Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 28 (and 29)


1533 - Michel de Montaigne
French Renaissance writer; popularizer of the essay.

1895 - Marcel Pagnol
French writer best known for his novel Jean de Florette.

1946 - Steve Martini
American author of legal thrillers.

1959 - Megan McDonald
American children's author, known for her Judy Moody books.

1965 - Colum McCann
Irish writer of literary fiction, whose Let the Great World Spin won the 2009 National Book Award.

1970 - Lemony Snicket
Pen name of Daniel Handler, author of the A Series of Unfortunate Events books.

1916 - Henry James
1986 - Laura Z. Hobson
2004 - Daniel J. Boorstin
2007 - Arthur M. Schlessinger, Jr.

And the leaplings:

February 29:

1908 - Dee Brown
American novelist and historian whose most famous work is Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

1920 - Howard Nemerov
American poet; winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1978, and U.S. Poet Laureate from 1963-64 and 1988-90.

1948 - Patricia McKillip
American author of science fiction and fantasy.

1952 - Tim Powers
American author of science fiction and fantasy.

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