January 28

Birthdays: Colette (1873), Nien Cheng (1915), Vera Williams (1927), Philip Levine (1928), David Lodge (1935), Ismail Kadare (1936), Ken Hill (1937), John Perkins (1945), Rick Warren (1954), Megan McDonald (1959), Analdur Indrioason (1968), Susan Choi (1969)

Quote: “Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you’re a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff’s worth without pity and destroy most of it.” – Colette (best known for her novel “Gigi”)

Philip Levine won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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