1857 - Joseph Conrad
Polish author who wrote in English, famous for novels like Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.
1937 - Morgan Llywelyn
American-born Irish author known for her historical fiction.
1942 - David K. Shipler
American author, winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction for Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Poisoned Land.
1980 - Zlata Filipović
Bosnian writer, author of the memoir Zlata's Diary.
1894 - Robert Louis Stevenson
2000 - Gwendolyn Brooks
2002 - Adrienne Adams