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April 15 Writer Birthdays

April 15 Writer Birthdays
* 1452 - Leonardo da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor, inventor, scientist & philosopher; the archetypal "Renaissance Man."
* 1843 - Henry James, American-born English essayist, critic & author, a key figure in 19th-century literary realism.
* 1892 - Corrie ten Boom, Dutch resistance worker sent to Ravensbrueck for hiding Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust; her best known book, The Hiding Place, recounts her ordeal.
* 1916 - Helene Hanff, American playwright, novelist & memoirist.
* 1924 - John Edward Poynder Grigg, British writer, editor, biographer, historian & politician.
* 1931 - Tomas Tranströmer, Nobel Prize-winning Swedish poet, psychologist & translator.
* 1932 - Eva Figes, German-born English author, literary critic, feminist theorist & memoirist.
* 1940 - Jeffrey Archer, English author & former politician who resigned amid scandal.
* 1951 - David Wiley Miller, American cartoonist known for wry wit and satire.
* 1958 - Anne Michaels, Canadian poet & novelist.
* 1958 - Benjamin Zephaniah, English writer, dub poet & Rastafarian.
* 1966 - Cressida Crowell, British author of children's books, best known for How To Train Your Dragon.

Da Vinci Notebook DrawingJames - Portrait of a LadyTen Boom - The Hiding PlaceCowell - How to train your dragon book