Authors Who Died in August

Authors Who Died in August

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1997William S. Burroughs, author of ‘Naked Lunch‘ was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on 5th February 1914. He died aged 83 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

2022Melissa Bank, author of ‘The Wonder Spot‘ was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on 11th October 1960. She died aged 61 in East Hampton, New York, USA.

2022Stan Dragland, author of ‘12 Bars‘ was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 2nd December 1942. He died aged 79 in Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.


2020Shirley Ann Grau, author of ‘The Keepers of the House‘ was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 8th July 1929. She died aged 91 in Kenner, Louisiana, USA.

2021Lorris Murail, author of ‘La Méthode albanaise‘ was born in Le Havre, France on 9th June 1951. He died aged 70 in Chamadelle, France.

2022Yvonne Baby, author of ‘Gris paradis‘ was born in Le Touquet, France on 18th August 1931. She died aged 90 in Paris, France.


1875Hans Christian Anderson, author of ‘The Little Mermaid‘ was born in Odense, Denmark on 2nd April 1805. He died aged 70 in Østerbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2021Zelá Brambillé, author of ‘Gardenia‘ was born in Monterrey, Mexico on 8th June 1994. She died aged 27 in Saltillo, Mexico.


2019Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford), author of ‘The Bluest Eye‘ was born in Lorain, Ohio, USA on 18th February 1931. She died aged 88 at the Montefiore Medical Center Moses Campus, New York, USA.

2021Eloise Greenfield, author of ‘Big Friend, Little Friend‘ was born in Parmele, North Carolina, USA on 17th May 1929. She died aged 92 in Washington D.C., USA.


2021Michael M. Thomas, author of ‘Black Money‘ was born in Manhattan, New York, USA on 18th April 1936. He died aged 85 in Brooklyn, New York USA.

2022Biyi Bandele, author of ‘Two Horsemen‘ was born in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria on 13th October 1967. He died aged 54 in Lagos, Nigeria.

2022Elana Dykewomon, author of ‘Riverfinger Women‘ was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on 11th October 1949. He died aged 89 in Hingham, Massachusetts, USA.

2022David McCullough, author of ‘Mornings on Horseback‘ was born in New York City, USA on 7th July 1933. She died aged 72 in Oakland, California, USA.


2022Raymond Briggs, author of ‘The Snowman‘ was born in Wimbledon, England, U.K. on 18th January 1934. He died aged 88 in Brighton, England, U.K.

2022Nicholas Evans, author of ‘The Horse Whisperer‘ was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, U.K. on 26th July 1950. He died aged 72 in England, U.K.


2023Michela Murgia, author of ‘Accabadora‘ was born in Cabras, Italy on 3rd June 1972. She died aged 51 in Rome, Italy.


1937Edith Wharton, author of ‘The Buccaneers‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 24th January 1937. She died aged 75 from a stroke at her home in Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France, two months after suffering a heart attack.


1964Ian Fleming, author of ‘Casino Royale: James Bond 007‘ was born in Mayfair, London, UK on 28th May 1908. He died aged 56 in Canterbury, Kent, UK.


1946H.G. Wells, author of ‘The History of Mr. Polly‘ was born in Bromley, UK on 21st September 1866. He died aged 79 in Regent’s Park, London, UK.


1949Margaret Mitchell, author of ‘Gone with the Wind‘ was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on 8th November 1900. She died aged 48 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2022Joseph Delaney, author of ‘The Spook’s Apprentice‘ was born in Preston, Lancashire, England, U.K. on 25th July 1945. He died aged 77 in Manchester, England, U.K.


2021Jill Murphy, author of ‘The Worst Witch‘ was born in London, UK on 5th July 1949. She died from cancer aged 72 in St Mabyn, Cornwall, UK.


2021James W. Loewen, author of ‘Lies My Teacher Told Me‘ was born in Decatur, Illinois, USA on 6th February 1942. He died aged 79 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


2021David Roberts, author of ‘Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World‘ was born in Denver, Colorado, USA on 29th May 1943. He died aged 78 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


2021Jane Wenham-Jones, author of ‘Raising the Roof‘ was born in North Cray, Kent, UK on 12th January 1962. She died aged 59 from Cancer.


2023Ignacio Solares, author of ‘La invasion‘ was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico on 15th January 1945. He died aged 78 in Mexico City, Mexico.


1984Truman Capote, author of ‘In Cold Blood‘ was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on 30th September 1924. He died aged 59 in Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California, USA.


2023Tobias Hill, author of ‘Underground‘ was born in London, England, U.K. on 30th March 1970. He died aged 53 in London, England, U.K. from glioblastoma


2020Randall Kenan, author of ‘If I Had Two Wings‘, was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA on 12th March 1963. He died aged 57 in Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA.


2022Elizabeth Gunn, author of ‘Cool in Tucson‘, was born in Chatfield, Minnesota, USA on 10th June 1927. She died aged 95 in Helena, Montana, USA.

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