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January Literary Anniversaries

Bookwitty By Bookwitty Published on December 21, 2016

Births 


Jan 01, 1768 | Maria Edgeworth
Author of Castle Rackrent.


Jan 01, 1949 | Olivia Goldsmith
Author of First Wives Club.


Jan 01, 1924 | E. M. Forster
Author of Howard's End and A Room with a View.


Jan 01, 1919 | J. D. Salinger
Author of The Catcher in the Rye.


Jan 01, 1973 | Bryan Thao Worra
Laotian American poet, short storyist.


Jan 02, 1920 | Isaac Asimov
Author of Foundation and i-Robot.


Jan 03, 106BC | Marcus Tullius Cicero
Roman philosopher, orator, political theorist, and lawyer.


Jan 03, 1892 | J. R. R. Tolkein
Author of The Lord of the Rings.


Jan 04, 1785 | Jacob Grimm
A German philologist and folklorist. One of The Brothers Grimm. 


Jan 04, 1956 | Sarojini Sahoo
Author of Waiting for Manna.


Jan 05, 1932 | Umberto Eco
Author of The Name of the Rose.


Jan 05, 1938 | Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Author of In the House of the Interpreter.


Jan 07, 1891 | Zora Neale Hurston
An American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, and anthropologist. She is best known for her novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God.


Jan 08, 1824 | Wilkie Collins
Author of The Woman in White, and The Moonstone.


Jan 09, 1908 | Simone de Beauvoir
A French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist and social theorist.


Jan 12, 1949 | Haruki Murakami
Author of 1Q84.


Jan 12, 1628 | Charles Perrault
Author of The Mother Goose Tales.


Jan 12, 1952 | Walter Moseley 
A crime fiction author. 


Jan 13, 1926 | Michael Bond
Author of the Paddington Bear series.


Jan 15, 1622 | Moliere
A French playwright.

Jan 17, 1820 | Anne Bronte
Author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


Jan 18, 1882 | A. A. Milne
Author of Winnie the Pooh.


Jan 19, 1921 | Patricia Highsmith
Author of Strangers on a Train.


Jan 19, 1809 | Edgar Allen Poe
Author and poet of The Raven.


Jan 22, 1788 | Lord Byron
Leading Romantic poet.


Jan 22, 1561 | Sir Francis Bacon
English essayist, philosopher, historian.


Jan 23, 1930 | Derek Walcott
West Indies-born, won the 1992 Nobel Prize for Literature.


Jan 24, 1862 | Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning American author.


Jan 25, 1759 | Robert Burns
Scotland's national poet.


Jan 25, 1882 | Virginia Woolf
Author of Mrs. Dalloway.


Jan 27, 1832 | Lewis Carroll
Author of Alice in Wonderland.



Deaths 


Jan 04, 1965 | T. S. Eliot
Author of The Waste Land.


Jan 14, 1898 | Lewis Carroll
Author of Alice in Wonderland.


Jan 30, 1948 | Mahatma Gandhi
Martyrdom of the leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India.


Jan 18, 1936 | Rudyard Kipling
Author of The Jungle Book.


Jan 24, 1933 | Abdul Rahman Mounif
Author of Cities of Salt.


Jan 29, 1860 | Anton Chekhov
Renowned short story writer.


Jan 31, 1956 | A. A. Milne
Author of Winnie the Pooh.



Book Anniversaries


Jan 28, 1813 | Pride and Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen was published.


Jan 29, 1845 | The Raven
The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe was published.

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