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May 14 Writer Birthdays






May 14 Writer Birthdays


  • 1876 - Luis Llorens Torres, Puerto Rican poet, playwright, lawyer, and politician.

  • 1900 - Hal Borland, American author, editorial writer, and journalist who wrote about the nature.

  • 1929 - George Selden (Thompson), American children's author who won a Newbery Honor for his novel, The Cricket in Times Square; he sometimes used pen name Terry Andrews.

  • 1944 - George Lucas, wildly popular film writer, director, and producer, best known for Star Wars and Indiana Jones; raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California.

  • 1952 - Kathleen Ann Goonan, science-fiction author whose work is sometimes considered cyberpunk and often incorporates biotechnology, and jazz music; professor and literary critic; Campbell Award winner and Nebula Award nominee.

  • 1952 - Robert L. Zemeckis, screenwriter, director, and producer known for special-effects films.

  • 1959 - Robert Greene, bestselling American nonfiction author and speaker who writes about power, strategy, and seduction.

  • 1965 - Eoin Colfer, (pronounced "Owen") Irish author best known for the Artemis Fowl series of young-adult books, though he also writes for adults.

  • 1971 - Sofia Carmina Coppola, Oscar-winning American film director, and screenwriter; ex-wife of film director Spike Jonze, daughter of film director Francis Ford Coppola, niece of actress Talia Shire, and cousin of actor Nicolas Cage.

Selden - Cricket in Times Square
Goonan - Light MusicLucas - Star WarsColfer - Artemis Fowl