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Douglas Adams
Born Douglas Noel Adams on March 11, 1952 in Cambridge. From 1959 until 1970 he went to Brentwood school in Essex, and his main interest was science. As a student in Cambridge he decided to hitch-hike through Europe to Istanbul, and in order to raise funds for this he took a lot of small jobs. In 1970 he left school to become a writer...
“ A brilliant writer! ” - Kaare Jenssen
 
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“ Creator of the brilliant Discworld Series among other great creations. ” - Kaare Jenssen
 
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Knut Hamsun
Writer, Hunger
Norwegian novelist Knut Hamsun was born to a poor family and sent to live with an uncle, a commercial fisherman. He grew up without any formal schooling. Hamsun left Norway for the U.S. twice: once in 1882, and again in 1886. Each time he stayed in the U.S. for two years, holding various jobs including farmhand and Chicago streetcar conductor...
 
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Fyodor Dostoevsky
Writer, The Double
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his family...
 
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Martin Kellerman
Writer, Rocky
Growing up alongside fellow Swedish hip hop fans, Martin Kellerman took to cartooning, influenced by the works of Max Andersson, Peter Bagge, Robert Crumb, Harvey Pekar, Joe Matt and Mats Jonsson. In 1998, a chain of events led Kellerman to create his best-known work, "Rocky": Having recently been fired from his job as a cartoonist for a pornography magazine and dumped by his girlfriend...
 
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John le Carré
He was born in Poole, Dorset in England on October 19th, 1931. He went to Sherborne School and, later, studied German literature for one year at University of Bern. Later, he went to Lincoln College, Oxford and graduated in Modern Languages. From 1956 to 1958, he taught at Eton and from 1959 to 1964...
 
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George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin is an American novelist and short-story writer in the fantasy, horror, and science fiction genres, a screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his international bestselling series of epic fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, which was later adapted into the HBO dramatic series Game of Thrones...
 
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Astrid Lindgren
Grew up in Småland outside Vimmerby in the south of Sweden. Her first book came out in 1944, and she made a breakthrough the following year with the stories about Pippi Longstocking. Countless stories about Pippi and other characters of Astrid's imagination and excellent story telling ability were translated to at least 55 languages and told to millions of children all over the world...