Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
Sholem Asch was a Polish novelist who wrote in Yiddish, including God of Vengeance taking place in a Jewish brothel with Jewish prostitutes, lesbians, and more
Ann Petry (12 October, 1908 – 28 April, 1997) was an American novelist, author of children’s books and short stories. Ms. Petry was born in Old Saybrook, CT
John Hawkes (17 August, 1925 – 15 May, 1998) and an American novelist. He is known for his novels The Lime Twig (1961) and The Beetle Leg (1951) among others.
During her lifetime Ms. Hamilton was “recognized as the greatest woman Classicist.”
In 1936 Mr. Stevens broke his hand while punching the jaw of one Ernest Hemingway.