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June 25 Writer Birthdays

Papa_Smurf123Today's Writer Birthdays

1903 - George Orwell (given name Eric Arthur Blair), English novelist, essayist, journalist, and science fiction author who wrote two of the best known novels of the 20th century, Nineteen Eighty-four and Animal Farm.
1910 - Elizabeth Orton Jones, Caldecott Medal-winning American author and illustrator of children's books.
1913 - P.H. Newby, Booker Prize-winning English novelist, nonfiction writer, short-story writer, children's author, and broadcast producer.
1923 - Dorothy Gilman, American author of mystery novels.
1923 - Nicholas Mosley, British novelist and biographer whose full title is Sir Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale, 7th Baronet Anclats MC.
1928 - Pierre Culliford (pen name Peyo), Belgian comics artist who created the Smurfs.
1929 - Eric Carle, German-American children's book author and illustrator, known for his collage-style illustrations.
1935 - Charles Sheffield, Hugo and Campbell Award-winning English-born mathematician, physicist, and science fiction author.
1936 - Bert Hölldobler, Pulitzer Prize-winning German sociobiologist and author whose most celebrated book is about ants.
1936 - A.J. Quinnell (pen name of Philip Nicholson), bestselling British author of thrillers.
1956 - Anthony Bourdain, American chef, TV personality, and author.
1961 - Ricky Gervais, English comedian and screenwriter who has also written children's books.
1963 - Yann Martel, Booker Prize-winning Spanish-born Canadian author of literary fiction, best known for Life of Pi.
1964 - Martha McPhee, American novelist who is daughter of the literary journalist John McPhee.

orwell - 1984Carle - The Very Hungry CaterpillarMartell - Life of Pi

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