Novelists in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 618


Person of interestEdith Wharton

1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1862-02-17 Mori Ōgai, Japanese novelist and poet (d. 1922)
  • 1862-05-15 Arthur Schnitzler, Austrian playwright/novelist (La Ronde)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-02-17 Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1863-11-21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), born in Bodmin, Cornwall (d. 1944)
  • 1864-10-17 Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
  • 1865-07-16 George A. Birmingham, Irish clergyman and novelist, born in Belfast (d. 1950)
  • 1866-09-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, born in Besançon, Doubs, France (d. 1947)
  • 1866-09-10 Jeppe Aakjær, Danish poet and novelist (Bondens Søn), born in Fly, Jutland (d. 1930)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, English novelist (Anna of the Five Towns), born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1931)
  • 1867-07-24 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)
  • 1868-04-21 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Common lot), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1938)
  • 1868-05-06 Władysław Reymont, Polish novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924), born in Kobiele Wielkie, Petrokov Governorate, Congress Poland (d. 1925)
  • 1868-07-28 Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
  • 1869-03-14 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), born in Shooter's Hill, Kent, England (d. 1951)
  • 1869-07-14 Owen Wister, American novelist (Virginian)
  • 1869-07-29 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (17, Magnificent Ambersons)
  • 1869-08-23 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), born in Garnett, Kansas (d. 1950)
  • 1870-01-03 Henry Handel Richardson [Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson], Australian novelist (Richard Mahoney), born in East Melbourne, Australia (d. 1946)
  • 1870-07-08 Marie C of Zeggelen, Dutch novelist (Koloniaaltje)
  • 1870-10-10 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, born in Hobart, Tasmania (d. 1935)
  • 1870-10-22 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933), born in Voronezh, Russian Empire (d. 1953)
  • 1870-12-10 Pierre Louÿs, French novelist and poet (Aphrodite, Woman & Puppet), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1925)
  • 1871-03-27 Heinrich Mann, German novelist and essayist (Professor Unrat); brother of Thomas, born in Lübeck (d. 1950)
  • 1871-07-10 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and novelist (Remembrance of Things Past), born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • 1871-08-27 Theodore Dreiser, American novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1945)

Person of interestStephen Crane

1871-11-01 Stephen Crane, American novelist (Red Badge of Courage), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1900)

Novelist Stephen Crane
Novelist
Stephen Crane
  • 1872-01-31 Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)

Person of interestPaul Laurence Dunbar

1872-06-27 Paul Laurence Dunbar, American poet and novelist (Oak & Ivory), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1906)

  • 1872-12-21 Albert Payson Terhune, American novelist (Lad, a Dog), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1942)
  • 1873-01-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
  • 1873-01-20 Johannes V Jensen, Danish novelist/poet (Energy Storage, Nobel 1944)

Person of interestColette

1873-01-28 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist and performer (Gigi), born in Paris, France

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1873-02-11 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)
  • 1873-03-10 Jakob Wassermann, German novelist (My Life as German & Jew)
  • 1873-04-22 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)
  • 1873-05-17 Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), born in Abington, Berkshire (d. 1957)
  • 1873-05-17 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le Feu), born in Asnieres, France (d. 1935)
  • 1873-12-17 Ford Madox Ford, English novelist/editor (Inheritors)
  • 1874-01-25 W. Somerset Maugham, British novelist & poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • 1874-03-22 Ellen Glasgow, American novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1942), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1945)
  • 1874-08-26 Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

1875-04-01 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, born in Greenwich, England (d. 1932)

  • 1875-04-15 Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker, Dutch playwright and novelist (Poverty), born in Amsterdam (d. 1966)

Person of interestThomas Mann

1875-06-06 Thomas Mann, German novelist (Magic Mountain-Nobel 1929), born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1955)

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • 1875-12-04 Rainer Maria Rilke, Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist (Ana, The City, Duino Elegies), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)
  • 1875-12-20 T. F. Powys, British novelist & short-story writer (Captain Patch, Goat Green), born in Shirley, Derbyshire
  • 1876-04-17 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), born in Rusholme, Manchester (d. 1952)
  • 1876-04-25 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • 1876-09-15 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (Devdas), born in Debanandapur, Hooghly district, Bengal Presidency, India (d. 1938)
  • 1876-12-22 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1944)

Person of interestHermann Hesse

1877-07-02 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), born in Calw, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1962)

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1877-08-27 Lloyd C. Douglas, American novelist (The Big Fisherman), born in Columbia City, Indiana (d. 1951)

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1879-01-01 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Howards End, Passage to India), born in Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1970)

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1879-02-17 Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American novelist (Book-of-Month-Club)
  • 1879-02-22 Norman Lindsay, Australian artist and novelist (The Magic Pudding), born in Creswick Victoria (d. 1969) [1]
  • 1879-04-14 James Branch Cabell, American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1958)
  • 1880-02-20 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French aristocrat and novelist (d. 1923)
  • 1880-08-23 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), born in Vyatka, Kirov Oblast, Russia (d. 1932)
  • 1880-10-12 Louis Hémon, French novelist (Maria Chapdelaine), born in Brest, France (d. 1913)
  • 1880-11-01 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), born in Kutno, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1880-11-06 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)
  • 1881-03-23 Roger Martin du Guard, French novelist (Les Thibault-Nobel 1937)
  • 1881-08-29 Valery-Nicolas Larbaud, French novelist and translator (Enfantines), born in Vichy, France (d. 1957)
  • 1881-10-30 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (The Time of Man), born in Perryville, Kentucky (d. 1941)
  • 1881-12-08 Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), born in Columcille, County Longford, Ireland (d. 1972)

Person of interestJames Joyce

1882-02-02 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882-05-20 Sigrid Undset, Norwegian novelist (Kristin Lavransdatter, Nobel 1928)
  • 1882-07-18 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • 1883-02-20 Shiga Naoya, Japan, novelist (Road Through Dark Night)
  • 1883-09-17 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Bernes, British composer and novelist, born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • 1883-12-04 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), born in Levuka, Fiji (d. 1969)
  • 1884-02-01 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1884-03-13 Hugh S. Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), born in Auckland, New Zealand (d. 1941)
  • 1884-06-05 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), born in Pinner, Middlesex, England (d. 1969)
  • 1884-08-12 Frank Arthur Swinnerton, English novelist (Summer Storm, Sanctuary)
  • 1884-10-25 Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1963)
  • 1885-02-24 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885-07-21 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1970)
  • 1885-08-26 Jules Romains, French novelist/playwright/poet (Men of Good Will)
  • 1885-08-31 DuBose Heyward, American novelist (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1940)
  • 1885-10-11 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1970)
  • 1886-01-17 Ronald Firbank, British novelist (The Flower Beneath the Foot), born in London, England (d. 1926)
  • 1886-10-03 Henri Alain-Fournier, French novelist (Le Grand Meaulnes), born in La Chapelle-d'Angillon, Cher, France (d. 1914)
  • 1886-11-01 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)
  • 1887-10-06 MartinLuis Guzman, Mexican novelist (Eagle & the Serpent)
  • 1888-02-20 Georges Bernanos, French novelist (Diary of a Country Priest)
  • 1888-02-21 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright, born in Sisson, California (d. 1981)
  • 1888-07-17 Shmuel Agnon, Israel, novelist (Day Before Yesterday-Nobel 1966)
  • 1888-09-28 Herman McNeile, soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), born in Cornwall, England
  • 1889-01-30 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, born in Varanasi, India (d. 1937)
  • 1889-02-10 Howard Spring, British author/novelist/writer/critic (O Absalom)
  • 1889-02-19 Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombian poet and novelist (Vortex)
  • 1889-09-25 G. D. H. Cole, English political theorist and socialist, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1959)
  • 1889-10-18 Fannie Hurst, novelist (Anatomy of Me)
  • 1889-10-27 Enid Bagnold, British novelist (Chalk Garden, 1956 Award of Merit), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1981)
  • 1889-11-26 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 394

  • 1933-01-21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • 1933-09-24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1935-08-30 Henri Barbusse, French novelist (Le feu), dies at 62
  • 1935-11-23 Louise Mack, Australian poet and novelist, dies at 65
  • 1935-12-25 Paul Bourget, French novelist and critic, dies at 83
  • 1937-01-14 Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist, dies at 47
  • 1937-02-01 Marguerite Audoux, French novelist, dies at 73
  • 1937-06-19 J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (Peter Pan), dies at 77
  • 1937-08-14 Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
  • 1938-01-16 Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Indian Bengali novelist (Devdas), dies at 61

Person of interestThomas Wolfe

1938-09-15 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), dies of tuberculosis.at 37

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1938-12-23 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Chimes), dies at 70
  • 1939-09-07 Kyoka Izumi, Japanese novelist (b. 1873)
  • 1940-02-29 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, dies at 72
  • 1940-03-04 Hamlin Garland, American writer (Middle Border), dies at 79
  • 1940-05-20 Verner von Heidenstam, Swedish poet and novelist (Charles Men, Nobel 1916), dies at 80
  • 1940-06-16 DuBose Heyward, American novelist (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
  • 1940-11-22 Wacław Rawicz [Berent], Polish biologist and writer, dies at 67

