1809 - Edgar Allen Poe
American author and poet whose work is characterized by mystery and the macabre.
1921 - Patricia Highsmith
American author of psychological thrillers.
1924 - Jean-François Revel
French journalist and author of political non-fiction.
1925 - Nina Bawden
British author of children's books.
1946 - Julian Barnes
English author of literary fiction, recipient of the 2011 Man Booker Prize.
1947 - Paula Deen
American cooking personality, author of fourteen cookbooks.
1969 - Casey Sherman
American journalist and true crime author.
1997 - James Dickey