Articles tagged with: writer

Xiao Hong (Writer)

Xiao HongXiao Hong (June 2, 1911 – January 22, 1942), also spelled Hsiao Hung, was a Chinese writer. Her real name was Zhang Naiying (张乃莹); she also used the pen name Qiao Yin.

Xiao Hong was born in Hulan county, Heilongjiang Province, on the day of the Dragon Boat Festival to a landowning family. Her mother died when Xiao Hong was young, and she had a difficult relationship with her conservative father growing up.

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Elizabeth Bibesco (Writer/Poet)

elizabeth_bibesco.jpgElizabeth, Princess Bibesco née Elizabeth Asquith (26 February 1897 – 7 April 1945) was an English writer, active between 1921 and 1940.

A final posthumous collection of her stories, poems and aphorisms was published under the title Haven in 1951, with a preface by Elizabeth Bowen.

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Toni Morrison (Author/Nobel Prize Winner/Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Toni Morrison (Author/Nobel Prize Winner/Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 - August 5th, 2019) is a Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor.

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved.

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Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Novelist)

coletteColette was the surname of the French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (28 January 1873 – 3 August 1954).

She is best known for her novel Gigi (upon which the stage and film musical comedies by Lerner & Loewe, of the same title, were based).

Colette was born in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye, Yonne, in the Burgundy Region of France, the daughter of Jules-Joseph Colette and Adèle Eugénie Sidonie Landoy ("Sido"). 

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