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December 8 Writer Birthdays

December 8th, 2014 (05:21 pm)

Llewellyn - How Green Was My Valley
December 8 Writer Birthdays

  • 65BC - Horace, Roman satirist & lyric poet.

  • 1832 - Björnstjerne Björnson, Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian novelist.

  • 1862 - Georges Feydeau, Belle Epoque playwright and a forerunner of absurdist theater.

  • 1881 - Padraic Colum, Irish poet, novelist and dramatist who was a leading figure of the Irish literary revival.

  • 1894 - James Thurber, author, journalist and cartoonist; especially known for work published in the New Yorker.

  • 1903 - Katherine "Kitty" Muggeridge, British writer and translator.

  • 1906 - Richard Llewellyn, Welsh novelist who wrote How Green Was My Valley.

  • 1912 - Jura Soyfer, Austrian political journalist and satirist; died at Buchenwald in 1939.

  • 1913 - Delmore Schwartz, poet and short-story writer.

  • 1930 - John Morressy, U.S. science-fiction author.

  • 1943 - Jim Morrison, poet, songwriter and musician; lead singer of the Doors; he attended George Washington High School in Alexandria, which is now my son's school, George Washington Middle School!

  • 1949 - Mary Gordon, American writer of novels, memoirs, and literary criticism.


Thurber - The 13 ClocksColum - Nordic Gods and HeroesGordon - The Love of My Youth