1879 – Wallace Stevens, American poet (d. 1955)
1904 – Graham Greene, British novelist (d. 1991)
1911 – Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
embedding – Northern Irish author Jason Johnson is set to sell the right to appear as a literary character in his third book to the highest online bidder. just one little question . . . . who cares?
mitzvah • Robert Anton Wilson is still broke and dying at home,
donations can be made to Bob directly to the Paypal account firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a check payable to Robert Anton Wilson to Dennis Berry c/o Futique Trust, P.O. Box 3561, Santa Cruz, CA 95063
idiot alert • Melbourne University has removed two books – Defence of the Muslim Lands and Join the Caravan – from its library shelves after they were refused classification by the Office of Film and Literature Classification. Vice-chancellor Glyn Davis has complained that this will limit the legitimate research of staff and students. whatever happened to KNOW they enemy?. . seems to me ignorance is what got us in this mess in the first place.
cookies • Katharina Hacker won Germany’s top award for contemporary novels, the 25,000-euro ($32,000) German Book Prize, for her novel, “Die Habenichtse” (The Have-Nothings).