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Stephen Vincent Benét MP (1898 - 1943)

American muse, whose strong and diverse heart  So many men have tried to understand  But only made it smaller with their art  Because you are as various as your land ... ...

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Robin Moore (1925 - 2008)

Robert Lowell "Robin" Moore, Jr. (October 31, 1925 – February 21, 2008) was an American writer who is most known for his books The Green Berets, The French Connection: A True Account of Cops, ...

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W. E. B. Du Bois, Civil Rights Activist (1868 - 1963)

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to Alfred and Mary Silvina (née Burghardt) Du Bois.[2] Mary Silvina Burghardt's family was p...

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Rick Moody MP

Hiram Frederick "Rick" Moody III (born October 18, 1961) is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two suburban Con...

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Owen Wister (1860 - 1938)

Owen Wister (July 14, 1860 – July 21, 1938) was an American writer and "father" of western fiction. He is best remembered for writing The Virginian, although he never wrote about the West afte...

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Clarence Shephard Day, Jr. (1874 - 1935)

American author Clarence Day is best known for his autobiographical Life with Father (1935), which detailed humorous episodes in his family's life, centering on his domineering father, during the 189...

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Bernard Malamud MP (1914 - 1986)

Bernard Malamud was born April 26, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York to Russian Jewish immigrants, Max and Bertha (Fidelman) Malamud. His brother, Eugene, was born in 1917. Bernard attended high school in B...

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Edna Ferber MP (1885 - 1968)

Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1...

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Philip Roth MP

Connecticut, United States

Philip Milton Roth (born March 19, 1933)[1] is an American novelist. He first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, an irreverent and humorous portrait of American-Jewish life for...

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Vicki Baum MP (1888 - 1960)

Vicki Baum was a famous novelist who wrote many books throughout the 1930's to 1950's. Her most famous was Grand Hotel, which was made into a movie that won the 1932 Oscar for best movie. It starred Jo...

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Fanny Neuda MP (1819 - 1894)

This first Jewish prayer book for women by a woman was composed in German by Fanny Neuda nee Schmiedl. Her book - Hours of Devotion (Stunden der Andacht) - was first published in 1855, a year after t...

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Hallie Ephron MP

Hallie Ephron (born March 1948) is an American novelist, book reviewer, journalist, and writing teacher. She is the author of six acclaimed novels. Her novel Never Tell a Lie was a finalist for the M...

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Erica Jong MP

Erica Jong (née Mann; born March 26, 1942) is an American author and teacher best known for her fiction and poetry, and particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book became famously...

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Caroline Pafford Miller (1903 - 1992)

Caroline Pafford Miller (August 26, 1903 – July 12, 1992) was an American writer. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for her first novel, Lamb in His Bosom, about her home state of Georgia...

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Corra May Harris (1869 - 1935)

Corra Mae Harris (March 17, 1869 – February 7, 1935), was an American writer and journalist. Works

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Lillian Eugenia Smith (1897 - 1966)

) Lillian Eugenia Smith (December 12, 1897 – September 28, 1966) was a writer and social critic of the Southern United States, known best for her best-selling novel Strange Fruit (1944). A whi...

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Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Mary Flannery O'Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a...

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Augusta Evans Wilson (1835 - 1909)

Augusta Jane Wilson, or Augusta Evans Wilson, (May 8, 1835 – May 9, 1909) was an American Southern author and one of the pillars of Southern literature. She wrote nine novels: Inez (1850), B...

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Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - 2007)

Madeleine L'Engle (/ˈmædəlɪn ˈlɛŋɡəl/; November 29, 1918 – September 6, 2007; née Camp) was an American writer best known ...

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Harriette Simpson Arnow (1908 - 1986)

Harriette Arnow (July 7, 1908 – March 22, 1986) was an American novelist, who lived in Kentucky and Michigan. Arnow has been called an expert on the people of the Southern Appalachian Mountain...

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896 - 1953)

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 8, 1896 – December 14, 1953) was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings. Her best known work, The Yearli...

