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10 Famous Capricorn Writers

10 Famous Capricorn Writers

These 10 famous Capricorn writers born between December 22 and January 19 prove those born under the star sign Capricorn and belonging to the Earth element of the zodiac really are ambitious, persistent, grounded, and hardworking, not to mention overachievers (more than one writer on this list, for example, has written a 500-plus-page novel). Famous Capricorn writers may well be aware of their Capricorn traits and Capricorn personalities—one even titled one of his books Tropic of Capricorn. Ready to learn more about these literary sea goats? Below are 10 famous Capricorn writers listed in birthday order from December to January and their must-read books that fellow Capricorn and Capricorn lovers should add to their TBR list.

10 Famous Capricorn Writers

1. Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt was born December 23, 1963 in Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S. Two of her novels The Secret History and The Goldfinch, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014, are both over 500 pages in length, proving her Capricorn trait of overachievement.

Must-Read Books by Donna Tartt

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2. Henry Miller

Henry Miller was born December 26, 1891 in New York City, New York, U.S. Was this sea goat, who wrote extensively about Greece and the Greek islands, aware that he was a Capricorn? Oh, yes, we think so, considering he named one of his books Tropic of Capricorn!

Must-Read Books by Henry Miller

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3. E. M. Forster

E. M. Forster was born January 1, 1879 in Marylebone, Middlesex, England. His novels including A Room with a View, Howards End, and A Passage to India deal with important and earnest topics, something which a Capricorn would want to take on, including social and class divisions.

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4. J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger was born January 1, 1919 in New York City, U.S. His famous novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is still required reading in many American high schools, and the main protagonist, sixteen-year-old Holden Caulfield, exemplifies Capricorn traits including having a hidden secret wild side, rebellion, and a penchant for being a mischievous troublemaker.

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5. Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov was born January 2, 1920 in Petrovichi, Russian SFSR. This typical overachiever Capricorn wrote the bestselling and award-winning science fiction Foundation series. Its main protagonist, mathematician Hari Seldon, is a hardworking visionary and leader, two common Capricorn traits.

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6. J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien was born January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. The man who invented Middle-earth and Hobbit Holes, Tolkien’s Earth element shows up strongly in both The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

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7. Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco was born January 5, 1932 in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. His Name of the Rose, which has sold over 50 million copies and is considered one of the bestselling books ever published, is over 500 pages long, indicating his overachiever Capricorn tendencies.

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8. Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston was born January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama, U.S. Protagonist Janie Crawford in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, which Time included in its 2005 100 best English-language novels published since 1923, compares her sexual awakening to a blossoming pear tree kissed by bees in spring. The novel later takes place on a bean farm, another nod perhaps to Hurston’s Earth element.

Must-Read Books by Zora Neale Hurston

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9. A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne was born January 18, 1882 in Kilburn, London, U.K. The creator of The Hundred Acre Wood where Winnie-The-Pooh and his friends live appropriately corresponds with Milne’s Capricorn status of initiator of the Earth signs.

Must-Read Books by A. A. Milne

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10. Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. The master of creating inhospitable environments, Poe proves that sea goats really do thrive in them.

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