In the Stars – August 24

The Virgo Sun opposes Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is still in retrograde. Inventive Virgo can contain nervous internal energy and as it opposes Neptune in watery Pisces, creative tensions may mount, but chances are they end in creative genius. Happy Birthday Dad!

August 24 – Writer, Adam Gopnik

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 24, 1956, and raised in Montreal, Canada, Adam Gopnik is a prominent American writer who became well known through his work for his work his writing on arts and culture. He’s won numerous awards, including the National Magazine Award for Essay and Criticism and the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting.

August 24 – Novelist, Oscar Jerome Hijuelos

Novelist Oscar Hijuelos was born to Cuban immigrants on August 24, 1951, in New York City. In his work, he explores the theme of being Hispanic in America. His first novel, Our House in the Last World, received praise but his second book, The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, became a best seller. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1990. His work has been translated into 25 languages.

Oscar Jerome Hijuelos. (2012). Biography.com. Retrieved 12:30, Aug 24, 2012 from http://www.biography.com/people/oscar-hijuelos-188849
Adam Gopnik. (2012). Biography.com. Retrieved 12:34, Aug 24, 2012 from http://www.biography.com/people/adam-gopnik-20699433
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