Authors Who Died in November

Authors Who Died in November

Discover information about authors who died in November.

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1955Dale Carnegie, author of ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People‘ was born in Maryville, Missouri, USA on 24th November 1888. He died aged 66 in Forest Hills, New York City, New York, USA.

2006William Styron, author of ‘Sophie’s Choice‘ was born in Hilton Village, Virginia, USA on 11th June 1925. He died aged 81 from pneumonia in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA.

2020Rachel Caine, author of ‘Prince of Shadows‘ was born in Texas, USA on 27th April 1962. She died aged 58 in Texas, USA.


1950George Bernard Shaw, author of ‘Pygmalion‘ was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 26th July 1856. He died aged 94 in Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire, UK.


2008Michael Crichton, author of ‘Jurassic Park‘ was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA on 23rd October 1942. He died aged 66 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

2022Doris Grumbach, author of ‘The Magician’s Girl‘ was born in New York City, USA on 12th July 1918. She died aged 104 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA.


2018William Goldman, author of ‘The Princess Bride‘ was born in Highland Park, Illinois, USA on 12th August 1931. He died aged 77 in Manhattan, New York, USA.

2020Luke Rhinehart, author of ‘The Dice Man‘ was born in Albany, New York, USA on 15th November 1932. He died aged 87 in Canaan, New York, USA.


1992Richard Yates, author of ‘The Easter Parade‘ was born in Yonkers, New York, USA on 3rd February 1926. He died aged 66 from Emphysema (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Birmingham, Alabama, USA.

2021Ian Adams, author of ‘Endgame in Paris‘ was born in Tabora, Tanganyika Territory, Tanzania on 22nd July 1937. He died aged 84 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.


2004Stieg Larsson, author of ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘ was born in Skelleftehamn, Sweden on 15th August 1954. He died aged 50 in Stockholm, Sweden.


2007Norman Mailer, author of ‘The Fight‘ was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA on 31st January 1923. He died aged 84 from acute renal failure in Manhattan, New York, USA. He is buried in Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA.


2021John Pearson, author of ‘The Kindness of Dr Avicenna‘ was born in Epsom, Surrey, UK on 5th October 1930. He died aged 91.


2022Marcus Sedgwick, author of ‘The Dark Horse‘ was born in Preston, Kent, UK on 8th April 1968. He died aged 54 in France.


2013Doris Lessing, author of ‘The Golden Notebook‘ was born in Kermanshah, Iran on 22nd October 1919. She died aged 94 in London, UK.

2022Ellen Wittlinger, author of ‘Lombardo’s Law‘ was born in Belleville, Illinois, USA on 21st October 1948. She died aged 74 in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA.


2022Greg Bear, author of ‘Darwin’s Radio‘ was born in San Diego, California, USA on 20th August 1951. He died aged 71 in USA.

2023Herbert Gold, author of ‘Therefore Be Bold‘ was born in Lakewood, Ohio, USA on 9th March 1924. He died aged 99 in San Francisco, California, USA.


1910Leo Tolstoy, author of ‘The Three Questions‘ was born in Yasnaya Polyana, Russia on 9th September 1828. He died aged 80 in Lev Tolstoy, Russia.


2015Anthony Read, author of ‘The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors‘ was born in Cheslyn Haym, Staffordshire, UK on 21st April 1935. He died aged 80 in the UK.

2022Marijane Meaker, author of ‘Spring Fire‘ was born in Auburn, New York, USA on 27th May 1927. She died aged 95 in Springs, New York, USA.


1963C.S. Lewis, author of ‘Chronicles of Narnia‘ was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 29th November 1898. He died aged 64 in Oxford, UK.

2021Noah Gordon, author of ‘The Physician‘ was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA on 11th November 1926. He died aged 95 in Dedham, Massachusetts, USA.


1990Roald Dahl, author of ‘James and the Giant Peach‘ was born in Cardiff, Wales on 13th September 1916. He died aged 74 in Oxford, UK.


1859Washington Irving, author of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 3rd April 1783. He died aged 76 in Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York, USA.

1968Enid Blyton, author of ‘The Enchanted Wood was born in East Dulwich, London, UK on 11th August 1897. She died aged 71 on in Hampstead, London, UK.


1900Oscar Wilde, author of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray‘ was born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland on 16th October 1854. He died aged 46 in Paris France.

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