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May 26 Writer Birthdays

I was at Balticon all weekend and neglected the writer birthday lists, but I made it home this evening and I have compiled a list for today.

May 26 Writer Birthdays
* 1887 - Leonard Bacon, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, translator & literary critic who sometimes used the pen name "Autholycus."
* 1905 - Ruth M. Arthur, Scottish children's & YA novelist.
* 1915 - Antonia Forest, pseudonym of British children's book author Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubenstein.
* 1933 - Edward Whittemore, American novelist & CIA agent.
* 1934 - Ann Schlee, Booker Prize-winning British novelist, best known for her children's books.
* 1934 - Sheila Greenwald, American children's book author & illustrator whose real name is Sheila Ellen Green.
* 1947 - Carol O'Connell, American author of crime novels who was an art major but turned to writing when her painting career failed.
* 1951 - Sally Ride, physicist & astronaut who also wrote science books for children; the first American woman in space, who also remains the youngest American astronaut in space.
* 1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, Booker Prize-winning British novelist, poet, short story writer & translator.
* 1964 - Caitlín Kiernan, Irish-born American paleontologist and author of dark fantasy & science fiction novels, short stories, and comic books; winner of multiple World Fantasy & Bram Stoker awards.
* 1981 - Julia DeVillers & Jennifer Roy, identical twins who write fiction & nonfiction books for children & teens, including a co-written series of books about a pair of twins, in which each sister writes the part of one twin.

Whittemore - Jericho MosaicRide - Voyager, an Adenture to the Edge of the Solar SystemKiernan - Confessions of a 5-Chambered HeartDeVillers & Roy - Trading Faces

(I especially love the cover of the Caitlín Kiernan book.)