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

Amitav Ghosh

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

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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June LitBirthdays 2020

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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