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March 15 Writer Birthdays

March 15 Writer Birthdays


  • 1830 - Paul Heyse, Nobel Prize-winning German poet, dramatist, novelist, and short-story writer.

  • 1867 - Lionel Pigot Johnson, English poet, essayist, and critic whose work influenced the Warhammer 40,000 fictional universe.

  • 1871 - Charles Howard McIlwain, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar and writer on American history.

  • 1910 - An Rutgers van der Loeff-Basenau, Dutch author of books for children and adults; she also used the pen name Rutger Bass.

  • 1912 - Louis Paul Boon, prolific novelist who was arguably the 20th century's most important Flemish writer in the Dutch language

  • 1915 - Carl Emil Schorske, Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural historian.

  • 1918 - Richard David Ellmann, literary critic and National Book Award winner; biographer of Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and William Butler Yates.

  • 1920 - Lawrence Sanders, novelist and crime-fiction writer.

  • 1921 - Madelyn Pugh (Davis), radio and TV writer, best known for her work on "I Love Lucy"; also wrote sports.

  • 1939 - Robert Nye, English poet, novelist, playwright, and writer of children's stories.

  • 1953 - Heather Graham, American author of romance novels.

  • 1959 - Ben Okri, Man Booker Prize-winning Nigerian poet and author.