Birthdays: Nella Larsen (1891), Marguerite Henry (1902), Samuel Beckett (1906),
Eudora Welty (1909), John Braine (1922), Erik Christian Haugaard (1923), Seamus Heaney (1939), J.M.G. Le Ciezio (1940), Rae Amantrout (1947), Christopher Hitchens (1949), Michel Faber (1960),
Marguerite Henry is most famous for her “Misty of Chincoteague” stories.
Samuel Beckett won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Eudora Welty won the 1973 Pulitzer for Fiction.
Seamus Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
J.M.G. Le Ciezio won the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Quote: “I can’t think of a case where poems changed the world, but what they do is they change people’s understanding of what’s going on in the world.” – Seamus Heaney
Tip: Delete redundant modifiers. Don’t “look up” at the sky. The sky is up. Just look at it. Don’t sit down. Just sit.
Jumpstart: You’ve purchased a painting of an old castle with a figure in the tower window. You’re not sure why you bought the piece—it’s not even very attractive, but something drew you to it. Upon closer inspection…
A Note from Vicky: If you have been promised a review, it is coming. Honest. It just may take a little longer. I have been overwhelmed with requests, with my own writing, and with a project I took on months ago that has taken a lot more time than expected. I promise. I put a lot of effort into my reviews. They are not just “I liked this book” type reviews. Please be patient. Reviews are coming.