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

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

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 November.

November 1
Georg Philipp Harsdorffer (1607)
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux (1636)
John Strype (1643)
Stephen Crane (1871)
Sholem Asch (1880)
Hermann Broch (1886)
Henri Troyat (1911)
Margaret Taylor Burroughs (1915)
Gordon Rupert Dickson (1923)
A.R. Gurney (1930)
Edward Said (1935)
Lee Smith (1944)

November 2
Jules Barbey D’Aurevilly (1808)
Daniil Leonidovich Andreyev (1906)
Odysseus Elytis (1911)
Steve Ditko (1927)
Michelle Cliff (1946)
Thomas Mallon (1951)

November 3
Lucan (39 A.D)
Thomas Kyd (1558)
William Cullen Bryant (1794)
Andre Malraux (1901)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920)
Terrence McNally (1938)
Martin Cruz Smith (1942)
Massimo Mongai (1950)

November 4
Eden Phillpotts (1862)
Klabund (1890)
Ciro Alegria (1909)
C. K. Williams (1936)

November 5
Philippe de Mornay (1549)
Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850)
Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857)
James Elroy Flecker (1884)
Will Durant (1885)
Charles MacArthur (1895)
Thomas Flanagan (1923)
Geoffrey Wolff (1937)
Sam Shepard (1943)
Joyce Maynard(1953)

November 6
Colley Cibber (1671)
Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie (1833)
Robert Musil (1880)
Harold Ross (1892)
James Jones (1921)
Diana E. H. Russell (1938)
Michael Cunningham (1952)

November 7
Gédéon Tallemant Des Réaux (1619)
Albert Camus (1913)
Rafael A. Lafferty (1914)
Stephen Jay Greenblatt (1943)

November 8
Teofilo Folengo (1491)
Sarah Fielding (1710)
Bram Stoker (1847)
Margaret Mitchell (1900)
Cedric Henning Belfrage (1904)
Martha Gellhorn (1908)
Peter Weiss (1916)
Purushottam Laxman Deshpande (1919)
Kazuo Ishiguro (1954)

November 9
Carl Sagan (1934)
Mark Akenside (1721)
Émile Gaboriau (1832)
Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1877)
Anne Sexton (1928)
Imre Kertész (1929)
Roger McGough (1937)

November 10
Jacob Cats (1577)
Oliver Goldsmith (1728)
Friedrich Schiller (1759)
Winston Churchill (1874)
Vachel Lindsay (1879)
John Phillips Marquand (1893)
W.E.B. Griffin (1929)
James Chapman (1955)
Neil Gaiman (1960)

November 11
Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836)
Van Wyck Mason (1901)
Howard Fast (1914)
Kurt Vonnegut (1922)
Carlos Fuentes (1928)
Mircea Dinescu (1950)
Mary Gaitskill (1954)

November 12
Ben Travers (1886)
Roland Barthes (1915)
Wallace ‘Wally’ Shawn (1943)
Tracy Kidder (1945)
Naomi Wolf (1962)

November 13
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850)
George V. Higgins (1939)

November 14
Adam Oehlenschläger (1779)
Astrid Lindgren (1907)
Harrison Salisbury (1908)
Norman MacCaig (1910)
Nancy Tafuri (1946)
J. O’Rourke (1947)

November 15
Gerhart Hauptmann (1862)
Marianne Moore (1887)
Sacheverell Sitwell (1897)
Tim Pears (1956)
Tibor Fischer (1959)

November 16
Alexander Blok (1880)
George S. Kaufman (1889)
Michael Arlen (1895)
Jean Fritz (1915)
Colin Thiele (1920)
José Saramago (1922)
Chinua Achebe (1930)
Julian Thompson (1934)

November 17
Joost van Den Vondel (1587)
Shelby Foote (1916)

November 18
W.S. Gilbert (1836)
Clarence Day (1874)
Margaret Atwood (1939)

November 19
Allen Tate (1899)

November 20
Thomas Chatterton (1752)
Selma Lagerlöf (1858)
Nadine Gordimer (1923)

November 21
Voltaire (1694)
Jim Bishop (1907)
Marilyn French (1929)
Beryl Bainbridge (1932)

November 22
George Eliot (1819)
José María de Heredia (1842)
George Gissing (1857)
André Gide (1869)

November 23
Shaun Herron (1912)
Paul Celan (1920)
Gayl Jones (1949)

November 24
Charles, Duke of Orléans (1394)
Laurence Sterne (1713)
Carlo Collodi (1826)
Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849)
Garson Kanin (1912)

November 25
Lope de Vega (1562)
Helen Hooven Santmyer (1895)
Shelagh Delaney (1939)
Marc Brown (1945)

November 26
William Cowper (1731)
Eugene Ionesco (1909)

November 27
James Agee (1909)
Gail Sheehy (1937)

November 28
John Bunyan (1628)
William Blake (1757)
Nikolai Nekrasov (1821)
Stefan Zweig (1881)
Alberto Moravia (1907)
Owen Dodson (1914)
Lance Jeffers (1919)
Dennis Brutus (1924)
Rita Mae Brown (1944)

November 29
Andrés Bello (1781)
Louisa May Alcott (1832)
C. S. Lewis (1898)
Madeleine L’Engle (1918)
Carlo Levi (1902)
Sue Miller (1943)

November 30
Sir Philip Sidney (1554)
Jonathan Swift (1667)
Mark Twain (1835)
Jacques Barzun (1907)
Gordon Parks (1912)
David Mamet (1947)

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

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