Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21


1872 - Albert Payson Terhune
American author and dog breeder, known for - well, books about dogs.

1892 - Rebecca West
Pen name of Cicely Isabel Fairfield, who wrote in a wide variety of literature.

1905 - Anthony Powell
English novelist best known for his twelve-volume work A Dance to the Music of Time.

1917 - Heinrich Böll
German author, winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Literature "for his writing through which its combination of a broad perspective on his time and a sensitive skill in characterization has contributed to a renewal of German literature."

1942 - Anthony Summers
Irish biographer and Pulitzer Prize finalist.

1964 - Daniel Suarez
American author of technothrillers like Daemon and Freedom™.

1940 - F. Scott Fitzgerald
1996 - Margaret Rey

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