Literary Centennials is a group for celebrating the 100th, 200th, etc. birthdays of major authors by reading their works together. We will also celebrate the anniversaries of major works of literature and even significant historical events.
Some centennial authors in 2015
Herman Wouk, born 17 May 1915
Saul Bellow, born 10 June 1915
Jean Stafford, born 1 July 1915
Margaret Walker, born 7 July 1915
Arthur Miller, born 17 Oct. 1915
And celebrating a bicentennial in 2015
Anthony Trollope, born 24 Apr. 1815
Some notable works first published 100 years ago
The Underdogs by Mariano Azuela
The Thirty-nine Steps by John Buchan
Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Victory by Joseph Conrad
The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford
Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence
And works first published in 1815
Emma by Jane Austen
The Devil's Elixers by E. T. A. Hoffmann
These are just a few of the authors and works with centennial anniversaries in 2014. For a more complete list, see this message topic. It will point the way to our discussion thread for each author or work. If there is no discussion underway, please start one!
For planning next year's reading, here is a list of 2016 Centennials.
If you wish to continue celebrating some 2014 anniversaries, the list can be found here.