Authors Who Died in September

Authors Who Died in September

Discover information about authors who died in September

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2021Alison Gray, author of ‘The Smith women‘ was born Lower Hutt, New Zealand on 11th March 1943. She died aged 78 in Wellington, New Zealand.

2022Phillip Mann, author of ‘Escape to the Wild Wood‘ was born in U.K. in August 1942. He died aged 80 in Wellington, New Zealand.


1973John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien, author of ‘The Hobbit‘ was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa on 3rd January 1892. He died aged 81 in Bournemouth, UK from a bleeding ulcer and chest infection.

2021Anne Wingate, author of ‘A White Male Running‘ was born in Savannah, Georgia, USA on 4th September 1943. She died aged 77 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.


2015Gabrielle Burton, author of ‘Heartbreak Hotel‘ was born in Lansing, Michigan, USA on 21st August 1939. She died aged 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


1989Georges Simenon, author of ‘Dirty Snow‘ was born in Liège, Belgium on 13th February 1903. He died aged 86 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

2009Keith Waterhouse, author of ‘Billy Liar‘ was born in Hunslet, Leeds, W. Yorkshire, UK on 6th February 1929. He died aged 80 in London, UK peacefully in his sleep.

2015Warren Murphy, author of ‘The Assassin’s Handbook‘ was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA on 13th Sept 1933. He died aged 81 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

2022Peter Straub, author of ‘Floating Dragon‘ was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA on 2nd March 1943. He died aged 79 in New York City, New York, USA.


2022Mariella Mehr, author of ‘Steinzeit‘ was born in Zürich, Switzerland on 26th December 1947. She died aged 74 in Zürich, Switzerland.


2015Rebecca Shaw, author of ‘The House at Spinnaker Cove‘ was born in Leeds in 1931. She died aged 83 after a major stroke.


2015Basil H. Johnson, author of ‘Indian School Days‘ was born in Wasauksing First Nation on 13th July 1929. He died aged 86 in Wiarton, Canada.


1988Roger Hargreaves, author of ‘Mr Men Series‘ was born in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, UK on 9th May 1935. He died aged 53 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK.

2022Javier Marías, author of ‘Los dominios del lobo‘ was born in Madrid, Spain on 20th September 1951. He died aged 70 in Madrid, Spain from pneumonia.


2008David Foster Wallace, author of ‘The Pale King‘ was born in Ithaca, New York, USA on 21st February 1962. He suffered badly with a depressive disorder for many years. Aged just 46, David hanged himself from a rafter of his house, in Claremont, California, USA.

2023Dione Venables, author of ‘Deadly Relations‘ was born in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England, UK on 20th October 1930. She died aged 92.


2015David Cook, author of ‘Robot Building‘ was born in Preston, Lancashire, UK on 21st September 1940. He died aged 74 in Lancashire, UK.


2020Sam McBratney, author of ‘Guess How Much I Love You‘ was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on 1st March 1943. He died aged 77 in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


2015Jackie Collins, author of ‘Chances‘ was born in London, UK on 4th October 1937. She died aged 77 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.


2022Hilary Mantel, author of ‘Wolf Hall‘ was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, England, UK on 6th July 1952. She died aged 70 in Exeter, Devon, England, UK from complications of a stroke.


1973Pablo Neruda, author of ‘Memoirs‘ was born in Parral, Chile on 12th July 1904. He died aged 69 in Santiago, Chile.


21991Dr Seuss (born Theodor Seuss Geisel), author of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘ was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA on 2nd March 1904. He died aged 87 from oral cancer in La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA.


1970Erich Maria Remarque, author of ‘All Quiet on the Western Front‘ was born in Osnabrück, Germany on 22nd June 1898. She died aged 72 in Locarno, Switzerland.


1891Herman Melville, author of ‘Moby Dick‘ was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA on 1st August 1819. He died aged 72 in New York City, New York, USA.

2022Jim Nisbet, author of ‘Lethal Injection‘ was born in Schenectady, New York, USA on 20th January 1947. He died aged 75 in Sausalito, California, USA.


1897Alfred Bester, author of ‘Tiger! Tiger!‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 18th December 1913. He died aged 72 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA.

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