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March 20 Writer Birthdays

March 20 Writer Birthdays
* 43 BC - Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid, Ancient Roman poet, best known for the Metamorphoses.
* 1828 - Henrik Willem Ibsen, Norwegian playwright & poet, considered the "Father of Realism."
* 1845 - Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell, classical historian & archaeologist.
* 1904 - B.F. Skinner, American psychologist & author.
* 1907 - John Hugh MacLennan, Canadian author & professor.
* 1908 - Kathryn Anderson McLean (pen name Kathryn Forbes), American memorist & short story writer.
* 1917 - Kalervo Hemming Hortamo, Finnish poet & teacher.
* 1922 - Carl Reiner, popular comedian, actor, director & screenwriter.
* 1923 - Marc Saporta, Istanbul-born French journalist, novelist & literary critic.
* 1928 - Fred Rogers, author, screenwriter, songwriter & minister; iconic host of TV's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
* 1937 - Lois Lowry, multiple Newbery Award winner for her children's and YA books.
* 1948 - Pamela Sargent, Nebula Award-winning science fiction author, editor & feminist.
* 1954 - Louis Sachar, popular American children's & YA author.
* 1955 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman, American fantasy, science fiction & horror author.
* 1959 - Mary Roach, author of popular science books with a whimsical edge.
* 1968 - A.J. Jacobs, American journalist & author.

Ovid - The Art of LoveSachar - HolesSargent - Women of WonderLowry - The Giver