Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 28


1873 - Colette
Last name of Sidonie-Gabriel Collette, French novelist and performer best known for her novel Gigi.

1915 - Nien Cheng
Chinese author whose Life and Death in Shanghai recounts her experiences in China's Cultural Revolution.

1927 - Vera Williams
American children's writer and illustrator, best known for her book A Chair for My Mother.

1928 - Philip Levine
American poet, winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

1935 - David Lodge
English author and literary critic whose novels satirize campus life.

1936 - Ismail Kadare
Albanian writer and poet, winner of the International Booker Prize.

1945 - John Perkins
American author best known for his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

1954 - Rick Warren
American evangelical pastor and author, whose book The Purpose Driven Life has sold over 30 million copies.

1959 - Megan McDonald
American author of children's books, most notably the Judy Moody series.

1968 - Analdur Indriðason
Icelandic writer of crime fiction; most notably featuring Detective Erlendur.

1939 - W.B. Yeats
1960 - Zora Neale Hurston
1978 - Ward Moore
1996 - Joseph Brodsky
2002 - Astrid Lindgren

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