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July 20 Writer Birthdays

Klause - Blood & Chocolate
Today's Writer Birthdays


  • 1743 - Anna Laetitia Barbauld, prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author.

  • 1858 - Charles W. Chesnutt, mixed-race author, essayist, lawyer, and political activist best known for his works exploring racial identity in the Southern U.S.

  • 1910 - Josephine Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, poet, and nature writer.

  • 1912 - Anthony Buckeridge, English children's book author, known especially for his Jennings books.

  • 1920 - Amos Tutuola, Nigerian writer famous for his books that are based in part on Yoruba folk-tales.

  • 1928 - Betty Lou Baker, children's book author, novelist, historian, and teacher.

  • 1936 - Dan Greenburg, American writer, journalist, and humorist.

  • 1936 - Enn Vetemaa, writer who has been called "the unofficial master of the Estonian Modernist short novel."

  • 1951 - Paul Muldoon, Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet.

  • 1952 - Vikram Seth, Indian novelist, poet, and children's book author.

  • 1953 - Robert Crais, American author of detective fiction, known for his Elvis Cole/Joe Pike series, and a TV screenwriter, known for his work on Hill Street Blues, Miami Vice, and Cagney & Lacey.

  • 1953 - Annette Curtis Klause, American librarian and YA author.

  • 1955 - E. Lynn Harris, American author best known for his novels featuring closeted gay African-American men.



Chesnutt - Conjure & Color Line TalesCrais - Indigo SlamBuckeridge - Jennings as Usual

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