Barbara Taylor Bradford

Taylor Bradford
Bradford’s calling card from her time as a journalist in the early 1950s.

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BARBARA TAYLOR BRADFORD (1933 – )

British-American Author

Taylor Bradford worked for newspapers from the 1940s. She married her husband, Robert Bradford, in the 1960s, and hence adopted the surname. Her first novel, ‘A Woman of Substance’, was published in 1979 and became a bestseller.

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Honore de Balzac

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Balzac’s personal calling card.

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HONORE DE BALZAC (1799 – 1850)

French Author

Balzac was one of the most influential authors of the 19th Century. His major collection of interlinked novels and stories is known as The Human Comedy. He became known as the ‘French Dickens’, and was an influence on the writings of Charles Dickens, amongst many other significant authors.

Jerzy Kosinski

Jerzy Kosinski
Kosinski’s personal business card from the late 1970s.

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JERZY KOSINSKI (1933 – 1991)

Polish-American Author

Kosinski is known for his novels ‘The Painted Bird’, ‘Being There’ and ‘Steps’, which was awarded the National Book Award in 1969. Suffering multiple illnesses and accusations of plagiarism, he committed suicide at age 57.

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe
Achebe’s business card at Brown University. He became a Professor here in 2009.

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CHINUA ACHEBE (1930 – 2013)

Nigerian Author

Achebe is considered the Father of African literature. His 1958 novel ‘Things Fall Apart’ is regarded as the most famous African novel written in English. He became a Professor of Literature and Africana studies when he moved to the United States in the 1990s.

Alan Sillitoe

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Sillitoe’s personal calling card, most likely from the 1970s.

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ALAN SILLITOE (1928 – 2010)

British Author

Sillitoe was part of the ‘Angry Young Men’ group of writers who emerged in 1950s, alongside writers like Kingsley Amis and John Osborne. He is principally known for two of his early works, ‘Saturday Night and Sunday Morning’ and ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’.