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On This Day - July 07
Literary and Innovative People
A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.
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Zoe Heller was born in St. Pancras near Kings Cross in London. Heller has written three novels. Notes From a Scandal was a Booker nominee in 2003 and
was a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards in 2010.
Robert McCrum is an English autor and an editor. He has been an editor for FaberFaber for 10 years. Then he became editor in chief there. He moved to the Observer and in 2008 he was appointed Associate Editor.
In the Secret State
is his first novel.
Kathy Reichs is an author of crime novels and is best known for her Temperance Brennan series of crime novels. These are the basis for the tv series "Bones" Reichs is also a forensic anthropologist and her work has brought her around the world on speaking engagements.
David Eddings was born on July 7, 1931, and died on June 2nd, 2009. He co-authored many Fantasy series books with his wife, Leigh.
Sorceress of Darshiva
is the fourth novel in the Malloreon series.
Robert A Heinlein
Robert A Heinlein was born on July 7 1907 and dies on May 6, 1988. Heinlein was one of the most important science fiction writers of his time and has the prestige of Isaac Asimov or Arthur C Clarke.
Authors to have made their mark on July 07
1972 Laurent Gaudé, French author and playwright
1962 Peter Hedges, American author, screenwriter, and director
1952 Hilary Mantel, English author and critic
1950 John Byrne, English-American author and illustrator
1941 David Crystal, British linguist, author, and academic
1927 Janet Leigh, American actress and author (d. 2004)
1916 Harold Norse, American poet and author (d. 2009)
1913 Vance Trimble, American journalist and author
1907 George Stanley, Canadian soldier, historian, and author, designed the flag of Canada (d. 2002)
1900 Frederica Sagor Maas, American author and screenwriter (d. 2012)
1892 Will James, American author and illustrator (d. 1942)
1890 Dhan Gopal Mukerji, Indian-American author and scholar (d. 1936)
1799 Louisa Caroline Huggins Tuthill, American author (d. 1879)
2009 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian author and academic (b. 1932)
2007 Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, American author (b. 1939)
2005 Ed McBain, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
1995 Aziz Nesin, Turkish author and poet (b. 1915)
1535 Thomas More Philosopher and author of 'Utopia'
Other events through the years on July 07
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the final movie based on the wizard fantasy books, debuted in London.
Beatles' "All You Need is Love" is released
"Hancock's Half Hour" premieres as a TV show starring Tony Hancock and Sid James, written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson
Anne Frank and her family go into hiding in the "Secret Annexe" above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.
Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Irishman Willoughby Hamilton wins his only Wimbledon title beating 7-time champion William Renshaw 6-8, 6-2, 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog.
Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe.
A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death.
Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in July