01/9 7 famous authors born in September and their popular works
(Source: Penguin Books Australia; Wikipedia)
02/9September born authors
It is widely said, according to zodiacs and tales, that people born in September are creative, curious, independent, and excellent communicators. Well, no wonder then that some of the best and most loved authors were born in September.
From the enchanting worlds created to the mysteries spun by celebrated crime novelists, these writers have left an indelible mark on the world of literature, and their September birthdays offer an opportunity to celebrate their contributions to storytelling.
Here we list seven famous authors who were born in the month of September and their popular works, which you should read this month.
Kiran Desai, born on September 3, 1971, in India, is known for her intricate narratives that often explore themes of cultural clashes and the immigrant experience. Her novel “The Inheritance of Loss” won the Man Booker Prize in 2006 and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award in 2007. Her writing career began with her debut novel, “Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard,” published in 1998.
Roald Dahl, born on September 13, 1916, is a beloved British author known for his imaginative storytelling and dark humor. Some of his famous works include “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Matilda,” and “The BFG.”
His books have been adapted into successful films and continue to captivate both children and adults across the world even today. He has received several awards, including the Edgar Allan Poe Award and the Mystery Writers of America Award, the New England Round Table of Children’s Librarians Award, and many more.
Source: Penguin Books Australia
Agatha Christie, born on September 15, 1890, is one of the most famous mystery writers of all time, known for creating iconic detectives like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her novels “Murder on the Orient Express” and “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” are classics in the genre. Christie, often referred to as the “Queen of Mystery,” has sold more copies of her books than any other author except for William Shakespeare. She also has an award dedicated to her, the “Agatha Awards” which are given to mystery and crime writers who write in the cozy mystery subgenre.
06/9Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Born on September 15, 1876, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay was an Indian Bengali novelist known for his novel “Devdas,” which has been adapted into various films. His writing reflects the socio-cultural landscape of early 20th-century Bengal and remains influential in Indian literature. He received awards such as the Kuntalin Puraskar and Jagattarini Svarna Padak.
A prolific American author specializing in horror, supernatural fiction, and suspense, Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947.
His notable works include “The Shining,” “It,” “Carrie,” and “Misery.” King has received numerous awards, including the Bram Stoker Award and the National Medal of Arts.
H.G. Wells, often called the “Father of Science Fiction,” was a British author born on September 21, 1866. His novels “The War of the Worlds” and “The Time Machine” are classics of the genre and have had a profound impact on science fiction literature. Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times and won the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.
Source: Library of London School of Economics and Political Science/Wikipedia
09/9F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born on September 24, 1896, F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American novelist associated with the “Lost Generation.” His masterpiece novel, “The Great Gatsby,” explores the excesses and disillusionment of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald’s writing is noted for its exploration of wealth, ambition, and the moral decay of society during the Roaring Twenties.
While Fitzgerald did not receive awards in his lifetime, the Fitzgerald Prize for Literary Excellence is awarded every year by the Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum to a writer/author whose work continues the legacy of American storytelling.
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