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January 28 Writer Birthdays

January 28th, 2015 (10:36 am)

Williams - Music, Music for Everyone

January 28 Writer Birthdays


  • 1927 - Vera Williams, American author and illustrator of children's books; peace activist.

  • 1928 - Philip Levine, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.

  • 1929 - Richard Clement Charles "Clem" Thomas, Welsh rugby player who became a rugby journalist and author.

  • 1936 - Ismail Kadare, bestselling Albanian novelist and poet.

  • 1945 - John Perkins, controversial American author and conspiracy theorist who also wrote about mysticism in indigenous cultures.

  • 1954 - Rick Warren, evangelical pastor and self-help book author.

  • 1959 - Megan McDonald, American author of children's books, best known for the "Judy Moody" series.

  • 1582 - John Barclay, French-born Scottish writer, satirist, and neo-Latin poet.

  • 1608 - Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist, physicist, mathematician, and author; Father of Biomechanics; and first person to design a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus; he became head of Mathematics at the University of Pisa, though Galileo recommended against hiring him.

  • 1841 - Sir Henry Morton Stanley, journalist and explorer who found missing missionary David Livingstone and said, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

  • 1853 - José Martí y Perez, poet, essayist, journalist, revolutionary philosopher, and Cuban national hero.

  • 1873 - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, known as simply, "Colette," French author best known for "Gigi."

  • 1915 - Nien Cheng, Chinese author whose memoir recounts her experiences during the Cultural Revolution.

  • 1935 - Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolan poet, dramatist, novelist and revolutionary.

  • 1935 - David John Lodge, English literature professor and satirical novelist.

  • 1961 - Arnaldur Indriðason, Icelandic author of crime fiction.

  • 1973 - Carrie Vaughn, American short-story writer and novelist who is known for urban fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance.

Cheng - Life & Death in ShanghaiKadare - The Pyramid
McDonald - Judy Moody Gets FamousIndridason - Arctic Chill
Vaughn - Kitty & the Midnight Hour