Authors Born in Illinois

1
Shonda Rhimes, 51
2
Kelly Rizzo, 41
3
Mandy Rose, 38
4
Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
5
Mo Willems, 53
6
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
7
Daniel Cohen (1936-2018)
8
Lena Waithe, 36
9
Shawn Ryan, 54
10
Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934)
11
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
12
Sandra Cisneros, 66
13
Sam Shepard (1943-2017)
14
Linda Sue Park, 61
15
Robert Lewis Taylor (1912-1998)
16
Betty Friedan (1921-2006)
17
Sommer Nectarhoff, 29
18
Michael Nelson, 56
19
Sarah Dessen, 50
20
Michael Crichton (1942-2008)
21
Tom Clark (1941-2018)
22
Jeffery Deaver, 70
23
Brian Doyle-Murray, 75
24
Mary Morrison, 56
25
Juanita Bynum, 62
26
Zach Davis, 35
27
Daniel Carson Goodman (1881-1957)
28
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
29
Diablo Cody, 42
30
Lee Strobel, 69
31
Joan Bauer, 69
32
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)
33
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
34
Mark Schwahn, 54
35
David Ayer, 53
36
Jen DeLeon, 30
37
Trey Kerby, 37
38
Steven Levitan, 59
39
Ana Castillo, 67
40
Mark Roberts, 60
41
Sean Stephenson (1979-2019)
42
Ali Leroi, 59
43
Kathy Reichs, 72
44
Richard Peck (1934-2018)
45
William Goldman (1931-2018)
46
Wendelin Van Draanen, 56
47
Justin Hall, 46
48
William Price Fox (1926-2015)