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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January 1900), known as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. He won acclaim f...

2/5/2016 2/5/2016

Philip Arthur Larkin MP (1922 - 1985)

"Philip Larkin"

Philip Arthur Larkin , CH, CBE, FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist, and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by ...

7/12/2015 1/14/2016

Lucy Maud Montgomery MP (1874 - 1942)

"Maud McDonald"

author of "Anne of Green Gables" and many more Ref: Wikipedia: Lucy Maud Montgomery From Wikipedia: Lucy Maud Montgomery, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L....

4/29/2007 12/6/2015

D H Lawrence MP (1885 - 1930)

David Herbert Richards Lawrence From Wikipedia (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawr...

5/28/2011 11/18/2015

John Grisham MP

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

John Grisham is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages. Grisham graduated from...

11/1/2015 11/18/2015

George (Georg) Clare (1920 - 2009)

Obituary: George Clare Born Vienna, December 21, 1920. Died London, March 26, 2009. April 16, 2009 Follow The JC on Twitter Writer George Clare sprang to public attention in 1981 when he published ...

12/3/2009 11/15/2015

Lawrence Durrell MP (1912 - 1990)

Beat known for The Alexandrian Quartet , a series of novels ( Justine , 1957; Balthazar , 1958; Mountolive , 1958; and Clea , 1960), Durrell also wrote plays, poetry, short stories, and travel narrativ...

2/21/2014 11/1/2015

Ernst Toller MP (1893 - 1939)

Ernst Toller (1 December 1893 – 22 May 1939) was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian So...

12/1/2014 10/31/2015

Anna Seghers MP (1900 - 1983)

Anna Seghers (November 19, 1900–June 1, 1983) was a German writer famous for depicting the moral experience of the Second World War. Wikipedia links: Česky , Deutsch , English , Espa&...

3/24/2012 10/31/2015

John Rodrigo Dos Passos MP (1896 - 1970)

John Dos Passos, the illegitimate son of a prominent American attorney, was born in Chicago in 1896. Brought up by his mother in Virginia, and for a time lived in France. Dos Passos returned to the Uni...

3/6/2010 10/31/2015

Sholem Asch MP (1880 - 1957)

Sholem Asch (Yiddish: שלום אַש‎), also written Shalom Asch or simply Shalom Ash (1 November 1880 – 10 July 1957), was a Polish-Jewish nove...

3/13/2009 10/31/2015

Ken Kesey MP (1935 - 2001)

"Ken"

Kenneth Elton "Ken" Kesey (/ˈkiːziː/; September 17, 1935 – November 10, 2001) was an American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1962)[1] and ...

7/5/2015 10/30/2015

Milan Kundera MP

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Paris, Île-de-France, France

V češtině: Milan Kundera je francouzský spisovatel českého původu, který od roku 1975 žije ve Francii. Své texty psal nejdř...

11/10/2011 10/27/2015

Gerard Reve MP (1923 - 2006)

Zie Wikipedia...

7/22/2012 10/6/2015

Willem Frederik Hermans MP (1921 - 1995)

"Age Bijkaart", "WFH"

Willem Frederik Hermans in Wikipedia

7/22/2012 10/6/2015

Harry Kurt Victor Mulisch MP (1927 - 2010)

7/25/2012 10/6/2015

Oliver Sacks, CBE, MD MP (1933 - 2015)

Oliver Sacks Neurologist & Author Explored the Brain's Quirks New York Times Obituary Oliver Sacks' Personal Reminiscences NYTimes, August 14, 2015 OLIVER SACKS, M.D. Official Website

1/21/2009 8/30/2015

Alan Garner, OBE MP

Blackden, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom

Blackden, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom

Alan Garner OBE from Wikipedia Alan Garner OBE (born 17 October 1934) is an English novelist best known for his children's fantasy novels and his retellings of traditional British folk tales. His w...

7/29/2015 7/29/2015

Patrick O'Brian, CBE (1914 - 2000)

7/8/2015 7/8/2015

Laura Hillenbrand (born May 15, 1967) is an American author of books and magazine articles. Career Hillenbrand's first book was the acclaimed Seabiscuit: An American Legend (2001), a nonfiction a...

