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Thomas Dixon, Jr. (1864 - 1946)

. Thomas Frederick Dixon, Jr. (January 11, 1864 – April 3, 1946) was a Southern Baptist minister, playwright, lecturer, North Carolina state legislator, lawyer, and author, perhaps best known ...

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Alice Ann Munro, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2013 MP

Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian author. The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of wo...

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Mo Yan 莫言, Nobel Prize in Literature, 2012 MP

Guan Moye (simplified Chinese: 管谟业 ; traditional Chinese: 管謨業 ; pinyin: Guǎn Móyè ; born 17 February 1955), better known by the pen name M...

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Patrick Modiano, Nobel Prize in literature. 2014 MP

See: The Modiano Family Tree - C5 Patrick Modiano (born 30 July 1945) is a French novelist. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2014, having previously won the Austrian State Prize for European ...

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Anne Tyler (1941 - d.)

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and literary critic. She has published 19 novels, the best known of which are Dinner at the Homes...

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Mac Hyman (1923 - 1963)

Mac Hyman (born Mackenzie Hooks Hyman; August 25, 1923 – July 17, 1963), was an American fiction writer who is known for his best-selling novel No Time for Sergeants, which was adapted into a ...

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Daniel Avery Whedon, Rev. (1823 - 1906)

A graduate of the Wesleyan University, at Middletown; presiding elder of the Chenango (N. Y.) district of the Methodist conference; transferred to the southern New England conference and stationed at P...

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Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty MP (1878 - 1957)

Oliver J.St John Gogarty - poet Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty (17 August 1878 – 22 September 1957) was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversation...

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Alexander Roda Roda MP (1872 - 1945)

Alexander Roda Roda (born Šandor Friedrich Rosenfeld; April 13, 1872 – August 20, 1945) was Austrian writer. Roda Roda was born as Šandor Friedrich Rosenfeld in Drnowitz, Moravia...

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Ulrich Becher MP (1910 - 1990)

Ulrich Becher (2 January 1910 – 15 April 1990) was a German author and playwright. Becher was born in Berlin, where, after attending the Freie Schulgemeinde in Wickersdorf, he studied law. Dur...

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Mikołaj Rej MP (1505 - 1569)

The 16th century Polish Nobility: Mikołaj Rej or Mikołaj Rey of Nagłowice (February 4, 1505 – between September 8 and October 5, 1569) was a Polish poet and prose writ...

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Dr Miriam Stoppard, OBE (1937 - d.)

Dr Miriam Stoppard is a British doctor, author, television presenter and agony aunt.

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Dr. Emmet Starr MP (1870 - 1930)

Death of Dr. Emmet Starr From the Claremore Progress, of February 6, 1930: A man familiar with the early days in Claremore, a student, is dead. Reference is made to Dr. Emmet Starr who was found de...

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Beaumarchais MP (1732 - 1799)

Pierre - Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais , né le 24 janvier 1732 à Paris où il est mort le 18 mai 1799 ; homme d'affaires français, musicien, poète et dramaturge, il e...

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Gotthold Ephrahim Lessing MP (1729 - 1781)

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding re...

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller Couch MP (1863 - 1944)

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller - Couch From Wikipedia Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (/ˌkwɪlərˈkuːtʃ/; 21 November 1863 – 12 May 1944) was a British w...

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Gavin Maxwell MP (1914 - 1969)

Gavin Maxwell From Wikipedia Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGS[2] (15 July 1914 – 7 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. He wr...

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Vikram Seth MP

Vikram Seth from wikipedia Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sah...

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Alan Bennett MP

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with t...

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Philip Pullman MP (1946 - d.)

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and t...

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Giorgio Bassani MP (1916 - 2000)

The Garden of the Finzi Continis Giorgio Bassani (4 March 1916 – 13 April 2000) was an Italian novelist, poet, essayist, editor, and international intellectual. Bassani was born in Bologna i...

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Walker Percy (1916 - 1990)

Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990) was a Southern author from Covington, Louisiana, whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical no...

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Richard McKenna (1913 - 1964)

Richard Milton McKenna (May 9, 1913 – November 1, 1964) was an American sailor and writer. Early life McKenna was born in Mountain Home, Idaho, on May 9, 1913. Seeking more opportunities t...

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John William Cheever MP (1912 - 1982)

From Wikipedia : John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". His fiction is mostly...

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Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)

Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels. Though he became famous for scien...

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Jack Vance (1916 - 2013)

John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer. Though most of his work has been published under the name Jack Vance, ...

