1832 - Louisa May Alcott
American novelist best known for her work Little Women.
1898 - C.S. Lewis
Irish novelist and writer known for both his fiction and his non-fiction, but primarily for The Chronicles of Narnia.
1918 - Madeline L'Engle
American novelist primarily known for the Newbery Medal winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels.
1943 - Sue Miller
American author whose While I Was Gone was an Oprah's Book Club pick in 2000.
1956 - Leo Laporte
1991 - Frank Yerby
2001 - John Knowles