- Date of birth: September 13
- Born: in Washington, DC, The United States.
- Description: Porter Shreve grew up in Washington, DC, and has lived in over a dozen states. His novels — The Obituary Writer, Drives Like a Dream, When the White House Was Ours, and The End of the Book — have been on best of the year lists in many newspapers and magazines including the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times. Co-editor of six anthologies, he has published fiction, nonfiction, Op-Eds and book reviews in Salon, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.