We are eternally indebted to the month of September – it has given us tons writers that have shaped the world of literature. In their works we have found havens of comfort as well as candles of learning. Today. We’re paying a homage to them in our own little way. Lets us look at the famous authors born in the month of September.
Authors Born In The Month Of September | Writers birthdays in September:
Kiran Desai (3rd September)
Winner of the Man Booker Prize and prolific writer of ‘The Inheritance of Loss’, Desai sure has won over millions of hearts. The Economic Times calls her one of the 20 most influential global Indian women. Her debut was ‘Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard’ and won the Betty Trask award. Daughter of wonderful novelist Anita Desai, Kiran graduated from the Columbia University.
Enid Blyton (11th September)
What would our world as children be without the colour and beauty Blyton added to it? Bleak and dreary, to say the least. From her Famous Five and Secret Seven novels to her adventure series and from her dormitory books like St Claire’s and Malory Towers to her children’s short story books such as The House With Six Legs, she is a legend. Also perhaps the most influential children’s writers, barring our next feature.
Roald Dahl (13th September)
The skinny man who wrote children’s books that both children and adults relish to this day was also a wartime pilot! Diffulct to believe – because his work is so influential that one cant think of him as anything but a novelist and poet. He has crafted brilliantly imaginative books such as Charlie and the Chocolate factory, where Charlie sets out to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Then there’s Matilda, where we see her encounters with witches and BFG, which follows a big friendy giant in a world of humans. We also have George’s Marvellous Medicine, where George makes a unique medicine for his irritating grandmom and more.
Agatha Christie (15th September)
The world needs no introduction to Agatha Christie. Perhaps the most ingenious and well loved author in the world of detective fiction is Christie. She has not only crafted two brilliant detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, but also created wonderful plots. With books like ‘The Murder on Orient Express’. ‘And Then There Were None’, ‘The Murder Is Announced’ to her name she sure is a genius writer of mysteries.
Sarat chandra Chattopadhyay (15th September)
You have probably seen the name of this wonderful Indian author on movies such as ‘Devdas’ and ‘Parineeta’. Indeed, this Bengali writer is credited to the conception of books such as ‘Srikanta’, ‘Charitraheen’ and more. He has also written several Bengali short stories. His novels have been influential enough to make it into the movies.
H G Wells (21st September)
This prolific writer whose books are now classics has dozens of novels, short stories and novellas to his credit. He wrote mainly science fiction such as ‘The Time Machine’, ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘The War of the Worlds’. He studied science from the Imperial College London and also wrote books in the genre of social realism.
Stephen King (21st September)
Stephen King is the ‘King’ of horror. His books, which have seen many movie adaptations, include ‘Carrie’, ‘It’ and even ‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption’. His books have sold over 350 million copies, making him one of the richest and most popular authors in the world.
TS Eliot (26th September)
Alumni of the Harvard University, this 20th century American poet wrote ‘The Waste Land’, ‘The Love Song of Alfred J Prufrock’ and ‘Ash Wednesday. He also wrote several plays in his lifetime. Now he is a part of every English Lit syllabus and perhaps the most loved American poet of all times.
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