● Born: May 25, 1938 Oregon
● Died: August 2, 1988 Washington
● Where from? Clatskanie, Oregon
● Type of writings: short story writer and poet
● Influence on his/her writings: Carver became interested in writing in Paradise, California. While attending to college, he enrolled
in a creative writing course taught by the novelist John Gardner, became a mentor and had a major influence on Carver’s life
● Important life experience: Carver’s father was a heavy drinker. He got married a 16 year old at age 19 with Maryann Burk, in
1957 (they had two kids). He abused and and cheated on her. He then got married with the poet Tess Gallagher in 1988. Six
weeks later, Raymond died from lung cancer at age 50.
● Born: October 12, 1922 in Pontotoc, Mississippi
● Died: January 22, 1986 in Sarasota, Florida
● Type of writing: Novels and short stories
● Influence on his writing: The Great Depression
● Important life experience: During the Depression, his family lost his farm. This experience has
inspired him when writing, since his main theme is man’s mystical attachment to the earth
and his quest for land.
Birth: January 25th 1882 “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well”
Death: March 28th 1941
Complete name: Adeline Virginia Woolf nee Stephen
Place of origin: Kensington (United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland)
Types of Writings: Subjective Writing, ( limited and omniscient style), Traditional Novel vs Modern
Novel policy, Critic, Poetic Prose and Biographical Writing
Literary Movement: Modernism, Feminism, Lesbianism (supported it)
Life experience: Daughter of a novelist father, suffered from depression and bipolar disorder.
Virginia always lived with different moral changes all throughout her life. Married with Leonard
Woolf, at the age of 6o she committed suicide. She was found drowned at Ouse river in Sussex.
“The voice of Love seemed to call to me, but it was a wrong number”
Birth: October 15th 1881
Death: February 14th 1973 ( 93 years) Southampton, New York
Complete name: Pelham Green Wodehouse ( P.G) by his initials
Place of origin: Guildford ( United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland) (At that time)
Types of Writings: Novel, Dramatic Literature, Short Story Prose Fiction
Literary Movement: Modernism, Humoristic, Combined both critics and irony to British aristocracy
which makes his writings different from others.
Life Experience: Son of a British judge working and living abroad, Mr Wodehouse lived a tough life
away from his parents. Started writing about sports in columns at a young age. Loved to write,
Arthur Conan Doyle
“Depend upon it there comes a time
when for every addition of knowledge
you forget something that you knew
before. It is of the highest importance,
therefore, not to have useless facts
elbowing out the useful ones”
born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh,
★ Nationality: British
★ Alma mater: University of Edinburgh.
○ Detective fiction
○ science fiction
○ historical novels.
★ Stories of Sherlock Holmes
★ The Lost World
★ Louisa Hawkins (m. 1885; d. 1906)
★ Jean Leckie (m. 1907)
★ Mary Foley
died on Monday, July 7, 1930
Born: 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts, EEUU
Died: May 19, 1864 (aged 59) in Plymouth,
He was an American novelist, dark romantic
and short story writer. Many works featuring
moral metaphors with anti-Puritan
inspirations. His themes often center on the
inherent evil and sin of humanity.
● The house of the seven Gables
● Twice-Told Tales
● The Scarlet letter
○ served as the editor of the American Magazine of Useful and
★ Alma mater: Bowdoin College
★ Genre works belong to romanticism or, more specifically, dark
★ Notable works:The Centenary Edition of the Works and Tales and
★ Spouse Sophia Hawthorne
16/10/1854 - 30/11/1900
Born in Dublin
Author, playwright and poet Oscar Wilde was a
popular literary figure in late Victorian England
Known for his brilliant wit, flamboyant style and
infamous imprisonment for homosexuality.
● The happy prince
● The selfish giant
● The importance of being earnest
● Lady windermere's fan
● De profundis
H G Wells
Born in England in 1866, H.G. Wells's parents
were shopkeepers in Kent, England. He died in
H.G. Wells was a writer of science-fiction works
He had a great vision about the furure
His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant
success and Wells produced a series of science
fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the
future. His later work focused on satire and
social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views
of human history in his Outline of History. He
died in 1946.
● He was born in Mythlmoyrd, Yorkshire, England the
17th of August of 1930.
● He died in London, England at the age of 68 the 28th
of October of 1998.
● After serving for the air force he studied antropology
and got married to Sylvia Plath who encouraged him
● Hughes used a language of nearly Shakespearean
resonance to explore themes which were mythic and
Henry Graham Greene
● He was born the 2nd of October of 1904 in England.
● He died the 3rd of April of 1991 in Switzerland.
● He explores the confusión of the modern man, and deals
with politics and moral.
● He used to work in the M16 as a spy.
● He wrote science fiction.
● Born: 23 March 1950 (age 67) in Cairo, Egypt
● Soueif was born in Cairo, where she lives, and was
educated in Egypt and England. She studied for a PhD
in linguistics at the University of Lancaster. Her sister is
the human and women's rights activist and
mathematician Laila Soueif.
● She was married to Ian Hamilton with whom she had
two sons, Omar Robert Hamilton and Ismail Richard
● Soueif is also a cultural and political commentator for
the Guardian newspaper and she has been reporting
on the Egyptian revolution.
V S Pritchett
● 16 December 1900 – 20 March 1997
● Pritchett left his London school at age 15 to work in the
● Pritchett eventually became as well known for his
perceptive essays and reviews as for his penetrating and
finely crafted short stories.
● His novels are generally considered to be less successful.
● His short stories were published in several volumes.
● He is the author of travel books.
● Pritchett was made a Commander of the Order of the
British Empire in 1968 and was knighted in 1975.