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06/21/1935 - 09/24/2004
Françoise Sagan (21 June 1935 – 24 September 2004) – real name Françoise Quoirez – was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. Hailed as "a charming little monster" by...
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11/01/1923 - 01/31/2001
Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author. He was born in Canada, then moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, as a teenager. He is probably most famous for his Childe Cycle and the Dragon Kn...
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01/19/1809 - 10/07/1849
Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the ea...
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11/29/1832 - 03/06/1888
Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosel...
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10/16/1854 - 11/30/1900
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Tod...
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09/24/1896 - 12/21/1940
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (Sept. 24, 1896—died Dec. 21, 1940) American short-story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s), his most brilliant novel being The Great Gatsby (1925). His private life, with h...
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04/02/1925 - 01/02/2008
George MacDonald Fraser, (2 April 1925 – 2 January 2008) was an English-born author of Scottish descent, who wrote both historical novels and non-fiction books, as well as several screenplays...
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Gordon Parks (Gordon Roger Parks)
11/30/1912 - 03/07/2006
Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, poet, novelist, journalist, activist and film director.
01/16/1933 - 12/28/2004
Susan Sontag (January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American author, literary theorist, feminist and political activist whose works include On Photography and Against Interpretation.
10/17/1915 - 02/10/2005
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre, writing dramas that include plays such as All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The...
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02/17/1912 - 03/17/2005
Andre Alice Norton, née Alice Mary Norton (February 17, 1912  – March 17, 2005) was an American science fiction and fantasy author (with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction) under the noms de plume Andre Nor...
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02/07/1812 - 06/09/1870
Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
02/17/1924 - 01/29/2008
Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (February 17, 1924 — January 29, 2008), also known as Margaret Truman or Margaret Daniel, was an American singer who later became a successful writer. The only child of US President...
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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's nationa...
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07/10/1867 - 04/24/1936
Finley Peter Dunne (July 10, 1867 — April 24, 1936) was a Chicago-based U.S. author, writer and humorist. He published Mr. Dooley in Peace and War, a collection of his nationally syndicated Mr. Dooley sketches, in 1898.
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