Posted on September 4, 2022 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of September 4, 2022. 

Percy Bysshe Shelley (September 4, 1792): Shelley is considered one of the greatest English-language poets, and critics consider Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama to be the pinnacle of his achievement.

Richard Wright (September 4, 1908): Wright’s work, including the novel Native Son and autobiography Black Boy, paved the way for many other Black writers to protest their treatment by whites.

Jennifer Egan (September 7, 1962): Egan’s A Visit From the Goon Squad won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; she’s also known and celebrated for Look at Me and The Invisible Circus.

Phyllis A. Whitney (September 9, 1903): In addition to her award-winning mysteries for adults (such as The Mystery of the Haunted Pool and The Mystery of the Hidden Hand), Whitney wrote books for younger readers. 

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