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December 3 Writer Birthdays

Conrad - Heart of Darkness
December 3 Writer Birthdays


  • 1807 - Gamaliel Bailey, American journalist, editor, and publisher

  • 1857 - Joseph Conrad, Polish author who wrote in English after moving to Britain and became one of the best-known authors in the English language; he is famous for such classic novels as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.

  • 1897 - Kate O'Brien, Irish novelist and playwright.

  • 1914 - Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano, Guatemalan and Argentinian poet and human-rights activist

  • 1923  - Malcolm Franklin, Shanghai-born American author who was the stepson of writer William Faulkner and wrote about his life with him.

  • 1924 - Francisco Sionil José, novelist and short-story writers who is one of the most widely read Filipino authors in the English language.

  • 1929 - John Howie, American author and philosopher.

  • 1937 - Morgan Llywelyn, American-born Irish author known for her historical fiction.

  • 1942 - David K. Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning American nonfiction author.

  • 1944 - Craig Anthony Raine, English poet who is one of the best-known exponents of Martian poetry.

  • 1953 - Boris A. Novak, Slovenian poet and translator.

  • 1955 - Michael Musto, American journalist, author, and Village Voice columnist.

  • 1962 - Francesca Lia Block, American author of young-adult novels, short stories, screenplays, and poetry, best known for her "Weetzie Bat" series.

  • 1980 - Zlata Filipović, Bosnian writer, author of the bestselling journal Zlata's Diary which she wrote when she was between the ages of 11 and 13, during the war in Sarajevo.

O'Brien - The Land of Spices
Block - Weetzie Bat
Filipovic - Zlata's DiaryLlywelyn - Druids