Willam Butler Yeats (1923), Saul Bellow (1976), Orhan Pamuk (2006)
Novelists and story writers
Fanny Burney, Bruno Frank, Elizabeth Bowen, George Axelrod, William Stryon, Brigid Brophy, Rona Jaffe, Harry Crews, Charles Webb, Louise Erdrich
Poets and Playwrights
Poets: Sandro Penna, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni Playwrights: Ben Jonson, Djuna Barnes,Terrence Rattigan, Athol Fugard
Thinkers, Believers, Scientists, Historians, Biographers
Believers: Arthur Hertzberg, Malcolm Boyd Biographers: Marguerite Yourcenar, Anne Frank, Christina Crawford
Humorists, Essayists, Editors, Journalists, Officials, Media and Others
Essayists: Irving Howe, Nat Hentoff, F. Lee Bailey Officials: Robert McNamara, George H. W. Bush, John Edwards Media and others: Cole Porter, Jackie Mason, Joan Rivers, Michael J. Fox, Aaron Sorkin
Mystery / Crime / Suspense Writers
Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers, Patricia Cornwell
Fantasy / Science Fiction Writers
Fantasy: Gregory Maguire Science Fiction John W. Campbell, Keith Laumer, Joe Haldeman, Whitley Strieber
Illustrators: Egon Schiele, Maurice Sendak Cartoonists: Scott Adams, George Perez
Young People’s Writers
Children’s: Charles Kinglsey, Johanna Spryi,
This Week’s Questions:
Which authors, born this week, said these?
"I am very foolish over my own book. I have a copy which I constantly read and find very illuminating."
"There certainly does seem to be the possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks."
"You write a book, you invest your imagination in it, and then you hand it over to a bunch of people who have no imagination and no understanding of their own enterprise."
"There's only one person a writer should pay any attention to. It's not any damn critic. It's the reader."
Answer to Last Week’s Questions:
Remarkable in her many achievements, famed British novelist, scholar Margaret Drabble actually edited, rather than wrote, The Genius of Thomas Hardy (also born last week,) but she wrote several other full biographes as well. She is the sister of novelist, scholar A. S. Byatt and is married to biographer Michael Holroyd.