Lemony Snicket is the pen name of US author Daniel Handler (1970-) , who has created a Victorian Gothic world where the story of three orphans is told – in somewhat of a dark humoured, sarcastic way – in 13 books making up the A Series of Unfortunate Events series.
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Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an essayist, literary critic and, above all, a novelist, for which she was best known. She was a central figure in the literary and artistic community known as the Bloomsbury Group, a close-knit group that featured several English artists and writers of the early years of the twentieth century.
Authors who write classic children’s books are far more important than one would think. Their stories don’t only provide the stimuli that fire up a child’s imagination, thus stretching their experience, but they provide a bridge between cultures. A balanced diet of their books allows children to enter into the lives of children in other …
For a country with such a small population Scotland has produced a surprising number of world class creative writers. Many of the best Scottish writers have, like Irish writers such as Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Swift, and others, become regarded by the outside world as great “English” writers.