1. Happy Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin!

  2. Happy Birthday, Oscar Wilde!

  3. Happy Birthday, Elie Wiesel!

  4. Happy Birthday, Truman Capote!

  5. "I agree with Ralph. We’ve got to have rules and obey them. After all, we’re not savages. We’re English, and the English are best at everything." -Lord of the Flies

    Happy Birthday, William Golding!

  6. "Man, when you lose your laugh, you lose your footing."

    Happy Birthday, Ken Kesey! (image courtesy of #OutofPrintFan Greg)

  7. Happy Birthday, H.A. Rey! Hans Augusto Rey was an illustrator and writer and the co-creator of Curious George with his wife, Margret. 

  8. Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

  9. Happy 186th Birthday, Leo Tolstoy! Images are from the fantastic Google Doodle tribute to Tolstoy and his work, including Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

  10. Happy Birthday, Mary Shelley!

  11. Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx!

  12. "You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you."

    Happy Birthday, Ray Bradbury! 

  13. Happy Birthday, H.P. Lovecraft!

  14. Happy Birthday, Charles Bukowski!


  15. Happy Birthday, James Baldwin!

    Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.