LitBirthdays July 29 – August 4, 2012

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Monday July 30
Tuesday July 31
Wednesday August 1
Thursday August 2
Friday August 3
Saturday August 4

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Sunday July 29

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Born July 29

Chester Himes (b. 1909) – U.S. crime fiction novelist

Nathalie Handal (b. 1969) – American Palestinian poet, playwright – Love and Strange Horses (2010)

Ruud Janssen (b. 1959) – Netherlands artist/writer specializing in Mail Art


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Monday July 30

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Born July 30

Barbara Kopple (b. 1946) – U.S. documentary filmmaker – American Dream1990


Salvador Novo
(b. 1904) – Mexican poet, playwright, essayist – Mi Vida Es Como Un Lago

Salvador Novo (b. 1904) – Mexican poet, playwright – Nuevo amor y otras poesias

Emily Jane Brontë (b. 1818) – British novelist, poet – Wuthering Heights

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Tuesday July 31

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Born July 31

Pam Withers (b. 1956) – U.S.-Canadian young adult novelist – Raging River (2004)

J. K. Rowling (b. 1965) – U.K. novelist – Harry Potter Series

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Wednesday August 1

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Born August 1

Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour) (b. 1960) – U.S. rapper – Autobiography Of Mistachuck (CD, 1998)

 Francis Scott Key (b. 1779) – U.S. lawyer, author of lyrics to the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner”

Herman Melville (b. 1819) – U.S. novelist – Moby Dick

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Thursday August 2

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Born August 2

Isabel Allende (b. 1942) Chilean novelist – Paula: A Memoir (P.S.) (1994)

Homer Banks (b. 1941) – U.S. songwriter, producer

James Baldwin (b. 1924) – U.S. poet, playwright, essayist –
Blues for Mister Charlie: (1964)


Bei Dao (Zhao Zhenkai) (b. 1949) Chinese poet, short story writer –
Unlock (2000)

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Friday August 3

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Born August 3

Lauren Liebenberg (b. 1972) – South African novelist – The Voluptuous Delights of Peanut Butter and Jam (2008)

Leon Uris (b. 1924) – U.S. novelist – Exodus (1958)

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Saturday August 4

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Born August 4

Barack Obama (b. 1961) – U.S. president, constitutional law professor, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize – Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Robert Hayden (b. 1913) – U.S. poet – “Those Winter Sundays” in Collected Poems

Helen Thomas (b. 1920) – U.S. journalist (covered the White House) – Front Row at the White House (1999)  Available at DempseyBooks

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