Thursday, June 4, 2015

June 4


1937 - Robert Fulghum
American essayist, best known for the All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten books.

1943 - Joyce Meyer
American Christian author and speaker.

1947 - Jack N. Rakove
American historian and author of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for History-winning Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution.

1951 - Leigh Kennedy
American expatriate science fiction author.

1951 - Melanie Phillips
British author whose 2006 book Londinistan became a best-seller.

1954 - Simon Cheshire
British writer of children's literature, including the Saxby Smart series.

1955 - Val McDermid
Scottish crime writer whose main series features Dr. Tony Hill.

1956 - Joyce Sidman
American children's writer whose Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night won a 2011 Newbery Honor award.

1967 - Marie NDiaye
French novelist who won the Prix Goncourt in 2009 for her work Trois femmes puissantes, or Three Strong Women.

1972 - Joe Hill
American comic book writer, author of the popular Locke & Key series and son of the author Stephen King.

1798 - Giacomo Casanova
2012 - Barry Unsworth

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