Literature

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams Biography Douglas Noel Adams was born on 11 March 1952 in Cambridge, England, but was brought up in East London as he and his parents, Janet and Christopher moved there when Douglas was only a few months old. Three years after Douglas was born, his mother gave birth to his sister, Susan but unfortunately, only two years or ...

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Louis Braille

Louis Braille

Louis Braille Biography Born on 4 January 1809, Louis Braille was from a small town called Coupvray, which is about twenty miles to the East of Paris, France. He was the youngest of four children born to Simon-René, who was a leatherer and maker of horse tack and Monique Braille. His two older sisters were Monique Catherine and Marie Céline ...

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J. R. R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien Biography John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, known as J.R.R. Tolkien, was born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein in what was then called the Orange Free State but which is now part of South Africa. He is best known for his high fantasy works of fiction which take place in the prehistoric world Tolkien created. When Tolkien ...

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Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling Biography Joseph Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December 1865 in Mumbai, then called Bombay, in India. John Lockwood Kipling, his father, was a sculptor and pottery designer whereas his mother, Alice, was the daughter of a Wesleyan Methodist minister. After the couple met in 1863, they courted at Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire, England, and they were so ...

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov Biography Isaac Asimov is an American author who is perhaps best known for his works in the science fiction genre, particularly relating to works about robots. However, he also dabbled in other genres, such as mystery and fantasy, in addition to writing a number of popular science books during the course of his role as professor of biochemistry ...

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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Biography H.G. Wells was an English author whose literary career began in the late 19th century and lasted nearly until his death in 1946.  He was considered one of the most prescient of thinkers and writers and his list of hits and misses is impressive.     Consider some of these predictions: He envisioned that trains and cars ...

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Biography Children of all ages from every point on the globe know at least one story by Roald Dahl. Over the course of three decades he wrote 19 children’s books and earned a reputation as one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Dahl was born on 13th September, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales to Norwegian parents, Harald ...

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H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft

H. P. Lovecraft Biography Born on the 20th August 1890, H. P. Lovecraft was a poet and pulp fiction writer who lived and died in near-literary obscurity and poverty.  His life was brief, filled with physical and mental illness, personal loss, and spurts of literary creativity.  Despite the near obscurity of his life, he is known around the world today ...

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