LitBirthdays January 1 – 7, 2012

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January 5| January 6| January 7|

January is

National Mentoring

Month


January 1

 


Born January 1

Edward Morgan Forster (b. 1879) – British novelist – A Passage to India

Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi (b. 1921) – Palestinian philosopher – Al-Tawhid: Its Implications for Thought and Life




January 2


Born January 2

André Aciman (b. 1951) – Egyptian-American memoirist, professor of literature – Out of Egypt: A Memoir (1995)

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (b. 1873) – French Roman Catholic nun – L’Histoire d’une Âme (The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux)

Isaac Asimov (b. 1920) – Russian-American science fiction writer – Foundation (1951)

 


January 3


Born January 3

Rodrigo de la Cadena (b. 1988 or 1989) – Mexican singer, songwriter

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (b. 1892) – British fantasy fiction author and poet

Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC) – Roman philosopher – “Laelius De Amicitia” (Laellius on Friendship)

Savitri Bai Phule (b. 1831) – Indian poet, teacher, educator of women

 


January 4


Born January 4

Harlan Coben (b. 1962) – U.S. mystery/thriller novelist – The Final Detail: A Myron Bolitar Novel (2009)

Gao Xingjian (b. 1940) – Chinese playwright, novelist, painter; 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature  – The Other Shore (1986)

 


January 5


Born January 5

Hayao Miyazaki 宮崎 駿, Miyazaki Hayao (b. 1941) – Japanese manga, film animation artist, film director/producer – Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

Umberto Eco (b. 1932) – Italian novelist, essayist – The Name of the Rose (1980)

 


January 6

 


Born January 6

Karin Slaughter (b. 1971) – U.S. crime writer – Broken (2010)

Idris Davies (b. 1905) – Welsh poet

 


January 7

Born January 7

Nicholson Baker (b. 1957) – U.S. novelist – Human Smoke: The Beginnings of World War II (2008)

Shobhaa Dé (b. 1948) – Indian novelist

 


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