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November 9 Writer Birthdays

November 9th, 2014 (10:33 pm)

Ehlert - Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
November 9 Writer Birthdays


  • 1731 - Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American scientist, surveyor, farmer, and almanac author.

  • 1818 - Ivan Turgenev, Russian novelist, short story, and playwright; he is best known for his book Fathers and Sons.

  • 1854 - Maud Howe Elliott, American activist for women's suffrage, writer of novels and nonfiction, and co-winner (with her sister, writer Laura E. Howe Richards) of a Pulitzer Prize for a biography of their mother, abolitionist and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" writer Julia Ward Howe.

  • 1923 - James Schuyler, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.

  • 1928 - Anne Sexton, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse.

  • 1929 - Imre Kertész, Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian author and concentration-camp survivor.

  • 1934 - Lois Ehlert, American children's author and illustrator, winner of a Caldecott Honor.

  • 1934 - Carl Sagan, American author and science popularizer; he was an astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, and astrobiologist whose contributions were central to the discovery of the high surface temperatures of Venus; he is best known for research into extraterrestrial life.

  • 1973 - Danielle Trussoni, American novelist.


Sexton - Selected PoemsSagan - CosmosTrussoni - Angelology