• 2022: anniversaries of writers/illustrators

    From Lenona@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 3 07:29:25 2022
    If anyone can provide more detailed dates (especially publication dates), please do so.
    Also, one can find many more anniversaries just by searching on any year in Wikipedia and then clicking on Literature.

    And...note the sad one near the end, under "70th."

    900th anniversary
    Omar Khayyam

    800th anniversary
    "Younger Edda" (aka "Prose Edda")

    450th anniversary
    June: Ben Johnson

    400th anniversaries
    Jan: Moliere
    Apr: Henry Vaughan

    350th anniversary
    May: Joseph Addison

    300th publication date anniversary
    "Moll Flanders"

    300th birth anniversary
    Apr: Christopher Smart

    250th anniversaries
    Mar: Friedrich von Schlegel
    Oct: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    200th death anniversaries
    June: E.T.A. Hoffmann
    July: Percy Bysshe Shelley

    200th publication date anniversary
    Dec 24: "A Visit from St. Nicholas"

    200th birth anniversaries
    Apr: Edward Everett Hale
    May: Edmond de Goncourt
    June: Felix Darley (American illustrator of Charles Dickens' works)
    Oct: Thomas Hughes ("Tom Brown's School Days")
    Dec: David Masson
    Dec: Matthew Arnold

    150th death anniversary
    Oct: Fanny Fern

    150th publication date anniversaries
    "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain (rough draft only)
    "Erewhon" by Samuel Butler
    "The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald

    150th birth anniversaries
    Jan: Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (British painter & illustrator of "Idylls of the King")
    Jan: Zane Grey
    May: Bertrand Russell
    May: W. Heath Robinson (British cartoonist & illustrator of "Don Quixote") June: Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Aug: Aubrey Beardsley
    Aug: Max Beerbohm
    Oct: John Cowper Powys
    Nov: Leonara Speyer
    Dec: Johan Huizinga
    Dec: Rene Bull
    Dec: Albert Payson Terhune
    Dec: Pio Baroja

    120th anniversary
    Dec: Tatjana Mavrina (Russian illustrator & 1976 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist; some say she was actually born in 1900)

    100th death anniversaries
    Jan: Nellie Bly
    Nov: Marcel Proust

    100th publication date anniversaries
    "The Golden Bough"
    "The Hairy Ape"
    "The Waste Land"
    "Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
    "The Velveteen Rabbit" by Margery Williams
    "The Pinafore Pocket Story Book" by Miriam Clark Potter

    100th birth anniversaries
    Jan: Albert Lamorisse ("The Red Balloon")
    Jan: Zbigniew Rychlicki (Polish illustrator & 1982 Hans Christian Andersen Medalist)
    Feb: Louis Glanzman (American illustrator of "Pippi Longstocking")
    Mar: William Gaines (American publisher of MAD Magazine)
    Mar: Jack Kerouac
    Mar: Dick King-Smith ("The Sheep-Pig")
    Apr: Bernard Evslin ("Heroes & Monsters of Greek Myth")
    Apr: John Braine
    Apr: Kingsley Amis
    Apr: John Christopher
    May: John Rowe Townsend (British author/critic: "The Intruder," 1969)
    May: Hal Clement
    June: Mollie Hunter (Scottish fantasy novelist & 1974 Carnegie Medalist)
    Aug: Philip Larkin
    Aug: Alain Robbe-Grillet
    Sep: Rosa Guy (Trinidad-born American novelist: "The Friends," 1973)
    Sep: Pauline Baynes (British illustrator of "Narnia Chronicles")
    Sep: Mavis Gallant
    Oct: Nicholas Stuart Gray (Scottish playwright: "The Other Cinderella," 1958) Nov: Kurt Vonnegut
    Nov: Charles Schulz ("Peanuts")
    Dec: Grace Paley
    Dec: Stan Lee ("Spider-Man")
    Dec: William Gaddis
    Dec: Jane Langton (American murder mystery novelist & Newbery Honoree - "The Fledgling," 1980)

    70th birth anniversary
    Mar: Douglas Adams

    50th death anniversaries
    Jan: Padraic Colum
    Jan: Maxwell Armfield
    Mar: Violet Trefusis
    Apr: Jessie Gillespie (American illustrator of "The Birds' Christmas Carol" by Kate Douglas Wiggin)
    May: Cecil Day-Lewis
    Aug: Maj Lindman (Swedish writer/illustrator of series "Flicka, Dicka and Ricka" & "Snipp, Snapp and Snurr")
    Nov: Ezra Pound

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