Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 9 March – Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane was born 9 March 1918, and died 17 July 2006 Mickey Spillane Writing Quotes I was one of the first guys writing comic books, I wrote Captain America, with guys like Stan Lee. I’m 82 years old, wherever I go everybody knows me, but…
Jeffrey Eugenides

Literary Birthday – 8 March – Jeffrey Eugenides

Happy Birthday, Jeffrey Eugenides, born 8 March 1960 15 Jeffrey Eugenides Quotes The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing - rare but profound - remains at the true heart of the enterprise.…

Literary Birthday – 7 March – Bret Easton Ellis

Happy Birthday, Bret Easton Ellis, born 7 March 1964 Top 12 Quotes The better you look, the more you see. All of my books come from pain. Life is like a typographical error: we’re constantly writing and rewriting things over each other. Everyone I know who…
Gabriel García Márquez

Literary Birthday – 6 March – Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born 6 March 1927, and died 17 April 2014 Gabriel García Márquez Quotes It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. Faulkner is a writer who has had much to…

Literary Birthday – 5 March – Robin Hobb

Happy Birthday, Robin Hobb, born 5 March 1952 Writing Quotes I do rough out an outline of each story, but as I write I find that things change. Characters don’t react as I expect them to, events don’t move as swiftly, or what seemed likely now…
Khaled Hosseini

Literary Birthday – 4 March – Khaled Hosseini

Happy Birthday, Khaled Hosseini, born 4 March 1965 Quotes Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions. Writing for me is largely about rewriting. Whether…

Literary Birthday – 2 March – Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe was born 2 March 1931 and died 14 May 2018 10 Quotes I do novels a bit backward. I look for a situation, a milieu first, and then I wait to see who walks into it. I still believe non-fiction is the most important…
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