Posted on 10/26/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A literary friendship was launched on this day in 1900. Edith Wharton had long hoped to befriend Henry James, and...

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Posted on 10/25/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We share bookish birthdays every week, and today we’re adding an extra dose of timely literary factoids. On this day...

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Posted on 10/24/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of October 24, 2021. Anne Tyler (October 25, 1941): Tyler’s...

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Posted on 10/20/2021 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Literary scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has revealed his next project: a series of books on Black thinkers and artists....

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Posted on 10/19/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday marked 170 years since Herman Melville’s best-known novel was published in England. Known there as The Whale and in...

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Posted on 10/17/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of October 17, 2021. Nathanael West (October 17, 1903): West...

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Posted on 10/14/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day in 1892, the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories was published. Arthur Conan Doyle had been releasing...

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Posted on 10/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of October 10, 2021. James Clavell (October 10, 1925): Clavell’s...

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Posted on 10/09/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first man elected as president of Senegal after its independence, was born on this day in...

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Posted on 10/03/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here are the literary birthdays to celebrate over the week of October 3, 2021. Thomas Wolfe (October 3, 1900): Wolfe...

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