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January 5 Writer Birthdays

January 5th, 2017 (10:45 pm)

January 5 Writer Birthdays


  • 1846 - Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Nobel Prize-winning German philosopher.

  • 1902 - Stella Gibbons, English novelist best known for her debut work, Cold Comfort Farm.

  • 1926 - W.D. Snodgrass, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet who is considered one of the founders of the "confessional" movement in American poetry, though he objected to the name; he sometimes used the pseudonym S.S. Gardons. .

  • 1932 - Umberto Eco, Italian novelist and essayist best known for his first novel, The Name of the Rose.

  • 1941 - Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese author, manga writer, film animation artist, screenwriter, and film director.

  • 1942 - Terenci Moix (real name Ramon Moix i Meseguer), Spanish Catalan writer who wrote in both Spanish and in Catalan; he is brother tof poet/novelist Anna Maria Moix.

  • 1942 - Michael Wilding, British-born Australian writer, novelist, critic, and professor.

  • 1954 - László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian novelist and screenwriter who is known for critically difficult, demanding modernist novels with dystopian and melancholic themes.

  • 1961 - Isabel Gemio Cardoso, Spanish journalist and radio and television presenter; she was married to Cuban sculptor Nilo Manrique.

  • 1978 - Seanan McGuire, American urban fantasy author known for her October Daye series.