1936 - George Perec
French writer and member of the Oulipo group, which experimented with constrained writing techniques.
1945 - Elizabeth Moon
American science fiction and fantasy author.
1946 - Daniel Goleman
American psychologist and author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence.
1957 - Robert Harris
English author of historical fiction, primarily centering on World War II and Rome.
1963 - E.L. James
Pen name of Erika Leonard, author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
1964 - Bret Easton Ellis
American novelist and screenwriter, known for transgressive fiction.
1957 - Wyndham Lewis
1967 - Alice B. Toklas
1975 - Kate Seredy