• It is 129 years today since Ngaio Marsh was born.

    The New Zealand author Dame Edith Ngaio Marsh was born in Merivale, Christchurch. Her father was an immigrant English bank manager and her mother was born in New Zealand, although her family too originally came from England. Ngaio is the Maori word for "reflection on water". A somewhat eccentric and confused man, Marsh's father did not report his daughter's birth to the authorities until 1900,...

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Författarporträtt av Barclay, Linwood

Barclay, Linwood
1955 -

Canadian-American author, born in Darien, Connecticut in the USA. Just before his fourth birthday, the family moved to...

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Portrait of Ricardo Piglia

Piglia, Ricardo
1941 - 2017

Argentinian novelist, critic, essayist and university lecturer born in the city of Adrogué 200 kilometres south of Buenos ...

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Portrait of Catherine Aird

Aird, Catherine
1930 -

Catherine Aird is the pen name of the British crime writer Kinn Hamilton McIntosh. She was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire,...

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Författarporträtt av Johnsrud, Ingar

Johnsrud, Ingar
1974 -

The Norwegian author and journalist Ingar Johnsrud was born in Oslo and grew up in the village of Holmestrand just outside...

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