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January

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe

1 J.D. Salinger, 1919
2 Isaac Asimov, 1920
3 John Ronald Reuel "J.R.R." Tolkien, 1892
4 Jakob Ludwig Carl Grimm, 1785
4 Harlan Coben, 1962
5 Umberto Eco, 1932
6 Carl Sandburg, 1878
6 Khalil Gibran, 1883
6 Alan Watts, 1915
6 Edgar Lawrence "E.L." Doctorow, 1931
6 Karin Slaughter, 1971
7 Zora Neale Hurston, 1903
8 Stephen Hawking, 1942
9 Simone de Beauvoir, 1908
9 Stuart Woods, 1938
10 Robinson Jeffers, 1887
11 William James, 1842
11 Alan Paton, 1903
12 Charles Perrault, 1628
12 Jack London, 1876
13 Horatio Alger, 1832
13 Thomas "Michael" Bond (1926)
14 John dos Passos, 1896
14 Thomas Tryon, 1926
15 Jean Baptiste Poquelin "Moliere," 1622
15 Ernest J. Gaines, 1933
15 Frank Conroy, 1936
16 Robert W. Service, 1874
16 Susan Sontag, 1933
17 Benjamin Franklin, 1706
17 Anne Bronte, 1820
18 Alan Alexander "A.A." Milne, 1882
19 Edgar Allan Poe, 1809
19 Alexander Woolcott, 1887
20 Joy Adamson, 1910
20 Tami Hoag, 1959
21 Eva Ibbotson, 1925
22 Sir Francis Bacon, 1561
22 George Gordon Noel "Lord" Byron, 1788
22 August Strindberg, 1849
22 Joseph Wambaugh, 1937
23 (Marie-Henri Beyle) Stendhal, 1783
23 Derek Walcott, 1930
24 Edith Wharton, 1862
25 Robert Burns, 1759
25 W. Somerset Maugham, 1874
25 Virginia Woolf, 1882
26 Angela Davis, 1944
26 Jonathan Carroll, 1949
27 Lewis Carroll, 1832
27 Mordecai Richler, 1931
28 Sidonie-Gabrielle "Colette," 1873
28 David Lodge, 1935
29 Thomas Paine, 1737
29 Anton Chekhov, 1860
30 Barbara Tuchman, 1912
30 Richard Brautigan, 1935
31 Zane Grey, 1872
31 John O'Hara, 1905
31 Thomas Merton, 1915
31 Norman Mailer, 1923

 

February

Anais Nin
Anais Nin

1 Langston Hughes, 1902
1 Reynolds Price, 1933
2 James Joyce, 1882
2 Ayn Rand, 1905
2 James Dickey, 1923
3 Horace Greeley, 1811
3 Gertrude Stein, 1874
3 Clarence Mulford, 1883
3 James A. Michener, 1907
4 MacKinlay Kantor, 1904
4 Betty Friedan, 1921
5 William S. Burroughs, 1914
5 Andrew Greeley, 1928
6 Christopher Marlowe, 1564
7 Charles Dickens, 1812
7 Sinclair Lewis, 1885
7 Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867
7 Gay Talese, 1932
8 Samuel Butler, 1612
8 Jules Verne, 1828
8 John Grisham, 1955
9 Amy Lowell, 1874
9 Alice Walker, 1944
10 Charles Lamb, 1775
10 Boris Pasternak, 1890
10 Berthold Brecht, 1898
11 Sidney Sheldon, 1917
12 Cotton Mather, 1663
12 Charles Darwin, 1809
12 Judy Blume, 1938
13 Georges Simenon, 1903
14 Carl Bernstein,1944
15 Susan Brownmiller, 1935
16 Van Wyck Brooks, 1886
16 Richard Ford, 1944
17 Margaret Truman, 1924
17 Chaim Potok, 1929
18 Sholem Aleichem, 1859
18 Wallace Stegner, 1909
18 Helen Gurley Brown, 1922
18 Toni Morrison, 1931
19 Andre Breton, 1896
19 Kay Boyle, 1902
19 Carson McCullers, 1917
19 Amy Tan, 1952
20 Russel Crouse, 1893
20 Gloria Vanderbilt, 1924
21 W.H. Auden, 1907
21 Anais Nin, 1903
21 Erma Bombeck, 1927
22 James Russell Lowell, 1819
22 Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1892
23 Samuel Pepys, 1633
23 W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868
23 William L. Shirer, 1904
23 John Sandford (John Camp), 1944
24 Wilhelm Carl Grimm, 1786
24 Mary Ellen Chase, 1887
25 Frank Slaughter, 1908
25 Anthony Burgess, 1917
26 Victor Hugo, 1802
27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807
27 John Steinbeck, 1902
27 Irwin Shaw, 1913
28 Michel de Montaigne, 1533
28 Ben Hecht, 1894
28 Stephen Spender, 1909
29 Howard Nemerov, 1920

