December 25 Writer Birthdays

1771 – Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth, English author, poet, short-story writer, and diarist who was the sister of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

1781 – Lady Morgan Sydney, Irish novelist, author of The Wild Irish Girl.

1869 – Charles Finger, Newbery Medal-winning British author best known for Tales from Silver Landsl.

1890 – Robert Ripley, American entrepreneur; creator of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not! franchise.

1908 – Quentin Crisp, English writer and memoirist.

1925 – Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-American author, known for his Don Juan books.

1926 – Dharamvir Bharati (धर्मवीर भारती), renowned Hindi poet, author, editor, playwright, and social thinker.

1935 – Anne Roiphe, American feminist writer of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs.

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