They say that writing immortalizes even the mortal person. True to this maxim, in this post, we’re celebrating authors who have passed on but left an irrefutable legacy in their wake. Here is a list of famous authors who passed away in the month of March.
Famous Authors Who Died In March | Writers Who Passed Away In March:
Sherwood Anderson (March 8th)
This 19th century American writer of novels and short stories is known for self-insertion and self-revelation. Some of his works include “Marching Men”, “Poor White”, “Many Marriages” and “Dark Laughter. He also wrote short story collections like “The Triumph of the Egg”, “Horses and Men”, “Death in the Woods and Other Stories” and more.
Louisa May Alcott (March 6th)
One of the pioneering women writers of the nineteenth century, Alcott’s magnum opus was her novel “Little Women” and its subsequent series. This novel is one of the most influential ones till date, and that it has come from a woman in those ages provides important clues to history. Her other works include “Moods”, “The Inheritance” and “Under the Lilacs”.
Charles Bukowski (March 9th)
The German American author Bukowsky is one of the most powerful writers of his generation. His works are usually about the lower and lower middle class Americans and the life of decadence they lead. Some of his influential works are “Ham on Rye”, “Post Office”, “Hollywood” and more. He also wrote poetry like “Flower, Fish and Bestial Wail”.
Robert James Waller (March 10th)
Waller was a famous writer of romance, the most famous and prodigious of which is the book “The Bridges of Madison County”. His other novels include “Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend”, “Puerto Vallarta Squeeze”, “Border Music” and “High Lanes Tango”. He has also written a collection of essays, “Old Songs in a New Café”.
Anne Frank (March 12th)
There is probably no one who knows even the first thing about books who doesn’t know about Anne Frank. Her magnum opus literature of crisis and tumult is her account as a Jew during Nazi Germany – “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Here she details her experiences of the holocaust and the plight of Jews in Nazi Germany.
Robert Ludlum (March 12th)
Ludlum authored over 27 thriller novels in his lifetime, most well known of which were the “Bourne Identity” Series novels. Critics laud his works not just for their incredulous plots but also for the immaculate characterization, especially of the character of Jason Bourne in his trilogy.
Stephen Hawking (March 14th)
Hawking was actually a theoretical physicist and cosmologist but left behind an array of literary works as well. His most must-read book is probably “A Brief History of Time”. His other works include “The Universe in a Nutshell”, “God Created the Integers” and “Brief Answers to the Big Questions”. He also wrote several children’s works and series.
Beverly Cleary (March 25th)
One of the most popular children’s writers of all times is Beverly Cleary. Her works represent intrigue coupled with reason and emotion, made dilute for children to understand. Some of her best works are “Ellen Tebbits”, “Henry Huggins”, “Otis Spofford” and the “Ramona” series.
Virginia Woolf (March 28th)
Woolf is probably one of the most loved women writers of all time. Her works have a characteristic stream of consciousness style, and a special significance is given to womanhood, mental health and interiority of experience. Some of her works include “To the Lighthouse”, “The Waves”, “Orlando”, “Mrs Dalloway” and “Flush”.
Charlotte Bronte (March 31st)
Charlotte is among the three English Bronte sisters (the others are Anne and Emily) who found widespread success as writers. Perhaps among the pioneering generation of women authors in the 19th century, writing represented to Bronte an escape from the harsh reality of life. Her works include “Jane Eyre”, “The Professor” and “Villette”.