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April 7 Writer Birthdays

I didn't have time to post one of these yesterday, but here's the list of writers whose birthdays we can celebrate today.



April 7 Writer Birthdays
* 1770 - William Wordsworth, English poet considered one of the founders of the Romantic movement.
* 1803 - Flora Tristan, socialist writer, activist, and one of the founders of modern feminism; grandmother to painter Paul Gauguin.
* 1889 - Gabriela Mistral, pseudonym of Chilean poet and feminist Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature; also an educator and a diplomat.
* 1897 - Walter Winchell, journalist, broadcaster and columnist.
* 1928 - James White, Northern Irish science fiction author.
* 1931 - Donald Barthelme, American journalist and author of postmodernist short fiction and children's literature; National Book Award winner.
* 1938 - Iris Johansen, American author of crime fiction & romance novels.
* 1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, Oscar-winning screenwriter, director, and producer.
* 1939 - David Frost, British journalist, TV personality, and author, best known to U.S. audiences for a series of interviews with former President Richard Nixon.


Johansen - Fire StormWordsworth - Poems of William WordsworthMistral - Selected PoemsThe Godfather, by Francis Ford Coppola