Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 27


1872 - Emily Post
American author famous for her books on ettiquette.

1914 - Dylan Thomas
Welsh poet and writer.

1932 - Sylvia Plath
American poet and author, the first poet to win a Pulitzer Prize posthumously.

1936 - Neil Sheehan
American journalist; winner of a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction for A Bright Shining Lie.

1940 - Maxine Hong Kingston
Chinese American author of fiction and non-fiction dealing with the lives of Chinese immigrants.

1944 - J.A. Jance
American mystery writer, whose different series of books sometimes intersect.

1966 - Steve Almond
American short story writer and essayist.

1970 - Jonathan Stroud
English young adult and fantasy writer, best known for his Bartimaeus series of books.

1973 - Anthony Doerr
American author, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for All the Light We Cannot See.

1975 - Rex Stout
1977 - James M. Cain

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