Thursday, September 17, 2015

September 17


1883 - William Carlos Williams
American poet and physician who actually wrote a book called The Great American Novel.

1908 - John Creasey
Prolific English crime and science fiction writer. Author of over 600 books using at least 28 different pseudonyms.

1909 - Elizabeth Enright
American author and illustrator of children's books, winner of a Newbery Medal for Thimble Summer.

1916 - Mary Stewart
English novelist, best known for her Merlin series of historical fantasy.

1932 - Robert B. Parker
American crime writer, most famous for his series of novels about the fictional detective Spenser.

1935 - Ken Kesey
American author who considered himself a link between the Beat generation and the 1960s hippie culture. Best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

1939 - Carl Dennis
American poet, winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Practical Gods.

1947 - Gail Carson Levine
American young adult author, known for the Ella Enchanted series.

1949 - Jennifer Crusie
American author of contemporary romance novels.

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