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Fun Facts Friday: George Eliot

George Eliot was the pseudonym of Mary Ann, or Marian, Cross, née Evans (22 November , 1819 .— 22 December, 1880) who was a English Victorian novelist which developed the method of psychological analysis characteristic of modern fiction.

Fun Facts Friday: F.P.A.

Franklin Pierce Adams (15 November, 1881 – 23 March, 1960) was a writer and columnist as well as a radio personality. Mr. Adams wrote under the nom de plume: F.P.A. Adams’ given middle name was “Leopold”, he changed it to “Pierce” after his Bar Mitzvah. In his first writing gig with the Chicago Journal (1903), […]

Fun Facts Friday: Jonas Lie

Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie (6 November, 1833 – 5 June, 1908) is considered to be one of the Four Greats of Norwegian literature of the 19th Century. Mr Lie was a fairy tale writer, a poet, novelist, journalist and a lawyer as well.

Fun Facts Friday: Sholem Asch

Sholem Asch (1 November, 1880 – 10 July, 1957) was born in Poland but is known for his writings in Yiddish. Mr. Asch wrote plays, essays as well as novels.

Fun Facts Friday: Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler (25 October, 1941) is an award winning American novelist, born in Minneapolis, MN. Books by Anne Tyler Anne Tyler is the eldest of four siblings. Ms. Tyler didn’t attend school until she was 11. Ms. Tyler did her graduate work in Russian studies at Columbia University. It is difficult to get Ms. Tyler […]

Fun Facts Friday: H.L. Davis

H.L. Davis (18 October, 1894 – 31 October, 1960) was a poet, novelist and short stories writer. Born in Oregon he lived in California and Texas. Davis’ books are not the typical romantic “western” fiction but are more realistic and ironic . Books by H.L. Davis The H.L. stands for Harold Lenoir. Davis’ father was […]

Fun Facts Friday: Elmore Leonard

American crime novelist Elmore Leonard (11 October, 1925 – 20 August, 2013) has been recently lost to the literary world. While his earlier novels were westerns, Mr. Leonard specialized in crime fiction putting cops and crooks in bizarre situations to get themselves out of. Books by Elmore Leonard While working at an advertising agency in […]

Fun Facts Friday: Louis Auchincloss

Louis Auchincloss (27 September, 1917 – 26 January, 2010) was an American novelist, lawyer, historian and essayist. Most of Mr. Auchincloss ‘books explore the private lives of the upper class (bankers, Wall St., lawyers, etc.) on the East Coast. Books by Louis Auchincloss Auchincloss was born in Lawrence, NY His last name is pronounced AW-kin-kloss […]

Fun Facts Friday: George R. R. Martin

While I’m not a big fan of fantasy books, I do love the movies and TV shows. Games of Thrones, the HBO show, has been a favorite of my wife and I since the third season (we watched the first and seconds seasons on demand and got hooked). The author George R. R. Martin was […]

Fun Facts Friday: Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September, 1916 – 23 November, 1990), the adored children’s author wrote 19 children’s books including James and the Giant Peach (196)1and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964)

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