Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories. He died young with relatively little literary success during his lifetime, but he became one of America’s most influential writers, central to the development of mystery and detective stories.
Mary Higgins Clark was born on December 24, 1927. Clark is an author of mystery and suspense novels whose books have been bestsellers almost from the beginning of her career. She came to writing relatively late, publishing her first novel at the age of 40.
Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet, and literary critic best known for her 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.