 

March

Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams

1 William Dean Howells, 1837
1 Ralph Ellison, 1914
1 Richard Wilbur, 1921
2 Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), 1904
2 Tom Wolfe, 1931
2 John Irving, 1942
3 William Godwin, 1756
3 James Merrill, 1926
3 Patricia MacLachlan, 1938
4 Johann David Wyss, 1743
4 Alan Sillitoe, 1928
5 Charles H Fuller, Jr., 1939
6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806
6 Ring Lardner, Sr., 1885
6 Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 1928
7 Donald Barthelme, 1931
8 Kenneth Grahame, 1859
8 John McPhee, 1931
9 Vita Sackville-West, 1892
9 Mickey Spillane (Frank Morrison), 1918
10 Ina Donna Coolbrith, 1842
10 David Rabe, 1940
11 Douglas Adams, 1952
12 Jack Kerouac, 1922
12 Edward Albee, 1928
12 Virginia Hamilton, 1936
12 Carl Hiaasen, 1953
13 L. Ron Hubbard, 1911
14 Max Shulman, 1919
15 Lady Augusta Gregory, 1852
16 Sid Fleischman, 1920
17 Paul Green, 1894
18 Robert P. Tristram Coffin, 1892
18 John Updike, 1932
18 Michael S. Harper, 1938
19 Philip Roth, 1933
20 Henrik Ibsen, 1828
20 Lois Lowry, 1937
20 Linwood Barclay, 1955
21 Phyllis McGinley, 1905
22 Louis L'Amour, 1908
22 James Patterson, 1947
23 Roger Martin du Guard, 1881
24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1919
25 Bella Cohen Spewack, 1899
25 Flannery O'Connor, 1925
26 A. E. Housman, 1859
26 Robert Frost, 1874
26 Joseph Campbell, 1906
26 Tennesee Williams, 1911
26 Gregory Corso, 1930
26 Erica Jong, 1942
27 Budd Schulberg, 1914
28 Maxim Gorki, 1868
28 Nelson Algren, 1909
28 Mario Vargas Llosa, 1936
29 Ernst Junger, 1895
30 Anna Sewell, 1820
30 Sean O'Casey, 1880
31 Andrew Marvell, 1621
31 Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, 1809
31 Octavio Paz, 1914
31 John Fowles, 1926
31 Judith Rossner, 1935
31 John Jakes, 1932

 

April

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett

1 Edmond Rostand, 1868
1 Anne McCaffrey, 1926
2 Hans Christian Andersen, 1805
2 Emile Zola, 1840
2 George MacDonald Fraser, 1925
3 George Herbert, 1593
3 Washington Irving, 1783
3 Jane Goodall, 1934
4 Maya Angelou, 1928
5 Algernon Charles Swinburne, 1837
5 Booker T. Washington, 1856
6 Lowell Thomas, 1892
6 Barry Levinson, 1942
6 Vince Flynn, 1966
7 William Wordsworth, 1770
7 Walter Winchell, 1897
8 Seymour Hersh, 1937
8 Barbara Kingsolver, 1955
9 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire, 1821
10 William Hazlitt, 1778
10 Joseph Pulitzer, 1847
10 Clare Booth Luce, 1903
10 David Halberstam, 1934
10 Paul Theroux, 1941
11 Leo Rosten, 1908
11 Mark Strand, 1934
12 Tom Clancy, 1947
12 Scott Turow, 1949
13 Thomas Jefferson, 1743
13 Samuel Beckett, 1906
13 Eudora Welty, 1909
14 James Branch Cabell, 1879
14 Arnold Toynbee, 1889
15 Henry James, 1843
16 Gertrude Chandler Warner, 1890
16 Anatole France, 1844
16 John Millington Synge, 1871

