LitBirthdays January 22 – 28, 2012

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January 26| January 27| January 28|

January is

National Mentoring

Month


January 22


Born January 22

Subhash Ram Prajapati (b. 1980) – Nepalese ethnomusicologist, documentary filmmaker, author

Arkady Gaidar (b. 1904) – Russian writer, children’s stories – Timur and His Gang (1940)

Francis Bacon (b. 1561) – British philosopher – The New Atlantis (1626)




January 23

 


Born January 23

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) –  Caribbean-American poet; 1992 Nobel Literature prize

Elvira Lindo (b. 1962) – Spanish journalist, children’s novelist and adult novelist / screenwriter – Manolito Gafotas (1994)

 


January 24


Born January 24

Marguerite Durand (b. 1864) – French feminist, founder of the first feminist newspaper, La Fronde (The Slingshot)

Edith Wharton (b. 1862) – U.S. novelist – The Age of Innocence (1921 Pulitzer prize winner)

Vítězslava Kaprálová (b. 1915) – Czechoslovakian composer – April Preludes (1937) 

 


January 25


Born January 25

Gloria Naylor (b. 1950) – U.S. novelist – The Women of Brewster Place (1983)

Virginia Woolf (b. 1882) – British novelist, essayist – Three Guineas [1938]

David Grossman (b. 1954) – Israeli author, activist

 


January 26


Born January 26

Shinjo Mayu (b. 1973) – Japanese Manga author

Jules Feiffer (b. 1929) – U.S. cartoonist, screenwriter, novelist, children’s book
writer – I Lost My Bear

Henry Jaglom (b. 1938 or 1941) – U.K.-U.S. film director, playwright – Festival in Cannes (2001)

 


January 27

 


Born January 27

Eliette Abécassis (b. 1969) – French novelist, historian, philosopher – Qumran (1996)

Mordecai Richler (b. 1931) – Canadian novelist, screenwriter, essayist – The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959 – novel; 1974 – film)

Djavan (b. 1949) – Brazilian singer/songwriter

 


January 28


Born January 28

(Sidonie-Gabrielle) Colette (b. 1873) – French novelist – Gigi (1945)

José Martí (b. 1853) – Cuban poet, political activist, essayist – A Cuba

Arnaldur Indriðason (b. 1961) – Icelandic crime fiction novelist

 

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