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November Literary Anniversaries

Bookwitty By Bookwitty Published on November 1, 2016

Famous authors that were born or died during the month of November.


Nov 1, 1922 – Death | Lima Barreto Brazil
Acclaimed Brazilian pre-modernist writer. Author of The Sad End of Policarpo Quaresma


Nov 7, 1901 – Birth | Cecilia Meireles
Famous Brazilian writer and poet. Born in Rio de Janeiro. 


Nov 7, 1913 – Birth | Albert Camus
Philosopher and journalist, as well as the author of such books as The Stranger and The Plague. 


Nov 8, 1900 – Birth | Margaret Mitchell
American author of Gone with the Wind.


Nov 8, 1847 – Birth | Bram Stoker
Irish; Author of Dracula. 


Nov 9, 1934 – Birth | Carl Sagan
Renowned astrophysicist and physics writer and popular scientist.


Nov 9, 1953 – Death | Dylan Thomas
Welsh poet and writer, author of Under the Milk.


Nov 10, 1960 – Birth | Neil Gaiman
Prolific fantasy novelist and short story writer for children and adults.


Nov 11, 1922 – Birth | Kurt Vonnegut
Science fiction writer, author of Cat's Cradle.


Nov 11, 1821 – Birth | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Russian author of Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.


Nov 13, 1850 – Birth | Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


Nov 19, 1967 – Death | Guimarães Rosa Brazil
Acclaimed Brazilian writer. Author of Bedeviled in the Badlands.


Nov 19, 1922 – Birth | José Saramago
Nobel Prize-winning Portuguese author of Blindness.


Nov 20, 1910 – Death | Leo Tolstoy
Russian author of classics, War and Peace and Anna Karenina.


Nov 22, 1963 – Death | C.S. Lewis
Irish novelist and essayist, author of The Chronicles of Narnia.


Nov 23, 1990 – Death | Roald Dahl
Acclaimed Welsh children's author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


Nov 29, 1898 –  Birth | C.S. Lewis
Irish novelist and essayist, author of The Chronicles of Narnia.


Nov 29, 1832 | Birth – Louisa May Alcott
American feminist icon, author of Little Women.


Nov 30, 1835 – Birth | Mark Twain
America American fiction novelist, author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


Nov 30, 1667 – Birth | Jonathan Swift
Irish satirist and novelist, writer of Gulliver's Travels and A Modest Proposal.


Nov 30, 1918 – Birth | Madeleine L’Engle
America Author of A Wrinkle in Time.


Nov 30 – Death | Oscar Wilde
Irish playwright and novelist. Works include The Picture of Dorian Grey and The Importance of Being Earnest.

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