Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - July 13

1787: The U.S. Continental Congress forbids slavery in the Northwest Territory (the upper Midwest). (Explore: Slavery in Literature)

1793: John Clare is born. (Explore: John Clare, I Am, The Poetry of Clare)

1929: Basil H. Johnston is born. (Explore: What has Basil H. Johnston contributed to Native American literature?)

1933: David Storey is born. (Explore: This Sporting Life, David Storey)

1934: Wole Soyinka is born. (Explore: Death and the King's Horseman, Wole Soyinka)

1983: Gabrielle Roy dies. (Explore: Gabrielle Roy, The Tin Flute)

2014: Novelist Nadine Gordimer dies at age 90. (Explore: July's People, Nadine Gordimer)