Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
William GibsonWilliam Gibson

17 March 1948

Conway, South Carolina, USA

Canadian,American

Pisces

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling

31 July 1965

Yate

British

Leo

Roald DahlRoald Dahl

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

British,Welsh

Virgo

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson

14 June 1957

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

American

Gemini

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss

02 March 1904

24 September 1991

Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Pisces

George OrwellGeorge Orwell

25 June 1903

21 January 1950

Motihari

British

Cancer

Ian FlemingIan Fleming

28 May 1908

12 August 1964

Mayfair, London

British

Gemini

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen

21 September 1934

07 November 2016

Westmount

Canadian

Virgo

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson

18 July 1937

20 February 2005

Louisville

American

Cancer

R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan

10 October 1906

13 May 2001

Chennai

Indian

Libra

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

American

Scorpio

John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck

27 February 1902

20 December 1968

Salinas

American

Pisces

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman

10 November 1960

Portchester, Hampshire, England

British

Scorpio

Gore VidalGore Vidal

03 October 1925

31 July 2012

West Point

American

Libra

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami

12 January 1949

Kyoto

Japanese

Capricorn

Harper LeeHarper Lee

28 April 1926

19 February 2016

Monroeville

American

Taurus

Tom ClancyTom Clancy

12 April 1947

01 October 2013

Baltimore County, Maryland, United States of America

American

Aries

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury

22 August 1920

05 June 2012

Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.

American

Leo

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

09 March 1994

Andernach

German,American

Leo

Truman CapoteTruman Capote

30 September 1924

25 August 1984

New Orleans

American

Libra

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger

01 January 1919

27 January 2010

New York City

American

Capricorn

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir

09 January 1908

14 April 1986

Paris

French

Capricorn

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett

13 April 1906

22 December 1989

Foxrock, Ireland

Irish

Aries

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs

05 February 1914

02 August 1997

St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

American

Aquarius

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

American

Aquarius

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho

24 August 1947

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Brazilian

Virgo

John GrishamJohn Grisham

08 February 1955

Jonesboro, Arkansas

American

Aquarius

James BaldwinJames Baldwin

02 August 1924

01 December 1987

Harlem

American

Leo

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk

21 February 1962

Pasco, Washington

American

Pisces

Umberto EcoUmberto Eco

05 January 1932

19 February 2016

Alessandria, Italy

Italian

Capricorn

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe

16 November 1930

21 March 2013

Ogidi, Nigeria Protectorate

Nigerian

Scorpio

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell

23 February 1944

British

Pisces

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

11 December 1918

03 August 2008

Kislovodsk, Russian SFSR

Soviet Russian,Russian

Sagittarius

Philip RothPhilip Roth

19 March 1933

Newark, New Jersey, USA

American

Pisces

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald

24 July 1900

10 March 1948

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

American

Leo

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh

02 February 1915

20 March 1999

Hadali, British India (now in Khushab District, Punjab, Pakistan)

Indian

Aquarius

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende

02 August 1942

Lima

Chilean,Peruvian

Leo

Anais NinAnais Nin

21 February 1903

14 January 1977

Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris

American

Pisces

John IrvingJohn Irving

02 March 1942

Exeter, New Hampshire

American

Pisces

Vikram SethVikram Seth

20 June 1952

Kolkata

Indian

Gemini

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

Lockport, New York, U.S.

American

Gemini

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri

11 July 1967

London

Indian,American

Cancer

Doris LessingDoris Lessing

22 October 1919

17 November 2013

Kermanshah

British

Libra

William GoldingWilliam Golding

19 September 1911

19 June 1993

Newquay

British

Virgo

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini

04 March 1965

Kabul

American

Pisces

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison

27 May 1934

Cleveland

American

Gemini

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel

14 August 1947

New York City

American

Leo

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess

25 February 1917

22 November 1993

Harpurhey, Manchester, England

British

Pisces

Günter GrassGünter Grass

16 October 1927

13 April 2015

Free City of Danzig

German

Libra

José SaramagoJosé Saramago

16 November 1922

18 June 2010

Azinhaga

Portuguese

Scorpio

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin

09 August 1922

02 December 1985

Radford, Coventry, United Kingdom

British

Leo

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk

07 June 1952

Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish

Gemini

Nick HornbyNick Hornby

17 April 1957

Redhill

British

Aries

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro

08 November 1954

Nagasaki, Japan

British

Scorpio

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson

14 December 1916

08 August 1965

San Francisco, California, U.S.

