Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami.
J. K. RowlingJ. K. Rowling
31 July 1965, British
Novelist & Producer
MacKenzie ScottMacKenzie Scott
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

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

Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964, Mexican
Filmmaker, Screenwriter
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

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

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933, British, American, Scottish
Actor

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

John GreenJohn Green
24 August 1977, American
Author, Vlogger

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

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966, British
Actor

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer
Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer

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Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
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
Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist

Joe HillJoe Hill
04 June 1972, American
Novelists
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959, British, American
Writer, Playwright
Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

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

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

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

Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971, American
Author, Cartoonist

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress
Hanya YanagiharaHanya Yanagihara
20 September 1974, American
Novelist

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

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Writer
Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 
J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author, Essayist

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972, British
Author

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author
P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer

Wilbur A. SmithWilbur A. Smith
09 January 1933, Central African
Novelist

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer
Earl Hamner Jr.Earl Hamner Jr.
10 July 1923, American
Television Writer

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author

R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore
20 January 1959, American
Novelist
Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966, British
Author

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist

Peter HandkePeter Handke
06 December 1942, Austrian
Novelist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor
Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher

Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist
Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman
01 November 1944, American
Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist