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1. 2014-11-27 Novelist PD James dies at 94 Oxford, England
C. 2014-10-09 French author wins Nobel prize France
3. 2014-05-28 Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86
2014-04-17 Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
F. 2013-11-17 Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94 England
G. 2013-10-10 Canadian wins Nobel in literature Sweden
H. 2013-10-02 Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66 Baltimore
I. 2013-08-30 Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 Dublin, Ireland
J. 2013-08-20 Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87 Detroit

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2014
05/28 Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86
11/27 Novelist PD James dies at 94
2013
10/02 Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66
08/20 Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87
06/25 I Am Legend author Matheson dies
05/03 To Kill A Mockingbird author sues
11/17 Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94
2012
07/31 US author Gore Vidal dies aged 86
06/26 Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies
06/06 Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91
United Kingdom
2012 2012
United Kingdom
2011
12/15 Writer Christopher Hitchens dies
United Kingdom
2011 2011
United Kingdom
2010
11/10 Amazon row over paedophile book
United Kingdom
2010 2010
United Kingdom
2009
07/19 Best-selling author McCourt dies
01/27 Novelist Updike dies of cancer
United Kingdom
2009 2009
United Kingdom
2008
USA
2008 2008
USA
12/25 Playwright Harold Pinter dies
2007
USA
2007 2007
USA
07/20 Fans receive final Potter book
2006
11/20 Murdoch cancels OJ Simpson plans
United Kingdom
2006 2006
United Kingdom
2003
USA
2003 2003
USA
04/26 Harry Potter author richer than Queen
2002
USA
2002 2002
USA
11/03 Harry Potter premiere II
2001
11/17 Harry Potter sets box office record
United Kingdom
2001 2001
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Novelist PD James dies at 94 French author wins Nobel prize Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86 Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94 Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies Swedish poet wins Nobel Literature prize Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature Novelist Updike dies of cancer Playwright Harold Pinter dies Fans receive final Potter book Harry Potter sets box office record James Joyce born Map of Rathgar Ireland


year 2014 Top ^

Nov.27   England
Oct.9   France
May.28   North Carolina
Apr.17   Mexico


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.17   England
Oct.10  Sweden  Canadian wins Nobel in literature
Oct.2  Baltimore  Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66
Aug.30  Ireland  Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74
Aug.20  Detroit  Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87
Jun.25  Los Angeles  I Am Legend author Matheson dies
May.3  Alabama  To Kill A Mockingbird author sues
Mar.22   Nigeria


year 2012 Top ^

Oct.11   Sweden
Jul.31  Los Angeles  US author Gore Vidal dies aged 86
Jul.6  Colombia  Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'has dementia'
Jun.26   Seattle
Jun.6  Los Angeles  Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.15  Houston  Writer Christopher Hitchens dies
Oct.6   Sweden


year 2010 Top ^

Nov.10  Seattle  Amazon row over paedophile book
Oct.7   Sweden


year 2009 Top ^

Jul.19  New York  Best-selling author McCourt dies
Jan.27   New England


year 2008 Top ^

Dec.25   London
Oct.9  France  Author Le Clezio wins Nobel prize


year 2007 Top ^

Jul.20   London


year 2006 Top ^

Nov.20  USA  Murdoch cancels OJ Simpson plans


year 2003 Top ^

Apr.26  England  Harry Potter author richer than Queen


year 2002 Top ^

Nov.3  England  Harry Potter premiere II


year 2001 Top ^

Nov.17   USA
Feb. 2, 1882   Ireland
  James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde
Jun. 1, 1878   England
  An English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967
Mar. 26, 1874   San Francisco Bay Area   Robert Frost born
  An American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America
Jun. 9, 1870   England Charles Dickens died
Map of Higham Kent United Kingdom
  An English writer and social critic. He created some of the best-known characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era
Jun. 13, 1865   Ireland   William Butler Yeats born Map of Sandymount Ireland
  An Irish poet was a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms
Dec. 30, 1865   Mumbai Rudyard Kipling born  An English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children Mar. 26, 1859   England   A.E. Houseman born Map of Bromsgrove United Kingdom  An English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. Lyrical and almost epigrammatic in form Jul. 26, 1856   Ireland George Bernard Shaw born Map of Dublin Ireland  An Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. His main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays Dec. 9, 1854   London Publication of Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade  A narrative poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson about the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War Aug. 5, 1850   France Guy de Maupassant born Map of Tourville-sur-Arques France  A popular French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. Nov. 13, 1850   Scotland Robert Louis Stevenson born Map of 8 Howard Place Edinburgh United Kingdom  A Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped Mar. 22, 1832   Eastern Germany Johann Wolfgang Goethe died   A German writer and statesman. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose Nov. 29, 1832   Philadelphia Louisa May Alcott born   An American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys Mar. 20, 1828   Norway Henrik Ibsen born   A major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet Dec. 12, 1821   France Gustav Flaubert born   An influential French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known for Madame Bovary Aug. 20, 1818   Northern England Emily Bronte born   An English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature Feb. 7, 1812   England Charles Dickens born   An English writer and social critic. He created some of the best-known fictional characters and is the greatest novelist of the Victorian era Jul. 5, 1804   Paris George Sand born  Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin was a French novelist and memoirist, known for her much publicized romantic affairs with a number of artists Feb. 26, 1802   France Victor Hugo born   A French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers Apr. 24, 1800   Washington Library of Congress founded   The research library that officially serves the United States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States Aug. 12, 1774   England Robert Southey born   An English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called 'Lake Poets', and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843 Apr. 7, 1770   Northern England William Wordsworth born   A major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age with their Lyrical Ballads May. 16, 1763   London James Boswell meets Samuel Johnson  It was during his second spell there that Boswell wrote his London Journal and, on 16 May 1763, met Johnson for the first time Jan. 25, 1759   Scotland Robert Burns born Oct. 30, 1751   Ireland Richard Sheridan born Sep. 18, 1709   England Dr. Samuel Johnson born Apr. 26, 1699   France Jean Racine dies Jan. 15, 1622   Paris Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere born Jul. 8, 1621   France Jean de la Fontaine born Apr. 23, 1616   England William Shakespeare died Apr. 23, 1616   Madrid Cervantes died Apr. 9, 1553   Paris Francois Rabelais dies Sep. 11, 1524   France Pierre de Ronsard born Apr. 8, 1341   Rome Petrarch crowned Poet on the Capitol Sep. 14, 1321   Northern Italy Dante Alighieri died Jul. 20, 1304   Northern Italy Francesco Petrarch born