Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11

Born:



1862 - O. Henry
Pen name of American writer William Sydney Porter, known for his witty short stories.




1885 - D.H. Lawrence
English novelist who wrote a number of classic works, including Sons and Lovers and Lady Chatterly's Lover.







1928 - William X. Kienzle
American Catholic priest who, after he left the priesthood, became a mystery writer.








1940 - Thomas K. McCraw
American business historian, winner of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for History for Prophets of Regulation.







1959 - Andre Dubus III
American novelist possibly best known for the book The House of Sand and Fog, which was a National Book Award finalist and an Oprah's Book Club selection.



1961 - Philip Ardagh
English children's author, primarily known for the Eddie Dickens series of books.




Died:
1974 - Lois Lenski
1985 - Eleanor Dark
1986 - Noel Streatfield
1988 - Roger Hargreaves
2002 - David Wisniewski
2007 - Gene Savoy

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