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The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, November 22, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, November 22, 2019

Today is the birthday of the English Victorian author Mary Ann Evans (1819), better known by her pseudonym George Eliot.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, November 21, 2019

Today is the birthday of Marilyn French (1929), who wrote fiction and non-fiction about radical feminism including the influential novel “The Women’s Room.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Today is the birthday of Nadine Gordimer (1923) who said, “Truth isn’t always beauty, but the hunger for it is.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Tuesday, November 19, 2019

It’s the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, which reminded a nation engaged in civil war of its commitment to liberty, equality, and freedom.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, November 18, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Monday, November 18, 2019

Today is the 80th birthday of the author of Margaret Atwood, author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which she wrote: “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Sunday, November 17, 2019

“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30” –Lorne Michaels, born this day in 1944

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The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Saturday, November 16, 2019

Today is the birthday of Andrea Barrett (1954), a biologist by training whose fiction often features women in science.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, November 15, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Friday, November 15, 2019

It’s the birthday of Jessica Abel (1969), who said, “My own method of making comics is at least unteachable, if not just plain unadvisable.”

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The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Thursday, November 14, 2019

Today is the birthday of Astrid Lindgren (1907), who created the red-haired, pigtailed, nine-year-old character named Pippi Longstocking.

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The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Writer’s Almanac for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Today is the birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), whose novel “Treasure Island” was based on a game he invented to entertain his stepson.

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