Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Writer

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British, Welsh
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist
Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist
J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906, Indian
 

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

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John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author
Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician
Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932, Italian
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
11 May 1912, Pakistani
Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917, British
 

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer
Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905, Indian
 

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Novelist

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
01 May 1923, American
Novelist
Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972, British
Author
John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 

Jerzy KosińskiJerzy Kosiński
14 June 1933, American
Novelist
Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz
11 December 1911, Egyptian
Novelist

Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author
Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator