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June 1 Writer Birthdays

June 1 Writer Birthdays
McCullough - The Thorn Birds
* 1679 - Johan Werner Aspenström, Swedish poet, songwriter & educator.
* 1866 - Charles Benedict Davenport, American biologist & science writer who was a leader in the field of eugenics.
* 1878 - John Masefield, English Poet Laureate & author of classic children's novels.
* 1882 - John Drinkwater, English poet & dramatist.
* 1886 - Ernst Kurth, influential Swiss professor & musicologist; best known for his analyses of musical forms and of works by Bach & Wagner.
* 1901 - John W. Van Druten, English/American playwright & theater director.
* 1932 - Christopher (Kit) Lasch, American historian & social critic.
* 1932 - Naguib Surur, Egyptian poet, playwright & critic.
* 1937 - Colleen McCullough, Australian novelist, best known for The Thorn Birds.
* 1956 - Mircea Cărtărescu, Romanian poet, prose writer, fantasy novelist & postmodernist theoretician.