June LitBirthdays

June

June 1

Casper de Vries

Marie Knight

Naguib Surur

Mircea Cărtărescu

June 2

Xiao Hong

Dorothy West

June 3

Pedro Mir

(Irwin) Allen Ginsberg

June 4

Jacques Roumain

Margrit Schriber

June 5

Elena Piscopia

Pu Songling

Federico Garcia Lorca

Michael Scott Moore

June 6

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

Marguerite Yourcenar

Alicia Boole Stott

June 9

André Juillard

George Axelrod

Cole Porter

June 10

Maurice Sendak

Benjamin Millepied

Samartha Vashishtha

Saul Bellow

Terence Rattigan

June 11

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

John Thomson

Margaret Bourke-White

Mona Simpson

June 15

Ibn-e-Insha (ابن انشاء)

Ice Cube (O’Shea Jackson)


June 16

Lamont Dozier

Joyce Carol Oates

June 17

Jeph Jacques

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

Saint John of the Cross

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)

Pearl S. Buck

June 27

Paul L. Dunbar

Bob Keeshan

Helen Keller

Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

June 28

Mariko Nanba
(南波真理子)

Aimee Bender

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sophie Hannah

June 29

Frédéric Dard

Stokely Carmichael
(Kwame Toure)

June 30

José Emilio Pacheco

David Frum

James Goldman

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May LitBirthdays

May

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

Khwaja Abdullah Ansari

Boris J. Kochanowsky


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

May 10

Nayantara Sahgal

Olga Bancic

May 11

Andre Gregory

John Michael Hayes

Irving Berlin

May 12

Claribel Alegria

Wu Wenjun

Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky


May 13

Daphne du Maurier

Clive Barnes

Stephen Colbert

May 14

Eoin Colfer

Sofia Carmina Coppola

Che Guevara

Luis Llorens Torres

May 15

L. Frank Baum

Katherine Anne Porter

Jakucho Setouchi


May 16

Olga Berggolts

Studs Terkel

May 17

Jien (Jichin-daikasho)

Dennis Potter

May 18

Tina Fey

Omar Khayyam

May 19

Malcolm X
(Malcolm Little)

Elena Poniatowska

Lorraine Hansberry

May 20

Sirivennela (Chembolu SeethaRama Sastry)

Honoré de Balzac

May 21

(Liv) Marit Bergman

Manly Wade Wellman

May 22

Hergé


(Georges Remi)

Betty Williams

Bernie Taupin

Arthur Conan Doyle


May 23

Carl Linnaeus

Sebastian Cordero

Walter Reisch

Pär Lagerkvist

May 24

Mikhail (Aleksandrovich) Sholokhov

Patti LaBelle

Joseph Brodsky

Bob Dylan


May 25

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Robert Ludlum

Naim Frashëri

May 26

Peggy Lee
(Norma Egstrom)

Frankie Manning

Nobuhiro Watsuki

May 27

Andrei Georgiyevich Bitov

John Cheever

Rachel Carson

Dashiell Hammett


May 28

Muriel Barbery

Patrick White

Ian Fleming

May 29

Leah Goldberg


(לאה גולדברג; )

G.K. Chesterton

Abdul Rahman Munif
( عبد الرحمن منيف‎)

May 30

Vizma Belševica

Agnes Varda

May 31

Svetlana Alexievich

Judith Wright

Walt Whitman

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December LitBirthdays

December

December 1

Richard Pryor

Woody Allen

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

December 2

Ann Patchett

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Jüri Reinvere

December 3

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

Joseph Conrad

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

December 4

Rainer Maria Rilke

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

December 5

Joan Didion

Walt Disney

Rose Wilder Lane

December 6

Tomson Highway

Eve Curie Labouisse

Ira Gershwin

December 7

Willa Cather

Noam Chomsky

Dom Joseph Pothier

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
[عبدالرحمن صوفی]

