Stephen King In 1947 on the Twenty First of September, Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King gave birth to one of the greatest mystery fiction writers in our time. Stephen King was born in Maine General Hospital in Portland Maine(Wukovits 11). King had a normal upbringing despite the absents of a father. At the age of two King’s father, Donald Edward King, had disappeared while serving as a merchant marine in World War II (11). King started his education in a small school where he quickly took an interest in reading and writing.
Robert Cormier began writing when he was in first grade. He first goal was to become a writer when he was in seventh grade. When he began writing he said, “I can’t remember a time when I was trying to get something down on paper.” A nun at Robert’s school encouraged him to write a poem. He attended Leominster High School, graduating as president of his class. As a freshman at Fitchburg State College, he had his first story published when a college
Dave Barry was born on July 3rd, 1947 in Armonk, New York to a Presbyterian minister, also named David Barry. He grew up with the dream of writing, and his sense of humor was present from a very early point in life. He was labeled Class Clown of his graduating class at Pleasantville High School in 1965. Barry attended Haverford College outside of Philadelphia, and he received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1969. Then he married his college sweetheart, Ann Shelnutt in 1970, though they got divorced six years later.
Mr. Bradbury started his literary career as the self-publisher of the fanzine Futuria Fantasia when he was 18. The fanzine’s four issues were anthologized and reissued in 2007 by Graham Press. The fanzine was bankrolled by Forrest J. Ackerman, one of science fiction’s greatest fans and the man said to have coined the term sci-fi; only 100 original copies were printed. They contain early work by such future science fiction luminaries as Hannes Bok and Robert
In his whole career he has written 23 novels. His most famous work is the novel ”Fahrenheit 451” was filmed by Francois Truffaut in 1966 and the title inspired Michael Moore to call his movie ”Fahrenheit 9/11” Bradbury has written many novels which take place on Mars. He has also written the script to Moby dick by John Huston and King of kings by Nicholas Ray. Ray Bradbury has also gotten a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Illustrated man (1951) is a collection of eighteen short stories.
Other films in which he’s played are Valentine’s Day, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Swing Vote, Henry Poole Is Here, and Balls of Fury. He headlined his first HBO Comedy Special, America’s Mexican, in 2007. Lopez has also performed as part of HBO and TBS’s Comic Relief 2006. In May 2004, his autobiography, “Why You Crying?,” entered The New York Times Bestsellers Top 20. The book was co-written by Emmy winning writer and sportscaster Armen Keteyian.
He sustained beatings, loss of belongings, and loss of lunch money as a result. Sheldon attended elementary school until the age of 11, grade five, at that point he entered college. He graduated college summa cum laude at the age of 14 and at the time was the youngest person to receive the Stevenson Award at 14 1/2 years old. He received his first doctorate at the age of 16 and completed his second dissertation at the age of 20. Sheldon is currently a senior theoretical particle physicist at the California Institute of Technology focusing on string theory and its alter ego M-theory.
He has written ten novels including westerns, modernist genres, and southern gothic. He has won many awards including 1959 and 1960 Ingram-Merrill awards, 1965 Faulkner prize for a first novel for The Orchard Keeper, 1965 Traveling Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1992 National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses. In 2005 his novel No Country for Old Men was made into a major motion picture. In 2006 he was named joint runner up in a poll surveyed by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. In 2007 he won four Academy Awards including Best Picture for No Country for Old Men.
It is held on this day because it is his birthday. There are events happening all over the UK. Some of his awards include: the American mystery award which he received three times, wins New York Times Outstanding Books Award, Federation of Children's Book Groups Award, Surrey School award, Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis and the Whitbread Award. One of his most recognised works is his culture changing books “Charlie and the chocolate factory” and “James and the giant peach”. Charlie and the chocolate factory was made as a movie twice (one old one and one modern day version).
Chinua Achebe remains the most read African author in the world. In addition to his many awards for his writing, including the 1972 Commonwealth Poetry Prize, Achebe has received more than twenty honorary doctorates from universities around the world. Like for many African writers for Achebe the primary focus has been an African identity. Through his works, Achebe expresses a powerful cry for an end to worldwide oppression. In an autobiographical comment published in Contemporary Novelists, he described himself as “a political writer.” He explained that his politics are “concerned with universal human communication across racial and cultural boundaries as a means of fostering respect.