Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - June 24

1604: Edward de Vere, seventeenth Earl of Oxford, dies. (Explore: Who was Edward de Vere, the seventeenth Earl of Oxford? Why is he important...)

1729: Edward Taylor dies. (Explore: Edward Taylor, Huswifery)

1842: Ambrose Bierce is born. (Explore: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, The Boarded Window, Ambrose Bierce)

1911: Ernesto Sábato is born. (Explore: On Heroes and Tombs, Ernesto Sábato, The Outsider)

1916: John Ciardi is born. (Explore: John Ciardi, A Conversation with Leonardo, A Magus)

1923: Yves Bonnefoy is born. (Explore: Yves Bonnefoy)

1937: Anita Desai is born. (Explore: Anita Desai, Games at Twilight, A Devoted Son)

1938: Lawrence Block is born. (Explore: The Burglar Who Studied Spinoza, Eight Million Ways to Die, Lawrence Block)