Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23

Born:



1897 - Marjorie Flack
American children's author, best known for her book The Story About Ping.







1904 - Harvey Penick
American golf professional, whose instructional Little Red Book became a bestseller late in his life.




1942 - Michael Crichton
American author of bestselling thrillers.







1961 - Laurie Halse Anderson
American author of children's and young adult novels.



1963 - Gordon Korman
Canadian author of children and young adult fiction.








1965 - Augusten Burroughs 
American writer best known for his memoir Running With Scissors.








1969 - Trudi Canavan
Australian fantasy author, best known for her Black Magician trilogy and Age of the Five.







1974 - Aravind Adiga
Indian author and journalist whose debut novel, The White Tiger, won the 2008 Man Booker Prize.



Died:
1939 - Zane Grey
1964 - Frank Luther Mott
1990 - Thomas Williams

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