Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 11


1887 - Aldo Leopold
American author, ecologist and environmentalist, best known for his book A Sand County Almanac.

1897 - Bernard DeVoto
American historian and author who specialized in the American West, and won a Pulitzer for Across the Wide Missouri.

1903 - Alan Paton
South African author and anti-apartheid activist.

1905 - Manfred Bennington Lee
One of two American cousins who wrote detective fiction under the pseudonym Ellery Queen.


1919 - Robert C. O'Brien
American author and journalist; winner of the 1972 Newbery Medal for Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH.

1931 - Mary Rodgers
American author of children's books, notably Freaky Friday. The daughter of the composer Richard Rodgers, she started out writing musicals.

1943 - Jill Churchill
American mystery author, primarily of the Jane Jeffry series.

1952 - Diana Gabaldon
American author whose Outlander series contains elements of romance, historical fiction, mystery, adventure and science fiction.

 1961 - Jasper Fforde
British novelist known for his Thursday Next mystery series, who also writes in alternate history and comic fantasy.

1928 - Thomas Hardy
1969 - Richmal Crompton
1980 - Barbara Pym
1990 - Carolyn Haywood
1999 - Brian Moore
2007 - Robert Anton Wilson

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