September 25

Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein (born September 25, 1930) U.S. poet, songwriter, author of children’s books, humorist


Shel Silverstein reads his poem, "Peanut Butter Sandwich" here

Johnny Cash and Shel Silverstein sing "A Boy Named Sue"

Maj Sjöwall

Maj Sjöwall (born September 25, 1935) Swedish novelist (co-writer with Per Wahloo of the Martin Beck series) - Roseanna (1965)

Read more about Maj Sjöwall here

Maj Sjöwall talks about her life

Lu Xun

Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) (born September 25, 1881) Chinese short-story writer, poet – “A Madman’s Diary”

Read more about Lu Xun here and here

Watch a class discussing Lu Xun's "Diary of a Madman"

Andrzej Stasiuk

Andrzej Stasiuk (born September 25, 1960) – Polish novelist, essayist, critic – Fado (2009)

Visit the Goodreads page for Andrzej Stasiuk here

A webinar about Stasiuk and modern Polish literature

William Faulkner

William Faulkner (born September 25, 1897) U.S. novelist – The Sound and the Fury

Read more about Faulkner here

A documentary about William Faulkner