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

Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist

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

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer

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

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

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

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist
James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

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

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

H. G. WellsH. G. Wells
21 September 1866, British
Writer
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

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Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

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

Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 
James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author
Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

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

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
Joseph HellerJoseph Heller
01 May 1923, American
Novelist

Umberto EcoUmberto Eco
05 January 1932, Italian
Italian Semiotician, Philosopher

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

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

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

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

Mulk Raj AnandMulk Raj Anand
12 December 1905, Indian
 
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

Anthony BurgessAnthony Burgess
25 February 1917, British
 

William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author
John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 

Tove JanssonTove Jansson
09 August 1914, Finnish
Novelist

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin
09 August 1922, British
Poet

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author
Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Novelist

Doris LessingDoris Lessing
22 October 1919, British
Novelist, Short Story Writer
James A. MichenerJames A. Michener
03 February 1907, American
 

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Anne Morrow LindberghAnne Morrow Lindbergh
22 June 1906, American
Renowned Author & Aviator
Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author

Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist
Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

José SaramagoJosé Saramago
16 November 1922, Portuguese
Writer

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Leonora Carrington Leonora Carrington
06 April 1917, Mexican
Mexican Artist & Surrealist Painter
John CheeverJohn Cheever
27 May 1912, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Pat ConroyPat Conroy
26 October 1945, American
Writer

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat
R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore
20 January 1959, American
Novelist

Edward GoreyEdward Gorey
22 February 1925, American
 
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress