1912 - Andre Norton
Pen name (eventually changed legally) of Alice Mary Norton, American science fiction author.
1912 - Virginia Sorensen
American author of the 1957 Newbery Award winning Miracles on Maple Hill.
1913 - Russel B. Nye
Americna author and popular culture specialist whose George Bancroft: Brahmin Rebel won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Biography.
1918 - William Bronk
American poet; National Book Award winner.
1924 - Margaret Truman
American mystery writer known for the Capital Crimes series; daughter of U.S.President Harry Truman.
1928 - Robert Newton Peck
American author of young adult novels.
1929 - Chaim Potok
American rabbi and author, known for his book The Chosen.
1930 - Ruth Rendell
English crime writer, creator of the Inspector Wexford mysteries.
1955 - Mo Yan
Chinese author, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature.
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