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September 20 Writer Birthdays

Sinclair - The Jungle
September 20 Writer Birthdays

  • 1878 - Upton Sinclair, American "muckraking" journalist and novelist, best known for his book The Jungle, which led to changes in sanitary practices in the meatpacking industry.

  • 1884 - Maxwell Perkins, influential American book editor who worked with many well-known authors, including Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe.

  • 1899 - Leo Strauss, German-born political philosopher, biographer, and interpreter of classical political theory.

  • 1922 - Edie Parker, journalist and memoirist who was briefly married to writer Jack Kerouac.

  • 1928 - Donald Hall, U.S. Poet Laureate; also a playwright, essayist, and children's writer; his work explores the longing for a more bucolic past and reflects a reverence for nature.

  • 1928 - Carlos Alberto de Lacerda, Mozambique-born Portuguese poet, artist, and broadcaster.

  • 1947 - Jude Deveraux, bestselling American author of historical romances.

  • 1948 - George R.R. Martin, American screenwriter and author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction, best known for the epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which has been made into the Game of Thrones HBO series.

  • 1950 - Nick Toczek, British poet, journalist, children's writer, broadcaster, and magician.

  • 1951 - A.A. Attanasio, American science fiction and fantasy author.

  • 1954 - Judith Thompson, Canadian playwright whose work deals with social justice.

  • 1960 - Deborah Roberts, American television journalist who is married to weather anchor and author Al Roker.

  • 1963 - Joseph O'Connor, Irish novelist, nonfiction author, journalist, broadcaster, and professor.

  • 1977 - Chris Mooney, American author and journalist who focuses on science and politics; he is best known for his bestselling book, The Republican War on Science.

Devereaux - Lavender MorningMartin - Game of ThronesToczek - Never Stare at a Grizzly Bear