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Theme of the Week: Celebrating Authors of September

(Top, L-R: Roald Dahl, Truman Capote, Agatha Christie. Bottom, L-R: F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells, Ken Kesey)

This week we celebrate authors of the past who had birthdays in the month of September. Check them out below.

Truman Capote

(September 30, 1924- August 25, 1984)

Capote wrote favorites such as:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Children on Their Birthdays

breakfast at tiffanys
children on their birthdays

Agatha Christie

(September 15, 1890- January 12, 1976)

Appointed the title of “Dame” by the Queen of England, she is also the best-selling author of all time with books like:

The Labours of Hercules and Poirot: The Perfect Murders: Omnibus

Labours of hercules
Perfect Murders

Roald Dahl

(September 13, 1916- November 23,1990)

Few children’s authors have been as influential and prolific as Roald Dahl. Some of his works include:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as Matilda

Charlie and the chocolate

F. Scott Fitzgerald

(September 24, 1896- December 21, 1940)

Fitzgerald captured the Jazz Age in many novels such as:

The Great Gatsby, Babylon Revisited and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories

great gatsby
babylon revisted

Ken Kesey

(September 17, 1935- November 10, 2001)

Kesey gained fame for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


H.G. Wells

(September 21, 1866- August 13, 1946)

Regarded as “the father of science fiction”, Wells wrote many novels, including:

The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds

time machine
War of the worlds


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