Author’s Birthdays: January 25th

Some of your favorite authors have birthdays today, January 25th.  Whether they’re still with us or sitting behind their Great Writing Desks in the Sky, there’s no better way to say “Happy Birthday” to a writer than by reading their books.


Robert Burns 

Robert Burns

Born January 25, 1759, Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He’s considered the National Poet of Scotland and is remains a beloved poet to people around the world.  Some of Burn’s well-known works include Auld Lang Syne, A Red, Red, Rose, and The Battle of Sherra-moor.


W. Somerset Maugham

W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham was born January 25, 1874. He’s best known for his novels Of Human Bondage, The Razor’s Edge, and The Magician.


Emil Ludwig

Emil Ludwig

Emil Ludwig was born on January 25, 1881. He passed away on September 17, 1948, at the age of 65. He’s best known for his biographical works including Napoleon, Bismark: The Story of a Fighter, and Lincoln.


Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

Born January 25, 1882, British author Virginia Woolf is best known for her Pulitzer-Prize winning novel The Hours and other notable works including Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and The Waves.


Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor

Gloria Naylor was born on January 25, 1950. She’s best known for Brewster Place, Mama Day, and Bailey’s Cafe, among others.


Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky

Novelist Stephen Chbosky was born January 25, 1970. You might know him from his novel  The Perks of Being a Wallflower and short story collection Pieces.

 


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