Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27


1892 - Thorne Smith
American writer of humorous supernatural fantasy fiction; notably his two Topper novels, which were fairly racy for the 1930s.

1914 - Budd Schulberg
American novelist and screenwriter. Known more for his film work than his books, yet some of them were made into movies.

1922 - Barnaby Conrad
American artist and author, best known for his novel Matador.

1922 - Dick King-Smith
English author of children's books whose book The Sheep-Pig was published in the US as Babe The Gallant Pig, and adapted into the movie Babe.

1923 - Louis Simpson
Jamaican poet; winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for At the End of the Open Road.

1926 - Frank O'Hara
American poet; winner of the 1972 National Book Award for Poetry.

1942 - Michael Jackson
English writer and journalist; well known for his books on beer and whisky.

1952 - Dana Stabenow
American author most popular for her mysteries, usually set in Alaska.

1955 - Patrick McCabe 
Irish author whose dark novels are set in modern-day Ireland.

1962 - Kevin J. Anderson
American science fiction author, working in the Star Wars universe in addition to his own works.

1918 - Henry Adams
1931 - Arnold Bennett
1987 - Martin Provensen
2006 - StanisÅ‚aw Lem
2009 - Irving R. Levine
2012 - Adrienne Rich

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