Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 31


1823 - Mary Boykin Chestnut
American author from South Carolina known for her published Civil War Diary.

1912 - William Lederer
American author of both non-fiction and novels; noted for The Ugly American, which was adapted into the film of the same name.

1914 - Octavio Paz
Mexican poet and diplomat; winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature "for impassioned writing with wide horizons, characterized by sensuous intelligence and humanistic integrity."

1924 - Leo Buscaglia
American author and motivational speaker, also known as "Dr. Love."

1926 - John Fowles
English author, possibly best known for his period romance The French Lieutenant's Woman.

1926 - Beni Montresor
Italian artist and children's book illustrator, winner of the 1965 Caldecott Medal for his work in May I Bring a Friend?

1932 - John Jakes
American writer best known for his American historical fiction.

1935 - Judith Rossner
American novelist whose 1975 book Looking for Mr. Goodbar is her most well known work.

1936 - Marge Piercy
American writer and political activist, author of the novel Gone to Soldiers.

1960 - Ian McDonald
British science fiction novelist known for his postcyberpunk fiction.

1855 - Charlotte Brontë
2002 - John Middleton Murry Jr.

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