Top 20 Novelist celebrities in Connecticut
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Novelist celebrities [Updated March 24, 2023].
Annie Proulx was born
on August 22, 1935
An American author and journalist, she received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for her 1993 novel, The Shipping News. She also wrote the short story, Brokeback Mountain, which was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Heath Ledger.
She collected a large library of books at her home on a 640-acre Wyoming ranch.
Harry Harrison was born
on March 12, 1925
He lived in many countries, including Mexico, England, Ireland, Denmark, and Italy.
Ed Warren was born
on September 7, 1926
American author and paranormal investigator who along with his wife Lorraine was among one of the first investigators in the popular Amityville haunting. His stories have been adapted into popular films such as Amityville Horror, The Conjuring and Annabelle.
He founded the New England Society for Psychic Research in 1952.
Hillary Baldwin Waugh was born
on June 22, 1920
He published over thirty-five detective novels.
Wally Lamb was born
on October 17, 1950
He taught English for twenty-five years at the Norwich Free Academy.
Ruth Ozeki was born
on March 12, 1956
Her numerous honors include the American Book Award, the Kiriyama Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
John Gregory Dunne was born
on May 25, 1932
He wrote the screenplay for the 1981 film, True Confessions.
Noah Webster was born
on October 16, 1758
Writer responsible for the first American Dictionary of the English Language. The popular dictionary, first published in 1828, was later renamed the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Noah Webster has been called the Father of American Scholarship and Education.
Edward Lewis Wallant was born
on October 19, 1926
He died of an aneurysm when he was only thirty-six years old.
Ann Petry was born
on October 12, 1908
She was the first female African American author to sell a million copies of a book.