The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous Authors / Writers / Novelists / Playwrights
William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

English writer and actor
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

American author and poet
Anne Frank

Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)

German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim
J. K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling (54)

British writer
Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

German writer and philosopher
Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Irish writer and playwright
Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895)

American author and activist
Stephen King

Stephen King (72)

American writer
Mark Twain

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

American author
George R. R. Martin

George R. R. Martin (71)

American writer and TV producer
Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

English author
Stan Lee

Stan Lee (1922 - 2018)

American writer, publisher, producer, and actor
Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Russian-American author and philosopher
Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)

French author, poet, and playwright
Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990)

British writer
Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith (49)

American writer, comic book writer, actor and director
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)

American writer
Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Russian writer
Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks (53)

American author
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski (1920 - 1994)

German-American writer and poet
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Irish author and poet
Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941)

English author and critic
Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969)

American writer
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie (72)

Indian author
Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (1883 - 1924)

Czech writer and novelist
Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

American author and poet
Harper Lee

Harper Lee (1926 - 2016)

American author
Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (58)

English writer and graphic novelist
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (1930 - 2013)

Nigerian writer
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881)

Russian writer and philosopher
Dan Brown

Dan Brown (55)

American author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930)

Scottish author of Sherlock Holmes
James Joyce

James Joyce (1882 - 1941)

Irish novelist and poet
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho (72)

Brazilian writer
Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964)

English author
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 - 2007)

American writer
Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller (1915 - 2005)

American playwright and screenwriter
Stephenie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer (45)

American author and film producer
Truman Capote

Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

American writer