LitBirthdays July 8 – 14, 2012

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Monday July 9
Tuesday July 10
Wednesday July 11
Thursday July 12
Friday July 13
Saturday July 14

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Sunday July 8

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Born July 8

Tom Egeland (b. 1959) – Norwegian novelist, screenwriter, journalist – Guardians of the Covenant (2007)

Anna Quindlen (b. 1952) – U.S. journalist, opinion columnist, novelist – One True Thing


Freeway (Leslie Edward Pridgen)
(b. 1973) – U.S. rapper


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Monday July 9

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Born July 9

Patrice (b. 1979) – German reggae singer / songwriter

Barbara Cartland (b. 1901) – U.K. romance novelist – A Hazard of Hearts (1949)

Masami Tsuda (b. 1970) – Japanese Manga author – Kare Kano series (1996)

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Tuesday July 10

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Born July 10

Mildred Wirt Benson (b. 1905) – U.S. journalist, children’s book writer – Nany Drew series

Arja Uusitalo (b. 1951) – Finnish poet

Alice Munro (b. 1931) – Canadian short story writer; 2009 Man Booker Prize winner – The Dance of the Happy Shades (1968)

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Wednesday July 11

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Born July 11

Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai (白先勇; pinyin: Bái Xiānyǒng,) (b. 1937)- Chinese novelist, short story writer – Taipei People (1971)

Suzanne Nadine Vega (b. 1959) – U.S. singer/songwriter

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Thursday July 12

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Born July 12

Oscar Hammerstein II (b. 1895) – U.S. lyricist for musicals – South Pacific (1949)

Pablo Neruda (b. 1904) – Chilean poet

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Friday July 13

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Born July 13

Helga Königsdorf (b. 1938) – German novelist – Fission (Hydra)(2000)

Cameron Crowe (b. 1957) – U.S. screenwriter, journalist – Almost Famous

Wole Soyinka (b. 1934) – Nigerian playwright, novelist, memoirist, political activist - Ake: The Years of Childhood(1989)

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Saturday July 14

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Born July 14

Natalia Ginzburg (b. 1916) – Italian short-story writer, political activist

Isaac Bashevis Singer (b. July 14? or October 26 or November 21, 1904) – Polish-American short story writer, essayist, winner of 1978 Nobel Prize for literature – The Power of Light – Eight Stories for Hanukkah

Angélique Kidjo (b. 1960) – Beninese singer/songwriter – “Afirika” Black Ivory Soul2002

Laura Numeroff (b. 1953) – U.S. children’s book author – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie(1985)

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