Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew in 1936, brought up in Carlisle, educated at Durham University, and now lives half the year in London and half in the Lake District. As a journalist he worked on the Sunday Times, where he was chief features writer, and later editor of the Magazine.
He is the author of over thirty books, including biographies, novels, children's novels (Flossie Teacake) and several books about Lakeland. He publishes his own best selling guide 'The Good Guide to the Lakes'.
He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster.
This category lists pages and sites about the life and works of British author Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) who wrote Robinson Crusoe.
Len Deighton - British author, born 18th February 1929,
This category is for URLs dealing with information on R. F. Delderfield. The sites may include books reviews, articles and interviews, fan clubs and forums, or anything else that has to do with the author and his works.
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Sites containing information on the works and the life of R. F. Delderfield. Ronald Frederick Delderfield born on February 12, 1912 in New Cross, London and passed away on June 24, 1972 in his house in Sidmouth, Devon. During his lifetime, he was a successful newspaperman and playwright before becoming a novelist. Many of his works have been made into television series.
Mali-born author, filmmaker and professor at New York University
Philip K. Dick (December 16, 1928 - March 2, 1982) was one of the finest American writers of the 20th century. His roots are in the pulp science fiction of the 1950s, but his best works (especially those of the '60s and '70s) burn with a purity of vision completely lacking in almost all other authors, whether "genre" or "literary."
This category is for sites offering a public forum for the discussion of Dickens.
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Born April 30, 1945 as Meta Annie Doak in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she attended the all-girls Hollins College in Virginia where as a sophomore she married her writing professor, the poet R. H. W. Dillard.
She won the Pulitzer Prize (non-fiction) in 1975 with her first book of prose, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, which is an extended meditation on her observations of the natural world. Some have called it a work of mysticism or theology. This combination of observations on nature and philosophical explorations is also present in several of her other books, including For the Time Being and Holy the Firm.
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American poet and writer. Her recent works include "Arranged Marriage," "The Mistress of Spices," and "Sister of My Heart."
Born: August 6, 1934
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Diane Di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York, a second generation American of Italian descent. She began writing at the age of seven, and made the decision to live her life as a poet at the age of fourteen.
She lived in Manhattan for many years, where she was known as the most important woman writer of the Beat movement. During that time she co-founded the New York Poets Theatre, and founded the Poets Press, which published the work of many new writers of the period. Together with Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) she edited the literary newsletter The Floating Bear. In 1965 she moved to upstate New York where she participated in Timothy Leary's psychedelic community at Millbrook.
For the past twenty years she has lived and worked in northern California, where she took part in the political activities of the Diggers, lived in a late-sixties' commune, studied Zen Buddhism, Sanskrit and alchemy, and raised her five children. From 1980 to 1986 she taught hermetic and esoteric traditions in poetry, in a short-lived but significant program at New College of California. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.
She now lives and works in San Francisco, where she is one of the co-founders and teachers of the San Francisco Institute of Magical and Healing Arts. Her current works in progress include Not Quite Buffalo Stew, a satire of California life; an autobiographical memoir, Recollections of My Life as a Woman; and a book on Shelley as magician/poet.
(taken from Biography page of Memoirs of a Beatnik by Diane Di Prima - revised edition of 1988)
This category contains sites pertaining to the American author Ivan Doig.
Ignatius Loyola Donnelly, 1831-1901. 19th-century
American author, Populist politician and eccentric intellectual. He is most remembered today for effectively founding the modern Atlantis
theory. His literary achievements included the publication of an early science-fiction
dystopia, the 1888 Caesar's Column
. He also advocated the theory
that Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays.
Lloyd Cassel Douglas (August 27, 1877 - February 13, 1951) was a noteworthy American minister and author.
His written works were of a moral, didactic, and distinctly religious tone. His first novel, The Magnificent Obsession, published in 1929, was an immediate and sensational success. Critics held that his type of fiction was in the tradition of the great religious writings of an earlier generation, such as, Ben Hur and Quo Vadis.
Douglas then wrote Forgive Us Our Trespasses; Green Light; White Banners; Disputed Passage; Doctor Hudson's Secret Journal; The Robe, and The Big Fisherman. The Robe sold more than 2 million copies, without any reprint edition.
Category for English pages on Belgian (Flemish) poet Germain Droogenbroodt.
David James Duncan is an award-winning author and activist. His works include the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, the story collection River Teeth, and the nonfiction collection My Story as Told by Water. He co-authored Citizen's Dissent with Wendell Berry, which won the American Library Association's 2003 Eli Oboler Award for the Preservation of Intellectual Freedom.
Please submit general Lord Dunsany sites here; sites concerning works only should go to the sub-category "Works" listed here.
Concerning the life and works of the early 20th century Irish author, most often known as Lord Dunsany but also sometimes as Edward Plunkett.
Life and works of the Anglo-Irish author and naturalist (1925-1995).
Category for English-language pages on British author Lawrence Durrell.
Daphne Du Maurier (1907-1986), DBE 1969, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. British novelist and short-story writer of tales of romance and suspense, mostly set on the coast of Cornwall. Best known for Rebecca (1938) filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1940.