Literary Birthday

Justin Cartwright

Literary Birthday – 20 May – Justin Cartwright

Justin Cartwright was born 20 May 1943 and died 3 December 2018. Quotes This is the strange thing about South Africa - for all its corruption and crime, it seems to offer a stimulating sense that anything is possible. I'm not an especially male novelist, but…
Amos Oz

Literary Birthday – 4 May – Amos Oz

Amos Oz was born 4 May 1939 and died 28 December 2018. Amos Oz Quotes Words create conceptions and self-conceptions and ultimately nations. They can start and stop wars. They can wound and heal. Choosing words carefully is a moral responsibility. When I was little,…

Literary Birthday – 12 April – Jon Krakauer

Happy Birthday, Jon Krakauer, born 12 April 1954 Quotes Short form media is reductionist by nature. Passion is what makes life interesting, what ignites our soul, drives our curiosity, fuels our love and carries our friendship, stimulates our intellect, and pushes our limit.... A passion…
Leo Rosten

Literary Birthday – 11 April – Leo Rosten

Leo Rosten was born 11 April 1908 and died 19 February 1997 Leo Rosten Quotes Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts. The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have…
Penny Vincenzi

Literary Birthday – 10 April – Penny Vincenzi

Penny Vincenzi was born 10 April 1939 and died 25 February 2018 Penny Vincenzi Quotes I haven’t the faintest idea what is going to happen, ever. I just get the kernel of the idea, which in this case was supposing a company was about to go under,…

Literary Birthday – 29 March – Reed Farrel Coleman

Happy Birthday, Reed Farrel Coleman, born 29 March 1956 Quotes In a country that values the ballroom dancing talents of washed-up actors, writers were less than afterthoughts. (Gun Church) Readers have some peculiar notions about the status of writers, the most foolish of which is…
Dario Fo

Literary Birthday – 24 March – Dario Fo

Dario Fo was born 24 March 1926 and died 13 October 2016 Quotes A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance. Know how to live the time that is given you. Even before Europe was…
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.…
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