Happy Birthday to Authors Born March 1!

March 1 isn’t only a new month, it’s the day some truly creative people were born. Say “Happy Birthday!” to these authors born on March 1.


William Dean Howells

1837 – 1920

Literary critic, playwright, and novels William Dean Howells was born March 1, 1837 in Martinsville, OH. Notable novels include novels The Rise of Silas Lapham and A Traveler from Altruria.

Ralph Ellison

1914 – 1994

Born in 1913 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ralph Ellison is an award-winning author and literary critic. He’s best known for his novels Invisible Man, Juneteenth, and Three Days Before the Shooting.

Judith Rossner

1935 – 2005

Novelist Judith Rossner was born in New York City in 1935. She’s best known for her well-received best sellers August and Looking for Mr. Goodbar.

Nevada Barr

1952 –

Mystery author Nevada Barr was born in Yerington, Nevada in 1952. She’s best known for her Anna Pigeon series.

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