October Born Authors

October Born Authors

Discover information about authors that were born in October, from Anne Rice born on the fourth, through to Evelyn Waugh born on the twenty-eighth.

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4th October 1941 – Anne Rice, author of ‘Interview With a Vampire‘ was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

4th October 1937 – Jackie Collins, author of ‘Chances‘ was born in London, UK. She died aged 77 on 19th September 2015 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

5th October 1943 – Michael Morpurgo, author of ‘War Horse‘ was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK.

8th October 1943 – R.L Stine, author of ‘Goosebumps Series‘ was born- in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

10th October 1950 – Nora Roberts, author of ‘Bay of Sighs‘ was born -in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

14th October 1923 – Nicholas Fisk, author of ‘Space Hostages‘ in London, UK. He died aged 92 on 10th May 2016.

15th October 1881 – P.G. Wodehouse, author of ‘Right Ho, Jeeves‘ was born -in Guildford, Surrey, UK. He died aged 93 on 14th February 1975 in Southampton, New York, USA.

16th October 1854 – Oscar Wilde, author of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray‘ was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. He died aged 46 on 30th November 1900, in Paris France

19th October 1931 – John Le Carré, author of ‘The Night Manager‘ was born in Poole, Dorset, UK.

22nd October 1919 – Doris Lessing, author of ‘The Golden Notebook‘ was born in Kermanshah, Iran. She died aged 94 on on the 17th November 2013, in London, UK.

22nd October 1930 – William Wright, author of ‘The Brontes in Ireland‘ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He died aged 85 on 4th June 2016 in Branford, Connecticut, USA.

23rd October 1942 – Michael Crichton, author of ‘Jurassic Park‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He died aged 66 on the 4th November 2008, in Los Angeles, California, USA

23rd October 1974 – Derek Landy, author of ‘Skulduggery Pleasant‘ was born in Lusk, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

24th October 1945 – Katherine Dunn, author of ‘Geek Love‘ in Garden City, Kansas, USA. She died aged 70 on 11th May 2016 in Portland, Oregon, USA.

25th October 1866 – Burt L. Standish, author of ‘Frank Merriwell at Yale‘ was born in Corinna, Maine, USA. He died aged 78 on 16th January 1945 in He died in Vista, California.

25th October 1975 – Zadie Smith, author of ‘White Teeth‘ was born in London Borough of Brent, London, UK.

27th October 1932 – Sylvia Plath, author of ‘The Bell Jar‘ was born in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She died aged 30 on 11th February 1963 in London, UK.

28th October 1903 – Evelyn Waugh, author of ‘Brideshead Revisited‘ was born in Hampstead, London, UK. He died aged 62 on 10th April 1966 in Combe Florey, Somerset, UK

Have a look at our anniversaries from other months – List of months

Gilbert Patten, author of ‘Frank Merriwell Series’ died on 16th January 1945 in Vista, California, USA – aged 78

Emma Tennant, author of ‘Burnt Diaries’ died on the 21st January 2017 in London, UK – aged 79

Douglas Edward Reeman, author of ‘The Destroyers’ died on the 23rd January 2017 in Cobham, Surrey, UK – aged 92

October 1973 – Adrian Greenwood, author of ‘The Glaswegian‘ died on the 7th April 2016 in Oxford, England, UK – aged 42


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