Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 12 April – Elliot Ackerman

Happy Birthday, Elliot Ackerman, born 12 April 1980 Quotes Literature has always been a part of my life. I studied history and literature in college. My mother is a novelist; I grew up around books. The creation is a very internal process, and publishing the book…

Literary Birthday – 8 April – Nnedi Okorafor

Happy Birthday, Nnedi Okorafor, born 8 April 1974 10 Quotes It's more fun to write villains. They are more of a challenge, and I get a sick kind of pleasure out of delving into their minds. There's rarely emptiness, and there is almost always deep…

Literary Birthday – 8 April – Sara Shepard

Happy Birthday, Sara Shepard, born 8 April 1977 Quotes I really like the spooky twists and the intense mystery. I think the various plot devices work really well for TV, but they are still also in the spirit of Pretty Little Liars as a whole.…

Literary Birthday – 7 April – Gerald Brenan

Gerald Brenan was born 7 April 1894 and died 19 January 1987 Nine Quotes It is by sitting down to write every morning that he becomes a writer. Those who do not do this remain amateurs. Poets and painters are outside the class system, or…

Literary Birthday – 2 April – Scott Lynch

Happy Birthday, Scott Lynch, born 2 April 1978 Quotes I think it’s fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions, the burning certainty that we’re unique geniuses, and the constant fear that we’re witless frauds who are speeding toward epic…

Literary Birthday – 31 March – Marge Piercy

Happy Birthday, Marge Piercy, born 31 March 1936 12 Quotes Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third. Writing sometimes feels frivolous and sometimes sacred, but memory is one of my strongest muses. I serve her with my words. Every artist creates…

Literary Birthday – 30 March – Rosecrans Baldwin

Happy Birthday, Rosecrans Baldwin, born 30 March 1977 Quotes My ambition was to be cosmopolitan. I grew up in the suburbs. I went to college in Maine. I had a dream in my head that if you wanted to be the most urbane, living-life-to-the-fullest kind…

Literary Birthday – 28 March – Nelson Algren

Nelson Algren was born 28 March 1909 and died 9 May 1981 Quotes You don't write a novel out of sheer pity any more than you blow a safe out of a vague longing to be rich. A certain ruthlessness and a sense of alienation from…

Literary Birthday – 28 March – Iris Chang

Iris Chang was born 28 March 1968 and died 9 November 2004 Quotes I don't mind solitude. I love talking to other people, but I do need my space. Books are the ultimate way for writers to reach immortality. The spoken word vanished with the wind.…

Literary Birthday – 27 March – Dick King-Smith

Dick King-Smith was born 27 March 1922 and died 4 January 2011 Quotes A little of what you like does you good. But you can have too much of a good thing. Many times I've looked into a pig's eye and convinced myself that inside that…
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