LitBirthdays June 17 – 23, 2012

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June is

African-American Music Appreciation

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Audio Book

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June 17

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Born June 17

Jeph Jacques (b. 1980) – U.S. comic strip artist – Questionable Content

Nino (Kazunari Ninomiya) (b. 1983) – Japanese singer/songwriter


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June 18

Lidia Jorge

Lidia Jorge b. 1946 – Portuguese novelist – A Noite das Mulheres Cantoras / The Night of the Singing Women (2011)

Read about Lidia Jorge here

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Born June 18

Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen) (b. June 18, 1913) – U.S. songwriter/lyricist – “High Hopes”

Paul McCartney (b. 1942) – U.K. singer/songwriter (The Beatles)

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June 19

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Born June 19

Aung San Suu Kyi (b. 1945) – Burmese political leader, human rights activist, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner – Letters from Burma (1997)

Pauline Kael (b. 1919) – U.S. film critic – I Lost It at the Movies (1965)

Salman Rushdie (b. 1947) – British-Indian novelist – The Satanic Verses(1988)

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June 20

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Born June 20

Enn Vetemaa (b. 1936) – Estonian novelist, playwright, lyricist, poet

Amos Tutuola (b. 1920) – Nigerian novelist  – The Palm Wine Drinkard (1952)

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (b. 1743) – British poet, essayist, children’s book writer –  “Eighteen Hundred and Eleven” in The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld

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June 21

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Born June 21

John Agard (b. 1949) – U.K. – Guyana poet, playwright, children’s writer

Benazir Bhutto (b. 1953) – Pakistani political leader –  Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography (1989)

Jean-Paul Sartre (b. 1905) – French philosopher, playwright, novelist

Mary McCarthy (b. 1912) – U.S. novelist, theater critic – The Unimportance of Being Oscar

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June 22

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Born June 22

Moana Maniapoto (b. 1961) – New Zealand / Maori singer/songwriter, filmmaker

Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: عباس کیارستمی (b. 1940) – Iranian film director, screenwriter – Close-Up (1990)

Kaarina Helakisa
(b. 1946) – Finnish children’s book writer – At Least a Million Blue Cats. Ainakin Miljoona Sinistä Kissaa (1978)

Sándor Weöres (b. 1913) – Hungarian poet

Dan Brown (b. 1964) – U.S. novelist – The DaVinci Code

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June 23

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Born June 23

Steven Dietz

Anna Akhmatova (b. 1889) – Russian poet

Alfred Kinsey (b. 1893) – U.S. biologist who studied human sexuality – The Kinsey Reports (1948)

Patrick Monahan (b. 1976) – Irish-Iranian standup comedian

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