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December 31 Writer Birthdays


December 31 Writer Birthdays

  • 1514 - Andreas Vesalius, physician and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy; considered the founder of modern anatomy.

  • 1779 - Horace Smith, English poet and novelist who once competed against Percy Shelley in a sonnet-writing contest.

  • 1829 - Alexander Smith, Scottish poet.

  • 1931 - Bob Shaw, science-fiction author from Northern Ireland.

  • 1933 - Edward Bunker, American author of crime fiction; screenwriter.

  • 1945 - Connie Willis, American science-fiction author known for her time-travel books; winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards.

  • 1949 - Susan Shwartz, American author of science fiction, alternate history, and fantasy; multiple Hugo and Nebula winner.

  • 1951 - Susan Elaine Eisenhower, author and consultant who is an expert on international security, space policy, energy, and U.S.-Russian relations

  • 1962 - Machi Tawara, Japanese poet.

  • 1965 - Nicholas Sparks, bestselling American novelist and screenwriter.

  • 1968 - Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer, editor, and professor.

  • 1974 - Joe Abercrombie, British fantasy writer.


Sherman & Schwartz, Vulcan's HeartDiaz - DrownShaw - The Wooden SpaceshipsSparks - Longest Ride