John Jakes

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Birthday
31, 1932
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

An American writer of historical fiction, he is best known for The Kent Family Chronicles and the North and South Trilogy. He is also known for his Brak the Barbarian science fiction series.

Before Fame

After studying creative writing at DePauw University, he earned a master's degree in literature from The Ohio State University.

Trivia

He was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA).

Family Life

With his wife, Rachel, he had four children.

Associated With

He and Harry Turtledove are both known for their works of historical fiction.