Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 13

1832: Horatio Alger, Jr. is born

1898: Emile Zola publishes his controversial letter "J’Accuse" in a French newspaper, in defense of Captain Alfred Dreyfus. (Explore: Émile Zola)

1901: A. B. Guthrie Jr. is born

1940: Edmund White is born. (Explore: Edmund White, A Boy's Own Story, Skinned Alive)

1941: James Joyce dies. (Explore: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, James Joyce)

1951: Frank Peretti is born. (Explore: Monster, This Present Darkness)

1955: Jay McInerney is born. (Explore: Bright Lights, Big City, Jay McInerney)

1989: Sterling Brown dies. (Explore: The Poetry of Brown, Sterling Brown, The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown)