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May 30 Writer Birthdays


May 30 Writer Birthdays

* 1814 - Mikhail Bakunin, Russian revolutionary anarchist, philosopher & writer.
* 1835 - Alfred Austin, English Poet Laureate.
* 1886 - Randolph Silliman Bourne, progressive American journalist, writer & "leftist intellectual."
* 1899 - Cornelia Otis Skinner, American actress, playwright, essayist, biographer & memoirist; a humorist known for her acerbic wit.
* 1903 - Countee Cullen, American poet who was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance.
* 1912 - Millicent Selsam, high-school science teacher who went on to write more than 100 science books for children.
* 1919 - Margaret Coit, American historian; author of books on history & historical fiction for children & adults; winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
* 1922 - Hal Clement, Pen name of Hugo Award-winning American science fiction writer Harry Clement Stubbs.
* 1928 - Agnes Varda, French screenwriter, film director, photographer & artist of the Left Bank cinema movement; her work is characterized by feminism, realism & social commentary.
* 1931 - Vizma Belševica, Nobel Prize-nominated Latvian poet, writer & translator.
* 1951 - Frances Barnes-Murphy, children's book author.
* 1955 - Colm Tóibín, Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet & essayist; voted one of Britain's Top 300 Intellectuals.
Clements - Mission of GravitySkinner & Kimbrough - Our Hearts Were Young & GayCullen & Cat - The Lost Zoo

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