Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 25


1836 - Bret Harte
American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.

1899 - Paul Herman Buck
American historian who won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Road to Reunion, 1865-1900.

1921 - Brian Moore
Northern Irish novelist and screenwriter, known for his depictions of life in Northern Ireland after WWII.

1925 - Thea Astley
Australian novelist and short story writer who won many prizes for Australian fiction.

1933 - Patrick McManus
American humor writer, whose columns focusing on the outdoors have been gathered into popular books.

1935 - Charles Wright
American poet; winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

1937 - Virginia Auwer Wolff
American author of children's books, most well known for her Make Lemonade series.

1938 - Frederick Forsyth
English author of thriller novels who has many best-selling titles to his name.

1942 - Howard Jacobsen
British author and journalist whose The Finkler Question won the 2010 Booker Prize.

1946 - Charles Ghigna
American author of children's books, who also goes by the name Father Goose.

1949 - Martin Amis 
British novelist and son of celebrated author Kingsley Amis.

1959 - Ian Falconer
American children's book author and illustrator, best known for his Olivia books.

1959 - Lane Smith
American children's book author and illustrator, best known for his collaborations with Jon Scieszka.

1956 - Alfred Kinsey
1976 - Eyvind Johnson
1984 - Truman Capote
2003 - Tom Feelings

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