1940 - Andrew Niederman
American author who has been the ghost writer for V.C. Andrews since her death in 1986.
1941 - Steven Kellogg
American children's author and illustrator.
1945 - Pat Conroy
American novelist and memoirist, several of whose novels have been made into movies.
1952 - Andrew Motion
English poet and novelist, Poet Laureate of the U.K. from 1999 to 2009.
1961 - Stacy Schiff
American author; winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for Vera.
1971 - Jim Butcher
American author of contemporary fantasy, best known for his series The Dresden Files.
1957 - Nikos Kazantzakis
2008 - Tony Hillerman