Karen Blixen
Karen Blixen

17 Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), 1885
17 Thornton Niven Wilder, 1897
18 George Henry Lewes, 1817
18 Niall Ferguson, 1964
18 Richard Harding Davis, 1864
19 Jose Echhegaray, 1832
19 Etheridge Knight, 1931
20 Henry de Montherlant, 1896
20 Michel Leiris, 1901
21 Charlotte Bronte, 1816
21 Elaine May, 1932
21 Barbara Park, 1947
22 Henry Fielding, 1707
22 Ellen Glasgow, 1874
22 Louise Glock, 1942
22 Janet Evanovich, 1943
23 Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh,1899
23 Vladimir Nabokov, 1899
23 J. P. Donleavy, 1926
24 Anthony Trollope, 1815
24 Robert Penn Warren, 1905
24 Sue Grafton, 1940
25 Walter de la Mare, 1873
25 J. Anthony Lukas, 1933
26 William Shakespeare, (bapt) 1564
26 David Hume, 1711
26 Maud Hart Lovelace, 1892
26 Bernard Malamud, 1914
27 Edward Gibbon, 1737
27 Ludwig Bemelmans, 1898
27 August Wilson, 1945
28 Harper Lee, 1926
28 Lois Duncan, 1934
29 William Randolph Hearst, 1863
29 Yusef Komunyakaa, 1947
30 Alice B. Toklas, 1877
30 John Crowe Ransom, 1888
30 Annie Dillard, 1945

 

May

Daphne Du Maurier
Daphne Du Maurier

1 Joseph Addison, 1672
1 Joseph Heller, 1923
1 Terry Southern, 1924
2 E. E. "Doc" Smith, 1890
2 Gottfried Benn, 1886
3 Niccolo Machiavelli, 1469
3 May Sarton, 1912
3 William Inge, 1913
4 Thomas Henry Huxley, 1825
4 Graham Swift, 1949
4 David Guterson, 1956
5 Karl Marx, 1818
5 Nellie Bly, 1864
6 Randall Jarrell, 1914
6 Ariel Dorfman, 1942
7 Robert Browning, 1812
7 Rabindranath Tagore, 1861
7 Archibald MacLeish, 1892
8 Edmund Wilson, 1895
8 Gary Snyder, 1930
8 Thomas Pynchon, 1937
8 Peter Benchley, 1940
9 Sir J. M. Barrie, 1860
9 Rudolph Fisher, 1897
10 Caroline B. Cooney, 1947
10 John Scalzi, 1969
11 Camilo Josela, 1916
11 Stanley Elkin, 1930
12 Edward Lear, 1812
12 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1828
13 Daphne Du Maurier, 1907
13 Armistead Maupin, 1944
14 Richard John Neuhaus, 1936
14 George Lucas, 1944
15 L. Frank Baum, 1856

katherine anne porter
Katherine Anne Porter

15 Katherine Anne Porter, 1890
15 Paul Zindel, 1936
16 'Studs' Terkel, 1912
16 Adrienne Rich, 1929
16 Bruce Coville, 1950
17 Gary Paulsen, 1939
17 Dian Curtis Regan, 1950
18 Bertrand Russell, 1872
18 Fred Saberhagen, 1930
19 Jim Lehrer, 1934
19 Nora Ephron, 1941
20 Honore Balzac, 1799
21 Dante Alighieri, 1265
21 Alexander Pope, 1688
21 Harold Robbins, 1916
22 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859
22 Peter Matthiessen, 1927
23 Mitch Albom, 1958
23 Margaret Wise Brown, 1910
24 Mikhail A. Sholokhov, 1905
24 Joseph Brodsky, 1940
25 Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803
25 Theodore Roethke, 1908
25 Robert Ludlum, 1927
25 Raymond Carver, 1938
26 Aleksandr Pushkin, 1799
26 Michael Benedikt, 1935
27 Arnold Bennett, 1867
27 Herman Wouk, 1915
27 Tony Hillerman, 1925
27 Rachel Carson, 1907
28 Ian Fleming, 1908
28 May Swenson, 1919
29 G. K. Chesterton, 1874
29 T. H White, 1906
30 Countee Cullen, 1903
30 Al Young, 1939
31 Walt Whitman, 1819
31 Elizabeth Coatsworth, 1893

 

