Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 8

1869 - Harvey Cushing
American neurosurgeon; author of a Pulitzer prize-winning biography of Sir William Osler.

1886 - Margaret Ayer Barnes
American playwright and novelist whose first novel, Years of Grace, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931.

1909 - John Fante
American author best known for his semi-autobiographical novel Ask the Dust.

1918 - Glendon Swarthout
American author whose most well known work is Bless the Beasts and Children.

1939 - Trina Schart Hyman
American illustrator of children's books, winner of the 1985 Caldecott Medal for her work on Saint George and the Dragon.

1947 - Robert Kiyosaki
American investor and author whose Rich Dad Poor Dad books are bestsellers.

1955 - Barbara Kingsolver
American author, possibly best known for her novel The Poisonwood Bible.

1974 - Nnedi Okorafor
Nigerian-American writer of fantasy, science fiction and speculative fiction.

1931 - Eric Axel Karlfeldt
2010 - John Schoenherr

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