1865 - Stephen Bonsal
American journalist, author and traveler, winner of the 1945 Pulitzer Prize in History.
1936 - Judith Guest
American novelist and screenwriter, best known for her book Ordinary People and it's film adaptation.
1952 - Jo-Ann Mapson
American author of fiction set in the Southwest.
1957 - Elizabeth Hand
American author of science fiction and fantasy, including various film and television tie-ins.
1961 - Amy Sedaris
American comedian and author of various humor titles.
1957 - Joyce Cary