Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is a famous American prose writer, Editor-in-Chief, Nobel Prize Winner of Literature, also well-known as the conscience of America. She was born in February 18, 1931, in Lorraine, Ohio. In adolescence she adopted Catholicism, and with it, the name Anthony - the...

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley is a bright representative of British Literature who became famous due to such his works as «Brave New World,» «The Doors of Perception,» «Crome Yellow,» «Island» etc. He is a prominent philosopher as well. The writer is said to be...

Voltaire

Voltaire is known for his philosophy of freedom at the time of Enlightenment and pluralistic thinking. Being a strong adversary of official Catholicism, he’d advocate for human rights and encourage people to open their minds to the wind of political, philosophical, and social changes...

J.D. Salinger

Jerome David Salinger is an American writer who is primarily known for his “The Catcher in the Rye” novel. The novel was primarily intended for the youth audience but is now popular among all age groups. Salinger’s books open to the readers a world of a naïve and delicate...

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is an American writer. The author is known mostly for his dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” (1953), semi-autobiographical novel “Dandelion Wine” (1957) and a series of stories “The Martian Chronicles” (1950). His texts laid the foundation for many...

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Shelley is often known as a wife of a poet Percy Shelley and the author of the Gothic novel “Frankenstein”. Besides editing the works of her husband, Mrs. Shelley wrote many novels, drama pieces, essays and short stories before and after “Frankenstein”. However...

Ralph Ellison

Do you know that Ralph Ellison (1913-1994) was an American critic and novelist? He made a significant impact on the developing of American literature. The most famous book that made him a well-known author is Invisible Man.

 

Early life

He was the second child and...

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 – March 31, 1855) was an English poetess and writer hiding her true name behind the nom de plume Currer Bell. Living in the Victorian era, her contemporaries considered Bronte woman first, artist second. To escape unnecessary criticism, Charlotte used a...

John Green

Childhood

American writer John Green is called the most popular author of the era of online technology. John and his brother created 11 episodes of online educational programs, launched the YouTube channel VlogBrothers, implemented the Awesome online projects and VidCon. But fame as an...

William Golding

William Gerald Golding was born on September 19, 1911, in England. He is a British writer who in his works describes the darkness of a man’s heart when facing a difficult situation. Golding’s novels present an experiment and research of spiritual and ethical aspects of human...

Harper Lee

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in a small town of Monroeville in the southwestern of the state of Alabama. She was the youngest daughter of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. The family had three other children. Her father used to own a newspaper and worked as an editor there...

George Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw is an English playwright and an Irishman by descent. He is considered one of the founders of the "drama of ideas", writer, essayist, one of the reformers of theatrical art of the XX century. He is the second one in popularity rating (after Shakespeare), the author of...

Charles Dickens

Without doubt Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870) was a literary phenomenon of his time. His unique writing style, astute observation of the societal hypocrisy, and a brilliant satire have made his novels world classics. He created such memorable characters as Ebenezer...

Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Ibsen, Norwegian playwright, one of the renovators of universal theater, was born on 20 March 1828 in Skien, Norway. His father owned a spirit’s distillery that went bankrupt when he was six years old. When Ibsen was fifteen years old, he went to live in Grimstad, not far from his...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain became one of the most eminent literary pseudonyms of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His biography is full of amazing events that will be interesting to historians studying his works. He was born at a time when Halley's Comet flashed over the Earth. According to a mysterious...

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is a famous American writer and philosopher, one of the main creators of the Objectivism movement in philosophy. The writer was born on January 20, 1905, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her name at birth was Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum. The author is widely known among American and...

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien is an American writer who writes about the US war in Vietnam and its influence on soldiers. Tim O'Brien was born in Austin, Minnesota, on October 1, 1946. When Tim was twelve years old, the family moved to Worthington. Impressions of this city had a great influence on...

Margaret Atwood

Mrs. Atwood is known worldwide as a literary genius of Canadian heritage. She isn’t simply a talented writer, she is also a skilled literary critic and a fierce environmental activist. She won numerous awards and prizes, founded different writing organizations, and patented a number of...

S.E. Hinton

For a long time, Susan Hinton remains one of the most popular and famous writers of adolescence literature in the USA. Many schools already introduced her works in their program, while there are some educational establishments that consider them inappropriate and banned from school reading.

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Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, also known as Joseph Kell or John Burgess Wilson, was born on February 25, 1917, in a suburb of Manchester in a Catholic family. His mother died when he was one year old, so he was raised by his aunt and later, by his father and a stepmother.

During 1937-1940...

Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson is a Swedish writer and journalist known primarily for his award-winning Girl With a Dragon Tattoo Series. Contrary to what one may think, Larsson is not only a talented author of well-known detective novels. In addition to his prominent writing skills, he was a socialist activist...

Honoré de Balzac

Honoré de Balzac was a nineteenth-century French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of almost 100 novels and plays collectively entitled La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the fall of Napoléon Bonaparte in...

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