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

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

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 March.

March 1
William Dean Howells (1837)
Ralph Ellison (1913)
Richard Wilbur (1921)

March 2
John J. Chapman (1862)
Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr. Seuss (1904)
Tom Wolfe (1931)
John Irving (1942)

March 3
Edward Thomas (1878)
James Merrill (1926)
Patricia MacLachlan (1938)

March 4
Alan Sillitoe (1928)

March 5
Frank Norris (1870)
Charles H. Fuller, Jr. (1939)

March 6
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806)
Ring Lardner, Sr. (1885)
Gabriel García Márquez (1928)

March 7
Kōbō Abe (1924)
Dan Jacobson (1929)
George Perec (1936)

March 8
Kenneth Grahame (1859)
John McPhee (1931)

March 9
Vita Sackville-West (1892)
Mickey Spillane (1918)

March 10
Friedrich von Schlegel (1772)
Jakob Wasserman (1873)
Paul Coates (1921)
David Rabe (1940)

March 11
Ezra Jack Keats (1916)
Douglas Adams (1952)

March 12
Jack Kerouac (1922)
Edward Albee (1928)
Carl Hiaasen (1953)

March 14
Max Shulman (1919)
Colin Fletcher (1922)

March 15
Lady Augusta Gregory (1852)
Richard Ellmann (1918)

March 16
Sid Fleischman (1920)

March 17
Kate Greenaway (1846)
Paul Green (1894)
Siegfried Lenz (1926)

March 18
Robert P. Tristram Coffin (1892)
John Updike (1932)

March 19
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821)
Philip Roth (1933)

March 20
Ovid (43 B.C.)
Henrik Ibsen (1828)
Lois Lowry (1937)
Ellen Conford (1942)

March 21
Phyllis McGinley (1905)

March 22
Randolph Caldecott (1846)
Louis L’Amour (1908)
Houston A. Baker, Jr. (1943)

March 23
Roger Martin du Gard (1881)
Ama Ata Aidoo (1942)

March 24
William Morris (1834)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919)

March 25
Flannery O’Connor (1925)
Toni Cade Bambara (1939)

March 26
A.E. Housman (1859)
Robert Frost (1874)
Joseph Campbell (1904)
Tennessee Williams (1911)
Erica Jong (1942)

March 27
Heinrich Mann (1871)
Budd Schulberg (1914)

March 28
William Byrd II (1674)
Maxim Gorki (1868)
Nelson Algren (1909)

March 29
Howard Lindsay (1889)
Ernst Jünger (1895)

March 30
Anna Sewell (1820)
Paul Verlaine (1844)
Seán O’Casey (1880)

March 31
Andrew Marvell (1621)
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809)
Octavio Paz (1914)
John Fowles (1926)
Judith Rossner (1935)
Marge Piercy (1936)

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

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