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April 9 Writer Birthday List

April 9th, 2014 (11:30 pm)

April 9 Writer Birthdays
* 1821 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet, essayist & art critic; translator of Edgar Allan Poe; his name inspired Lemony Snicket's choice of family name for the Baudelaire children in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
* 1865 - Adela Florence Nicolson, English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope.
* 1875 - Jacques Futrelle, American journalist & mystery writer who died in the sinking of the Titanic.
* 1908 - Joseph Krumgold, American author; first person to win two Newbery Medals.
* 1912 - Lev Kopelev, Soviet author & dissident.
* 1923 - Leonard Levy, Pulitzer Prize-winning American history professor.
* 1929 - Paule Marshall, American poet & novelist; colleague of Langston Hughes.
* 1933 - Fern Michaels, bestselling author of romance & thriller novels.
* Valerie Solanas, feminist writer best known for trying to assassinate artist Andy Warhol.
* 1952 - Robert Clark, Edgar Award-winning American novelist & non-fiction author.
* 1954 - Ken Kalfus, American author & journalist.
* 1955 - Kate Heyhoe, American food writer & cookbook author.
* 1964 - Margaret P. Haddix, bestselling American author of children's & YA fiction.
* 1967 - Sam Harris, author, philosopher & neuroscientist.

Baudelaire - PoemsMarshall - Brown Girl, BrownstonesHaddix - Among the HiddenSnicket - The Slippery Slope (Series of Unfortunate Events)


















Stay tuned for another Writer Birthday list tomorrow. (Or whenever I get around to it.)