LitBirthdays June 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Sophie Hannah!

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Sophie Hannah (born 1971) U.K. Novelist, poet –The Monogram Murders (2014 Hercule Poirot mystery).

Read the Wikipedia entry for Sophie Hannah here and visit Hannah’s website here.

Read more about Hannah here.

Watch Hannah’s talk at the 2014 Fall for the Book Festival (Washington DC).

Fall for the Book 2014 – Sophie Hannah

LitBirthdays excerpts from Hannah’s FFTB speech:

https://litbirthdays.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/sophie-hannah-and-poirot/

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LitBirthdays – June 2015

June

June 1

Casper de Vries

Marie Knight

Naguib Surur

Mircea Cărtărescu

June 2

Xiao Hong

Dorothy West

June 3

Rumer (Sarah Joyce)

Pedro Mir

(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg

June 4

Jacques Roumain

Margrit Schriber

Jin Au-Yeung

June 5

Elena Piscopia

Pu Songling

Federico Garcia Lorca

June 6

Vlado Georgiev

Isaiah Berlin

Alexander (or Aleksandr) (Sergeyevich) Pushkin

June 7

Louise Erdrich (Karen Louise Erdrich)

Gwendolyn Brooks

Nikki Giovanni

Orhan Pamuk

June 8

Karin Alvtegen

Tim Berners-Lee

Sara Paretsky

 

June 9

André Juillard

George Axelrod

Cole Porter

 

June 10

Maurice Sendak

Benjamin Millepied

Samartha Vashishtha

Saul Bellow

Terence Rattigan

June 11

Bill Findlay

Siavash Ghomayshi

Yasunari Kawabata

 

June 12

Tess Gerritsen

Anne Frank

 

June 13

Anis Mojgani

Dorothy Leigh Sayers

William Butler Yeats

June 14

Ernesto Che Guevara

Margaret Bourke-White

Mona Simpson

June 15

Ibn-e-Insha (ابن انشاء)

Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson)

Waylon Jennings


June 16

Lamont Dozier

Joyce Carol Oates

June 17

Jeph Jacques

Nino (Kazunari Ninomiya)

 

June 18

Lidia Jorge

Sammy Cahn

Paul McCartney

 

June 19

Aung San Suu Kyi

Pauline Kael

Salman Rushdie

 

June 20

Enn Vetemaa

Amos Tutuola

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

June 21

John Agard

Benazir Bhutto

Jean-Paul Sartre

Mary McCarthy

 

June 22

Moana Maniapoto

Abbas Kiarostami Persian: عباس کیارستمی

Kaarina Helakisa

Sándor Weöres

Dan Brown

 

June 23

Steven Dietz

Anna Akhmatova

Alfred Kinsey

Patrick Monahan

 

June 24

Julia Kristeva

Anita Desai

 

June 25

Ricky Gervais

George Orwell

Anthony Bourdain

Yann Martel

 

June 26

Ya’akov Cohen (also spelled Cahan) (Hebrew: יעקב כהן)

Yves Beauchemin

Noriaki Kubo (The Kubo)

 

June 27

Paul L. Dunbar

Bob Keeshan

Helen Keller

 

June 28

Mariko Nanba (南波真理子)

Aimee Bender

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

 

June 29

Nawal Al Zoghbi

Frédéric Dard

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Toure)

June 30

José Emilio Pacheco

David Frum

James Goldman

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May 2015 Author Birthdays

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May 1

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 

Judy Collins

Ignazio Silone (Secondino Tranquilli)

Helen Bamber

May 2

Satyajit Ray

Ichiyo Higuchi (Higuchi Natsu)

Kwon-taek Im

May 2 is
Holocaust Remembrance Day


May 3

Betty Comden

Leslie Marmon Silko

Yehuda Amichai

May 4

Rüdiger Nehberg

Rey Valera

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari


 

May 5

Thomas Boberg

Elizabeth Cochrane (Nellie Bly)

Soren Kierkegaard

Tammy Wynette


 

May 6

George Clooney

Vladimiro Ariel Dorfman

Sujata Bhatt

Sigmund Freud


 

May 7

William Dempsey Valgardson

Volker Braun

Rabindranath Tagore

Robert Browning

 

May 8

Beth Henley

Gary Snyder

 Sirkka Hämäläinen


 

May 9

Nada El-Hage 

Lucian Blaga

Ghostface Killah


 

May 10

Nayantara Sahgal 

Bono (Paul David Hewson)

Olga Bancic


 

May 11

Andre Gregory 

John Michael Hayes

Irving Berlin 

 

