Calendar of Literary Facts

The Calendar of Literary Facts contains more than 6,500 events in literary history.

Literary Facts - November 20

1752: Thomas Chatterton is born. (Explore: Thomas Chatterton, The Poetry of Chatterton)

1858: Selma Lagerlöf is born. (Explore: The Story of Gösta Berling, Selma Lagerlöf, The Diary of Selma Lagerlöf)

1910: Leo Tolstoy dies. (Explore: Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness, War and Peace, Divine and Human)

1916: Thomas McGrath is born. (Explore: Thomas McGrath, Ode for the American Dead in Asia, Selected Poems: 1938-1988)

1923: Nadine Gordimer is born. (Explore: My Son's Story, Nadine Gordimer, Writing and Being)

1926: John Gardner is born. (Explore: Freddy's Book, The Art of Living, John Gardner)

1936: Don Delillo is born. (Explore: The Body Artist, Don DeLillo, Falling Man)