1920 – Clarice Lispector was born on December 10th in Tchechelnik, a small village in the Ukraine.
1937 – She worked as a school teacher.
1940 – Clarice Lispector starts working as a writer for the Agência Nacional (Brazilian News Agency).
1943 – She graduated from college and married Maury Gurgel Valente.
1944 – She published her first novel, Perto do Coração Selvagem (Close to the Wild Heart).
1945 – Her first published novel, she received the Graça Aranha Prize, awarded by the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
1949 – She finished A Cidade Sitiada (The Besieged Town), published when she returned to Rio de Janeiro.
1954 – The first French edition of Perto do Coração Selvagem is published by Editions Plon, with a cover designed by Henri Matisse.
1956 – She finished A Maçã no Escuro (The Apple in the Dark).
1960 – Her first book of short stories, Laços de Família (Family Ties), was published in Brazil.
1961 – A Maçã no Escuro, her second novel, was published.
1964 – Her second book of short stories, A Legião Estrangeira (The Foreign Legion), is considered by many to be her masterpiece. A paixão segundo G.H. (The Passion According to G.H.).
1977 – Died on December 9th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.