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March 18 Writer Birthdays

March 18th, 2014 (12:29 pm)

March 18 Writer Birthdays
* 1842 - Stéphane Mallarmé, French symbolist poet.
* 1892 - Robert P.T. Coffin, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.
* 1893 - Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, English poet, known for his shocking, realistic war poetry.
* 1915 - Richard Condon, American novelist, known for political satire.
* 1927 - George Plimpton, journalist best known for his sports writing & founding of The Paris Review.
* 1929 - Christa Wolf, German literary critic, novelist & essayist.
* 1932 - John Updike, American writer who has won two Pulitzers.
* 1945 - Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist & actress.
* 1953 - Franz Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose father, James Wright, won in the same category.
* 1959 - Luc Besson, French screenwriter, film director & producer.


Plimpton - Paper LionMallarme
Updike - Rabbit Is RichFielding - The Deep End