Friday, June 13, 2014

Dorothy Sayers created Lord Wimsey

It is the birthday of English detective writer Dorothy L. Sayers (1893), best known for introducing the literature world to Lord Peter Wimsey (1923), in her first novel, Whose Body. Sayers became president of the Detection Club, a 1930s group of British mystery writers, as she began writing full time. The theater mesmerized her. She wrote The Zeal of Thy House (1937), and six more plays by 1951. BBC requested that she write for broadcasting for their children’s hour, Sayers wrote The Man Born to be King (1941-1942). She also translated Dante’s The Divine Comedy into English. Sayers will always be remembered most for her devotion to theology, literature, and a love for the stage.

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