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April 7 Writer Birthdays

April 7 Writer Birthdays

  • 1770 - William Wordsworth, English poet considered one of the founders of the Romantic movement.

  • 1803 - Flora Tristan, socialist writer, activist, and one of the founders of modern feminism; grandmother to painter Paul Gauguin.

  • 1889 - Gabriela Mistral, pseudonym of Chilean poet and feminist Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature; also an educator and a diplomat.

  • 1897 - Walter Winchell, journalist, broadcaster and columnist.

  • 1928 - James White, Northern Irish science-fiction author.

  • 1931 - Donald Barthelme, American journalist and author of postmodernist short fiction and children's literature; National Book Award winner.

  • 1938 - Iris Johansen, American author of crime fiction and romance novels.

  • 1939 - Francis Ford Coppola, Oscar-winning screenwriter, director, and producer.

  • 1939 - David Frost, British journalist, TV personality, and author, best known to U.S. audiences for a series of interviews with former President Richard Nixon.

Johansen - Fire StormWordsworth - Poems of William WordsworthMistral - Selected PoemsThe Godfather, by Francis Ford Coppola