Literary Birthday

Deborah Copaken

Literary Birthday – 11 March – Deborah Copaken

Happy Birthday, Deborah Copaken, born 11 March 1966 Quotes I loved to press the shutter, to freeze time, to turn little slices of life into rectangle rife with metaphor. Photography forces one out into the world, interacting with people and the environment. It flexes all those…
Brent Weeks

Literary Birthday – 7 March – Brent Weeks

Happy Birthday, Brent Weeks, born 7 March 1977 Quotes If you worry about what everyone is trying to do, you become a spectator and not a player. Delusional people tend to believe in what they're doing. You might want to think twice before you try…
Fiona Maazel

Literary Birthday – 4 March – Fiona Maazel

Happy Birthday, Fiona Maazel, born 4 March 1975 Quotes One thing I can say about my relationship to short fiction is that I try to hold myself to the same standards when I’m writing a novel as I do when I’m writing a short story.…

Literary Birthday – 9 February – Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan was born 9 February 1923 and died 20 March 1964 Quotes I'm a drinker with writing problems. It's not that the Irish are cynical. It's rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. They took away our land,…
Literary Birthday – 27 January – Julius Lester

Literary Birthday – 27 January – Julius Lester

Julius Lester was born 27 January 1939 and died 18 January 2018 Quotes History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own.…
Claudia Rankine

Literary Birthday – 1 January – Claudia Rankine

Happy Birthday, Claudia Rankine, born 1 January 1963 Quotes I want to believe that in any relational moment a person understands that the other person in front of them is just another human being. The past is a life sentence, a blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow.…

Literary Birthday – 26 December – Elizabeth Kostova

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Kostova, born 26 December 1964 Quotes It was good to walk into a library again; it smelled like home. Never before had I known the sudden quiver of understanding that travels from word to brain to heart, the way a new language can…
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