Posted on March 3, 2024 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of March 3, 2024.

Khaled Hosseini (March 4, 1965): Among Hosseini's highly acclaimed novels are The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed, which together have been published in over seventy countries and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.

Dav Pilkey (March 4, 1966): Pilkey is best known for his Captain Underpants series and the Dog Man graphic novels, but he also received a Caldecott Honor for his standalone book The Paperboy

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806): Browning was the most celebrated female poet of her time; her most enduring poetic legacy is the sonnet “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”

Gabriel García Márquez (March 6, 1928): Marquez is considered among the best writers of the twentieth century; among his most acclaimed works are One Hundred Years of Solitude (which contributed to his Nobel Prize win) and Love in the Time of Cholera.

Bret Easton Ellis (March 7, 1964): Ellis broke onto the literary scene with his first novel, Less Than Zero, and is also well known for American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction, both of which were adapted into movies.

Jeffrey Eugenides (March 8, 1960): Among Eugenides’s most famous works are Middlesex (which won the Pulitzer Prize); The Marriage Plot (which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award); and The Virgin Suicides (which was adapted into a successful movie). 

Vita Sackville-West (March 9, 1892): Sackville-West wrote poetry and nonfiction in addition to her novels, which include The Edwardians and All Passion Spent, and she also served as the model for Virginia Woolf’s character Orlando.

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