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Claim To Fame : Authors and Writers

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Henry Brooks Adams

16 Feb 1838 – 27 Mar 1918

Author, Historian. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to one of...

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA

Louisa May Alcott

29 Nov 1832 – 6 Mar 1888

Author. She is best known as the author of the novel "Little...

Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Sholem Aleichem

5 Mar 1859 – 13 May 1916

Author. Considered one of the greatest Yiddish writers, his short...

Glendale, Queens County, New York, USA

Horatio Alger, Jr

13 Jan 1832 – 18 Jul 1899

Author. Raised in a strict Calvinist home he attempted to follow...

Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Nelson Algren

28 Mar 1909 – 9 May 1981

Author. Born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham in Detroit, Michigan. At the...

Sag Harbor, Suffolk County, New York, USA

Frederick Lewis Allen

5 Jul 1890 – 13 Feb 1954

Historian. He is best remembered as an American historian of the...

Jamaica Plain, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Maxwell Anderson

15 Dec 1888 – 28 Feb 1959

American Journalist, Author, Playwright, and Pulitzer Prize...

Cochranton, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA

Sherwood Anderson

13 Sep 1876 – 8 Mar 1941

Author. Born the third of seven children of Erwin and Emma...

Marion, Smyth County, Virginia, USA

Guillaume Apollinaire

26 Aug 1880 – 9 Nov 1918

Poet. A leader of the Paris avant-garde before and during World...

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

30 Oct 1857 – 14 Jun 1948

Author. Wrote 60 books and millions of words for magazines and...

Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA

Jane Austen

16 Dec 1775 – 18 Jul 1817

Novelist. She was the seventh child and second daughter of the...

Winchester, City of Winchester, Hampshire, England

Arthur “Bugs” Baer

9 Jan 1886 – 17 May 1969

Journalist and Humorist. Born into a family of French origin, he...

Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA

Honoré de Balzac

20 May 1799 – 18 Aug 1850

Author. He is considered the founder of the realistic school of...

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

John Bartlett

14 Jun 1820 – 3 Dec 1905

Author. He is best remembered for his work "Bartlett's Familiar...

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA

Charles Baudelaire

9 Apr 1821 – 31 Aug 1867

French Poet. Known as "the father of modern criticism." Charles...

Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France

Sylvia Beach

14 Mar 1887 – 5 Oct 1962

Literary Folk Figure. A noted book-seller, she is remembered as...

Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA

Charles Austin Beard

27 Nov 1874 – 1 Sep 1948

Historian. He attended DePauw University, graduating in 1898,...

Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA

Mary Ritter Beard

5 Aug 1876 – 14 Aug 1958

Historian and Suffragist. Beard attended public schools in...

Hartsdale, Westchester County, New York, USA

Meyer “Mike” Berger

1 Sep 1898 – 8 Feb 1959

Journalist. Berger won the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism,...

Saddle Brook, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA

John Allyn Berryman

25 Oct 1914 – 7 Jan 1972

American Confessional Poet, Pulitzer Prize Winner. He is best...

Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA

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