Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22


1869 - Edwin Arlington Robinson
American poet, winner of three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

1905 - Kenneth Rexroth
American poet and Beat influencer, although he disliked the label.

1936 - James Burke
British author and science historian, known for his documentary television series Connections.

1937 - Charlotte Lamb
Pen name of Sheila Holland, British author of romantic fiction.

1939 - Jerry Pinckney
American children's book illustrator, winner of the 2010 Caldecott for The Lion & the Mouse.

1947 - Brian Daley
American science fiction novelist, known for his Star Wars adaptations.

1951 - Charles de Lint
Canadian science fiction and fantasy author, popularizer of early urban fantasy.

1957 - Susan Powter
Australian-born motivational speaker whose "Stop the insanity" was an 80's catchphrase.

1880 - George Eliot
1940 - Nathanael West
1943 - Beatrix Potter
1974 - Sterling North
1989 - Samuel Beckett

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