Mar. 28, 1999
Poems: "Mid-Term," by Reynolds Price, from The Collected Poems of Reynolds Price (Scribner, 1997).
It's the birthday in Newton, Massachusetts, 1940, of novelist and short-story writer RUSSELL BANKS, author of Continental Drift (1985) which won him the Pulitzer Prize.
Writer MARIO VARGAS LLOSA was born in a village in the south of Peru on this day in 1936.
It's the birthday of novelist FREDERICK EXLEY, in Watertown, New York, 1929, author of A Fan's Notes in 1968.
It's the birthday of NELSON ALGREN, the novelist of Chicago, even though he was born in Detroit on this day in 1909. His best known books are a collection of 20 short stories called The Neon Wilderness, that he published in 1947, and the 1949 novel, The Man with the Golden Arm.
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