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Literary and Innovative People On This Day - June 9 World Oceans Day

A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

2013

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Iain Banks

Iain Banks was a Scottish writer of fiction novels and also of the Science Fiction series The Culture uner the naw Iain M Banks. More about Iain Banks and Iain M Banks.

1956

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Patricia Cornwell

Patricia Cornwell is an American Crime Fiction author. She has publshed twenty three novels in the Kay Scarpetta series of crime novels. More about Patricia Cornwell.

1870

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens died on June 9, 1870. He leaves a legacy of fiction that has been converted to film on many occasion

Authors to have made their mark on June 8

Born

1963 – Gilad Atzmon, Israeli-English saxophonist, author, and activist
1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author
1960 – Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist and author
1954 – George Pérez, American author and illustrator
1954 – Gregory Maguire, American author
1946 – James Kelman, Scottish author and playwright
1939 – Charles Webb, American author
1936 – Nell Dunn, English playwright, screenwriter and author
1931 – Nandini Satpathy, Indian author and politician, 8th Chief Minister of Odisha (d. 2006)
1925 – Keith Laumer, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
1921 – Jean Lacouture, French journalist, historian, and author (d. 2015)
1917 – Eric Hobsbawm, Egyptian-English historian and author (d. 2012)
1916 – Jurij Brězan, German soldier and author (d. 2006)
1908 – Luis Kutner, American lawyer, author, and activist (d. 1993)
1903 – Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (d. 1996)
1843 – Bertha von Suttner, Austrian journalist and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1914)
1837 – Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie, English author (d. 1919)

Died

2017 – Adam West, American actor and investor (b. 1928)
2008 – Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (b. 1931)
2008 – Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (b. 1919)
1974 – Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan journalist, author, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
1973 – John Creasey, English author and politician (b. 1908)
1968 – Bernard Cronin, Australian author and journalist (b. 1884)
1901 – Adolf Bötticher, German historian and author (b. 1842)
1717 – Jeanne Guyon, French mystic and author (b. 1648)

Other events through the years on June 9

1978

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Yachtswoman Naomi James breaks the solo round-the-world sailing record by two days.

1860

1st US "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs Ann Stevens.

1790

1st book copyrighted under constitution, "Philadelphia Spelling Book"

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in June



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