LITERARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS:

A calendar marking author birthdays. It’s a work in progress, so let us know if we’ve missed anything!

 

JANUARY

3rd January 1892 - J.R.R Tolkien

7th January 1903 - Zora Neale Hurston

17th January 1820 - Anne Brontë

18th January 1882 - A.A Milne

19th January 1809 - Edgar Allan Poe

25th January 1882 - Virginia Woolf

27th January 1832 - Lewis Carroll

 

FEBRUARY

1st February 1901 - Langston Hughes

7th February 1812 - Charles Dickens

7th February 1867 - Laura Ingalls Wilder

26th February 1802 - Victor Hugo

27th February 1902 - John Steinbeck

 

 

APRIL

4th April 1928 - Maya Angelou

21st April 1816 - Charlotte Brontë

26th April 1564 - William Shakespeare’s Baptism

28th April 1926 - Harper Lee

 

MAY

3rd May 1896 - Dodie Smith

9th May 1860 - J.M Barrie

13th May 1907 - Daphne Du Maurier

22nd May 1859 - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

31st May 1819 - Walt Whitman

 

JUNE

2nd June 1840 - Thomas Hardy

12th June 1929 - Anne Frank

13th June 1865 - W.B Yeats

22nd June 1947 - Octavia E Butler

29th June 1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

JULY

12th July 1817 - Henry David Thoreau

18th July 1811 - William Makepeace Thackeray

21st July 1899 - Ernest Hemingway

26th July 1802 - Alexandre Dumas

26th July 1856 - George Bernard Shaw

28th July 1866 - Beatrix Potter

30th July 1818 - Emily Brontë

 

AUGUST

1st August 1819 - Herman Melville

2nd August 1924 - James Baldwin

9th August 2022 - Book Lover’s Day

9th August 1914 - Tove Jansson

9th August 1899 - PL Travers

16th August 1902 - Georgette Heyer

17th August 1837 - Charlotte Forten Grimké

30th August 1797 - Mary Shelley

 

SEPTEMBER

15th September 1890 - Dame Agatha Christie

21st September 1866 - H.G Wells

24th September 1896 - F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

OCTOBER

14th October 1894 - E.E Cummings

16th October 1854 - Oscar Wilde

27th October 1932 - Sylvia Plath

 

NOVEMBER

8th November 1847 - Bram Stoker

13th November 1850 - Robert Louis Stevenson

18th November 1939 - Margaret Atwood

22nd November 1819 - George Eliot

24th November 1849 - Frances Hodgson Burnett

29th November 1832 - Louisa May Alcott

29th November 1898 - C.S Lewis

30th November 1874 - L.M Montgomery

30th November 1835 - Mark Twain

 

DECEMBER

10th December 1830 - Emily Dickinson

16th December 1775 - Jane Austen

30th December 1865 - Rudyard Kipling