Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25


1920 - Paul Scott
British writer, winner of the 1977 Booker Award for Staying On.

1925 - Flannery O'Connor
American author in the Southern Gothic style whose works dealt with questions of morality and ethics.

1934 - Gloria Steinem
American feminist and leader of the Women's Liberation movement in the 1960's and 70's.

1946 - Stephen Hunter
American author of thrillers, in particular the Bob Lee Swagger series. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for his film reviews.

1958 - Susie Bright
American "sex-positive feminist" author.

1960 - Linda Sue Park
American author of teen fiction who won the 2002 Newbery Medal for A Single Shard.

1964 - Kate DiCamillo
American writer of children's fiction, most notably Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, both of which were adapted into feature films.

1914 - Frédéric Mistral
1980 - James Wright

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