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July 13 Writer Birthdays

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July 13 Writer Birthdays


  • 1793 - John Clare, English poet, essayist, and violinist, known especially for his poetry about nature and preserving the environment in the face of the agricultural revolution.

  • 1894 - Isaak Babel, Russian journalist, translator, dramatist, and short-story writer who was arrested and executed during Stalin's purges.

  • 1918 - Marcia Brown, American children's author, illustrator, and three-time winner of the Caldecott Medal.

  • 1922 - Louis R. Harlan, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian who won a  Pulitzer Prize for his biography of Booker T. Washington.

  • 1923 - Ashley Bryan, American writer and illustrator of children's books, best known for his books based on African and African-American folklore.

  • 1933 - David Storey, English playwright, screenwriter, and Booker Prize-winning novelist who was also a former professional rugby player.

  • 1934 - Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka, Noble Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet.

  • 1938 - Helga Königsdorf, German author and physicist; her published works include novels, short-story collections, and nonfiction books about science and mathematics.

  • 1946 - Anna Grossnickle Hines, American author and illustrator of children's books.

  • 1948 - Tony Kornheiser, American sportswriter, sports analyst, columnist, broadcaster, and author.

  • 1957 - Cameron Crowe, American actor, film director, author, and screenwriter who was an editor at Rolling Stone magazine; he is married to musician Nancy Wilson of the rock band Heart.

  • 1957 - Jane Hamilton, American novelist and short-story writer whose first two books, The Book of Ruth and A Map of the World, gained fame as Oprah's Book Club picks.

  • 1973 - Carolyn Mackler, American author of bestselling teen novels.


Hamilton - Map of the WorldMackler - The Earth, My Butt & Other Big Round ThingsHarlan - Booker T WashingtonBrown - Cinderella

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