April Born Authors

April Born Authors

Discover information about authors that were born in April, from Edgar Wallace born on the first, through to John Boyne born on the thirtieth.

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1st April 1875 – Edgar Wallace, author of ‘The Clue of the Twisted Candle‘ was born in Greenwich, London, UK. He died aged 56 on 10th February 1932 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

2nd April 1805 – Hans Christian Anderson, author of ‘The Little Mermaid‘ was born in Odense, Denmark. He died aged 70 on 4th August 1875 in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2nd April 1946 – Sue Townsend, author of ‘The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year‘ was born in Leicester, UK. She died aged 68 on 10th April 2014 in Leicester, UK.

3rd April 1783 – Washington Irving, author of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA. He died aged 76 on 28th November 1859 in Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York, USA.

4th April 1928 – Maya Angelou, author of ‘And Still I Rise‘ was born on in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. She died aged 86 on 28th May 2014 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

5th April 1956 – Anthony Horowitz, author of ‘Moriarty‘ was born in Stanmore, London, UK

7th April 1770 – William Wordsworth, poet ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK. He died aged 80 on 23rd April 1850 in Rydal, Cumberland, UK.

10th April 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer, publisher was born in Makó, Hungary. He died aged 64 on 10th October 1911 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

12th April 1947 – Tom Clancy, author of ‘Full Force and Effect‘ was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He died aged 66 on 1st October 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

13th April 1940 – Michael Herr, author of ‘Kubrick‘ was born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He died aged 76 on 23rd June 2016 in Delhi, New York, USA.

13th April 1743 – Thomas Jefferson, United States President and author of ‘The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth‘ was born in Shadwell, Virginia, USA. He died aged 83 on 4th July 1826 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA>

15th April 1940 – Jeffrey Archer, author of ‘Cometh the Hour‘ was born in London, UK.

17th April 1957 – Nick Hornby, author of ‘How to be Good‘ was born in Redhill, London, UK.

21st April 1935 – Anthony Read, author of ‘The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors‘ was born in Cheslyn Haym, Staffordshire, UK. He died aged 80 on 21st November 2015.

21st April 1816 – Charlotte Brontë, author of ‘Jane Eyre‘ was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, UK. She died aged 38 on 31st March 1855 in Haworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, UK.

22nd April 1923 – Paula Fox, author of ‘One-Eyed Cat’ was born in New York City, New York, USA. She died aged 93 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

22nd April 1899 – Vladimir Nabokov, author of ‘Lolita‘ was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He died aged 78 on on the 2nd July 1977 in Montreux, Switzerland.

23rd April 1564 – William Shakespeare, poet, playwright, and actor writer of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘ was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK. He died aged 52 on 23rd April 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

25th April 1927 – Corín Tellado, Spanish author of ‘Desde el Corazon‘ was born on in El Franco, Spain. He died aged 81 on 11th April 2009 in Gijón, Spain.

28th April 1926 – Harper Lee, author of ‘Go Set a Watchman‘ was born in Monroeville, Alabama, USA. She died aged 89 on 19th February 2016 in Monroeville, Alabama, USA.

28th April 1960 – Ian Rankin, author of ‘Knots And Crosses‘ was born in Cardenden, Fife, Scotland.

28th April 1948 – Sir Terry Pratchett, author of ‘Colour of Magic‘ was born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, UK. He died aged 66 on 12th March 2015 Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, UK.

29th April 1923 – Charles Reis Felix, author of ‘Crossing the Sauer’ was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. He died aged 93 on the 25th January 2017 in Palo Alto, California, USA.

30th April 1971 – John Boyne, author of ‘A History of Loneliness‘ was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

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