Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15

Scottish writer known to players of the card game Authors as the author of IvanhoeThe Lady of the LakeKenilworth and The Talisman. 

English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. Apparently he ate opium.

1858 - E. (Edith) Nesbit
English children's author, whose most well known work for American audiences is probably The Railway Children.

Indian yogi and nationalist whose writings "synthesized Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, literature, and psychology."

1885 - Edna Ferber
American author and playwright. Her So Big won the 1924 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, and a few of her other works were made into popular films.

1912 - Julia Child
American author and television personality, whose Mastering The Art of French Cooking is still a classic of the genre.

1922 - Leonard Baskin
American artist, illustrator and author of books of his illustrations.

1944 - Linda Ellerbee
American journalist and author, known for her NBC News programs, her memoirs and her Girl Reporter series of books.

1949 - Garry Disher
Australian author of crime fiction as well as young adult literature.

Swedish journalist and writer, most well known for the popular Millenium (The Girl Who...) series.


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