Find out more about the greatest 20th Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Roald Dahl and David Foster Wallace
Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway
21 July 1899, American
Journalist
Carrie FisherCarrie Fisher
21 October 1956, American
Actress

J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Novelist & Producer

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

Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
15 September 1890, British
Writer

H. P. LovecraftH. P. Lovecraft
20 August 1890, American
Novelist, Editor
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Tom ClancyTom Clancy
12 April 1947, American
Novelist

George OrwellGeorge Orwell
25 June 1903, British
Novelist
Roald DahlRoald Dahl
13 September 1916, British
Novelist

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British
Occultist
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist

Ayn RandAyn Rand
02 February 1905, American, Russian
Writer

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

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

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist

James BaldwinJames Baldwin
02 August 1924, American
Novelist

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
Martha GellhornMartha Gellhorn
08 November 1908, American
Journalist & Writer

Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov
02 January 1920, American
Novelist, Professor
Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen
21 September 1934, Canadian
Singer-songwriter

Dr. SeussDr. Seuss
02 March 1904, American
Author

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
John SteinbeckJohn Steinbeck
27 February 1902, American
Author

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist
Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

Albert CamusAlbert Camus
07 November 1913, Algerian, French
Philosopher & Novelist

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski
16 August 1920, German, American
Poet
J. D. SalingerJ. D. Salinger
01 January 1919, American
Writer

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Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer
Philip K. DickPhilip K. Dick
16 December 1928, American
Novelist

Truman CapoteTruman Capote
30 September 1924, American
Author

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Jack KerouacJack Kerouac
12 March 1922, American
Novelist, Poet
Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Jean-Paul SartreJean-Paul Sartre
21 June 1905, French
Philosopher, Novelist

Ian FlemingIan Fleming
28 May 1908, British
Author of James Bond Series
John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer

Dan BrownDan Brown
22 June 1964, American
Novelist

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

Cormac McCarthyCormac McCarthy
20 July 1933, American
Novelist
Gore VidalGore Vidal
03 October 1925, American
Writer

Zelda FitzgeraldZelda Fitzgerald
24 July 1900, American
Novelist
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Harper LeeHarper Lee
28 April 1926, American
Novelist
Aleksandr Isayevich SolzhenitsynAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
11 December 1918, Russian
Novelist, Philosopher, Historian, Short story

Gabriel Garcia MarquezGabriel Garcia Marquez
06 March 1927, Colombian
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Ray BradburyRay Bradbury
22 August 1920, American
Writer

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

ColetteColette
28 January 1873, French
Novelist

Langston HughesLangston Hughes
01 February 1902, American
Poet, Novelist, Playwright, & Columnist
R. K. NarayanR. K. Narayan
10 October 1906, Indian
Writer

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

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor

Henry Graham GreeneHenry Graham Greene
02 October 1904, British
Novelist
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966, British
Actor

Dalton TrumboDalton Trumbo
09 December 1905, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951, American
Musician

Norman MailerNorman Mailer
31 January 1923, American
Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist
Shirley JacksonShirley Jackson
14 December 1916, American
Author

Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922, Italian
Film Director
James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

Lawrence DurrellLawrence Durrell
27 February 1912, British
Novelist
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor
Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974, Indian
Author

Octavia ButlerOctavia Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science Fiction Writer

Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor
Daphne du MaurierDaphne du Maurier
13 May 1907, British
Novelist & playwright

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

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

Anais NinAnais Nin
21 February 1903, American
Essayist
Ted HughesTed Hughes
17 August 1930, British
Poet and Children's Writer

Antoine de Saint-ExuperyAntoine de Saint-Exupery
29 June 1900, French
Novelist, Aviator & Journalist

Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie
09 May 1860, British, Scottish
Writer

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
Writer

Khushwant SinghKhushwant Singh
02 February 1915, Indian
Novelist, Lawyer, Journalist & Politician
Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930, Nigerian
Nigerian novelist

Sterling HaydenSterling Hayden
26 March 1916, American
Actor
Joe HillJoe Hill
04 June 1972, American
Novelists

Henry Valentine MillerHenry Valentine Miller
26 December 1891, American
Writer
Vera BrittainVera Brittain
29 December 1893, British
Writer
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author