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Richard Matheson (1926 - 2013)

Richard Burton Matheson (February 20, 1926 – June 23, 2013) was an American author and screenwriter, primarily in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres. He may be known best as the a...

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Anya Seton (1906 - 1990)

Anya Seton (January 23, 1904 - November 8, 1990) was the pen name of Ann Seton Chase, an American author of historical romances, or as she preferred they be called, "biographical novels". Notable w...

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John Howard Griffin (1920 - 1980)

John Howard Griffin (June 16, 1920 – September 9, 1980) was an American journalist and author, much of whose writing was about racial equality. He is best known for darkening his skin and jour...

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Isaac Babel MP (1894 - 1940)

Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel (Russian: Исаа́к Эммануи́лович Б&...

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Sidney Sheldon MP (1917 - 2007)

Sidney Sheldon (February 11, 1917–January 30, 2007) was an American writer. His TV works spanned a 20-year period during which he created The Patty Duke Show (1963–66), I Dream of Jeann...

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Robert Nathan (1894 - 1985)

Robert Gruntal Nathan (January 2, 1894 – May 25, 1985) was an American novelist and poet. Works

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Haim Hazaz MP (1898 - 1973)

Haim Hazaz (Hebrew: חיים הזז) (born 16 September 1898; died 24 March 1973) was an Israeli novelist. Life Hazaz was born in a small village in Ukraine, R...

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Joseph Roth MP (1894 - 1939)

Joseph Roth was one of the most prominent Austrian writers of the first half of the 20th century. Particularly his novels and newspaper essays gained him the respect of contemporary critics. Leo Baeck ...

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Frazier Hunt (1885 - 1967)

Frazier Hunt (born 1885, Rock Island, Illinois, died 1967, Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania at Lincoln Avenue and Frost Lane) was an American radio announcer, writer and war correspondent during...

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James Norman Hall (1887 - 1951)

James Norman Hall (22 April 1887 – 5 July 1951) was an American author best known for the novel Mutiny on the Bounty with co-author Charles Nordhoff. During World War I, Hall had the distincti...

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Jim Webb, U.S. Senator MP

James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is a former United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party. ...

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Primo Levi MP (1919 - 1987)

The International Primo Levi Studies Center Turin Primo Levi Center New York Primo Michele Levi (I31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author ...

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Edgar Bowers (1924 - 2000)

Edgar Bowers (March 2, 1924 - February 4, 2000) was an American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989. Bowers was born in Rome, Georgia in 1924. During World War II he joined the milit...

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Amon Liner (1940 - 1976)

Amon Liner (May 29, 1940 – July 26, 1976) was an American poet and playwright. Biography Amon Liner was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received a B.A. in English from Kenyon College, ...

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Paul Eliot Green (1894 - 1981)

) Paul Eliot Green (March 17, 1894 – May 4, 1981) was an American playwright best known for his depictions of life in North Carolina during the first decades of the twentieth century. He recei...

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Kermit Hunter (1910 - 2001)

Kermit Houston Hunter (3 October 1910-11 April 2001) American playwright known primarily for writing historical outdoor dramas. Born in McDowell County, West Virginia in 1910, Hunter first attended...

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Warren H. Carroll (1932 - 2011)

Dr. Warren H. Carroll (24 March 1932 – 17 July 2011) was a leading conservative Catholic historian and author, and the founder of Christendom College. Biography The son of Herbert Allen Ca...

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Gladys Hasty Carroll (1904 - 1999)

Gladys Hasty Carroll (June 26, 1904 - April 1, 1999) was an American novelist active from the late 1920s into the 1980s. In her fiction and non-fiction, Carroll wrote about what she knew and people t...

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Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp MP (1888 - 1923)

Katherine Mansfield Beauchamp Murry (14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923) was a prominent modernist writer of short fiction who was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand and wrote under the...

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James A. Michener (1907 - 1997)

James Albert Michener (/ˈmɪtʃnər/; February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997) was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were family sagas cover...

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Tristram Potter Coffin (1922 - 2012)

Tristram (“Tris”) Potter Coffin (February 13, 1922 – January 31, 2012) was a folklorist and leading scholar of ballad texts in the 20th century. Dr. Coffin spent the bulk of his ...

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Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957)

Christopher Morley (May 5, 1890 – March 28, 1957) was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures. Biogr...

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Richard Ghormley Eberhart (1904 - 2005)

Richard Ghormley Eberhart (April 5, 1904 – June 9, 2005) was an American poet who published more than a dozen books of poetry and approximately twenty works in total. He won the Pulitzer Prize...

