Authors Who Died in April

Authors Who Died in April

Discover information about authors who died in April

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2nd April 2016 – Lars Gustafsson, author of ‘The Death of a Beekeeper‘, was born in Västerås, Sweden on 17th May 1936. He died aged 79 in Stockholm, Sweden.

5th April 2016 – E. M. Nathanson (Erwin), author of ‘The Dirty Dozen‘ was born in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA on 17th February 1928. He died aged 88 from heart failure in Laguna Niguel, California, USA.

5th April 2005 – Saul Bellow, author of ‘Herzog‘ was born in Lachine, Canada on 10th June 1915. He died aged 89 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA.

6th April 1976 – Ruth Plumly Thompson, author of ‘Ojo in Oz‘ was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 27th July 1891. She died aged 84 in the USA.

7th April 2016 – Adrian Greenwood, author of ‘The Glaswegian‘ who was born in the UK in October 1973. He died aged 42 in Oxford, England, UK.

10th April 1966 – Evelyn Waugh, author of ‘Brideshead Revisited‘ was born in Hampstead, London, UK on 28th October 1903. He died aged 62 in Combe Florey, Somerset, UK.

10th April 2014 – Sue Townsend, author of ‘The Woman who Went to Bed for a Year‘ was born in Leicester, UK on 2nd April 1946. She died aged 68 in Leicester, UK.

11th April 2009 – Corín Tellado, Spanish author of ‘Desde el Corazon‘ was born in El Franco, Spain on 25th April 1927. He died aged 81 in Gijón, Spain.

11th April 2007 – Kurt Vonnegut, author of ‘Cat’s Cradle‘ was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on 11th November 1922. He died aged 84 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

12th April 2016 – Alexander Kanengoni, author of ‘Echoing Silences‘, was born in Chivhu, Zimbabwe on 17th September 1951. He died aged 65 in Harare, Zimbabwe.

13th April 2006 – Dame Muriel Spark (née Camberg), author of ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie‘ was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK in 1st February 1918. She died aged 88 in Florence Italy.

16th April 1994 – Ralph Ellison, author of ‘Invisible Man‘ was born at 407 East First Street in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA on 1st March 1914. He died aged 80 from Pancreatic Cancer in New York City, New York, USA.

19th April 1882 – Charles Darwin, author of ‘The Origin of Species‘ was born in The Mount, Shrewsbury, UK on 12th February 1812. He died aged 73 in Down, London, UK from heart failure, although there is speculation that he actually died from Chagas disease. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.

19th April 1989 – Dame Daphne Du Maurier, author of ‘Jamaica Inn‘ was born in London, UK on 13th May 1907. She died aged 81 in Fowey, Cornwall, UK.

20th April 1912 – Bram Stoker, author of ‘Dracula‘ was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 8th November 1847. He died aged 64 in London, UK.

21st April 2012 – Charles Higham, author of ‘Trading with the Enemy‘ was born in London, UK on 18th February 1931. He died aged 81 from a heart attack in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21st April 1910 – Mark Twain, author of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer‘ was born in Florida, Missouri, USA on 30th November 1835. He died aged 74 in Redding, Connecticut, USA.

23rd April 1996 – P.L. Travers, author of ‘Mary Poppins‘ was born in Maryborough, Australia on 9th August 1899. She died aged 96 in London, UK.

23rd April 1850 – William Wordsworth, poet ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud‘, was born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, UK on 7th April 1770. He died aged 80 in Rydal, Cumberland, UK.

23rd April 1616 – William Shakespeare, poet, playwright, and actor writer of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘ was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK on 23rd April 1564. He died aged 52 in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.

24th April 1947 – Willa Cather, author of ‘My Antonia‘ was born in Gore, Virginia, USA on 7th December 1875. She died aged 74 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

25th April 1878 – Anna Sewell, author of ‘Black Beauty‘ was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 30th March 1820. She died aged 58 from either hepatitis or tuberculosis in Old Catton, Norfolk, UK.

28th April 2016 – Jenny Diski, author of Skating to Antarctic‘ was born in London, UK on 8th July 1947. She died aged 88 in Cambridge, UK.

29th April 2016 – Chen Zhongshi, author of ‘The Plain of White Deer‘ was born in Xi’an, China on 3rd August 1942. He died aged 73 in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China.

30th April 1994 – Richard Scarry, author of ‘What Do People Do All Day?‘ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 5th June 1919. He died aged 74 in Gstaad, Switzerland.

Have a read about the authors who died in other months – List of Months.


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