Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - April 4

1774: Oliver Goldsmith dies. (Explore: She Stoops to Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith, The Vicar of Wakefield)

1896: Robert E. Sherwood is born. (Explore: Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Idiot's Delight, Robert E. Sherwood)

1914: Marguerite Duras is born. (Explore: India Song, The Lover, Marguerite Duras)

1928: Maya Angelou is born. (Explore: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou)

1972: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. dies. (Explore: Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.)

1991: Max Frisch dies. (Explore: Homo Faber, The Firebugs, Max Frisch)

2005: Marilynne Robinson receives the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gilead. (Explore: Gilead, Marilynne Robinson)

2005: John Patrick Shanley receives the Pulitzer Prize in drama for Doubt: A Parable. (Explore: Doubt, John Patrick Shanley)

2005: David Hackett Fischer receives the Pulitzer Prize in history for Washington’s Crossing. (Explore: Washington's Crossing)

2005: Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan receive the Pulitzer Prize in biography for De Kooning: An American Master

2005: Ted Kooser receives the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for Delights & Shadows. (Explore: Delights and Shadows, Ted Kooser)