Posted on March 10, 2024 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of March 10, 2024. 

Douglas Adams (March 11, 1952): Adams is best known for his five-part series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, which began as a radio show and, post-publication, was also adapted for TV, theater, film, and a computer program.

Ezra Jack Keats (March 11, 1916): Keats became (and remained) famous for writing and illustrating the children's book The Snowy Day, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1963 and was noteworthy for starring a Black boy.

Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922): Kerouac, author of On the Road (as well as poetry and other novels, like The Dharma Bums), helped launch the Beat movement.

Edward Albee (March 12, 1928): Albee came to fame with the play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, but among his many other works are three Pulitzer Prize winners: A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women, and Seascape.

Tom Clancy (March 12, 1947): Clancy’s first novel, The Hunt for Red October, was his breakthrough novel, launching a long career full of bestsellers such as Patriot Games and The Sum of All Fears.

Alice Hoffman (March 16, 1952): Hoffman has written more than thirty works of fiction, including Practical Magic (which also became a movie), The Dovekeepers (adapted into a miniseries), and Here on Earth.

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