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May 15 Writer Birthdays

May 15 Writer Birthdays

* 1856 - L. Frank Baum, American author who created the classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
* 1890 - Katherine Ann Porter, American novelist, essayist, short-story writer, and political activist who won a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.
* 1891 - Mikhail Bulgakov, Ukrainian-born Russian writer and playwright, best known for his novel The Master & Margarita.
* 1904 - Clifton "Kip" Fadiman, American intellectual, author, editor, and broadcaster.
* 1911 - Max Frisch, Swiss playwright, and novelist known for his ironic works.
* 1926 - Peter Shaffer and Anthony Joshua Shaffer, identical-twin English playwrights.
* 1931 - Norma Fox Mazer, American author and teacher who won a Newbery Honor and was nominated for the National Book Award.
* 1934 - John Keegan, British military historian and writer.
* 1951 - David Almond, British author of children's and young-adult novels.
* 1956 - Daniel Patrick Pugh, sports writer and broadcaster.
* 1957 - Meg Gardiner, UK-based American crime writer.
* 1962 - Julie Otsuka, Japanese-American author known for her historical fiction; winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and finalist for the National Book Award.
* 1967 - Laura Hillenbrand, bestselling American author of nonfiction books & magazine articles, best known for her book Seabiscuit, about the racehorse that became an unlikely champion.
* 1969 - Lauren Myracle, American author of young-adult fiction.

Bulgakov - Baum - Mazer














Hillenbrand - Myracle - Porter


Another great day for writers to be born!

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