André Gide (André Paul Guillaume Gide, 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French writer. Born into an austere Protestant family, Gide was educated mostly at…… Read more “André Gide”
Selma Lagerlöf (Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf, 20 November 1858 – 16 March 1940) was a Swedish writer. She received her education at home and later, against her father’s will, completed…… Read more “Selma Lagerlöf”
Elfriede Jelinek (1946) is an Austrian writer of Jewish, Romanian and Czech descent. She graduated from the Vienna Conservatory with an organist diploma, and later studied art history and theater at…… Read more “Elfriede Jelinek”
Yasunari Kawabata (川端 康成, 11 June 1899 – 16 April 1972) was a Japanese writer. Born in Osaka, into a well-established family, Yasunari was orphaned when he was four. Having… Read more "Yasunari Kawabata"
Heinrich Böll (21 December 1917 – 16 July 1985) studied German at the University of Cologne and worked, for one year, in a municipal statistical bureau. He left the… Read more "Heinrich Böll"
Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw, 10 July 1931) is a Canadian writer. When Alice was 10 years old, her mother was diagnosed as having an unusual type of…… Read more “Alice Munro”