Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 11

1916: Camilo José Cela is born. (Explore: The Family of Pascual Duarte, The Hive, Camilo José Cela)

1930: Stanley L. Elkin is born. (Explore: A Bad Man, Stanley Elkin, A Poetics for Bullies)

1930: Edward Brathwaite is born. (Explore: Edward Kamau Brathwaite, X/Self, Roots, Edward Brathwaite)

1940: Victor E. Villasenor is born. (Explore: Macho!, Victor Villaseñor, Rain of Gold)

1942: Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner is published. (Explore: Go Down, Moses, William Faulkner)

1943: Michael Palmer is born. (Explore: Miracle Cure, The Patient)

2001: Douglas Adams dies. (Explore: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency/The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul)