Four notable authors' birthdays are celebrated in November, which is why we decided to acknowledge them in this post.
Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913. He's most well known for his writings in philosophy, theology, history, psychology, medicine, and literature. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, making him the second youngest recipient of that award in history. He's written many titles, including The Stranger (1942), The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), The Rebel (1951), and The Plague (1947). Does the Library own Camus? You bet we do!
On November 10, 1960, Neil Gaiman was born. He's known for writing comics, graphic novels, short stories, novels, nonfiction, and even films. Have you ever seen Coraline or Beowulf? Ever read American Gods or Neverwhere? You can thank Neil Gaiman! Preston Library has a few of Gaiman's books, including Norse Mythology (2017), The Ocean at the End of the Lane (2013), The View from the Cheap Seats (2016), Trigger Warning (2015), and more!
On November 18,1939, Margaret Atwood came into this world. She is most well-known for The Handmaid's Tale (1985) and Alias Grace (1996). If you've ever watched The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu then you have Margaret Atwood to thank. Her newest title, The Testaments, was just released this year and the Library has a copy on its New Book shelf!
Lastly, we celebrate Mary Ann Evans (pen name: George Eliot), who was born on November 22, 1819. It was not uncommon for women during this era to write under a male pen name so that their work would be taken just as seriously as their male counterparts. You may have read Middlemarch (1862-1863), The Mill on the Floss (1860), or Silas Marner (1861) - all of which the Library owns as e-books!