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

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

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 December.

December 1
Jan Brett (1949)

December 2
Elizabeth Berg (1948)
T.C. Boyle (1948)
George Saunders (1958)
Ann Patchett (1963)

December 3
Joseph Conrad (1857)
Mark Salzman (1959)
Grace Andreacchi (1954)

December 4
Thomas Carlyle (1795)
Samuel Butler (1835)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875)

December 5
Christina Rossetti (1830)
Joan Didion (1934)
Calvin Trillin (1935)
Lydia Millet (1968)

December 7
Willa Cather (1873)
Noam Chomsky (1928)

December 8
James Thurber (1894)
John Banville (1945)
Mary Gordon (1949)
Bill Bryson (1951)

December 9
John Milton (1608)
Dalton Trumbo (1905)

December 10
Emily Dickinson (1830)
Clarice Lispector (1920)
Jacquelyn Mitchard (1956)

December 11
Naguib Mahfouz (1911)
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918)
Grace Paley (1922)
Jim Harrison (1937)

December 12
Gustave Flaubert (1821)

December 14
Shirley Jackson (1916)
Amy Hempel (1951)

December 15
Betty Smith (1896)
Muriel Rukeyser (1913)
Edna O’Brien (1930)

December 16
Jane Austen (1775)
Arthur C. Clarke (1917)
Philip K. Dick (1928)

December 17
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807)
Ford Madox Ford (1873)
William Safire (1929)

December 22
Robert Bly (1926)

December 23
Norman Maclean (1902)
Avi (1937)
Donna Tartt (1963)

December 24
Mary Higgins Clark (1927)
Stephenie Meyer (1973)

December 25
Rod Serling (1924)
Carlos Castaneda (1925)

December 26
Henry Miller (1891)
Jean Toomer (1894)
David Sedaris (1956)

December 28
Manuel Puig (1932)

December 29
William Gaddis (1922)

December 30
Rudyard Kipling (1865)
Paul Bowles (1910)
Mercer Mayer (1943)

December 31st
Nicholas Sparks (1965)

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

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