Many famous authors have, after fulfilling a rich literary legacy, left us with bruised hearts in the month of November. However, instead of mourning their loss, it might just be more fruitful to celebrate this rich literary legacy, and that is what this article is all about. Here is the list of famous authors who died in November.
Famous Authors Who Died In November | Writers Who Left Us In November
Dale Carnegie (1st November 1955)
Carnegie is best known for his bestseller which has influenced people across the world from all walks of like – ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’. This non fiction classic is not only a successful business manual but also a social guide of sorts, and demonstrates the depth of Carnegie’s social understanding. The author died in New York City.
George Bernard Shaw (2nd November 1950)
A great novelist and playwright regarded as a phenomenal contributor to English writing, Shaw was an Irish man who passed away in the UK. His major work of literature is Pygmalion, referring to the mythological character. Some of his other plays include ‘Arms and the Man’ and ‘My Fair Lady’. He is credited for revolutionizing comedic drama and even won the Nobel Prize in literature for his works of ‘idealism and humanity’.
Michael Crichton (4th November 2008)
Crichton, born in Illinois and died in LA, was the great writer of the thriller ‘Jurassic Park’. He also wrote several other books of science fiction, technological thriller and horror, such as ‘The Andromeda Strain’ and ‘The Lost World’. He was also a filmmaker.
Steig Larsson (9th November 2004)
Larsson, who was born in Sweden and died in his homeland at the untimely age of fifty years. However, even though his life was short, it was certainly not unproductive. He wrote the bestselling cult fiction and thriller novel ‘The Girl With a Dragon Tattoo’, which gave him immense fame.
Leo Tolstoy (20th November 1910)
Perhaps the greatest and most famous author of Russia, Tolstoy wrote rich and sweeping novels with a profusion of characters and controversial themes. In his ‘Anna Karenina’, he wrote of a beautiful married woman who falls in love with a younger man. In ‘War and Peace’, he wrote about the history of war in Russia. And in ‘The Death of Ivan Ivanovych and other stories’, he wrote spiritually of death and God. He died in Russia.
C S Lewis (22nd November 1963)
C S Lewis is the beloved author of children’s fantasy series Narnia, as well as the book ‘The Screwtape Letters’ and ‘Till We Weave Faces’ among others. A staunch Christian, his ideologies made way into all of his extensive works. The British author died in Oxford.
Roald Dahl (23rd November 1990)
Welsh writer Roald Dahl is perhaps the most well known and well loved children’s writer, with many feathers in his cap. He wrote in a wildly and endearingly imaginative style, and wrote of commonplace children who discover extraordinary worlds. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, ‘The BFG’, “Matilda’ are some of his most famous works. He died in Oxford as well.
Enid Blyton (28th November 1968)
Like Dahl, Blyton is also one of the most famous children’s writers, who took birth and died in London, UK. She has written for young children books like ‘The House With Six Legs and Other Stories’ or ‘Mr Meddle’s Bicycle and Other Stories’. For older readers, there is the Malory Towers and St Claire’s series. And of course, her Secret Seven, Famous Five and Adventure series are incomparable.
Oscar Wilde (30th November 1900)
Born to an aristocratic family in Dublin, Wilde was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays, plays and poems. Despite his tragic end in Paris due to his homosexuality, his work has stood the test of time. His ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’ is a bible for dark academia lovers and a brilliant classic in its own write. Apart from this, his plays like ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, ‘Lady Windemere’s Fan’ and essays like ‘De Profundis’ are prolific. His collection fo poetry, ‘Lyrical Ballads’ is also a classic to devour.