Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 10

1870: Ivan Bunin is born. (Explore: Ivan Bunin, Dark Avenues, The Village)

1906: R. K. Narayan is born. (Explore: The Vendor of Sweets, R. K. Narayan, An Astrologer's Day)

1913: Claude Simon is born. (Explore: The Battle of Pharsalus, The Wind, Claude Simon)

1925: James Clavell is born. (Explore: King Rat, Whirlwind, James Clavell)

1930: Harold Pinter is born. (Explore: The Homecoming, A Kind of Alaska, Harold Pinter)

2002: Imre Kertész receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Explore: Imre Kertész, Fateless, Liquidation)

2005: John Banville receives the Man Booker Prize for The Sea. (Explore: John Banville, Athena, The Book of Evidence)