Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - February 8

1577: Robert Burton is born. (Explore: Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy)

1587: Mary Stuart (“Mary Queen of Scots”) is beheaded in England

1851: Kate Chopin is born. (Explore: The Awakening, The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin)

1906: Henry Roth is born. (Explore: Call It Sleep, Henry Roth, A Diving Rock on the Hudson)

1911: Elizabeth Bishop is born. (Explore: The Fish, One Art, Elizabeth Bishop)

1924: Lisel Mueller is born. (Explore: The Exhibit, Blood Oranges, Lisel Mueller)

1955: John Grisham is born. (Explore: The Firm, A Time To Kill, John Grisham)

1998: Halldór Laxness dies. (Explore: Independent People, Halldór Laxness, Halldór Kiljan Guðjónsson)

1999: Iris Murdoch dies. (Explore: Under the Net, The Unicorn, Iris Murdoch)