1911 - Nahguib Mahfouz
Egyptian author, winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Literature because he "through works rich in nuance - now clear-sightedly realistic, now evocatively ambiguous - has formed an Arabian narrative art that applies to all mankind."
1918 - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Russian writer, dissident, and winner of the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature "for the ethical force with which he has pursued the indispensable traditions of Russian literature."
1932 - Keith Waldrop
American poet, winner of the 2009 National Book Award for poetry for Transcendental Studies: A Trilogy.
1937 - Jim Harrison
American author whose novella Legends of the Fall was adapted into the Hollywood movie.
1939 - Thomas McGuane
American author and college friend of Jim Harrison (see above.)
1946 - Diana Palmer
Pen name of American romance novelist Susan Kyle, who has also published under Diana Blayne, Katy Currie, and her own name.
1920 - Olive Schreiner