Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24


1713 - Laurence Sterne
Anglo-Irish novelist and clergyman, best known for his novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

1849 - Frances H. Burnett
English playwright and author whose children's stories like The Secret Garden are considered classics.

1888 - Dale Carnegie
American writer and lecturer whose most famous work is How to Win Friends and Influence People.

1925 - William F Buckley Jr.
American conservative author, who founded the magazine National Review.

1935 - Mordecai Gerstein
American children's book author and illustrator, winner of the 2004 Caldecott Medal for The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.

1948 - Spider Robinson
American born Canadian science fiction author.

1961 - Arundhati Roy
Indian author and political activist, best known for her 1997 book The God of Small Things.

1975 - Thomas Kohnstamm
American author and travel writer.

1980 - Herbert Agar
1990 - Dodie Smith
2004 - Arthur Hailey
2004 - Joseph Hansen

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