Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 12

1821: Gustave Flaubert is born. (Explore: Madame Bovary, A Simple Heart, Gustave Flaubert)

1889: Robert Browning dies. (Explore: My Last Duchess, Robert Browning, Porphyria's Lover)

1905: Mulk Raj Anand is born. (Explore: Mulk Raj Anand)

1911: Naguib Mahfouz is born. (Explore: Half a Day, Naguib Mahfouz, Arabian Nights and Days)

1928: Chingiz (Torekulovich) Aitmatov is born. (Explore: The Day Lasts More than a Hundred Years)

1929: John Osborne is born. (Explore: Look Back in Anger, Luther, John Osborne)

1995: Andrew Lytle dies. (Explore: The Long Night, The Velvet Horn, Andrew Lytle)

1999: Joseph Heller dies. (Explore: Catch-22, Closing Time, Joseph Heller)

2002: Dee Brown dies. (Explore: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown, When the Century Was Young)