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March 16 Writer Birthdays

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March 16 Writer Birthdays

  • 1751 - James Madison, author of the U.S. Constitution, co-author of the Federalist Papers; 4th U.S. President.

  • 1839 - René François Armand "Sully" Prudhomme, French poet and essayist; winner of the first Nobel Prize in Literature.

  • 1884 - Eric P. Kelly, American journalist and Newbery Award-winning children's author.

  • 1885 - Emory Holloway, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Walt Whitman.

  • 1889 - Elsie Janis, American screenwriter, songwriter, actress, and singer who entertained troops during WW1.

  • 1920 - Sid Fleischman, Newbery Award-winning children's book author.

  • 1948 - Margaret Weis, American fantasy novelist and gaming world creator.

  • 1952 - Alice Hoffman, popular American novelist, YA author & screenwriter.

  • 1974 - Zoe Jenny, Swiss novelist, now based in London.