American

Sagittarius

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee

09 February 1940

Cape Town

South African

Aquarius

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros

20 December 1954

Chicago

American

Sagittarius

Nadine GordimerNadine Gordimer

20 November 1923

13 July 2014

Transvaal, South Africa

Scorpio

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton

20 December 1969

Zürich, Switzerland

Swiss,British

Sagittarius

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera

01 April 1929

Brno

Czech,French

Aries

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow

10 June 1915

05 April 2005

Lachine, Quebec, Canada

American

Gemini

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn

08 November 1908

15 February 1998

St. Louis

American

Scorpio

Robert E howardRobert E. Howard

22 January 1906

11 June 1936

Peaster

American

Aquarius

R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore

20 January 1959

Leominster, Massachusetts

American

Capricorn

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi

22 November 1969

Rasht

French,Iranian

Scorpio

Edward GoreyEdward Gorey

22 February 1925

15 April 2000

Chicago

American

Pisces

Amy TanAmy Tan

19 February 1952

Oakland, California

Chinese,American

Aquarius

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano

30 July 1945

Boulogne-Billancourt, France

French

Leo

Naguib Mahfouz Naguib Mahfouz

11 December 1911

30 August 2006

Cairo, Egypt

Egyptian

Sagittarius

James A. MichenerJames A. Michener

03 February 1907

16 October 1997

Doylestown

American

Aquarius

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

16 February 1992

Eastbourne, England

British

Taurus

Humayun AhmedHumayun Ahmed

13 November 1948

19 July 2012

Netrokona District

Bangladeshi

Scorpio

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand

12 December 1905

28 September 2004

Peshawar, Pakistan

Indian

Sagittarius

Joseph HellerJoseph Heller

01 May 1923

12 December 1999

Brooklyn, New York

American

Taurus

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam

31 August 1919

31 October 2005

Gujranwala

Indian

Virgo

Mo YanMo Yan

17 February 1955

Gaomi, Shandong, China

Chinese

Aquarius

Bryce CourtenayBryce Courtenay

14 August 1933

22 November 2012

Johannesburg

South African

Leo

Tove JanssonTove Jansson

09 August 1914

27 June 2001

Helsinki

Finnish

Leo

John CheeverJohn Cheever

27 May 1912

18 June 1982

Quincy

American

Gemini

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers

19 February 1917

29 September 1967

Columbus, Georgia, USA

American

Aquarius

Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer

21 November 1902

24 July 1991

Leoncin, Congress Poland

Polish,American

Scorpio

Tayeb SalihTayeb Salih

12 July 1929

18 February 2009

Al Dabbah, Sudan

Sudanese

Cancer

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid

25 May 1949

St. John's

American

Gemini

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje

12 September 1943

Colombo

Canadian

Virgo

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh

22 June 1906

07 February 2001

Englewood, New Jersey

American

Cancer

Herta MüllerHerta Müller

17 August 1953

Nițchidorf

German

Leo

John BergerJohn Berger

05 November 1926

London Borough of Hackney

British

Scorpio

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek

20 October 1946

Mürzzuschlag

Austrian

Libra

Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry

03 June 1936

Archer City

American

Gemini

Pat ConroyPat Conroy

26 October 1945

04 March 2016

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

American

Scorpio

John FowlesJohn Fowles

31 March 1926

05 November 2005

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England

British

Aries

Robert BlochRobert Bloch

05 April 1917

23 September 1994

Chicago, Illinois

American

Aries

Andre MalrauxAndre Malraux

03 November 1901

23 November 1976

Paris, France

French

Scorpio

Richard FordRichard Ford

16 February 1944

Jackson, Mississippi

American

Aquarius

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson

27 October 1950

British

Scorpio

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington

06 April 1917

25 May 2011

Clayton-le-Woods, Lancashire, England, UK

Mexican

Aries

Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman

01 November 1944

Chicago

American

Scorpio

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

08 April 1955

American

Aries

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