This Week in Literary History Dec. 1 to Dec. 8

Dec. 1: On this day in 1886, Rex Stout, one of the greatest-named authors who created one of the greatest named detectives Nero Wolfe, is born in Noblesville, Indiana.


This Week in Literary History: June 12 to June 19

June 12: In 1827, Johanna Spyri, creator of Heidi is born in Hirzel, Canton Zurich. For those who only knew the Hollywood version of Heidi in the form of Shirley Temple, may imagine it was all buttercups and meadows. The books are much darker as was Spyri’s life.