August Born Authors

August Born Authors

Discover information about authors that were born in August, from Robert James Waller born on the first, through to Mary Shelley born on the thirtieth.

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1st August 1939 – Robert James Waller, author of ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ (originally titled Love in Black and White) was born in Rockford, Iowa, USA. He died age 77 on 10th March 2017 in Fredericksburg, Texas, United States.

1st August 1819 – Herman Melville, author of ‘Moby Dick‘ was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. He died aged 72 on 28th September 1891 in New York City, New York, USA.

4th August 1969 – JoJo Moyes, author of ‘Me Before You‘ was born in London, UK.

5th August 1960 – David Baldacci, author of ‘Memory Man‘ was born in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

9th August 1899 –P.L. Travers, author of ‘Mary Poppins‘ was born in Maryborough, Australia. She died aged 96 on 23rd April 1996 in London, UK.

11th August 1897 – Enid Blyton, author of ‘The Enchanted Wood was born in East Dulwich, London, UK. She died aged 71 on 28th November 1968, in Hampstead, London, UK.

12th August 1955 – Ann M. Martin, author of ‘The Doll People‘ was born in Princeton, New Jersey, USA.

12th August 1931 – William Goldman, author of ‘The Princess Bride‘ was born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA. He died aged 77 on 6th November 2018, in Manhattan, New York, USA.

14th August 1947 – Danielle Steel, author of ‘Betrayal‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA.

15th August 1954 – Stieg Larsson, author of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘ was born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden. He died aged 50 on 9th November 2004, in Stockholm, Sweden

16th August 1920 – Charles Bukowski, author of ‘Ham on Rye‘ was born in Andernach, Germany. He died from Leukaemia, aged 73 on 9th March 1994 in San Pedro, California, USA.

19th August 1988 – Veronica Roth, author of ‘Divergent‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA.

21st August 1939 – Gabrielle Burton, author of ‘Heartbreak Hotel‘ was born in Lansing, Michigan, USA. She died aged 76 on the 3rd September 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

22nd August 1920 – Ray Bradbury, author of ‘Fahrenheit 451‘ was born in Waukegan, Illinois, USA. He died aged 91 on 5th June 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

24th August 1977 – John Green, author of ‘The Fault in Our Stars‘ was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

30th August 1797 – Mary Shelley, author of ‘Frankenstein‘ was born in Somers Town, London, UK. She died aged 53 on 1st February 1857 in Chester Square, London, UK.

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