• It is 125 years today since Ernest Hemingway was born.

    American author, born in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. His father Clarence was a doctor and his mother Grace a singing teacher. The family also had five sisters. After high school, when 17 years old, Ernest began working as a journalist for the Kansas City Star newspaper in Missouri. During the final phase of the First World War, he participated as a volunteer ambulance driver at the...

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  • It is 68 years today since Michael Connelly was born.

    Michael Connelly is an American author of crime fiction born in Philadelphia. At the age of twelve, he moved with his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He began to study for a building construction major at the University of Florida, Gainesville, but did not do as well as he expected. A keen admirer of Raymond Chandler, he decided to do a...

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Författarporträtt av Sinclair, Upton

Sinclair, Upton
1878 - 1968

Upton Sinclair was an American author born as Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. in Baltimore, Maryland. His father, who came from a...

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Portrait of Daniel Woodrell

Woodrell, Daniel
1953 -

Daniell Woodrell is an American author born in Springfield, a town situated in the Missouri Ozarks, a plateau and mountain...

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Författarporträtt av Koestler, Arthur

Koestler, Arthur
1905 - 1983

The British author and journalist Arthur Koestler was born in Budapest to a Hungarian father and an Austrian mother who...

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Författarporträtt av Rubinstein, Gillian

Rubinstein, Gillian
1942 -

Gillian Rubinstein was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, but she spent her teenage years in Nigeria and at...

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