Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 19

1605: Thomas Browne is born. (Explore: Thomas Browne)

1745: Jonathan Swift dies. (Explore: Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, The Poetry of Swift)

1784: Leigh Hunt is born. (Explore: Leigh Hunt, The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt)

1908: Jacinto Benavente’s El marido de su viuda: Comedia en un acto (His Widow’s Husband: A Comedy in One Act) is produced

1918: Russell Kirk is born. (Explore: Russell Kirk)

1926: Edward Lewis Wallant is born. (Explore: The Pawnbroker, The Tenants of Moonbloom, Edward Lewis Wallant)

1931: David Cornwell (John Le Carré) is born. (Explore: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, A Perfect Spy, John le Carré)

1938: Renata Adler is born. (Explore: Pitch Dark, Speedboat, Renata Adler)

1950: Edna St. Vincent Millay dies. (Explore: Wild Swans, An Ancient Gesture, Edna St. Vincent Millay)

2004: Alan Hollinghurst receives the Man Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty. (Explore: The Line of Beauty, Alan Hollinghurst)