The Book, Cat, & Cat Book Lovers Almanac

of historical trivia regarding books, cats, and other animals. Actually this blog has evolved so that it is described better as a blog about cats in history and culture. And we take as a theme the advice of Aldous Huxley: If you want to be a writer, get some cats. Don't forget to see the archived articles linked at the bottom of the page.

October 25, 2012

October 25, 1941

Anne Tyler (October 25, 1941) is one of the most famous American novelists, winning a Pulitzer for Breathing Lessons, in 1989. She was born in Minnesota and now lives in Baltimore. The author of The Accidental Tourist, which won a National Book Award, (1985) is averse to interviews. NPR felt honored to have the opportunity to do one in 2012. One thing we learned then was that she hoped when she died, it would be when she had a new cat.


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