Authors Born in Illinois

1
Kelly Rizzo, 43
2
Shonda Rhimes, 52
3
Mandy Rose, 39
4
Justin Taylor, 46
5
Mo Willems, 54
6
Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
7
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
8
Daniel Cohen (1936-2018)
9
Shawn Ryan, 55
10
Mark Schwahn, 56
11
Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)
12
Lena Waithe, 38
13
Sandra Cisneros, 67
14
Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934)
15
Sam Shepard (1943-2017)
16
Robert Lewis Taylor (1912-1998)
17
Tiffany Mitchell, 36
18
Mary Morrison, 58
19
Linda Sue Park, 62
20
Diablo Cody, 44
21
Michael Crichton (1942-2008)
22
Brian Doyle-Murray, 76
23
Betty Friedan (1921-2006)
24
Michael Nelson, 57
25
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
26
Mark Roberts, 61
27
Jeffery Deaver, 72
28
Sarah Dessen, 52
29
Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)
30
Charles R. Johnson, 74
31
Sommer Nectarhoff, 30
32
Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011)
33
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950)
34
Justin Hall, 47
35
Wendelin Van Draanen, 57
36
Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)
37
Aubrey Red, 34
38
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)
39
Tom Clark (1941-2018)
40
Kathy Reichs, 74
41
Sean Stephenson (1979-2019)
42
Juanita Bynum, 63
43
Daniel Carson Goodman (1881-1957)
44
Zach Davis, 36
45
Trey Kerby, 38
46
Steven Levitan, 60
47
Joan Bauer, 71
48
Ali Leroi, 60