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June 14 Writer Birthdays

Stowe - Uncle Tom's Cabin
June 14 Writer Birthdays


  • 1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author, known for the novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

  • 1899 - Yasunari Kawabata, Nobel Prize-winning Japanese novelist and short-story writer.

  • 1904 - Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, documentary photographer, and autobiographer.

  • 1923 - Anne Judith Kerr, German-born British writer and illustrator of children's picture books and teen novels.

  • 1928 - Che Guevara, Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military strategist who chronicled his travels in a memoir.

  • 1928 - Janice May Udry, American author of children's books.

  • 1929 - Lensey Chao Namioka, Chinese-born mathematician and American writer of children's books.

  • 1933 - Jerzy Kosiński, National Book Award-winning Polish-born American novelist.

  • 1939 - Peter Mayle, British author best known for his semi-autobiographical novels about living in Provence.

  • 1945 - Joan Silber, American novelist and short-story writer.

  • 1947 - Kat Martin, American romance novelist who also writes under the pen names Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx.

  • 1948 - Laurence Yep, Newbery Award-winning Chinese-American author of novels for children and teens.

  • 1949 - Harry Turtledove, American novelist known for his historical fiction, alternate history, science fiction, and fantasy.

  • 1957 - Mona Simpson, American novelist and PEN/Faulkner Award finalist who first met her brother, the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, when she was 25 years old.

  • 1978 - Diablo Cody, American author and Oscar-winning screenwriter.


Yep - DragonwingsTurtledove - Guns of the SouthKosinski - The Painted Bird

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