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January 30 Writer Birthdays


January 30 Writer Birthdays
* 1590 - Lady Anne Clifford, English diarist, patron of the arts, women's rights activist, and High Sheriff.
* 1866 - Frank Gelett Burgess, artist, art critic, poet, author & humorist; coined the term "blurb" for a quote about a book, printed on the cover to spur sales.
* 1878 - A. H. Tammsaare, writer whose work is among the most important in Estonian literature.
* 1912 - Barbara Tuchman, 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian & author.
* 1924 - Lloyd Alexander, Newbery-winning American author of children's and young adult fantasy.
* 1925 - Jack Spicer, Beat poet of the San Francisco Renaissance movement.
* 1931 - Allan W. Eckert, Newbery-winning American naturalist & writer.
* 1931 - Shirley Hazzard, Australian/British/American novelist; National Book Award winner.
* 1935 - Richard Brautigan, author of parody and black comedy.
* 1941 - Gregory Benford, astrophysicist & science fiction author.
* 1945 - Michael Dorris, author of Native American-themed literature.
* 1955 - Judith Tarr, fantasy author who also writes as Caitlin Brennen & Kathleen Bryan.
* 1974 - Jemima Khan, writer, editor, heiress & human rights activist.