Literary Library

Maria Edgeworth

January 1, 1768 - May 22, 1849Anglo-Irish writer of adult and children's literatureAuthor of "Letters for Literary Ladies", "Belinda" and "The Abs...

Jean Ure

January 1, 1943 - English children's book authorHas published over 170 children's books including "Becky Bananas", "Shrinking Violet" and "Lemonade...

Arthur Hugh Clough

January 1, 1819 - November 13, 1861English poet, educator and assistant to Florence NightingaleAuthor of "Dipsychus" and "Amours De Voyage"

Edward Morgan Forster

January 1, 1879 - June 7, 1970English fiction writer, essayist and librettistAuthor of "A Room with a View", "Howard's End", "A Passage to India" ...

Roy Sydney Porter

December 31, 1946 - March 3, 2002British historian, writer and lecturerAuthor of over 100 books including "English Society in the 18th Century", "M...

Joe Abercrombie

December 31, 1974 - British fantasy writer and film editorAuthor of "The Blade Itself", "The Heroes" and "The Wisdom of Crowds"

Holbrook Jackson

December 31, 1874 - June 16, 1948British journalist, writer, editor and publisherAuthor of dozens of books including "Edward Fitzgerald and Omar K...

Sophie Ward

December 30, 1964 - English actress and writer of non-fiction and fictionAuthor of "A Marriage Proposal: The Importance of Equal Marriage for All ...

Rudyard Kipling

December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936English journalist, poet, novelist and short story writerAuthor of "The Jungle Book", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Whi...

L. P. Hartley

December 30, 1895 - December 13, 1972British novelist, short story writer, editor and essayistAuthor of "Eustace and Hilda", "The Traveling Grave ...

Julia Briggs

December 30, 1943 - August 16, 2007English professor, literary critic and biographerAuthor of "Night Visitors: The Rise and Fall of the English Gho...

Vera Brittain

December 29, 1893 - March 29, 1970English nurse, writer, feminist, socialist and pacifistAuthor of "Testament of Youth" (co-written with Mark Best...