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December 9: 25th anniversary of the death of Toni Cade Bambara.

December 10: Centenary of Clarice Lispector’s birth.

December 18: 150th anniversary of the birth of Saki.

December 22: 75 years since Holden Caulfield’s first appearance (in “I’m Crazy,” a short story published in Collier’s).


1st January 1868 - Sophia Alice Callahan's Birthday, author of External link opens in new tab or windowWynema, A Child of the Forest (1891)

First Published Native American female novelist,

“There is no man who is enterprising and keeps well up with the times but confesses that the women of to-day are in every respect, except political liberty, equal to the men.”