James Jones (6 November, 1921 – 9 May, 1977)was an American author, mostly known for his award winning novel From Here to Eternity.
Robert Stone (21 August, 1937 – 10 January, 2015) was an award winning American novelist known for his novel Dog Soldiers.
Gertrude Himmelfarb (8 August, 1922 – 30 December, 2019) was an author and historian, focusing on Great Britain.
As a faculty member at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio he founded the Kenyon Review and was its editor until he retired.
This stylish, steamy campus novel dissects a passionate affair between a brainy ingenue and her professor’s magnetic, intellectual, incandescent wife.
“The cold he could stand with multiple layers of underwear, and the darkness he would one day do something about.”
Frederic Morton (5 October, 1924 – 20 April, 2015) was an award winning American writer who was born in Austria. The writer was born as Fritz Mandelbaum in Vienna, Austria. His father was a blacksmith whose specialty was making imperial medals and belt buckles for the Austrian Army. In 1938 Nazi Germany annexed Austria, the author’s father was arrested and sent to Dachau, but fortunately was released. The family fled the Nazis for Britain in 1939, and continued to New York City in 1940. The family faced anti-Semitism in the United States as well, they had to change the last name so Mr. Mandelbaum could join an anti-Semitic labor union to find work. Morton was a trained baker, but also studied literature. In 1962 Mr. Morton returned to Austria to marry Marcia, whom he met while attending college. Morton wrote novels, as well as columns for Esquire, Playboy, Harper’s, and the New York Times. One of his most known works was The Rothchilds (1962) history of the famous banking family. The Rothchilds was a National Book Award finalist and also… the basis for a musical (coincidentally the songs were written by same team that scored Fiddler on the Roof). Morton…
Gwendolyn Brooks (7 June, 1917 – 3 December, 2000) was an award winning American poet. Ms. Brooks would have been 96 years old today.
Award winning author Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002). A scholar as well as an author, Mr. Gould won many awards for his work.