Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy birthday, Ellen Glasgow; Janet Evanovich.

Richmond's own Ellen Glasgow was born today in 1873. A proponent of women's suffrage and a member of a literary circle that included Allen Tate and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Glasgow won the Pulitzer Prize for In This Our Life (1941). She died in 1945.

And one-time Trentonian and Silver Dagger winner Janet Evanovich was born today in 1943. The creator of hapless bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Evanovich--for this native Jersey girl--perfectly captures the bighaired, car-obsessed culture of South Jersey. Her upcoming Plum novel is Fearless Fourteen (out in June); another recent work is How I Write.

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