Today in Literary History – December 30, 1910 – Paul Bowles is born

Paul Bowles, the composer, novelist and short story writer, was born in New York City on December 30, 1910. He died in 1999 (just short of his 89th birthday) in Tangier, Morocco where he had lived for over 50 years. Bowles -- along with his wife, writer Jane Bowles (who died in 1973) -- drew …

Today in Literary History – December 28, 1932 – Argentine novelist Manuel Puig is born

The Argentinian novelist and screenwriter Manuel Puig was born on December 28, 1932. Since his remote hometown had no high school Puig was sent to Buenos Aires at the age of 14 to study. In his childhood Puig had fallen in love with American movies and in the big city he became enthralled with European cinema. …