Alan Alexander Milne wrote “Winnie the Pooh.” His pen name is A. A. Milne. He is famous for his books about Winnie the Pooh and also for his children’s poetry.
A. A. Milne was born in Kilburn, London, on Jan. 18, 1882. His first published writings were for a student magazine called Granta. He later became a contributor and assistant editor for Punch, a British humor magazine. He married Dorothy Selincourt in 1913 and they had one child, Christopher Robin. Milne acknowledged that his wife and child were the inspiration for his Pooh stories. In 1924, Milne published a collection of poetry for children called “When We Were Very Young,” and in 1925, he published a collection of short stories that became part of the Winnie the Pooh books. The book, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” was first published in 1926. Most of the characters were based on Christopher Robin’s toy stuffed animals. “The House at Pooh Corner” was published in 1928. A. A. Milne died Jan. 31, 1956, at the age of 74.