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April 26 Writer Birthdays

I was too busy being a Worker Flea yesterday to compile a birthday list. But here's one for today:

April 26 Writer Birthdays
* 121 - Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor & influential Stoic philosopher.
* 1785 - John James Audubon, French-American ornithologist and painter, known for his book The Birds of America.
* 1886 - Ğabdulla Tuqay, Turkic poet, critic & publisher; considered the founder of modern Tatar literature.
* 1889 - Anita Loos, American author & screenwriter.
* 1889 - Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-British philosopher & logician.
* 1898 - Vincente Aleixandre, Nobel Prize-winning Spanish poet.
* 1912 - A.E. van Vogt, American "Golden Age" science fiction writer.
* 1914 - Bernard Malamud, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist.
* 1935 - Patricia Reilly Giff, American children's author; two-time Newbery Honor winner.
* 1946 - Marilyn Nelson, American poet and children's author.
* 1966 - Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate & Pulitzer Prize winner.

Loos - Gentlemen Prefer BlondesAudobon - Birds of AmericaMalamud - The NaturalGiff - Storyteller