Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 1 September – Jesse Kellerman

Happy Birthday, Jesse Kellerman, born 1 September 1978 Six Quotes Art requires choices, the more specific, the better. What Stanislavsky said about acting is true of any medium: generality is the enemy. Writing ought to be strong, and writers, decisive. Pick a word. Go with…

Literary Birthday – 31 August – G. Willow Wilson

Happy Birthday, G. Willow Wilson, born 31 August 1982 Seven Quotes If man's capacity for the fantastic took up as much of his imagination as his capacity for cruelty, the worlds, seen and unseen, might be very different. Some stories have no morals. Sometimes darkness and…

Literary Birthday – 30 August – Théophile Gautier

Théophile Gautier was born 30 August 1811 and died 23 October 1872 Nine Quotes Books follow morals, and not morals books. It is a difficult matter to gain the affection of a cat. He is a philosophical, methodical animal, tenacious of his own habits, fond of…

Literary Birthday – 29 August – Gillian Rubinstein

Happy Birthday, Gillian Rubinstein, born 29 August 1942 Gillian Rubinstein also writes under the pseudonym, Lian Hearn Quotes from books The less people think of you, the more they will reveal to you or in your presence. The painter had achieved what we would all…

Literary Birthday – 28 August – Rita Dove

Happy Birthday, Rita Dove, born 28 August 1952 10 Quotes The library is an arena of possibility, opening both a window into the soul and a door onto the world. Courage has nothing to do with our determination to be great. It has to do…

Literary Birthday – 27 August – Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Dreiser was born 27 August 1871 and died 28 December 1945 Seven Quotes Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail. The most futile thing in this world is any attempt, perhaps, at exact definition of…

Literary Birthday – 25 August – Bret Harte

Bret Harte was born 25 August 1836 and died 5 May 1902 Five Quotes The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. It would seem evident, therefore, that the secret of the American short story was the treatment of characteristic American life, with…

Literary Birthday – 22 August – Kate Christensen

Happy Birthday, Kate Christensen, born 22 August 1962 Seven Quotes I've always subscribed to the notion that a writer always has something else to say, and the more you write, the more you have to write about, because the act of writing is self-generating. Writing blog posts…
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