History Hop Tags - Literature

Literature - Notable Historical Events

kiplingDec 10, 1907

Hermann HesseDec 10, 1946

William FaulknerNov 10, 1950

Ernest HemingwayOct 28, 1954

Albert CamusOct 17, 1957

Boris PasternakOct 23, 1958

John SteinbeckOct 25, 1962

Pablo NerudaOct 21, 1971

Saul BellowOct 21, 1976

Uma ThurmanFeb 7, 2006

Mo YanOct 11, 2012

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Literature - Historical Events
Date Event
1907-12-10

Ruyard kipling receives Nobel prize for literature

1922-06-27

Newberry Medal 1st presented for kids literature (Hendrik Van Loon)

1930-11-05

Nobel for literature awarded to Sinclair Lewis for "Babbitt"

1936-11-12

Nobel for literature awarded to Eugene O'Neill

1938-11-10

Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)

1946-12-10

German/Swiss novelist Hermann Hesse wins the Nobel Prize in Literature "for his inspired writings which, while growing in boldness and penetration, exemplify the classical humanitarian ideals and high qualities of style"

1947-05-23

PC Hooft prize forms for literature

1948-11-04

TS Eliot wins Nobel Prize for literature

1950-11-10

Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

1953-02-19

Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board

1954-10-28

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

1957-10-17

French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

1958-10-23

Soviet novelist Boris Pasternak, wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1958-10-29

Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature

1962-10-25

American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1966-12-10

Israeli Shmuel Yosef Agnon wins Nobel Prize for literature

1970-10-08

Soviet author Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn wins Nobel Prize for Literature

1971-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda

1976-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1978-10-05

Isaac Bashevis Singer wins Nobel Prize for literature

1980-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Czeslaw Milosz

1985-10-17

French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature

1987-10-22

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky

1988-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Naguib Mahfouz

1988-10-14

Naguib Mahfouz is 1st Arabic writer to win Nobel literature prize

1990-10-11

Octavio Paz wins Nobel Prize for literature

1992-10-08

Nobel Prize for literature is given to West Indies poet Derek Walcott

1993-10-07

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Toni Morrison

1994-10-13

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Kenzaburo Oe

1997-10-09

Nobel prize for literature awarded to Dario Fo

2006-02-07

Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

2012-10-11

Mo Yan, a hallucinatory realist writer, wins the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature

2013-03-07

Hilary Mantel is awarded the 2013 David Cohen Prize for literature

2013-10-10

Alice Munro is awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

2014-10-09

Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Literature - Notable Birthdays

Gabriel García MárquezMar 6, 1927

Literature - Birthdays
Date Event
1644-07-12

Arnold Moonen, Dutch vicar/literature (David's holy saint graduals)

1684-12-03

Ludvig Baron Holberg, founder (Danish & Norwegian literature)

1756-09-07

Willem Bilderdijk, Dutch poet/literature (Disease of Scientists)

1807-04-01

Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic

1807-05-24

Cornelis E van Koetsveld, vicar/literature

1813-06-18

Pavel Annenkov, Rus literature historian (Zametsjatelnoje desjatileti)

1841-04-26

Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian

1853-12-06

Haraprasad Shastri, Indian academic, Sanskrit scholar, archivist and historian of Bengali literature (d. 1931)

1855-10-12

August Sauer, Austria literature historian (Euphorion)

1855-10-16

Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian

1859-01-13

Karl Bleibtreu, German author (Revolution of Literature)

1865-05-15

Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion)

1871-06-17

Nicolae Iorga, writer/poet/literature historian/pres of Romania

1873-05-21

Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature historian

1875-12-12

Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian

1878-08-30

Paul Hazard, French literature historian

1885-07-20

Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian/critic

1886-04-14

Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian

1887-10-04

Francis Bull, Norway, writer (Norsk literature historian)

1892-07-15

Walter Benjamin, German literature critic/writer

1892-10-09

Ivo Andric, Yugoslavia, novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel Prize for Literature 1961)

1897-04-20

Bernard Verhoeven, poet/literature (About the Laugh)

1899-06-14

Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)

1899-06-19

George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)

1900-04-26

James Sutherland, English literature scholar/actor (Rob Roy 1953)

1900-11-30

Korneel Goossens, Flemish literature/art historian

1901-06-22

Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), Wolmaransstad, Transvaal, poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch

1902-01-25

Gerard P M Knuvelder, Dutch literature historian (Vocation, Kitty)

1906-10-02

John Humphreys Whitfield, scholar of Italian language & literature

1909-01-02

Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)

1909-04-16

Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian

1909-09-16

[Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian

1915-06-05

Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)

1915-12-26

Hans [Henri A] Gomperts, Dutch literature (Duck on Attic)

1916-03-11

Ezra Jack Keats, children's literature author (d. 1983)

1917-09-18

Gerrit Borgers, literature

1918-04-26

Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)

1924-12-03

Francisco Sionil José, Filipino novelist, Philippine National Artist for Literature

1926-06-08

Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature

1927-03-06

Gabriel García Márquez, Aracataca, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature)

1941-03-23

Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author

Literature - Notable Weddings

Ernest HemingwayMay 10, 1927

Literature - Weddings
Date Event
1927-05-10

1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)

1956-09-14

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)

1980-11-27

British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (50) marries 2nd wife British writer and historian Antonia Frazer (48)

Literature - Notable Deaths

Seamus HeaneyAug 30, 2013

Gabriel García MárquezApr 17, 2014

Literature - Deaths
Date Event
1604-10-08

Janus Dousa, [Johan van de Does], literature/politician, dies at 58

1711-12-17

Arnold Moonen, vicar/literature (Defeated German Spraekkunst), dies

1840-09-08

John H van de Palm, theologist/literature/speaker, dies at 77

1848-10-26

Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies

1854-11-26

Matthijs Siegenbeek, literature (Defeated German Spelling), dies

1872-06-04

Johan R Thorbecke, literature/liberal premier, dies

1881-02-07

Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic, dies at 73

1886-08-06

Wilhelm Scherer, German literature historian, dies at 45

1887-03-08

Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73

1887-03-20

Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73

1893-11-04

Cornelis E van Koetsveld, Dutch vicar/literature, dies at 86

1918-05-27

Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80

1926-09-17

August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70

1937-03-08

Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71

1940-09-27

Walter Benjamin, German/French literature critic/writer, dies at 48

1943-10-01

Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42

1944-04-13

Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65

1944-11-28

Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies

1951-09-24

Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75

1953-08-17

Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66

1953-09-17

Emil Ermatinger, Switz, literature critic, dies at 80

1953-10-18

Douwe Kalma, Fries literature/christian-socialist, dies at 57

1954-03-06

Jan Kalf, Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80

1956-04-19

Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70

1959-04-08

Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies

1967-11-12

Herman Uyttersprot, Flemish literature historian, dies at 58

1970-02-18

Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94

1982-06-29

Gerard[us PM] Knuvelder, literature historian (Anthology), dies

1985-07-05

Gerard Schmook, Flemish literature historian/custodian, dies at 86

1995-03-19

Fernand Lodewick, literature historian (Literature), dies at 85

1996-03-14

Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature, dies at 69

1998-02-09

Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95

2009-03-04

Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)

2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2014-04-17

Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist (1982 Nobel Prize in Literature), dies of pneumonia at 87


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