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George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, Novelist
Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

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

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

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

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author
David McCallumDavid McCallum
19 September 1933, British, American, Scottish
Actor

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife
Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor

Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer
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

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor
James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist
Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

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

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

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

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

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist
Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
Writer
V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer

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

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

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

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer
Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Elijah DanielElijah Daniel
09 January 1994, American
Comedian
Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer
Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972, British
Author

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 
Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author

Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer
Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet
Alastair ReynoldsAlastair Reynolds
13 March 1966, British
Author

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist

Hanya YanagiharaHanya Yanagihara
20 September 1974, American
Novelist

Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress
George SaundersGeorge Saunders
02 December 1958, American
Writer
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

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

John GreenJohn Green
24 August 1977, American
Author, Vlogger

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

Kinky FriedmanKinky Friedman
01 November 1944, American
Country Singer, Songwriter, Novelist

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist
Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955, Chinese
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
30 July 1945, French
French Novelist

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer
Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
13 March 1959, American
Author

Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author
Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956, British
Author

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950, British
Writer & Columnist

Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971, American
Author, Cartoonist
Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

Nuruddin FarahNuruddin Farah
24 November 1945, Somalian
Novelist
A. B. YehoshuaA. B. Yehoshua
19 December 1936, Israeli
Israeli Faulkner

Aharon AppelfeldAharon Appelfeld
16 February 1932, Israeli
Writer
Miljenko JergovićMiljenko Jergović
28 May 1966, Bosnian
Prose writer

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist
Drago JančarDrago Jančar
13 April 1948, Slovenian
Writer