Find out more about the greatest 21st Century Novelists, including William Gibson, Lady Colin Campbell, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami.
George R. R. MartinGeorge R. R. Martin
20 September 1948, American
Screenwriter, 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
Olivia OlsonOlivia Olson
21 May 1992, American
Actress

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
18 February 1931, American
Novelist

Haruki MurakamiHaruki Murakami
12 January 1949, Japanese
 

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
David ThewlisDavid Thewlis
20 March 1963, British
Actor

Asia ArgentoAsia Argento
20 September 1975, Italian
Actress, Model, Writer
Justine MuskJustine Musk
02 September 1972, Canadian
Author, Elon Musk’s Ex-wife

John GrishamJohn Grisham
08 February 1955, American
American writer

Robby BensonRobby Benson
21 January 1956, American
Actor
Richard BelzerRichard Belzer
04 August 1944, American
Stand-up Comedian, Actor, Author

Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947, Brazilian
Brazilian lyricist
Lucy HawkingLucy Hawking
02 November 1970, British
Journalist, Novelist, Writer

Bruce BoxleitnerBruce Boxleitner
12 May 1950, American
Actor

George KennedyGeorge Kennedy
18 February 1925, American
Actor
James PattersonJames Patterson
22 March 1947, American
Writer

Kazuo IshiguroKazuo Ishiguro
08 November 1954, British
Nobel Prize Winner in Literature
Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
07 July 1907, American
Science Fiction Writer

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
15 September 1977, Nigerian
Writer

Beverly ClearyBeverly Cleary
12 April 1916, American
Writer

Nicholas SparksNicholas Sparks
31 December 1965, American
Novelist
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

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer

Eileen DavidsonEileen Davidson
15 June 1959, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

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Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

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
Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer

Isabel AllendeIsabel Allende
02 August 1942, Chilean, Peruvian, American
Writer
Danielle SteelDanielle Steel
14 August 1947, American
Novelist

Khaled HosseiniKhaled Hosseini
04 March 1965, American
Novelist

Mona SimpsonMona Simpson
14 June 1957, American
Author
Milan KunderaMilan Kundera
01 April 1929, Czech, French
Writer

V. S. NaipaulV. S. Naipaul
17 August 1932, British
Writer
Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri
11 July 1967, British, American
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
John IrvingJohn Irving
02 March 1942, American
 

Shelby FooteShelby Foote
17 November 1916, American
Writer

Denise NicholasDenise Nicholas
12 July 1944, American
Actress

Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
20 December 1954, American
Writer
Elijah DanielElijah Daniel
09 January 1994, American
Comedian

J. M. CoetzeeJ. M. Coetzee
09 February 1940, South African
Novelist, Author
Tana FrenchTana French
10 May 1973, Italian, American
Writer

China MiévilleChina Miéville
06 September 1972, British
Author

Vince FlynnVince Flynn
06 April 1966, American
Author
Orhan PamukOrhan Pamuk
07 June 1952, Turkish
 

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

Louise PennyLouise Penny
01 July 1958, Canadian
Novelist, Writer

Nick HornbyNick Hornby
17 April 1957, British
Author & Editor
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

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

Junot DíazJunot Díaz
31 December 1968, Dominican, American
Writer

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

Earl Hamner Jr.Earl Hamner Jr.
10 July 1923, American
Television Writer

John GreenJohn Green
24 August 1977, American
Author, Vlogger

Robert LaSardoRobert LaSardo
20 September 1963, American
Actor

John BergerJohn Berger
05 November 1926, British
Novelist
Caspar WeinbergerCaspar Weinberger
18 August 1917, American
Politician

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher
Jamaica KincaidJamaica Kincaid
25 May 1949, American
Novelist

Elfriede JelinekElfriede Jelinek
20 October 1946, Austrian
Novelist & Nobel Prize Winner in Literature

Mo YanMo Yan
17 February 1955, Chinese
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Richard FordRichard Ford
16 February 1944, American
Novelist & Short Story Writer

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

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

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

Andrea LevyAndrea Levy
07 March 1956, British
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