Author Birthdays – November

Fyodor Dostoyevsky (b. November 11, 1821, Moscow, Russia; d.February 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Not nearly as mad looking as Tolstoy“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” You can find more quotes here.

What you should read: Crime and Punishment and The Brother Karamazov

For more information on Dostoyevsky, click here.

 

Robert Louis Stevenson (b. November 13, 1850, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK; d. December 3, 1894, Vailima, Samoa)

He doesn't even look real“Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

For more information on Robert Louis Stevenson, click here.

 

 

Shelby Foote (b. November 17, 1916, Greenville, MS; d.June 27, 2005, Memphis, TN)

One of the few people with a southern accent that I have admired“I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Civil War: A Narrative 

For more information on Shelby Foote, click here.

 

Margaret Atwood (b. November 18, 1939, Ottawa, Canada)

I need to read more of her work“Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.” Read more quotes here.

What you should read: The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake

For more on Margaret Atwood and her books, click here.

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