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I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published June 27th 2022
Mid year literary birthdays
If you were born in June you might share a birthday with one of these famous writers.

1. Norton Juster (June 2)

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Norton Juster. Photo by Bill Greene.

Norton Juster, the author of the classic children's book The Phantom Tollbooth, was born in Brooklyn on the second of June, 1929.

2. Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926)

Allen Ginsberg. Photo by Hans van Dijk
Allen Ginsberg. Photo by Hans van Dijk

American poet and writer, Allen Ginsberg, was best known for his poem Howl. He had some controversial and problematic views which I won't go into here.

He and Paul McCartney co-wrote a song called Ballad of the Skeletons which came in at number 8 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 1996.

3. Maurice Sendak (June 10)

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Cover of 'Where The Wild Things Are'.

Maurice Sendak was born on the tenth of June, 1928. He is best known for his children's picture book, Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963. The book has sold over 19 million copies and has been adapted into a feature film and an opera.

4. Anne Frank (June 12)

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Anne Frank

Anne Frank was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929. She was living in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam when her Jewish family were forced to go into hiding, living in hidden rooms in a building where her father worked. Anne kept a diary, which she continued writing in up until her family were captured in 1944. Although she died so young, Anne Frank lives on through her diary, which has been read by millions of people all over the world.

5. Johanna Spyri (June 12)

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Johanna Spyri.

Anne Frank shares her birthday with Swiss author Johanna Spyri, who was born in 1827. Her most famous work is the classic children's novel Heidi.

6. William Butler Yeats (June 13)

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Yeats. Photo by Alice Boughton.

Irish poet William Butler Yeats was born on the 13th of June 13, 1865. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.

7. Audrey Niffenegger (June 13)

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Audrey Niffenegger. Photo by Michael Strong.

Yeats shares his birthday with American writer Audrey Niffenegger. Her debut novel, The Time Traveller's Wife, was a best seller and has been adapted into a movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

8. Brian Jacques (June 15)

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Cover of 'Redwall' by Brian Jacques.

Brian Jacques was born in Liverpool, England on June 15, 1939. He is best known for his children's fantasy series, Redwall, about the adventures of the anthropomorphic animal inhabitants of Redwall Abbey.

9. George Orwell (June 25)

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George Orwell in 1940.

English writer George Orwell is best known for his satirical novel Animal Farm and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

10. Anita Diamant (June 27)

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Cover of 'The Red Tent'

American author Anita Diamant was born on June 27, 1951. She is best known for her novel, The Red Tent, which tells the story of Dinah, a minor character from the Bible.
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