Nobel Prize in Literature
Poet Salvatore Quasimodo (1959), novelist V. S. Naipaul (2001)
Samuel Richardson, Albert Cohen, Vilhelm Moberg, James Gould-Cozzens, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Vasily Aksyonov, Melvin Van Peebles, E. Annie Proulx, Roger Stone, Greg Bear, Jonathan Coe
Poets: Edgar Guest, Ogden Nash, Charles Bukowksi, Ted Hughes, Li Young Lee Playwrights: James Kirkwood, Jr.
Thinkers, Believers, Scientists, Historians, Biographers
Believers: Paul Tillich Scientists: Margaret Murie Biographers: T. E. Lawrence, Frank McCourt
Humorists, Essayists, Editors, Journalists, Officials, Media and Others
Humorists: Dorothy Parker, X. J. Kennedy Essayists: Mary Matalin Editors: William Maxwell, Malcolm Forbes Officials: Bill Clinton, Tipper Gore
Mystery / Crime / Suspense Writers
Crime: Vincent Bugliosi
Fantasy / Science Fiction Writers
Fantasy: H. P. Lovecraft, Ray Bradbury, M. M. Kaye Science Fiction: Hugo Gernsback, Brian Aldiss
Romance: Jacqueline Susann Historical Fiction: Georgette Heyer
Illustrators: Aubrey Beardsley, Ivan Bilibin, Chynna Clugston Graphic Novelists: Brian Michael Bendis Cartoonists: Otto Messmer, Stephen Hillenburg
Young People’s Writers
Teens: Dianna Wynne Jones, Will Shetterly
Events to read about this week: The Salem witch trials, Nat Turner's rebellion, the Lincoln – Douglas debates, the women's suffrage amendment, Darwin's theory of evolution, Hawaii's statehood, tjhe death of Elvis, and the births of Sam Goldwyn and Gene Roddenberry.
Columnist Robert Novak (78), news producer Don Hewitt (85)
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.
Answer to Last Week’s Questions:
Julia Child, born and raised next door in Pasadena, received the National Book Award for Julia Child and More Company in 1980. This was an outgrowth of her later television program called Julia Child and Company. Her first PBS program, The French Chef, based on her first co-written book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was the first national program to be captioned for deaf viewers. Her kitchen from that program is on display at the Smithsonian, in the National Museum of American History. Julia Child's influence on American cuisine after the 1960s is incalculable.