LitBirthdays April 15 – 21, 2012

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Thursday April 19| Friday April 20| Saturday April 21|

April is

Poetry Writing

Month

and

Jazz Appreciation

Month

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Sunday April 15

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Born April 15


Benjamin Zephaniah
(b. 1958) – U.K. / Jamaican poet, playwright

Leonardo da Vinci (b. 1452) – Italian inventor, designer, writer, “Renaissance man”

Henry James (b. 1843) – U.S. novelist, short-story writer, playwright


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Monday April 16

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Born April 16

Gerry Rafferty (b. 1947) – Scottish singer/songwriter

Diane Middlebrook (b. 1939) – U.S. biographer, poet 

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Tuesday April 17

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Born April 17

Ray Kluun (b. 1964) – Dutch novelist – Komt een vrouw bij de dokter (Love Life) (2003)

Giusy Ferreri (b. 1979) – Italian singer-songwriter

Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) (b. 1885) – Danish memoirist, short-story writer – “Babette’s Feast”

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Wednesday April 18

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Born April 18

Rithy Panh (b. 1964) – Cambodian filmmaker

Costas [or Kostas] Ferris (b. 1935) – Greek film director, screenwriter, lyricist – Rembetiko (1983)

George Henry Lewes (b. 1817) – British philosophical writer, literary critic – Problems of Life and Mind

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Thursday April 19

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Born April 19

Sandro Petraglia (b. 1947) – Italian screenwriter, film director – The Girl by the Lake (2007)

Maria Ember (b. 1931) – Hungarian novelist, Jewish Holocaust historian – Hairpin Turn / Hajtukanyar (1974)

Etheridge Knight (b. 1931) – U.S. poet

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Friday April 20

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Born April 20

Asia Alfasi (b. 1984) – U.K. / Libyan Manga artist

Erna Brodber (b. 1940) – Jamaican novelist, cultural historian – Louisiana (1994)

John Paul Stevens (b.1920) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice

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Saturday April 21

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Born April 21

Elaine May (b. 1932) – U.S. comedian, playwright, screenwriter, theater director – The Birdcage (1995)

Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926) – U.K. monarch

Kole Omotosho (b. 1943) – Nigerian novelist, playwright, essayist – Just Before Dawn (1988)

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