Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - June 20

1743: Anna Laetitia Barbauld is born. (Explore: Anna Laetitia Barbauld)

1858: Charles W. Chesnutt is born. (Explore: The Passing of Grandison, The Wife of His Youth, Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Charles W. Chesnutt)

1906: Lillian Hellman is born. (Explore: The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman)

1914: Wyndham Lewis publishes the first issue of Blast, a magazine dedicated to promoting Vorticism. (Explore: Wyndham Lewis, Vorticism)

1920: Amos Tutuola is born. (Explore: The Village Witch Doctor, The Palm-Wine Drinkard, Amos Tutuola)

1951: Paul Muldoon is born. (Explore: Pineapples and Pomegranates, Paul Muldoon, Meeting the British)

1952: Vikram Seth is born. (Explore: Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy, The Golden Gate)