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May 6 Writer Birthdays

May 6 Writer Birthdays


  • 1856 - Sigmund Freud, Austrian neurologist and the founding father of psychoanalysis.

  • 1868 - Gaston Leroux, French journalist and author of detective fiction, best known for the novel The Phantom of the Opera.

  • 1902 - Harry Lewis Golden, Jewish American journalist and author who wrote satirically on race relations.

  • 1904 - Harry Martinson, Swedish sailor, author, and poet; Nobel Prize winner.

  • 1910 - Leo Lionni, Dutch author and illustrator of children's books who was also an economist, graphic designer, and architectural writer.

  • 1914 - Randall Jarrell, 1956-58 U.S. Poet Laureate.

  • 1915 - Theodore H. White, Pulitzer Prize-winning American political journalist, best known for his series of books, "The Making of the President."

  • 1915 - Orson Welles, American screenwriter, actor, and director, remembered especially for the groundbreaking film Citizen Kane and his 1938 radio broadcast of the H.G. Wells book War of the Worlds, which caused widespread panic when listeners who tuned in late mistook it for a news broadcast about a real Martian invasion.

  • 1935 - Ted Lewin, Caldecott Honor-winning American children's book author and illustrator.

  • 1942 - Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman, Argentine-Chilean novelist, playwright, and human-rights activist.

  • 1950 - Jeffrey Deaver, bestselling American mystery and crime-novel writer.

  • 1956 - Sujata Bhatt, Indian-American poet and translator.

  • 1963 - Allie Larkin, screenwriter and bestselling novelist.


Martinson - AniaraLewin - StableDeaver - The Bone Collector