January 2 Writer Birthdays

1814 – Luise Mühlbach, pen name of Clara Mundt, German writer best known for her popular works of historical fiction. 1828 – Elizabeth Rundle Charles, prolific English writer of poems, stories, biography, and religious books, and translator of hymns. 1873 – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux – French Roman Catholic nun best known for her TheContinue reading “January 2 Writer Birthdays”

December 25 Writer Birthdays

1771 – Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth, English author, poet, short-story writer, and diarist who was the sister of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth. 1781 – Lady Morgan Sydney, Irish novelist, author of The Wild Irish Girl. 1869 – Charles Finger, Newbery Medal-winning British author best known for Tales from Silver Landsl. 1890 – Robert Ripley,Continue reading “December 25 Writer Birthdays”

December 24 Writer Birthdays

1714 – Rainieri De Calzabigi, Italian poet and librettist who was a close friend of Casanova. 1791 – Augustin-Eugène Scribe, French dramatist whose works dominated the Parisian stage for more than 30 years. 1798 – Adam Bernard Mickiewicz, Romantic poet, dramatist, essayist, translator, and political activist; considered Poland’s greatest poet. 1818 – Eliza Cook, EnglishContinue reading “December 24 Writer Birthdays”

Postcards From the World

A few days ago I posted about reaching my goal of both sending and receiving 5,000 Postcrossing postcards by the end of this year, after a little more than 10 years of being a Postcrosser. (Here is a link to that post, which also includes a primer on what Postcrossing is and how it works.)Continue reading “Postcards From the World”

December 18 Writer Birthdays

1828 – Abraham Viktor Rydberg, important Swedish novelist described as “primarily a classical idealist” and as “Sweden’s last Romantic.” 1856 – Graciano López Jaena, Filipino journalist, orator, propagandist, and revolutionary, best known for his written work, La Solidaridad.  1870 – Saki, Pen name of British writer Hector Hugh Munro, known for his witty short stories.Continue reading “December 18 Writer Birthdays”