Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 12


1907 - Hardie Gramatky
American painter, author and illustrator of children's books, most notably Little Toot.

1916 - Beverly Cleary
American author of books for children and young adults, mostly set in Portland, OR.

1921 - Carol Emshwiller
American author of science fiction and short stories.

1939 - Alan Ayckbourn
English playwright and author.

1947 - Tom Clancy
American author of intricate espionage and military thrillers.

1949 - Scott Turow
American author of legal fiction.

1954 - Jon Krakauer
American author and mountaineer, known for his thrilling non-fiction.

1988 - Alan Paton
1991 - James Schuyler

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