Author Birthdays – Hey June

Spalding Gray (b. June 5, 1941, Providence, RI; d. January 11, 2004, New York, NY)

Gray“I knew I couldn’t live in America and I wasn’t ready to move to Europe so I moved to an island off the coast of America – New York City.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Swimming to Cambodia

For more information on Spalding Gray, click here.

 

Ken Follett (b. June 5, 1949, Cardiff, UK)

Follett“There is no point in asking a man a question until you have established whether he has any reason to lie to you.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Pillars of the Earth

For more information on Ken Follett, click here.

 

Thomas Mann (b. June 6, 1875, Free City of Lübeck; d. August 12, 1955, Zürich, Switzerland)

Mann“Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Magic Mountain

For more information on Thomas Mann, click here.

 

V. C. Andrews (b. June 6, 1923, Portsmouth, VA; d. December 19, 1986, Virginia Beach, VA)

Andrews“You can trust a few some of the time, and most none of the time. Feel lucky if you have even one to trust all of the time.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Flowers in the Attic

For more information on V. C. Andrews, click here.

 

Gwendolyn Brooks (b. June 7, 1917, Topeka, KS; d. December 3, 2000, Chicago, IL)

Brooks“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Annie Allen

For more information on Gwendolyn Brooks, click here.

 

Patricia Cornwell (b. June 9, 1956, Miami, FL)

Cornwell“I’ve always believed human blood is red because it really needs to draw attention to itself.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Postmortem

For more information on Patricia Cornwell, click here.

 

Maurice Sendak (b. June 10, 1928, New York, NY; d. May 8, 2012, Danbury, CT)

Sendak“Childhood is a tricky business. Usually, something goes wrong.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Where the Wild Things Are

For more information on Maurice Sendak, click here.

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