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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

Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman
10 November 1960, British
Author

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

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

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

John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist
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

James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

Chuck Palahniuk Chuck Palahniuk
21 February 1962, American
Novelist & Journalist
Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Jane AsherJane Asher
05 April 1946, British
Actress

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Dirk BlockerDirk Blocker
31 July 1957, American
Actor
Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress

Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress
William GibsonWilliam Gibson
17 March 1948, Canadian, American
Speculative Fiction Writer

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Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Jake TapperJake Tapper
12 March 1969, American
Journalist

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Alex GarlandAlex Garland
26 May 1970, British
Novelist, Screenwriter, Film Director
Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

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

Ayako FujitaniAyako Fujitani
07 December 1979, Japanese
Actor, Writer, Novelist
Bernard CornwellBernard Cornwell
23 February 1944, British
Author of Historical Novels

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

Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

Elijah DanielElijah Daniel
09 January 1994, American
Comedian

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

John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

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

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor

Panio GianopoulosPanio Gianopoulos
07 July 1975, American
Author
Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Larry McMurtryLarry McMurtry
03 June 1936, American
Novelist
Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

Michael OndaatjeMichael Ondaatje
12 September 1943, Canadian
Canadian poet

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
R. A. SalvatoreR. A. Salvatore
20 January 1959, American
Novelist

Jacqueline WilsonJacqueline Wilson
17 December 1945, British
Novelist
Jill GascoineJill Gascoine
11 April 1937, British
Actress

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Amy TanAmy Tan
19 February 1952, American
Writer
Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer

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

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher
John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955, Chinese
Novelist & Short Story Writer

Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Rachel Renée RussellRachel Renée Russell
13 March 1959, American
Author
Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Jean Patrick ModianoPatrick Modiano
30 July 1945, French
French Novelist

Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

A. N. WilsonA. N. Wilson
27 October 1950, British
Writer & Columnist
Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat
19 January 1969, Haitian
Author

Jeff KinneyJeff Kinney
19 February 1971, American
Author, Cartoonist
Nuruddin FarahNuruddin Farah
24 November 1945, Somalian
Novelist

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer

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

Monique TruongMonique Truong
13 May 1968, American
Writer

David WagonerDavid Wagoner
05 June 1926, American
Poet, Novelist, Professor
Robert StoneRobert Stone
21 August 1937, American
American novelist

Wilbur A. SmithWilbur A. Smith
09 January 1933, Cental African
Novelist
Shahabuddin NagariShahabuddin Nagari
06 October 1955, Bangladeshi
Poet

Kelly KillorenKelly Killoren
01 May 1968, American
Author, Socialite, Model
Ava DashAva Dash
07 December 1999, American
Damon Dash's Daughter

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998, British
Philosopher
Terry PratchettTerry Pratchett
28 April 1948, British
Writer, Novelist, Journalist, Screenwriter,