June

George Orwell
George Orwell

1 John Masefield, 1878
1 Colleen McCullough, 1937
2 Marquis de Sade, 1740
2 Thomas Hardy, 1840
2 Karl Gjellerup, 1857
2 Carol Shields, 1935
3 Allen Ginsberg, 1926
3 Larry McMurtry, 1936
4 Robert Anderson, 1917
4 Susan Jacoby, 1945
5 Federico Garcia Lorca, 1898
5 Christy Brown, 1932
5 Ken Follett, 1949
6 Pierre Corneille, 1606
6 Aleksandr Pushkin, 1799
6 Thomas Mann, 1875
6 Maxine Kumin, 1925
7 Elizabeth Bowen, 1899
7 Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917
7 Nikki Giovanni, 1943
8 Sara Paretsky, 1947
8 Marguerite Yourcenar, 1903
9 Bertha von Suttner, 1843
9 Kate Petty, 1951
9 Patricia Cornwell, 1956
10 Saul Bellow, 1915
10 Maurice Sendak, 1928
11 Athol Fugard, 1932
11 Ben Jonson, 1572
11 Yasunari Kawabata, 1899
11 William Styron, 1925
12 Johanna Spyri, 1829
12 Anne Frank, 1929
12 Rona Jaffe, 1932
13 William Butler Yeats, 1865
13 Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893
13 Mark Van Doren, 1894
14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811
14 Jerzy Kosinski, 1933
14 John Edgar Wideman, 1941
15 Maria Dermout, 1888
15 Xaviera Hollander, 1943
16 Erich Segal, 1937
16 Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
17 John Hersey, 1914
18 Philip Barry, 1896
18 Gail Godwin, 1937
19 Laura Z. Hobson, 1900
19 Salman Rushdie, 1947
20 Lillian Hellman, 1905
21 Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905
21 Mary McCarthy, 1912
21 Ian McEwan, 1948
22 Erich Maria Remarque, 1898
22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906
22 Dan Brown, 1964
23 Jean Anouilh, 1910
23 Ace Toscano, 1947
23 David Leavitt, 1961
24 Ambrose Bierce, 1842
24 Stephen Dunn, 1939
25 George Orwell, 1903
26 Pearl S. Buck, 1892
26 Colin Wilson, 1931
27 Paul Lawrence Dunbar, 1872
27 James P Hogan, 1941
28 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
28 Luigi Pirandello, 1867
28 Mark Helprin, 1947
29 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900
29 Breece Dexter Pancake, 1952
30 Winston Graham, 1910
30 Czeslaw Milosz, 1911

 

July

JK Rowling
JK Rowling

1 George Sand, 1804
1 Jean Stafford, 1915
2 Hermann Hesse, 1877
2 Wislawa Szymborska, 1923
2 Judy Chicago, 1939
3 Franz Kafka, 1883
3 Tom Stoppard, 1937
4 Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804
4 Lionel Trilling, 1905
4 Neil Simon, 1927
5 Jean Cocteau, 1889
5 Naomi Long Madgett, 1925
6 Verner von Heidenstam, 1859
6 Bessie Head, 1937
7 Jan Neruda, 1834
7 Robert Heinlein, 1907
7 Jean Kerr, 1923
7 Louise Erdrich, 1954
8 Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, 1926
8 Shirley Ann Grau, 1929
8 Anna Quindlen, 1953
9 Barbara Cartland, 1901
9 Oliver Sacks, 1933
10 Marcel Proust, 1871
10 Alice Munro, 1931
11 E.B. White, 1899
12 Henry David Thoreau, 1817
12 Pablo Neruda, 1904
13 Isaac Babel, 1894
13 Wole Soyinka, 1934
14 Irving Stone, 1903
14 Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1904
14 Arthur Laurents, 1918
15 Clement Clarke Moore, 1779
15 Dame Iris Murdoch, 1919
15 Clive Cussler, 1931
16 Mari Evans, 1923
16 Anita Brookner, 1928
17 Erle Stanley Gardner, 1889
18 William Makepeace Thackeray, 1811
18 Jessamyn West, 1902
18 Clifford Odets, 1906
18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1933
18 Hunter S. Thompson, 1937
19 A.J. Cronin, 1896
19 Stephen Coonts, 1946
19 Jayne Anne Phillips, 1952
20 Francesco Petrarch, 1304
20 Erik Karlfeldt, 1864
20 Cormac McCarthy, 1933


Ernest Hemingway

21 Ernest Hemingway, 1899
21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, 1885
21 Marshall McLuhan, 1911
21 Michael Connelly, 1956
22 Emma Lazarus, 1849
22 Stephen Vincent Benet, 1898
22 Caroliva Herron, 1947
23 Raymond Chandler, 1888
23 Hubert Selby, Jr., 1928
24 Alexandre Dumas, 1802
24 Robert Graves, 1895
24 Zelda Fitzgerald, 1900
24 John D. MacDonald, 1916
25 Elias Canetti, 1905
25 David Belasco, 1853
26 George Bernard Shaw, 1856
26 Aldous Huxley, 1894
26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, 1954
27 Giosue Carducci, 1835
27 Hilaire Belloc, 1870
27 Bharati Mukherjee, 1940
28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844
28 Beatrix Potter, 1866
28 John Ashbery, 1927
29 Booth Tarkington, 1869
29 Alexis de Tocqueville, 1905
29 Stanley Kunitz, 1905
29 Chester Himes, 1909
30 Giorgio Vasari, 1511
30 Emily Bronte, 1818
30 Archer Mayor, 1950
31 Brett Halliday, 1904
31 Primo Levi, 1919
31 Steven Womack, 1952
31 JK Rowling, 1965

