James Joyce Born on This Day

James Joyce Born on This Day

Born in Dublin, Ireland on February 2, 1882, James Joyce was an Irish novelist and short story writer. He was a highly influential author known for his use of modern literary methods. He attended University College Dublin.   His great works include Dubliners (1914), A...
Lewis Carroll Born on This Day

Lewis Carroll Born on This Day

Born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, London, (United Kingdom), Lewis Carroll was actually the pen name for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson – a mathematician and gifted writer renowned for his word play and whimsical writings, including the ever-popular Alice’s...
Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!

Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf!

Born on January 25, 1882 in Kensington, London, (United Kingdom), Virginia Woolf was a novelist and essayist recognized for her keen intellect and modernist style.   Her classic literary works are widely read today and include The Voyage Out (1915), Night and Day...
Jane Austen Born December 16, 1775

Jane Austen Born December 16, 1775

Born on December 16, 1775 in Stevenson, Hampshire, England, Jane Austen was the youngest of seven children. Her English novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility, are beloved classics and still wildly popular today.   Austen had...
Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!

Born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson was a gifted and prolific American poet and writer. During her early life, she attended Amherst Academy and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. She later lived largely secluded from the outside world.  ...
Celebrating Mark Twain’s Birthday!

Celebrating Mark Twain’s Birthday!

Born November 30,1835 in Florida, Missouri, Mark Twain, a pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is one of America’s most celebrated authors and contributors to classic books, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  ...
Happy Birthday Fyodor Dostoyevsky!

Happy Birthday Fyodor Dostoyevsky!

Born November 11,1821 in Moscow, Russia, Fyodor Dostoyevsky was the son of a retired military surgeon. He wrote several influential classic novels, including Crime and Punishment, The Possessed, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov. Many of his works explored religion...
Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

Happy Birthday Mary Shelley!

Born on August 30, 1797 in London, England, Mary Wollestonecraft Shelley is best known for her gothic novel, Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus in 1818.   Frankenstein was published anonymously when Shelley was just 20 years old – displaying her immensely...