Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - January 19

1729: William Congreve dies. (Explore: Love for Love, The Way of the World, William Congreve)

1809: Edgar Allan Poe is born. (Explore: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe, Lenore)

1925: Nina Bawden is born

1942: Pat Mora is born. (Explore: Depression Days, Legal Alien, Pat Mora)

1946: Julian Barnes is born. (Explore: Dragons, The Lemon Table, Julian Barnes)

1969: Edwidge Danticat is born. (Explore: The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat, Brother, I'm Dying)

1982: Marya Zaturenska dies. (Explore: Marya Zaturenska)

1997: James Dickey dies. (Explore: The Poetry of Dickey, James Dickey, The Owl King)