October LitBirthdays

October LitBirthdays

October 1

Majrooh Sultanpuri
(Asrar Hussain Khan)

Jimmy Carter

October 2

Annie Leibovitz

Mahatma Gandhi

October 3

Alvin Toffler

John Patrick Shanley

October 4

Rene (Mable Neighbour) Cloke

Anne Rice

Kazuki Takahashi

Adam Hollanek

October 5

Magda Szabó

Bernie Mac

Zoran Živković

October 6

Ariane Dreyfus

Ayten Mutlu

David Brin

October 7

Andreea Iacob

Sherman Alexie, Jr.

Amiri Baraka
(Leroi Jones)

October 8

Ha Joon Chang

Harvey Lawrence Pekar

Yechezkel (Ezekiel) Landau

October 9

Jody Williams

Ivo Andric

Georgi Tenev

October 10

Dilsa Demirbag Sten

Ken Saro-Wiwa

Frederick Barthelme

October 11

Elmore Leonard

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Amos Gitai

October 12

Ding Ling
(Jiang Bingzhi 蒋冰之)

Richard Gregory

Rafael Ábalos

Richard Price

October 13

Christine Nöstlinger

Selima Hill

Lenny Bruce

October 14

Hannah Arendt

Erik Johan Stagnelius

Edward Estlin Cummings

October 15

Biljana Srbljanović

Hans Lindahl

Mario Puzo

October 16

George Washington Williams

George Turner

Bob Weir

October 17

Alexandrine Tinné

Eminem
(Marshall Bruce Mathers III)

Jupiter Hammon

October 18

Juan Tamariz

Thomas Love Peacock

Jan Erik Vold

October 19

Agnès Jaoui

John le Carré

Miguel Ángel Asturias

October 20

Dorothea Rosa Herliany

Art Buchwald

Claudio Bergamin

October 21

Ursula Le Guin

Salomé Ureña de Henríquez

Simon Gray

October 22

Doris Lessing

John Wesley Harding (Wesley Stace)

Deepak Chopra

October 23

Antjie Krog

Al Yankovic

Michael Crichton

October 24

Emma Donoghue

Ziraldo Alves Pinto

Alexandra David-Néel

October 25

Suheir Hammad

Anne Tyler

Zadie Smith

Geoffrey Chaucer

Christos Tsiolkas

October 26

Shan Sa

Carlo Lucarelli

Infinito 2017

October 27

Nawal El Saadawi
(Arabic: نوال السعداوى‎)

Albert Wendt

Francis Fukuyama

October 28

Ayi Kwei Armah

Frédéric C. Martel

Louis Jenkins

October 29

Frans de Waal

Zbigniew Herbert

Derek Miller

October 30

Robert Caro

Louis Malle

Marcello Gagliani Caputo

October 31

Susan Orlean

Roy Aragon

John Keats

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September LitBirthdays

September LitBirthdays

September 1

Nelson George

Lily Tomlin

James Reaney

Eleanor Hibbert – Victoria Holt

September 2

Tetsuo Hara 原 哲夫

William C. Rhoden

Tim Key

Tom Glazer

September 3

Naomi Lewis

Mort Walker

Spike Feresten

Eduardo Galeano

Mahjoor (Ghulam Ahmad)

September 4

Joan Aiken

Richard Wright

Antonin Artaud

Damon Kyle Wayans

September 5

Arthur Koestler

Robert Fergusson

Bob Newhart

Werner Herzog

September 6

Robyn Davidson

Sergio Aragonés

Edward Einhorn

Christopher Brookmyre

Robert Maynard Pirsig

September 7

(Janet) Taylor Caldwell

Houshang Moradi Kermani

Elia Kazan

September 8

Michael Frayn

Jack Prelutsky

Boris Ryzhy

Kimberly Peirce

September 9

Sonia Sanchez

Aleksandar Hemon

September 10

Shlomo Sand

Andrei Makine

Franz Werfel

September 11

Katri Vala

D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence

September 12

Kristin Hunter Lattany

Stanislav Lem

Louis Macneice

September 13

Tom Holt

Roald Dahl

September 14

Ekiwah Adler Beléndez

Ivan Klima

Hans Faverey

September 15

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Agatha Christie

Dan Lungu

Marie Arana

Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich (Elizabeth Charlotte Welskopf)

September 16

Prasoon Joshi

September 17

Igor Štiks

Hope Larson

Ken Kesey

September 18

Samuel Johnson

Agnes de Mille

September 19

Maud Sulter

Oksana Zabuzhko

Damon Knight

September 20

Judith Thompson

Upton Sinclair

Charlie Kaufman

September 21

Édouard Glissant

H.G. Wells

Frédéric Beigbeder

Stephen King

September 22

Rene O. Villanueva

György Faludy

Ashokamitran

September 23

Madhav Prasad Ghimire

Pauline Réage (Anne Desclos)

Joshua Foer

September 24

Nia Vardalos

Eavan Boland

F. Scott Fitzgerald

September 25

Shel Silverstein

Maj Sjöwall

Lu Xun

Andrzej Stasiuk

William Faulkner

September 26

Jane Smiley

Raoul Cauvin

T.S. Eliot

Zhang Tianyi

September 27

Grazia Deledda

Josef Škvorecký

Romano Scarpa

September 28

Rosario Ferré

Confucius

Pierre Ryckmans (Simon Leys)

September 29

Steve Tesich

Gábor Csupó

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

September 30

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing)

Laura Esquivel

Elie Wiesel

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

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August LitBirthdays

August LitBirthdays

August 1

Herman Melville

Francis Scott Key

August 2

Bei Dao

James Baldwin

Isabel Allende

August 3

Juliana Horatia Ewing

Lauren Liebenberg

Leon Uris

August 4

Robert Hayden

Helen Thomas

Barack Obama

August 5

Guy de Maupassant

Abbé Pierre

Wendell Berry

August 6

M. Night Shyamalan

Alfred Tennyson

Louella Parsons

August 7

Vladimir Georgiyevich Sorokin

Ben Bradlee Jr.

