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“When I want to read a novel,” said Benjamin Disraeli, “I write one.” Here, read about writers of novels, non-fiction and poetry, and the stories they told.

EA Poe's Last Days (Oct 3-7, 1849) star
"There at length they found me lying, weak and ‘wildered, sick and dying,/And my shattered wreck of being to a kindly refuge bore;" are just a few lines from a poem entitled "The Streets of Baltimore." Hauntingly, the poem tells of the tragic and mysterious death of it's proposed author, EA Poe.

Erma Bombeck star
Erma Bombeck was one of America's greatest humorists and wrote humor columns based on her life and her family. She was also an advocate for womens rights and took on childhood cancer as a pet cause. Erma Bombeck also faced a lot of tragedy in her life and should be an inspiration to women everywher

Norris McWhirter Dies (April 19, 2004) star
Norris McWhirter, author and fact-finder, died on April 19, 2004. Do you know who he was? This article examines the life of one of the World's most noted author.

Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate (February 18, 1931) star
Toni Morrison, one of the most influential African-American writers, was born today. She didn´t start out as Toni Morrison--and it took a bit of a heartache for her to become a writer. Take a journey through the life of a wonderful woman.

Uncle Tom's Cabin (March 20, 1852) star
Uncle Tom's Cabin, probably one of the most significant abolitionist books in American History, was published March 20, 1852...

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