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December 26 Writer Birthdays

December 26th, 2016 (10:10 am)

Mao - Little Red Book
December 26 Writer Birthdays

  • 1716 - Thomas Gray, English poet.

  • 1819 - E.D.E.N. Southworth (Emily Dorothy Eliza Nevitte), novelist and short-story writer; friend of writer and reformer Harriet Beecher Stowe.

  • 1820 - Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot, Irish actor and playwright, best known for his melodramas.

  • 1862 - Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian writer and historian.

  • 1888 - Hiroshi "Can" Kikuchi , Japanese author and publisher.

  • 1891 - Henry Miller, groundbreaking American novelist, social critic, travel writer, and painter.

  • 1893 - Mao Zedong (Chairman Mao), revolutionary, politician, poet, socio-political theorist, and dictator; founder of the People's Republic of China; a book of his quotations, commonly called "The Little Red Book" in the West, is one of the most widely printed books in history.

  • 1894 - Jean Toomer, Harlem Renaissance poet and novelist.

  • 1921 - Steve Allen, writer, comedian, musician, and television personality.

  • 1942 - Catherine Coulter, author best known for her romantic suspense fiction and historical romances.

  • 1956 - David Sedaris, American humorist, author, radio personality, and memoirist whose sister is actress and comedian Amy Sedaris.

  • 1977 - Emma Forrest, British/American journalist, columnist, novelist, and screenwriter.


Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One DayMiller - Tropic of CancerCoulter - The Duke