Happy Birthday Bertrand Russell

On this day in 1872 author, philosopher, social critic and political activist Bertrand Russell was born in Monmouthshire, England. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 and was the author of over three dozen books. His works have influenced the fields of mathematics, philosophy, linguistics, artificial intelligence, epistemology and metaphysics. Russell was […]

Hemingway Wins The Pulitzer

On this day in 1953 Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, “The Old Man and the Sea”. It would be the last major novel to be published in Hemingway’s lifetime and was cited by the Nobel Committee as reason for him winning the 1954 Nobel Prize for Literature. The novel is […]

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 […]

Why Edith Wharton Matters at Landmark Books

Today is the birthday of Edith Newbold Jones, born on this day in 1862. We know her better as Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer. Wharton was the first female author to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was also nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1927, […]

Landmark Books Wants You To Read Kipling

Today we celebrate the birth of a true literary giant, Rudyard Kipling. He was born on this day in 1865, in Mumbai, India. Five years later he was sent to England for schooling in Southsea, Portsmouth. He returned to India in 1882 and took a job as assistant editor of a small paper called 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. […]