|Novel Events in History|
2013 Event - The World Health Organization announces that the Novel coronavirus 2012, the newly discovered coronavirus, also referred to as Saudi SARS, can be transmitted from person-to-person contact
2012 Event - The Golden Dagger award for best crime novel of the year is awarded to Irish writer, Gene Kerrigan, for 'The Rage'
2012 Event - The novel coronavirus alert is lifted by the World Health Organization after they determine the virus, which originated in Saudi Arabia, is not highly contagious
2012 Event - A novel corona virus found in a Qatari man returning from Saudi Arabia is investigated by the World Health Organization, prompting the announcement of a global alert
2012 Event - At the London Book Fair, Ma Jian, Chinese author of the banned novel 'Beijing Coma,' puts red paint over his face and calls Chinese publishers, 'the mouthpiece of the Chinese communist party'
2000 Death - Terence McKenna, novel writer/mystic, dies at 43
1996 Death - Claude Mauriac, writer, journalist, author, personal secretary to Charles de Gaulle1944 - 1949, co-scripted his father's novel titled Therese Desqueyroux, wrote study of Marcel Proust, dies at 81
1989 Event - Iran's Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers $1M-$3M bounty on Salman Rushdie's death due to his novel, "Satanic Verses"
1989 Event - 5 Pakistani Moslem rioters killed protesting "Satanic Verses" novel
1979 Event - Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
1978 Event - Frank Herbert completes his novel "Destination: Void"
1967 Birthday - Lorraine Pearson, born in Romfod, United Kingdom, born Lorraine Samantha Jean Pearson, singer, rocker, writer, member of pop group Five Star, published novel 'Her, Me and Reality", 1989
1960 Event - 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 Event - U.S. appeals court rules novel, "Lady Chatterly's Lover," not obscene
1957 Birthday - Richard Powers, born in Evanston, Illinois, author, wrote novel, 'The Time of Our Singing', 'Plowing the Dark', 'The Echo Maker', 'Generosity: An Enhancement'
1954 Death - Colette, writer, best-known for novel 'Gigi', which became a stage musical, dies at 81 in Paris, France
1953 Birthday - Alan Moore, born in Northampton, England, author, wrote comic book series, 'Watchmen', 'From Hell' and 'V for Vendetta', wrote novel, 'Voice of Fire'
1952 Birthday - Alice Hoffman, born in New York City, New York, author, known for novel, 'Practical Magic', adapted for film
1952 Birthday - Amy Tan, born in Oakland, California, author, wrote, 'The Bonesetter's Daughter', 'Saving Fish From Drowning', novel, 'The Joy Luck Club', became successful film
1951 Event - Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published
1947 Event - John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1943 Event - Thomas Mann begins writing his novel Dr. Faustus
1940 Event - Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
1939 Event - John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published
1937 Event - Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" published
1936 Event - Margaret Mitchell's novel 'Gone with the Wind' published
1935 Birthday - Hubert Fichte, born in Germany, writer, columnist for magazine konkret, novelist, influenced by Marcel Proust, Hans henny Jahnn, Jean Genet, wrote novel Die Geschichte der Empfindlichkeit, translated as the history of sensibility
1934 Event - U.S. Court of Appeals upheld lower court ruling striking down government's attempt to ban controversial James Joyce novel "Ulysses"
1932 Event - William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
1927 Birthday - Dieter Noll, born in Riesa, Germany, writer, wrote two-volume novel Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt, over two million copies sold, volume one used as East German school curriculum
1920 Birthday - Charles Bukowski, Andernach Germany, U.S. writer, Hollywood: A Novel
1914 Birthday - Claude Mauriac, born in France, writer, journalist, author, personal secretary to Charles de Gaulle1944 - 1949, co-scripted his father's novel titled Therese Desqueyroux, wrote study of Marcel Proust
1909 Birthday - Leo Malet, born in Montpelier, France, writer, novelist, aligned with Surrealists, friends with Renee Magritte, Andre Breton, famous for crime novel character Nestor Burma
1908 Birthday - Albrecht Goes, born in Germany, pastor with the German army, writer, novelist, BBC Television in the United Kingdom adapted Unruhige Nacht in 1950, his novel, translated in English as 'Arrow to the Heart'
1903 Birthday - Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer, The Bees Novel
1900 Event - Theodore Dreiser's novel "Sister Carrie" is published
1900 Birthday - Karin Boye, born in Gothenburg, Sweden, born Karin Maria Boye, poet, novelist, co-founder of poetry magazine Spektrum, introduced T.S. Eliot to Swedish readers, best-known novel 'Kallocain'
1900 Birthday - Bruno Apitz, born in Leipzip, Germany, writer, published poems in Communist newspapers, novel 'Nackt unter Wolfen', Naked Among the Wolves, translated into more than thirty languages
1888 Birthday - Tarzan, of the Apes, according to Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel
1884 Birthday - Johannes Elsensohn, Dutch actor and writer, Arie, novel from the Jordan
1879 Birthday - Fritz Schulz, German law historian, Classical Novel Law
1873 Birthday - Colette, born in Yonee, France, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, writer, best-known for novel 'Gigi', which became a stage musical
1860 Event - 1st "dime" novel issued "Malaesk The Indian Wife of the White Hunter"
1860 Event - 1st U.S. "dime novel" published: "Malaseka, The Indian Wife of the White Hunter," by Mrs. Ann Stevens
1853 Event - William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel," 1st novel by black American
1841 Event - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Tai-Pan
1789 Event - 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1771 Birthday - Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel, Wieland
1768 Event - Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
1600 Event - 1st date in James Clavell's novel Shogun
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