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November 15 Writer Birthdays

Kalman - Thomas Jefferson, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Everything
November 15 Writer Birthdays

  • 1862 - Gerhardt Hauptmann, Nobel Prize-winning German dramatist and novelist.

  • 1881 - Franklin Pierce Adams, American columnist, poet, and radio personality, known for his wit; he often went by his initials F.P.A.

  • 1887 - Marianne Moore, American Modernist poet noted for her irony and wit; she won both a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

  • 1890 - Richmal Crompton, an English writer; she was best known for her humorous children's books but also wrote for adults.

  • 1910 - Beryl Epstein, American author of children's nonfiction and fiction books who collaborated with her husband, Samuel Epstein; their books often focused on how things work and why things happen.

  • 1915 - Elliott Chaze, American war veteran, journalist, and pulp novelist.

  • 1926 - Thomas Williams, National Book Award-winning American novelist and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

  • 1930 - J.G. Ballard, English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer associated early in his career with the New Wave of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic science-fiction novels; he also wrote war stories and postmodernist fiction.

  • 1941 - Daniel Pinkwater, American children's and young adult author, whose books have a tendency towards the humorous and absurd.

  • 1949 - Maira Kalman, Israeli/American author and illustrator of children's books, columnist for the New Yorker and The New York Times, and artist.

  • 1951 - Ehsan Sehgal, Pakistani poet, author, journalist, magazine editor, and activist.

  • 1952 - Rick Atkinson, American author and military historian who has won Pulitzer Prizes in both History and Journalism.

  • 1959 - Tibor Fischer, British novelist and short-story writer.

  • 1977 - Jonathan Benjamin Hurwitz, American screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for the "Harold and Kumar" movies.

  • 1741 - Johann Kaspar Lavater, Swiss poet, theologian, mysticist, and physiognomist.

Ballard - The CrashCrompton - William the RebelChaze - Black Wings Has My AngelPinkwater - Young Adults

Happy Birthday to all of today's Birthday Writers!