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
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

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

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British, Welsh
Novelist, Short Story Writer
George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Writer

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Writer, Cartoonist

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Hunter S. ThompsonHunter S. Thompson
18 July 1937, American
Journalist and Author
Robert E howardRobert E. Howard
22 January 1906, American
Pulp Fiction Writer

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist
J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

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

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

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

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 
Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series

P. L. TraversP. L. Travers
09 August 1899, Australian, British
Writer
Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist

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

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor
Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist

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John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer
Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist
Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian, Russian
Author

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

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

Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer
Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
 

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist
Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer

Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author
Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist
ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

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

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

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor
Evelyn WaughEvelyn Waugh
28 October 1903, British
Writer

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

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

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist
Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Saadat Hasan MantoSaadat Hasan Manto
11 May 1912, Pakistani
Writer
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

KuvempuKuvempu
29 December 1904, Indian
Novelist
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

William GoldingWilliam Golding
19 September 1911, British
Novelist

Stefan ZweigStefan Zweig
28 November 1881, Austrian
Novelist

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Karen BlixenKaren Blixen
17 April 1885, Danish
Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 

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

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist

Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Romain GaryRomain Gary
21 May 1914, French
Diplomat
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

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Writer
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author