Adventure writer Talbot Mundy was born William Lancaster Gribbon on this day (April 23) in 1879. Mundy wrote a number short stories and novels for pulps such as Adventure, Argosy, and Cavalier. Some of his work, such as Tros of Samothrace and its sequels had fantasy elements.
I’ve only read one of his short stories, “A Transaction in Diamonds”. I’ve got several collections of his short stories from Black Dog Books which I intend to read.
In addition to being an adventure writer, Mundy is of interest because of his influence on other authors, notably Robert E. Howard, E.. Hoffman Price, Robert A. Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, H. Warner Munn, and I want to say L. Sprague de Camp but campt find a reference for that.