1886 - Rex Stout
American writer of detective fiction, known for the character Nero Wolfe.
1895 - Henry Williamson
English author known for his natural and social history novels.
1942 - John Crowley
American author of fantasy and science fiction.
1949 - Jan Brett
American author and illustrator of children's books, focused mainly on Scandinavian cultures.
1958 - Candace Bushnell
American author of the international best-selling Sex and the City.
1964 - Jo Walton
Welsh-Canadian science fiction and fantasy author, whose novel Among Others won the 2012 Hugo Award.
1947 - Aleister Crowley
1987 - James Baldwin
2002 - Edward L. Beach, Jr.