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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Writers Born in April

On the first of every month this year, I’m listing writers’ birthdays! I know there are more than I have recorded, so please share in the comments other beloved/famous/well-known writers who were born this month. If you’re unfamiliar with the writer, I linked the birth year to Wikipedia so you can find out more about him or her!

April 1
• Milan Kundera, 1929 
• Samuel R. Delany, 1942

April 2
• Hans Christian Andersen, 1805 
• Émile Zola, 1840

April 3
• Washington Irving, 1783 

April 4
• Maya Angelou, 1928 

April 5
• Arthur Hailey, 1920 
• Lurlene McDaniel, 1944 
• Anthony Horowitz, 1955 

April 6
• Charles R. Jackson, 1903 

April 7
• William Wordsworth, 1770 

April 8
• Barbara Kingsolver, 1955 

April 9
• Charles Baudelaire, 1821 

April 10
• Paul Theroux, 1941 
• Anne Lamott, 1954 
• Dani Shapiro, 1962 

April 11
• Dorothy Allison, 1949 

April 12
• Beverly Cleary, 1916 
• Tom Clancy, 1947

April 13
• Samuel Beckett, 1906 
• Seamus Heaney, 1939 
• Christopher Hitchens, 1949 

April 14
• James Branch Cabell, 1879 
• Jack McDevitt, 1935 

April 15
• Henry James, 1843 
• Helene Hanff, 1916
• Tomas Tranströmer, 1931 

April 16
• Gertrude Chandler Warner, 1890
• Kingsley Amis, 1922 

April 17
• Isak Dinesen, 1885 
• Thornton Wilder, 1897 
• Nick Hornby, 1957 
• Loung Ung, 1970 

April 18
• Thomas Middleton, 1580
• Alexandra Adornetto, 1992

April 19
• Etheridge Knight, 1931 
• James Franco, 1978

April 20
• Peter S. Beagle, 1939
• Sebastian Faulks, 1953 
• John van de Ruit, 1975 

April 21
• Charlotte Brontë, 1816 
• Alistair MacLean, 1922 

April 22
• Henry Fielding, 1707 
• Vladimir Nabokov, 1899 
• Janet Evanovich, 1943 

April 23
• William Shakespeare, 1564 

April 24
• Anthony Trollope, 1815 
• Sue Grafton, 1940 

April 25
• Walter de la Mare, 1873 
• Ted Kooser, 1939 

April 26
• Bernard Malamud, 1914 

April 27
• Ludwig Bemelmans, 1898 
• Cecil Day-Lewis, 1904 

April 28
• Harper Lee, 1926 
• Terry Pratchett, 1948 
• Ian Rankin, 1960 

April 29
• Elmer Kelton, 1926 
• Paul Hendrickson, 1944 

April 30
• Annie Dillard, 1945 
• John Boyne, 1971 

Who are other well-known writers born this month? If YOU have an April birthday, please share the day (and the year, if you wish) in the comments!

Happy writing in April, Zigzaggers!

3 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Anderson, Maya, Wordsworth...so many...too many...the awesomeness. Say it again Dr. Seuss. There is no one indeed alive more you than each and everyone of us. Love you Laura!

Jo said...

Interesting list.

Vanessa Kelly said...

Richie Tankersley Cusick was born on April 1, not sure what year