Literary Birthday

Emma Donoghue

Literary Birthday – 24 October – Emma Donoghue

Happy Birthday, Emma Donoghue, born 24 October 1969 10 Emma Donoghue Quotes Some writers can produce marvellous plots without planning it out, but I can't. In particular I need to know the structure of a novel: what's going to happen in each chapter and each scene.…

Literary Birthday – 23 October – Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton was born 23 October 1942, and died 4 November 2008 Five Michael Crichton Quotes Do you know what we call opinion in the absence of evidence? We call it prejudice. Books aren’t written - they’re rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the…
Doris Lessing

Literary Birthday – 22 October – Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing was born 22 October 1919, and died 17 November 2013 Doris Lessing: 10 Quotes On Writing As you start to write at once the question begins to insist: Why do you remember this and not that? Why do you remember in every detail a whole…

Literary Birthday – 20 October – Arthur Rimbaud

Arthur Rimbaud was born 20 October 1854, and died 10 November 1891 Five Quotes I invented colours for the vowels! A black, E white, I red, O blue, U green. I made rules for the form and movement of every consonant, and I boasted of inventing, with…
Philip Pullman

Literary Birthday – 19 October – Philip Pullman

Happy Birthday, Philip Pullman, born 19 October 1946 Philip Pullman’s Top 10 Writing Quotes Read like a butterfly, write like a bee. After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world. I write almost always in the third person, and…

Literary Birthday – 16 October – Eugene O’Neill

Eugene O’Neill was born 16 October 1888, and died 27 November 1953 Five Quotes Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life. Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace. Life is for each…

Literary Birthday – 16 October – Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde was born 16 October 1854, and died 30 November 1900 My Five Favourite Oscar Wilde Quotes Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability. I never travel without my diary. One should always…
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