Literary and Innovative People A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.
Died on Juy 31 2012 – Gore Vidal, author of Empire, part of his American Saga.
Gore V idal was an American author of novels and political essays.
Vidal felt that successive governments in the United States reduced the country to the status of a decadent empire.
His sense of humour allowed him to be equally pragmatic with the Democratic Party as well as the Republicans.
Armageddon? contains criticism of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Died on Juy 31 2007 – Norman Cohn, author of The Pursuit of the Millennium
Died on Juy 31 2001 – Poul Anderson, author of many science Fiction novels.
William Maxwell.(1908 - 2000)
Maxwell was born in Lincoln, Illinois, United States. They Came Like Swallows is semi-autobiographical.
Like Bunny, William took ill with the flu and survived, yet his mother died from flu due to the plague of 1918.
William Maxwell was fiction editor for the New Yorker magazine from 1936 until 1975.