Anniversaries - August 22, 2019

It is 126 years today since Dorothy Parker was born.

The American novelist, poet and satirist Dorothy Parker was born in West End, Long Branch, New Jersey, but she grew up in Manhattan, which became the centre of her life. Although her maiden name was Rothschild (not the banking family), she used her first husband's name throughout her career. Her parents were wealthy and they sent their daughter to expensive convent schools, which she disliked as...

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It is 71 years today since Peter James was born.

The British author and film producer Peter James was born in Hove and grew up in Brighton, Sussex. His British father, Jack Burnett James was an accountant, his Austrian mother Cornelia something of a celebrity as a glovemaker for the British royal family. The young James was a pupil at the Charterhouse boarding school in Godalming in Sussex, and he went on to study for two years at the...

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Williams, Charles
1909 - 1975

Charles Williams was a ground-breaking author of noir crime fiction. More than two thirds of his books came out as pulp fiction despite good reviews... Further reading

Gogol, Nikolai
1809 - 1852

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol is one of the great Russian authors of the 19th century. He was born in the village of Sorochyntsi , Poltava province,... Further reading

Vigny, Alfred de
1797 - 1863

Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny, was a French author born in the town of Loches near Tours in central France as the son of a veteran of the Seven... Further reading

Tzara, Tristan
1896 - 1963

Tristan Tzara was a French-Romanian poet born in the city of Moinesti, Romania, as Samuel Rosenstock. He began to use the pseudonym Tristan Tzara... Further reading