Literary Birthdays – November 29 – December 5

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November 29

Carlo Levi (b. 1902) – Italian writer, painter, anti-Fascist activist – The Future Has an Ancient Heart

Read the Authors Calendar Biography:

Watch a brief bio/interview of Carlo Levi (in Italian)


November 30

Chris Claremont (b. 1950) – U.S. comic book writer – Days of Future Past (The Uncanny X-Men)

Watch Claremont talk about his reasons for leaving Marvel Comics:

Read Grady Hendrix’s 2009 article about Wolverine and The Uncanny X-Men:


December 1

Richard Pryor (b. 1940) – U.S. comedian, actor, television and film writer

Richard Pryor on the Johnny Carson Show in 1979

Watch a skit from the 1977 Richard Pryor Show where Pryor is the President of the United States


December 2

Elizabeth Berg (b. 1948) – U.S. novelist – Home Safe

Listen to a 2006 podcast of Elizabeth Berg reading from her novel
We Are All Welcome Here


December 3

Daniel Bedingfield (b. 1979) – New Zealand – U.K. singer / songwriter

Listen to Bedingfield sing


December 4

Jay-Z (Shawn Corey Carter) (b. 1969) – U.S. Rapper

Watch Jay-Z’s music video of 99 Problems (explicit lyrics)

Read the unexpurgated lyrics to 99 Problems:


December 5

Miloš Đukelić (b. 1976) – Serbian film/television writer, director, producer – DjukelicMilosProfile

Read a short bio here

Watch examples of Miloš Đukelić’s film and television productions on YouTube:

Miloš Đukelić’s YouTube channel:


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