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March 21 Writer Birthdays

March 21 Writer Birthdays


  • 1893 - Geoffrey Dearmer, British poet whose works dealt with the brutality of war.

  • 1902 - William Downie Forrest, Scottish journalist, editor, and war correspondent.

  • 1905 - Phyllis McGinley, Pulitzer Prize-winning American author of children's books and poetry.

  • 1919 - Geoffrey Pinnington, British reporter and editor.

  • 1928 - Peter Hacks, German playwright, author, and essayist.

  • 1929 - Jules Bergman, broadcast writer and journalist; science editor for ABC News, he is most remembered for coverage of the U.S. space program.

  • 1934 - Ved Mehta, Hindu author and magazine writer who lost his eyesight as a child but went on to write novels, nonfiction, travel books, nonfiction books, and an autobiography.

  • 1935 - Hubert Fichte, German novelist.

  • 1936 - Margaret Mahy, New Zealand author of children's and young-adult fantasy books.

  • 1953 - David Wisniewski, Caldecott Medal-winning American children's author and illustrator.

  • 1981 - Lauren Kate, bestselling YA author.


Kate - FallenMahy - A Busy Day for a Good GrandmotherWisniewski - Golem