Writer best known for "The Butcher's Wife".
1904 - 1972
Irish born poet and father of popular actor Daniel
Alfred Gerald Caplin
1909 - 1979
US cartoonist, originator of "Li'l Abner" strip.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
Born: 27 January 1832
Died: 14 July 1898 (bronchitis)
Writer of famous works such as "Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass".
Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski
Born: 1857 (Poland)
Lived and worked in England.
Edward Alexander Crowley
Born: 12 October 1875
Leamington Spa, England
Died: 2 December 1947
Writer of philosophical and occult writings that form
the backbone of the contemporary movement called "magick". Best
knows as icon of contemporary occultists. Referring to himself as
"The Great Beast", and "The Wickedest Man Alive".
Mary Ann (or Marion) Evans
Born: 22 November 1819
Died: 22 December 1880
Writer. George Eliot was the pen name of the writer
Mary Ann Evans, one of Victorian England's leading novelists.
||James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
Born: 17 October 1948
South Carolina, USA
Died: 16 September 2007
Writer of fantasy novels, best known for "The Wheel of Time" series.
|John Le Carre
David John Moore Cornwell
Born: 19 October 1931
Author of "Call for the Dead", "The Spy Who Came in
from the Cold", (the film starred Richard Burton), "The Little
Drummer Girl", "The Russia House".
Stanley Martin Lieber
Born: 28 December 1922
New York City, USA
Co-creator of Spiderman, The Hulk, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Ironman, Thor.
Born: 14 November 1907
Author of Pippi Longstocking.
Terence Allan Milligan
Born: 16 April 1918
Died: 27 February 2002
Born: 15 January 1622
Died: 17 February 1673
Eric Arthur Blair
Born: 25 June 1903
Died: 21 January 1950
Author of "Animal Farm" a modern beast-fable
and "1984", a novel setting forth his fears of an intrusively
bureaucratised state of the future.
Joint pseudonym of the American crime novelists whose
names are usually given as Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee,
originally Daniel Nathan and Manford Lepofsky.
American detective fiction writers hide behind this
Born: 31 July 1965
Yate, South Gloucestershire, England
Born: Stratford-upon-Avon, England
It is likely we will never know the true identity or
identities of the person or persons whose work is collectivity
attributed to the name "William Shakespeare". The true identity of
the author(s) of over 30 plays and 200 poems has remained a point
of debate for the last 200 years.
Born: 27 February 1913
Nevile Shute Norway
Writer of "On the Beach", filmed starring Ava Gardner, and "A Town Like
Alice" which has been filmed twice, the first time with Peter Finch.
Well known European painter and poet.
Born: 8 November 1847
Died: 20 April 1912
Writer. Best known work - Dracula.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Born: 30 November 1835
Died: 21 April 1910
Author and Humourist. One of the all-time great
American authors of such classics as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
and "Huckleberry Finn".
Francois Marie Arouet
Born: 1694 (Paris, France)
Writer. Most famous for the novel Candide (1759).
Cicily Isabel Fairfield
Died: 15 March 1983
Writer, Critic, novelist and literary celebrity. Had
famous love affairs with Charlie Chaplin and HG Wells.
Thomas Lanier Williams
Born: 26 March 1911
Died: 24 February 1983
One of America's greatest playwrights. Famous for
works such as "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof",
and "Night of the Iguana".