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April 5 Writer Birthdays

April 5th, 2014 (07:36 pm)

April 5 Writer Birthdays
* 1588 - Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher, physicist, and historian who laid the foundations of western political philosophy.
* 1837 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, English lyric poet, playwright, novelist & contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
* 1856 - Booker T. Washington, author, educator, orator, Tuskegee Institute founder, activist & African American leader who was born into slavery.
* 1904 - Richard Eberhart, Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award-winning American poet.
* 1917 - Robert Bloch, American writer of horror & science fiction; best known as the author of Psycho, the basis of the Hitchcock film.
* 1920 - Arthur Hailey, bestselling British/Canadian novelist.
* 1923 - Ernest Mandel, revolutionary Marxist theorist & writer.
* 1929 - Hugo Claus, Belgian novelist, poet & playwright; also a painter and theatrical director.
* 1937 - Joseph Lelyveld, American journalist, NY Times Executive Editor & Pulitzer Prize-winning author who often set his book in South Africa.
* 1956 - Anthony Horowitz, English novelist & screenwriter, known for children's novels & his work for British TV.
* 1957 - Anu Garg, Indian-American author whose works explore the intricacies of the English language; founder of Wordsmith.org.
* 1971 - Charles Cumming, Scottish author of spy fiction.
* 1975 - Caitlin Moran, British broadcaster, TV critic, journalist, columnist & author.

Horowitz - The Blurred ManHailey - AirportWashington - Up From SlaveryCumming - Trinity Six