1/4/2015 6/15/2015

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10/7/2010 6/2/2015

Leo Leopold Perutz (1882 - 1957)

"Die Familie Wolf" - by Ernst Wolf 1924 see no. 205a Leopold Perutz studied philosophy at the University of Vienna. He was a novelist, narrative writer, dramatist and mathematician. Leo served in t...

2/12/2008 5/31/2015

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 ... ...

11/13/2011 5/25/2015

Robin Moore (1925 - 2008)

"Robin Moore"

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, ...

5/18/2015 5/18/2015
       

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...

7/6/2014 4/23/2015

Rick Moody MP

"Rick Moody"

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...

4/19/2015 4/19/2015

Owen Wister (1860 - 1938)

"Wistar"

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...

5/31/2013 4/19/2015

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...

4/24/2012 4/18/2015

Bernard Malamud MP (1914 - 1986)

Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986) American author of novels and short stories. Along with Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, he was one of the best known American Jewish authors of the 20th century. His baseball...

5/8/2008 4/15/2015

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...

8/8/2012 4/13/2015

Philip Roth MP

Connecticut, United States

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...

4/27/2007 4/12/2015

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...

4/30/2009 4/9/2015

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...

2/16/2012 4/8/2015

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...

4/16/2012 4/8/2015

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...

11/11/2014 4/8/2015

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...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

Corra May Harris (1869 - 1935)

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

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

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...

3/31/2015 3/31/2015

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...

12/26/2013 3/31/2015

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...

3/30/2015 3/30/2015

Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - 2007)

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

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Harriette Simpson Arnow (1908 - 1986)

"H. L. Simpson"

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...

3/28/2015 3/28/2015

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...

3/26/2015 3/26/2015

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...

3/23/2015 3/23/2015

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...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015

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...

3/20/2015 3/20/2015
       

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...

3/15/2015 3/15/2015

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 ...

3/15/2015 3/15/2015

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...

5/12/2014 3/14/2015

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 ...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/14/2015 3/14/2015

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...

3/17/2008 3/8/2015

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...

3/7/2015 3/7/2015

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...

2/1/2009 3/6/2015

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 ...

3/3/2015 3/3/2015

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...

10/10/2013 3/2/2015

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...

8/26/2013 3/2/2015

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 ...

10/9/2014 3/2/2015

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...

3/2/2015 3/2/2015

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 ...

3/2/2015 3/2/2015

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...

3/1/2015 3/1/2015

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...

1/13/2015 3/1/2015

Alexander Roda Roda MP (1872 - 1945)

"Šandor Friedrich Rosenfeld"

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...

6/3/2013 2/25/2015

Ulrych Becher MP (1910 - 1990)

"Ulrich"

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...

6/18/2014 2/25/2015

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...

11/7/2009 2/11/2015

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

1/2/2012 2/11/2015

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...

8/1/2009 2/10/2015

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...

2/8/2015 2/8/2015

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...

1/23/2015 1/23/2015

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

1/11/2012 1/17/2015

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...

8/27/2009 1/12/2015

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...

1/9/2015 1/9/2015

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...

1/3/2012 1/8/2015

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...

3/1/2014 1/8/2015

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...

2/1/2010 12/28/2014
       

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...

12/21/2014 12/21/2014

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...

12/21/2014 12/21/2014

) 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 ...

12/9/2012 12/14/2014

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...

1/25/2008 12/11/2014

Frank Herbert MP (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...

12/7/2014 12/7/2014

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, ...

12/6/2014 12/6/2014

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...

12/6/2014 12/6/2014

Anya Seton (1906 - 1990)

"Anya Seton"

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...

12/2/2014 12/2/2014

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...

12/1/2014 12/1/2014

Isaac Babel MP (1894 - 1940)

"איסאק באבל"

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

7/13/2014 11/25/2014

Sidney Sheldon MP (1917 - 2007)

"Sidney Sheldon"

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...

11/16/2014 11/16/2014

Robert Nathan (1894 - 1985)

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

10/27/2014 10/27/2014

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...

9/19/2007 9/16/2014

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 ...

6/12/2008 9/10/2014

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...

9/4/2014 9/4/2014

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...

9/2/2014 9/2/2014