Posted on 07/03/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of July 3, 2021. Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804): Hawthorne’s...

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Posted on 06/27/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This past weekend — Saturday, June 25, to be exact — marked the seventy-fifth anniversary of the release of Anne...

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Posted on 06/26/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 26, 2022. Pearl S. Buck (June 26, 1892):...

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Posted on 06/19/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 19, 2022. Salman Rushdie (June 19, 1947): Rushdie...

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Posted on 06/16/2022 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

While June 16, 1818, has long been held as the day that Mary Shelley sat down (or, rather, sat up)...

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Posted on 06/12/2022 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of June 12, 2022. Anne Frank (June 12, 1929): Frank...

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Posted on 06/09/2022 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Young-adult literature has suffered a big loss. The New York Times reports that author Jim Murphy has died at the...

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Posted on 06/09/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Passages from an award-nominated novel have been found to be similar to — and sometimes identical — text from a...

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Posted on 06/09/2022 at 07:59 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Writer Charles Dickens died on this day in 1870. So here's a fact about the author of such classics as...

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Posted on 06/08/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Two reviews of new nonfiction work caught our eye this morning. NPR reviewed The Facemaker, by Lindsey Fitzharris, and the...

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