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December 30 Writer Birthdays

December 30 Writer Birthdays


  • 1865 - Rudyard Kipling, Nobel Prize-winning English author best known for his tales of India.

  • 1897 - Alfredo Bracchi, Italian lyricist and scriptwriter..

  • 1910 - Paul Bowles, American expatriate composer and author.

  • 1922 - Jane Langton, American children's writer, whose book The Fledgling was a Newbery Honor book.

  • 1923 - Sara Lidman, one of the most important Swedish novelists of the 20th century; her works focused on political subjects, with a socialist tendency.

  • 1943 - Julia Briggs, British biographer, writer, and professor.

  • 1946 - Patti Smith, American singer-songwriter and poet; influential member of the early New York punk scene.

  • 1947 - James Kahn, American writer best known for his novelizations of films.

  • 1950 - Lewis Shiner, American writer of science fiction, cyberpunk and fantasy.

  • 1952 - Melissa Fay Greene, American author of nonfiction books.

  • 1961 - Douglas Coupland, Canadian novelist.

  • 1961 - Sean Hannity, American conservative political commentator.

  • 1963 - Chandler Burr, American journalist, author and museum curator.

  • 1966 - Akosua Gyamama Busia, Ghanaian actress, screenwriter, novelist, film director, and songwriter; she is best known for playing the sister of Whoopi Goldberg's character in the film, The Color Purple.