Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2


1879 - Wallace Stevens
American Modernist poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1955.

1904 - Graham Greene
English author whose works tackled moral questions and often had a Catholic bent.

1911 - Jackie Finney
American author of science fiction and thrillers, including The Body Snatchers, the basis for the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

1926 - Jan Morris 
Welsh historian and travel writer. Most known for her history of the British empire, the Pax Brittanica trilogy.

1944 - Vernor Vinge
American science fiction author and multiple Hugo Award winner.

1975 - Dan Santat
American author and illustrator of children's books, winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal for The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend.

1981 - Harry Lewis Golden

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