Saturday, December 26, 2015

December 26


1716 - Thomas Gray
English poet best known for his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard."

1819 - E.D.E.N. Southworth
American writer and contemporary of Harriet Beecher Stowe, very widely read in her time.

1891 - Henry Miller
American writer and painter whose novels are a mixture of styles.

1894 - Jean Toomer
American poet and novelist, important figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

 1942 - Catherine Coulter
American author of romantic suspense fiction and historical romances.

1948 - Jean Echenoz
French writer who son the Prix Goncourt in 1995 for I'm Gone (Je m'en vais.)

1956 - David Sedaris
American humorist and author of semi-autobiographical essays.

1964 - Elizabeth Kostova
American author best known for her debut novel The Historian.

1981 - Amber Reeves
2012 - Gerald McDermott

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