Literary Library

Joseph Opatoshu

January 1, 1886 - October 7, 1954Polish-born Jewish novelist and short story writerAuthor of "In Polish Words" and "A Day in Regensburg: Short Sto...

J. D. Salinger

January 1, 1919 - January 27, 2010American novelist and short story writerAuthor of "The Catcher in the Rye", "Franny and Zooey" and "Raise High t...

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 ...

Jim Shepard

December 29, 1956 - American novelist and short story writerAuthor of "Project X" (for which he won the Massachusetts Book Award in 2005), "Like Y...

Shen Congwen

December 28, 1902 - May 10, 1988Chinese essayist, short story writer and professorAuthor of "Border Town", "The Chinese Earth" and "Recollections ...

Charles McColl Portis

December 28, 1933 - February 17, 2020American reporter and writer of western novels, nonfiction, short fiction and articlesAuthor of "Norwood", "T...

Alasdair Gray

December 28, 1934 - December 29, 2019Scottish novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, translator, historian and artistAuthor of "Lanark: A...

Alejo Carpentier

December 26, 1904 - April 24, 1980Swiss-born Cuban novelist, essayist, musicologist and short story writerAuthor of "The Kingdom of This World", "...

Sheila Heti

December 25, 1976 - Canadian playwright, short story writer and novelistAuthor of "The Middle Stories", "How Should a Person Be?" and "Motherhood"

Adam Haslett

December 24, 1970 -American fiction writer, journalist and short-story writerAuthor of "You Are Not a Stranger Here" (for which he was a finalist ...

Raymond E. Feist

December 23, 1945 - American fantasy fiction novelist and short-story writerAuthor of "Silverthorn", "Daughter of the Empire" and "Talon of the Sil...