Sayers

1973 DS. Discovered 1973 Feb. 28 by L. Kohoutek at Bergedorf.

Named in memory of Dorothy Leigh Sayers (18931957), British author of the Peter Wimsey detective stories, which she wrote during the 1920s and 1930s. In later life she tried hard to play down this notoriety, turning her considerable talents instead to the writing of theological plays and translating the works of Dante {see planet (2999)}. (M 34619)

Name suggested by B. G. Marsden, with whom she consulted extensively during the last year of her life in an attempt to rehabilitate the Roman poet Lucan, whose astronomy and geography had been condemned by other twentieth-century critics.

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