Garrison Keillor

August 8

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Mel Tillis

August 9

Marvin Minsky

Tove Jansson

Jean Piaget

Izaak Walton

August 10

Abay Ibrahim Qunanbayuli

Jerzy Pilch

August 11

Jim Lee

Alex Haley

August 12

Chris Bohjalian

Sue Monk Kidd

August 13

Kamila Shamsie

Amélie Nothomb

Dan Fogelberg

August 14

Bryce Courtenay

Steve Martin

Danielle Steel

Gary Larson

August 15

Julia Child

Sri Aurobindo

Mikao Usui

August 16

Valeria Luiselli

Diana Wynne Jones

Charles Bukowski

August 17

Herta Müller

Gene (Geneva) Stratton-Porter

August 18

Elsa Morante

Brian Aldiss

August 19

Jerzy Andrzejewski

Frank McCourt

Ogden Nash

August 20

Musa Geshaev

H.P. Lovecraft

August 21

Jules Michelet

Friz Freleng

August 22

Irmtraud Morgner

Ray Bradbury

August 23

Nazik al-Mala’ika

Ephraim Kishon

August 24

Yan Lianke

Ali Smith

Jorge Luis Borges

Stephen Fry

August 25

Charles Wright

Taslima Nasrin

August 26

Mother Teresa

Earl Biggers

Barbara Ehrenreich

August 27

Antonia Fraser

Lisa Yee

August 28

Janet Frame

Vonda McIntyre

Tasha Tudor

Ai Weiwei

August 29

René Depestre

Hajime Isayama

Nancy Holder

August 30

Camilla Läckberg

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Anastasia Tasou

August 31

Amrita Pritam

Rituparno Ghosh

Dorrit Willumsen

Nene Thomas

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July LitBirthdays

July LitBirthdays

July 1

Twyla Tharp

Irna Phillips
Juan Carlos Onetti

July 2

Wisława Szymborska

Evelyn Lau

Wibo (“Wim” Willem Louis Joseph Boost)

July 3

Alan Schwarz

Julian Assange

Franz Kafka

July 4

Guram Rcheulishvili

Colin Welland

Neil Simon

Mao Dun

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Ann Landers

July 5

Armin Kõomägi

Jody Lynn Nye

Bill Watterson

Veronica Guerin

July 6

Andrew Martin

The Dalai Lama

Louisa Tuthill

July 7

Lesego Rampolokeng

David McCullough

Helene Johnson

Lillien Jane Martin

July 8

Tom Egeland

Anna Quindlen

July 9

Barbara Cartland

Masami Tsuda

Anne Born

July 10

Mildred Wirt Benson

Arja Uusitalo

Alice Munro

July 11

Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai
(白先勇; pinyin: Bái Xiānyǒng,)

Suzanne Nadine Vega

Amitav Ghosh

July 12

Oscar Hammerstein II

Pablo Neruda

July 13

Helga Königsdorf

Cameron Crowe

Wole Soyinka

July 14

Natalia Ginzburg

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Angélique Kidjo

Laura Numeroff

July 15

Jacques Rivière

Dorothy Fields

Iris Murdoch

July 16

Mari Evans

Ross King

Saint Clare of Assisi

July 17

Erle Stanley Gardner

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
(Hebrew: שמואל יוסף עגנון)

Michael Francis Gilbert

July 18

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Alfian Sa’at

Elizabeth Gilbert

Nelson Mandela

July 19

Norman Manea

Garth Nix

A.J. (Archibald Joseph) Cronin

Vladimir Mayakovsky

July 20

Simin Beh’bahāni
(Persian: سیمین بهبهانی)

Olga Hahn Neurath

Imam Bukhari (Muhammed Al-Bukhari)

(Elizabeth) Dilys Powell

Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca)

July 21

Mohammed Dib

Ernest Miller Hemingway

Suso Cecchi d’Amico

July 22

Ala Ghawas

Emma Lazarus

Albert Brooks

Enrique Laso

July 23

Milisav Popović

Raymond Chandler

Eugène François Vidocq

July 24

Alexandre Dumas

Patrick Bruce (Pat) Oliphant

Colleen Doran

Banana Yoshimoto

July 25

Maria Gripe

Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh, AKA Gordon Daviot)

Diam’s (Mélanie Georgiades)

July 26

George Bernard Shaw

Aldous Huxley

Carl G. Jung

July 27

Hilde Domin

Elizabeth Hardwick

Bobbie Gentry


July 28

Helen Beatrix Potter

Francis Veber

July 29

Chester Himes

Nathalie Handal

Ruud Janssen

July 30

Barbara Kopple

Salvador Novo

Emily Jane Brontë

July 31

Pam Withers

J. K. Rowling

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