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Arthur Stratton (1911 - 1975)

Arthur Mills Perce Stratton (1911 – 3 September 1975) was an American author and traveller. He was a playwright, a novelist, an OSS agent, a teacher in Turkey, and an assistant college profess...

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James E. Bassett, Jr. (1912 - 1978)

) James E. Bassett, Jr. (1912 – September 24, 1978) was an American newspaper editor and author, most notably of the best-selling novel Harm's Way that was later adapted into a major motion pi...

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John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1805 - 1877)

John Stevens Cabot Abbott (September 19, 1805 – June 17, 1877), an American historian, pastor, and pedagogical writer, was born in Brunswick, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. Early life H...

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Jacob Abbott (1803 - 1879)

Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 – October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children's books. Biography Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He attended the Ha...

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Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

Charles Dudley Warner (September 12, 1829 – October 20, 1900) was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today. ...

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Archibald Rutledge (1883 - 1973)

Archibald Hamilton Rutledge (1883–1973) was an American poet and educator, the first South Carolina poet laureate from 1934 to 1973. He wrote over 50 books and many poems, usually about his hu...

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Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836 - 1870)

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as “Fitzhugh Ludlow,” (September 11, 1836 – September 12, 1870) was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiograph...

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Louis O. Coxe (1918 - 1993)

Louis Osborne Coxe (April 15, 1918 – May 25, 1993) was an American poet, playwright, essayist, and professor who was recognized by the Academy of American Poets for his "long, powerful, quiet ...

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Alexander Scott Withers (1792 - 1865)

Alexander Scott Withers (12 October 1792, near Warrenton, Virginia – 23 January 1865, near Parkersburg, West Virginia) was the author of Chronicles of Border Warfare (1831), a history of (and ...

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Helen Hunt Jackson MP (1830 - 1885)

Helen Maria Hunt Jackson, born Helen Fiske (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885), was an American poet and writer who became an activist on behalf of improved treatment of Native Americans by t...

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Curtis Bill Pepper (1917 - 2014)

Curtis Bill Pepper (August 30, 1917 – April 4, 2014) was an American journalist and author. Pepper was Newsweek's Mediterranean bureau chief in Rome from 1957 to 1969. He also worked for Edwar...

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Edward Perkins Channing (1856 - 1931)

Edward Perkins Channing (June 15, 1856 – January 7, 1931) was an American historian and an author of a monumental History of the United States in six volumes, for which he won the 1926 Pulitze...

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Virginia Sorensen (1912 - 1991)

Virginia Sorensen, née Eggertsen, also credited as Virginia Sorenson (February 17, 1912, in Provo, Utah – December 24, 1991), was the author of the 1957 John Newbery Medal winning Mirac...

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Anthony Trollope MP (1815 - 1882)

Anthony Trollope (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known...

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Iris Murdoch (1919 - 1999)

Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the ...

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Naomi Margaret Mitchison (1897 - 1999)

Naomi Haldane, the daughter of a physiologist, John Scott Haldane, and the sister of John Haldane , was born in Edinburgh on 1st November, 1897. Her mother, Kathleen (Trotter) Haldane, was a suffragi...

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Penelope Fitzgerald (1916 - 2000)

Penelope Fitzgerald (17 December 1916 – 28 April 2000) was a Booker Prize–winning English novelist, poet, essayist and biographer. In 2008, The Times included her in a list of "The 50 g...

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Margery Latimer (1899 - 1932)

Margery Bodine Latimer (February 6, 1899 – August 16, 1932), born in Portage, Wisconsin, was a writer, feminist theorist, and social activist. Latimer published two highly acclaimed novels, We...

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Nathan Eugene "Jean" Pinchback Toomer MP (1894 - 1967)

See also Jean Toomer (December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is co...

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Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille MP (1897 - 1962)

Georges Albert Maurice Victor Bataille 10 September 1897 – 9 July 1962) was a French intellectual and literary figure working in literature, anthropology, philosophy, economy, sociology and hist...

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John Crowe Ransom (1888 - 1974)

John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888 – July 3, 1974) was an educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor. He is considered to be a founder of the New Criticism school of literary...

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Reynolds Price (1933 - 2011)

Reynolds Price (February 1, 1933 – January 20, 2011), born Edward Reynolds Price, was an American poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist and James B. Duke Professor of English at Duke University....

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James Ford Rhodes (1848 - 1927)

James Ford Rhodes (May 1, 1848 – January 22, 1927), was an American industrialist and historian born in Cleveland, Ohio. Early life Rhodes attended New York University, beginning in 1865, ...

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Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)

Edwin Markham (April 23, 1852 – March 7, 1940; born Charles Edward Anson Markham) was an American poet. From 1923 to 1931 he was Poet Laureate of Oregon. Edwin Markham was born in Oregon City,...

