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March 20 Writer Birthdays

March 20 Writer Birthdays


  • 43 BC - Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid, Ancient Roman poet, best known for the Metamorphoses.

  • 1828 - Henrik Willem Ibsen, Norwegian playwright and poet, considered the "Father of Realism."

  • 1845 - Lucy Myers Wright Mitchell, classical historian and archaeologist.

  • 1904 - B.F. Skinner, influential American psychologist and author.

  • 1907 - John Hugh MacLennan, Canadian author and professor.

  • 1908 - Kathryn Anderson McLean (pen name Kathryn Forbes), American memoirist and short-story writer.

  • 1917 - Kalervo Hemming Hortamo, Finnish poet and teacher.

  • 1922 - Carl Reiner, popular comedian, actor, director, and screenwriter.

  • 1923 - Marc Saporta, Istanbul-born French journalist, novelist, and literary critic.

  • 1928 - Fred Rogers, author, screenwriter, songwriter, and minister; iconic host of TV's Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

  • 1937 - Lois Lowry, multiple Newbery Award winner for her children's and YA books.

  • 1948 - Pamela Sargent, Nebula Award-winning science-fiction author, editor, and feminist.

  • 1954 - Louis Sachar, popular American children's and YA author.

  • 1955 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman, American fantasy, science-fiction, and horror author.

  • 1959 - Mary Roach, author of popular science books with a whimsical edge.

  • 1968 - A.J. Jacobs, American journalist and author.


Ovid - The Art of LoveSachar - HolesSargent - Women of WonderLowry - The Giver