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April 18 Writer Birthdays

April 18 Writer Birthdays


  • 1817 - George Henry Lewes, British philosophical writer and literary critic.

  • 1850 - Charles Joseph Antoine "Jo" Labadie, American labor organizer, anarchist, social activist, printer, publisher, essayist, and poet.

  • 1864 - Richard Harding Davis, American war journalist and author of fiction and non-fiction.

  • 1874 - Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, Croatian writer for children.

  • 1915 - Joy Davidman, American child prodigy poet and writer.

  • 1918 - André Bazin, renowned and influential French film critic and film theorist.

  • 1922 - Thomas Nigel Kneale, award-winning British screenwriter.

  • 1924 - Abdul Samad Ismail, a Malaysian journalist, writer, and editor who often went by the moniker Pak Samad.

  • 1935 - Costas Ferris, Greek film director and screenwriter.

  • 1938 - Jwalamukhi, pen name of Veeravalli Raghavacharyulu,  Indian poet, novelist, writer and political activist.

  • 1941 - Lillian Sara Robinson, Marxist feminist activist, writer, professor, and theorist.

  • 1947 - Kathy Acker, American feminist poet, punk playwright, essayist, and postmodernist writer.

  • 1959 - Susan Faludi, American feminist writer, winner of the Pulitzer prize for her work in journalism.

  • 1961 - Felicia D. Henderson, American television producer, screenwriter, comic-books writer, and director of music videos and television episodes.

  • 1961 - John Mordecai Podhoretz, American writer,magazine editor, newspaper columnist, presidential speechwriter, and author of several books on politics.

  • 1963 - Robert A. Kurson, American author, best known for his 2004 bestselling book, Shadow Divers, the true story of two Americans who discover a World War II German U-boat sunk 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey.

  • 1964 - Niall Campbell Ferguson, Scottish historian and professor.

  • 1969 - Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido, American science-fiction and fantasy writer and musician who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games.

  • 1993 - Alexandra Adornetto, pen name of Alexandra Grace, an Australian author who writes for children and young adults.