Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 4


1792 - Percy Bysshe Shelley
English romantic poet. Literary giant. Died at 29.

1859 - Knut Hamsun
Norwegian author, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his monumental work, Growth of the Soil."

1913 - Robert Hayden
American poet, U.S Poet Laureate from 1976-1978.

1918 - Iceberg Slim
Robert Beck, also known as Iceberg Slim, was a reformed pimp and American author of urban fiction.

1965 - Dennis Lehane
American author, many of whose novels, like Mystic River and Shutter Island have been made into movies.

1875 - Hans Christian Andersen

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