Literary Birthday

Literary Birthday – 9 December – Ann Hood

Happy Birthday, Ann Hood, born 9 December 1956 Quotes I was kind of an outsider growing up, and I preferred reading to being with other kids. When I was about seven, I started to write my own books. I never thought of myself as wanting…

Literary Birthday – 7 December – Joyce Cary

Joyce Cary was born 7 December 1888 and died 29 March 1957 Seven Quotes I’ve been called a metaphysical novelist, and if that means I have a fairly clear and comprehensive idea of the world I’m writing about, I suppose that’s true. Reality is a narrow…

Literary Birthday – 6 December – Garth Stein

Happy Birthday, Garth Stein, born 6 December 1964 Quotes I'm a writer because I love reading. I love the conversation between a reader and a writer, and that it all takes place in a book-sort of a neutral ground. A writer puts down the words,…

Literary Birthday – 3 December – Mark Salzman

Happy Birthday, Mark Salzman, born 3 December 1959 Quotes My writing is how I maintain. Every moment a beginning. Every moment an end. Our world cannot be complete without you, and without hearing what you have to say. True justice cannot exist without compassion; compassion…

Literary Birthday – 28 November – Sarah Perry

Happy Birthday, Sarah Perry, born 28 November 1979 Quotes You know how lots of women have known all their lives in a kind of visceral way that they will be a mother? For me, that was writing. It was this absolutely existential need that this…

Literary Birthday – 23 November – Robert Towne

Happy Birthday, Robert Towne, born 23 November 1934 Seven Quotes Good dialogue illuminates what people are not saying. What makes screenplays difficult are the things that require the most discipline and care and are just not seen by most people. I'm talking about movement - screenwriting…
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