Literary Birthdays – November 29 – December 5

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November 29

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

Read the Authors Calendar Biography:
http://web.archive.org/web/20130904060009/http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/clevi.htm

Watch a brief bio/interview of Carlo Levi (in Italian)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KcHM32WELo

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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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4sXMK144Q0

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

http://bit.ly/6szkiy

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December 1

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

Richard Pryor on the Johnny Carson Show in 1979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y1AP5D8HjQ

Watch a skit from the 1977 Richard Pryor Show where Pryor is the President of the United States
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtlDVi_1JMg

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December 2

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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
http://bit.ly/52btZJ

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December 3

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

Listen to Bedingfield sing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AomRF4LbKdI

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December 4

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

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

https://vimeo.com/110496766

Read the unexpurgated lyrics to 99 Problems:

http://www.golyr.de/jay-z/songtext-99-problems-367575.html

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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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocA5V1_WZWE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6cObKR__Co

Miloš Đukelić’s YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/milosdjukelic#p/u/4/-AVOIyYxiy4

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