Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Literary Birthdays for February 11th

Sidney Sheldon was born February 11, 1917 in Chicago, IL and died on January 30, 2007 in Rancho Mirage, CA. He was a novelist, screenwriter, and playwright; as well as a creator, producer, and writer of television shows, including The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and Hart to Hart. His first novel, The Naked Face, sold only 17,000 copies initially; but he persisted in his efforts and his next work, The Other Side of Midnight, sold over three million copies in paperback. Since then, Sheldon published a steady stream of bestsellers; by 200, his seventeen novels had sold more than 300 million copies in 180 countries and had been translated into 51 languages, including Urdu and Swahili. According to the the Guinness Book of World Records, Sheldon is the most-translated author in the world.

For more information about this author please visit the Literature Resource Center.

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