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 […]

Happy Birthday Harper Lee!

In school there are books that have become canon for youth, books we have all read at some point in our life. Today is the birthday of the author of one of these books. She had fallen out of the public eye until it was announced last year that a new book would be hitting […]

Landmark Books Says Goodbye To Philip Levine

Valentine’s Day will now have a new meaning for me at Landmark Books. No longer will it be a hated Hallmark Holiday, but it will now remind me of the death of one of my favorite poets, Philip Levine who passed away at the age of 87 after battling pancreatic cancer. Levine took his experiences […]

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, […]

What’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ Worth?

Arthur Miller was born in Harlem, New York on this day in 1915. He was the second of three children. He attended the University of Michigan where he wrote his first play, ‘The Villain’ in 1936. He would go on to win a Hopwood Ward for that play. In honor of Arthur Miller’s birthday today, […]

Landmark Books Looks At ‘Dirty Realism’ and Richard Ford

Richard Ford was born on this day in 1944 in Jackson, Mississippi. He graduated from Michigan State and taught in the Flint school system for a short time before entering the Marines. Shortly after being discharged for contacting hepatitis he met and later married Kristina Hensley. Though Ford suffered mild dyslexia he focused on literature […]