1931 - Bob Shaw
Science fiction author from Northern Ireland.
1933 - Edward Bunker
American author of crime fiction.
1945 - Connie Willis
American science fiction author; winner of eleven Hugo and Nebula awards.
1949 - Susan Shwartz
American author of alternate history and fantasy.
1965 - Nicholas Sparks
American author and screenwriter, known for romantic fiction.
1968 - Junot Díaz
Dominican-American writer, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
1974 - Joe Abercrombie
British fantasy writer, author of the First Law trilogy.
1980 - Marshal McLuhan
2008 - Donald Westlake