Saturday, October 17, 2015

October 17

Born:




1903 - Nathanael West
American author and screenwriter, most well known for his novels Miss Lonelyhearts and The Day of The Locust.







1910 - Ester Wier
American author, winner of a Newbery Honor in 1964 for The Loner.




1915 - Arthur Miller
American playwright, author of plays like Death of a Salesman and The Crucible.








1930 - Jimmy Breslin
American journalist and author, many of whose books focus on sports and life around New York City.




1948 - Robert Jordan 
Pen name of James Oliver Rigney Jr., American science fiction author best known for his The Wheel of Time series.







1974 - Ariel Levy
American journalist and author of the book Female Chauvinist Pigs.




Died:
2005 - Ba Jin
2009 - Norma Fox Mazer

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