Thursday, October 8, 2015

October 8

Born:



1917 - Walter Lord
American author best known for his account of the Titanic's sinking, A Night to Remember.







1920 - Frank Herbert
American science fiction writer whose Dune saga is a classic of the genre.









1930 - Faith Ringgold
African-American author and children's book author.



1938 - William Corlett
English author known for his The Magician's House set of children's novels.




1939 - Harvey Pekar
American comic book writer best known for his American Splendor series of autobiographical graphic novels.








1943 - R.L. Stine
American author of children's horror series, notably Goosebumps and Fear Street.








1948 - Benjamin Cheever
American writer, son of noted author John Cheever.








1958 - Steve Coll
American journalist and author, recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, on of them for the 2004 book Ghost Wars.









1958 - Bret Lott
American author best known for Jewel, an Oprah's Book Club selection that was later made into a movie.



Died:
1754 - Henry Fielding
1945 - Felix Salten
1970 - Jean Giono
2000 - Charlotte Lamb

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