Monthly Archives: October 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of October 25 – 31

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday October 25 Geoffrey Chaucer (b. 1342 or 1343) British writer – The Canterbury Tales Excerpt from Troilus and Cressida “When that the cock, commune astrologer, Gan on his breast to beat, and after … Continue reading

Posted in famous birthdays | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Literary Birthdays – Week of October 18 – 24

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday October 18 Thomas Love Peacock (b. 1785) – U.K. novelist, satirist – Nightmare Abbey (1818) Read the Authors Calendar biography of Thomas Love Peacock: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/peacock.htm Excerpt from Nightmare Abbey Chapter VII A NEW … Continue reading

Posted in famous birthdays | Leave a comment

Literary Birthdays – Week of October 11 – 17

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday October 11 Elmore Leonard (b. 1925) – U.S. novelist – Get Shorty (1991) Watch Elmore Leonard talk about his writing in this excellent interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9QbTQpiDsM ————————- Monday October 12 Ding Ling (Jiǎng Bīngzhī … Continue reading

Posted in authors, books, famous birthdays, literature, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Literary Birthdays – Week of October 4 – 10

Tweet us today with author birthdays! Sunday October 4 Anne Rice (b. 1941) – U.S. novelist – Interview with the Vampire (1976) Excerpt from Interview with the Vampire “No,” said the vampire abruptly. “We can’t begin that way. Is your … Continue reading

Posted in famous birthdays | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment