· Writing News for the Sunshine State & the Solar System

· * April 2011

· Editor: Howard Denson


In This Issue:



NFW to Critique at Mar. 12 Meeting at Willowbranch

Zona Rosa Writers’ Retreat with Rosemary Daniell in the South of France

Second Meeting of CDS Group Scheduled

Motorcycle Accident Prompts Book Store to Take a Break – Joyce Davidson

Bangalore Journal Seeks Stories, Essays, Poems

The Wrong Stuff

Stuff from Hither and Yon

Quote from a Writer's Quill – Grace Metalious

Meetings of NFW and Other Groups; Useful Links

The Write Staff

Membership Form

Writers Born This Month


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The North Florida Writers will critique manuscripts at the Saturday, Apr. 9, meeting at Willowbranch library. President Stewart Neal said the meeting will start at 2 p.m.


The critique process has people other than the author of respective works read aloud the submissions (up to 10 double-spaced pages of prose, and reasonable amounts of poetry or lyrics). Authors may not defend their work, but they should listen to the words and rhythms of their creations. 


This will be the group’s third meeting at Willowbranch. Long-time residents have probably driven past this library at 2875 Park St., Jax 32205, but, if you are unfamiliar with the Riverside part of town, you may wish to go to and use MapQuest to find the easiest route there. The WB phone is 904.381.8490.


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Rosemary Daniell, award-winning author, founder of Zona Rosa writing-and-living workshops, and one of the best writing coaches in the country, will lead a one-week workshop May 21-28 in the south of France, at Aix-en-Provence, the “Paris of the South.”  (Aix is pronounced like the letter X.)


Aix-en-Provence was founded in 122 BC by the Romans, who called it “Aquae Sextiae” for its hot springs) It is a city of elegant architecture and fountains, music and culture, an important law center, and a lively student hub. (In 2009 the university celebrated its 600th birthday.) A prestigious summer music festival draws celebrated performers and music lovers from around the world. But Aix is also a city of leisure. Workshop members will be able to walk along the stately, tree-lined Cours Mirabeau and stop at a sidewalk café to enjoy a coffee and people-watching.


The schedule consists of afternoon group meetings, with subjects tailored to participants’ needs; individual sessions with Ms. Daniell; and private writing time.


The cost, based on twin occupancy and current rates of exchange, is $1695. Included in the cost are accommodations for the week in a charming small hotel located in a quiet neighborhood, several lunches, a gala dinner, group airport transfers, a manuscript critique, and private and group sessions with Rosemary. Single supplement: $325.


Payments: A non-refundable deposit of $350 is due upon application. For an application form, contact Suzan at Since space is limited, participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about air travel, trip cancellation insurance, about Rosemary Daniell and Zona Rosa, visit the web site at, e-mail, or call 912.232.7135 or 912.655.3457 (cell)



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CDS Writers Critique Group will be having a second meeting starting on April 16th from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wesconett Library (corner of 103rd Street and Harlow Boulevard). 


Caryn M. Day-Suarez, president/owner of CDS says, “This is in addition to our first Tuesday of the month meeting at the Mandarin Library on Kori Road from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  “I just thought a Saturday time would be more convenient for those who work during the week and cannot make the 6 p.m. meeting in Mandarin.”  Please let me know if you will be able to attend, spread the word to others and let's make both groups great! Remember these are FREE classes to attend.  


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Many of our friends have heard about the motorcycle accident of our dear Patrick Whelan on March 7, the day after his 46th birthday, and can understand why my daughter Heather can't manage Historic Grounds Bookstore in Green Cove Springs for several months during his rehabilitation.


Patrick lost his leg, but he's in good spirits, out of ICU, and sharing a room with another motorcycle accident patient.


I never intended to work in my store every day because I don't want to give up writing opportunities, and I'm interested in painting again. Therefore, we are closing for the spring and summer months except for occasional days, hopefully cool ones.


The utility bill is high, and business hasn't increased enough to make any sense staying open.


I'll be in the store until April 5 or 6. If I have your books on consignment and you want them, you may pick them up or call to meet me there. Thanks to all local authors for coming to sign books and for trusting us with your stories.


I assure you Heather enjoyed giving your books the royal treatment for the customers we had. Keep writing and editing your work. So much of what you write is great stuff. And make sure your driving doesn't add danger to cyclists . No one wants to hit a biker, but they are hit often.


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Thanks to the internet, readers and writers can leap wide oceans and continents in a single click. They may discover “Katha Kshetre,” a literary quarterly edited and publishe since 2000 by J.Kaval from Bangalore. “Katha Kshetre” means “Temple of story/ies.”


The journal is published with the support of a small group of writers called Family of Katha Kshetre. “KK” reaches five continents in a small number. It is read by writers, authors, academicians, students of literature and culture.


“KK” publishes short stories from world over, essays related to literature and culture, a couple of poems, haiku, tips on creative writing, and book reviews.


Since “KK” is a non-profit endeavor, it does not pay for submissions. Readers aren’t slowed by advertisements.


“KK” especially invites members of North Florida Writers and other writing groups or individuals reading this newsletter to submit (or support) the journal. Please contact for submission guidelines.


“KK” is encouraged to continue its literary activities as a service due to the generosity of writers around the world.


A copy of current issue of “KK” will be sent to anyone upon request. For details e-mail For more information, click on


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Associated Press, “Notre Dame at Fault in Sullivan’s Death”:


IOSHA [Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration] levied $77,500 in fines after determining the university ignored industry standards that lead to the Oct. 27 death of Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old junior from Long Grove, Ill, while he was filming football practice.



Chris Chase, “Top 10 Multi-Sports Athletes” (Yahoo! Sports)


As a high school junior, [Allen] Iverson was named the top basketball and football player in Virginia. He lead Bethel High to state titles in both sports, accounting for 34 touchdowns on the field and 31.6 points per game on the court.


W.S. SAYS: In both of these, we have a past tense problem with an irregular verb, “lead.” Spell- and grammar-check programs usually don’t spot when you should use “led,” Word put a green wiggly line under “He lead,” to alert the writer that it should either be “he leads” or “he led.” To be picky, the abbreviation for “Illinois” in the A.P. story needed a period.




Section about John Cabot in “Top 10 Most Mysterious Disappearances in History” (


This was, after all, 1499, when things like the Coast Guard and GPS was not yet around to help someone out of such situations.


W.S. SAYS: In the “when” clause, the subject is “things,” so the verb should be “were.”




Headline on the Yahoo! Movies site:


UPDATED: Elizabeth Taylor Laid To Rest Near Michael Jackson At Forest Lawn Cemetary In Glendale

W.S. SAYS: Another update is needed to correct the spelling of “cemetery.”




Gene Frenette, “The BCS cartel gets another wake-up call” (“Florida Times-Union”):


But once the bowls were played, even the shortsighted BCS dimwits knew the difference between TCU, which beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, and BCS championship participants Auburn and Oregon was negligible.


W.S. SAYS: Always remember the admonition to keep the parts together that belong together. We have a clause functioning as a direct object (they knew what?), and the subject in the clause is “difference.” Then we have 16 words before we reach the verb “was.” If we put parts together, we will have “the difference was negligible between” TCU and so on.




Wikipedia article on the Goncourt brothers:


They wrote the long Journal des Goncourt from 1851, which gives a interesting, at times spiteful view of the literary and social life of their time.


W.S. SAYS: Alas, they seem to have a error.




By None, “Things you didn’t learn at school” (“Daily Mountain Eagle”):


We figured we could simply replace the walking surface of the deck to make it like new again. But the rotted sills between the deck and the house was another matter.

W.S. SAYS: Yes, you can begin occasional sentences with “but” (and even “and”), but keep your subjects and verbs in agreement. “Sills” is the subject of the second sentence, so the verb should be “were.”



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A Genius




April Bernard has a major complaint: “One might call it the new biographical fallacy, born of this age of too much information. If the old biographical fallacy was the use of the life of the artist to interpret the work, the new biographical fallacy results from the impulse to lumber an artist’s work with the detritus, literary and otherwise, of the artist’s life.” For more, go to


Val McDermid: Why Irish

crime fiction

is all the rage


Gerald O’Donovan noted that the Irish writer John Connolly once said that crime novels couldn’t be set in Ireland: ‘Because in Ireland everybody would’ve known who done it within days.” But thanks to Val McDermid’s novels, O’Donovan gets to explain why modern Irish crime novels are now in vogue.


Edith Sitwell,




Richard Greene has written a new biography of the avant garde poet Edith Sitwell. Her great-nephew William Sitwell applauds the work and Sitwell’s melancholy life in a review in London’s “Daily Telegraph.”



Loss of



When the 1919 Black Sox scandal shattered Ring Lardner’s reverence for the game, the great sportswriter took a permanent walk, according to Douglas Goetsch.


Diana Wynne Jones:

a wizard writer

whose young life

was far from magical


Rowan Pelling says that Diane Wynne Jones was one of her favorite writers. Long before Harry Potter, Ms. Jones was writing magical children's stories. But her own childhood was more of a horror story.


How not

to handle

bad reviews


Self-published author Jacqueline Howett's online meltdown after a poor review quickly went viral, proving the internet has finally removed the line in the sand between reviewers and authors, says David Barnett in his blog in “The Guardian.”





Kathryn Schulz says the author Tina Rosenberg has joined a popular club for nonfiction writers, but Schulz argues, “There is no rule, process, peer group, leader, or best seller that can absolve us of the responsibility of thinking our way through life on our own two feet.”  


Review: “The

Use and Abuse

of Literature”


Seth Lerer in “The San Francisco Chronicle” reviews Marjorie Garber’s "The Use and Abuse of Literature," which is described as “an immensely readable yet vastly erudite reflection on the history of literary writing, literary criticism and the social value of both.” Lerer says the renowned Harvard professor “offers us a lesson in community and common sense in her book.” It’s ”less a polemic than a meditation,” since Garber “poses all the central questions of a literate person's life: What do we mean by literature today? Why study it? Is there a form of writing that is not literary?”



Business for

Writer’s Widow


 Lev Grossman writes about how David Foster Wallace’s widow discovered a manuscript after his suicide. She called Wallace’s agent, who called his editor and publisher, who left with a duffle bag full of manuscripts and notes. These turned into “The Pale King.”,8816,2062341,00.html


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I’m a lousy writer; a helluva lot of people have got lousy taste.


– Grace Metalious




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1 -- John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Joseph de Maistre (1753), Fredrik Cygnaeus (1807), Nikolai Gogol (1809), Arnold Aletrino (1858), Gaetano Mosca (1859), Marie Jungius (1864), Edmond Rostand (1868), Peter A. Egge (1869), Edgar Wallace (1875), Carl Sternheim (1878), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), Pola Gojawiczynska (1898), Roger Bastide (1898), Whittaker Chambers (1901), Maria Polydouri (1902), Juan Gil-Albert (1904), Abraham H. Maslow (1908), Evert H. "Bep" Bakhuys (1911), Toshiro Mifune (1920), William Manchester (1922), Anne (Inez) McCaffrey (1926), Dimitri Frenkel Frank (1928), Milan Kundera (1929), Rolf Hochhuth (1931), Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr. (1942), David Eisenhower (1947), Gill Scott-Heron (1949);


2-- Onno Zwier van Haren (1713), Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (1725), Francisco Balagtas (1788), August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798), Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Émile Zola (1840), Sir John Squire (1884), Roberto Arlt (1900), Kurt Adler (1905), Helen Bevington (1906), Joeri German (1910), George MacDonald Fraser (1925), Catherine Gaskin (1929), Edward Dorn (1929), Peter Haining (1940), Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge (1948), Thierry Le Luron (1952), Mark Shulman (1962);


3-- Lieven van der Maude (Ammonius) (1485), George Herbert (1593), Mark Catesby (1683), George Edwards (1693), Washington Irving (1783), John Banim (1798), Ivan Kireevsky (1806), Edward Everett Hale (1822), John Burroughs (1837), Frederik W. van Eeden (1860), Jose Juan Tablada (1871), Margaret M.J. "Daisy" Ashford (1881), Douwe Kalma (1896), Peter Huchel (1903), Kathleen Tillotson (1906), Isaac Deutscher (1907), Herb Caen (1916), Jeff Barry (1938), Jonathan Lynn (1943), Arlette Cousture (1948);  


4 -- William Strachey (1572), Bettina von Arnim (1785), Dorothea Dix (1802),
Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Margaret Oliphant (1828), Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre (1832), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Remy de Gourmont (1858), George P. Baker (1866), Henry Bataille (1872), Zdzisław Żygulski Sr. (1888), Robert Sherwood (1896), Tristan Tzar (Samuel Rosenfeld) (1896), Louise L. de Vilmorin (1902), Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902), Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (1908), Jerome Weidman (1913), Marguerite Duras (1914), Jan Drda (1915), Lars G. Ahlin (1915), Emmett Williams (1925), Maya Angelou (Marguerite Johnson) (1928), Monty Norman (1928), Denis Frank Owen (1931), Trevor Griffiths (1935), Ian St. James (1937), Kitty Kelley (1942), Dan Simmons (1948), David E. Kelley (1956), Pamela Ribon (1975);


5-- Thomas Hobbes (1588), Nadar (Félix Tournachon) (1820), Sydney Thompson Dobell (1824), Alexander Muir (1830), Frank Stockton (1834), Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837), Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856), Richard Eberhart (1904), Mary Hemingway (1908), Frederick Angus Armstrong (1914), Robert (Albert) Bloch (1917), Rafique Zakaria (1920), Arthur Hailey (1920), Robert Q. Lewis (1921), Hugo Claus (1929), Larry Felser (1933), Ann (Elizabeth) Maxwell (1944);


6-- Stjepan Gradić (1613), Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1671), James Mill (1773), Philip Gosse (1810), Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818), Joseph Lincoln Steffens (1866), Erich Mühsam (1878), Mien Labberton (1883), Daniel Andersson (1888), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Lowell Thomas (1892), Leo Robin (1900), Willem Pelemans (1901), John Betjeman (1906), Willis Hall (1929), John Pepper Clark (1935), Homero Aridjis (1940), Vince Flynn (1966), Jack Canfora (1969);


7-- John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1648), Hugh Blair (1718), William Wordsworth (1770), William Ellery Channing (1780), Flora Tristan (1803), J. P. Jacobsen (1847), Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890), Gerald Brenan (1894), Walter Winchell (1837), Robert Charroux (1909), Johannes Mario Simmel (1924), James White (1928), Donald Barthelme (1931), David Frost (1939), Megas (Magnús Þór Jónsson) (1945), Artemis Gounaki (1967);


8-- Phienas Fletcher (1582), Jose B. da Gama (1741), Dionysios Solomos (1798), Margaret A. Barnes (1886), Hans Scherfig (1905), Helen B. M. Fennell Joseph (1905), Charles J. B. Jonckheere (1906), John Fante (1909), Emil Mihai Cioran (1911), Glendon Swarthout (1918), Frédéric Back (1924), Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley (1924), Renzo de Felice (1929), William K. Everson (1929), Seymour Hersh (1937), Eduard Visser (1942), Christoph Hein (1944), Barbara Kingsolver (1955), Jim Piddock (1956), Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu (1924), Mehran Ghassemi (1977);


9-- Philippe Néricault Destouches (1680), Fisher Ames (1758), Étienne Aignan (1773), Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1821), Gyula Reviczky (1855), J(ames) William Fulbright (1905), Lew Kopelew (1912), Johannes Bobrowski (1917), Carl Amery (1922), Paule Marshall (1929), Bill Gilbert (1931), Barrington J(ohn) Bayley (1937), Joolz Denby (1955), Kate Heyhoe (1955);


10—Balthazar Huydecoper (1695), Benjamin Heath (1704), William Hazlitt (1778), Lew Wallace (1827), Forceythe Willson (1837), Joseph Pulitzer (1847), Alfred Kubin (1877), Montague Summers (1880), Simon F. H. J. Berkelbach Van der Sprenkel (1882), Bernardo A Houssay (1887), Paul Sweezy (1910), Maurice Schumann (1911), Stefan Heym (1913), Leo Vroman (1915), Marcel van Maele (1931), Robert Rhodes James (1933), David Halberstam (1934), Vladimir Posner (1934), Bella Akhmadulina (1937), Paul Theroux (1941), Nick Auf der Maur (1942), Barry M. Riemer (1950), David Helvarg (1951), John M. Ford (1957);

11-- Antoine Coypel (1661), Christopher Smart (1722), Manuel Jose Quintana (1772), Nicolaas C. Kist (1793), Edward Everett (1794), Claude Tillier (1801), Henry Rawlinson (1810), Bernard O'Dowd (1866), Léo-Paul Desrosiers (1898), Caspar Neher (1897), Sandor Marai (1900), Glenway Wescott (1901), József Attila (1905), Leo Rosten (1908), David Westheimer (1917), Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber (1918), Marlen Haushofer (1920), Antoine Blondin (1922), Clive Exton (1930), Tony Brown (1933), Mark Strand (1934), John Milius (1944), Ellen Goodman (1941), James Patrick Kelly (1951), Jeremy Clarkson (1960), Walid Soliman (1975)


12 -- Joachim Camerarius (Liebhard Kammerer)(1500), Muretus (Marc Antoine Muret)(1526), Caspar Burman (1695), Guillaume Thomas François Raynal (1713), Charles Burney (1726), Aleksandr Ostrovsky (1823), José Gautier Benítez (1848), William M. Conway (1856), Raul d'Avila Pompeia (1863), Frederick G. Melcher (1879), Hardie Gramatky (1907), Jorgen Rausch (1910), Emil (Theodore) Petaja (1915), Brian Connell (1916), Beverly Cleary (1916), Bryan Magee (1930), Leonid Derbenyov (1931), Jack Gelber (1932), Alan Ayckbourn (1939), Charles Ludlam (1943), Peter L. de Baan (1946), Tom Clancy (1947), Scott Turow (1949), Ralph Wiley (1952);


13-- Peter Faber (1506), Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy (1618), Jonathan Carver (1710), Thomas Percy (1729), Thomas Jefferson (1743), Heinrich F. L. Rellstab (1799), Alphonse Wauters (1817), Thomas D'Arcy McGee (1825), Juan Montalvo (1832), A. Roda Roda (1872), Demjan Bednyi (1883), Nella Larsen (1891), Samuel Beckett (1906), Eudora Welty (1909), Albert L. F. ”Bert” Peleman (Dirk Dyckmans) (1915), Stephan Hermlin (1915), Phyllis Fraser Cerf Wagner (1916), Audrey Barker (1918), Roland Gaucher (1919), Maxwell Henley Harris (1921), John Braine (1922), Beverley Cross (1931), Michael Burchill (1931), Barney Simon (1932), Lanford Wilson (1937), Seamus Heaney (1939), Ataol Behramoglu (1942), Amy Robinson (1948);


14-- Christian Huygens (1629), René Boylesve (René M. A. Tardiveau) (1867), Daniel Plooy (1877), James Branch Cabell (1879), Anton Wildgans (1881), Moritz Schlick (1882), Edward C. Tolman (1886), Ernst R. Curtius (1886), Martin Kessel (1901), Belinda Quirey (1912), William Darling (1923), Frank Daniel (1926), Fredric Jameson (1934), Erich von Däniken (1935), Steve Martin (1945), Tom Monteleone (1946), Bruce Sterling (1954), Peter Gibson (1971);


15-- Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Claudius Salmasius [Claude Saumaise] (1588), Friedrich Bouterwek (1766), Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772), John Lothrop Motley (1814), Wilhelm Busch (1832), Henry James (1843), Emile Durkheim (1858), Bliss Carman (1861), Klaziena "Ina" Boudier-Bakker (1875), Robert Walser (1878), Giovanni Amendola (1882), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Maximilian Kronberger (1888), Wallace Reid (1891), Corrie ten Boom (1892), Corrado Alvaro (1895), Fernando Pessa (1902), Erich Arendt (1903), Gerald Abrahams (1907), Ernest Borneman (1915), Meriol Trevor (1919), John Grigg (1924), Boris Strugatski (1933), Earl Russell (1937), Jeffrey Archer (1940), Heloise II (Kiah Michelle Cruse) (1951), Dolores Gordon-Smith (1958), Benjamin Zephaniah (1958), Emma Thompson (1959), Bobby Pepper (1963);


16-- John Luyken (1648), Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (1661), Georg Curtius (1820), Octave Crémazie (1827), Anatole France (1844), Herbert Baxter Adams (1850), Grace Livingston Hill (1865), John Millington Synge (1871), Robert Dean Frisbie (1895), John B. Glubb (1897), Polly Adler (1900), Bep (Elisa H.) Bakhuis (1906), Herman Uyttersprot (1909), Gerard McLarnon (1915), Peter Ustinov (1921), Christopher Samuel Youd (1922), Kingsley Amis (1922), Sarah Kirsch (1935), Ewald Vanvugt (1943), Margot Adler (1946), Ioan Mihai Cochinescu (1951), J. Neil Schulman (1953), Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (1984);


17-- John Ford (1586), Henry Vaughan (1622), Francois Valentijn (1666), Robert Blair (1699), Samuel Austin Allibone (1816), David Gravson (Ray Stannard Baker) (1870), Ian Hay (1876), Anton Wildgans (1881), Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen-Finecke) (1885), Antonius F. "Anton" Coolen (1897), Thornton N. Wilder (1897), Edward Chodorov (1904), Humphrey Sims Moore (1909), Ivan Goff (1910), Jean-Pierre Herve Bazin (1911), Bengt N. Anderberg (1920), Harry Reasoner (1923), Lloyd Biggle Jr. (1923), Norman Potter (1923), Cynthia Ozick (1928), Han J. A. Hansen (Jansen) (1932), Penelope Lively (1933), Peter Michalke (1955), Nick Hornby (1957);


