Mary Renault was a novelist known for historical fiction
Keith Chaffee, August 31, 2020

On September 4, 1905, Mary Renault was born. Renault was a novelist whose career fell into two halves—contemporary novels written mostly in the 1940s, and historical novels set in ancient Greece. Today, she is primarily remembered for the latter.

Author Ray Bradbury at Palms-Rancho branch library, [1972]. Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Keith Chaffee, August 17, 2020

On August 22, 1920, Ray Bradbury was born. He is most often remembered as an author of fantasy stories and novels, but he also wrote science fiction and mystery stories, poetry, and screenplays.