Kate Chopin was born on February 8, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri. Among her more than 100 short stories are “Désirée’s Baby” and “Madame Celestin’s Divorce.” The Awakening (1899), a realistic novel about the sexual and artistic awakening of a young mother who abandons her family, was initially condemned for its sexual frankness but was later acclaimed. Much of Chopin’s life was defined by the deaths of those close to her. Kate Chopin biography and profile.
Anthony Bourdain was born on June 25, 1956, in New York City. Bourdain eventually attended Vassar College for two years and then graduated from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in 1978. In 2002, Bourdain started his two-season run on the Food Network’s A Cook’s Tour, a series featuring Bourdain traveling the world seeking culinary adventures. Anthony Bourdain Biography and Profile.
Stephen King was born on September 21, 1947 in Portland, Maine, to Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King. Stephen made his first professional short story sale (“The Glass Floor”) to Startling Mystery Stories in 1967. Stephen is the 2003 recipient of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and the 2014 National Medal of Arts. Stephen Edwin King Biography and Profile.
Gayle King born on December 28, 1954, was to Scott and Peggy King. She spent several years as a child in Ankara, Turkey. The Connecticut newscaster has been close pals with Oprah Winfrey since their humble beginnings at a Baltimore television station. Gayle also Editor at Large of O, The Oprah Magazine. Gayle King a co-host of “CBS This Morning.” Gayle King Biography and Profile.
Gore Vidal, 3 October 1925, American writer, known for many popular screenplays, plays and novels, as well as other literary works. In 1958, his play The Death of Billy the Kid was adapted for the screenplay of The Left Handed Gun. Two years later, Vidal wrote the popular play The Best Man (1960). Among Vidal’s most famous works are his 1960s books Julian and Myra Breckinridge. He won the National Book Award; and 1995 memoir, Palimpsest. Gore Vidal Biography and Profile.
Born in New York City on14 August 1947, Danielle Steel embarked on a career in advertising before publishing her first novel, Going Home, in 1973. What I care about most: my children. They are my life and always have been. When they were younger, I was a full time, hands-on Mom by day, and wrote at night. The hardest thing that ever happened to me as many of you know was when my son Nick died, when he was 19, in 1997. Read Danielle Steel Biography and Profile.
In 1951, Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea, which would become perhaps his most famous book. Nobel Prize winner Ernest Hemingway is seen as one of the great American 20th century novelists, and is known for works like ‘A Farewell to Arms’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’ Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, Illinois. Clarence and Grace Hemingway raised their son in this conservative suburb of Chicago. Read Ernest Hemingway Biography and Profile.