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
Author
Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke
06 November 1970, American
Actor

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife
Guillermo del ToroGuillermo del Toro
09 October 1964, Mexican
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Salman RushdieSalman Rushdie
19 June 1947, Indian, British
British-Indian novelist

David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933, British, American, Scottish
Actor
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

John GreenJohn Green
24 August 1977, American
Author, Vlogger
John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

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

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Cormac McCarthyCormac McCarthy
20 July 1933, American
Novelist
George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Chetan BhagatChetan Bhagat
22 April 1974, Indian
Author
Elizabeth GilbertElizabeth Gilbert
18 July 1969, American
Writer

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Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Mark GatissMark Gatiss
17 October 1966, British
Actor

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

Joe HillJoe Hill
04 June 1972, American
Novelists

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer
Diana GabaldonDiana Gabaldon
11 January 1952, American
Author

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959, British, American
Writer, Playwright

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

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

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist
Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer

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

Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Writer

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

Donna TarttDonna Tartt
23 December 1963, American
Author

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Hanya YanagiharaHanya Yanagihara
20 September 1974, American
Novelist

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author
Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist

Earl Hamner Jr.Earl Hamner Jr.
10 July 1923, American
Television Writer
MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist
Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972, British
Author

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

P. D. JamesP. D. James
03 August 1920, British
Writer
Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author

R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore
20 January 1959, American
Novelist

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966, British
Author
Elijah DanielElijah Daniel
09 January 1994, American
Comedian

Peter HandkePeter Handke
06 December 1942, Austrian
Novelist
Richard K MorganRichard K Morgan
24 September 1965, British
Author

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman
01 November 1944, American
Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist