Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 8 September – Lang Leav

Happy Birthday, Lang Leav, born 8 September What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude. It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance. What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy. It was…

Literary Birthday – 3 September – Jenny Han

Happy Birthday, Jenny Han, born 3 September Quotes I just write the story as it comes to me, and my main objective is always to tell the truth. I love creating characters more than anything. I feel like they are separate from me. But in every…

Literary Birthday – 1 September – Nelson George

Happy Birthday, Nelson George, born 1 September 1957 Five Quotes I'm not a bad boy - I'm a writer.  It’s difficult in nonfiction to make the internal connections as opposed to the external connections. The writing style comes out of creating characters who are sort…
Leonard Bernstein

Literary Birthday – 25 August – Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein was born 25 August 1918 and died 14 October 1990. Quotes To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time. Inspiration is wonderful when it happens, but the writer must develop an approach for the rest of…

Literary Birthday – 24 August – Jean Rhys

Jean Rhys was born 24 August 1890 and died 14 May 1979 Quotes I like shape very much. A novel has to have shape, and life doesn't have any. I would never be part of anything. I would never really belong anywhere, and I knew…

Literary Birthday – 12 August – Linda Newbery

Happy Birthday, Linda Newbery, born 12 August 1952 Quotes Stories. They're everywhere...You never know where they start and you certainly don't know where they'll end. If they ever DO end. Many of my stories start with a particular place... It might be a real place,…

Literary Birthday – 9 August – Graeme Gibson

Happy Birthday, Graeme Gibson, born 9 August 1934 Quotes Somewhere along the way we identified ourselves with them, and came to associate birds with the realm of spirits, as opposed to that of bodies and their carnal appetites. Birds had been around for over one…

Literary Birthday – 27 July – Elizabeth Hardwick

Elizabeth Hardwick was born 27 July 1916 and died 2 December 2007 Quotes The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is…
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