Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 13

1904: Earle Birney is born. (Explore: Vancouver Lights, Earle Birney, Bushed, What are the themes found the poem "David." Give quotations and explanations...)

1907: Daphne Du Maurier is born. (Explore: Rebecca, The Birds, Daphne du Maurier)

1913: William Inge is born. (Explore: Come Back, Little Sheba, Picnic, Bus Stop, William Inge)

1926: Fidel Castro is born. (Explore: Fidel Castro, Who is Fidel Castro?)

1937: Roch Carrier is born. (Explore: Roch Carrier)

1944: Armistead Maupin is born. (Explore: Armistead Maupin, Back to Barbary Lane, Babycakes)

1947: Stephen R. Donaldson is born. (Explore: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, The Gap Series, Stephen R. Donaldson)

1947: Charles Baxter is born. (Explore: Believers, Gryphon, Charles Baxter, The Cliff)

2001: R. K. Narayan dies. (Explore: A Horse and Two Goats, R. K. Narayan)

2001: Jason Miller dies. (Explore: That Championship Season, Jason Miller)