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May 14 Writer Birthdays

May 14 Writer Birthdays

* 1876 - Luis Llorens Torres, Puerto Rican poet, playwright, lawyer, and politician.
* 1900 - Hal Borland, American author, editorial writer, and journalist who wrote about the nature.
* 1929 - George Selden (Thompson), American children's author who won a Newbery Honor for his novel, The Cricket in Times Square; he sometimes used pen name Terry Andrews.
* 1944 - George Lucas, wildly popular film writer, director & producer, best known for Star Wars and Indiana Jones; raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California.
* 1952 - Kathleen Ann Goonan, science fiction author whose work is sometimes considered cyberpunk and often incorporates biotechnology & jazz music; professor & literary critic; Campbell Award winner and Nebula nominee.
* 1952 - Robert L. Zemeckis, screenwriter, director & producer known for special-effects films.
* 1959 - Robert Greene, bestselling American nonfiction author and speaker who writes about power, strategy & seduction.
* 1965 - Eoin Colfer, (pronounced "Owen") Irish author best known for the Artemis Fowl series of young-adult books, though he also writes for adults.
* 1971 - Sofia Carmina Coppola, Oscar-winning American film director & screenwriter; ex-wife of film director Spike Jonze, daughter of film director Francis Ford Coppola, niece of actress Talia Shire, and cousin of actor Nicolas Cage.

Selden - Cricket in Times Square
Goonan - Light MusicLucas - Star WarsColfer - Artemis Fowl

I know, it's been a while since I posted one of these birthday lists. Sorry about that. I was busy with relatives who were visiting for a few days. I think I'm getting back on track now.