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June 2 Writer Birthdays

June 2 Writer Birthdays
Lobel - Nini Here & There
* 1740 - The Marquis de Sade (Donatien Alphonse François de Sade), French revolutionary politician, philosopher & writer, best known for his erotic works.
* 1840 - Thomas Hardy, English poet & novelist of Victorian Realism.
* 1857 - Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nobel Prize-winning Danish poet & novelist.
* 1879 - Adolf Herckenrath, Flemish poet, playwright, publisher & bookseller.
* 1898 - Géo Norge (pseudonym of Georges Mogin) Belgian poet & playwright known for irony and a concise, playful style.
* 1899 - Edwin Way Teale, Pulitzer Prize-winning American naturalist and nature writer & editor.
* 1907 - Dorothy West, American novelist & short-story writer of the Harlem Renaissance; also known as a journalist & magazine editor.
* 1911 - Xiao Hong (pen name for Zhang Naiying), Chinese novelist, poet, short-story writer, and essayist.
* 1913 - Barbara Pym, English novelist, once called "the most underrated writer of the century."
* 1915 - Lester del Rey, fantasy & science fiction author & editor.
* 1929 - Norton Juster, American architect and author of children's books, notably The Phantom Tollbooth.
* 1934 - Anita Lobel, Polish-American writer & illustrator of children's books; National Book Award finalist for No Pretty Pictures, her memoir of surviving the Holocaust as a small child, first in hiding from the Nazis and then in a series of concentration camps.
* 1935 - Carol Shields, Pulitzer Prize-winning American-born Canadian novelist & short-story writer; Jane Austen biographer.
* 1947 - Albert Innaurato, American playwright, theater director & lyricist.
* 1953 - Cornel West, American author, editor & educator.
* 1965 - Jim Knipfel, American journalist, novelist & autobiographer.
* 1965 - Sean Stewart, World Fantasy Award-winning U.S./Canadian science fiction & fantasy author and consultant on computer games.
* 1975 - Salvatore Scibona, American novelist & short story writer; National Book Award finalist.

Hardy - Mayor of CasterbridgeStewart - Resurrection MnShields - The Stone Diaries

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