LitBirthdays November 7, 2010

November is

National Drum Month


Jewish Book Month

National Novel Writing Month
American Indian / Native American Heritage Month

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November 7

Antonio Skarmeta (photo by Jo Schwarz0

photo by Jo Schwartz (

Antonio Skármeta (born November 7, 1940) – Chilean novelist, short story writer – Burning Patience (basis for film Il Postino) (1985)

Read a biography of Antonio Skarmeta here and here

Read an introduction to / synopsis of Skarmeta’s works here

Watch / listen to Skarmeta speaking at Columbia University about New York and America

For years, my only dream was to get out of my country
and live in New York.

Read an October 2010 article where Skarmeta comments on the rescue of Chilean miners:

“There are still a lot of people, in many parts of the world, who are trapped, and who we don’t see. And we could help them if we had more of the ethos that we have seen develop over the fate of the Chilean miners.
That’s the first lesson: That solidarity is alive and that it shouldn’t need such dramatic scenes in order for it to be shown.”

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