Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23


1888 - Raymond Chandler
American author of detective fiction shares credit for developing the genre of the hard-boiled detective. His character Philip Marlowe was played on screen by actors like Humphrey BogartJames GarnerElliott Gould and Robert Mitchum.

1928 - Hubert, Jr. Selby
American author whose best-known works, Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream, were both made into films.

1947 - Gardner Dozois
American science fiction author and editor.

1979 - Joseph Kessel
1989 - Donald Barthelme
2001 - Eudora Welty
2002 - Chaim Potok
2009 - E. Lynn Harris

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