Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Literary Birthdays for February 17th

Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, (born 17 February 1930), who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, is an acclaimed English crime writer, known for her many psychological thrillers and murder mysteries.

Chaim Potok was born Herman Harold Potok on February 17, 1929 in New York, NY and died on July 23, 2002 in Merion, PA. [He changed his given name to Chaim -- pronunced "Hah-yim"] He is familiar to many readers as the author of best-selling novels like The Chosen and The Promise.

For more information about these authors please visit the Literature Resource Center.


Anonymous said...

I don't believe that Ruth Rendell is dead. She's still writing books, and I don't think that they are "ghost written."

Christina said...

Thank you for noticing the mistake -- I have edited the post.