Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 21


1694 - Voltaire
Pen name of François-Marie Arouet, French Enlightenment writer known for works like Candide.

1902 - Isaac Bashevis Singer
Polish-born Jewish-American author, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his impassioned narrative art which, with roots in a Polish-Jewish cultural tradition, brings universal human conditions to life."

1908 - Leo Politi
Italian-American children's author, winner of the 1950 Caldecott Medal for Song of the Swallows.

1908 - Elizabeth George Speare
American children's author, two time winner of the Newbery medal.

1924 - Christopher Tolkien
Youngest son of J.R.R Tolkien, known as the editor of much of his father's work.

1932 - Beryl Bainbridge
English author of psychological fiction.

1940 - Richard Marcinko
Retired Navy SEAL commander, now known for his military fiction.

1945 - Ellen Glasgow
1989 - Margot Zemach
1999 - Quentin Crisp
2011 - Anne McCaffrey

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