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October 2 Writer Birthdays

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Oct. 2 Writer Birthdays

1718 - Elizabeth Montagu, British social reformer, patron of the arts, salonist, literary critic, and writer.
1857 - Arthur Edward Waite, American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote about the occult and co-created the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.
1879 - Wallace Stevens, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and playwright.
1904 - Graham Greene, British novelist, playwright, short-story writer, and literary critic.
1906 - Willy Ley, German-born science writer, spaceflight advocate, and historian of science who helped popularize rocketry, spaceflight, and natural history.
1911 - Jack Finney, American author of science fiction and thrillers, including the The Body Snatchers, on which the movie was based; his real name was Walter Braden Finney.
1926 - Jan Morris, Welsh historian and travel writer; she is best known for her history of the British empire, the Pax Brittanica trilogy.
1938 - Rex Reed, American film critic, columnist, and television personality.
1939 - Otto R. Salassi, American professor and author of books for young adults; his books were set in the South.

1941 - Jeanne Betancourt, American TV screenwriter and author of children's books; best known for her "Pony Pals" book series, she is also an accomplished painter.
1941 - Jennifer Owings Dewey, author and illustrator of natural history books for adults and children.
1943 - Dirk Zimmer, German-born author and illustrator of children's books, known for his highly detailed etchings and drawings.
1944 - Vernor Vinge,
American mathematics, computer scientist, and science fiction author who has won many Hugo Awards.
1959 - Bruce Balan, American children's book writer, technical writer, and multimedia script writer.
1960 - Joe Sacco,
Maltese-American cartoonist and journalist.
1960 - Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning American screenwriter and producer, best known for the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

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Happy Birthday to all of today's birthday authors!