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a week to remember


Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher
Keith Chaffee, March 09, 2020

Dave Eggers was born on March 12, 1970. Eggers has been one of the new century’s most prolific writers, working in a range of forms—fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and screenplays.

collage of grammatical words
Keith Chaffee, March 02, 2020

March 4 is National Grammar Day. Grammar is a large field, and its boundaries can be fuzzy, but it’s the study of the rules by which a language is spoken and written.

Ralph Ellison, American writer
Keith Chaffee, February 24, 2020

Ralph Ellison was born on March 1, 1914. Ellison was an important writer of the early civil rights movement, remembered today principally for his novel Invisible Man.

Ruth Rendell was an English author of thrillers and psychological murder mysteries.
Keith Chaffee, February 16, 2020

Ruth Rendell was born on February 17, 1930. Under her own name and the pseudonym Barbara Vine, Rendell wrote more than sixty police procedurals and psychological thrillers.

Thomas Edison holding the electric light bulb.
Keith Chaffee, February 10, 2020

Thomas Edison was born on February 11, 1847. One of the most prolific inventors in history, Edison created the phonograph, the electric light bulb, and the motion picture camera.

Collage of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice
Keith Chaffee, January 27, 2020

Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice was first published on January 28, 1813. The story of the turbulent romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the most beloved of English novels.

Collage of different types of soup
Keith Chaffee, January 19, 2020

January is National Soup Month, and what better time than the middle of winter to relax with a nice bowl of hot soup?

Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories.
Keith Chaffee, January 13, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories. He died young with relatively little literary success during his lifetime, but he became one of America’s most influential writers, central to the development of mystery and detective stories.

English author Rudyard Kipling
Keith Chaffee, December 30, 2019

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865. Kipling wrote novels, short stories, and verse, and was one of the major literary figures of England during the height of the British Empire.

Zora Neale Hurston is a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist.
Keith Chaffee, January 06, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. Hurston was a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist who was among the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance.