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  • It is 94 years today since John Ashbery was born.

    The poet, art critic, translator and essayist John Lawrence Ashbery was born in Rochester, New York, and grew up on a farm near Lake Ontario. His brother died as a child. This event came to have a major impact on Ashbery's childhood since he was plagued by guilt on account of having been very mean to his brother. He attended Deerfield Academy, a boys' school where he began to write poetry and to...

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  • It is 112 years today since Malcolm Lowry was born.

    Clarence Malcolm Lowry was born on July 28, 1909, in the coastal town of Liscard near Liverpool. His father was a well-healed businessman who had made his fortune in cotton. Because his mother was often sick and mostly absent during Malcolm's early years, he was looked after by a succession of nannies.
    Contrary to his three older brothers, he showed no interest in his father's business. He soon...

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Författarporträtt av Naumann, Cilla

Naumann, Cilla
1960 -

Cilla Naumann was born in Stockholm. During a period of her life she lived with her family in South-East Scania, but she later returned to settle in... Further reading

Porträttbild av Don DeLillo

DeLillo, Don
1936 -

Donald Richard "Don" DeLillo is an American author born in New York City. He grew up in a Catholic working-class family in Fordham, the Bronx. His... Further reading

Författarporträtt av Bardin, John Franklin

Bardin, John Franklin
1916 - 1981

John Franklin Bardin was an author and journalist born in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was a wealthy merchant and Bardin had a sheltered upbringing... Further reading

Författarporträtt av Fleming, Ian

Fleming, Ian
1908 - 1964

Ian Lancaster Fleming was an English author and journalist born in London. He created James Bond, code name 007 – one of the most famous fictional s... Further reading