Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - October 8

1754: Henry Fielding dies. (Explore: Tom Jones, Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews)

1905: Meyer Levin is born. (Explore: Meyer Levin)

1920: Frank Herbert is born. (Explore: Soul Catcher, Dune, Frank Herbert)

1925: Andrei Sinyavsky is born. (Explore: Andrei Sinyavsky, A Voice from the Chorus, Pkhentz)

1967: Ernesto (Che) Guevara dies. (Explore: Che Guevara)

2001: Mongo Beti dies. (Explore: The Poor Christ of Bomba, Mongo Beti, Alexandre Biyidi)

2004: Jacques Derrida dies. (Explore: Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, Writing and Difference)

2004: Elfriede Jelinek receives the Nobel Prize for Literature. (Explore: Elfriede Jelinek)

2014: Patrick Modiano wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. (Explore: Patrick Modiano)