Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1


1868 - Edmund Rostand 
French poet and dramatist best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac.

1875 - Edgar Wallace
English writer now most famous as the co-creator of King Kong, as well as many mysteries.

1922 - William Manchester
American historian and biographer; recipient of the National Humanities Medal.

1926 - Anne McCaffrey
American-born Irish writer, much of whose science fiction is set on the fictional world of Pern.

1929 - Milan Kundera
Czech-born, naturalized French author whose works like The Unbearable Lightness of Being were banned by the communist government of Czechoslovakia.

1942 - Samuel R. Delany
American author, primarily of science fiction, for which he is a multiple Nebula Award winner.

1947 - Francine Prose
American novelist and literature professor.

1970 - Brad Meltzer
American author of political thrillers.

1984 - Elizabeth Goudge
1985 - Douglass Wallop
2011 - Manning Marable

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