Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 20

1799: Honoré de Balzac is born. (Explore: La Grande Breteche, Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot)

1864: John Clare dies. (Explore: John Clare, Badger, I Am)

1882: Sigrid Undset is born. (Explore: Kristin Lavransdatter, The Snake Pit, Sigrid Undset)

1904: Margery Allingham is born. (Explore: Margery Allingham)

1928: Charles Alan Reich is born. (Explore: Who is Charles Alan Reich, and why is his book The Greening of America...)

1940: Verner von Heidenstam dies. (Explore: The Tree of the Folkungs, Verner von Heidenstam)

1950: John Gould Fletcher dies. (Explore: Who was John Gould Fletcher, and what did he contribute to American literature?)

1956: Max Beerbohm dies. (Explore: Zuleika Dobson, Max Beerbohm, Enoch Soames)