Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 15

Born:



1843 - Henry James
American-born writer, one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism.








1892 - Corrie ten Boom
Dutch author and Holocaust survivor, author of The Hiding Place about her ordeal.







1916 - Helene Hanff
American writer best known for her work 84, Charing Cross Road.








1931 - Tomas Tranströmer
Swedish poet, psychologist and translator; winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality."







1940 - Jeffrey Archer
English author and former politician who resigned amid scandal.




Died:
1888 - Matthew Arnold
1912 - Jacques Futrelle
1915 - Rupert Brooke
1927 - Gaston Leroux
1980 - Jean-Paul Sartre
1983 - Corrie ten Boom
1986 - Jean Genet
1996 - Leslie Charteris
2000 - Edward Gorey
2002 - Damon Knight
2009 - Clement Freud

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