Happy Birthday William Golding

British novelist, playwrite and poet William Golding was born on this day in 1911. He is best remembered for his Nobel award winning novel, “Lord of the Flies”. Golding was also awarded the Booker Prize in 1980 for his novel, “Rites of Passage”. During his career he published fourteen novels, a collection of poetry and […]

Saying Goodbye To Gunter Grass

Today Landmark Books says goodbye to Nobel Laureate Gunter Grass. He passed away April 13th in Lubeck, Germany at the age of 87 from a lung infection. Sporting the mustache before it was cool, Gunter Grass earned a reputation for works such as ‘The Diary of a Snail’, ‘Cat and Mouse’ and of course, ‘The […]

Celebrate Solzhenitsyn At Landmark Books

On this day in 1918 Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn was born in Kislovodsk, RSFSR (now in Stavropol Krai, Russia). That same year his father was killed in a hunting accident and was left to be raised by his mother. She passed away in 1944, but encouraged his literary studies. Solzhenitsyn studied mathematics at Rostov State University. […]