Authors Who Died in June

Authors Who Died in June

Discover information about authors who died in June.

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1924Franz Kafka, author of ‘The Trial‘ was born in Prague, Czech Republic on 3rd July 1883. He died aged 40 in Klosterneuburg, Austria.

2020Bruce Jay Friedman, author of ‘Tokyo Woes‘ was born in The Bronx, New York City, USA on 26th April 1930. He died aged 90 in Brooklyn, New York City, USA.


2016William Wright, author of ‘The Brontës in Ireland‘ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on 22nd October 1930. He died aged 85 in Branford, Connecticut, USA.


2012Ray Bradbury, author of ‘Fahrenheit 451‘ was born in Waukegan, Illinois, USA on 22nd August 1920. He died aged 91 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


1980Henry Miller, author of ‘Tropic of Cancer‘ was born in Yorkville, Manhattan, New York, USA on 26th December 1891. He died aged 88 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2016Elayne Rapping, author of ‘Law and Justice as Seen on TV‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 24th December 1938. She died aged 77 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


1876George Sand, author of ‘Indiana‘ was born in Paris, France on 1st July 1804. He died aged 71 in Nohant-Vic, France.


1870Charles Dickens, author of ‘Bleak House‘ was born in Landport, Hampshire, UK at 1 Mile End Terrace on 7th February 1912. He died aged 58 from his second stroke in Higham, Kent, UK.


1988Louis L’Amour, author of ‘The Walking Drum‘ was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, USA on 22nd March 1908. He died aged 80 from lung cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.


1998Catherine Cookson, author of ‘The Silent Lady‘ was born in Tyne Dock, South Shields, UK on 27th June 1906. She died aged 91 in Castle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


1927Jerome K. Jerome, author of ‘Three Men on the Bummel‘ was born in Caldmore, Walsall, Staffordshire, UK on 2nd May 1859. He died aged 68 in Northampton, UK.


1937Sir J.M Barrie, author of ‘Peter Pan‘ was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, UK on 9th May 1860. He died aged 77 in London, UK.

1993William Golding, author of ‘Lord of the Flies‘ was born in Newquay, UK on 19th September 1911. He died aged 81 in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, UK.

2020Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of ‘The Prince of Mist‘ was born in Barcelona, Spain on 25th September 1964. He died of of colorectal cancer aged 55 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


2016Michael Herr, author of ‘Kubrick‘ was born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on 13th April 1940. He died aged 76 in Delhi, New York, USA.


2015Theodore Weesner, author of ‘The Car Thief‘ was born in Flint, Michigan, USA on 31st July 1935. He died aged 80 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.


2017Thomas Michael Bond AKA Michael Bond, Author of ‘A Bear Called Paddington‘ was born in Newbury, Berkshire, UK on 13th January 1926. He died aged 91 in London, UK.


2020Rudolfo Anaya, author of ‘Roadrunner’s Dance‘ was born in Pastura, New Mexico, USA on 30th October 1937. He died aged 82 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.


1990Irving Wallace, author of ‘The Man‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 19th March 1916. He died aged 74 from pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2021Elizabeth Martínez, author of ‘Letters from Mississippi‘ was born in Washington, D.C., USA on 12th December 1925. She died aged 95 in San Francisco, California, USA.

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