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May 29 Writer Birthdays

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May 29 Writer Birthdays
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* 1828 - Gerald Massey, English poet, spiritualist, and Egyptologist.
* 1874 - G.K. Chesterton, English writer, poet, art critic, dramatist, and apologist for the Christian faith.
* 1892 - Max Brand, pen name for Frederick Schiller Faust, American author of literary westerns; called "the Shakespeare of the Western range."
* 1906 - T.H. White, Indian-born English author best known for his series of Arthurian novels, "The Once & Future King."
* 1911 - Lea Goldberg, Prussian-born Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright & translator whose writings are considered classics of Israeli literature.
* 1912 - Pamela Hansford Johnson (Baroness Snow), English novelist, playwright, poet & critic.
* 1917 - John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States; author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Profiles in Courage.
* 1922 - Eleanor Coerr, Canadian-born American writer of children's books.
* 1923 - Bernard Clavel, French novelist for young people; once apprenticed as a pastry chef.
* 1928 - Willo Davis Roberts, American novelist, best known for her children's & YA mysteries.
* 1932 - Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist & professor; author of the controversial 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb.
* 1938 - Brock Cole, American children's author & illustrator; National Book Award finalist.
* 1949 - Andrew Clements, Edgar Award-winning popular American author of children's & YA fiction.
* 1963 - Mitchell Hurwitz, TV screenwriter, best known for Arrested Development, The Ellen Show, and Golden Girls.
* 1964 - Stephen T. Johnson, American artist who is a Caldecott Honor-winning author & illustrator of children's picture books.
* 1967 - Steven Levitt, American economist, co-author of the 2005 bestseller Freakonomics.

White - The Sword in the StoneClements - FrindleJohnson - Alphabet CityKennedy - Profiles in Courage

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