Sunday, February 1, 2009

Literary Birthdays for February 1st

Meg Cabot was born Meggin Patricia Cabot on February 1, 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana. She is a "chick-lit" author of romantic comedies for teens and adults. She has also written under the name Meggin Cabot, as well as the pseudonyms Patricia Cabot and Jenny Carroll. She has written and published over fifty books, and is best known for The Princess Diaries.

James Langston Hughes, better known as Langston Hughes, was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, MO; died May 22, 1967, of congestive heart failure in New York, NY. He was a poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, song lyricist, radio writer, translator, author of juvenile books, and lecturer.

Muriel Spark was born Muriel Sarah Camberg
on February 1, 1918, in Edinburgh, Scotland; died April 14, 2006, in Florence, Italy. She married Sydney Oswald Spark in 1937. Spark began writing seriously after the war, under her married name, beginning with poetry and literary criticism. In 1947, she became editor of the Poetry Review. Her first novel, The Comforters, was published in 1957.

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

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