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May 26 Writer Birthdays

May 26 Writer Birthdays

  • 1887 - Leonard Bacon, Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet, translator, and literary critic who sometimes used the pen name Autholycus.

  • 1905 - Ruth M. Arthur, Scottish author of children's and young-adult fiction.

  • 1915 - Antonia Forest, pseudonym of British children's book author Patricia Giulia Caulfield Kate Rubenstein.

  • 1933 - Edward Whittemore, American novelist and CIA agent.

  • 1934 - Sheila Greenwald, American children's book author and illustrator whose real name is Sheila Ellen Green.

  • 1934 - Ann Schlee, Booker Prize-winning British novelist, best known for her children's books.

  • 1947 - Carol O'Connell, American author of crime novels who was an art major but turned to writing when her painting career failed.

  • 1951 - Sally Ride, physicist and astronaut who also wrote science books for children; the first American woman in space, she also remains the youngest American astronaut in space.

  • 1954 - Alan Hollinghurst, Booker Prize-winning British novelist, poet, short-story writer, and translator.

  • 1964 - Caitlín Kiernan, Irish-born American paleontologist and author of dark fantasy and science-fiction novels, short stories, and comic books; winner of multiple World Fantasy and Bram Stoker awards.

  • 1981 - Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy, identical twins who write fiction and nonfiction books for children and teens, including a co-written series of books about a pair of twins, in which each sister writes the part of one twin.

Whittemore - Jericho MosaicRide - Voyager, an Adenture to the Edge of the Solar SystemKiernan - Confessions of a 5-Chambered HeartDeVillers & Roy - Trading Faces