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December 29 Writer Birthdays

Bang - Nobody Particular
December 29 Writer Birthdays

  • 1792 - Sir Archibald Alison, Scottish author who wrote the first scholarly English-language study of the French Revolution.

  • 1843 - Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of Romania, who under the pen name Carmen Sylva wrote many poems, plays, novels, short stories, and essays in German, Romanian, French, and English.

  • 1915 - Charles Leonard Harness, science fiction author who has been named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

  • 1915 - Robert Ruark, American author, sports journalist, columnist, and big game hunter.

  • 1921 - Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian writer and political theorist who was the first president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

  • 1922 - William Gaddis, American author who has won three National Book Awards.

  • 1943 - Molly Bang, American author and illustrator of children's books; winner of three Caldecott Book Honors.

  • 1959 - Paula Poundstone, author, actress, comedian, and commentator.

  • 1960 - Dave Pelzer, controversial memoirist and self-help author.

Ruark - Something of ValueSylva - Legens from River & MountainHarness - Firebird