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November 5 Writer Birthdays

Aylesworth - Werewolves & Other Monsters
November 5 Writer Birthdays

  • 1849 - Rui Barbosa, Brazilian writer, politician, and abolitionist.

  • 1850 - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet, best known for her work, "Solitude," which contains the lines, "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone."

  • 1857 - Ida Tarbell, American author, teacher, and investigative journalist whose work led to the breakup of the Standard Oil monopoly.

  • 1885 - Will Durant, American writer and historian, known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning 11-volume work on the history of civilization, written with his wife Ariel; he was also an activist for women's suffrage and labor rights.

  • 1926 - John Berger, Booker Prize-winning English art critic, painter, novelist, and poet.

  • 1927 - Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth, American author and editor of books for children and young adults.

  • 1935 - Christopher Hovelle Wood, English novelist and screenwriter who adapted two James Bond novels for the screen and wrote historical fiction, semi-autobiographical fiction, adventure stories, and comic erotica; some of his work is under the pseudonym Timothy Lea.

  • 1943 - Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright, actor, and film director.

  • 1944 - Carole Nelson Douglas, American novelist and short-story writer best known for her mystery novels.

  • 1953 - Joyce Maynard, American author and memoirist who was criticized for writing about her relationship with J.D. Salinger.

  • 1971 - Rana Dasgupta, British/Indian novelist and essayist.

  • 1982 - Uzodinma Iweala, U.S./Nigerian novelist, essayist, and medical student.

Wilcox - MaurineDouglas - Vampire SunriseDurant - Age of Voltaire, Story of Civilization

Happy Birthday to all of today's Birthday authors!