On 24 November, 1642 Charles Darwin published his seminal work On the Origin of Species which changed the way we view evaluation.
Joost van den Vondel is one of the great Dutch writers. His status as a national poet was cemented when the country was evolving as a national state
Alison Lurie was an American writer of novels, short stories, essays, and children’s books. Her book, Foreign Affairs won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction
Enid Bangold (27 October, 1889 – 31 March, 1981) was a British writer, feminist, and autobiographer. She is known for her story National Velvet.
Thomas Hughes was an English author, social reform advocate, and lawyer. He is remembered for his semi-biographical work Tom Brown’s School Days.
Arna Bontemps (13 October, 1902 – 4 June, 1973) was an African-American member of the Harlem Renaissance, a poet, librarian, and novelist.
The American Library Association (ALA) was organized on 6 October, 1876 as the “oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world”
Grazia Deledda was an Italian writer known as “The Voice of Sardinia”. She was the first Italian woman, and second woman, to be awarded the Nobel Prize
Rosamunde Pilcher (22 September, 1924 – 6 February, 2019) was an award-winning English novelist. She is known for her novels which take place mostly in Cornwall
Robert McCloskey (15 September, 1914 – 30 June, 2003) was an American author known for his children’s books, which he also illustrated.