18--Thomas Middleton (1580), Pieter 't Hoen (1744), George Henry Lewes (1817), Henry François Becque (1837), Henry Clarence Kendall (1839), Abraham Bredius (1855), Clarence S. Darrow (1857), Richard Harding Davis (1864), Didericus G. van Epen (1868), Oskar Ernst Bernhardt (1874), Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic (1875), Vicente Sotto (1877), Lord Leatherland (Charles Edward Leatherland) (1898), Clara Eggink (Ebbele) (1906), Stephen Longstreet (1907), Joy Gresham Lewis (1915), Leif Panduro (1923), Raf de Linde (Raphael van Hecke) (1924), Kathy Acker (1947), Conan Chris O'Brien (19663), Niall Ferguson (1964), Keith R.A. DeCandido (1969);


19--Jacques Lelong (1665), Francisco Albergati Capacelli (1728), Louis Amédée Achard (1814), Jose Echegaray y Eizaguirre (1832), Andrea Bezzola (1840), Lucien Levy-Bruhl (1857), Warden Oncle (Edward Vermeulen) (1861), Ricardo Bacchelli (1891), Richard Arthur Warren Hughes (1900), Walter Stewart (1931), Etheridge Knight (1933), Frits Castricum (1947), Barry Brown (1951), Steven H. Silver (1967), Craig McNeil (1968);

20-- Jafar Sadiq (702), John Agricola (Schneider) (1494), John Eliot (1592), Louis Bertrand (1807), Dina M. Craik (1826), Charles L.P. "Philip" Zilcken (1857), Hermann Bang (1857), Maulvi Abdul Haq (1870), William Henry Davies (1871), Robert Lynd (1879), Adolph Hitler (1889), Hermann Ungar (1893), Martinus Nijhoff (1894), Bernard Verhoeven (1897), Dagmar Edqvist (1903), Soewarsil Djojopoespito (1912), Lindsay Oliver John Boynton (1934), Peter S. Beagle (1939), Jan Cremer (1940), Ian Watson (1943), Andrew Tobias (1947), Steve Erickson (1950), Toine van Benthem (1952),
Sebastian Faulks (1953);


21--John Capgrave (1393), Ulrich von Hutten (1488), Catherine II, the Great (Sophia Augusta Frederica) (1729), Charlotte Bronte (1816), Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) (1818), John Muir (1836), Benjamin A. Jesurun (1867), Henry de Montherlant (Henry Marie Joseph Frédéric Expedite Millon de Montherlant), (1896), Bernard J. H. "Ben" Stroman (1902), Rollo May (1909), Norman Panama (1914), John Mortimer 1923), Elaine May (1932), Helen Prejean (1939), Michael Zarnock (1958);


22 -- Henry Fielding (1707), Madame de Staël (1766), Georg Hermes (1775), Jurgen Engebretsen Moe (1813), Philip James Bailey (1816), Nikolai Lenin (Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov) (1870), Ludwig Renn (1889), Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (1899), Robert Choquette (1905), Ivan Efremov (1907), Indro Montanelli (1909), Charles Hubert Sisson (1914), Hans Baumann (1914), Jan de Hartog (1914), Leo Abse (1917), Paula Fox (1923), Louise Glück (1943), Jancis Robinson (1950), Ana María Shua (1951);


23--Julius Caesar Scaliger (1484), Alexander Alesius (Aless/Alane) (1500), Georg Fabricius (1516), William Shakespeare (1564), Friedrich von Hagedorn (1708), Thomas Wright (1810), James Anthony Froude (1818), Edwin Markham (1852), Simon Abramsz (1867), Arthur Moeller van den Bruck (1876), Marcel L'Herbier (1890), Minus van Looi (Benjamin van der Voort) (1892), Richard Huelsenbeck (1892), Ngaio Marsh (1895), Margaret Kennedy (1896), Edwin E. Dwinger (1898), Halldór Laxness (1902), Maria Arnoldo (Adrianus Broeders) (1906), Maurice Druon (Kessel) (1918), Margaret Avison (1918), Avram Davidson (1923), James Kirkup (1923), James Colin Ross Welch (1924), J. P. Donleavy (1926), Okke Jager (1928), Jim Fixx (1932), Rod McKuen (1933), Victoria Glendinning (1937), Richard Monaco (1940), Barry Hannah (1942), Pascal Quignard (1948), Pierre Labrie (1972);