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April 21 Writer Birthdays

April 21 Writer Birthdays

* 1816 - Charlotte Brontë, English novelist and the oldest of three literary sisters; she wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
* 1818 - Josh Billings, pen name for Henry Wheeler Shaw, American humor writer & lecturer.
* 1838 - John Muir, Scottish naturalist, author, essayist & environmental advocate.
* 1922 - Alistair MacLean, Scottish novelist, known for thrillers.
* 1923 - John Mortimer, English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter & author.
* 1932 - Elaine May, actress, director & Oscar-nominated screenwriter.
* 1939 - Helene Prejean, American Roman Catholic sister, death- penalty abolition advocate, and author of the book Dead Man Walking.
* 1943 - Kole Omotosho, Nigerian writer & intellectual.
* 1946 - Patrick Rambaud, French author & magazine founder.
* 1947 - Barbara Park, American author of children's books, best known for he Junie B. Jones series.
* 1966 - Michael Franti, American poet, musician & composer.



Bronte - Jane EyrePark - Junie B. Jones & the Stupid Smelly Bus