Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28


1919 - Antonio Frasconi
Uruguayan-American artist and Caldecott Honor recipient.

1926 - Harper Lee
American author known for her only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, which won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

1934 - Lois Duncan
American author of children's and young adult books.

1934 - Diane Johnson
American writer whose novels often feature American heroines living abroad in France.

1944 - Alice Waters
American chef and author, founder of the Berkeley, California restaurant Chez Panisse.

1946 - Kit Williams
English artist, illustrator and author best known for his 1979 real-life treasure hunt book Masquerade.

1947 - Christian Jacq
French author and Egyptologist.

1948 - Terry Pratchett
British author of comic fantasy, particularly the Discworld series.

1953 - Roberto Bolaño
Chilean novelist and poet.

1960 - Ian Rankin
Scottish crime writer, author of the Inspector Rebus series.

1965 - Jennifer Rardin
American author of urban fantasy novels, known for the Jaz Parks series.

1976 - Richard Hughes
1992 - Iceberg Slim
1994 - Berton Roueché
1997 - Anne Petry
2000 - Penelope Fitzgerald

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