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November 10 Writer Birthdays

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November 10 Writer Birthdays

  • 1577 - Jacob Cats, Dutch poet, humorist and politician.

  • 1730 - Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and playwright, best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield and his comedic drama She Stoops To Conquer.

  • 1871 - Winston Churchill (not THAT Winston Churchill, though the two actually did know each other), American novelist, poet, essayist, and artist; one of the best-selling authors of the early 20th century; he was also elected to the state legislature of New Hampshire and ran unsuccessfully for governor.

  • 1879 - Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, U.S. poet; considered the father of modern singing poetry.

  • 1893 - John P. Marquand, Pulitzer Prize-winning American fiction writer.

  • 1913 - Karl Shapiro, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet and fifth U.S. Poet Laureate.

  • 1929 - W.E.B. Griffin, pen name of William Edward Butterworth III, American author of military and crime fiction.

  • 1933 - James D. Houston, American Book Award-winning novelist, poet, editor, and professor; one of his best known books is Farewell to Manzanar, coauthored with his wife, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, about her family's forced internment at a camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II; he also wrote Snow Mountain Passage, about the Donner Party.

  • 1944 - Mark E. Neely Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, professor, Civil War historian, and Lincoln biographer.

  • 1944 - Sir Tim Rice, award-winning British lyricist and author, best known for "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," and other musicals.

  • 1483 - Martin Luther, German priest and theological scholar whose writings sparked the Protestant Reformation.

  • 1759 - Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, German poet, philosopher, historian, lyricist, and playwright.

  • 1960 - Neil Gaiman, English-born author of award-winning science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, short stories, TV scripts, and films.

  • 1963 - Natalie Jane Prior, award-winning Australian author of children's books, including picture books, fantasy, and crime fiction.

  • 1966 - Aka Morchiladze (გიორგი ახვლედიანი), bestselling author, columnist, soap writer, and essayist in the Republic of Georgia.

  • 1971 - Holly Black, bestselling American fantasy novelist, screenwriter, and video game writer.


Black - Black HeartShapiro - Adult BookstoreGoldsmith - Vicar of WakefieldGaiman - Stardust


Happy Birthday to all of today's birthday writers!