It is 125 years today since C.S. Lewis was born.
The British author C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis was born in Belfast. His father was a solicitor. Lewis read philosophy, literature and English at Oxford until 1917, when he served in WWI and was wounded by a British shell near Lilliers in France in April 1918. He taught English literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, between 1925 and 1954 when he accepted the chair of Mediaeval and Renaissance...
It is 66 years today since Jean-Philippe Toussaint was born.
Belgian author and filmer, born in Brussels. He spent a large part of his youth in Paris, where he eventually also came to study political science and contemporary history. In 1982-84 he lived in Algeria, teaching French. It was also here that he began writing what would become his debut novel, The Bathroom (1985, La salle de bain). Jean-Philippe Toussaint has periodically also lived on Corsica,...
Sample of Authors
1930 - 2012
The British author Barry Unsworth was born to a family of miners in County Durham, northeast England. They moved away from...Further reading
1894 - 1963
The British novelist, essayist, short story writer and critic Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming in Surrey. He belonged to...Further reading
American author from a Jewish family, born in Newark, New Jersey. His parents, Queenie and Samuel Auster, came from Poland....Further reading