Mar. 28, 2000
Poem: "Mid-Term," by Reynolds Price, from The Collected Poems of Reynolds Price (Scribner).
Itís 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. His other novels include Affliction (1989), and The Sweet Hereafter (1991).
Writer Mario Vargas Llosa was born in a village in the south of Peru on this day in 1936. Heís the author of Conversation in the Cathedral (1969), The War of the End of the World (1984), Who Killed Palomino Molero? (1987) and other books.
Itís the birthday of novelist FREDERICK EXLEY, in Watertown, New York, 1929, author of A Fanís Notes (1968).
Itís 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, published in 1947, and the 1949 novel, The Man with the Golden Arm.
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