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December 17 Writer Birthdays

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December 17 Writer Birthdays

  • 1807 - John Greenleaf Whittier, American Quaker poet and abolitionist.

  • 1873 - Ford Madox Ford, English writer best known for his novel, The Good Soldier.

  • 1903 - Erskine Caldwell, American Southern author who wrote about poverty and racism.

  • 1916 - Penelope Fitzgerald, author of historical fiction.

  • 1919 - Es’kia Mphahlele, South African fiction writer and human-rights activist

  • 1929 - William Safire, American author, known for his novels and his works on writing and politics.

  • 1937 - John Kennedy Toole, posthumous Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Confederacy of Dunces.

  • 1944 - Jack L. Chalker, American science-fiction author and teacher.

  • 1945 - Jacqueline Wilson, British author of children's books.

Ford - The Good SoldierWilson - My Sister JodieSafire - Lend Me Your Ears