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Quick Facts about Hector Hugh Munro (pseudonym: Saki)

Birth Date: 18 December 1870

Death Date: 13 November 1916 (aged 46)

Place of Birth: Burma (now known as Myanmar)

Place of Death: France

Nationality: English

Occupations: short story writer, playwright


“A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.”

“Addresses are given to us to conceal our whereabouts.”

Did You Know,Edit

He is considered as a master of the short story and is often compared to O.Henry and Dorothy Parker.

At the start of World War I, although 43 and officially over age, Monroe joined the army as an ordinary soldier, refusing a commission. He was sheltering in a shell crater when he was killed by a German sniper.

In recognition of his contribution to literature, a blue plaque has been affixed to a building in which he once lived on Mortimer Street in central London.

He was known for being “Anti-Semitic”, since he had no flourished Jewish character among his inn his stories.

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