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Birthday for July 26: George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, a playwright and critic, was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. Shaw preferred to be known only as Bernard Shaw, and held both British and Irish citizenship. He moved to London in the 1870s and soon … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 21: Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, a writer, was born on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. The second of four children, Hemingway grew up playing sports, performing in his school’s orchestra, and graduated to become a journalist for a short while at … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 14: Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, a singer-songwriter, poet, and artist, was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14th, 1912. One of the most prominent members of the American folk music scene, Guthrie learned to play blues and folk songs from friends of his … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 3: Francis Steegmuller

Francis Steegmuller, a writer, biographer, and scholar of the works of Gustave Flaubert, was born on July 3, 1906 in New Haven, Connecticut. Steegmuller was educated at Columbia University and was particularly prolific on the subjects of French authors and … Continue reading

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Birthday for July 3: Elizabeth Coles Taylor

Elizabeth Coles Taylor, a novelist, was born in England on July 3, 1912. She worked as a librarian and governess before she published her first novel in 1945, At Mrs. Lippincote’s.  Taylor wrote several novels, various short stories, and even a … Continue reading

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Birthday for November 10: Neil Gaiman

Today is the 55th birthday of English author Neil Gaiman, best known for the comic book series The Sandman, and for his books Coraline and American Gods. Neil was born on November 10, 1960, and grew up in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. … Continue reading

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Birthday for October 27: Sylvia Plath

Today, October 27, marks the birthday of Sylvia Plath, the author and poet. Born in Boston in 1932, Plath is known for writing confessional poetry and her autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, which chronicles her experiences working as a guest editor … Continue reading

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