Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 9

1805: Friedrich Schiller dies. (Explore: Friedrich Schiller, Don Carlos, Infante of Spain, William Tell)

1860: J. M. Barrie is born. (Explore: Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, J. M. Barrie)

1897: Rudolph Fisher is born. (Explore: The Conjure-Man Dies, Rudolph Fisher, Miss Cynthie)

1920: Richard Adams is born. (Explore: Watership Down, Shardik, Richard Adams)

1921: Mona Van Duyn is born. (Explore: Memoir, The Stream, Mona Van Duyn)

1934: Alan Bennett is born. (Explore: Alan Bennett, The Madness of George III, The History Boys)

1938: Charles Simic is born. (Explore: Charles Simic, Butcher Shop, The Voice at 3:00 A.M.)

1951: Joy Harjo is born. (Explore: Anniversary, Joy Harjo, What does the poem "Remember" by Joy Harjo mean?)

1951: Jorie Graham is born. (Explore: Mind, Jorie Graham, The Dream of the Unified Field)

1968: George Dillon dies. (Explore: Who was George Dillon, and what did he contribute to American literature?)

1981: Nelson Algren dies. (Explore: The Man with the Golden Arm, A Bottle of Milk for Mother, Nelson Algren)