Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 21


1903 - Anaïs Nin
American author, born of Cuban/Hispanic parents in France. Known for her journals and erotica.

1907 - W.H Auden
Celebrated Anglo-American poet.

1927 - Erma Bombeck
American humor columnist known for her books chronicling and satirizing suburban life.

1935 - Richard A. Lupoff
American science fiction and mystery author.

1952 - Jeff Shaara
American author who has followed in the footsteps of his father, Michael Shaara, in writing historical fiction.

1954 - Victor Martinez
Mexican American poet and author, whose first novel, Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida won the 1996 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.

1962 - Chuck Palahniuk
American author of "transgressional fiction," most well known for his novel Fight Club.

1962 - David Foster Wallace
American writer known for the work Infinite Jest, as well as his suicide at age 46.

1977 - Jonathan Safran Foer
American author known mostly for his fiction; husband of author Nicole Krauss.

1974 - James Daugherty
1984 - Mikhail Shokolov
1986 - Helen Hooven Santmeyer

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