Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - December 17

1873: Ford Madox Hueffer (later Ford Madox Ford) is born. (Explore: The Good Soldier, Parade's End, Ford Madox Hueffer)

1903: Erskine Caldwell is born. (Explore: God's Little Acre, Tobacco Road, Erskine Caldwell)

1904: Sylvia Ashton-Warner is born

1916: Penelope Fitzgerald is born. (Explore: The Gate of Angels, The Blue Flower, Penelope Fitzgerald)

1919: Ezekiel Mphahlele is born. (Explore: Mrs. Plum, The Wanderers, Ezekiel Mphahlele)

1957: Dorothy L. Sayers dies. (Explore: Suspicion, The Nine Tailors, Dorothy L. Sayers)

1987: Marguerite Yourcenar dies. (Explore: A Coin in Nine Hands, Memoirs of Hadrian, Marguerite Yourcenar)