Posted on 04/14/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of April 14, 2019.

Henry James (April 15, 1843). James wrote for over five decades — producing twenty novels (Daisy Miller and The Portrait of A Lady), over a hundred tales, twelve plays, several volumes of travel and criticism, and a great deal of literary journalism — making him one of the most prolific and influential American writers.

Kingsley Amis (April 16, 1922). Amis achieved fame with his first novel, Lucky Jim, continued to produce popular books, and continues to live on, in a way, through his son, novelist Martin Amis.  

Birthdays sourced from Calendar of Literary Facts; biographical information sourced from Encyclopedia Britannica. Did we miss someone? Email and let us know.

Categories: Today in Books

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