1905 - Arthur Koestler
Hungarian-British author and journalist, famous for his anti-totalitarian 1940 novel Darkness at Noon.
1916 - Frank Yerby
African-American historical novelist, known for writing novels set in the antebellum South with a more realistic portrait of black slaves.
1925 - Justin Kaplan
American biographer; Pulitzer Prize winner and two-time National Book Award winner.
1936 - Jonathan Kozol
American non-fiction writer, educator, and activist, best known for his books on public education in the United States.
1950 - Cathy Guisewite
American cartoonist, creator of the popular strip Cathy.
1952 - Paul Fleischman
American author of children's books, winner of the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise.
1992 - Fritz Leiber
1997 - Leon Edel