Happy April! Hopefully everyone had a fun April Fool’s Day yesterday and is eagerly looking forward to this month of spring. Let’s start the month off on a good note with some April literary birthdays:
Famous authors born in April:
– Born April 23rd
, 1564. We’ll be releasing a Hamlet
poster this month to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, but this isn't our first time playing with Shakespeare. We already have a Romeo and Juliet art print
and our 2014 Literary Poster Calendar
features a poster of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
– Born April 1st
, 1868. You are probably familiar with Rostand because of his work, Cyrano de Bergerac
. If you love this play, be sure to check out our Cyrano de Bergerac art print
and let us know what you think of it!
Hans Christian Andersen
– Born April 2nd
, 1805. Does The Little Mermaid
or The Emperor's New Clothes
ring a bell? Yup, both these fairy tales were the work of Andersen!
– Born April 3rd
, 1783. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
is perhaps one of Irving’s more well-known works and our 2014 Literary Poster Calendar
features an April illustration of this story to celebrate Irving’s birthday!
– Born April 12th
, 1916. Beloved author of the Ramona books
, this writer is perhaps one of my favorites on this list. We’ll have some fun celebrating her birthday this month!
If you have a few famous authors to add to this list, don't be shy about letting us know. Each month is a celebration of great literature and authors so we'll jump at the chance for some literary partying! :)