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Herman Melville

Herman Melville Biography

Herman Melville - American Novelist, Poet 1819-1891 Herman Melville Herman Melville was borm in New York on August 1, 1819, two months after Walt Whitman. His father, Allan, was a Boston merchant who had moved to the big city to see if he could improve his fortunes. Un­fortunately, this was

Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney Biography

Jerry Pinkney - American Illustrator and writer of children's books 1939- Jerry Pinkney Jerry Pinkney, American illustrator, b. 1939. Born in Philadel­phia, Jerry Pinkney drew constantly and was recognized as a talented child in school. His parents encouraged him to pursue his talent. As a boy of about twelve, he

James Fenimore Cooper

James Fenimore Cooper Biography

James Fenimore Cooper - American writer 1789-1851 James Fenimore Cooper James Fenimore Cooper was born September 15, 1789, in Burlington, New Jersey, which thirteen years earlier had been invaded by the Hes­sians and twelve years earlier had been bom­barded by the British. But bygones were now bygones, and Cooper rode

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury Biography

Ray Bradbury - American Author & Screenwriter 1920-2012 Ray Bradbury Though he has never learned to drive a car and will not fly (in airplanes), Ray Douglas Bradbury has been rocketing in and out of the far corners of interstellar space with the greatest of ease since boyhood. Born in

James Joyce

James Joyce Biography

James Joyce - Irish novelist, poet 1882-1941 James Joyce portrait Irish writer ( Irish name Séamus Seoighe) James Augustine Joyce was born in Rathmines, a suburb of Dublin, on Feb­ruary 2, 1882. He was the eldest son of John Stanislaus Joyce, a gentleman from Cork who has been described as

Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones Biography

Diana Wynne Jones - British Author 1934-2011 Diana Wynne Jones Diana Wynne Jones has recalled that she chose to write fan­tasy “because I was not able to believe in most people’s version of normal life.” Jones grew up in Britain during the disruptions of World War II, and her parents’

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