiane Rochefort (1917)

July 18
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811)
Nathalie Sarraute (1900)
Jessamyn West (1902)
Hunter S. Thompson (1937)

July 19
Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson (1875)
A.J. Cronin (1896)
Stephen Coonts (1946)
Jayne Anne Phillips (1952)

July 20
Cormac McCarthy (1933)
Henry L. Dumas (1934)

July 21
Ernest Hemingway (1899)
Marshall McLuhan (1911)
John Gardner (1933)
Tess Gallagher (1943)

July 22
Emma Lazarus (1849)
David Shields (1956)

July 23
Raymond Chandler (1888)
John Nichols (1940)

July 24
Alexandre Dumas (1802)
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900)
John D. MacDonald (1916)

July 25
Midge Decter (1927)
David Madden (1933)

July 26
George Bernard Shaw (1856)
Aldous Huxley (1894)
Lawrence Watt Evans (1954)

July 27
Hilaire Belloc (1870)
Elizabeth Hardwick (1916)

July 28
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844)
Beatrix Potter (1866)
Malcolm Lowry (1909)
John Ashbery (1927)
Shirley Ann Grau (1929)

July 29
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805)
Booth Tarkington (1869)
Stanley Kunitz (1905)
Chang-rae Lee (1965)

July 30
Emily Brontë (1818)
Archer Mayor (1950)

July 31
Brett Halliday (1904)
Primo Levi (1919)
Susan Cheever (1943)
Steven Womack (1952)
J.K. Rowling (1965)

May Author Birthdays

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May 1

Joseph Heller

Bobbie Ann Mason

 

May 4

Thomas Kinsella

Graham Swift

David Guterson

Don Wood

 

May 5

Karl Marx

Nellie Bly

Leo Leonni

 

May 6

Randall Jarell

Ted Lewin

Barbara McClintock

 

May 7

Robert Browning

Archibald MacLeish

Nonny Hogrogian

Michael Rosen

 

May 8

Edmund Wilson

Irene Hunt

Louise Meriwether

Milton Metzer

Thomas Pynchon

 

May 9

JM Barrie

Richard Adams

William Pene DuBois

Eleanor Estes

Mona Van Duyn

 

May 10

Christopher Paul Curtis


May 11

Stanley Elkin

 

May 12

Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Farley Mowat

Blue Balliett

Jennifer Armstrong

Edward Lear

 

May 13

Daphne Du Maurier

Norma Klein

Armistead Maupin

 

May 14

Hal Borland

Eoin Colfer

George Selden

 

May 15

  1. Frank Baum

Katherine Ann Porter

Mikhail Bulgakov

David Almond

JS Lewis

Kadir Nelson

Norma Fox Mazer

Paul Zindel

 

May 16

Studs Terkel

Adrienne Rich

Bruce Coville

Margaret Rey

 

May 17

Gary Paulsen

 

May 18

Bertrand Russell

Diane Duane

Sarah Ellis

Debbie Dadey

Lillian Hoban

 

May 19

Lorraine Hansberry

Nora Ephron

 

May 20

Honoré de Balzac

Mary Pope Osborne

 

May 21

Dante Alighieri

Alexander Pope

Harold Robbins

Jeremy Tankard

Robert Creeley

 

May 22

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Peter Matthiessen

Arnold Lobel

 

May 23

Scott O’Dell

Margaret Wise Brown

Susan Cooper

 

May 24

William Trevor

Joseph Brodsky

 

May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Theodore Roethke

Robert Ludlum

Raymond Carver

Jamaica Kincaid

 

May 26

Lisbeth Zwerger

 

May 27

Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Rachel Carson

Herman Wouk

Tony Hillerman

Marijane Meaker

John Barth

 

May 28

Ian Fleming

Walker Percy

May Swenson

 

May 29

Andrew Clements

 

May 30

Countee Cullen

Brock Cole

 

May 31

Walt Whitman

Harry Mazer

Al Young

 

April Author Birthdays

April 1

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Augusta Baker

Samuel Ray Delaney

 

April 2

Hans Christian Andersen

Émile Zola

Sue Townsend

 

April 3

George Herbert

Washington Irving

Jane Goodall

 

April 4

Robert Emmet Sherwood

Marguerite Duras

Maya Angelou

Joanna Reis

 

April 5

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Booker T Washington

Robert Bloch

Anthony Horowitz

Richard Peck

 

April 6

Graeme Base

 

April 7

Charles Baudelaire

Paule Marshall

 

April 8

Trina Schart Hyman

 

April 9

Margaret Peterson Haddix

 

April 10

William Hazlitt

Joseph Pulitzer

Paul Theroux

Martin Waddell

 

April 11

Glenway Wescott

Leo Rosten

Gary Soto

 

April 12

Beverly Cleary

Tom Clancy

Scott Turow

 

April 13

Nella Larsen

Marguerite Henry

Samuel  Beckett

Eudora Welty

Lee Bennett Hopkins

Erik Christian Haugaard

 

April 14

James Branch Cabell

Arnold Toynbee

 

April 15

Henry James

Waverly Root

Jacqueline Briggs Martn

 

April 16

Anatole France

Gertrude Chandler Warner

John Millington Synge

Garth Williams

Kingsley Amis

 

April 17

Karen Blixen

Thornton Wilder

Cynthia Ozick

 

April 18

Richard Harding Davis

 

April 19

Etheridge Knight

 

April 20

Mary Hoffman

 

April 21

Charlotte Bronté

Thomas McMahon

Kole Omsotoso

Barbara Park

 

April 22

Henry Fielding

Ellen Glasgow

Eileen Christelow

James Norman Hall

Vladimir Nabokov

Louise Glück

Paula Fox

 

April 23

William Shakespeare

Edwin Markham

JP Donleavy

Charles Johnson

 

April 24

Anthony Trollope

Robert Penn Warren

Sue Grafton

 

April 25

Padget Powell

Maud Hart Lovelace

 

April 26

Marcus Aurelius

Bernard Malamud

Patricia Reilly Giff

 

April 27

Edward Gibbon

Jessie Redmon Fauset

Ludwig Bemelmans

John Burningham

Nancy Shaw

Steven D’amico

August Wilson

 

April 28

Harper Lee

Lois Duncan

Terry Pratchett

Carolyn Forché

Amy Hest

 

April 29

William Randolph Hearst

Jill Paton Walsh

Yusef Komunyakaa

 

April 30

Alice B Toklas

Annie Dillard