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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

Jean de la Fontaine born Map of Ch%E2teau-Thierry France
Novelist PD James dies at 94   Mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story died Thursday at her home   French author wins Nobel prize  Historical author Patrick Modiano whose work has often focused on the Nazi occupation of France, has won the Nobel Prize for literature Author Maya Angelou dies aged 86   Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86. Angelou is best-known for her 1969 memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies Map of Mexico City Mexico  Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87, his family says Doris Lessing, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies aged 94   Her best-known works include The Golden Notebook, Memoirs of a Survivor and The Summer Before the Dark Canadian wins Nobel in literature Spy novelist Tom Clancy dies aged 66 Poet Seamus Heaney dies aged 74 Elmore Leonard, crime novelist, dies aged 87 I Am Legend author Matheson dies To Kill A Mockingbird author sues Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies   Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died at the age of 82 after a brief illness. The writer and academic wrote more than 20 works   Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel   The Swedish Academy praised his work which 'with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary' US author Gore Vidal dies aged 86 Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'has dementia' Hollywood writer Nora Ephron dies  Screenwriter and director Nora Ephron, who penned such films as When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle, has died at the age of 71 Author Ray Bradbury dies, aged 91 Writer Christopher Hitchens dies   Swedish poet wins Nobel Literature prize  Tomas Transtromer won the Nobel Prize in literature. He beat out bookies' favorites Bob Dylan and Haruki Murakami Amazon row over paedophile book   Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Prize in literature  Mario Vargas Llosa says he is surprised and 'very grateful' Best-selling author McCourt dies Novelist Updike dies of cancer   Renowned novelist John Updike has died at the age of 76. He had been suffering from lung cancer Playwright Harold Pinter dies   Nobel Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose works displayed a despair about the human condition, has died at 78 Author Le Clezio wins Nobel prize Fans receive final Potter book   The seventh book in the series went on sale across the world. JK Rowling read excerpts to 500 devotees at Natural History Museum Murdoch cancels OJ Simpson plans Harry Potter author richer than Queen Harry Potter premiere II Harry Potter sets box office record  The adventure of the boy wizard grossed $31.3 million in its debut, the highest single-day take ever Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere born


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
Oct.2   Baltimore
Aug.30   Ireland
Aug.20   Detroit
Jun.25   Los Angeles
May.3   Alabama
Mar.22   Nigeria


year 2012 Top ^

Oct.11   Sweden
Jul.31   Los Angeles
Jul.6   Colombia
Jun.26   Seattle
Jun.6   Los Angeles


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.15   Houston
Oct.6   Sweden


year 2010 Top ^

Nov.10   Seattle
Oct.7   Sweden


year 2009 Top ^

Jul.19   New York
Jan.27   New England


year 2008 Top ^

Dec.25   London
Oct.9   France


year 2007 Top ^

Jul.20   London


year 2006 Top ^

Nov.20   USA


year 2003 Top ^

Apr.26   England


year 2002 Top ^

Nov.3   England


year 2001 Top ^

Nov.17   USA
Dec. 14, 1621   Paris
  A French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature
Jun. 6, 1621   France
  The most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables
Mar. 20, 1616   England
  He died within a month of signing his will, a document which he begins by describing himself as being in 'perfect health'.    An English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greates...
Mar. 20, 1616   Madrid Cervantes died
  His major work, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel, regarded amongst the best works of fiction ever written
Feb. 19, 1553   Paris Francois Rabelais dies
  A major French Renaissance writer, doctor, humanist, monk and Greek scholar. A writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, bawdy jokes and songs
Jul. 16, 1524   France Pierre de Ronsard born Map of Couture-sur-Loir France  Pierre de Ronsard (11 September 1524 27 December 1585) was a French poet and 'prince of poets' (as his own generation in France called him) Dec. 28, 1340   Rome Petrarch crowned Poet on the Capitol Map of Capitoline Hill Rome Italy  He emerged as a European celebrity and became the first poet laureate since antiquity and was crowned on the holy grounds of Rome's Capitol Jun. 1, 1321   Northern Italy Dante Alighieri died Map of Ravenna Italy  His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature Apr. 1, 1304   Northern Italy Francesco Petrarch born Map of Arezzo Italy  An Italian scholar and poet. His rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance


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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
United Kingdom

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