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Mark Twain (Smuel Langhorne Clemens)
11/30/1835 - 04/21/1910
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great America...
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05/23/1910 - 12/30/2004
Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), better known as Artie Shaw, was an American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. He was also the author of both fiction and non-fiction writ...
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10/17/1915 - 02/10/2005
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The...
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07/17/1990 - 06/22/2004
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie Stepanek, was an American poet, who had six books of poetry and one book of essays all reach The New York Times bestsellers list....
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11/25/1899 - 04/25/1982
  William Riley Burnett (November 25, 1899 - April 25, 1982), often credited as W. R. Burnett, was an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best known for the crime novel, Little Caesar, whose film adaptation is considered the first o...
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08/16/1920 - 03/09/1994
Henry Charles Bukowski (born Aug. 16, 1920, Andernach, Ger.—died March 9, 1994, San Pedro, Calif., U.S.) American author noted for his use of violent images and graphic language in poetry and fiction that depict survival in a corrupt, blight...
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11/01/1923 - 01/31/2001
Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Kn...
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07/12/1920 - 11/30/2004
Pierre Francis de Marigny Berton, (July 12, 1920 – November 30, 2004) was a noted Canadian author of non-fiction, especially Canadiana and Canadian history, and was a well-known televisionpersonality and...
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Frank McCourt (Francis McCourt)
08/19/1930 - 07/19/2009
Francis "Frank" McCourt (August 19, 1930 – July 19, 2009) was an Irish-American teacher and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, best known as the author of Angela’s Ashes. His brothers Malachy McCourt and Alphie McCourt are al...
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01/25/1919 - 08/13/2010
Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist and author.
01/25/1882 - 03/28/1941
Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar pe...
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06/10/1952 - 01/31/2010
Kage Baker (June 10, 1952 – January 31, 2010) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
05/08/1940 - 02/11/2006
Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author, best known for his novel Jaws and its subsequent film adaptation, the latter co-written by Benchley (with Carl Gottlieb) and...
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06/21/1935 - 09/24/2004
Françoise Sagan (21 June 1935 – 24 September 2004) – real name Françoise Quoirez – was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Hailed as "a charming little monster" by...
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07/09/1936 - 06/14/2002
June Millicent Jordan (July 9, 1936 - June 14, 2002) was a Caribbean American poet, novelist, journalist, biographer, dramatist, teacher, and committed activist. In her three decade career Jordan made her mark as one of the fiercest and most compa...
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