Winston Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953 for The Second World War.
- For how many of the Hundred Days did President Franklin Roosevelt order the U.S. banks closed? President Franklin Roosevelt ordered U.S. banks closed March 6-9, 1933 during The Hundred Days .
- Who was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction? The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction was Edith Wharton (1862-1937) in 1921 for The Age of Innocence.
- How many times has Norman Mailer been married? Norman Mailer has been married six times.
- Who received the first Caldecott Medal? The illustrator's counterpart to the Newbery Medal, named for English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, was first awarded in 1938 to Dorothy P. Lathrop for Animals of the Bible.
- Who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1973? Pulitzer Prize judges and trustees were divided so sharply over Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow that for only the seventh time in Pulitzer history no award was given.
- Who was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature? Selma LagerlOf of Sweden was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909. She is known for such works as Jerusalem (1901-02), a collection of stories about Swedish peasant life.