April 1 -Anne McCaffrey, fantasy/sci-fi writer
April 2 -Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fairy tale writer
April 3 -Washington Irving, American writer
April 4 -Maya Angelou,Missouri-born (Arkansas-raised) novelist poet, dramatist, and performer
April 5 -Booker T. WashingtonVirginia-born essayist, autobiographer, biographer, educator, and social thinker
April 6 -Vincent "Vince" Flynn, American author of political thrillers
April 7 -William Wordsworth, English romantic poet
April 8 -Barbara Kingsolver,Annapolis (MD)-born novelist
April 9 -Paule Marshal, Brooklyn-born novelist and short story writer l
April 10 -Clare Booth Luce, New Yorker, playwright, wartime journalist and politician
April 11 -Leo Rosten, Polish-born American author, teacher and researcher
April 12 -Beverly Cleary, Children's book writer
April 13 -Eudora Welty, American writer
April 14 -James Branch Cabell, Richmond, Virginia native and novelist
April 15 -Henry James, American novelist
April 16 -Gertrude Chandler Warner, creator of the Boxcar Children
April 17 -Karen Blixen, aka Isak Dinesen,Danish writer and traveller
April 18 -Harold Samuel Kushner,American rabbi and a popular author
April 21 -Charlotte Bronte, English novelist
April 22 -Henry Fielding, English novelist and playwright
April 23 -William Shakespeare, The Bard of Avon
April 24 -Sue Grafton, mystery writer
April 25 -Walter De La Mare, English poet, essayist, and novelist
April 26 -Maud Hart Lovelace, creator of the Betsy-Tacy series of children's books
April 27 -Edward Gibbon , British historian
April 28 -[Nelle] Harper Lee (1926), who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird
April 29 -Edward Blishen, English author and broadcaster
April 30 -Annie Dillard, American author (born Pittsburgh)
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