Best Writers Born In The Month of June: June has given the world constellations of wonderful poets, novelists, playwrights and writers who have done tremendous creative work. We continue to reap the fruits of their creativity through the poetry, books, plays and fiction we read to date. Here is a collection of writers who took birth in the month of June, and blessed us with their creative output in the years that followed.
12 Best Writers Born In The Month of June
- Thomas Hardy (2nd June)
- Aleksandr Pushkin (6th June)
- Orhan Pamuk (7th June)
- Saul Bellow (10th June)
- William Butler Yeats (13th June)
- Erich Segal (16th June)
- Salman Rushdie (19th June)
- Jean Paul Sartre (21st June)
- Octavia E Butler (22nd June)
- George Orwell (25th June)
- Yann Martel (25th June)
- Antoine de St Exupery (29th June)
Thomas Hardy (2nd June)
The English novelist Hardy, best known for his works “Tess of the d’Urbervilles”, “Far From the Madding Crowd” and “Jude the Obscure” was prolific. He was also a great poet who wrote about the simplicity and natural beauty of rural life. His tradition was that of Victorian realism, but he also wrote about nature and its profound beauty.
Aleksandr Pushkin (6th June)
It is said that what Shakespeare was to England, Pushkin was to Russia. Indeed, Pushkin pioneered Russian literature and many later writers the likes of Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov and Vladimir Nabokov pay homage to him. His major works include “Eugin Ogenin”, “Autumn”, “Poltava” and “The Gypsies”. His writing is truly a wonder.
Orhan Pamuk (7th June)
This Nobel Prize-winning author of “My Name is Red”, “The Red-Haired Woman”, “The Museum of Innocence” and more is a prolific writer. His stories centre around Turkey, but his themes are pervasive and relatable. He also draws on history and mythology to craft stories. His works question and explore themes of national, cultural and personal identity.
Saul Bellow (10th June)
Bellow is such a wonderful writer that he won both the Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Some of the Canadian American writer’s works include “Herzog”, “The Adventures of Augie March”, “Humboldt’s Gift” and “Mr. Sammler’s Planet”. He also wrote plays such as “Under the Weather” that are critically acclaimed.
William Butler Yeats (13th June)
The Irish poet Yeats won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his works such as “A Prayer For My Daughter”, “The Stolen Child” and “Among School Children. Yeats was a poet of the Romanticist tradition, which means he wrote observant and contemplative writing influenced by the natural world. He was a contemporary of Wordsworth and the like.
Erich Segal (16th June)
Creating the most sensational love story written to date, Segal’s “Love Story” won him an immense mass following. The story which follows the passionate yet tragic love affair of Oliver and Jenny, transcends daily, regular love stories. Some of his other books include “Doctors”, “Man, Woman and Child” and more.
Salman Rushdie (19th June)
Rusdhie, who was exiled from India, lived in Pakistan and now lives in the United States, is a writer of magical realism. His most famous work, which earned him worldwide acclaim, is “Midnight’s Children”, about people born on the midnight of India’s freedom who possess magical abilities. His other works are “Satanic Verses”, for which he became the centre of religious controversy, “Quichotte”, a retelling of Don Quixote and “The Enchantress of Florence”, historical fiction about Akbar, the Mughal emperor.
Jean Paul Sartre (21st June)
Sartre was an existentialist philosopher and writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964. He wrote several works including “Nausea”, “Being and Nothingness” and “Existentialism and Humanism”. Apart from novels, Sartre also wrote plays as a playwright in France. Some of them are “No Exit” and “The Devil and The Good Lord”.
Octavia E Butler (22nd June)
From “Parable of the Sower” to “Kindred”, “Wild Seed”, “Bloodchild” and “Fledgeling”, Butler is the master of science fiction. The African American author won several awards, such as the Hugo award and the Nebula award for her groundbreaking, feminist science fiction. She also received the prestigious McArthur Fellowship.
George Orwell (25th June)
Orwell needs no introduction – he was one of the strongest and most political voices in literature in the twentieth century. We even describe works of the genre he created as “Orwellian”. His works, including “1984” and “Animal Farm” are dystopian fictions which allegorize and critique the totalitarianism of communist Russia.
Yann Martel (25th June)
Martel was a renowned Canadian writer born in Spain. He wrote “Life of Pi”, which won him the Man Booker Prize in 2001. Apart from the award-winning fantasy book about a young boy and a talking tiger, he has written other books. Some of them include “Beatrice and Virgil”, “The High Mountains of Portugal” and “Self”.
Antoine de St Exupery (29th June)
The French writer Antoine, who was also a journalist and aviator, wrote the famous story “The Little Prince”. Although marketed as a story for children, this is a timeless and moving tale, which captures the essence of Antoine’s writing. Apart from this he also wrote “Wind, Sand and Stars”, “Night Flight” and “Wisdom of the Sands”.