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Fun Facts Friday: Paul Celan

Today is the birthday of Romanian poet and translator Paul Celan (23 November 1920 – abt. 20 April 1970) . Born into a Jewish family in Romania (Ukraine) . Celan was awarded the Bremen Literature Prize in 1958 and the Georg Büchner Prize in 1960. 1 ) Celan was born as Paul Antschel but changed […]

Fun Facts Friday: Colin Thiele

Colin Thiele, born today 16 November, 1920 (d: 4 September 2006) was an Australian award winning author and educator who published over 100 books. 1)  Born in South Australia, Colin didn’t speak English until he went to school, instead he spoke German due to his family’s Barossa heritage. 2 ) In order to go to […]

Fun Facts Friday: Stieg Larsson

On t his day, Swedish author Karl Stig-Erland “Stieg” Larsson (15 August, 1954 – 9 November, 2004) passed away before he could witness his books becoming an international phenomena. Books by Stieg Larsson 1) Larsson lived with his grandparents Skelleftehamm in N. Sweden while his parents moved to Stockholm to pursue better job opportunities. Larsson […]

Fun Facts Friday: Stephen Crane

Fun Facts Friday: Stephen Crane

On 1 September 1871, author Stephen Crane was born (d. 5 June, 1900). Crane is best known for his book The Red Badge of Courage. I must say that of all the books I was forced to read in high school, this is one of the few books which I remember. Books by Stephen Crane […]

Fun Facts Friday: James Boswell

Monday, October 29 in the year 1750, famous Scottish author James Boswell (29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795) was born. Mr. Boswell had a very colorful life and his vivid writing is still something to be admired. Portrait of James Boswell By Sir Joshua Reynolds circa 1785 Books by James Boswell 1 ) Born […]

Fun Facts Friday: Ivanhoe

Yesterday I posted about Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. I truly enjoyed the book and found out some fascinating things about it I’d like to share. 1 ) The novel is credit with the revival of interest in Medieval England when it was published. 2 ) Current perceptions of Robin Hood (loyal, joyful, patriotic and descent) are all thanks to his depiction […]

Fun Facts Friday: Charles Gordone

Charles Gordone, the first African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, was born on this day 12 October 1965 (d: 16 November, 1995). 1 ) After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Godrone moved from La to NYC where he waited tables and acted. 2 ) Gordone won an Obie Award in 1953 […]

Fun Facts Friday: Caroline Gordon

Today is the birthday of Caroline Gordon (6 October, 1895 – 11 April, 1981) an American award winning novelist. Books by Caroline Gordon 1 ) Gordon was born and raised in Kentucky where her family’s plantation was known as “Woodstock”. 2 ) Gordon’s first job was that of a writer of society news for the […]

Fun Facts Friday: Superman

Yesterday I reviewed Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Hero by Larry Tye, a wonderful book and even a big Superman fan like myself learned a few things. While all of the facts below might not be in the book (many are), I do hope you’ll read it and let me know what you […]

Fun Facts Friday: Taylor Caldwell

Taylor Caldwell (7 September, 1900 – 30 August, 1985) was a British novelist of popular fiction. Best known for Dynasty of Death (published 1938), Taylor used real historical events and persons in her works which were known to be intricate and suspenseful. Books by Taylor Caldwell 1 ) Taylor was born in Manchester England but […]

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