Author Birthdays

William Styron (b. June 11, 1925, Hilton Village, VA; d. November 1, 2006, Martha’s Vineyard, MA)

Styron“If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Sophie’s Choice

For more information on William Styron, click here.

 

Anne Frank (b. June 12, 1929, Frankfurt, Germany; d. 1945, Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany)

Frank“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: The Diary of a Young Girl

For more information on Anne Frank, click here.

 

William Butler Yeats (b. June 13, 1865, Sandymount, Ireland; d. January 28, 1939, Menton, France)

Yeats“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: His collected poetry

For more information on William Yeats, click here.

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe (b. June 14, 1811, Litchfield, CT; d. July 1, 1896, Hartford, CT)

Stowe“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

For more information on Harriet Beecher Stowe, click here.

 

Joyce Carol Oates (b. June 16, 1938, Lockport, NY)

Oates“Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind.” Find more quotes here.

What you should read: Blonde

For more information on Joyce Carol Oates, click here.

 

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