As with every month, October has produced a number of geniuses in the literary scene over the years. In today’s article, we’ve enlisted a few of the great literary minds or say famous authors born in the month of October.
Authors Born In The Month Of October | Writers Birthday In October
Graham Greene (2nd)
Sharing a birthday with Gandhi is the renowned master of espionage novels, thrillers and Catholic books. With over 25 book-feathers in his cap, such as ‘The Quiet American’, ‘The Man Within’, ‘Brighton Rock’ and more. He was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize for Literature for two consecutive years. 1976 and 1977.
Anne Rice (4th)
Anne Rice is the alias of Howard Allen Francis O’Brien, and the popular writer of gothic and Chinese fiction. Her debut was the brilliant ‘Interview With The Vampire’ in 1976, and went on to write the duologies ‘Christ the Lord’ and ‘Songs of the Seraphim’. Her other works include ‘Pandora’, ‘Vittorio the Vampire’, ‘Violin’ and ‘Cry to Heaven’.
Frank Herbert (8th)
Bestselling author of the ‘Dune’ series was born on the 8th of this month, and wrote prolific science fiction. What’s relatively unknown to his readers, however, is that he was also a newspaper journalist, photographer, short story writer, book reviewer, ecological consultant and lecturer.
Nora Roberts (10th)
The American Queen of Romance Novels, with over 225 books to her credit came into the world on 10th October. She is a regular on the NYT bestseller list, and debuted with ‘Irish Thoroughbred’. Her more recent works include ‘Faithless in Death’, ‘Legacy’, ‘Forgotten in Death’ and ‘The Becoming’.
E E Cummings (14th)
Cummings was a American poet who was widely known for his song-poem ‘I carry your heart in me (I carry it in my heart)’. He wrote several novels such as ‘The Enormous Room’, ‘Fairy Tales’ and ‘EIMI’. His poetry works include ‘Tulips and Chimneys’, ‘No Thanks’ and ‘ViVa’.
P G Wodehouse (15th)
The British author of comedies accredited to the creation of Jeeves, was born on the 15th of October. He started his career as a banker, but his literary mind took over and he wrote several wonderful works. These include ‘The Pothunters’, ‘Phsmith in the City’, ‘Quick Service’, ‘Joy in the Morning’, ‘French Leave’ and more.
Mario Puzo (15th)
If you haven’t read or watched the Godfather trilogy by Mario Puzo, you’re definitely living under a rock. He also wrote extensively otherwise about crime and the Italian American mafia. Some of his works include ‘The Family’, ‘The Dark Arena’, ‘The Fortunate Pilgrim’ and ‘The Last Don’.
Oscar Wilde (16th)
Oscar Wilde is one of the best known English poets, essayists, novelists and playwrights. Apart from his prolific and lifechanging novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, he also wrote several plays such as ‘Lady Windemere’s Fan’, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ and ‘A Woman of No Importance’. He also wrote short story collections, the most famous being ‘The Happy Prince’. His essays include ‘De Profundis’, and ‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’.
John le Carre (19th)
John le Carre was famous for his wonderful body of work on espionage – having worked in the Security Service and Secret Intelligence Service. His best known works include ‘The Looking Glass War’, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, ‘The Little Girl’ and ‘The Night Manager’.
Sylvia Plath (27th)
Plath needs no introduction – she was one of the strongest female American voices in 20th century literature and continues to inspire people today. She’s the talented writer of ‘The Bell Jar’ and several poems that tackle the themes of depression. She committed untimely suicide due to her own depression.
John Keats (31st)
One of the stalwarts of the Romanticism Movement in 19th century English poetry, Keats was known for his odes, such as ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘Ode to a Grecian Urn’ and more. He also wrote ‘Sleep and Poetry’ and ‘On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer’. He died at the age of twenty five due to tuberculosis.
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