May 12

Wu Wenjun

Claribel Alegria

Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky


 

May 13

Stephen Colbert

Clive Barnes

Daphne du Maurier

 

May 14

Eoin Colfer

Sofia Carmina Coppola

Che Guevara

Luis Llorens Torres

 


 

May 15

Asala Nasri

L. Frank Baum

Katherine Anne Porter


 


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May 16

Olga Berggolts

Studs Terkel



 

May 17

Jien (Jichin-daikasho)

Dennis Potter



 

May 18

Tina Fey

Omar Khayyam



 

May 19

Elena Poniatowska

Malcolm X (Malcolm Little)

Lorraine Hansberry


 

May 20

Sirivennela (Chembolu SeethaRama Sastry)

Honoré de Balzac

Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian)

Joe  (John Robert) Cocker

 

May 21

(Liv) Marit Bergman

Manly Wade Wellman


 

May 22

Betty Williams

Bernie Taupin

Georges Remi / Hergé

Arthur Conan Doyle


 

May 23

Sebastian Cordero

Walter Reisch

Pär Lagerkvist

Carl Linnaeus


 

May 24

Patti LaBelle

Joseph Brodsky

Mikhail (Aleksandrovich) Sholokhov

Bob Dylan


 

May 25

Alastair Campbell 

Naim Frashëri

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Ludlum


 

May 26

Peggy Lee (Norma Egstrom)

Nobuhiro Watsuki

Frankie Manning

Stevie (Stephanie Lynn) Nicks


 

May 27

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov 

John Cheever

Rachel Carson

Dashiell Hammett


 

May 28

Muriel Barbery

Patrick White

Ian Fleming 

John Fogerty

May 29

Leah Goldberg (לאה גולדברג; )

G.K. Chesterton

May 30

Agnes Varda

Vizma Belševica

May 31

Svetlana Alexievich

Judith Wright

Walt Whitman

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LitBirthdays April 2015

April

April 1

John Wilmot

Susan Boyle

Milan Kundera

Edmond Rostand

 


April 2

Joanna Chmielewska

Émile François Zola


April 3

Herb Caen

Washington Irving

Unni Lindell

 

April 4

Andrei Tarkovsky

Maya Angelou

 

April 5

Amalia Guglielminetti

Booker T. Washington 

 

 

April 6

Leonora Carrington

Lowell Thomas

 

 

April 7

Daniel Ellsberg

Gabriela Mistral (Lucila Godoy y Alcayaga)

 

 

April 8

Robert Toru

Trina Schart Hyman

 

April 9

George David Weiss

Paule Marshall (Paule Burke)

 

 

April 10

Peter Morgan

George William Russell

John M. (Mike) Ford

 

 

April 11

Clive Exton 

Attila József

 

 

April 12

Thomas Dybdahl

Tama Janowitz

Gary Soto

Tom Clancy

 

 

April 13

Drago Jančar

Eudora Welty

Seamus Heaney

 


 

April 14

 



 

April 15

Benjamin Zephaniah

Leonardo da Vinci

Henry James

(David) Wiley Miller

 

 


April 16

Gerry Rafferty 

Diane Middlebrook

Anatole France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)

 


 

April 17

Ray Kluun

Giusy Ferreri

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)


 

April 18

Rithy Panh

Costas [or Kostas] Ferris

George Henry Lewes

 


 

April 19

Sandro Petraglia

Maria Ember

Etheridge Knight

 

April 20

Asia Alfasi

Erna Brodber

John Paul Stevens


 

April 21

Elaine May

Queen Elizabeth II

Kole Omotosho



 

April 22

Damien Broderick

Kseniya Simonova 

Immanuel Kant

Ana Maria Shua


April 23

 Michael Moore

Fadil Hadzic

William Shakespeare


 

April 24

Eric Bogosian (

Carl (Friedrich Georg) Spitteler (pseudonym Carl Felix Tandem)

 


 

April 25

Grace Rasp Nuri 

Albert Uderzo

 


 

April 26

Ğabdulla Tuqay

Marcus Aurelius

Carol Burnett

I.M. Pei 

 



 

April 27

Edwin Morgan

Cecil Day Lewis (pseudonym Nicholas Blake)

Russell T Davies 

 


 

April 28

Carolyn Forché

(Nelle) Harper Lee (

Jay Leno

 

April 29

Egon Erwin Kisch

Jerry Seinfeld

 

April 30

Jaroslav Hašek

Willie Nelson

Aatish Kapadia 

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