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August 25 Writer Birthdays

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August 25 Writer Birthdays


  • 1836 - Bret Harte, American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

  • 1850 - Edgar Wilson Nye, American journalist, humorist, and newspaper founder; he sometimes used the pen name "Bill Nye," after a character in a famous poem by another August 25 birthday writer, Bret Harte.

  • 1889 - William Feather, American journalist, magazine publisher, and nonfiction author who was also known for his aphorisms (known as "featherisms").

  • 1899 - Paul Herman Buck, Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian and professor.

  • 1913 - Walt Kelly, American animator, cartoonist, and writer who was best known for Pogo but who also worked for Disney.

  • 1921 - Brian Moore, Northern Irish novelist and screenwriter, known for his depictions of life in Northern Ireland after WWII; he was described in the L.A. Times as "one of the few genuine masters of the contemporary novel."

  • 1923 - Dorothy Dunnett, Scottish author of historical novels and detective novels; she was also a portrait painter and a sculptor.

  • 1925 - Thea Astley, prolific and acclaimed Australian novelist and short story writer.

  • 1933 - Patrick McManus, American humor writer whose columns focusing on the outdoors have been gathered into popular books.

  • 1935 - Charles Wright, U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

  • 1937 - Virginia Euwer Wolff, American author of children's books, most well known for her "Make Lemonade" series.

  • 1938 - Frederick Forsyth, bestselling English author of thriller novels who is also an occasional political commentator..

  • 1939 - Marshall Brickman, Brazilian-born American screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with director/screenwriter Woody Allen and for a series of comical parodies published in The New Yorker

  • 1942 - Howard Jacobsen, Booker Prize-winning British author, broadcaster, and journalist.

  • 1946 - Charles Ghigna, American author of children's books who also goes by the name Father Goose.

  • 1949 - Martin Amis, British novelist, short-story author, and nonfiction writer who is the son of celebrated author Kingsley Amis.

  • 1959 - Ian Falconer, American children's book author and illustrator, best known for his Olivia books; he also designs theater costumes and sets.

  • 1959 - Lane Smith, American children's book author and illustrator, best known for his collaborations with author Jon Scieszka.

  • 1962 - Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi author, poet, and former physician who has lived in exile since 1994

  • 1967 - Laura Anne GIlman, Nebula Award-nominated American author of fantasy, mystery, romance, and young-adult novels.

Dunnett - Scales of GoldForsyth - The CobraHarte - Gold RushGilman - Free Fall



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