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James Lane Allen (1849 - 1925)

James Lane Allen (December 21, 1849 – February 18, 1925) was an American novelist and short story writer whose work, including the novel A Kentucky Cardinal, often depicted the culture and dia...

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Edgar Snow (1905 - 1972)

Edgar Parks Snow (17 July 1905 – 15 February 1972) was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution. He was the first West...

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Willard Van Orman Quine (1908 - 2000)

Willard Van Orman Quine (/kwaɪn/; June 25, 1908 – December 25, 2000) (known to intimates as "Van") was an American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition. From 1930 until hi...

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Maude Phelps Hutchins (1899 - 1991)

Maude Phelps McVeigh Hutchins (1899 – 28 March 1991) was an American novelist born in New York City. She is considered one of the foremost practitioners of nouveau roman in the English languag...

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David M. Potter (1910 - 1971)

David Morris Potter (6 December 1910 – 18 February 1971) was an American historian of the South. He was born in Augusta, Georgia, and graduated from Emory University in 1932. At Yale he worked...

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Dumas Malone (1892 - 1986)

Dumas Malone (January 10, 1892 – December 27, 1986) was an American historian, biographer, and editor noted for his six-volume biography on Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson and His Time, for which ...

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Susanne Langer (1895 - 1985)

Susanne Katherina Langer (née Knauth) (December 20, 1895 – July 17, 1985) was an American philosopher of mind and of art, who was influenced by Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead...

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Clinton Rossiter (1917 - 1970)

Clinton Rossiter (1917–1970) was a historian and political scientist who taught at Cornell University from 1947 until his suicide in 1970. He wrote The American Presidency along with 20 other ...

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Eric F. Goldman (1915 - 1989)

Eric Frederick Goldman, (born June 17, 1915, Washington, D.C., U.S.—died Feb. 19, 1989, Princeton, N.J.), American historian, author, and special advisor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 19...

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C. Vann Woodward (1908 - 1999)

Comer Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was a preeminent American historian focusing primarily on the American South and race relations. He was considered, along with Richa...

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Merlo J. Pusey (1902 - 1985)

Merlo John Pusey (February 3, 1902 – November 22, 1985) was an American biographer and editorial writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography and the Bancroft Prize for his...

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Henry Nash Smith (1906 - 1986)

Henry Nash Smith (September 29, 1906 – June 6, 1986) was a scholar of American culture and literature. He was co-founder of the academic discipline "American studies". He was also a noted Mark...

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Lawrence H. Gipson (1880 - 1971)

Lawrence Henry Gipson (1880 – September 26, 1971) was an American historian, who won the 1950 Bancroft Prize and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for History for volumes of his magnum opus, the fifteen...

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Bernard DeVoto (1897 - 1955)

Bernard Augustine DeVoto (January 11, 1897 – November 13, 1955) was an American historian and author who specialized in the history of the American West. Life and work He was born in Ogden...

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Louis R. Harlan (1922 - 2010)

Louis Rudolph Harlan (July 13, 1922 – January 22, 2010) was an American academic historian who wrote a two-volume biography of the African-American educator and social leader Booker T. Washing...

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Karin Maria Boye MP (1900 - 1941)

Karin Boye föddes i Göteborg den 26 oktober 1900, men familjen flyttade till Stockholm, och senare (1909) till Huddinge, som ligger strax utanför staden.Redan i Göteborg s...

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Nicholas Sparks MP

Nicholas Charles Sparks (born December 31, 1965) is an American novelist, screenwriter and producer. He has published seventeen novels and a non-fiction book. Nine of his romantic-drama novels have b...

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Elroy McKendree Avery (1844 - 1935)

Elroy M. Avery Biographical Sketch _____ Elroy Avery was an author, historian, lecturer, scientist and educator. He was born in Erie, Monroe County, Michigan to Caspar H. and Dorothy Putnam. When h...

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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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Ulrych 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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Dr. Eben Alexander, III, M.D., F.A.C.S MP

) Eben Alexander III (born December, 1953 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a neurosurgeon and the author of the best-selling Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife, in which he ...

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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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