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April 10 Writer Birthdays

April 10 Writer Birthdays


  • 1778 - William Hazlitt, English writer, drama, literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher.

  • 1835 - Henry Villard, German-born American journalist, financier, and railroad president.

  • 1847 - Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-born American newspaper publisher.

  • 1867 - George William Russell, Irish poet, theosophist, artist, and political activist.

  • 1890 - Mary Buff, American children's book author who, with wrote with her illustrator husband Conrad; the two were 4-time runners-up for the Caldecott or Newbery medals.

  • 1903 - Clare Turlay Newberry, American children's book author of four Caldecott Honor books.

  • 1910 - Margaret Clapp, Pulitzer Prize-winning American scholar, author, and biorgrapher.

  • 1934 - David Halberstam, American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist whose nonfiction featured politics and sports.

  • 1934 - Richard Peck, Newbery Medal-winning American young-adult novelist.

  • 1939 - Claudio Magris, Italian scholar, translator, and writer who was popular in much of Europe.

  • 1940 - Clark Blaise, Canadian/American author, professor, essayist, and short-story writer; he is married to novelist Bharati Mukherjee.

  • 1941 - Paul Theroux, American travel writer and novelist.

  • 1947 - David Adler, American author of children's and young-adult books, most notably the Cam Jansen series.

  • 1954 - Anne Lamott, American novelist and nonfiction writer.

  • 1957 - John Michael Ford, American science-fiction and fantasy writer and poet.

  • 1962 - Dani Shapiro, novelist, memoirist, and magazine writer.

  • 1963 - Peter Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter.