Thursday, July 30, 2015

July 30


1818 - Emily Brontë
English author whose only novel, Wuthering Heights, is considered a classic of English literature. AND she has an umlaut in her name.

1931 - Dominique Lapierre
French author, known in the U.S. for his collaborations with Larry Collins.

1945 - Patrick Modiano
French novelist, winner of the 1978 Prix Goncourt for his work Rue des Boutiques Obscures and the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation."

1950 - Archer Mayor
American mystery writer, author of the Joe Gunther detective series.

1975 - Cherie Priest 
American author who writes in the genres of Southern gothic, horror and steampunk.

1771 - Thomas Gray
1918 - Joyce Kilmer
1965 - Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
1975 - James Blish
1977 - Emory Holloway
2012 - Maeve Binchy

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