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William Shakespeare (baptised 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's nationa...
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05/25/1926 - 07/14/2009
Phyllis Fay Gotlieb, née Bloom (May 25, 1926 – July 14, 2009) BA, MA was a Canadian science fiction novelist and
09/17/1932 - 01/18/2010
Robert Brown Parker (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hir...
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09/30/1667 - 10/19/1745
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
01/25/1882 - 03/28/1941
Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar pe...
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06/03/1963 - 07/09/2004
Paul Klebnikov (June 3, 1963 – July 9, 2004) was an American journalist of Russian descent. He worked for Forbes Magazine for over 10 years and at the time of his death was Chief editor of the Russian edition. H...
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02/07/1812 - 06/09/1870
Charles John Huffam Dickens ( 7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters.
09/15/1890 - 01/12/1976
Dame Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 80 detective novels...
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07/21/1899 - 07/02/1961
Ernest Miller Hemingway ( July 21, 1899 — July 2, 1961) American novelist and short-story writer, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was noted both for the intense masculinity of his writing and for his adventurous and widely...
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07/09/1936 - 06/14/2002
June Millicent Jordan (July 9, 1936 - June 14, 2002) was a Caribbean American poet, novelist, journalist, biographer, dramatist, teacher, and committed activist. In her three decade career Jordan made her mark as one of the fiercest and most compa...
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03/11/1952 - 05/11/2001
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English writer and dramatist. He is best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which started life in 1978 as a BBC radio comedy before developing into a ...
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11/08/1912 - 03/28/2010
June Havoc (November 8, 1912 – March 28, 2010) was a Canadian-born American actress, dancer, writer, and theater director.
Jim McKay (James Kenneth McManus)
09/24/1921 - 07/07/2008
James Kenneth McManus (September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008), better known by his professional name of Jim McKay, was an American television sports journalist
07/17/1990 - 06/22/2004
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie Stepanek, was an American poet, who had six books of poetry and one book of essays all reach The New York Times bestsellers list....
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06/01/1913 - 08/17/2007
William Francis Deedes (1 June 1913 – 17 August 2007) was a British Conservative Party politician, soldier and journalist; he is to date the only person in Britain to have been both a member of the Cabinet and the editor of a major daily new...
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