Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, Writer, Physician Born: 22 May 1859, Edinburgh, Scotland. Died: 7 July 1930, Crowborough, England. Genre: Detective fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical novels, non-fiction. Notable Work: Stories of Sherlock Holmes, The Lost World Childhood and Early Life Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous... Continue Reading →

J K ROWLING

Novelist, Film Producer, Television Producer, Screenwriter, Philanthropist. Born: 31 July 1965, Yate, Gloucestershire, England. Birth Name: Joanne Rowling. Pen Name: J. K. Rowling, Robert Galbraith. Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Young Adult Fiction, Tragicomedy, Crime Fiction. Notable works: Harry Potter Series. Childhood and Early Life Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls-Royce aircraft engineer, and... Continue Reading →

CHARLES DICKENS

Born: 7 February 1812, Landport, Hampshire, England. Died: 9 June 1870, Higham, Kent, England Charles Dickens was the well-loved and prolific British author of numerous works that are now considered classics. Over the course of his writing career, he wrote the beloved classic novels Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale... Continue Reading →

GEORGE ORWELL

English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Born: 25 June 1903 Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India. Died: 21 January 1950, University College Hospital, London, England. Birth Name: Eric Arthur Blair Pen Name: George Orwell Early Life Born on June 25, 1903, Eric Arthur Blair who later decided on George Orwell as his pen name was the... Continue Reading →

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

English dramatist and poet Buy Shakespeare's Complete work from Amazon Born: April 23, 1564, Stratford-upon-Avon, England Died: April 23, 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, England Mysterious Origin Known throughout the world, the works of William Shakespeare have been performed in countless hamlets, villages, cities and metropolises for more than 400 years. And yet, the personal history of William... Continue Reading →

JOHN GREEN

Born:  14 August, 1977, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. Early Life & Career Green was born to parents Mike and Sydney Green, in Indiana. Soon after, his family moved to Orlando, Florida. He attended Lake Highland Preparatory School for elementary and middle school. He has said that during this time, he was greatly bullied and his... Continue Reading →

SIDNEY SHELDON

Born: 11 February 1917, Chicago, Illinois, USA Died: 30 January 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, USA  Birth Name: Sidney Schechtel Early life Sheldon was born Sidney Schechtel in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, of Russian Jewish ancestry, were Ascher “Otto” Schechtel (1894–1967), manager of a jewelry store, and Natalie Marcus. At 10, Sidney made his first sale,... Continue Reading →

DAN BROWN

Born: June 22, 1964, in Exeter, New Hampshire, US. Dan Brown’s books are paramount encounter of excitement and ecstasy for the fan of secrets, codes, symbols and conspiracies. The books are set in 24 hours period story that swallow up the mind, soul and heart of the readers completely. A musician by profession, Dan Brown... Continue Reading →

MARGARET MITCHELL

Born: November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States Died: August 16, 1949 (aged 48) Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Childhood  & Early Life Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 08th  November 1900. Her family was wealthy and  politically prominent. Her father, Eugene Muse Mitchell, was an attorney, and her mother, Mary Isabel "May Belle" (or... Continue Reading →

PAULO COELHO

Early Life Writer Paulo Coelho was born on August 24, 1947, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A son of an engineer and a housewife. He attended Jesuit school and was raised by devout Catholic parents. He determined early on that he wanted to be a writer but was discouraged by his parents, who saw no... Continue Reading →

Agatha Christie

Born: September 15, 1890 in Torquay, England Died: January 12, 1976 in Wallingford, England English author and playwriter This week's our "Author of the Week" is Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie was the best-selling mystery writer of all time. She wrote ninety-three books and seventeen plays, including the longest-running play of modern-day theater, The Mousetrap. She is the... Continue Reading →

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