Monday, September 7, 2015

September 7

Born:



1889 - Elmer Hader
American author and illustrator who, as a team with his wife Berta, won the 1948 Caldecott Medal for The Big Snow. He died on this day in 1973.





1900 - Taylor Caldwell
Prolific Anglo-American novelist, now most well known for her work Captains and the Kings.








1903 - Margaret Landon
American writer best remembered for Anna and the King of Siam, which was adapted by Rodgers and Hammerstein into the musical The King and I.








1904 - C.B. (Carroll Burleigh) Colby
American writer of non-fiction books for children.




1927 - Eric Hill
British author and illustrator of children's books, best known for his Spot the Dog series.








1932 - Malcolm Bradbury
English author and academic, whose books tend to center on university life.








1946 - Joe Klein
American journalist known for his anonymously published Primary Colors, which portrayed the first Clinton presidential campaign.







1950 - Peggy Noonan
American political author; former speechwriter for President Ronald Reagan.








1962 - Jennifer Egan
American author whose A Visit From the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.




Died:
1892 - John Greenleaf Whittier
1962 - Karen Blixen
1973 - Elmer Hader
1973 - Holling C. Holling
1981 - Christy Brown
1994 - James Clavell
2008 - Gregory Mcdonald
2010 - William H. Goetzmann

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