Person of interestJames Joyce

1941-01-13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1941-03-13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (The Time of Man), dies at 54
  • 1941-06-01 Hugh S Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), dies at 57
  • 1941-11-06 Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1943-12-02 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet, dramatist and novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • 1944-05-12 Arthur Quiller-Couch, Cornish novelist and editor (The Oxford Book Of English Verse 1250–1900), dies at 80
  • 1944-05-16 George Ade, American playwright, writer and humorist (Counsel Widow, Fables in Slang), dies at 78
  • 1944-12-02 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), dies of cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1945-06-07 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1945-08-26 Franz Werfel, Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet (Mirror Man, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh), dies at 54
  • 1945-11-21 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), dies at 72
  • 1945-12-28 Theodore Dreiser, American novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74
  • 1946-05-19 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1947-03-12 "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
  • 1947-11-17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • 1947-12-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist, dies at 81
  • 1948-03-06 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (Raintree County), dies at 33
  • 1950-02-02 George A. Birmingham, Irish clergyman and novelist, dies at 84
  • 1950-03-05 Edgar Lee Masters, American poet and novelist (Spoon River Anthology), dies at 81
  • 1951-02-13 Lloyd C. Douglas, American novelist (The Big Fisherman), dies at 73
  • 1951-05-30 Hermann Broch, Austrian novelist (Sleepwalkers, Bewitchment), dies at 64
  • 1951-12-10 Algernon Blackwood, English novelist (The Willows), dies at 82
  • 1952-02-09 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • 1952-03-01 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist, dies at 79
  • 1952-09-22 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), dies at 76
  • 1953-11-08 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet and novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933, dies at 83
  • 1954-04-25 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies

Person of interestColette

1954-08-03 Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette
  • 1957-06-17 Dorothy M. Richardson, English novelist (Pilgrimage), dies at 84
  • 1957-07-10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77
  • 1957-12-17 Dorothy L. Sayers, English novelist (The Nine Tailors), dies at 66
  • 1958-05-05 James Branch Cabell, American novelist and essayist (Restless Heads), dies at 79
  • 1958-08-22 Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist (Nobel Prize for Literature 1937), dies at 77
  • 1960-01-02 Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer & novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1960-05-30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-12-29 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), dies at 98
  • 1962-01-24 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1962-06-02 Vita Sackville-West, English novelist, poet (The Land) and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • 1962-07-27 Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies

Person of interestHermann Hesse

1962-08-09 Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss novelist and poet (Steppenwolf, Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • 1962-09-07 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • 1962-11-14 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), dies at 80

Person of interestSylvia Plath

1963-02-11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1963-08-02 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, dies at 61

Person of interestT. H. White

1964-01-17 T. H. White, English novelist (England Have My Bones) and author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • 1964-03-30 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72
  • 1965-03-28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • 1966-04-01 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • 1966-04-02 C. S. Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • 1966-04-25 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • 1966-10-30 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (Leonís), dies at 60

Person of interestElmer Rice

1967-05-08 Elmer Rice, American playwright (Pulitzer-Street Scene) and novelist, dies at 74

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • 1967-07-31 Margaret Kennedy, English novelist (The Constant Nymph), dies at 71
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, dies at 65
  • 1968-08-12 Esther Forbes, American novelist (Johnny Tremain), dies at 76
  • 1969-08-27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), dies at 85
  • 1969-10-02 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • 1970-02-17 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish writer (Nobel Prize for Literature 1966), dies at 81

Person of interestE. M. Forster

1970-06-07 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • 1970-07-03 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • 1970-07-22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • 1970-09-01 Francois Mauriac, French novelist, poet and playwright (Nobel 1952), dies at 84
  • 1970-09-25 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front), dies at 72
  • 1972-01-12 Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), dies at 90
  • 1972-01-17 Betty Smith, American novelist (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn), dies at 75
  • 1972-04-16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist (Thousand Cranes) and Nobel laureate (1968), dies at 72
  • 1972-08-14 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
  • 1972-09-21 Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), dies at 76
  • 1973-02-22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Cat Jumps), dies at 73
  • 1974-04-18 Marcel Pagnol, French novelist & filmmaker (Topaz), dies at 79

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

1974-06-09 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • 1974-10-02 Ina Seidel, German poet and novelist, dies at 89
  • 1974-11-07 Eric Linklater, British novelist and poet (Blue Swallows), dies at 75
  • 1975-03-13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • 1975-07-04 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71
  • 1976-03-19 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (Backbiters, Napoleon), dies at 86
  • 1976-08-09 Jose Lezama Lima, Cuban poet/novelist, dies at 65

Person of interestAndré Malraux

1976-11-23 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), dies at 75

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1977-03-15 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist, political activist and editor, dies at 47
  • 1977-05-09 James Jones, American novelist (Bad Blood, From Here to Eternity), dies at 55

Person of interestVladimir Nabokov

1977-07-02 Vladimir Nabokov, Russian-American novelist (Lolita, Ada), dies at 78

  • 1978-02-11 Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist and poet (Trade Wind-Nobel 1974), dies at 73

Famous Novelists