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JANUARY 27

Primary Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Young-adult  Authors and Illustrators Born on This Date Icon
1832 Lewis Carroll (English Children's Author) Lewis Carroll Young-adult Authors
1923 Jean Merrill (New York-born Children's Author) New York Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1928 Harry Allard (Illinois-born Children's Author) Illinois Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors
1939 Julius Lester (Missouri-born African-American Children's Author) Julius Lester African American Authors African American Registry
1942 Janice VanCleave (Texas-born Children's Author) Texas Authors and Illustrators Young-adult Authors Science
1956 Susan Guevara (Latin-American Children's Author, Illustrator) Primary Authors American Artists Latin-American Authors Official Website
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2009 John Updike (Pennsylvania-born Two-time Putlizer Prize-winning Novelist) John Updike 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
2010 J.D. Salinger (New York City-born Author) J.D. Salinger American Authors
Howard Zinn (New York City-born Science Historian, Educator) Howard Zinn U.S. History Educators of Note
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1911 The Arkansas Library Association Is Organized Arkansas Library and Reference Resources Arkansas Library Association Arkansas History Commission
1944 National Institute for Arts and Letters Awards Gold Medal for "Distinguished Achievement" to Willa Cather Willa Cather American Authors The American Academy of Arts and Letters American Collection
1953 Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man Wins the National Book Award Ralph Ellison American Writers Famous African Americans National Book Award American Collection

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