Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Author

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

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

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist
Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author
F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
Novelist

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

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 
Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer
J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer

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Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

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

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer
Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer
Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

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

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer
Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974, Indian
Author

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer
Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

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

Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist

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

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer
Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

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

Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist
Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885, Danish
Writer
Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Donna TarttDonna Tartt
23 December 1963, American
Author

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917, British
 

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian
Novelist
Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist
Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
11 May 1912, Pakistani
Writer
Earl Hamner Jr.Earl Hamner Jr.
10 July 1923, American
Television Writer