August

Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker

1 Richard Henry Dana, 1815
1 Herman Melville, 1819
1 Madison Smartt Bell, 1957
2 James Baldwin, 1924
2 Stephen Sandy, 1934
2 Isabel Allende, 1942
3 P.D. James, 1920
3 Leon Uris, 1924
3 Marvin Bell, 1937
3 Diane Wakoski, 1937
4 Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792
4 Knut Hamsun, 1859
5 Conrad Aiken, 1899
5 Guy de Maupassant, 1850
6 Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809
6 Piers Anthony, 1934
6 David Baldacci, 1960
7 Garrison Keillor, 1942
7 Ann Beattie, 1947
8 Sara Teasdale, 1884
8 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, 1896
8 Donald P. Bellisario, 1935
9 Izaak Walton, 1593
9 John Dryden, 1631
9 Jonathan Kellerman, 1949
10 Jorge Amado, 1912
10 Witter Bynner, 1881
11 Enid Blyton, 1897
11 Alex Haley, 1921
11 Carl Rowan, 1925
12 Robert Southey, 1774
12 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, 1866
12 Mary Roberts Rinehart, 1876
12 William Goldman, 1931
13 Nikolaus Lenau, 1802
13 Melvin Frank, 1913
14 John Galsworthy, 1867
14 Russell Baker, 1925
15 Sir Walter Scott, 1771
15 Thomas De Quincey, 1785
15 Edna Ferber, 1887
15 Stieg Larsson, 1954
16 Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, 1914
16 Charles Bukowski, 1920
17 John Hawkes, 1925
17 Ted Hughes, 1930
17 V. S. Naipaul, 1932
18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1922
18 Paula Danziger, 1944
19 Ogden Nash, 1902
19 James Gould Cozzens, 1903
19 Ring Lardner, Jr., 1915
20 H. P. Lovecraft, 1890
20 Salvatore Quasimodo, 1901
20 Edgar A. Guest, 1881
20 Jacqueline Susann, 1921
20 Lionel G. Garcia, 1935
21 X.J. Kennedy, 1929
21 Robert Stone, 1937
22 Dorothy Parker, 1893
22 Ray Bradbury, 1920
22 Colm Tóibín, 1955
23 William Ernest Henley, 1849
23 Edgar Lee Masters, 1869
23 Willy Russell, 1947
23 Nelson DeMille, 1943
24 Malcolm Cowley, 1898
24 A.S. Byatt, 1936
24 Mason Williams, 1938
25 Bret Harte, 1839
25 Charles Wright, 1935
25 Charles Ghigna, 1946
26 Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880
26 Christopher Isherwood, 1904
26 Julio Cortázar, 1914
27 Theodore Dreiser, 1871
27 C.S. Forester, 1899
28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749
28 Leo Tolstoy, 1828
28 Bruno Bettelheim, 1903
28 Rita Dove, 1952
29 Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809
29 Count Maurice Maeterlinck, 1862
29 Preston Sturges, 1898
30 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797
30 Théophile Gautier, 1811
31 DuBose Heyward, 1885
31 William Saroyan, 1908

 

September

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald

1 Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875
1 Rosa Guy, 1925
1 Kirby Wright, 1955
2 Eugene Field, 1850
2 Allen Drury, 1918
3 Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849
3 Arthur Koestler, 1905
3 Caryl Churchill, 1938
4 Francois-Rene Chateaubriand, 1768
4 Mary Renault, 1905
4 Richard Wright, 1908
4 Joan Delano Aiken, 1924
5 Frank Yerby, 1916
5 Ward Just, 1935
6 Robert Pirsig, 1928
6 Ovid Demaris, 1919
7 Elinor Wylie, 1885
7 Dame Edith Sitwell, 1887
7 Taylor Caldwell, 1900
7 Joe Klein, 1946
8 Marilyn Durham, 1930
8 Ann Beattie, 1947
9 Phyllis Whitney, 1903
9 Sonia Sanchez, 1934
10 Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1886
10 Hilda Doolittle, 1886
10 Franz Werfel, 1890
10 Mary Oliver, 1935
11 O. Henry, 1862
11 D. H. Lawrence, 1885
11 Leon Rooke, 1934
11 John Lutz, 1939
12 H. L. Mencken, 1880
12 Stanislaw Lem, 1921
12 Kristin Hunter, 1931
12 Michael Ondaatje, 1942

Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson

13 Sherwood Anderson, 1876
13 J. B. Priestley,1894
13 Roald Dahl, 1916
13 Adrienne Kennedy, 1931
14 Edith "Posey" Hurd, 1910
14 Kate Millett, 1934
14 Bernard MacLaverty, 1942
14 John Steptoe, 1950
15 Robert McCloskey,1914
15 James Fenimore Cooper, 1789
15 Agatha Christie, 1890
15 Tomie DePaola, 1934
16 Frans Sillanpaa, 1888
16 John Knowles, 1926
16 James Alan McPherson, 1943
17 John Creasey, 1908
17 William Carlos Williams, 1883
17 Robert B. Parker, 1932
17 Ken Kesey, 1935
18 Dr. Samuel Johnson, 1709
18 Paul Zimmer, 1934
19 William Golding, 1911
19 Thomas H. Cook, 1947
20 Upton Sinclair, 1878
20 Donald Hall, 1928

Red Sox Fan Stephen King
Stephen King

21 Stephen King, 1947
21 H. G. Wells, 1866
21 Fannie Flagg, 1944
21 Marsha Norman, 1947
22 Morley Callaghan, 1933
23 Edgar Lee Masters, 1869
23 Walter Lippman, 1889
23 Charles B. Griffith, 1930
24 F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896
24 W. Wilson Rawls, 1913
24 John Brunner, 1934
24 Alexis De Veaux, 1948
25 William Faulkner, 1897
25 Frederick Kohner, 1905
25 Kenneth Mackenzie, 1913
26 T. S. Eliot, 1888
26 Jane Smiley, 1949
27 Louis Auchincloss, 1917
27 Joyce Johnson, 1935
28 Kate Douglas Wiggin, 1856
28 Elmer Rice, 1892
29 Miguel de Cervantes, 1547
29 Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810
30 J. I. M. Stewart, 1906
30 Truman Capote, 1924

 

October

Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe

1 Louis Untermeyer, 1885
1 Faith Baldwin, 1893
1 Daniel Boorstin, 1914
2 Wallace Stevens, 1879
2 Graham Greene, 1904
3 Thomas Wolfe, 1900
3 James Herriot, 1916
3 Gore Vidal, 1925
4 Damon Runyon, 1884
4 Jackie Collins, 1941
4 Anne Rice, 1941
5 Flann O'Brien, 1911
5 Vaclav Havel, 1936
5 Clive Barker, 1952
5 Roy Blount, Jr., 1941
6 Thor Heyerdahl, 1914
6 Yasar Kemal, 1923
6 David Brin, 1950
7 James Whitcomb Riley, 1849
7 Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka), 1934
7 Thomas M. Keneally, 1935
8 John Cowper Powys, 1872
8 Frank Herbert, 1920
8 Faith Ringgold, 1930
8 RL Stine, 1943
9 Jill Ker Conway, 1934
10 Ivo Andric, 1892
10 Harold Pinter, 1930
10 Nora Roberts, 1950
11 Francois Mauriac, 1885
11 Elmore Leonard, 1925
12 Alice Childress, 1920
12 Charles Gordone, 1925
12 Robert Coles, 1929
13 Conrad Richter, 1890
13 Arna Bontemps, 1902
13 Frank Gilroy, 1925
14 Masaoka Shiki, 1867
14 Katherine Mansfield, 1888
14 e. e. cummings, 1894
15 P. G. Wodehouse, 1881
15 C. P. Snow, 1905
15 John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908
15 Mario Puzo, 1921

Ed McBain
Ed McBain

15 Evan Hunter (Ed McBain), 1926
16 Noah Webster, 1758
16 Oscar Wilde, 1854
16 Eugene O'Neill, 1888
16 Gunter Grass, 1927
17 Elinor Glyn, 1864
17 Nathanael West, 1903
17 Arthur Miller, 1915
18 Ntozake Shange, 1948
18 Wendy Wasserstein, 1950
18 Terry McMillan, 1951
19 Fannie Hurst, 1889
19 Miguel Angel Asturias, 1899
19 John Le Carre, 1931
20 Thomas Hughes, 1822
20 Arthur Rimbaud, 1854
20 Daniel Nathan, 1905
20 Robert Pinsky, 1940
21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772
21 Ursula LeGuin, 1929
22 Ivan Bunin, 1870
22 Sidney Kingsley, 1906
22 Doris Lessing, 1919
23 Robert Bridges, 1844
23 Michael Crichton, 1942
24 Moss Hart, 1904
24 Denise Levertov, 1923
24 Norman Rush, 1933
25 Thomas Babbington Macaulay, 1800
25 John Berryman, 1914
25 Harold Brodkey, 1930
25 Anne Tyler, 1941
26 Beryl Markham, 1902
26 John Arden, 1939
26 Pat Conroy, 1945
26 Andrew Motion, 1952
27 Dylan Thomas, 1914
27 Sylvia Plath, 1932
27 Enid Bagnold, 1889
27 Fran Lebowitz, 1950
28 Ivan Turgenev, 1818
28 Evelyn Waugh, 1903
28 John Hollander, 1929
29 James Boswell, 1740
29 Jean Giraudoux, 1882
29 Dominick Dunne, 1925
29 Lee Child, 1954
30 Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, 1821
30 Paul Valery, 1871
30 Ezra Pound, 1885
31 John Keats, 1795
31 Dick Francis, 1920

 

November

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

1 Stephen Crane, 1871
1 Grantland Rice, 1880
1 Margaret Taylor Burroughs, 1917
1 A R Gurney, 1930
2 Barbey D'Aurevilly, 1808
2 Odysseus Elytis, 1911
2 Thomas Mallon, 1951
3 William Cullen Bryant, 1794
3 Andre Malraux, 1901
3 Terrence McNally, 1939
3 Massimo Mongai, 1950
4 Eden Phillpotts, 1862
4 Ciro Alegria, 1909
4 C. K. Williams, 1936
5 James Elroy Flecker, 1884
5 Will Durant, 1885
5 Charles MacArthur, 1895
5 Tom Phelan, 1940
5 Sam Shepard, 1943
5 Joyce Maynard, 1953
6 Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie, 1833
6 James Jones, 1921
6 Michael Cunningham, 1952
7 Albert Camus, 1913
7 Rafael A. Lafferty, 1914
7 William Wharton, 1925
7 Helen Garner, 1942
7 Guy Gavriel Kay, 1954
8 Bram Stoker, 1847
8 Margaret Mitchell, 1900
8 Peter Weiss, 1916
8 Kazuo Ishiguro, 1954
9 Anne Sexton, 1928
9 Imre Kert?, 1929
9 Roger Joseph McGough, 1937
10 Oliver Goldsmith, 1728
10 Friedrich von Schiller, 1759
10 Vachel Lindsay, 1879
10 J. P. Marquand, 1893
10 James Chapman, 1955
10 Neil Richard Gaiman, 1960
11 Fyodor Dostoyevski, 1821
11 F. Van Wyck Mason, 1901
11 Howard Fast, 1914
11 Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., 1922
11 Mary Gaitskill, 1954
12 Ben Travers, 1886
12 Roland Barthes, 1915
12 Wallace 'Wally' Shawn, 1943
12 Naomi Wolf, 1962
13 Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
13 George V. Higgins, 1939
14 Astrid Lindgren, 1907
14 Norman Alexander MacCaig, 1910
14 P. J. O'Rourke, 1947
15 Gerhart Hauptmann, 1862

Marianne Moore
Marianne Moore

15 Marianne Moore, 1887
15 Tim Pears, 1956
15 Tibor Fischer, 1959
16 George S. Kaufman, 1888
16 Colin Thiele, 1920
16 Jose Saramago, 1922
17 Shelby Foote, 1916
17 Auberon Alexander Waugh, 1939
18 Clarence Day, 1874
18 Margaret Atwood, 1939
19 Allen Tate, 1899
19 Anna Seghers, 1900
19 Sharon Olds, 1942
20 Thomas Chatterton, 1752
20 Selma Lagerlof, 1858
20 Nadine Gordimer, 1923
21 Voltaire, 1694
21 Marilyn French, 1929
21 Beryl Bainbridge, 1933
22 George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), 1819
22 George Gissing, 1857
22 Andre Gide, 1869
23 Shaun Herron, 1912
23 P. K. Page, 1916
23 Robert Towne, 1934
23 Robert Barnard, 1936
23 Gayl Jones, 1949
24 Laurence Sterne, 1713
24 Carlo Collodi, 1826
24 Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849
24 Garson Kanin, 1912
25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, 1895
25 Shelagh Delaney, 1939
25 Ba Jin, 1904
25 Arturo Perez-Reverte Gutierrez, 1951
25 Charlaine Harris, 1951
26 William Cowper, 1731
26 Emlyn Williams, 1905
26 Eugene Ionesco, 1909
27 James Agee, 1909
27 Gail Sheehy, 1937
27 Marilyn Hacker, 1942
28 John Bunyan, 1628
28 William Blake, 1757
28 Alberto Moravia, 1907
28 Dennis Brutus, 1924
28 Rita Mae Brown, 1944
29 Louisa May Alcott, 1832
29 C. S. Lewis, 1898
29 Madeleine L'Engle, 1918
29 Sue Miller, 1943
30 Jonathan Swift, 1667
30 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), 1835
30 Gordon Parks, 1912
30 David Mamet, 1947

