With the end of December comes the celebration of The New Year, where we promise to ourselves to have a better year than the present one. For the people involved in 9 to 5 job, it is about more peace of mind, savings and a good trip for students it is about getting good score and reading more books. Here is a list of 10 famous authors born in the month of January.
Famous Authors Born In January | Writers Born In January:
J.D. Salinger (January 1)
Born in 1919, at Manhattan, New York, Jerome David Salinger was an American writer popular for his novel The Catcher in the Rye. Salinger mostly wrote about young folks and hence he received that young group of readers as his audience because he created a bond of honesty with them with his language and words. He died due to natural causes in New Hampshire on January 27, on the year 2010.
E.M. Forster (January 1)
Born in Marylebone, England on January 1, 1879, Edward Morgan Foster was and English essayist, librettist and fiction writer. He is most known for his novels that concentrate on sensitive issues like hypocrisy and class discrimination – Howards End, A Passage to India and A Room with A View. Foster was nominated in 16 separate years for the Nobel Prize in Literature. His primary themes were gender, imperialism, homosexuality and class division. He died on June 7, 1970 at Coventry, England.
J. R. R. Tolkien (January 3)
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born at Bloemfontein on January 3, 1892. He was not only an English writer, but he was also a poet, academic and philologist. He is famous for his works on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. A lot of other writers have written fantasy works before Tolkien but the popularity that his two popular works received, identified him as the father of modern fantasy. He died at Bournemouth, Hampshire on September 2, 1973.
Wilkie Collins (January 8)
Collins was born on January 8, 1824 at Marylebone, England. He was an English playwright and novelist, known for The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins was a very close friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. He died on September 23, 1889 at London.
Simone de Beauvoir (January 9)
Beauvoir was born on January 9, 1908 at Paris. Simone de Beauvoir is famous for The Second Sex, which focuses on women’s oppression. Her primary themes as a writer, political activist, feminist, socialist and existentialist philosopher are feminism, ethics, political philosophy and existential phenomenology. She died on April 14, 1986 at Paris.
Haruki Murakami (January 12)
Murakami is a Japanese writer born in January 12, 1949 at Fushimi-ku, Japan. His notable works are Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Woods, 1Q84 and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Murakami states that because family plays an important part in traditional Japanese literature, any protagonist who is free becomes a man who signifies solitude and freedom over intimacy – and this view is visible in most of his works.
Mahasweta Devi (January 14)
Mahasweta Devi was born on January 14, 1926 at Dhaka, British India. She was an Indian writer who wrote in Bengali. Mahasweta Devi was also an activist. She was a leftist and she worked for the rights of the tribal people of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. Her notable works are Rudali, Aranyer Adhikar and Hajar Churashir Maa. She died on July 23, 2016 after suffering from a major heart attack.
Virginia Woolf (January 25)
Woolf was an English writer born at South Kensington, London on January 25, 1882. She is considered as one of the most important modernist among the 20th century authors and she was the pioneer of the narrative device stream of consciousness. Her most notable works are To the Lighthouse, Orlando, Mrs Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own. She died on March 28, 1941 at Lewes, England.
Lewis Carroll ( January 27)
Born at Daresbury, England on January 27, 1832 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. He is most known for his work in children’s literature, notably for his character of Alice. Lewis Carroll was not only a writer he was also a mathematician, inventor, photographer, and Anglican deacon. Carroll died of pneumonia following influenza at sisters’ home, Guildford on January 14, 1898.
Anton Chekhov (January 29)
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born on January 29, 1860 at Taganrog. He was a Russian short-story writer and playwright. Along with August Strindberg and Henrik Ibsen, he is frequently regarded as one of the three seminal figures in the explosion of early modernism in the theatre. She died on July 15, 1904 at Badenweiler.