Famous Authors Who Died In January | Writers Who Left Us In January
Any age will be too young for anyone to pass away. But when it comes to any genius of the academic field, as for this article writers, it is not only the loss of the writer but it is also the loss of several poems, plays, prose, and words for the readers. In this article let’s see 10 famous authors who died in January.
Famous Authors Who Died In January | Writers Who Left Us In January:
T. S. Eliot (January 4)
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature of 1948, Thomas Stearns Eliot was a literary genius. He was an essayist, poet, playwright, critic, editor, and publisher. He was the central figure of Modernist poetry and one of the most significant writers of the 20th century. As a modernist poet, his primary themes were death, rebirth, love, time, dissatisfaction, identity, hope, and the crisis of morality. Some of the notable works by Eliot are ‘The Waste Land’, Murder in the Cathedral, ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’, ‘The Hollow Men’, and Four Quartets. He died of emphysema on January 4, 1965.
Thomas Hardy (January 11)
Victorian realist Thomas Hardy was a novelist, short story writer, and poet. His areas of exploration were cosmic indifference, love, and loss, the life and nature of rural areas, and the damages of time. Some of Hardy’s remarkable works are The Mayor of Casterbridge, Far From the Madding Crowd, and Tees of the d’Urbervilles. He became sick with pleurisy and died on January 11, 1928.
Agatha Christie (January 12)
Guinness record holder for the best-selling writer of all time, Agatha Christie wrote 14 short-story collections and 66 detective novels in her lifetime. She sold over two billion copies. The detective novelist is known for Murder on the Orient Express, The Mousetrap, The Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and Death on the Nile. She died from natural causes on January 12, 1976.
James Joyce (January 13)
Irish novelist James Joyce, whose major themes of writing were corruption, paralysis, escape, identity and ambition. Joyce will remain popular for Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Dubliners. He underwent a perforated duodenal ulcer surgery and then coma the following day and died on January 13, 1941.
Lewis Carroll (January 14)
The popular children’s fiction writer Lewis Carroll was a genius with his fantasy, logic, and wordplay. He will always rule children’s literature with Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. On January 14, 1898, Carroll died of pneumonia following influenza.
Mary Oliver (January 17)
Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver was highly inspired by Walt Whitman, Thoreau, and especially nature. Her work has often been compared with Dickinson for its resemblance with isolation. Some of Mary Oliver’s works are Devotions, Wild Geese, Long Life, and Dog Songs. On January 17, 2019, Mary Oliver died of lymphoma.
Rudyard Kipling (January 18)
India-born novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling received Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. Kipling is known for The Jungle Book. He died of a duodenal ulcer on January 18, 1936.
George Orwell (January 21)
Dystopian writer George Orwell was known for his themes such as totalitarianism, censorship, liberty, corruption, exploitation, and more. Some of the writers who influenced Orwell are Shakespeare, Dickens, Flaubert, Joyce, T.S. Eliot, and Lawrence. His notable works are 1984 and Animal Farm. He died of tuberculosis on January 21, 1950.
J.D. Salinger (January 27)
American writer J.D. Salinger is known for writing mostly about young people. His depiction of loss of innocence and adolescent alienation was influenced, adolescent readers. Salinger’s known works include The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, and Nine Stories. On January 27, 2010, he died of natural causes.
Sidney Sheldon (January 30)
Academy Award winner Sidney Sheldon was not only an American writer she was also a producer and director. He won an Oscar for The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer in 1948. Some of Sidney Sheldon’s popular works are If Tomorrow Comes, Tell Me Your Dreams, Nothing Lasts Forever, Bloodline, Memories of Midnight, and more. He died of pneumonia on January 30, 2007