Articles tagged with: writer

Virginia Woolf (Author/Essayist/Publisher/Writer of Short Stories)

virginia-woolf.jpgAdeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century.

Woolf began writing professionally in 1900, initially for the Times Literary Supplement with a journalistic piece about Haworth, home of the Brontë family. 

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Rita Mae Brown (Writer/Screenwriter)

rita-mae-brown.jpgRita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is an American writer.

She is best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Published in 1973, it dealt with lesbian themes in an explicit manner unusual for the time. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter.

Brown was born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Florida, and as of 2004 lived outside Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Louisa May Alcott (Novelist)

louisa_may_alcott.jpgLouisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women, set in the Alcott family home, Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and published in 1868. This novel is loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters.

Alcott was the daughter of noted transcendentalist and educator Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. She shared a birthday with her father on November 29, 1832.

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Anne Frank (Author/Holocaust Victim)

anne-frank.jpgAnnelies Marie "Anne" Frank was born 12 June 1929 in Frankfurt am Main and died early March 1945 in Bergen Belsen. She is one of the most renowned and most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Acknowledged for the quality of her writing, her diary has become one of the world's most widely read books, and has been the basis for several plays and films.

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