Year of the Goat Authors

Happy Lunar New Year!Goat
It’s the beginning of a 2 week Spring Festival in China and the Year of the Goat (or sheep, or ram.) According to the Chinese Zodiac, goat people are the most artistic. As for the literary arts, some of the well-known authors and poets born in the Year of the Goat include:

1775, Jane Austen, Charles Lamb
1787, Mary Shelley, Sojourner Truth
1799, Alexander Pushkin, Honoré de Balzac
1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Thackeray, Horace Greeley
1835, Mark Twain, Raffi
1847, Bram Stoker
1859, Arthur Conan Doyle, Kenneth Grahame
1871, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, Marcel Proust
1883, Khalil Gibran, Franz Kafka
1895, Robert Graves
1907, Daphne Du Maurier, Astrid Lindgren, James Mitchener, Dorothy West
1919, J.D. Salinger, Richard Scarry, Doris Lessing
1931, Clive Cussler, E.L. Doctorow, William Goldman, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Tom Wolfe, John Le Carré
1943, R.L. Stine, Sam Shepard, Nelson DeMille, Janet Evanovich, Peter Straub
1955, Geraldine Brooks, John Grisham, Jay McInerney
1967, Laura Hillenbrand, Meg Cabot

Get into the the Spring Festival mood and start the book you’ve been thinking about or take the steps to getting it published.

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