LitBirthdays January 8 – 14, 2012

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January is

National Mentoring

Month


January 8

Stephen Hawking  Stephen Hawking (born January 8, 1942) – U.K. physicist – The Grand Design (2010)

Read about Stephen Hawking here and here

Stephen Hawking talks about his appearance on The Simpsons television show

Hawking: Allmost as many people know me through The Simpsons as through my science.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-pKsNiINk

 


Born January 8

Terence Dean Brooks

Terence Dean “Terry” Brooks (b. 1944) – U.S. fantasy fiction writer – Dark Wraith of Shannara (graphic novel)

Gaston Miron (b. 1928) – French-Canadian poet




January 9


Born January 9

Simone-de-Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir [born January 9, 1908] – French philosopher, essayist, novelist – The Ethics of Ambiguity (French title: Pour une morale de l’ambiguïté)

Hayim Nachman Bialik (born January 9, 1873) – Israeli poet

Thorvald Steen (born January 9, 1954) – Norwegian novelist – Camel Clouds / Kamelskyer

 


January 10


Born January 10

Peter Barnes (born January 10, 1931) – British playwright, screenwriter – Red Noses (1985) (Olivier award winner)

Fran Walsh (born January 10, 1959) – New Zealand screenwriter – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001); The Lovely Bones (2009)

Louise Carver (born January 10, 1979) – South African singer/songwriter

 


January 11


Born January 11

Siti Nurhaliza (born January 11, 1979) – Malaysian singer / songwriter

Sulamith Wülfing (born January 11, 1901) – German artist, illustrator – Angels

 


January 12


Born January 12

Ferenc Molnár (originally Ferenc Neumann)  (born January 12, 1878) – Hungarian novelist, playwright – The Play at the Castle

Inoue Takehiko (born January 12, 1967) – Japanese manga artist

 


January 13

 


Born January 13

Flora Nwapa (Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa) (born January 13, 1931) – Nigerian novelist, poet, publisher, activist – Efuru (1966)

Jay McInerney (John Barrett McInerney Jr.) (born January 13, 1955) – U.S. novelist – How It Ended: New and Collected Stories (2010)

 


January 14


Born January 14

Emily Hahn (born January 14, 1905) – U.S. journalist, adventure writer, feminist-China To Me

Albert Schweitzer (born January 14, 1875) – Swiss medical missionary, humanitarian – On the Edge of the Primeval Forest (1924)

 


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