Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31


1795 - John Keats
English Romantic poet, considered one of the greats of English literature.

1880 - Julia Peterkin
American author, winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for Scarlet Sister Mary.

1920 - Dick Francis
British jockey and crime writer, whose works focus on horse racing in England.

1925 - Lawrence A. Cremin
American historian, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for History for American Education: The National Experience 1783-1876.

1932 - Katherine Paterson
American author of children's fiction, known for titles like Bridge to Terebithia.

1944 - Holly Hobbie
American author and illustrator of the Toot and Puddle books, as well as the series based on her.

1955 - Susan Orlean
American author and journalist, best known for her novel The Orchid Thief.

1959 - Neal Stephenson
American author of speculative fiction, known for works like Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon.

1964 - Frank Bruni
American journalist, restaurant critic for the New York Times from 2004 to 2009.

1931 - Octave Uzanne
1960 - H.L. Davis
1977 - C.B. Colby
2008 - Studs Terkel
2016 - Natalie Babbitt

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