Authors Who Died in December

Authors Who Died in December

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12th December 1999 – Joseph Heller, author of ‘Something Happened‘ was born in Coney Island, New York City, New York, USA on 1st May 1923. He died from Heart Failure aged 76 in East Hampton, New York, USA.

16th December 1998 – William Gaddis, author of ‘Carpenter’s Gothic‘ was born in New York City, New York, USA on 29th December 1975.. He died aged 75 in East Hampton, New York, USA.

17th December 1957 – Dorothy L Sayers, author of ‘The Nine Tailors‘ was born in Oxford, London, UK on 13th June 1893. She died aged 64 in Witham, Essex, UK.

19th December 1848 – Emily Brontë, author of ‘Wuthering Heights‘ was born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, UK on 30th July 1818. She died aged 30 in Haworth, West Yorkshire, UK.

20th December 1968 – John Steinbeck, author of ‘East of Eden‘ was born in Salinas, California, USA on 27th February 1902. He died aged 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure in New York City, New York, USA.

21st December 1940 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of ‘The Great Gatsby‘ was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA on 24th September 1896. He died aged 44 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22nd December 1880 – George Eliot, author of ‘Middlemarch‘ was born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, UK on 22nd November 1819. She died aged 61 in Chelsea, London, UK.

22nd December 1943 – Beatrix Potter, author of ‘Peter Rabbit‘ was born in Kensington, London, UK. on 28th July 1866. She died aged 77 in Near and Far Sawrey, Cumbria, UK.

Have a read about the authors who died in other months – List of Months.


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