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Yasunari Kawabata, ca. 1946

Yasunari Kawabata, ca.1946

Famous Birthdays Today: 1899 - Yasunari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes). Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese short story writer and novelist whose spare, lyrical, subtly shaded prose works.

John Steinbeck  (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968)  American writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize for Literature.

John Steinbeck (February 1902 – December American writer and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize for Literature. One of my favorite writers. His short story "Tortilla Flats" was so funny and sweet I fell in love with him as a writer

V.S.Naipaul  17th August 1932 A Trinidad born British writer best known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad and his bleaker later novels set in the wider world.

Naipaul August 1932 A Trinidad born British writer best known for his comic early novels set in Trinidad and his bleaker later novels set in the wider world.

Nadine Gordimer  b. 1923  The South African novelist and short story writer Nadine Gordimer examined the theme of exile and alienation in her works; she received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1991.

Nadine Gordimer b. 1923 The South African novelist and short story writer Nadine Gordimer examined the theme of exile and alienation in her works; she received the Nobel Prize for Literature in

Federico García Lorca: my favourite picture of this poet.

Federico García Lorca: my favourite picture of this poet

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909: Selma Lagerlöf. Prize motivation: "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"

Selma Lagerlöf, 1858 - first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in author of "one of the most charming children's book in any language: Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige [The Wonderful Adventures of Nils].

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