Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
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

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist
Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

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

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist
Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet
H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer

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Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Cormac McCarthyCormac McCarthy
20 July 1933, American
Novelist

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author
Gabriel Garcia MarquezGabriel Garcia Marquez
06 March 1927, Colombian
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer
R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906, Indian
Writer

Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist
Thomas Clayton WolfeThomas Clayton Wolfe
03 October 1900, American
Novelist

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922, Italian
Film Director
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966, British
Actor
Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932, Italian
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor
Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860, British, Scottish
Writer

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician
Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist
Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974, Indian
Author

Joe HillJoe Hill
04 June 1972, American
Novelists

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer

Henry Valentine MillerHenry Valentine Miller
26 December 1891, American
Writer

ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959, British, American
Writer, Playwright

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist
Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels
Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian
Novelist

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885, Danish
Writer
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist