LitBirthdays January 15 – 21, 2012

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January is

National Mentoring

Month


January 15

Giles Milton Giles Milton (b. 1966) – U.K. historical narrative writer, journalist, novelist – Wolfram: The Boy Who Went to War (2011)

Read about Giles Milton here


Born January 15

Sonya Kovalevsky (Sofia Kovalevskaya) (b. 1850) Russian mathematician, memoirist, novelist – A Russian Childhood (1889)

Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin) (b. 1622) – French playwright, comedian – Tartuffe

Mikki Doyle (Miriam Leventhal) (b. 1916) – U.S. journalist, women’s page editor, Communist

Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1929) – U.S. civil rights activist, Christian minister


January 16


Born January 16

Garth Ennis (b. 1970) – Northern Irish comic book writer – Preacher series

Robert W. Service (b.  1874) – Scottish-Canadian poet (the bard of the Yukon)


January 17


Born January 17

Anne Bronte (b. 1820) – British novelist, poet – Agnes Grey

Benjamin Franklin (b. 1706) – U.S. philosopher, statesman, historian – The Way to Wealth


January 18


Born January 18

A.A. Milne (b. 1882) – U.K. author – Winnie the Pooh


January 19


Born January 19

Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1809) – U.S. poet, essayist, mystery and horror writer


January 20


Born January 20

Ernesto Cardenal (b. 1925) – Nicaraguan priest, poet theologian

Nancy Kress (b. 1948) – U.S. science fiction writer – Probability Space (2002)


 January 21


Born January 21

Judith Merril (b. 1923) – U.S. science fiction writer

Richie Havens (b. 1941) – U.S. singer / songwriter – Freedom


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