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April 9 Writer Birthdays

April 9 Writer Birthdays

  • 1821 - Charles Baudelaire, French poet, essayist, and art critic; translator of Edgar Allan Poe; his name inspired Lemony Snicket's choice of family name for the Baudelaire children in the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books.

  • 1865 - Adela Florence Nicolson, English poet who wrote under the pseudonym Laurence Hope.

  • 1875 - Jacques Futrelle, American journalist and mystery writer who died in the sinking of the Titanic.

  • 1908 - Joseph Krumgold, American author of screenplays and children's books; first person to win two Newbery Medals.

  • 1912 - Lev Kopelev, Soviet author and dissident.

  • 1923 - Leonard Levy, Pulitzer Prize-winning American history professor.

  • 1929 - Paule Marshall, American poet and novelist; colleague of Langston Hughes.

  • 1933 - Fern Michaels, bestselling author of romance and thriller novels.

  • 1936 - Valerie Solanas, feminist writer best known for trying to assassinate artist Andy Warhol.

  • 1952 - Robert Clark, Edgar Award-winning American novelist and nonfiction author.

  • 1954 - Ken Kalfus, American author and journalist.

  • 1955 - Kate Heyhoe, American food writer and cookbook author.

  • 1964 - Margaret P. Haddix, bestselling American author of children's and YA fiction.

  • 1967 - Sam Harris, author, philosopher, and neuroscientist.


Baudelaire - PoemsMarshall - Brown Girl, BrownstonesHaddix - Among the HiddenSnicket - The Slippery Slope (Series of Unfortunate Events)