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Margaret Kernochan Leech (1893 - 1974)

Margaret Kernochan Leech (November 7, 1893 – February 24, 1974), also known as Margaret Pulitzer, was an American historian and fiction writer. She who the Pulitzer Prize for History both in 1...

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Burton J. Hendrick (1870 - 1949)

Burton Jesse Hendrick (1870–1949), born in New Haven, Connecticut, was an American author. While attending Yale University, Hendrick was editor of both The Yale Courant and The Yale Literary M...

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Oliver Hazard Perry LaFarge (1901 - 1963)

Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge (December 19, 1901 – August 2, 1963) was an American writer and anthropologist, best known for his 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Laughing Boy. Named for his ...

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Samuel P. Huntington (1927 - 2008)

Samuel Phillips Huntington (April 18, 1927 – December 24, 2008) was an influential conservative political scientist from the United States of America whose works covered multiple sub-fields of...

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Frances Little (deceased)

Frances Little (November 22, 1863 - January 6, 1941) was the pseudonym of American author Fannie Caldwell. Caldwell and her husband, businessman J.D. Macaulay, made their home on Fourth Street in Lou...

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Alice Hegan Rice (1870 - 1942)

Alice Hegan Rice, also known as Alice Caldwell Hegan, (January 11, 1870 – February 10, 1942) was an American novelist. Born in Shelbyville, Kentucky, she wrote over two dozen books, the most...

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Cale Young Rice (1872 - 1943)

Cale Young Rice (December 7, 1872 – January 24, 1943) was an American poet and dramatist. He was born in Dixon, Kentucky to Laban Marchbanks Rice, a Confederate veteran and tobacco merchant,...

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Samuel Hopkins Adams (1871 - 1958)

Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 16, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism, muckraking. Background Adams was born in Dunkirk, New York....

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Ida Minerva Tarbell (1857 - 1944)

Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was known as one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era, work known in ...

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Max Brand (1892 - 1944)

Frederick Schiller Faust (May 29, 1892 – May 12, 1944) was an American author known primarily for his thoughtful and literary Westerns under the pen name Max Brand. His other pseudonyms includ...

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Laura E. Richards (1850 - 1943)

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 – January 14, 1943) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's...

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Hart Crane MP (1899 - 1932)

Poet. He is remembered for his books "The Bridge," "Black Tambourine," "Chaplinesque," "Episode of Hands" and "The River." He died at the age of 32, but he seemed to be older. He committed suicide whil...

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William Bradford, Governor of Plymouth Colony MP (1589 - 1657)

William Bradford Birth: on or before 19 March 1589/90 - Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Christened: 19 March 1589/90 - St. Helen's Chapel, Austerfield, Yorkshire, England Parents: William Bradf...

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Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford MP (1717 - 1797)

Wikipedia: English Horace Inherited the title when his nephew George died. When Horace then died without issue, the title went extinct. However it was re-created for [ ]. Horace Walpole, 4th Earl o...

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Friedrich von Schiller MP (1759 - 1805)

Friedrich von Schiller Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his ...

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Ambrose Gwinett Bierce MP (1842 - 1914)

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842[2] – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist. Today, he is best known for his short story, "An Oc...

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Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (1872 - 1918)

Lieutenant Colonel John Alexander McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Seco...

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J. D. Salinger MP (1919 - 2010)

Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer. Living reclusively after much-noticed publications early in his career, he last published an original w...

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Robert Ludlum (1927 - 2001)

Robert Ludlum (May 25, 1927 – March 12, 2001) was an American author of 27 thriller novels. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 290 million and 500 million. They ha...

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John Willard Toland (1912 - 2004)

) removed. (June 2007) John Willard Toland (June 29, 1912 – January 4, 2004) was an American author and historian. He is best known for his bestselling biography of Adolf Hitler and for his ...

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Rev. Edward Everett Hale MP (1822 - 1909)

Edward Everett Hale (April 3, 1822 – June 10, 1909) was an American author and Unitarian clergyman. Hale was born on April 3, 1822, in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the son of Nathan Hale (1784-18...

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Dominick John Dunne MP (1925 - 2009)

Dominick John Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist, whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways in which high society interacts with the judicial system. He was a movie producer...

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William Cullen Bryant MP (1794 - 1878)

Notable work(s) "Thanatopsis" William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Bryan...

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Telford Taylor (1908 - 1998)

Telford Taylor (February 24, 1908 – May 23, 1998) was an American lawyer best known for his role in the Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, his opposition t...

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