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March 15 Writer Birthdays

March 16th, 2014 (12:09 am)

March 15 Writer Birthdays
Ellmann, Graham, Davis, & Van der Loeff
Celebrating birthdays today:
* 1830 - Paul Heyse, Nobel Prize-winning German poet, dramatist, novelist & short story writer.
* 1867 - Lionel Pigot Johnson, English poet, essayist & critic whose work influenced the Warhammer 40,000 fictional universe.
* 1871 - Charles Howard McIlwain, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar & writer on American history.
* 1910 - An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, Dutch author of books for children & adults; she also used the pen name Rutger Bass.
* 1912 - Louis Paul Boon, prolific novelist who was arguably the 20th century's most important Flemish writer in the Dutch language
* 1915 - Carl Emil Schorske, Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural historian.
* 1918 - Richard David Ellmann, literary critic & National Book Award winner; biographer of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce & William Butler Yates.
* 1920 - Lawrence Sanders, novelist & crime fiction writer.
* 1921 - Madelyn Pugh (Davis), radio & TV writer, best known for her work on "I Love Lucy"; also wrote sports.
* 1939 - Robert Nye, English poet, novelist, playwright & writer of children's stories.
* 1953 - Heather Graham, American author of romance novels.
* 1959 - Ben Okri, Man Booker Prize-winning Nigerian poet & author.