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Famous Authors Born in September

Richard Wright - September 4, 1908

The  provacative author of Native Son and Black Boy helped shape race relations in

O'Henry -  September 11, 1910

O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter, a man whose short stories are known for their surprise

D.H. Lawrence - September 11, 1885

David Herbert Richards Lawrence is best-known for his sexually-charged novel, the often banned Lady Chatterly’s Lover. His boldness helped define modernism.

Roald Dahl - September 13, 1916

Few children’s authors have been as influential and prolific as Roald Dahl. Some of his works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilida, The BFG, and James and the Giant

Agatha Christie - September 15, 1890

Not only was she appointed the title of “Dame” by the Queen of England, but according to the Guiness Book of World Records, she is the best-selling author of all time. -

Ken Kesey - September 17, 1935

Psychadelic icon Ken Kesey gained fame for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.-

Upton Sinclair - September 20, 1879

Sinclair wrote almost one hundred novels in his lifetime. A few of these include Oil! (the basis for the movie There Will Be Blood) and the novel that permantly changed the meat industry, The Jungle.

Stephen King - September 21, 1947

H.G. Wells - September 21, 1866

Widely regarded as “the father of science fiction”, Wells wrote many novels, including The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau, and The Invisible Man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - September 24, 1896

F.Scott Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age in numerous short stories as well as the novels This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and The Last Tycoon (posthumously).

William Faulkner - September 25, 1897

Acknowledged as one of the most important Southern writers of the 20th century, Faulker wrote over one hundred short stories and roughly nineteen novels. A few his novels are The Sound and the Fury, Light in August, and As I Lay

Shel Silverstein - September 25, 1930

Shel Silverstein’s poetry collections, such as A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends , continue to turn generations of children on to poetry. He also wrote songs and short stories, and drew a series of cartoons for Playboy.

T.S. Eliot - September 26, 1888

Eliot was a playwright and literary critic on top of being a poet. His work, “The Wasteland”,  is viewed by many as one of the most important poems in the English language.

Miguel de Cervantes - September 29, 1547

Cervantes wrote many short stories, plays, and poems, but he is best known for his magnum opus, Don Quixote.

Truman Capote- September 30, 1924


Prolific author and spectacular southern dandy Truman Capote penned many works, including In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’


Books in Catalog

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A Father's Law - Richard Wright
Call Number: PS 3545 .R815 F38 2008
ISBN: 9780061349164
Publication Date: 2008-01-08

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Native Son - Richard Wright; Arnold Rampersad (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS 3545.R815 N25 1998
ISBN: 0060929804
Publication Date: 2004-07-01

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Black Boy - Richard Wright (Editor)
Call Number: PS 3545 R815 Z5 1993
ISBN: 0060812508
Publication Date: 1993-02-01

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Richard Wright - Hazel Rowley
Call Number: PS 3545 .R815 Z84 2001
ISBN: 080504776X
Publication Date: 2001-08-14

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D. H. Lawrence - Weldon Thornton
Call Number: PR 6023 A93 Z928 1993
ISBN: 0805708626
Publication Date: 1993-10-20

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Lady Chatterley's Lover - D. H. Lawrence; Laura Bonds (Editor)
Call Number: PR 6023 A93 L2 1983b
ISBN: 9781934255193

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Death on the Nile (sound recording) - Agatha Christie
Call Number: PR 6005.H66 D418 1997
ISBN: 0553478117
Publication Date: 1997-01-01

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The Murder at the Vicarage (sound recording) - Agatha Christie; BBC Radio Company Staff (Performed by)
Call Number: PR6005.H66 M8 1994
ISBN: 0553477676
Publication Date: 1997-12-01

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The Mystery of the Blue Train (sound recording) - Agatha Christie; BBC Radio Company Staff (Performed by)
Call Number: PR 6005.H66 M918 1992
ISBN: 0553471813
Publication Date: 1993-07-01

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One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
Call Number: PS 3561 .E667 O533 1963
ISBN: 0451163966
Publication Date: 1963-02-01

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Sometimes a Great Notion - Ken Kesey
ISBN: 0140045295
Publication Date: 1977-07-28

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The Jungle - Upton Sinclair; Emory Elliot (Afterword by); Emory Elliott (Introduction by)
Call Number: PS 3537.I85 J85 1990
ISBN: 0451524209
Publication Date: 1960-11-01

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Joyland - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 .I483 J69 2013
ISBN: 9781781162644
Publication Date: 2013-06-04

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Under the Dome - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 .I483 U53 2009
ISBN: 9781439148501
Publication Date: 2009-11-10

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Lisey's Story - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 .I483 L57 2006
ISBN: 9780743289412
Publication Date: 2006-10-24

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Different Seasons - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 I 483 D5 1982
ISBN: 0670272663
Publication Date: 1982-08-27

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'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 I483 S24 1975
ISBN: 0385007515

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The Shining - Stephen King
Call Number: PS 3561 I483 S54 1977
ISBN: 9780307743657
Publication Date: 2012-06-26

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War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells
Call Number: PZ 7.E89195 War 1988
ISBN: 0812505158
Publication Date: 1993-12-01

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The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
Call Number: PR 5774 T5 1982
ISBN: 0553213512
Publication Date: 1984-01-01

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F. Scott Fitzgerald - Harold Bloom (Editor)
Call Number: PS 3511 I9 Z61374 1999
ISBN: 0791052540
Publication Date: 1999-09-01

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (sound recording) - F. Scott Fitzgerald; Grover Gardner (Narrated by)
Call Number: PS 3511 .I9 A6 2008b
ISBN: 9781400109777
Publication Date: 2008-09-08

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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald; Matthew J. Bruccoli (Editor); Fredson Bowers (Text by)
Call Number: PS 3511.I9 G7 1991
ISBN: 0521402301
Publication Date: 1991-08-30

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The Beautiful and Damned - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Call Number: PS 3511 I9 B4 1988
ISBN: 0020199708
Publication Date: 1988-06-10

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Absalom, Absalom! - William Faulkner; John Jeremiah Sullivan (Foreword by)
Call Number: PS 3511 A86 A6 1993
ISBN: 0679600728
Publication Date: 1993-11-09

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William Faulkner - William Faulkner; Noel Polk (Editor); Joseph Blotner (Foreword by)
Call Number: PS 3511 .A86 A6 1999
ISBN: 1883011698
Publication Date: 1999-10-01

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William Faulkner and Southern History - Joel Williamson
Call Number: PS 3511 A86 Z98574 1995
ISBN: 0195101294
Publication Date: 1995-12-14

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Every Thing on It - Shel Silverstein (Illustrator)
Call Number: PS 3569 .I47224 E94 2011
ISBN: 9780061998164
Publication Date: 2011-09-20

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The Waste Land - T. S. Eliot; Christopher Ricks (Afterword by)
Call Number: PS 3509.L43 W3 1997
ISBN: 0156005344
Publication Date: 1997-03-01

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T. S. Eliot - Lyndall Gordon
Call Number: PS 3509 .L43 Z6794 1999
ISBN: 0393047288
Publication Date: 1999-08-01

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The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; John M. Cohen (Translator)
Call Number: PQ 6329 A2 1983
ISBN: 0140440100
Publication Date: 1951-02-28

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In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
Call Number: HV 6533 K3 C3
ISBN: 9780679745587

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Breakfast at Tiffany's - Truman Capote
Call Number: PS 3505 A59 B7
ISBN: 9780679745655
Publication Date: 1993-09-28


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