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, USA on 26th April 1930. He died aged 90 in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

2022Ann Turner Cook, author of ‘Trace Their Shadows‘ was born in Westport, Connecticut, USA on 20th November 1926. She died aged 95 in St. Petersburg, Florida, 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.

2022Robert M. Utley, author of ‘The Last Days of the Sioux Nation‘ was born in Bauxite, Arkansas, USA on 31st October 1929. He died aged 92 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.


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

2023Julie Garwood, author of ‘Gentle Warrior‘ was born Kansas City, Missouri, USA on 26th December 1944. She died aged 78 in Leawood, Kansas, USA.


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.


2023Carol Higgins Clark, author of ‘Snagged‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 28th July 1956. She died aged 66 in Los Angeles, California, USA from appendix cancer.


2023Cormac McCarthy, author of ‘All the Pretty Horses ‘ was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA on 20th July 1933. He died aged 89 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.


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.


2023Robert Elegant, author of ‘Mandarin‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 7th March 1928. He died aged 95 in London, England, UK.

2023Claude Sarraute, author of ‘Allô, Lolotte, c’est Coco‘ was born in 16th arrondissement of Paris, France on 24th July 1927. She died aged 95 in Paris, France.


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.

2023Ysabelle Lacamp, author of ‘The Blue Elephant‘ was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France on 7th November 1954. She died from cancer aged 68 in Paris.

2022Frank Moorhouse, author of ‘Dark Palace‘ was born in Nowra, New South Wales, Australia on 21st December 1938. He died aged 83 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


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.


2023Laird Koenig, author of ‘The Sea Wife‘ was born in Seattle, Washington, USA on 24th September 1927. He died aged 95 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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