Happy Birthday, Authors!: A Look at Writers Born in June

Happy Birthday, Authors!: A Look at Writers Born in June

Do you share a birthday with your favorite author? Here, we take a look at novelists, poets, journalists, and other writers born during the month of June.

June 1
Colleen McCullough (1937)

June 2
Thomas Hardy (1840)
Dorothy West (1907)
Barbara Pym (1913)
Carol Shields (1935)

June 3
Allen Ginsberg (1926)
Larry McMurtry (1936)

June 4
Jacques Roumain (1907)

June 5
Federico García Lorca (1898)
Richard Scarry (1919)
Margaret Drabble (1939)
Ken Follett (1949)

June 6
Aleksandr Pushkin (1799)
Thomas Mann (1875)
Maxine Kumin (1925)
Cynthia Rylant (1954)

June 7
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917)
Nikki Giovanni (1943)

June 9
Patricia Cornwell (1956)

June 10
Saul Bellow (1915)
Maurice Sendak (1928)

June 11
Ben Jonson (1572)
Yasunari Kawabata (1899)
William Styron (1925)

June 12
Djuna Barnes (1892)
Anne Frank (1929)
Rona Jaffe (1932)

June 13
William Butler Yeats (1865)
Dorothy L. Sayers (1893)

June 14
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811)
John Bartlett (1820)
Jerzy Kosinski (1933)
John Edgar Wideman (1941)

June 15
Brian Jacques (1939)
Xaviera Hollander (1943)

June 16
John Howard Griffin (1920)
Erich Segal (1937)
Joyce Carol Oates (1938)

June 17
James Weldon Johnson (1871)

June 18
Philip Barry (1896)
Gail Godwin (1937)
Chris Van Allsburg (1949)

June 19
Blaise Pascal (1623)
Tobias Wolff (1945)
Salman Rushdie (1947)

June 20
Charles W. Chesnutt (1858)
Lillian Hellman (1905)
Vikram Seth (1952)

June 21
Jean-Paul Sartre (1905)
Mary McCarthy (1912)
Ian McEwan (1948)

June 22
Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906)
Octavia E. Butler (1947)

June 23
Anna Akhmatova (1889)
David Leavitt (1961)

June 24
Norman Cousins (1915)
Anita Desai (1937)

June 25
George Orwell (1903)
Eric Carle (1929)

June 26
Pearl S. Buck (1892)

June 27
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872)
Helen Keller (1880)
Lucille Clifton (1936)
Alice McDermott (1953)

June 28
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712)
Mark Helprin (1947)
Jane Ransom (1958)

June 29
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900)
John Toland (1912)
Breece Dexter Pancake (1952)

June 30
David McPhail (1940)

Know of an author who should be on this list? Leave a comment and let us know!

Myfanwy Collins
Myfanwy Collins is a Massachusetts-based mother, writer, and reader. She has an MA in English Literature and has published two novels and a collection of short stories. As a young writer, her mentor told her that in order to be the best writer, she needed to first be the best reader. She continues to pursue her best-reader merit badge. Her current reading obsessions are the Elena Ferrante Neapolitan Novels.

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