Authors Who Died in August

Authors Who Died in August

Discover information about authors that 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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