May Born Authors

May Born Authors

Discover information about authors that were born in May, from Colin McNaughton born on the first, through to Jane Green born on the thirty-first.

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1st May 1951 – Colin McNaughton, author of ‘We’re Going to Look for Aliens‘ was born in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, UK.

1st May 1923 – Joseph Heller, author of ‘Something Happened‘ was born in Coney Island, New York City, New York, USA. He died from Heart Failure aged 76 on 12th December 1999, in East Hampton, New York, USA.

2nd May 1859 – Jerome K. Jerome, author of ‘Three Men on the Bummel‘ was born in Caldmore, Walsall, Staffordshire, UK. He died aged 68 on 14th June 1927 in Northampton, UK.

6th May 1915 – Orson Welles, author of ‘Citizen Kane‘ was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA. He died aged 70 from a heart attack on 10th October 1985, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.

9th May 1860 – Sir J.M Barrie, author of ‘Peter Pan was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, UK. He died aged 77 on 19th June 1937 in London, UK.

9th May 1935 – Roger Hargreaves, author of ‘Mr Men‘ was born in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, UK. He died aged 53 on 11th September 1988 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK.

13th May 1907 – Dame Daphne Du Maurier, author of ‘Jamica Inn‘ was born in London, UK. She died aged 81 on 19th April 1989 in Fowey, Cornwall, UK.

13th May 1956 – Richard Madeley, author of ‘Some Day I’ll Fine You‘ was born in Romford, London, UK.

15th May 1856 – L. Frank Baum, author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz‘ was born in Syracuse, New York, USA. He died aged 62 on 6th May 1919 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

16th May 1948 – Judy Finnigan, author of ‘I Do Not Sleep‘ was born in Newton Heath, Manchester, UK.

17th May 1936 – Lars Gustafsson, author of ‘The Death of a Beekeeper‘, was born in Västerås, Sweden. He died aged 79 on 2nd April 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.

19th May 1966 – Jodi Picoult, author of ‘House Rules‘ was born on in Nesconset, New York, USA.

21st May 1916 – Harold Robbins, author of ‘The Adventurers‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA. he died aged 81 from heart failure on 14th October 1997, in Palm Springs, California, USA.

22nd May 1859 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles‘ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He died aged 71 on 7th July 1930 in Crowborough, East Sussex, UK.

25th May 1927 – Robert Ludlum, author of ‘The Bourne Identity‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA. He died aged 73 whilst recovering from severe burns on 12th March 2001 in Naples, Florida, USA, .

28th May 1908 – Ian Fleming, author of ‘Casino Royale: James Bond 007‘ was born in Mayfair, London, UK. He died aged 56 on 12th August 1964 in Canterbury, Kent, UK.

31st May 1968 – Jane Green, author of ‘Saving Grace‘ was born in London, UK.

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