 

December

Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

1 Rex Stout, 1886
1 Charles Finney, 1905
1 Woody Allen, 1935
2 Brian Lumley, 1937
2 Elizabeth Berg, 1948
2 T. C. Boyle, 1948
2 Ann Patchett, 1963
3 Joseph Conrad, 1857
3 Kate O'Brien, 1897
3 Grace Andreacchi, 1954
4 Thomas Carlyle, 1795
4 Samuel Butler, 1835
4 Rainer Maria Rilke, 1875
4 Cornell Woolrich, 1903
5 Christina Rossetti, 1830
5 Joan Didion, 1934
5 Calvin Trillin, 1935
5 John Berendt, 1939
6 Joyce Kilmer, 1886
6 Peter Handke, 1942
7 Willa Cather, 1873
7 Joyce Cary, 1888
7 Pearl Cleage, 1948
8 James Thurber, 1894
8 Delmore Schwartz, 1913
8 Mary Gordon, 1949
9 John Milton, 1608
9 Joel Chandler Harris, 1848
9 Jean de Brunhoff, 1899
9 Dalton Trumbo, 1905
9 Sarah E. Wright, 1928
10 Emily Dickinson, 1830
10 Nelly Sachs, 1891
10 Rumer Godden, 1907
10 Philip R. Craig, 1933
11 Naguib Mahfouz, 1911
11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918
11 Thomas McGuane, 1939
12 Gustave Flaubert, 1821
12 Sophie Kinsella, 1969
12 Patrick O'Brian, 1914
13 Kenneth Patchen, 1911
13 Ross MacDonald, 1915
13 James Wright, 1927
14 Jane Cowl, 1884

Shirley Jackson
Shirley Jackson

14 Shirley Jackson, 1919
15 Muriel Rukeyser, 1913
15 Edna O'Brien, 1932
15 Maxwell Anderson, 1888
16 Jane Austen, 1775
16 George Santayana, 1863
16 Noel Coward, 1899
16 Arthur C. Clarke, 1917
16 Philip K. Dick, 1928
17 John Greenleaf Whittier, 1807
17 Ford Madox Ford, 1873
17 Jack Chalker, 1944
18 Hector Hugh Munro (Saki), 1870
18 Sterling Lanier, 1927
18 Michael Moorcock, 1939
19 Jean Genet, 1910
19 Eve Bunting, 1928
20 Jean Racine, 1639
20 Hortense Calisher, 1911
20 Andrei Codrescu, 1946
21 Benjamin 'Dizzy' Disraeli, 1804
21 Rebecca West, 1892
21 Heinrich Boll, 1917
22 Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869
22 Charles Stuart Calverley, 1831
22 Prentiss Ingraham, 1843
22 Mulk Raj Anand, 1905
22 Charles de Lint, 1951
23 Harriet Monroe, 1860
23 Robert Bly, 1926
23 Edward Irving Wortis, 1937
23 Carol Ann Duffy, 1955
24 Matthew Arnold, 1822
24 Juan Ramon Jimenez, 1881
24 Fritz Leiber, 1910
24 Mary Higgins Clark, 1929
24 Stephenie Meyer, 1973
25 Rod Serling, 1924
25 Carlos Castaneda, 1931
25 Anne Roiphe, 1935
26 Thomas Gray, 1716
26 Henry Miller, 1891
26 David Sedaris, 1956
27 Louis Bromfield, 1896
27 Charles Olson, 1910
27 Wilfrid Sheed, 1930
28 Pio Baroja y Nessi, 1872
28 Manuel Puig, 1932
28 Charles Portis, 1933
29 Robert Ruark, 1915
29 William Thomas Gaddis, Jr., 1922
29 Alan Burns, 1929
30 Rudyard Kipling, 1865
30 Paul Bowles, 1910
30 Mercer Mayer, 1943
31 Charles Lederer, 1911
31 Connie Willis, 1945
31 Susan Shwartz, 1949
31 Nicholas Charles Sparks, 1965


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