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Dorothy L. Sayers

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Dorothy L. Sayers

Renowned English crime writer, poet, playwright, essayist, translator and Christian humanist add

Category: Literature

Born in 1893.

Countries: United Kingdom (73%), (13%), Italy (7%)

Main connections: Albert Einstein, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Agatha Christie

Linked to: Durham University, Wiley-Blackwell, Penguin Books, Wheaton College

 

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Dorothy L. Sayers was born in 1893 add something


1909

From 1909 she was educated at the Godolphin School, a boarding school in Salisbury add something


1912

In 1912, she won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford, and studied modern languages and medieval literature add something


1915

She finished with first-class honours in 1915 add something


1920

Although women could not be awarded degrees at that time, Sayers was among the first to receive a degree when the position changed a few years later, and in 1920 she graduated as a MA add something


1922

Sayers' longest employment was from 1922 to 1931 as a copywriter at S.H. Benson's advertising agency in London add something


1926

The wedding took place on 8 April 1926 at Holborn Register Office, London add something


1929

Mithridates VI of Pontus - In Dorothy L. Sayers' Detective Novel "Strong Poison", from 1929, the protagonist, Lord Peter Wimsey, refers to Mithridates' measures to survive poisoning; as well as Albert Einstein's theory of Special Relativity, when the protagonist warns not to trust someone who looks straight in your eye, as they're trying to distract you from seeing something, "


1930

Gladys Mitchell - Mitchell was an early member of the Detection Club along with G. K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers and throughout the 1930s was considered to be one of the "Big Three women detective writers", but she often challenged and mocked the conventions of the genre - notably in her earliest books, such as the first novel "Speedy Death", where there is a particularly surprising twist to the plot, or her parodies of Christie in "The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop" and "The Saltmarsh Murders"


1943

Her religious works did so well at presenting the orthodox Anglican position that, in 1943, the Archbishop of Canterbury offered her a Lambeth doctorate in divinity, which she declined add something


1945

"Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd-" Originally published in "The New Yorker", 20 January 1945 add something


1949

The boldly titled "Hell" appeared in 1949, as one of the recently introduced series of Penguin Classics add something


1950

In 1950, however, she accepted an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Durham add something

 

Fleming died on 9 June 1950, at Sunnyside Cottage, Witham, Essex add something


Dorothy L. Sayers died in 1957 add something

 

Sayers died suddenly of a coronary thrombosis on 17 December 1957 at the same place, aged 64 add something


1962

Unfinished at her death, the third volume was completed by Barbara Reynolds in 1962 add something


1984

He died on 26 November 1984 at age 60, in St. Francis's Hospital, Miami Beach, Florida add something


1987

Edward Petherbridge - Among his many roles, he portrayed Lord Peter Wimsey in the 1987 BBC television adaptations of Dorothy L. Sayers's novels


1998

Jill Paton Walsh - In 1998, she won acclaim for her completion of Dorothy L. Sayers' unfinished Lord Peter Wimsey - Harriet Vane novel, "Thrones, Dominations"


2009

Her translation has remained popular: in spite of publishing new translations by Mark Musa and Robin Kirkpatrick, as of 2009 Penguin Books was still publishing the Sayers edition add something


2016

Proceedings of the 2016 Frances W. Eubank Colloquium on Lewis & Friends" add something