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Fun Facts Friday: J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien (3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973) was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor. He also wrote some fantasy books as well.

Fun Facts Friday: Louis Bromfield

Louis Bromfield (27 December, 1896 – 18 March, 1956) was a prolific American writer and a pioneer of farming concepts.

Fun Facts Friday: T.F. Powys

T.F. Powys (20 December, 1875 – 27 November, 1953) was an English writer and poet.

Fun Facts Friday: Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald (13 December, 1915 – 11 July, 1983) is an American-Canadian writer which specializes in crime fiction. Most notably Mr. Macdonald is remembered for his hardboiled novels featuring PI Lew Archer. Books by Ross MacDonald Ross MacDonald is a pseudonym, the author’s real name is Kenneth Millar. Macdonald is considered to be on par […]

Fun Facts Friday: Osbert Sitwell

Osbert Sitwell (6 December, 1892 – 4 May, 1969) was an English writer who devoted his life to art and literature. Books by Osbert Sitwell Sitwell was an English aristocrat, his full title was: Sir Francis Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Baronet. Sitwell comes from a very famous family, his ancestors owned lands in England since […]

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 […]

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