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March 22 Writer Birthdays

March 22 Writer Birthdays
* 1712 - Edward Moore, English dramatist & poet.
* 1771 - Heinrich D Zschokke, German/Swiss author & reformer.
* 1846 - Randolph Caldecott, British artist & illustrator; influential in children's book art; the Caldecott Medal is named for him.
* 1901 - Gabrielle Roy, influential & critically acclaimed French-Canadian author.
* 1908 - Louis L'Amour, novelist of the American West.
* 1908 - Albrecht Goes, German poet, author & theologian.
* 1910 - Nicholas Montserrat, British author of sea stories inspired by his time the Royal Naval Reserve.
* 1911 - Jack Popplewell, British author, playwright, songwriter & rhubarb farmer.
* 1922 - Stewart Stern, Emmy Award-winning American screenwriter, twice Oscar-nominated; best known for Rebel Without a Cause.
* 1930 - Stephen Sondheim, Tony Award-winning American lyricist, best known for West Side Story.
* 1931 - Igor Hajek, Czech writer, editor & translator.
* 1931 - William Shatner, actor, starship captain & author of the TekWar series of science fiction books.
* 1931 - Leslie Thomas, major Welsh-born British author, journalist & autobiographer.
* 1941 - Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate.
* 1946 - Rudy Rucker, American science fiction author, mathematician & computer scientist; one of the founders of cyberpunk fiction.
* 1947 - James Patterson, popular author of adult thrillers & YA novels.
* 1948 - Wolf Blitzer, German-born, U.S.-based journalist, author & television news anchor who has also worked in Israel.

Stern - Rebel Without a Cause
Shatner - Star Trek MemoriesPatterson - Middle School, the Worst Years of My LifeSondheim - West Side Story