Book, Famous Authors

Salute to Alice Walker, novelist

Born this day in 1944 with the grand name of Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker. Apart from writing novels, she is a short story writer, poet, and social activist. She became the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Alice Walker on Amazon Alice has a great talent for poetry. They are well… Continue reading Salute to Alice Walker, novelist

Book, Famous Authors, Poetry

Salute to British Poet Gavin Ewart

Born this day in 1916 London, Gavin Ewart is known for poetry. He also wrote poems for children, and known for some light-verse on playful risqué subjects, which included Phallus of Wonderland. The most remarkable phenomenon of the English poetic scene ... has been the advent, or perhaps I should say the irruption, of Gavin… Continue reading Salute to British Poet Gavin Ewart

Book, Children’s Stories, Famous Authors

Salute to British Writer C S Lewis

This was sitting in my drafts and should have posted a few days ago. Born this day in 1898, Charles Staples Lewis wrote over thirty books that are read by millions of people. Lewis is also known for his work on medieval literature, and his Christian apologetics. Three of his works of fiction were turned… Continue reading Salute to British Writer C S Lewis

Articles, Book

Remembering Ben-Hur

If like me you are of a certain age, mention Ben-Hur and you’ll immediately think of Charlton Heston. An image of him standing tall in a chariot comes to mind too. Lewis Wallace was born in 1827 and was a solider in the American Civil War. He was a lawyer and a diplomat and eventually… Continue reading Remembering Ben-Hur

Articles, Book, Famous Authors

Salute to Neil Gaiman, British Writer

Born this day, 10th November in 1960, Neil Gaiman, a British writer, has a long list of achievements and accolades. He’s written novels, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, audio theatre, and films. On Amazon there are over twenty books, all with colourful eye catch-catching covers. Take a look. Neil on Amazon Although I knew his… Continue reading Salute to Neil Gaiman, British Writer