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October 24 Writer Birthdays

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Oct. 24 Writer Birthdays

  • 1788 - Sara Josepha Hale, American novelist, editor, and poet, best known for writing "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

  • 1868 - Alexandra David-Néel (born Louise David), Belgian-French explorer, spiritualist, Buddhist, anarchist, and writer, best known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet, when it was forbidden to foreigners

  • 1904 - Moss Hart, Broadway playwright and director.

  • 1915 - Bob Kane, writer and comic book artist, credited along with Bill Finger as the creator of the DC Comics superhero Batman.

  • 1923 - Denise Levertov, National Book Award-nominated British-born American poet and essayist.

  • 1927 - Barbara J. Robinson, American author best known for her children's books.

  • 1932 - Steven Covey, author of business and self-help books.

  • 1932 - Ziraldo Alves Pinto, Brazilian author, painter, comic creator, and journalist, usually known as, simply, "Ziraldo."

  • 1933 - Norman Rush, National Book Award-winning American writer whose experiences in the Peace Corps influence his novels, which are set in Africa.

  • 1952 - David Weber, bestselling American author of science fiction and fantasy novels, best known for his Honor Harrington series.

  • 1956 - Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and journalist, best known for his collaborations with photographer Michael Williamson.

  • 1967 - Grant Cogswell, eccentric American screenwriter, independent film producer, journalist, poet, and political activist .

  • 1969 - Emma Donoghue, bestselling Irish-born playwright, literary historian, and novelist who was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize; she is best known for the novel Room.

David-Neel - Mystiques et magiciens du Tibet
Donoghue - RoomZiraldo - O Menino Maluquinho
Happy Birthday to all of today's birthday writers!