December 8

Delmore Schwartz

Horace

December 9

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez

December 11

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Subramanya Bharathi

December 12

Robert Lepage

Christian Metz

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Lucrecia Martel

December 15

Donald Goines

Betty Smith

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof

December 16

Barbara Smith

Noel Coward

Edward Ruscha

Benny Andersson

December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

William Safire

John Greenleaf Whittier

December 18

Alfred Bester

Hal Kanter

December 19

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Väinö Linna

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

December 21

Ivan Blatný

Heinrich Boll

December 22

Giacomo Puccini

Eduard Uspensky

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

C.Y. (Chin Yang) Lee
(黎錦揚; Lí Jǐnyáng)

December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Stephenie Meyer

Mark Millar

December 25

Sheila Heti

Rod Serling

Carlos Castaneda

December 26

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier

David Sedaris

December 27

Kevin Patterson

Mirza Ghalib

Louis Bromfield

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen
(Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

William Gaddis

Gilbert Adair

December 30

Sophie Ward

Gabriel Krauze

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

December 31

Siné (Maurice Sinet)

Machi Tawara
(俵 万智 Tawara Machi)

Ronnie del Carmen

Odetta Holmes Gordon

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December LitBirthdays

December LitBirthdays

December 1

Richard Pryor

Woody Allen

Candace Bushnell

Rex Stout

December 2

Ann Patchett

Botho Strauss

Elizabeth Berg

Jüri Reinvere

December 3

Alaíde Foppa de Solórzano

Joseph Conrad

Boris A. Novak

Jean-Luc Godard

December 4

Rainer Maria Rilke

Wen Shaoxian
(溫紹賢)

Frances Power Cobbe

December 5

Joan Didion

Walt Disney

Rose Wilder Lane

December 6

Tomson Highway

Eve Curie Labouisse

Ira Gershwin

December 7

Willa Cather

Noam Chomsky

Dom Joseph Pothier

Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi
[عبدالرحمن صوفی]

December 8

Delmore Schwartz

Horace

December 9

Grace Hopper

Edoardo Sanguineti

Avraham B. Yehoshua

December 10

Emily Dickinson

Maria Benitez

December 11

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams

Subramanya Bharathi

December 12

Robert Lepage

Christian Metz

Gustave Flaubert

December 13

James Wright

Heinrich Heine

December 14

Tove Ditlevsen

Lucrecia Martel

December 15

Donald Goines

Betty Smith

Ludwik Łazarz Zamenhof

December 16

Barbara Smith

Noel Coward

Edward Ruscha

Benny Andersson

December 17

Es’kia Mphahlele

William Safire

John Greenleaf Whittier

December 18

Alfred Bester

Hal Kanter

December 19

Gisèle Freund

Su Tung-p’o
[Su Shi]

December 20

Väinö Linna

Kate Atkinson

Nalo Hopkinson

December 21

Ivan Blatný

Heinrich Boll

December 22

Giacomo Puccini

Eduard Uspensky

Kenneth Rexroth

December 23

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

C.Y. (Chin Yang) Lee
(黎錦揚; Lí Jǐnyáng)

December 24

Mary Higgins Clark

Stephenie Meyer

Mark Millar

December 25

Sheila Heti

Rod Serling

Carlos Castaneda

December 26

Narendra Prasad

Alejo Carpentier

David Sedaris

December 27

Kevin Patterson

Mirza Ghalib

Louis Bromfield

December 28

Liu Xiaobo

Shen Congwen
(Shen Ts’ung-wen) 沈從文

Mortimer J. Adler

December 29

William Gaddis

Gilbert Adair

December 30

Sophie Ward

Gabriel Krauze

Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Julia Briggs

Alfredo Bracchi

December 31

Siné (Maurice Sinet)

Machi Tawara
(俵 万智 Tawara Machi)

Ronnie del Carmen

Odetta Holmes Gordon

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