Anniversaries - April 19, 2019

It is 150 years today since Melville Davisson Post was born.

Melville Davisson Post was an American lawyer, politician, author and remembered as the first great American crime writer to appear after Edgar Allan Poe. Post may even be unique in the sense that he through his books were able to influence the law as he devised plots that exposed weaknesses in current legislation, which led to discussions that in turn resulted in amendments.
Post came from a...

Further reading

Sample of translated articles

Gordimer, Nadine
1923 - 2014

South-African novelist born in Springs, now in the province of Gauteng, (part of what was formerly the Transvaal), not far from Johannesburg. Her... Further reading

Söderberg, Hjalmar
1869 - 1941

The Swedish author Hjalmar Söderberg was born in Stockholm. His father was a clerk at Kammarkollegium (a government office) and his mother had been ... Further reading

Day Lewis, Cecil
1904 - 1972

Irish poet, publisher and professor, and a British citizen from 1948. Cecil Day Lewis is one of the most prominent names in English-language poetry... Further reading

Reilly, Helen
1891 - 1962

Critics often regard Helen Reilly as one of the most important female American crime writers of the 1930s. One reason for this distinction is that... Further reading