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June 10 Writer Birthdays

June 10th, 2014 (09:01 am)

June 10 Writer Birthdays

* 1915 - Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American writer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize; the only author to win the National Book Award three times.
* 1925 - Nat Hentoff, American novelist, historian, and biographer who is also a jazz and country music critic.
* 1928 - Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator of children's books, best known and loved for Where the Wild Things Are.
* 1929 - E.O. Wilson, American biologist and author, world's leading authority on myrmecology (ants).
* 1930 - Aranka Siegal, Hungarian-born Newbery Honor-winning author of YA fiction; she sometimes draws on her own memories as a Holocaust survivor in her work.
* 1936 - M.C. Beaton, pseudonym of Scottish-born author Marion Chesney, known for mysteries and historical romances.
* 1949 - Linda Lael Miller, bestselling American author of contemporary and historical romance novels.

Sendak - Where the Wild Things Are